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From the Dayton Chronicle Archives

Ten Years Ago

November 25, 2009

Pacific Power adds a green twinkle to Dayton’s holiday festivities. This year’s Christmas Kickoff will have a greener shimmer thanks to Pacific Power Blue Sky renewable energy Dayton heralds the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with the fabulous Friday Night Winter Fireworks Display, sponsored by Pacific Power. The Dayton Historic Depot will hold its annual fund raiser “Christmas Market at the Depot” Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving during Dayton’s Christmas Kickoff.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 23, 1994

A total of three students from this area are among the over 114,000 students included in the 16th Annual Edition of The National Dean’s List, just published by Educational Communications, Inc. Students are selected for this honor by their college deans, registrars or honor society advisors and must be in the upper 10% of their class.

Kerrie J. Spoonemore, niece of Elaine Patrick, was awarded the College of Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship of $1,500. Kerrie is the daughter of Sandra and Joe Spoonemore of Pullman. Kerrie is a senior studying Pharmacy-joint PharmD program at WSU, Spokane, Wash.

Fifty Years Ago

November 27, 1969

Miss Jennie Cowen, state winner in consumer education and home economics, will join 31 other 4-Hers in the 1969 crop of “Learn by Doing” achievers, to fly to Chicago tomorrow, November 28. They will join their counterparts from the 49 states and Puerto Rico at the National 4-H Congress.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 23, 1944

Due For Star Appearance, Connie Columbia, the doll dressed and sold every year by the Columbia Neighbors for the benefit of the American Red Cross, is due to make her appearance in a window at Edwards Inc. December 1. For her first appearance, she will be dressed in beautiful bridal attire, and will be dressed in a number of other fashionable costumes during the several weeks, with a beautiful wardrobe chest.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Blessinger, in cooperation with the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Chronicle-Dispatch, will make possible the mailing of this issue to the Columbia County men and women in the Service. If your boy or girl isn’t now getting the C-D, bring in his or her proper address.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 22, 1919

PEACE TREATY FAILS: After three attempts to ratify the peace treaty, the Senate late tonight laid it aside. One effect of the senate’s failure to ratify the treaty will be the continuation of various war-time laws and regulations, among these is the war-time prohibition act.

Revival of the two-cent coin, bearing the likeness of the late Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, with the dates of his birth and death, is the object of a campaign by Woman’s Roosevelt Memorial association.

Earl C. Smith, manager of the Liberty and American theaters in this city, this week has placed in both houses new curtains, giving an improved clearness in the pictures. This new surface has a silvery sheen which was developed after five years of experimentation.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 24, 1894

Considerable excitement was caused in the Puget Sound country, by what was for a time looked upon as an eruption of Mount Tacoma. The crest of the great monarch has changed, the cone having fallen in and steam can be seen rising from the crater. At Tacoma, several slight shocks of earthquake were felt.

The highest quotation on wheat Friday was 28 cents per bushel, sacked. Wednesday the price reached the 30½¢ mark, but came right down again Thursday. Hogs are worth 3 cents per pound.