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Published on April 18, 2017 2:25PM

100 YEARS AGO

April 19 1917


Town streets and country roads have been so nearly impassable during the last week that travel of all kinds has been about at a standstill. On country roads mud and snow alternate, and the going is equally poor for sled or wagon. Horses cannot go faster than a walk. Much of the travel is horseback.

The Zumwalt store is under new management, and in the future will carry a full line of hardware and dry goods in connection with the groceries. Wm. R. Reed, Proprietor.

The Jo-Hi Glee club is to stage their annual production here Saturday night, April 21. All those who remember the success of last year’s operetta, “Windmills of Holland,” will look forward with delight to the larger production this year.

Take an auto now and pay for it in grain this fall; highest market price paid. Your choice of cars: Franklin, Peerless, Chalmers, Oakland, Chevrolet or Monroe. F.S. Ashley, Enterprise.


70 YEARS AGO

April 24, 1947


Playing to a capacity house, the senior class play, well-coached by Neal Zike, was a success from all angles. It would be hard to pick a star from the group as all members of the cast turned in brilliant performances.

Six Enterprise high school seniors miraculously escaped serious injury or death last Thursday when their car went off the Tollgate-Weston grade and rolled over four and a half times before lodging against a tree 100 feet down the canyon side. Bob Withers was the most seriously injured receiving several lacerations on one hand as well as other cuts and bruises.

The Wallowa county fair board met Saturday, and directors chose one candidate from each district to compete for the title of queen of the fair. Selection of the queen will be named on the basis of horsemanship. Candidates picked are as follows: Wallowa, Louise Weinhard; Buttes, Betty Strohm; Enterprise, Jean Best; Joseph, Jackie McFetridge; Lostine, Jean Warnock. Candidates from Troy, Flora and Imnaha are yet to be chosen.


50 YEARS AGO

April 20 1967


The Wallowa County Cow Belles last week named the 1967 Wallowa County Father of the Year. Chosen to receive the honor this year was Fred Himelwright, former county judge and retired farmer of Enterprise.

Now under construction at the Enterprise golf course is a new club house. The building will contain dressing rooms and showers, a lounge, proshop and cart storage on the first floor and will have recreation facilities on the second floor.

Saturday, April 8, the Girl Scouts of Joseph had their first annual banquet. It was combined with a Court of Awards. It was well attended, 120 girls, parents and friends were there.

On Sunday, April 9, the Joseph firemen and several friends of Ray Prout gathered at his home in town and helped him build a fence for his wife, Faye’s, guide dog “Cassie,” The firemen’s wives served them a potluck dinner at the Jerry Jennings home.

Saturday night, April 22, will be the Bachelors Feed and Square Dance at the Imnaha Grange. It is hoped that most of the community will turn out for this.

Army Specialist Four James R. Kellerman, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R Kellerman, Joseph, was awarded a letter of commendation while serving with the U.S. Army Strategic Communications Facility in Vietnam April 1.


25 YEARS AGO

April 23 1992


Several hundred people were present to applaud as the tiara of the Chief Joseph Days Court queen was placed on the hat of an excited Jessica Olsen, as court princesses Jodie Bacon and Kristie Botts looked on.

Volunteer painter Bennie Banks touches up the bare white panels soon to be covered with art early this week in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the Wallowa Valley Festival of Art Show.

Wallowa’s Richard Eoff and Joseph’s Jake Roberts ran a close 800-meter race at the six-team Pendleton Invitational, with Eoff coming away the winner by a slim margin.

After six years of work, Irene Barklow of Enterprise reports that her latest historic book, “School Days in the Wallowas,” is now at the printers. The book covers the history of all 91 school districts (and their communities) that exist in the county.

Photo caption: Second year Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 562 who graduated to Boy Scouts were Vince Radford, Andy Hillock, Tyson Botts, Travis Beach, James Ragsdale, Brad Hopkins, Andy Collins and Donald Hahn, all den 3. From den 2: Adam Stilson, Josh Cool, Peter Lunde, Wes Jennings, Robbie Landers and Justin Holcomb.

Does anyone have a clue who this five-generation family might be?



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