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Glance at the Past 8.19.15

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100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
August 20, 1915
Dead cat talk dropped by city.
The Raymond city commission Monday night indicated that it had heard enough about dead skunks, cats, dogs, or any other dead animal on the streets of Raymond. The question came up again because last week the commission took the job of picking up carcasses that citizens complain about off the hands of the police department and dumped it on the sanitation department.

Lebam shake mill hit by costly fire.
Firemen from the Willapa Fire District and the Department of Natural Resources were summoned to Lebam shortly before 1pm. Wednesday when fire threatened to destroy the HKW Shake Mill.

Firemen said sparks from the burner fired part of the conveyor and spread from there to the inside of the mill.

The two Willapa Valley Fire District trucks stationed at Lebam were soon on the scene, along with the Natural Resources truck from Menlo. A third fire district truck was dispatched from Raymond, but firemen manning it said the blaze was out by the time they arrived.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
August 19, 1965
Over thousand attend picnic.
The second annual Merchants' and Farmers' Picnic held at Menlo last Friday, was all that had been hoped for by those having it in charge, and the attendance was even larger than last year. The special train of eight coaches was in personal charge of Supt. W. C. Albee of the Northern Pacific who was accompanied by assistant Supt. J. S. Dean and C. E. Arney, Western Immigration and industrial agent, and these officials, together with local Agent L. C. Thornton, who accompanied them to Menlo, did everything in their power to make the transportation of the crows comfortable and expeditious . More than 600 passengers were carried from the lower valley points, and with the addition of those in attendance.

Invent saw to split big loss.
The Siler Mill Co. have in operation a bg drag saw which is splitting the biggest logs they have in their boom, some of which have laid there for several years because they could not be gotten into the mill and sawed up.

The big saw is the result of the inventive mind of Jacob Siler and the manufacturing genius of R. Gerber. The methods employed heretofore in reducing the large logs to a size convenient for sawing has been by the use of blasting power. This method caused a great deal of waste of timber, and was not satisfactory in many ways. Mr. Siler studied out the present machine, showed his idea to Mr. Gerber of the Raymond Foundery and Machine company, and he perfected the plan so that it works, it might be said to perfection.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
August 22, 1990
May burn home 'not worth fixing'.
Discussion at the brief Raymond City commissioner's meeting Monday centered on ways to satisfy complaints about a home at 728 Barnhart Street.

Officials believe it belongs to Robert Connery, but Mayor Marshall Briggs said Connery has written him disclaiming any interest in the property.

City Attorney Guy Glenn said he will investigate ownership of the home which Commissioner Ed Norman said is "not worth fixing."

Care center restored to good status.
State imposed restrictions on Willapa Harbor Care Center were lifted last Friday, August 17.

Surveyors from the state Department of Social and Health Services made a surprise inspection in June and said the center was in violation of state standards.

Since July, the center had been unable to admit, readmit, or accept transfers of Medicare, Medicaid, or private paid patients. The center also stood in danger of losing its federal funds for Medicaid and Medicare patients.

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