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A Glance at the Past

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The house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Gillette, who was sleeping upstairs, and who was aroused by the cat leaping upon the bed, and mewing in the middle in the night. They awakened to find the house on fire and the flames just about to break through into their room. Hurriedly snatching a few articles of clothing, they were just able to make their escape from the house.

Fisherman's luck

County Game Warden Bullard hauled in a jack pot last Saturday when he ran across several people who were fishing just below the Lebam hatchery dam and within the prohibited line. He brought three of the parties. Barney Hyde, Jas. A. Nichols and E.C. Dennis, to Raymond, where they plead guilty before Judge Dorrien and were assessed for $10 each. Another party was just baiting his hook preparatory to casting it in the water when he spied Mr. Bullard.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

January 30, 1964

Former Raymond girls tells of events in canal zone

Mrs. Nadine Springer Egnew, wife of Staff Sergeant Philip Egnew of Albrook Airforce Base, Panama Canal zone, and the daughter of Mrs. Arthur Springer, Raymond, was a witness to the recent riots at Balboa high school in the Panama Canal zone.

With their six children, the Egnews live "on base" near Albrook. Sgt. Egnew was transferred to the base in March, and his family followed in May. For some time they lived in Panama City, only recently getting housing.

Chimney fires account for greatest number of alarms

Raymond firemen answered 63 alarms in the city during 1963 and 27 alarms in the county for a total of 96. Total time spent at fires was 33 hours and 15 minutes, with an average of 10 men answering fire calls.

Insurance of buildings involved in fires was $17,717,700 with insurance on contents adding $138,000 more. Total insurance paid during 1963 was $39,780, with $27,405 of that paid on buildings and $12,375 on contents.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

January 31, 1990

Emergency room upgrade is goal

An improved emergency room and building and assisted care facility are the top goals of Willapa Harbor Hospital.

A long range planning group has completed its efforts, and the hospital has a new mission statement and a new list of goals for the next three to five years.

Hospital Administrator Victor Vander Does will begin studying the feasibility of a 25 bed facility that would care for persons who aren't able to live by themselves, but don't need to be in a nursing home.

Yard may be open for muster

Pacific Hardwoods South Bend Co. is hauling its lumber out of the Port of Willapa Harbor sorting yard lot.

Tom Mcgough, general manager for hardwoods, said there is currently no need for the extra storage space for logs because the pulp market is down. In April, 1989, the company signed a lease with the port for the 12 and one quarter acre lot at a rate of $1,500 per month plus leasehold tax.

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