100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 2, 1915
Everything ready for big celebration
Raymond is rapidly taking on holiday attire, and by tomorrow night the city will be handsomely decorated for the big celebration which the Firemen are to pull off next Monday, and that the holiday spirit is beginning to make itself felt is evident by the large number of out of town people who are filling the stores. The Central building was the first to be decorated, and it makes a very showy place. First street business houses are being put in holiday attire as fast as possible. The continued warm weather is adding considerable to the expectations of the coming event, and a large number of visitors are expected, and will be warmly welcomed by the citizens of this city.
Johnson given two to 10 years
P. T. Johnson, former cashier of the Raymond Trust Company, and who had been convicted on a charge of making a false statement to the state bank examiner, was sentenced Monday morning by Judge Alston to serve from two to ten years in the state penitentiary at Walla Walla.
Notice of appeal to the supreme court was given, and Mr. Johnson furnished a bond in the sum of $3000 which will give him his freedom pending his appeal. The same parties who had been on his former bond again qualified on this bond.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 1, 1965
A fireworks stand on the Shoalwater Indians reservation is selling fireworks which are illegal for us in the state. Because the reservation is federal land, local authorities have no jurisdiction over the sales. However, anyone using the fireworks off of the reservation is subject to arrest. Law enforcement officers are more concerned with saving children from harm than they are illegal aspects, but believe arrests and confiscation of the explosives can best accomplish this. Some small fires have already been blamed on firecrackers.
Local people buy home
Sale of the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Raymond by the Grandate Co. to a local corporation known as Hillcrest Center, Inc. was announced today by officers of the purchasing company.
Purchase price for the 17 month old nursing home was $389,400.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald.
July 3, 1990
Palix bridge delayed
A big snafu has halted construction of the Palix River bridge for the last two months. For unknown reasons, nearly every shaft casing driven into the river bed and banks to support the new bridge collapsed, said a Department of Transportation official.
Neither the steel shafts themselves nor the installer of them, Quigg Bros., was blamed for their failure, said Amy Otto, assistant project engineer for DOT's Longview field office.
Transit ridership up in May
Bus ridership is up in Pacific County. Pacific Transit System reported that traffic for the month of May increased nine percent over the same month last year. A total of 15,828 riders used Pacific Transit in May, compared to 14,576 in the same month of 1989. Total ridership to date in 1990 is 70,738, compared to 69, 986 last year.
"I think it's up because of better service," said Gary Cheney, operations supervisor. "We're upgrading all the time, and word of mouth helps spread the good news about it."