Here is Remember When for July 11, 2019…
110 Years Ago: July 9, 1909
People in the Upper Chewelah Creek settlement were planning a necktie social with entertainment at the Fairview schoolhouse. The main feature will be the sale of basket lunches that the young ladies will bring containing a necktie like the one the lady was wearing.
The application to place the Chewelah schools on the accredited list was approved by the state Board of Education for the 9th and 10th grades only.
100 Years Ago: July 18, 1919
H. S. Spedden of the Ford Garage went to Spokane on Monday and purchased a new seven passenger Oldsmobile for his business and received a carload of new tractors.
70 Years Ago: July 14, 1949
Door to door ice delivery began this week in Chewelah. Service was available seven days a week for the convenience of ice box users. Orders must be placed one day in advance for delivery by Silver Spring Dairy.
Chewelah Girl Scouts enjoyed a picnic at Brown’s Lake last weekend.
60 Years Ago: July 15, 1959
According to general manager Howard Ziebell, operations at the Chewelah Magnesite Company plant will continue until at least the end of the month. Ziebell hopes to run as long as possible and also hopes to avoid a complete local shutdown.
A slumber party was held in honor of Kathy Swinger’s birthday anniversary at her home. Celebrating with Kathy were Linda Tadlock, Judy Washburn, Kelly Davis, Gail Peck, Susan Hammering, Janis Clark, Bonnie Davis and Elaine Hartill.
50 Years Ago: July 17, 1969
Diane Zeihen and Patty McCormack recently returned from the week long Girls Junior Conservation Camp held on Orcas Island. Both girls were sponsored by the Stevens County Sportsmen Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Beck and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Belknap and boys from Valley attended the Inchelium Rodeo — the Belknap’s remained over and camped on Sherman Creek.
40 Years Ago: July 12, 1979
John Culler, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Omen, Sr. and Mrs. Cecilia Culler, all of Chewelah, was a member of a team of skydivers who won the national championships in Indiana for the second year in a row. They competed against more than 30 teams from throughout United States.
The 4th of July picnic at the Summit School house was a success in every respect with more than 70 people attending — it was a fun day for the community.
30 Years Ago: July 13, 1989
A new keg registration law was adopted to curtail “keg parties” by underaged drinkers.
The Meadow Lake project was nearly completed with trail, campsites, a fully accessible dock, and wildlife viewing platforms.
Former KHQ “Eye in the Sky” Dan Schmarr was recently appointed as lodge manager and marketing director at 49 Degrees North.
20 Years Ago: July 15, 1999
Three area teenagers were charged with First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Matthew Davis, 17, of Northport. Davis was shot at least 21 times and stabbed in the chest and throat. His body was left along the Burlington Northern tracks north of Chewelah.
10 Years Ago: July 16, 2009
49 Degrees North Mountain Resort announced the beginning of a major resort improvement project. Angel Peak, a major sub-peak of the Chewelah Mountain crest, was to be transformed into hundreds of acres of improved ski and snowboard terrain.
Chewelah Boy Scout Troop 903 honored three new Eagle Scouts as Caleb Meyers, Corey Brazell and Jacob Bryant were awarded the highest scouting rank at a Court of Honor.