Here are Remember When for Oct. 27, 2016…
110 Years Ago – October 19, 1906
The Chewelah town council voted a 6.5 mil levy; 4 mils going to the current fund and 2.5 mils to the indebtedness fund. This levy on the $131,000 valuation of Chewelah property gives the city another $851 for next year.
Model Market is advertising that they will sell meat by the quarter for 5-cents a pound for the next 30 days.
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100 Years Ago – October 13, 1916
It was voted at the Business Men’s luncheon last Monday to authorize the finance committee to let a contract for clearing the right-of-way on the new survey to the summit of the Calispel Divide. The luncheon was well attended and the progress of the project will be reported at the regular Monday noon meeting.
The Great Northern Railroad was planning extensive improvements on its branch S.F.&N. line to Northport which, when completed, will be able to take care of all the shipments of mining ore to the smelter in Coeur d’Alene.
70 Years Ago – October 17, 1946
Leo Mullen, formerly of Seattle, arrived in Chewelah with his family and is now associated with his father, E.J. Mullen, and his brother John Mullen at the Mullen Grocery and Shell Services. Leo purchased a home and acreage on North Park Avenue from Mr. and Mrs. Harley Davenport, who now reside in Tenino, WA.
The senior group of the Girl Scouts held an election of officers at their meeting last Thursday and selected Jean Toepel, president, Erma Salsman, treasurer, and Irene Albers, scribe and reporter. Their project for the winter will be to decorate the Scout Cabin.
60 Years Ago – October 18, 1956
The wedding for Miss Jayne Pope and Nathan Bundy took place at the First Congregational Church on October 7th.
Little Joan Merrill observed her third birthday anniversary recently at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merrill.
50 Years Ago – October 10, 1966
Deer hunters in the area had a good weekend of hunting except for the fact that the wooded areas were very dry. Most of the deer which were checked came from the lower brushy areas.
Former Colville High School principal Walter A. Lindman assumed duties as superintendent for the Mary Walker School District. Lindman replaces Hollis Coy who resigned on September 30.
40 Years Ago – October 21, 1976
Preliminary plans for the construction of a community recreation area were announced by a group of Addy residents. The project, to be called the River Ridge Park, will initially consist of a softball diamond and picnic area located on a five-acre parcel owned by Northwest Alloys, Inc. just west of the Colville river. NWA is leasing the land to the community for $1 per year.
Suzanne Herda, daughter of Mrs. Patricia Ann Herda, recently enrolled at Fort Wright College a four-year Liberal Arts College in Spokane. Suzanne will be a junior majoring in music.
30 Years Ago – October 16, 1986
The J.H.S. Cougars were proud to present the Cougar Paw winners for the month of September. Sandy Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thompson, received his Cougar Paw from Mrs. Lehrman and Paula Pickering, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Pickering received hers from Mr. Sellevold.
Baby girl Mallary Rose was born to Mike and Kim Murphy of Chewelah. She joined a brother at home. Grandparents are Herb and Opal Murphy of Valley and Merle and Virginia Riese of Chewelah.
10 Years Ago – October 26, 2006
Construction on Phase 1 of the Valley School expansion was progressing on schedule while Valley residents Alfred and Barbara Rainer were forming a historical society to save the old Valley School from the wrecking ball and move it to a suitable location so that it can be used as a community museum.
Mikey Day ran for 203 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Chewelah Cougars to a Homecoming victory over the Newport Grizzlies.