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From: "Earline Wasser" <>
Subject: Looking Back: A Glimpse Through The Chronicle's Files April 11, 2004
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 19:07:56 -0700

Looking Back: A Glimpse Through The Chronicles Files April 11, 2004

The District 9 school board Thursday approved $2,018 to hire an engineer to
design a new press box and a retaining wall at Sid White Football Field at
Wahtonka High School [The Dalles]. Two representatives of the Chenowith
Boosters Club, Rosemary Lutz and Bill Getz, appeared at a special board
meeting Thursday night and asked the board to approve a change of plans for
the new facility.

More than 80 units including 30 floats have signed up for the 1984 Northwest
Cherry Festival Parade Chairman Walt Ericksen reported today. The new cherry
sweetheart will be grand marshal of the parade and she will be accompanied
by her court. Finalists for the cherry sweetheart are Kelley Delaney,
Wahtonka High School; Kelli Weatherbee, Dufur [Oregon] High School; Tiffany
Snow, Wasco Union High School; and Amy Nelson, The Dalles High School.

Brandi LaRoque, who has already compiled a list of bowling accomplishments,
became the youngest female bowler ever to win the Oregon State Coca-Cola
Classic Bowling Tourney. She competed at the Walnut City Bowl in McMinnville
[Oregon] this past weekend and averaged 190 the first day and 184 the second

40 Years Ago, April 11, 1964

A woman whos service to the community has extended over several decades is
The Dalles First Lady of the Year for 1963. She is Mrs. Wes (Lillie)
Tindall, Rt. 4 [The Dalles], who was cited for her work in the field of
early history, as a hospital Gray Lady, with Chenowith Grange and the BB
Club and with the Home Extension office. Mrs. Tindall will be honored by the
sponsoring organization at a public reception and tea Sunday at the Wasco
Electric Cooperative Building.

An unusual set of circumstances combined Thursday to cause the death of a
highway construction worker in the bed of a dump truck. Algie Joseph
Poschen, 44 of Eugene [Oregon], died of massive crushing injuries when 12
tons of rock were loaded in the bed of a dump truck into which he had been
thrown as he was working at a rock crusher seven mile east of Arlington
[Oregon]. State police said he had been employed on the job for only four

60 Years Ago, April 11, 1944

Members of the Junior Citizens organization at The Dalles High School took
over all of the city offices yesterday in the annual Junior Citizens Day.
The positions filled by the students were: Bob Brown, mayor; Jack Cooley,
councilman-at-large; Dan Bowen, water commissioner; Ailene Young, health
officer; Laurence Phillips, city attorney Bud Tibbets, city engineer;
Thelma Kinchloe, city recorder; Eileen Winnett, treasurer; Ed Hastings,
chief of police; Ed Murray, Bob Kaseberger, Lester Hazen, Howard Jewell,
policemen; Ted Van Buren, Bill Gibson, Bill Marshall, John Clearwater,
councilmen; Chuck McGuiness, dog catcher; Hank Locy, fire chief; Ross
Nelson, Suzanne Farrington, Barbara Corey, Ava Neal, Patricia Eddins, Betty
Stanek, Imogene Webber, Bernice Johnson, Amy Lou Woodworth, Duff Young, Jack
Follmer and Max Selisch, firemen.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Willard Anderson post, are purchasing Ye Old
Mill and Cellar property on the highway east of The Dalles from Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Seufert as the location for their new and permanent servicemens
center to ensure a home for existing veterans organizations as well as for
returning servicemen.

80 Years Ago, April 11, 1924

Joe Rutzik will be given a chance to go straight. Rutzik, the father of
three children who admittedly made moonshine to keep them in school, while
he and his wife scrimped and saved, going with barely enough clothes to
cover their backs as they attempted to wrest a scant living from their
rented farm on the divide between Three Mile and Five Mile Creeks, yesterday
afternoon was given his liberty for the next 30 days when arraigned before
justice of the peace J.W. Allen. If, after that time he appears and proves
to the court he has not backslid he may be permitted to continue at

100 Years Ago, April 11, 1904

Saturday the senate passed the house bill donating four lots in the Fort
Dalles Military Reservation to the Oregon Historical Society, who in turn
will place them in charge of the Sorosis.

Last night Fred Evans and Mrs. Carey came up from Mosier [Oregon] bringing
Harley, the 15-year-old son of Mrs. J.J. Gray of this city, who was badly
injured last evening by coming into contact with a barbed wire fence. The
young man had started for church about 7:30 on horse back and in the dark
his horse ran into a fence, which had been newly built and of which the boy
was not aware. He was thrown on the wire, which cut a deep gash along the
right leg above the knee. He was brought to the hospital where Drs. Ferguson
and Reuter dressed the wound.

Written permission to reprint given by The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles,

Copied and submitted by Earline Wasser

Member of Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society
c/o The Dalles/Wasco County Public Library
722 Court Street
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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