Here is Remember When for Aug. 4, compiled by Lew Arnold.
110 Years Ago – July 27, 1906
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lightle of Hole, Montana arrived this week and expect to make Chewelah their future home. Mrs. Lightle is the daughter of D. Millay and sister of Mesdames Ross, McPherson and Gaines.
A fine body of ore was uncovered on the Shepler Group by Mr. Wolfe. Quick work considering that the company has had the property for only ten days.
100 Years Ago – July 28, 1916
Chewelah businessmen, accompanied by Professor Plumb and his band of boys, chartered about 20 autos and made a Chautauqua Booster trip to Valley on Monday evening. They spent about an hour in Valley where many say they will attend the week’s session of Chautauqua.
70 Years Ago – August 1, 1946
Ben and Frank Trampush purchased the Chewelah Iron Works from their father Louis Trampush, Sr. Although there is a change in ownership, the personnel will remain the same except for the senior member. The elder Trampush purchased the business in 1930.
A delegation of Chewelah Kiwanians headed by R. Everett Jenne, Louis Gaiser, George Andrews, Richard Baker and Albert Kulzer went to the Deer Park Kiwanis Club. At that time, 39 Deer Park business and professional men had signed the charter with the Chewelah club as sponsor.
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
Larry and Rachel Kristianson became the proud parents of Jeffrey Edward born June 30 at Sacred Heart.
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
The Chewelah School Board selected Steve Deal as the new superintendent. Deal had been superintendent of the Pomeroy School District for eight years and will move to Chewelah with his wife, Carmen, and the two sons – Robert, 19, and William, 16.
Nathaniel Chase was born on June 24 to Dave and Shelley Arneson of Chewelah. Grandparents were Lois Arneson and Clancy and Cletis Bauman, all of Chewelah.
20 Years Ago – July 25, 1996
The Springdale Rodeo provided plenty of thrills and spills. Reggie Bynum and his re-enactors were a big hit during Frontier Days with a showdown and gun battle at the OK Corral.
10 Years Ago – July 27, 2006
The community was remembering First Lieutenant Forrest P. Ewens, 25, member of the JHS Class of 2000 who was killed in action near the Pech River Valley of Afghanistan on June 16. Lt. Ewens was serving as a platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division based in Ft. Drum, New York and deployed to Afghanistan.