100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
April 16, 1915
New fire signals adopted for city
The fire alarm districts of the city have been rearranged, and the department has been busy this week on the telephones, giving the number of the district in which the instrument is located, for greater facility in reporting fires to Central. The boundaries of the districts according to the new arrangement are as follows:
District Number 14 is on the North by Commercial Street, on the East by Fourth Street, and on the South side by South Fork.
Emergency clause delay road work
The county commissioners met Wednesday afternoon in adjourned session. It had been expected when the adjourned last week that by the middle of this week the supreme court would have passed upon the legality of the emergency clause to the road bill, and that they would be able to award the contract for improving the road from Easton Raymond to Giesy's Crossing. Deputy Highway Commissioner Ege came down yesterday afternoon from Olympia and met with the commissioners and accompanied by a delegation from South Bend the officials went over the proposed South Bend Raymond boulevard for the purpose of giving Mr. Ege an opportunity to estimate the cost of opening up the unfinished portion of that roadway.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
April 16, 1965
Band receives high award at Kelso
The Raymond high school concert band directed by Robert Neisinger received an excellent rating in the annual Southwest Washington high school band concert held recently in Kelso.
The 47 piece band played "Town Crier' by Leonard Smith and "Symphonic Prelude" by John Cacavas.
Baleville Garden club plans show
Mres. John Wesenhaver and Mrs. Babe Dick were hostesses to the Baleville Garden Club at the Westenhaver home April 2. Mrs. Virginia Olsen, a guest, and 14 members were present.
The hostesses served dessert luncheon before the business session was held with Mrs. Don Baker presiding. Planning and assigning work parties for this flower show April 11 and 12 was he main order for business.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
April 18, 1990
State looking for prison sites again
Raymond has again been invited to apply for placement of a prison of medium, minimum or prerelease status.
Mayor Marshall Briggs said he received one of the 750 letters sent by the state Department of Corrections to public officials across the state.
The April 3 letter, signed by Chase Riveland, DOC secretary, says the department is seeking sites for one 1, 024 bed medium security correctional facility.
Arbor Day misfires at Denny's Lumber
Forbidden fruit was stolen from Denny's Lumber and Hardware this month, when about 36 apple trees were taken on two different occasions within the past 12 days.
The first illegal harvesting was reported by owner Denny Porter on Monday, April 9, Porter arrived that morning and found that 25 to 30 trees had been taken during weekend from the unfenced lot across the street from the store.