100 years ago
March 8, 1917
• An election to vote on bonds to erect a school building in Enterprise will be held at the grade school building Saturday, March 10. Every citizen of the state, 21 years old, who has resided in the district 30 days and who has property – real or personal – which is taxed in the district, can vote.
• The first arrest and conviction for “bootlegging” in Enterprise under the state prohibition law was recorded this week. “Hank” Wright was found guilty by a jury and will receive sentence this morning. The penalty is a fine of from $1 to $500, and a term in the county jail up to six months.
• R.L. Day brought 87 head of sheep in from Paradise this week, spending 4 days on the road, with one wagon for feed and one to carry the sheep and lambs that could not keep up. It was a very hard trip over roads drifted full with new snow, and when horses got off the old track they had trouble enough getting back.
• The Lapwai Lumber company is constructing a large lumber yard on North street, west of the Majestic hotel. This makes the third lumber yard in town.
70 years ago – March 6, 1947
• Mack Birkmaier was elected president of the Enterprise chapter FFA on Monday, Other officers elected include Dale Evans, vice president; Dick Rawlinson, secretary; Earl Falconer, treasurer; Jim Stubblefield, reporter; and Berton Bailey, sentinel.
• The oldest business in Enterprise (except The Chieftain) was terminated this week when Mrs. Byram Mayfield sold the stock and fixtures of the Mayfield Drug store to C.E. Bingham, owner and operator of the Economy Drug store.
• Wallowa: The Assembly of God held their first services in their new church Sunday with an attendance of 64 in Sunday school. Rev. Johnston is pastor of the Wallowa church.
• Mr. and Mrs. Harley Tucker arrived home Saturday from Arizona where they purchased two carloads of rodeo stock.
• Pvt. Dale B. Lindsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindsey of Wallowa, is now serving overseas with the occupational forces in Japan. Lindsey has been assigned to the famous 188th parachute infantry regiment of the airborne division. He graduated from WHS in 1946 where he was senior president of the student body.
50 years ago
March 9, 1967
• Photo caption: These four junior high students submitted the best four essays out of 110 entries in the American Legion Auxiliary contest on the subject “Equal Justice Under Law”: Peggy Reid, 1st place winner, $8; Jana Denney, 2nd place winner, $6; Tom Wells, 3rd place, $4; and Steven Gibbs, 4th place, $2.
• Imnaha: A nice crowd enjoyed the benefit dance for Mike Stein Saturday night with music by Don, Vadna and Donna Norton, and Dan Reid. Approximately $200 was donated by those attending.
• An outstanding basketball victory was posted last Wednesday when the Enterprise Varsity defeated the faculty Broken Arches 81 to 41. The Broken Arches team consisted of Mr. Haines, Mr. Victor, Mr. Schuldt, Mr. Hendrickson, Mr. Blanchard, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Quinn. Bob Clegg served as coach.
• Uley McGinnis has submitted his resignation from the position of water superintendent with the city of Enterprise after completing almost 38 years of service.
• Four Wallowa County boys received word this week that they have been selected to receive the State Farm degree in FFA. Those chosen were Don Marks, Joseph; Tom Frazier and Scott McCrae, Wallowa; and Bob Andrews, Enterprise.
25 years ago
March 5, 1992
• Fruit trees are already blooming in the Imnaha country, early even for Wallowa County’s banana-belt.
• The EHS boys basketball team reached yet another milestone in its quest for an Oregon Class 2A Championship last weekend, taking first place at the District Tourney held in La Grande.
• A referendum seeking to overturn the approval of a housing subdivision at the north end of Wallowa Lake is legal and may be placed on the ballot, under a ruling handed down last week by a Malheur Circuit Court judge.
• Austin Himes, 7, Enterprise, was this year’s winner of the bicycle given away annually by Dr. Gary Underhill’s dental office.
• Enterprise wrestler Chad Nash emerged as state champion in the 168-pound weight division at the Oregon Class 2A finals held last week.
• Wallowa Cougar boys are slated to appear in this week’s Oregon Class 1A tournament in Baker City. The league champion Cougs open play with Ione.
• Troy: Winners of the Shilo Lodge fish derby were: 1st, Mike Gibbs of Troy with a 31” steelhead; 2nd, Deane Dean of Troy with a 27” steelhead; and 3rd, Larry Bauck of Wallowa with a 25” steelhead.