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Published on April 25, 2017 2:51PM


April 26, 1917

• The first road in the county to receive state and federal aid probably will be that to Flora, from Enterprise. The county is to expend $5,000 and the state and federal governments, $20,000, for permanent work on this thru highway.

• The enlistment fever quite captured Wallowa and Joseph during the week, both towns sending out generous delegations of boys. Before leaving home Tuesday afternoon, the Joseph boys were entertained at a dinner at the Jennings hotel. Then the stores closed and the band led the procession to the depot, to see the boys off.

• Any persons having lots that can be used for garden purposes, or wishing lots to put in garden, are requested to report to A.C. Miller, chairman of the local preparedness committee. It is desired to raise something on every piece of vacant land.

• At a meeting Tuesday night the fire company, authorized recently by the city council, was duly organized. The first drill will be held next Tuesday night at the Enterprise garage, where the auto fire truck is kept. Members must attend every drill and meeting, and also respond to every fire, to receive the pay allowed by the city.


May 1, 1947

• After computation of the grades of the entire senior class of Enterprise High School for their four years, Supt. Coleman announces that Nancy Coffin has the highest four-year average.

• The local delegation which went to Portland last week to consult with highway officials concerning completion of the Enterprise-Lewiston highway returned with assurances that the highway would be completed and contracts let before summer.

• George Zacharias, 66, was killed Saturday night shortly before midnight when a car driven by Albert Matti, 26, went off the road and upset on the east side of the new athletic field south of the Enterprise high school.

• One of the most successful and enjoyable social affairs ever given in Enterprise was the reception, sponsored by the grade school teachers and the PTA, honoring Mrs. Daisy L. Scott, for 27 consecutive years of teaching in the Enterprise school, held last Friday evening in the parlors of the Community church.

• Alder Slope: The Reavis district, No. 23, was out Friday and the day was enjoyed by many with a large community picnic at the school house. 17 pupils passed from the school, and one, Nelda Thompson, graduated from the 8th grade.


April 27, 1967

• Photo: Members of the Enterprise Girl Scout troops made their contribution to the Cancer Crusade when they passed out material to help with the battle against cancer. Pictured are: Carol Southwick, Gail Aschenbrenner, Lorraine Hawkins, Diana Jones, Marnee Southwick, Karen Peterson, Victoria Hawkins and Mrs. Jo Craft.

• The women’s bowling tournament was held last Friday night at Playmor Lanes in Joseph. Bud’s Hardware won first; Boise Cascade, second; and McGraw’s Diggers placed third.

• Big Bob Keyser of Wallowa heaved the shot put 50’1” to set a new Cougar Field record and his teammates captured 13 events to win a 3-way track meet at Wallowa last Tuesday.

• This Sunday beginning at 11:30 the Imnaha Grange Home Ec ladies will have a dinner at the Imnaha school house. This dinner is to raise more funds to go for putting water and restrooms in their Grange hall.

• The two top honor students of the 1967 graduating class at EHS were announced this week. Kathleen Kooch is the valedictorian of the class, and Kirk McGraw is the salutatorian.


April 30, 1992

• Photo: Joseph artist Sally Moser shows off her watercolor “Tea at Gramma’s” which won the coveted People’s Choice Award at last weekend’s 10th annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts.

• Year-round use of the Enterprise swimming pool is the ultimate goal of a project currently being spearheaded by the local Rotary Club.

• Photo: Waiter Matt Wandschneider of JoHi’s “Hello Dolly” cast waits on a table on opening night as part of the dinner theater package offered by the JoHi Drama Club.

• Photo: Erika Black, 16, of Enterprise put her barrel racing horse, Thunder, through some paces at the fairgrounds last Monday. Black will compete at the Joseph Junior Rodeo this weekend.

• Steve Hafer was one of five members of the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Posse that recently spent a night out in the woods in a search and rescue exercise necessary for certification. Others taking part were Pat Irwin, Randy Warner, Bud Hunt and Ken Kunkle. All passed the survival test with flying colors.

These young men were part of the first group of county residents to volunteer for World War I.


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