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Ten Years Ago

December 19, 2013

[Photo Caption] Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Robbie and Marilyn Johnson) pose together during Waitsburg's 2013 Hometown Christmas event.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 24, 1998

A full house was delighted by the singing and antics of some members of Waitsburg Grade School's Kindergarten class. The class played the role of church mice in the Austrian church where, in 1818, the song "Silent Night, Holy Night," was born. Also performing were First, Second and Third graders, with a special appearance by the Fifth Grade Band. The Waitsburg Elementary Christmas program, held Tuesday evening in the High School auditorium, was directed by Becky Wilson.

Fifty Years Ago

December 20, 1973

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mikkelsen will gather in the Lodge room of the Walla Walla Elk's Saturday afternoon between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. to honor them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. "Mik" and Charlotte have made the Spring Valley ranch their home for the past 50 years, and have led a very busy life. She is a past matron of Waitsburg Chapter No. 9, O.E.S., a member of Daughters of the Nile, Amity Art Club and other service organizations. Mik is a past master of Waitsburg Lodge No. 16, F&AM, El Katif Temple, Blue Mountain Shrine Club, Walla Walla Yacht Club, past president of Days of Real Sort, Inc. and the chief cook for the annual salmon bake.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

December 24, 1948

Bob Leid was presented the sportsmanship trophy at the high school football banquet Monday evening and Joe Cobb won the inspirational award.

Freshman agricultural students have just completed two WSC Sunshine hog houses. These houses are to be sold to anyone interested in raising their hogs on clean, cheap pasture and thereby better utilizing their soil conservation practices.

Mrs. Norman Stanley won first prize at the drawing held in Waitsburg Saturday night consisting of a chest filled with many useful and beautiful gifts, Dick Wolfe drew second.

One Hundred Years Ago

December 28, 1923

Rock St. Jacque and Mrs. B. Gibson were quietly married Christmas Day at 2 o'clock.

Forrest Mock celebrated his 9th birthday Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22 by entertaining the fourth graders at his home from 2 till 4 o'clock. Quite a large number were present. The time was spent playing games after which refreshments were served.

Miss Rose Slater, bride-elect was the recipient of two enjoyable showers last week. On Tuesday Mrs. Harold Roberts and her sister Mrs. Ella Shelton entertained at the W. H. Beckley home. Wednesday evening the J. V. G. Club had their regular meeting with Miss Wilma Shaffer with a surprise shower for Miss Slater who will marry Aaron Jessup on New Year's Day.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 30, 1898

Clement Witt is in town from the Clyde school spending the holidays with his parents and friends.

Mr. D. B. Gerking this week purchased the Pickle residence and property on Seventh Street and will take possession immediately.

Miss Fannie Weller who is teaching at Washtucna spent Christmas with her parents in this city.


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