Here is the Remember When column, compiled by Lew Arnold from this week’s Independent.
100 Years Ago – August 25, 1916
A delegation of Chewelah business leaders made a trip across the Calispel divide last Monday along the proposed new road across the mountain, a distance of 15 miles. It is the purpose of the people of Chewelah to open a new highway to connect them with neighbors to the east and to open a direct road to Newport. The group will confer with the county commissioners and ask for an immediate survey so that work can commence this season. (Later to become the Flowery Trail Road.)
70 Years Ago – August 29, 1946
Miss Patricia Mae Kulzer of Valley and Jack A. Peterson of Des Moines, Iowa, were united in marriage at the Holy Ghost Church in Valley with the Rev. Father Van de Gevel officiating.
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60 Years Ago – August 30, 1956
C. I. St. Clair, retired Air Force Master Sergeant, leased the Conoco Service Station on south Park Street from Arnold Peck. St. Clair had been operating a photography studio since his retirement in January and says that he will continue with the studio in the afternoons and by appointment.
Miss Claudia Elizabeth Rathburn married William Edward Garner, Jr. at the Chewelah Methodist Church in a double ring ceremony officiated by Rev. Louis B. Gerhardt.
50 Years – September 1, 1966
Airman Ted Knauss arrived home Saturday for a week at his father’s house before going overseas to the Azores near Spain for a year’s tour of duty with the Air Force.
Sp.4 Michael Wuesthoff arrived for a visit with his parents and grandparents before returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky to receive his orders for duty in Thailand.
40 Years Ago – September 2, 1976
A going away party was given for Dennis and Ken Proszek and Rick Gibson on Saturday by Mrs. Louis Proszek and many classmates. Thay are being inducted into the Army today.
30 Years Ago – September 4, 1986
Three students from the Chewelah Free Methodist Church were selected to the Society of Distinguished American High School Students. They were Kathy Walker, Stephany Wilson and Michael Lansing.
20 Years Ago – August 29, 1996
The abduction of an 11-year-old girl from the Gess Elementary area turned out to be a fabricated story.
Wanda Davis was named employee of the year at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Long Term Care Unit.
10 Years Ago – August 31, 2006
The Chewelah PD responded to a report of a snake-at-large near the intersection of 3rd and Lincoln near Gess Elementary School. Looking like a proud papa, Officer Mark Burrows was pictured holding the five foot Bull snake which was later taken for a ride and deposited somewhere in the county.
A domestic dispute apparently ended in a homicide several miles southwest of Clayton in the Williams Valley area. Sheriff Craig Thayer said that Christopher C. Jenkins, 50, died of an apparent gunshot would to the chest. His wife reportedly told investigating officers that she killed her husband in self-defense.