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February 8, 2024

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10 Years Ago

February 13. 2014

[photo caption] Waitsburg artist Doris Huffman works to complete a replacement for the water damaged painting that hung over the window to the kitchen in Waitsburg's Town Hall. Huffman's work is split view of Izzy the camel and the barn as one enters from south of town on Highway 12 and a view of Waitsburg's Main Street.

25 Years Ago

February 11, 1999

The Asotin Panthers nailed seven three pointers in the first half to pound the Waitsburg Cardinals into submission in the final Blue Mountain League game, a 58-59 loss for the Cards. Asotin blistered Waitsburg's zone defense at the end of the first and into the second to build an 18-point lead, though the Cards pared the difference to nine. T. J. Scott spearheaded the second-half comeback attempt, scoring 10 of his game-high 23 points that half. Scott Mason checked in with 10 points.

50 Years Ago

February 14, 1974

Dr. S. R. Hevel returned this week from a five-day seminar on General and Family Practice Review sponsored by the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. The meeting included a comprehensive review of cardiology, ear-nose-throat, chest disease, pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry, dermatology, surgery and orthopedics. The sessions started at 8 a.m. and last through 5 p.m. daily. Mrs. Hevel accompanied the Doctor to Portland for the seminar.

75 Years Ago

February 11, 1949

Miss Velma Adeline Mock and Robert D. Sickles were married in a candlelight ceremony at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the First Christian Church with Rev. Harry Anderson reading the double ring ceremony.

Two high school students, Sally Gibson and Sue Collins will entertain PTA with a discussion of the pros and cons of teaching at the forthcoming meeting Feb. 16.

Heavy rains brought high water to the valley on Wednesday as the cold spell was broken by chinook winds. Waitsburg Welding Works towed in some small tanks that were floating in the low lands north of their building, caused by flood waters from fields north of town and water running down Coppei Avenue from the south.

100 Years Ago

February 15, 1924

Born in this city, Saturday, Feb. 9th to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Conover, a daughter. Both mother and baby are now reported getting along fine. This is the first grandchild in the B. A. Jonas family and Grandpa, especially is stepping "wide and handsome."

Two hundred and fifty people were present at the social given at the Christian Church Thursday evening in the honor of the 29 new members who recently became members of the church.

The handsome new motor vehicle license plates issued by the state for 1924 are only costing the license department 11 cents per pair being manufactured by prisoners at the state penitentiary.

125 Years Ago

February 17, 1899

J. H. Cox this week sold his residence in this city to Mrs. Rebecca Kinder. Consideration about $900. Mr. Cox expects to build a handsome new residence in this city immediately but has not decided on a location.

B. M. Kent is proving himself a man of much enterprise. On Wednesday, he purchased the entire stock of the Waitsburg Lumber Yard, M. Weller, prop, and will move the same to his new lumber yard near the planning mill of Kent and Moorehead.

R. H. Ormsbee, Dave Rees, W. S. Guntle and J. W. Morgan each purchased a handsome new piano from the Wiley B. Allen Co. in this city last Saturday. We were informed is wasn't a good day for pianos either.


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