The Winlock Historical Museum is going to be opening for the summer beginning May 7. They will be open every Wednesday from 12 – 4:30 p.m. Winlock has had many successes and a few mishaps, such as the burning of the town. Many of you may have seen the pictures of the town are the fire, if you have not I recommend going to the Historical Museum to check it out. Winlock has a lot of history and of course I thought I would share just a bit of it with you.
In 1894, there was a big fire in Winlock that burned down many buildings.
1896 - First year of a high school. 1898 - Charles Metsker was the first high school graduate.
1903 - First Finnish settlers, Nick Kolanen, Charles Martalla, and Henry Pistenen.
1904 - The first grange to be organized was Hope Grange #155. On January 1.
1906 - On Feb 1 rural delivery service was first started under John L. Gruber.
1908 - A one-room school was established on the Jones road.
1914 - City Hall built. Fire destroyed a city block, including the laundry store.
1920 - The population was 832.
Mothers Day is this Sunday; I am one of those lucky gals to have a great relationship with my Mom. My Mom taught us girls how to cook, sew, can, clean and anything else she felt would be important for us to learn. She also pushed education, whether it be at a University or through a trade organization. Mothers play an important role in all of our lives, they mold us for our future, they teach us what is wrong and right. They are there for us when we are sick; they support us in everything we do. Don’t forget to thank your Mom this Sunday, tell her how much you love her. This is the one time of year that Mothers get their day for all their hard work!
Winlock Timberland Library is busy this week. On Friday, they will have their Youth Page Turners for grades 4-6 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The book this week is “Dealing with Dragons” by Patricia Wrede. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the library will have their Annual Plant Sale. The location will be in front of the library and they will offer indoor and outdoor plants. Then, on May 13 from 6-7 p.m., Kate Moore will present at the library the second part of the Nutrition series. She will talk about blood sugar regulation. It will describe how high blood sugar causes diabetes, cardiovascular disease along with mental and emotion disorders.
Evaline Booster Club is having their Annual Dessert Auction on Friday at 6:30 p.m. They are offering two dump truck loads of rock and wonderful gift baskets. Stop by and support Evaline Booster club.
The St. Urban ladies met for lunch to celebrate Mary Ann’s 90th birthday, Winlock wishes you a very Happy Birthday!