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A Glance at the Past 8-13-14

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The Menlo opera house was formally opened last night, and was greeted with a crowded house. The program consisted of several reels of photo plays and some excellent singing by the Peerless Comedy Quartette.

The new opera house is under the management of Geo. Reizner, and the program was the same as is put on at the Raymond and South Bend houses and there was two and a half hours of amusement for those in attendance.

Will start oil well soon.

Everything is now ready for the beginning of actual drilling at the site of the oil well to be sunk on Raymond Heights. The big derrick is completed and looms up conspicuously in the landscape, and the work of drilling is merely awaiting the arrival of some rope which has been ordered and will probably arrive this afternoon or tomorrow.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

August 13, 1964

Drainage costs may doom proposed Duryea Street

Even in advance of the public hearing, a local improvement district tentatively scheduled for upper Duryea Street appears doomed for failure.

The high cost of drainage will send the project down the drain, Charles Oldani predicted to the city commission on Monday night.

Last week engineering estimates for the work were sent out to residents of upper Duryea, and they were not long in the making their anguish known.

South Bend gets new dam going

The City of South Bend is forging ahead with it's Martin Creek dam project which engineers say increase the municipal water storage capacity by about 60 percent.

Ark G. Chin, partner in the engineering firm of Carey and Kramer, told the city council Monday night that he was highly pleased with the preparatory work done by Ivan Bode which Chin had inspected earlier in the day.

Clearing work was well done and the rock abutment to which a 20-foot high concrete arch dam will be anchored is completely exposed. An access road has been built.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

August 16, 1989

Money man sought by Raymond school board

In a "fact finding" move, the Raymond School Board is seeking financial advisers to assist in bond planning for a new school facility.

The school is also seeking an architect to design a facility and provide cost estimates.

The financial institution would chart costs and describe how to go about a bond issue, Mrs. Johnson said. The school district will accept applications from interested firms until tomorrow, Aug. 17.

Sgt. Bev Maddox back at state police school

Raymond Police Sgt. Bev Maddox, who in May, 1987, was given a six month leave of absence that stretched into two years, returned to the state Police Academy on August 1.

Mayor Marshall Briggs said if Sgt. Maddox completes the 11-week academy program, she will return to the city department as a sergeant at a salary of $2,114 per month.

Since the city cannot afford two sergeants or six full-time policemen, acting Sgt. Buddy Church will revert to the rank of a patrolman upon Sgt. Maddox' return, and the officer Shane Green, who has the lowest seniority in the department will be laid off.

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