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December 24, 2020

Ten Years Ago

December 22, 2010

During a special meeting of the Port of Columbia, Port Commissioners granted permission to the Columbia Rural Electrical Association for three underground railroad crossings within Dayton city limits.

Port of Columbia closes Lyons Ferry Park due to high expenses.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 20, 1995

Pacific Power announced that it is restructuring its operations to enable the company to provide a greater variety of customer services, while also continuing to keep prices low. The Dayton office at 262 E. Main will be closed in January as the company begins to phase-in changes.

Fifty Years Ago

December 24, 1970

Larry Harshman Struggle For Life Told in Article: “The good Lord was with me, I guess,” says Larry Harshman of Dayton concerning a narrow brush with death in Vietnam on October 29, 1967. Harshman was a gunner in a mortar platoon in the Pleiku area.

Lowell Richter, a resident since 1959 and field man for the Green Giant Company, joined a select group Monday noon, December 21, as he was named 1970 Citizen of the year by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

December 20, 1945

The Central Ferry post office serving that community in Garfield County since prior to 1881 will cease to exist after December 31, the official word received by Ronald L. Chard, postmaster,

Dr. Alfred Blalock, Johns Hopkins hospital surgeon, has developed a surgical procedure to correct the malformation of the heart. December 22, 1920.

One-Hundred Years Ago

December 22, 1920

Hear Music By Wireless! Music played by phonograph three miles away was heard by members of the Associated Engineers at their meeting last night at the Davenport hotel. The program was a demonstration of the wireless telephone given by Emil V. Olson, an engineer with the Washington Water Power company.

TEACUPS, AND BOWLS FOR BOOZE. Teacups, soup bowls and milk pitchers are the favorite means of dispensing moonshine in Newport, Pend Oreille County according in local members of the federal dry law squad who returned yesterday from raids conducted there the night before.

Wins Doll: Columbia Neighbors home Economic club wishes to announce the lucky number was drawn for the Red Cross Doll, Connie Co. IV. Mrs. Dewey Henriod held this number and received the doll with cradle and complete wardrobe. Miss Dorothy Marll held the second lucky number and received the child’s folding chair and Cathleen Bobcock held the third and received the pencil and paint set. The sum of $52.60 was realized from the sale and the sum will be turned over to the Red Cross.


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