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A Glance at the Past 5-20-15

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Glance at the Past

100 years ago from the Raymond Herald

May 14, 1915

Arrest Haggerty in Los Angeles.

J. J. Haggerty, president of the defunct Raymond Trust Company, for whom the officials of this county have been searching diligently ever since he failed to appear for trial at the January term of court, and who had twice been reported under arrest within the past month, first at El Paso, and later at San Francisco, and is now in the custody of the officers at Los Angeles, where Sheriff Bell has gone to bring him back to Pacific County.

Rescues child from slough.

The little child of Joe Cheslock of this city fell into the slough at 7th St. Friday evening, near the Raymond Manufacturing Co's plant, and had a very narrow escape from drowning. The child had gone down for the third time, there being no one near but some women who saw the accident but were powerless to give help, when Morrow came along. As soon as he learned whata happened Mr. Morrow had jumped into the slough at the point where the child had been seen to sink.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

May 13, 1965

Fireman flush, pressure pooped, council charred.

On the night of May 5 some South Bend homes suffered a shore but exasperating water shortage. At the same time the city reservoir was dropping at an alarming rate. How this happened was explored in some detail at Monday night's meeting of the South Bend city council. On the night in question the fire department embarked on a program of periodic flushing of the city hydrants, a program the city council has approved at it's last city council meeting. It developed Monday night that the fire department might have overdone it just a wee bit.

Lack of vent, sun through bottle blamed for fires.

Raymond city firemen were called to the Willapa Hotel on May 7 when an unvented dryer overheated and caught fire. Halls of the hotel were filled with smoke, but damage was confined to the dryer.

That same day sparks from a welding torch ignited sawdust under the gang saw at the Weyerhaeuser mill. Mill workers used a line on the fire and city crews added dry chemicals to quell the blaze.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald.

May 23, 1990

Officials sniff garbage hikes.

Raymond and South Bend residents may face increases in their garbage disposal costs this summer officials in both cities announced.

The fee increases will be needed if, as expected, tipping fees at Rainbow Valley Landfill are boosted on June 1.

Tom Friend, new owner of the landfill, told the officials this week that the tipping fee, now $25.28 per ton in both cities, would probably be boosted next month to $40 or $50.

Spogen supports co op for Raymond and South Bend.

School Superintendent Dave Spogen spoke in favor of forming a school cooperative with Raymond at Monday's meeting of the South Bend school board. Referring to an analysis by high school Principal Don Lorensten of South Bend's academic strengths, Spogen said, "Because we have this strength, we can offer it to the neighbouring districts.

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