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10 Years Ago

June 12, 2014

[Photo caption] Salutatorian Heidi Miller spoke from the heart as she addressed the crowd at Waitsburg's Class of 2014 graduation ceremony on Friday night.

25 Years Ago

June 3, 1999

An original composition by the Fifth-Grade band will highlight the Waitsburg Elementary School music program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 8 in the High School Auditorium. The Fifth and Sixth Grade bands, playing their Spring Concert, will be under the direction of Brad Green.

The program will include "Do Re Mi' from "The Sound of Music," "The Mickey Mouse March," "R.O.C.K. in the USA" and an original song composed by the 5th grade band.

Mr. Gardea's Sixth Grade class and Mrs. Hanson's Fifth graders are included. Free admission. All of Waitsburg is welcome!

50 years ago

June 13, 1974

Waitsburg High School Students were honored for achievements during a busy year at the annual awards assembly held on Friday, June 7. Peggy Baker received a trophy for valedictorian with the highest GPA in the graduating class, and Mike DeCoria received a trophy as salutatorian. Lisa Goodwin, sophomore, and Roger Brown, senior, were given certificates for perfect attendance. Mike DeCoria, state's leading passer, and Marshal Maib, state leading scorer, were given certificates and named to the prep All-American year book. Coach Al DeCoria stated that this puts them up with the top 1,000 high school athletes in the United States.

75 Years Ago

June 17, 1949

Lt. James M. Nifong has received a commendation for performance of duty while a member of Air Early Warning Team 3 of Compurite Squadron 11, of the aircraft carrier USS Baedong Strait.

A crew of workmen under the direction of Wm. Vogt is putting in a retaining wall south of the KP building. The project is being done by the lodge and will be a definite step toward beautifying the city near the bus stop.

At the closing session of the Community Vacation Church School last Friday, Miss Wilma Johnson was chosen by popular vote as best citizen of the school. Runners-up were Merry Brown and LeNore Blize.

100 Years Ago

June 20, 1924

A number of the "boys" about town staged their annual "stag" weekend party in the tall timber on the South Fork of the Touchet at the camping ground near the site of the old Thayer Mill. Present were W.B. Shaffer, E.H. Peteron, W.G. Shumam, Dr R.E. Butter, A.S. Dickinson, T. V. McKinney, D.P. Hayes, and E.L. Wheeler.

Smith Philips has arrived home from Pullman, where he has been a student at W.S.C. to spend the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Philips.

Miss Opal Mock of Walla Walla who is on her way to Spokane, spent Friday here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Mock.

125 Years Ago

June 16, 1899

Last Thursday and Friday the eighth grade examinations was held at Coppei School taught by Miss Jane Rogers, and three pupils successfully passed, their diplomas having been mailed to them by Superintendent Bond Thursday. The successful pupils are Amy McCown, Arthur Phillips and Caddie Brunson.

Sol Hardman went to Pendleton one day this week to accompany home his daughter Nellie who has been attending the St. Joseph's Academy there.

Miss Mary Saylor and Miss Lena Smith were among Waitsburg visitors to the Fireman's Tournament at Walla Walla this week.


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