Here is Remember When for August 24, 2017…
110 Years Ago – August 22, 1907
The Chewelah brickyard added a large wheeled scraper which will aid them in providing the raw material for the excellent bricks they are turning out.
Jack Wade brought in some of his state’s finest Yellow Transparent apples from his ranch near Bluecreek.
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100 Years Ago – August 24, 1917
Members at the Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting at the Yale Hotel discussed making Chewelah a third class city. A committee was appointed to advise the council and mayor relative to better police service and better care of the streets and alleys from a sanitary standpoint.
There was no need to go unshaven in Chewelah. There were four barber shops in operation with seven wielders of the shears and razors.
70 Years Ago – August 21, 1947
Plans for the installation of a 1,200-foot escalator, to augment the 900-foot escalator in use at the Chewelah Peak Ski Club course, will be completed at the next meeting for members. The original plans were made before the war and, with supplies now more available, the group hopes to have the lift completed for the coming season.
60 Years Ago – August 22, 1957
Silver Star awards for recruiting went to Gilbert Baker, Jack Newbury, Forrest Mckeehan, and Frank Trampush of the John V. Folsom Post the American Legion in Chewelah.
The Chewelah Angels little league team finished their season on Sunday with a brilliant win over the Spokane Rebels, 6-4
50 Years – August 24, 1967
Air Force Capt. Joseph C. Robeson, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Robeson, received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement as an air operations officer at Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam.
Uranium ore discovered on the Spokane Indian Reservation near Wellpinit was reportedly worth $80 million.
Dr. & Mrs. Merle Snyder, who presented the first Snyder Inspirational Award at Jenkins High School 30 years ago, were honored guests at the recent 30 year reunion for the Class of 1937.
40 Years Ago – August 25, 1977
New to the staff of The Independent was Mark Smith, 21, who will serve as a staff writer and lives in Rice. He is a graduate of WSU.
Christine Ann Mach, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mach of Chewelah, is a Junior in the School of Music at Fort Wright College and received a $1,000 scholarship for a second year.
The Chewelah alumni football team extended their unbeaten record to 3 games last Saturday when they defeated Colville, 28-0.
30 Years Ago – August 20, 1987
Plans for the new Chewelah nursing home should be complete by August 25.
Rolland and Betty Millay were honored with a Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversary open house at the New Life Christian Center in Addy.
Frank and Jewel Zeihen were set to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Colville downed Chewelah 44-0 in the annual Alumni Classic.
20 Years Ago – August 21, 1997
Chewelah qualified for a $1.8 million grant and a 2.8 million loan to develop a waste water system to meet Department of Ecology requirements.
Local contractor Tom Steinbach constructed a permanent marker for the site of the St. Francis Regis Mission to the Crees.
Several Chewelah residents reported UFO’s just before midnight on August 12. Turned out to be a laser spotlight on the Chewelah Casino.
10 Years Ago – August 23, 2007
After seven years of planning, construction of the Stevens County Septage Reuse Facility was finally underway.
The county unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent in July from 4.5 percent June.
Tragedy was averted at the city pool when a 6-year-old girl lost her grip and sank to the bottom. According to city officials, Marvin Meyer brought the girl to the surface where lifeguard David Dehlbom administer CPR to resuscitate the girl before she was transported to St. Joseph‘s Hospital.