Here is Remember When for September 20, 2018…
70 Years Ago – September 16, 1948
A completely modern butchering and meat storage plant had been built by J. A. Pope of the Chewelah Meat Company a half mile south of town. Much of the work will be custom killing, curing and smoking.
The new road to the local ski hill, which has been a goal for several years, would become a reality this fall. The necessary equipment had been moved to the area by the county commissioners who will cooperate with the federal forestry department in completing the five-mile stretch.
An estimated 6,000 people attended the 3-day Stevens County 4-H and FFA fair.
60 Years Ago – September 18, 1958
Larry Hoel ranked number 1 in a class of 82 in his mechanical fundamentals class at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Kenny Schmid was home on a 30-day leave from the Army — having just returned from a tour of duty in Korea.
50 Years Ago – September 12, 1968
When the new First Congregation Church was constructed in 1964 a bell tower was erected on church property across from the church. It contains the historic bell donated by a pioneer missionary and was dedicated as the Cushing Ells Memorial Bell Tower.
30 Years Ago – September 15, 1988
Brooks Business Equipment recently donated a computer for the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce office.
20 Years Ago – September 17, 1998
Community Celebrations, the non-profit volunteer organization that produces the annual Chataqua and Festival of Lights, recently marked its 25th anniversary.
Stevens County Rural Library Director, Regan Robinson, announced that three new librarians had been hired to provide support for Onion Creek, Hunters, Northport, Orient and Loon Lake.
10 Years Ago – September 18, 2008
The Valley Bible Church building, a Methodist Sunday School, celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Johnny Triplett proudly displayed a 6-pound, 20-inch large mouth bass he caught in Jump Off Joe Lake.
Russ Whitley gained 234 yards and scored three Cougar touchdowns Friday night at Medical Lake as Chewelah upset the Cardinals in their home opener by a 27 – 20 score.