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August 18, 2022

Ten Years Ago

August 22, 2012

Bulldog Booster spaghetti feed fundraiser was a success, attended by about 180 people.

The Columbia County Fair is around the corner, and subscribers are encouraged to take part in the annual Livestock Sale, which benefits the young people who learn work ethic and marketing along the way.

Local veterans held a flat retirement ceremony, disposing properly of about 100 flags with reverence and dignity.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 20, 1997

Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) visited Dayton, meeting with Don Jackson and Chuck Reeves, county commissioners. Murray said removal of the four lower Snake River dams, under study, will never happen. “There would be disastrous economic effects,” she said.

Lloyd White headed up forming Columbia County’s first Probation Department, serving District and Municipal courts.

Dr. Wally Robertson was honored at an open house upon his retirement.

Fifty Years Ago

August 17, 1972

Wheat prices jumped to $1.62¼, some 20¢ over late July quotations. Rain brought harvesting to a halt this week.

Dorsey’s Restaurant, Hotel and Embers Room sported a new look, a “flavor of Bavaria provided by color, roof line and beams,” under the direction of owner-manager Dorsey Martin.

Descendants of the Rose Family, which first used the area know as “Shiloh,” later the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, donated an interpretive display.

Combine accidents for Broughton Land Co. and the Hubert Donohue operations were noted.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

August 14, 1947

Cleated or lugged wheels banned from roads and streets.

Former Dayton boys, Ross and C. T. “Buster” Phillips, reported murdered in Lewiston.

Miss Beverly Kenney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenney, and Fred Hurlburt, son of Mr. and MRs. Harold Dill of this city, married in Lewiston, Id.

Dick Moore, Elwood Hansen, Wallace Payne, William Casteel and Merle Rogg, members of the Frank E. Bauers American Legion Post, pose before a Ford Station Wagon, to be given away at the first football game of the year.

One Hundred Years Ago

August 19, 1922

Maurice Roe, manager for Columbia County Grain Growers, bought and contracted to sell 250,000 bushels of wheat at $2.00, local. The arrangement is that the farmer is paid $1 a bushel on sale, but on the other end, the buyer won’t pay until the grain is loaded on cars-and the railroad wasn’t furnishing the cars.

Ann Dingle is headed to a ten-day Red Cross aquatic course at Camp Sweyolakan, on Coeur d’Alene Lake.

The formal dedication of the new Lutheran Church on Third street will take place Sunday, August 17.

Miss Jennie McKinley, daughter of Glenn McKinley and Mrs. Fern McKinley, became the bride of Gerald Fletcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orie Fletcher, at a beautiful wedding at the bride’s grandparents’ home, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hawthorne August 10.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 21, 1897

There is an unprecedented demand for harvest hands throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Fears are expressed that enough men cannot be found to harvest the large crop.

United Mineworkers coal miners striking in Pittsburgh, Penn., were served a temporary injunction, restraining and enjoining the defendants from assembling, marching or encamping in proximity to the mines and houses of the miners, for the purpose of intimidation, threats and opprobrious words, of preventing the miners of the plaintiff from working.


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