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Ten Years Ago

July 3, 2014

Well-wishers bid a fond farewell to Coppei Café owner Allison Bond, while serving up a warm welcome to new operators Emry and Sandy Kleck, at Sunday night's welcome/farewell party. The café was filled with patrons who mingled, visited and laughed as they enjoyed good drinks and tasty tri-tip. "It was a great party! We even had people stop in who had never been down before," said Bond. Emry Kleck prepared specially seasoned tri-tip steak on his custom grill before a rotating audience outside the café's back door, while Bond manned the bar inside. Sandy Kleck wound her way through the festive crowd, offering delectable tri-tip samples as a varied lineup of musicians took their turns on the stage.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 24, 1999

[Photo Caption] Luisi Trucking came in third in the softball tourney. Front row: Trevor Albee, Bill Luisi, Louis Ocanaz, Loy Rusch, Mark Echrvarria. Back row: Dan Mooney, Aaron Rebhan, Matt helm, Justin Rogers, Nat Gillman, Don Johnson.

Fifty Years Ago

July 4, 1974

Super Star Wrestling moves outdoor Friday (7-5-74) night when the wrestlers get underway at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds starting at 8:15 p.m. This will mark the first outdoor wrestling card in Walla Walla since 1958. It will be presented "come rain or come shine."

Elizabeth Wood, Waitsburg's All-Girl Rodeo Princess participated in the cow-riding contest, amassing 72 points and taking 2nd place in the event. Hannah Thompson was the winner of the radio in the drawing held at the Rodeo.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

July 8, 1949

Tom Smith of Cheney has accepted a contract as athletic director and instructor in industrial arts for Waitsburg High School. Paul Webb of Colville has accepted the position of principal.

Beverly Roberts entertained a group of high school students at a no-host picnic Sunday at the state park.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dayton was the scene of a lovely wedding July 3 uniting Miss Elma Donnelly and Robert J. Brown.

One Hundred Years Ago

July 11, 1924

Mrs. Robert Ramseur of Jasper Mountain, was thrown backwards out of a header box Tuesday forenoon when the team started up suddenly. She struck her back and it was feared for a time that she was seriously hurt.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Price and daughter Edna went to the Boy Scout Camp Friday to celebrate. Harold Price is spending the week in camp.

Tom Segraves and wife were in this city a couple of days last week visiting friends. Tom has been away for eleven years living in Montana. He has taken unto himself a wife since leaving the Burg.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

July 7, 1899

Frank Shelton has purchased a new advance steam power threshing outfit and will start up in Spring Valley for a lengthy run.

Frank McCown is binding some barley at Coppei to thresh. This is the first crop we have heard of that is ready for threshing.

W. E. Nixon, C. R. Mason, J. A. Schaffer, L. E. Johnson, Howard Amon and E. L. Wheeler expect to leave tomorrow morning, Saturday, for a two weeks outing at the beautiful Wallowa Lake. They expect to be able to tell some big fish stories when they return.


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