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10 Years Ago

May 8, 2014

The Frog Hollow Band – voted Best Local Band in the Union Bulletin's Peoples's Choice Awards the last four years running – is becoming as much a part of the fabric of the Touchet Valley as wheat fields, Walla Walla Sweets, fine wine and hot air balloons. The band will say "thank you" to their supportive fans with a free party on May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Walla Wala Elks Lodge, in celebration of the release of their CD album titled "Days Like These." Singer/songwriter Zach Winters of Ellensburg will open at the event.

25 Years Ago

May 9, 1999

[Photo Caption] Lyons Ferry (the actual ferry) may have been a primitive method of crossing the Snake River, but it worked. The High JoSo Bridge is still used by trains but the ferry has been replaced by a bridge with the advent of Lower Monumental Dam.

50 Years Ago

May 9, 1974

Waitsburg's Cardinals, under the tutelage of Bob Mathews, took a good strong run at the Connell Eagles last Friday and nearly got the job done, losing by 68 ½ to 58. Pomeroy was third with 51, followed by Colfax with 44, Dayton 35 ½ and DeSales 14. The Cards too five first places, Bob Olson in the pole vault with 11-0: Zarshall Maib in the 220 with 55.1; Bob Olson in the 880 with 2:08.0; and the mile relay team of Tim Abel, Curtis Neal, Steve Pierson and Marshall Maib captured that event.

75 Years Ago

May 13, 1949

Bob Paton was awarded reserve championship for Herefords in the FFA division at the Junior Livestock Show in Spokane on Wednesday.

Boy's State from Waitsburg. Martin McCaw will represent Prescott.

Mrs. T. H. Nees left this week for Poplar, Mont. Where Mr. Nees is farming with his brother. The children are staying with their grandparents until school is out.

100 Years Ago

May 16, 1924

The local troop of Boy Scouts were given a right royal supper at Preston Park Thursday evening by the Business Men's Association and the Commercial Club. The meal was served from long tables in the new tourists house recently erected in the Auto Camp.

Twenty-three members of Chapter AD, P.E.O. motored to this city from Walla Wala Friday where they assisted Miss Fannie Dunwoodie install BE Chapter. The ceremony took place at the home of Mrs. Martin Weler. There were twelve members in the new chapter and they will receive their charter at the State convention in Centralia.

Smith Philips and Orin Walker in company with ten members of the agricultural class of WSC drove down Friday from Pullman. The boys were out on a soil-testing tour.

125 Years Ago

May 12, 1899

Miss Theresa Tucker was recently presented a '99 Rambler by her parents and she now spends all her leisure time in trying to break it to ride. She reports that her progress, sometimes, is a little too rapid.

The Dayton baseball nine crossed bats with the home boys last Saturday. The game was hotly contested but the Waitsburg boys were defeated in a score of 22 to 23 – enough tallies for 3 or 4 games.

Prof. U. P. Wardrip and R. Fisher of the Huntsville Seminary were in town Saturday. We acknowledge a short call from Prof. Wardrip.

 

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