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August 20, 2020

Ten Years Ago

August 18, 2010

Whooping Cough confirmed in Columbia County. The Epidemic of Whooping Cough, or pertussis, in California has sickened over 1,500 people, killed six infants and has also affected areas of Washington and the Inland Northwest. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory illness which is spread when people cough or sneeze, expelling droplets that contain the Bacteria and can occur at any age.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 16, 1995

Brother and Sister reunite after 51 years. Local Georgia Peterson hadn’t seen her brother Harold since 1944 when he stopped by to visit her before moving on in his Navy career. That was 51 years ago. He and his wife came to Dayton to visit Georgia and left to travel back home on August 8.

Bumpercrop has hit the “Big Time.” Nancy Turner and her fudge debuted on QVC again. This time the hit sale show was in it’s home town of Westchester, Penn.

Fifty Years Ago

August 20, 1970

Marvin D. Evers of Dayton, vocational agriculture instructor at Dayton High School, presided at the first meeting of the expanded Washington State Advisory Committee on Vocational Agriculture Education, during the annual vocational education conference at Ellensburg.

Dayton’s delegation to Japan, 167 students and adults, left Dayton at 3:30 a.m. Friday, August 14, for their epic visit to the Far East.

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice John D. McKinley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. McKinley, graduated from basic training at the U.S. Coast Guard Training and Supply Center at Alameda, Calif.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

August 16, 1945

Low-Price Shoes Are Off Rationing. By obtaining approval from the district office of OPA, retail stores may sell certain men’s and women’s low-priced shoes ration free during the period August 27 through October 13, 1945, the Office of Price Administration has announced.

For these We Grieve: Too many paid the supreme sacrifice. Twenty of them at last report, Malvern Patton, Robert Cook, Eugene Morris, Donald Able, Howard Boggs, Jesse Hamilton, Everett Searle, Ehrsel Carley, Elvin Cunningham, Roy McKinley Jr., Gordon Proctor, Raymond Crabb, Merrill Literal, Earl boon, James Russell, Warren Malcolm, Iley Winn, Clyde Woodworth, Philip Hatfield Jr., and Bill Davis.

One Hundred Years Ago

August 14, 1920

Triplet Wheat Yields Big. George Spalinger is one of the first to get his crop threshed and has gone to great expense of having his field surveyed and the grain weighted. On 9.58 acres of Triplet wheat, he harvested 495.61 bushels or 51.7 bushels per acre.

Game Warden Wooten this week planted 74,500 cut throat fry in the Touchet near Star School and other places.

Warsaw Situation Bad. Warsaw was stirred tonight when a battalion of women marched through the main streets on their way to the front to take up a share in the capital’s defense.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 17, 1895

Death has again entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hanger, taking away their youngest son, aged 12 years. Young Hanger lost his life accidently while playing with a pony which they were training to jump the bars of a fence. The pony caught his knees on the pole, falling back on his youthful rider breaking the boy’s neck and crushing his breast.


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