Remember When For April 28

Here is the Remember When article for the May 5 Edition of The Independent…


100 Years Ago – April 28, 1916

The Jenkins High School agriculture class spent their laboratory period Wednesday morning grafting apple trees for Mr. Will Bramley. The class is also making a practical study of farm motors and implements.

P.F. Cartier Van Dissell spent a couple of days in this section looking after the interests of the Phoenix Lumber Company of which he is manager. Mr. Van Dissell reports the situation greatly improved in the lumber business and the outlook for the future is good.

70 Years Ago – April 25, 1946
The Chewelah ski team won the Intermountain Championships this year, retaining the Boge trophy. Although one of the smallest clubs, the local skiers are consistent winners at the meets during the season. Members of the team are Joe LaVigne, Jerry Ziegler, Jerry Gaiser, Leo Kofler, Norman LaVigne, Mrs. Norman LaVigne, Priscilla Gess and Duane Estes.

Haverland Meadows, owned and operated by John Barnes for the past three years, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fancher, of Tonasket, who have already taken possession. The consideration is reported to be $100,000.

60 Years Ago – April 26, 1956
Guy Robinson, formerly of Wauconda, has been named bulk distributor for the H. Earl Clack Inc. products in Chewelah, according to an announcement made this week by company officials. He will work out of the Hi-Power service station. Mr. Robinson joins two brothers, Cleo and David, who came to Chewelah recently to open Robinson Bros. Auto Service at the Hi-Power station.

At a meeting of the Northwest District Association of Student Councils held at Cheney, Chewelah’s Jenkins High School junior, Miss Karen Alm, was elected secretary of the group for next year. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss general problems confronting governing bodies of schools in this area. Attending from here were Mary Ann Andrews, Valdine Cook and Karen Alm.

50 Years – April 28, 1966
Selection of representatives of Jenkins High School to attend Boys State was made this week at a noon luncheon at the Busy Bee Café. Gary Frisvold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Frisvold, and Douglas Mattoon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mattoon were the two selected, with David Miller as alternate. The American Legion will sponsor Frisvold and the Kiwanis Club will sponsor Mattoon.

Dwight Thorp announced the opening of an appliance and TV store in Chewelah. The A-1 Appliance and TV is located in the building formerly occupied by I & S Jewelers, next to Salisbury Insurance Agency. He will repair radios, television sets and small appliances.

40 Years Ago – April 29, 1976
A new dress shop was opened by Sallye Clark and she planned a grand opening this weekend with $100, $50, and $25 gift certificates for the winners of a drawing. The shop is located on Highway 395 across from City Hall.

The Inland Empire Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, announced that Chewelah Independent managing editor Carl Molesworth was among the winners of this year’s excellence in Journalism Competition.

30 Years Ago – April 24, 1986
Leonard Coufal Jr., son of Leonard and Rebecca Coufal, was selected as Student of the week at Jenkins High School by his Auto Shop instructor, Mr. Carl Ecklund.

Louise Dashiell and Cheri McCullough from the Soroptimist Beautification Committee, Mayor Larry Richmond and Fred Schaefer, Manager of the Northtown Branch of First Interstate Bank in Spokane joined together to plant the Spring Rally Friendship Tree on Saturday in the Chewelah Park. Our community was one of 100 Washington communities across the state to receive a spring rally friendship tree through First Interstate Bank, sponsor of the event.

20 Years Ago – April 25, 1996
The Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Established in Tacoma in 1896, the WSFWC had 90 member clubs throughout the state, including Chewelah. A local event was held at the United Church of Christ where Janie Salisbury and Betty Chalmers greeted guests.