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A Glance at the Past

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A Glance at the Past

100 years ago from the Raymond Herald

April 23, 1915

Two organizations to work jointly

A joint meeting of the trustees of the Commercial Club and the Merchant's Association was held last Saturday afternoon for the purpose pf making plans whereby the two organizations can work in harmony and without duplication of expense in their maintenance. The meeting was presided over by President F. A. Geo. L. Raymond. was made secretary. It was decided that the membership of the Commercial club should be limited to 100, and a committee composed of Dr. E. R. Perry, Thornton, Force, and Owens was appointed to make a canvas and give those who desire an opportunity to become members.

Big concrete building started

Yesterday morning, L. V. Raymond put a crew of men at work constructing a shed in the alley running from Duryea to Commercial streets, between Second and Third streets. This shed is to be used for housing tools and materials necessary for use in the construction of a concrete business block to occupy the corner of Second and Duryea, facing the central blocks.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

April 23, 1964

No fight at city meeting

Mayor Oscar Holm had things pretty much his own way at Monday's city commission meeting, since neither Councilman Merle Smith or Councilman Bill Morgan were able to attend.

Since no official business could be transacted, the mayor and city employees talked over some of the city problems and called it a night.

A petition was received from residents on 14th Street, asking that the paving be widened, and also requesting that sidewalks be improved if possible. The area is between Commercial and Blake Streets and has already been discussed for inclusion in the upper Island local improvement district.

High school soloists win high rating

Elizabeth Storey and Connie Rasmussen were selected the outstanding woodwind ensemble at the annual choral and instrumental solo contest last week in Hoquiam.

As a flute duet, representing the Raymond High School Band, the girls were also selected to perform at the special evening concert at Hoquiam High School.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald.

April 25, 1990

Clamming poor, diggers get more time in North

After two good seasons in 1988 and '89, Pacific County beaches this year "clammed up" and razor clams have been very hard to come by.

Just three days, today, Friday and Sunday remain in the season, and to fie an indication of how bad it's been, just one day's catch last year on Long Beach nearly equaled the take for the entire season there this year, said Doug Simons, Fisheries Department project manager for razor clam management.

Flats not dangerous, crystal owner says

The owner of the Crystal Apartments on Second Street has until May 31 to back up his claim that the building is safe and should remain standing.

At an April 19 hearing before the Raymond Board of Appeals, Phil Hall, owner of the Crystal Apartments, said he was told by an Aberdeen engineer that the building was not in dangerous condition described by other authorities.

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