Here is Remember When for April 11, 2019…
110 Years Ago – April 9, 1909
An ordinance was passed by the City Council which raised the saloon license fee to $1,000.
In a close contest to host the Athletic Meet & Declaratory Contest, Chewelah won out over Colville thanks to the support from the executive council for the Stevens County Teachers Association.
100 Years Ago – April 11, 1919
Stevens County roads booster John G. Kulzer was appointed by Acting Governor Louis F. Hart as the Stevens County delegate to the National Good Roads Association convention scheduled for May in Fort Worth, Texas. Needless to say, Mr. Kulzer will let the other delegates know that Washington and Stevens County are on the map.
70 Years Ago – April 7, 1949
Verne H. Parsons of Swiss Valley owns a chicken that obviously doesn’t know that the war is over. The hen is still producing patriotic eggs. The latest was a small football-size egg that has everything but the laces. It measures 8¾ inches in circumference. The editor’s report on the egg was terse and to the point — “Mmmm Tasty!”
60 Years Ago – April 9, 1959
Local telephone employees refused to comment on the strike situation as the Chewelah area entered its 13th day of crippled telephone service. Following the Good Friday walk-out by union workers for General Telephone, the Chewelah office remains empty and the strike continues.
50 Years Ago – April 3, 1969
Members of the Chewelah Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #54 presented Easter favors they made for patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Sister Seraphina and Sister Igmara were on hand to receive the favors.
40 Years Ago – April 7, 1979
Chewelah’s Kim Hogan is accustomed to snow, but he wasn’t prepared for the recent blizzard in Worthington, Minn. The blowing wind was a new experience for Kim. It only snowed 40 inches, but the way the wind blew made it seems like much more. Snow reached the eves on one side of the two-story motel Kim was in. He was stranded three days beyond his scheduled departure, and food was brought in by snowplow. Kim is a freshman at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.
30 Years Ago – April 6, 1989
Chewelah’s 15 and under boys basketball team returned home from the AAU Inland Empire Basketball tournament in Yakima. The team included Jed Metlow, Ron Carpenter, Jon Belzer, Chris Blake, Ken Ryan, Jason Tapia, Chad Scott and Ryan Holtz. The team was coached by Kelly Car.
20 Years Ago – April 8, 1999
Following a meeting between Stevens County Public Works representatives and irate residents of the Jump Off Joe area, director Duane Lehman bowed to public opinion and dropped plans to close the Jump Off Joe intersection with Highway 395.
The Colville Valley Partners of Habitat for Humanity were set to dedicate their fifth home.
10 Years Ago – April 9, 2009
Teri Washburn was hired as the new Chewelah Library Manager. One of her first goals was to increase hours at the library to better align with other libraries in the Stevens County Library District.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that over $860 million in funding was available for Washington State schools as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.