Here is Remember When from the Nov. 3 edition of the Chewelah Independent.
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100 Years Ago – October 27, 1916
The Chewelah Drug Company had rented the McPherson building recently occupied by the Chewelah Commercial Company and will take possession on the first of the month. The painters and carpenters were at work, making the necessary improvements and changes.
The Bluestar mine was timbering up the old shaft in preparation for to pumping out the mine. The work was done in connection with the drifting east on the long cross-cut for the contract.
70 Years Ago – October 31, 1946
Pfc. Carl Oman, Jr., now stationed in Linz, Austria, talked with his wife here by telephone last Thursday, with six minutes allowed for the conversation. He had just returned from Paris, France, where he had accompanied officers on an inspection trip.
The Chewelah high school football team added another victory to its string for the season last Friday when they defeated Springdale 25 to 0 on Springdale’s home field. Touchdowns were made by Schalock, Hafer, Newbury and Acheson. The point after touchdown was made by Waltner.
60 Years Ago – November 1, 1956
Two members of the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce attended a chamber workshop in Spokane on Monday conducted by the United States Chamber. Douglas P. Salisbury and the Rev. Louis B. Gerhardt attended and reported that it was a most inspiring meeting.
Kay Fancher of Valley was a member of the 75-voice Whitman Choir preparing for a Christmas concert by the Whitman College Conservatory of Music. The chorus will be accompanied by pipe organ, harpsichord, and a 20-piece orchestra during three concerts.
50 Years Ago – November 3, 1966
In spite of the 77 years that have intervened since Washington Territory became a state on November 11, 1889, an unusual number of people have lived in this area during all these years. Attending a dinner meeting were Maude Logan, Katherine LaPray, Olive Durkee, Edna Gurnsey, Elmer Mullen, Lizzie Ludwig, Ed Rieckers, Pearl Rieckers, Olive Hall, Marsha Mapes, Orie Griffith, Eugene Hall, Robert Tarble, Hugh Stolp, Emma Dunlop, and Art Belknap.
Bart Richardson, a 1966 graduate of Jenkins high school recently attended a 12-week course in drafting at the Manpower Development Training Act, at Green River community College in Auburn. Bart is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson of Addy. He plans to complete his education in engineering and will begin college in the winter quarter. He is presently employed at Boeing.
40 Years Ago – November 4, 1976
Northwest Alloys, Inc. announced that revisions to its silicon furnace dust collecting system costing almost $1 million were underway. General Manager George F. Hutton, Jr. said the modifications should enable the company to resume ferro-silicon production by early 1977. The company is currently purchasing ferro-silicon from an outside source to support the magnesium production rather than operating without benefit from its magnesium production from its complete dust control system reported Hutton. N.W.A. feels this revision will offer the quickest and most effective solution to emissions problems at the plant.
10 Years Ago – November 2, 2006
Seven JHS boys from the X-Country team were headed to Pasco for the state 1A championships at the Sun Willows Golf and Country Club. Rebecca Johnstone was also headed to state as the only member of the Cougar girls to qualify for the championship meet.
For the first time in history a tree from Washington was selected as the nation’s official Capital Christmas Tree. The 65-foot Noble fir was provided by the Olympic National Forest in partnership with the Northwest Interpretive Association and the State of Washington.