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10 Years Ago

June 6, 2014

Waitsburg's summer reading program will kick off with free ice cream sundaes during registration on June 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome.

This years program theme is "Fizz, Boom, Read!" Weekly activities will be finalized after registration when organizers have a better idea of the ages and number of participants. The program will run from June 23 through July 28. Weekly events, which will include a program and participation prizes will take place on Mondays from 2 p. m. to 3 p.m. Preschool story time will continue to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays.

25 Years Ago

May 31, 1999

[Photo Caption] Elizabeth Abbey capped her four year track career with a repeat win in the 1,600 m. run at the State B meet.

50 Years Ago

June 6, 1974

The arts of the aborigines of Australia were the subject of an art topic presented at the May 21st meeting of Amity Art Club. Soleil Archer told of the water colors of Albert Namatjira and of the work of the native wood carvers.

A chapter on Colonial metal work from our study book was read by Lydia Roberts. At this time silver was part of a person's estate and a symbol of gracious living. Demand for fine ware outstripped the supply of imported items so the ambitious settlers set up their own shops. Decorations were derived from pattern books that followed styles prevailing in England and on the Continent with the current Chinese influence reflected in the teapot.

60 Years Ago

June 12, 1964

Ron Jackson is taking a group of seventh grade boys to Gold Creek, Idaho next week to study geology and rock formation. This is one of the former sites of the early days of the Idaho Gold Rush.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Danielson and family moved last Sunday to Clinton B.C. in Canada where he has purchased two cattle ranches.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Filan and their 11-year-old son Laverne have purchased the Danielson farm two miles south of Waitsburg and are now residing there.

100 Years Ago

June 13, 1924

Chet Babcock is taking a few days vacation away from the grocery department of the A. M. Jensen Co. Eddie Leonard is filling his vacancy.

Elmer McKinney who has been farming the Neace land near Alto has decided to dut down his acreage and has moved to the old home place below town.

Morris Woods is having lumber hauled to his farm below town this week, will soon start work on a new barn, which will replace the one he recently lost by fire.

125 Years Ago

June 9, 1899

Frank Robinson son of C. Robinson of Bolles arrived home last Thursday night to spend his summer vacation on the farm. Frank has just completed his freshman year at Rush Medical College at Chicago and will return to his studies this fall.

Miss Olive Parker returned to her home in this city from Seattle last Saturday having completed her duties in the school room. Her many friends are glad to see her again.

 

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