Here is Remember When for Aug. 11, 2016…
110 Years Ago – August 3, 1906
Dr. McPherson and family were picking huckleberries on Calispel Peak this week.
John Schoenberg was preparing to burn another kiln of lime as soon as he’s done harvesting.
70 Years Ago – August 1, 1946
D. E. Saylor was ready to replace one of the oldest landmarks on Main Avenue and build a new store made with cement blocks to house his jewelry store and Colville Valley Insurance.
Several junior boys made the trip to Chewelah peak on Tuesday and enjoyed a lunch with Miss Rachel Butte, who is stationed at the lookout as a fire observer for the forestry department.
60 Years Ago – August 2, 1956
The humming heard at the west end of town was produced by the new combination electric and diesel saw mill at the Chewelah Lumber Company. They had been operating with a temporary steam plant since the fire a year ago. The company employed 18 to 35 men in the mill and woods.
Fred Arney, son of Mrs. Julie Anderson and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Murray McCrea, was selected as 1 of the 15 Air Scouts to go to Tokyo and Mount Fuji for a two week Boy Scout camp.
50 Years – August 4, 1966
Rudy Roloff, who farms south of Chewelah, delivered the first load of wheat to be locally harvested this season. Harvest will continue through mid-September.
40 Years Ago – August 5, 1976
Twelve Jenkins High School graduates were admitted to EWSC as freshmen: Lorraine Jenne, Dennis Kilmer, John Mach, Dale Messecher, Duane Oman, David Raines, Chuck Raymer, Linda Salmon, David Tait and Vickie West.
30 Years Ago – July 31, 1986
K-L Manufacturing in Chewelah was complaining that they could not attract the number of employees they needed to meet their quotas.
20 Years Ago – August 1, 1996
Ed and Janetta VanDoren were selected as Honored Parade Grand Marshals for the Valley Community Fair Parade.
Chewelah Princesses Jennifer Paluck and Crystal Felts together with Miss Chewelah, Maggie Evans, were getting ready for a busy parade season.
10 Years Ago – August 3, 2006
Raymond and Wanda Erdman were named Honored Citizens of the Year for the Valley Fair in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the community.
Members of the Chewelah community gathered at the Barbour Complex future tennis court site to receive a $50,307 check from the United States Tennis Association and the National Recreation and Park Association toward the construction of five new tennis courts. They also received a $5,000 grant from the Pacific Section of the USTA.
It was announced that Chewelah’s return to the Northeast A League would trigger some big changes in the 2006 football season for the JHS Cougars.