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A Glance at the Past 10-15-14

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The body of a man clad in workingman's garb was discovered floating in the slough at Commercial and Fifth street last Saturday afternoon. A receipt from a Tacoma employment agency, dated October 1, and directed to the Hans Pederson Construction company, which was found in the dead man's pocket, established his identity as Tony Marono. Later a countryman of Marono's told the officers of having met him on the evening of his arrival in Raymond, and said that the man was despondent and threatened to kill himself.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

October 1, 1964

Filter for pool, unfiltered smokes busy commission

John Neilson of the Raymond Park Board appeared before the City Commission Monday night to discuss a new filter for Nevitt Memorial Pool.

"One of the three things will happen," Neilson said. "The tax payers buy a new filter system, the L. V. Raymond Trust assists in buying one, or the pool closes down."

Neilson said a delegation from Raymond went to study the filter at the pool there. A Mr. Lane, electrician for the city of Hoquiam, has made a thorough study of the problem of filtering swimming pools,

Motorcycle rally banned by Long Beach Council

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25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

October 11, 1989

Prison protesters cry, 'put it to a vote,' and board does

After a crowd of protesters shouted, pleaded and cried of their fears at a Raymond City Commission meeting on October 17, the board agreed to try to put the issue or a proposed prison work camp to a citizens vote.

About 70 persons filled the commission room, while 50 or more stood outside, many pressing their way through the door. Several of those present carried signs bearing slogans such as "Just Say No!" and "Put it to a Vote!"

Last major quake hit Willapa in 1949

Are we going to have an earthquake here in the northwest?

Sure, officials say, the only question is when and how severe. \Figures from the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency indicate 22 earthquakes have been recorded in Washington state since 1872.



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