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A Glance at the Past

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In these remarkable pictures, the army troops, under such well known Indian fighters of the latter half of the 19th century as General Nelson A. Miles, Lieutenant Chase King, General Maus, Major Sickle and many others together with Buffalo Bill, the great scout.

This particular issue was littered with death notices of what they called "pioneers" of South Bend and Pacific County. Those deaths included: Harvey J. Hall, Philip Patton, Vanatta Murray.

Harvey J. Hall, an old resident of Pacific County, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claud Dunson.

Philip Patton, one of the best known pioneers of Pacific County, died in his home in Lebam.

Vanatta Murray, for a number of years a resident of South Bend, died there last Saturday night, and her funeral was held from Henderson's chapel in South Bend.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

March 19, 1964

Engineer eyes defects in city water supply

The City of Raymond was warned Monday night that not only is the butte creek water system which supplies the city in very poor shape but that water from this source stands a chance of being contaminated.

Jim Poirot, of the consulting engineering firm of Cornell, Howland, Hayes and Merryfield, had undertaken a preliminary look at the water system at the rewuest of the city commission. Purpose of this look was to determine how much it would cost the city to have a complete engineering study of the system.

Commission hears angry debate caused by rumor

For a while there Monday night it was hard to tell the Raymond city commission meeting from a hot recess at an elementary school playground, "I didn't!" "you're a liar!" and "I'll get even with you for this!" rending the air.

Involved in the interchange were Fire Chief Charles Oldani, Police Chief Dan Lunsford and a mysterious Mr. X who was considerably talked about but never identified.

Oldani, when asked by the mayor during the regular conference if he had anything to discuss, said, "I've got something pretty serious; I think we'd better wait until the end of the meeting.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

March 21, 1990

Lebam man guilty of vehicular homicide

It took a jury just over two hours to find David R. Hawley of Lebam guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault following a two and a half day trial last week. On the morning of June 10 last year, Hawley was Easbound on SR 6. Just West of Lebam, he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a Westbound pickup driven by David A. Haynes of longview. Killed instantly was Haynes' passenger Tommy G. Matzen of St. Helens, Oregon. Haynes incurred a broken hip.

Veterans memorial to go in Fifth Street Park

A stone memorial to county veterans killed in war will be placed in the Fifth Street Park this spring. At their March 19 meeting, the Raymond City Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the VFW, Pacific Post 968, to put the marker in the park. John Mandel, VFW quartermaster, said the polished stone will be engraved with the names of county residents killed in World War I and II, the Korean War and Vietnam War.

The stone is six feet long, three feet high and eight inches thick. It will sit on a seven foot wide base, and the VFW will be covering the cost.

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