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February 4, 2021



Ten Years Ago

January 26, 2010

The public is invited to a presentation on-site plans-in-progress for Blue Mountain Station, the natural and organic eco-food processing park to be located on newly acquired Port of Columbia property at the west end of Dayton.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 31, 1995

Elaine Patrick, who has lived her life in Dayton, spent the last 30 years as a Postal Carrier when she began in 1966, driving a 1953 stick-shift Ford, “…with 4-40 air conditioning, rolling down all four windows and driving 40 miles an hour. On January 26, Postmaster John Bowles presented Elaine with the National Safety Committee’s award “The Million Mile Award” for driving a million miles and never having an accident. She is retiring February 3.

Tim Bruegman, Melanie Hendrickson and Melonie Leseman, all Dayton graduates, have qualified for the Dean’s Honor List at Eastern Washington University for fall quarter 1995. To be listed, a student must carry at least 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale) or above.

Fifty Years Ago

February, 1971

Miss Pam Sunderland presented her oratorical speech, “Our Country’s Referee,” which dealt with the U.S. Constitution in the American Legion annual contest before a joint dinner meeting of the Legion and Auxiliary, January 26. Adjutant Jack McLaren introduced Bruce Keith, DHS speech instructor, who gave the rules and regulations.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

January 31, 1946

Mrs. Fred Rennewaz sold her 320-acre farm holdings in Thorn hollow to Ronald Ferguson, and on Tuesday of this week, held a farm sale disposing of livestock and equipment.

Glen Rose, who was in on the invasion of Okinawa, is wither at New Orleans or at some other port on the gulf coast, waiting for his next assignment.

Ray Munden arrived home Friday after having started from Manila, he was overseas two years.

Tracy Hatley arrived home last week with an army discharge, his tour in the Pacific with the 41st infantry division took him via New Guinea, Biak, the Philippines and then Japan.

Evan Schiek arrive home from Japan where he has been with the Army.

Evan Kitterman, Mike Booker, Dudley Rinehart, Keith Clark, Billy Elder and Vaughn Hubbard, local ex-service men, took up their educational careers at WSC starting Monday.

One Hundred Years Ago

February 2, 1921

UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD, Emergency Fleet Corporation Offers For Sale Wood Ships and Wood Hulls. Bids will be received on a private competitive basic in accordance with the Merchant Marine Act.

To finish highway, federal aid money received to complete paving the highway from Dixie to Waitsburg, was the assurance given County Commissioner Cantonwine while he was in Olympia. Cantonwine stopped in Portland to investigate the use of the Best and Holt tractors now being used on the roads of Multnomah County in Oregon.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

February 1, 1896

School opened again last Monday, but the attendance is reported as being light. The children of August Engel, who are sick with scarletina, are improving and no further spread of the disease has been reported.

FOR ONLY 5 CENTS – Little Princess Curling Irons at J. H. Day’s.

The young son of Boge Payne is seriously ill with typhoid malaria.

 
 

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