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A Glance at the Past

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100 years ago from the Raymond Herald

February 19, 1915

Water question discussed tonight

The registration books of the city closed on Tuesday evening of this week until after the special election called for the purpose of voting on the proposition to purchase the Raymond Water company's plant by the city. The total registration was little more than half of the voting strength of the city, only 753 having qualified themselves to vote at the water election to be held Saturday of next week.

Second series of men's dinners

The second of the series of mens dinners inaugurated by the Presbyterian church last month will be held next Friday evening, February 26, in the parlors of the church, and invitations will be issued in a day or two.

It is the purpose of these dinners to provide a medium whereby the men of the city can get together once a month and enjoying a social gathering, and at the same time have the opportunity of hearing some of the most interesting topics of the day discussed from the viewpoint of men who have made a special study of the matters of which they speak.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

February 21, 1964

Two cars badly smashed up in weekend spills

Two automobiles were "almost unbelievably smashed" in weekend accidents investigated by the Washington State patrol and Sheriff Herman Felber's duties. An automobile containing six teenagers went out of control on the Elk Creek road about a mile outside of Raymond Saturday night about 10:30pm, went down a bank and rolled over. The driver, Jimmy Daugherty, 16 Raymond, and his five passengers were not injured, but the auto is a mass of junk.

Schools shut Monday as flu bug hits area

Raymond schools were closed for a week Monday afternoon when absenteeism reached 20%. School administrators decided to call for the unscheduled vacation when 213 of the 1,041 pupils were absent on Monday. Closure was on advice of county health officer Dr. Sherwin Johnston.

Strangely enough, on the day that Raymond schools were closed, Valley high school was had an almost unheard of 100 percent attendance rate.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

February 21, 1990

Timber sales up $20 mil in '89

Last year was phenomenal for timber in Pacific County, and everything points to a repeat performance in 1990.

The value of all the timber cut, and the amount cut were at a relative low throughout the decade until 1988, when prices jumped way up. But 1989 put even those numbers to shame.

Not much more timber was cut in '89 than in '88, but higher prices helped fetch fully $20 million more.

Woozy rider tackles cop

A 29 year old man was charged with assault in Superior Court Friday for allegedly tackling a South Bend police officer.

Charged with third degree assault was Bradley Stanley of South Bend. Court papers allege that on February 11 Stanley tackled Officer Dave Eastham while getting out of the back seat of Eastham's patrol car.

According to a court affidavit, Stanley tried to get himself admitted into the jail early morning February 11, saying that his life was in danger from a drug kingpin.

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