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A Glance at the Past

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100 years ago from the Raymond Herald

February 5, 1915

Work ceases at local oil well

Drilling at the oil well came to a stop last Saturday, when the board of trustees decided that it was useless to continue work any longer in the present hole. This decision was reached after three days work showed that only three feet had been made. For the past couple of months there has been more or less trouble, and drilling has progressed very slowly.

Hand crushed by pile driver

Last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Gerow received a phone message from Astoria, stating that a Mr. McIrvin, a brother of Mrs. Gerow's had met with an accident whereby his right hand had been crushed into a pulp by a pile-driver, and that his attending physician declared it would have to be amputated above the wrist. They were requested to come over as soon as possible.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

February 13, 1963

Muddy water nearly sinks South Bend police car bid

The South Bend City Council ran through a routine session Monday night, and just to keep in practice, threw a few verbal potshots in the direction of Mayor Ivan Ginther.

Opening of bids on a new police car touched off the shooting match with with Councilman George Esveldt on the firing end. Said Esveldt:

"This council has not had five cents worth of cooperation from the mayor on operation of the police department." A new patrol police man was hired by Ginther without consideration of the Council and without a formal meeting of the police committee, Esveldt said.

Fossil found here remains of Nautiloid

A fossil found last summer by Mr. Laird near the city limits of Raymond have identified by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. as a remnant of nautiloid cephalapod which probably existed in this region about 100 million years ago.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

January . A31, 1990

Storm throws Super Bowl for a loss

Some area Super Bowl fans blew a fuse Sunday when a storm sent trees into power lines, shutting off electricity in various areas.

Doug Miller, PUD chief of engineering and operations manager, said "a lot of Super Bowl complaints" were included in customer calls to the district over the weekend.

Emergency room upgrade is goal

An improved emergency room and building an assisted care facility are the top foals of Willapa Harbor Hospital. A long range planning group has completed its efforts and the hospital has a new mission statement and a new list of goals for the next three to five years.



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