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Out of the Past: Talking movies come to town

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Out of the Past

Out of the Past

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100 years ago

May 5, 1917

The annual spring cleanup for the city has been set by the council to start next Monday. The city will furnish a wagon to gather or collect rubbish. The wagon will be driven along a street or alley, and rubbish collected at the lot or curb line will be loaded on, but the men will have positive instructions not to go inside any lot, otherwise there is no telling where their work will end.

Agricultural Defense Day Three Oregon has been set for Saturday. At these meetings, a crop census of the state will be taken to give the state and federal governments an idea of the probable yield compared with the former years.

At a protracted meeting of the city council Monday night, sidewalks and streets were discussed, and W.R. Nicholson was appointed street commissioner and marshal.

For the first time in Enterprise, the new talking pictures will be shown in the opera house Saturday night. The actors are no longer silent; you hear their voices as they move across the screen. It is a triumph of science, in which performers play their acts before your eyes and at the same time speak their lines, so you see and hear as well as if the living person were before you.


May 15, 1947

Supt. Armand Larive of Wallowa announced that Harold Goebel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Goebel, has won top scholastic honors for the class of 1947 at Wallowa High School and has been chosen valedictorian. Louise Conner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Conner, has been chosen salutatorian.

The Flora school will hold graduation exercise next Thursday. Graduating from the 8th grade are Anna Belle Berner, Nola Charleen Murrill, Alden Frank Shuman and Evelyn Mae Wulff.

Boom-town 1947 style! That’s Troy, Ore. Admitting a population of 32 in 1942, the community now boasts a population of 100, a $235,000 sawmill, a garage and rejuvenated food store, service station and hotel.

The Tiny Tot Shop on west Main street was formally opened for business Monday. It presents a very attractive appearance with blue, pink and ivory background for the display of the lovely baby and children’s garments.


May 11, 1967

Kay Weaver of Enterprise High School was chosen this year to receive the trophy as the outstanding senior band member. The John Phillips Souza award was presented to Gary Connally and Ron Clegg.

Seven of the girls on the Wallowa High School girls track team qualified for the state meet, which will be held in Springfield this Saturday. The girls are Janet Overson, Sandi Womack, Debbie Ollis, Jane Nowland, Pam Walker, Linda Victor and Mary Clark.

St. Katherine Catholic church in Enterprise will hold a ceremony on Sunday to dedicate the recently completed new parish hall and classrooms.

The Elks lodge added six new members last week. They are Don Buhler, Dan Cornett, Harry March, Wayne Armon, Lester Kiesecker and Ervin Botts.

Imnaha: Kid and Mary Marks came up to the ranch Saturday. Kid returned to Horse Creek Sunday but Mary stayed up to put in her garden and catch up on the work here.


May 14, 1992

The Wallowa Valley Racing Association opened the 1992 season Sunday at the W.C. Fairgrounds. Harry Peterson won the street stock main event.

Photo: Bob Carper of Joseph continued his reign as king of the fishermen at Wallowa Lake last week when he reeled in this pair of 25-pound Mackinaws.

Photo: The brothers with the rhyming first names, Larry Wishart and Gary Wishart, combine forces to give Enterprise students an art education unrivaled anywhere in the state.

The fire which destroyed Jerry’s Main Street Market in Joseph in March has proven to be a turning point for Jerry and Jean Logosz. As of last week, they not only own the grocery business, but are also owners of the building and property.

Wallowa’s shotgun wizard wins state title –– Rayford Guillory won the state amateur trap shooting competition in Hillsboro April 23-24.

Enterprise High School golfers scored a victory over the Pendleton JV in a match last Thursday. Lance Homan claimed medalist honors with an 81, Brent Eddy fired an 84, Derron Clegg a 91 and Mark Keffer a 95.


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