The Times 



November 30, 2023

Ten Years Ago

November 28, 2013

[Photo Caption] Children and parents worked to gather donated items into Thanksgiving dinner boxes for area families as part of The Kids' Big Give. The program was organized by Jamie Gleason, who wanted to find a way for children to participate in giving and service. Dozens of children helped prepare the boxes which fed 20 families and 89 individuals.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 3, 1998

Graduation cost the Waitsburg Cardinal girls' basketball team only two players and that experienced group – most of whom are coming off a sixth-place finish in state volleyball – are hoping that the season will conclude in March with more than just a repeat to the state. But for now, according to Coach Jerry Baker, the team's goal is simply to defend its district championship. The Cardinals kick off the 1998-99 season with a nonleague opener with Rosalia tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 4, at the Waitsburg Gymnasium. Jayvee action stars at 4:30 with varsity taking the floor at 6:30 p.m. Second-year Coach Baker sees the team's biggest challenge in the tough December schedule in which the Cards face five Whitman County teams and 1A Dayton twice before the holiday break. "We won't have much time to relax," Baker said. "If we stay healthy we should do okay."

Fifty Years Ago

November 29, 1973

Five Waitsburg Cardinals won places on the SEW All-Star Football team announced this past week by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Selection was super-tough this year, as the league had an abundance of fine players on the front line. Marshall Maib was named top offensive flanker, while Pat Davis was honored as offensive kicker. Mike DeCoria, who quarterbacked the Redbirds, was named as defensive back, and Roger Miller was picked for the first string offensive line. Shane Donnely, linebacker, received an honorable mention for his play on the defensive unit. Connell, conference winner, got seven players on the unit: Jamie Person (SE), Curt Didier (TE), Kent Mackay (QB), and Thane Davidson (RB); Mark Cochran (DT), Elizar Gonzales (LB), and Randy Adom (DB). Scott Brannan (IL), Toby Hatley (RB), Ross Swan (DE), Craig Culbertson (LB), and Matt Hall (DB) were named from the Colfax Bulldogs.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

December 3, 1948

Ten Waitsburg boys were initiated into a newly organized Dayton Chapter of DeMolay on Tuesday evening. They include Bill and Fritz Zuger, Jack Roberts, Jim Nelson Neal Alexander, Jim Mays, Merle Bickelhaupt, Howard Smith, Fred Rankin and John Fenton.

To further the interests of the Waitsburg school band, parents of band members organized at a dinner meeting last Friday evening. The main object at present being to furnish the band with permanent uniforms. Donations should be made to the Band Fund, Dr. E. J. Lewis, president, or Mrs. Henry Zuger, treasurer.

One Hundred Years Ago

December 7, 1923

Edgar Freeman, manager of the Blue Mountain Silver Fox Farm was in town Friday on his way to the fox farm near the mountains above Dayton to see about the shipment of two pairs of young fox to Dr. Sherfey of Pomeroy.

Mrs. Dave Bailey of Waitsburg was in Dayton Tuesday to attend the Edwards-Davis luncheon.

The highest honors for the second six weeks period have been won by Lanore Flanders, a member of the junior class; second honors by Dorothy Allen, a freshman.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 9, 1898

Hon. W. C. Preston and wife and son Dale arrived home on Tuesday morning from their visit to relatives and old friends in New York State.

Our three confirmed bachelors – T. V. McKinney, C. R. Mason, and J. A. Schaffer, gave a drive whist party at the residence of J. L. Harper on last Friday evening. Following is a list of the guests present: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Neace, W. B. Shaffer, C. B. Richardson, Fred Cos, J. A. Ingraw, E. M. McKinney, E. U. McCann, Mrs. Jennie Marvin, Lenna Smith, Miss Janet Ingraham, Jennie Cox, Messrs W. E. Nixon, L. E. Johnson, E. L. Wheeler, C. R. Mason, J. A. Schaffer and T. V. McKinney.


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