120 years ago
Friday, June 16, 1893
In November, next state elections will be held in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia, Massachusetts and Missouri.
That was a queer verdict returned by a coroner’s jury over at Seattle, which held that a man killed himself after another had confessed the crime.
The row going on between the democratic factions in this state — headed by C. W. Griggs and Hugh Wallace respectively — is not only interesting but very satisfactory to everybody except Democrats.
100 years ago
Friday, June 20, 1913
The Hymn He Didn’t Want
A young man who was to be married in church to a Miss Way, after a courtship of four years, privately requested the choir not to open the service by singing, “This is the way I long have sought.”
To Watch for Trespass
Last year the Washington Forest Fire Association instructed their rangers to look out for trespass on lands listed with the Association and the officials were so well pleased with this new feature of work and its result that they have decided to make it one of the permanent duties of the men in their employ.
This year more attention will be given the matter, especially the peeling of Cascara bark and rangers will give close attention to this class of work as heretofore bark in small amounts has been taken and it is desired to put a stop to this sort of petty thievery.
Thousands of Postmasters May Lose Jobs
According to an executive order issued by President Wilson, practically all fourth-class postmasters will be compelled to take a civil service examination to determine whether they may continue to hold their offices. These examinations will be open to all who may want the postmastership.
Vote of Thanks
The Montesano Fire Department wish to extend a vote of thanks to Lloyd Pickering, individually, and business men collectively for the proceeds raised from the business men’s base ball game. Clarence Glenn, President.
75 years ago
Thursday, June 16, 1938
A “kids derby” is to be a new feature when the second annual Chehalis River salmon derby is finished off this year, Lewis B. Snelling, general chairman of the Grays Harbor Game Protective association, which is sponsoring the derby.
“The kids derby will be a derby within a derby,” Snelling said. “It will be held during the qualifying weeks and the members of the association will take youngsters out in their boats. There will be special prizes for this event.”
Roller skating is coming back as a popular sport and Grays Harborites now have an opportunity of enjoying it.
Jimmy LaRue is opening a rink at the Grays Harbor auto camp, just this side of McCleary, every Tuesday night. The first night, last Tuesday, was well patronized.
Attractive home, close in, with newly renovated kitchen, double car garage, for rent. Large garden, ideal for chickens or rabbits. Rasmusson Realty & Insurance Agency, phone 64. Furnished apartment, steam heat, overstuffed furniture, elec. refrig., hot and cold water. Phone 202 or 34W evenings.
50 years ago
Thursday, June 20, 1963
Montesano’s sixth annual Dairy Day Parade set a new record for length and quality, according to the unanimous acclaim of spectators. There were 38 entries, according to official records, and a few additional may have crept in which didn’t get on the list. It was a strictly home-made affair, and participants enjoyed themselves just as much as the thousands of spectators. Participation by Montesano firms was greater than ever before.
The fate of Geisler Bridge remained in status quo after another delegation of Wynooche Valley residents urged action at Monday’s meeting of the county commissioners. No solution to the problem of the old span has yet been determined. Its rebuilding, even using materials on hand, is estimated to cost about $40,000, which isn’t available. The 50-year-old bridge is officially closed, although not barricaded. The county has posted signs to that effect. Earlier, a load limit of five tons was established.
Jack and Margie Johnson, former residents of Montesano, will be seen on KING television, channel 5, June 22, in “Northwest Square Dance Festival program at 6 p.m. The Johnsons attended high school here in 1942 and have been square dance teachers and callers for a number of years. He is employed as an engineer by Boeing.
25 years ago
Thursday, June 16, 1988
Recent industry and U.S. Forest Service data demonstrates that the nation is experiencing record-breaking demand for wood products, but timber supply problems may prevent the Pacific Northwest from sharing in the growth in public demand for wood products, according to a N.W. Forestry Association spokesman.
During 1987, there was an increase of some 19 percent in automobile accidents on county roads, according to a report submitted by Public Works Director Mike Daniels to the county commissioners Monday.
Monte Police Beat
June 9, 12:03 p.m. – While walking to work near Monte Villa, a female reported a big, muscular male driving an older type Camaro asked if she wanted to make some money, and wanted a ride. He drove away in an unknown direction.
10 years ago
Thursday, June 19, 2003
Who is ultimately responsible when a tenant steals water from the City of Elma?
A.) The tenant, B.) The landlord, C.) The City of Elma.
Elma City Councilwoman Norma Johanson says the answer is “C.” Elma City Hall says the answer is “B.” Elma City Council and the Elma city attorney said whatever the answer is, it’s coming soon. The issue arose as a result of Norma Johanson’s request to the City Council for a remission funds dating back to Oct. 15.
Grays Harbor County Fair Manager Debbie Adolphsen introduced Weyerhaeuser Public relations liason Sue Eissler, who presented checks totaling $13,275 to local 4-H members in a photo op at Monday’s commissioners meeting. The commissioners approved the use of the money for upgrades to the 4-H rabbit barn and to construct a covered entrance to the pavilion for use by equine contestants at the fairgrounds.