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January 18, 2024

Times Archive

Ten Years Ago

January 16, 2014

"There's no place like home." Those words hold true for Waitsburg natives, R. Wes Leid, Katie (Mantz) Leid and Jeff Broom – who have experienced life all across the U.S. and overseas – before choosing to retire "back home". Recognizing the distinct advantages their small-town roots provided them, the trio decided to give back by establishing a WHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide two 2014 WHS graduates with $1,000 scholarships and is now open to Founding Donors through March 31 as well as all other donors year-round. Wes, wife Katie, and Jeff grew up in Waitsburg where they attended all twelve years of school. "The Waitsburg School System and the people of Waitsburg helped us to be who we are today," said Wes Leid. "All of our parents believed in the town, its people, and the school system, which allowed us to achieve all our dreams and successes in our respective careers. We felt like it was payback time."

Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 21, 1999

It didn't take long for the Waitsburg Cardinals to establish their dominance in last Friday's booming 65-44 win over the Touchet Indians on the home maple. Before six minutes had ticked off the clock, the Cards held an 18-3 lead on seven points by 6-3 senior Anne Bickelhaupt and nine points by Kelly McCaw. The win improves the Cards' record to 4-0 in league and 12-2 overall. The Cards took Saturday off while the boys traveled to Kahlotus, and prepared this week for contests with Liberty Christian, at home Friday and the Prescott Tigers in Prescott Saturday, Jan. 23. Unstoppable in the first quarter, the Cards finished in front 24-7. Waitsburg held a 37-19 advantage at half and improved their lead to 52-25 after three. The Indians outscored Waitsburg 19-13 in the final period.

Fifty Years Ago

January 17, 1974

[Photo Caption] This picture taken Monday afternoon near Coppei elevators indicates the rampage that the Coppei creek made Sunday evening. Several tons of ice chunks were carried up onto the side banks as the river crested following the break in the weather. A chinook arrived in the valley, changing the thermometer from sub-zero cold to 47° above within 36 hours, and the accumulated snowpack left in a hurry. Some of these ice floes were 8-10 feet in length and a foot thick.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

January 21, 1949

According to a report from Starbuck this week, the Snake River had completely frozen over at that point, affording transportation (by foot) across the river.

Mrs. Chas. Vollmer entertained Nesika Club at a 1:30 dessert Wednesday. Prizes were won by Mrs. Hesper Archer and Mrs. Earl Freeman. Guests were Mrs. Fred Harris and Mrs. Denney Neace.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hermanns announce the marriage of their daughter Geraldine to Harley Woodworth of Dayton on Sunday, December 26 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

One Hundred Years Ago

January 25, 1924

A charivari party was given for Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Burkhart Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Addie Bruce where the former were being entertained for dinner.

Miss Cleo Denny, daughter of Mrs. Ida Denny of Huntsville was married Saturday, January 12th to Mr. William Sprague of Bakersfield, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Sanders, pioneer residents of this city, have issued invitations to a reception on Tuesday, January 29th celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 27, 1899

Mr. A. Fudge a prominent farmer and stock man living near Endicott spent Thursday in this city. Mr. Fudge is an old Waitsburger and his old friends here kept him continually busy shaking hands. We acknowledge a very pleasant call.

Mrs. A. M. Harman and son Asa returned from their visit to Winterset, Iowa on last Wednesday morning. They were absent nearly four months. A very pleasant trip is reported.

The revival meeting at the Christian Church with Dr. J. M. Allen as preacher has been in progress for three weeks. The meetings will probably close tonight.


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