Here is Remember When for the June 30 issue of The Independent.
110 Years Ago – July 4, 1906
The 4th of July celebration was one of the best in Stevens County with games, horse races and ball games between Chewelah and Colville topped off with a fireworks display between 9 and 10 p.m. followed by a dance at Woodward Hall.
Willie Ingstrom had a crippled hand as a result of fooling around with a .44 cal. revolver.
100 Years Ago – June 23, 1916
The Yale Hotel opened a new soft drink parlor where they will serve all kinds of soft drinks. They may later add ice cream and light lunches. It’s a nice place to take the family.
During the fruit season, James W. Dow, owner of the Wild Acre Dairy, announced that he will deliver first class whipping cream for ten cents a half pint and table cream for five cents a half pint.
70 Years Ago – June 27, 1946
The Chewelah Sporting Goods Shop opened this year by Bob Lindsey and Rich Tilton was purchased by B.L. Tarlton of Visalia, California. The new owner arrived last week and took over on Saturday.
At an impressive ceremony on Sunday in the high school auditorium, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ross of Chewelah received the distinguished Service Cross awarded posthumously to their son, Pvt. Calvin E. Ross, for action against Japanese ground forces in the Philippines.
60 Years Ago – June 28, 1956
One of the 48 girls who received their caps in a recent joint ceremony of the Harborview and Swedish division of the University of Washington School of Nursing was Danforth Snyder, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. M.B. Snyder.
Chewelah Boy Scouts participated in an overnight outing to Brown’s Lake on Saturday. Nineteen scouts were accompanied by scoutmaster John Wallin and George Foss. They are planning to complete their cabin and a fence around the property this summer.
50 Years – June 30, 1966
Ed Alm of Chewelah Boy Scout Troop 98 was selected by the Inland Empire Council of the BSA to receive the William Tideland Campship Award.
Two local juniors at Eastern Washington State College were awarded scholarships. Ida M. Culler received the EWSC Student Body Scholarship and Richard Johnson received the Boeing Scholarship.
30 Years Ago – June 26, 1986
Chris Greeley of Jenkins High School was one of approximately 300 high school student attending Business Week on the Gonzaga University campus.
The Spokane Tribal Council announced the appointment of Georgia Peone as manager of the tribe’s bingo operation at the Mistequa site south of Chewelah.
20 Years Ago – June 27, 1996
A sharp-eyed newspaper carrier spotted a 29-year-old Chewelah man destroying flowers and dumping planters along Main Street.
Chewelah’s Central Park was nearing completion with new asphalt, green grass and lots of elbow grease from members of the Windermere/S&S Real Estate’s community service project.
10 Years Ago – June 29, 2006
Larry Richmond became the 2006 Honored Citizen in recognition of his lifelong service and dedication to Chewelah. Among his many contributions, he served six years on City Council and sixteen years as Chewelah’s mayor.
The Chewelah/Windermere Real Estate office took on the job of weeding the railroad right-of-way south of Roy’s Chevron as their annual Community Service Day project.
Thanks to the efforts of 2004 Honored Citizen Denise Smith, Jenkins High School will have its very own tennis courts.