Here is Remember When for July 28, 2016….
110 Years Ago – July 20, 1906
In business since Saturday, the Chewelah Creamery has already turned out two big churns of first-class butter.
100 Years Ago – July 14, 1906
Messrs. H.S. Spedden and Vic Baker formed a partnership and leased the Raftis building on West Main for a garage and general repair shop. The building will also be used as headquarters for the Ford dealership which has been handled by Mr. Spedden for several years.
The Commercial Creamery Company of Spokane has leased the north storeroom of the Lever Building and installed a cream testing plant for local cream trade. They will test the cream and pay cash as delivered.
70 Years Ago – July 18, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Miller of Addy welcomed home the last of their three sons who were in the military. Sgt. Donovan Miller, youngest of the three brothers, received his discharge at Ft. Lewis on July 13. He had been attached to the 42nd Division performing occupation duties in Austria since the close of the war.
Aileen Schmid of Addy became the wife of Grant Taylor of Chewelah in a double ring ceremony on July 14th at St. Mary of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Joseph P. Knecht officiating.
60 Years Ago – July 19, 1956
Chewelah’s latest business establishment, The Washington Co-Op, opened Monday by manager Bill Lindsey. The building is located north of the Farmers Feed and Grain Elevator on the Great Northern right-of-way.
In one of the most interesting baseball games played here is some time, the Chewelah (CRA) team defeated Kettle Falls, 7 to 4. Chewelah had 10 hits to Kettle’s 4. Among the Chewelah players were Herman Pein, Glen Bundy, Merle Lorentz, and Ron Burgess.
50 Years – July 21, 1966
Two lucky fishermen from Chewelah were notified that they each won a Bronson/Actionrod Professional “63” rod and reel. The lucky fisherman was Lee Heine and the winning dealer was Nave Sety, owner of Sety’s Sport Shop. Lee’s father, Orie, won the previous year’s prize.
40 Years Ago – July 22, 1976
Dr. Arnold Lee announced the termination of his practice and advised his patients that the office would be turned over to Inland Health Association.
Roxanne and Hal Hoxie, members of the Newport Track Club, qualified for the regional finals for the AAU Junior Olympics.
30 Years Ago – July 17, 1986
The Jenkins High School Class of ‘51 held its 35 year reunion with 40 class members attending with their spouses.
A rash of accidents resulted in 5 deaths along Highways 395 and 291 in the past week.
Chataqua ‘86 was a swell party with over 100 parade entries.
20 Years Ago – July 18, 1996
Chataqua ‘96 became history with a crowd of 3,000 turning out for “Men In The Making” Friday evening, 83 parade entries and a park full of food vendors and crafts. Temperatures hovering near 100 degrees didn’t seem to discourage visitors.
10 Years Ago – July 20, 2006
Thirteen years late but the Stevens County Commissioners voted to approve the comprehensive plan which took effect on July 11th. Adoption of the plan tentatively brought the county into compliance with the state’s Growth Management Act.
Stevens County Clerk Patty Chester was named “Clerk of the Year” by the Washington State Association of County Clerks.
Following months of deliberations, the Chewelah city council adopted a temporary sign ordinance which was meant to help the city look less cluttered and to enhance the downtown revitalization project.