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January 16, 2020

Ten Years Ago

January 13, 2010

School District places Maintenance and Operations Levy on upcoming ballot, plus a capital improvement levy.

After a narrow defeat last fall, the Columbia County Health System has once again decided to ask for the citizen’s help in complying with the federal government’s new nigh-tech law of 2009 that directs health-care facilities and providers to join the technology world with updated patient health-care information with a data base system can communicate with other facilities and providers.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 15, 1995

Long bus rides back to back did not slow down the Dayton Lady Bulldogs as they cruised to two wins Friday and Saturday. On Friday, using a lot of jayvee players on varsity, the squad nuked Granger 78 to 30 in a non-league contest. Back on the bus Saturday afternoon to ride the pavement to Connell. Undefeated Connell crumpled under a balanced Bulldog attack as the Lady Bulldogs dominated under the basket, out rebounding the Connell Eagles 42 to 21.

Fifty Years Ago

January 8, 1970

Route Due For Closure, Three Months behind At Central Ferry: Bottleneck Seen. Local residents traveling north toward Spokane early in February may have to go “the long way ’round,” according to information coming from a meeting between the State Highway Department personnel and the Corps of Engineers. The problem is that the new $3 million bridge under construction is currently about three months behind schedule due to adverse weather conditions and water difficulties.

Mrs. J. K. (Minnie O.) Nicholson, 84, died in a pickup truck after the vehicle traveled a runaway course from the Nicholson home at 207 East Commercial Wednesday, December 31, 1969. A mechanical failure, possibly a stuck throttle linkage, was cited as the cause of the runaway of the automatic-transmission pickup when it collided with a parked pickup truck owned by Lester Eaton.

Bill Savage has been promoted and transferred to the Yakima District and Fred Smith is the new meter reader/estimator in the Dayton office of Pacific Power & Light Company, according to word this week from Local Manager Del Friedline.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

January 11, 1945

Mrs. F.E. Booker, chairman of the Home Production Department of the local Red Cross Chapter, announces that more workers at the sewing room are urgently needed to assist in getting out the enormous quota assigned to this community. Men from the European and Pacific battlefronts are being flown to hospitals in the country by the hundreds and more hospital supplies are needed more than ever before. Just last week 600 badly injured litter cases were brought to McCaw hospital in Walla Walla.

A disastrous fire occurred at the ranch of the Mill Stream Dairy near Huntsville, Tuesday night, and the barns with much valuable equipment almost impossible to replace were completely destroyed. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bickelhaupt, who were worn out from the experiences of the night, could not be found Wednesday when details of the fire were sought.

One Hundred Years Ago

January 7, 1920

The Electric Shop has moved from the Dantizscher building to the quarters recently occupied by Shaw’s Cigar Store which has been sold and consolidated with Crossler’s Pool Hall. The Fair & McMorris grain office will take a part of the building with the Electric Shop.

About 3,500 rabbits were killed by the 250 shotgun artists who took part in the rabbit drive from Two Rivers to Wallula Sunday. This is said to be the record both in the number of animals killed and in the number of hunters present.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 12, 1895

COVELLO CLIPS: Gus Prater, these stormy days is constantly riding after cattle seeing that they don’t starve and have shelter.


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