The public schools of Raymond opened Monday morning with a full quota of teachers and an enrollment which exceeds that of any year in the history of the schools, the total number of pupils who have entered this year being 710. This comes in the nature of a surprise to the school board and superintendent, as year about 75 pupils residing in the Sylvandale district attended the Raymond schools, while this year these pupils are enrolled in the new consolidated school at Willapa, and it was not expected that the increase in enrollment in the district proper would counterbalance this withdrawal.
Big Steamer to Load for Canal
Mrs. G. C. Hower of Seattle is the guest of Mrs. Mason on 11th street, for a few days.
Next week the big steamer James H. Crowell, under charter to the Sudden, Christenson company, of San Francisco, will come to Raymond to complete a cargo for the Atlantic coast, by way of the Panama canal. The vessel, which carries between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 feet of lumber , is now loading a part of her cargo on the Sound. Arriving here, she will take lumber at the Siler mill and will also load 8,000,000 Eureka and Clear shingles from the Southwest Manufacturing Company.
50 Years Ago from the Raymond Herald
September 10, 1964
Mosquito Control Sought by South Bend Mothers
Mosquitos as big as elephants are dive bombing South Bend residents, a worried mother told the city council Monday night. The mother was Mrs. Marvin-Clements who, with Mrs. Edgar Church, appeared before a council to ask that a mosquito control program be put into effect in the county seat town.
"This is a health hazard that needs correction," said Mrs. Clements who disclosed that she had already complained to Dr. R. S. Johnston, Jr., county health officer. She said Dr. Johnston told her to come to city council and put up a howl.
Employment High Here
Logging employment remained high in Pacific County during August, although the heavy demand for loggers is slacking some, according to the monthly Employment Security Department report released by Edwin S. Harding, local manager, this week.
Many woods employers, instead of expanding operations, are now endeavoring to complete dirt road and dry weather sides before the fall rains replace the summer rains. Employment in lumbering was down some during August as Olympic Hardwood was down three weeks for vacations and replacement of machinery.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
August 23, 1989
Bay Asks More Bridge Building
A flurry of bridge building may be in Pacific County's future. At least that's what Public Works Director John Bay would like to see. The county has usually replaced one bridge per year, but Bay would like to speed that up to four a year. To do that, he and County Engineer Pat Morrisey have asked the commissioners to make two temporary engineer positions full-time.
Charge Area Man Grew Pot in Woods
A Raymond man allegedly spotted from the air in a field of marijuana near Walville will face a charge of manufacturing the substance. A Lewis County deputy, on aerial patrol August 31, allegedly saw Ronald E Mannan, 43, about a half mile from the Pacific County border. The deputy radioed fellow officers on the ground and they nabbed Mannan after a quarter-mile chase on foot, just as he reached his pickup truck on a Weyerhaeuser logging road.