Here are Remember When for August 1, 2019…
110 Years Ago – July 30, 1909
John O’Daniel, assistant at the local Great Northern depot, recently installed the best typewriter in town. The L. C. Smith typewriter has visible print sufficient to enable him to do all the billing and report work on it.
J. T. Perkins harvested the last of his berry crop yesterday and remarked that his half-acre spot brought in $224.50 for 140 crates of picked strawberries.
100 Years Ago – August 1, 1919
Score another hit for the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the activities which culminated in members meeting with John R. Helphrey of the Curlew Creamery Company, a modern creamery and cold storage plant for Chewelah is now assured. A site has been purchased and the new plant will be in active operation by the spring season of next year.
70 Years Ago – August 4, 1949
The city council will be asked to erect suitable “playground and school zone signs” in the vicinity of the city park, tennis court, and the junior and senior high schools on the state highway. It was pointed out by members of the John V. Folsom post of the American Legion that a serious hazard exists along the highway in that area.
60 Years Ago – August 5, 1959
Jerry Chalmers drove to Clearwater, Idaho, last Thursday to get his wife and children who had spent the past three weeks on vacation. The Chalmers were guests of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hall. On a fishing trip, Betty Chalmers caught a 32 pound salmon.
50 Years Ago – August 7, 1969
Chewelah experienced its finest hour, all day and part of the next when local citizens joined with the city crew to pour the floor of the municipal swimming pool. Even as the concrete dried around the reinforcing steal, the rich green tiles were mortared into position to make the race lanes, the community labor was coordinated by Roy Richmond.
40 Years Ago – August 2, 1979
The first citizens of Chewelah to walk across Highway 395 under the new Chewelah traffic signal were some of the senior citizens who worked to obtain the light for the community. Chewelah Police Chief Wayne Wilsey urged pedestrians to use caution when crossing until area residents become familiar with the new lights.
30 Years Ago – August 3, 1989
Mr. and Mrs. George Kulzer were named as Grand Marshals for the Valley Fair. The Kulzer family came to the area in 1889.
National Guard helicopters were assisting the Stevens County Sheriff’s annual marijuana harvest. In addition to the National Guard, the sheriff will be assisted by the provisions of the recently enacted Washington State Omnibus Substance Abuse Act.
20 Years Ago – July 29, 1999
The Valley Community Fair Grand Marshals and Honored Citizens are Frances Edwards, Clara Noonan and Marie Burya.
Aladdin Hearth Products held a ground breaking ceremony commemorating the start of their $7 million expansion.
The bodies of two Chewelah men were recovered from the Salmon River over the weekend — Toby Miller and David Rancourt were last seen entering the river for a swim on Friday, July 23.
10 Years Ago – August 6, 2009
After serving eleven and a half years as the curator of the Chewelah Historical Museum, Barbara Swanson stepped down from that position to prepare for a planned move to the Seattle area.
More than 110 classic cars were on display in Chewelah’s City Park on Saturday as part of the 2009 James Dean Days.