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February 29, 2024

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10 Years Ago

March 6, 2014

It seems there's no shortage of talent – or civic mindedness, for that matter – in the family of Doris Huffman (Ruff), of Waitsburg. Huffman recently used her artistic talents to create a painting for Waitsburg's Town Hall. Daughter Deanna Tipton – an accomplished singer and actress who was recently an extra on the remake of Dallas – performed at the Plaza Theater in 2012. Her stand-up comedy/music routine raised $1600 for Town Hall maintenance. And most recently, Huffman's nephew, retired Air Force Band trumpeter Jon Ruff, played on the album that won the Best Latin Tropical Album Grammy at the 2014 awards in January.

25 Years Ago

March 4, 1999

[Photo Caption] Scott Zuercher, a 5-10 junior guard, gave some quality minutes in the final district game for Waitsburg, coming off the bench to harass Irish ball handlers like Eric Dutton

50 Years Ago

March 7, 1974

Waitsburg's Cardinals encountered Clair Clubfoot last Thursday evening, and before the smoke had cleared he pumped through 23 points in the first three quarters to give Connell a slim lead which they added to in the final stanza, then held on to win the first game of the Dayton District Tournament by 58-55. Clubfoot, shooting mainly from the edge of the key, found the range with an early backet, answered by Maib who got a pair from the line. Dider made the next couple of points for Connell, but then Scott Peterson hit from outside to know the score.

75 Years Ago

March 11, 1949

Miss Myra Wardrip and Ben Bloor exchanged wedding vows March 6 at the home of the bride's parents at 9 a.m. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Graham.

The Waitsburg FFA crop judging team including Bob Collins, Howard Smith and Neal Alexander placed second at the judging held in Prescott last Friday. Bob Collins was second high boy and Howard Smith third.

100 Years Ago

March 14, 1924

Homer Michelson this week sold his blacksmith shop to Floyd A. Rhay who has been located at Prescott for some time.

Mrs. G. G. Bickelhaupt and son Kenneth moved to their farm Saturday to remain through the summer. Kenneth will attend school at their home district where two years of high school work is taught.

125 Years Ago

March 17, 1899

Fre McCoy, proprietor of the Racket Shop, returned last Thursday from his trip to the mines in the John Day Country, Oregon. He says he has located some excellent mining properties there and expects to return in a few weeks to remain.

The Red Cross Society on Monday of this week shipped a large box of dried fruits to Co. K 1st Washington Volunteer Infantry, now at Manila. This gift will undoubtedly be appreciated by the boys when it shall arrive there.


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