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Out of the Past: School district approves $25,000 annual budget (1917)

Published on October 24, 2017 1:52PM

This photo was drawn from a folder in the Chieftain archives called “schools.” We are thinking it might be one of the county’s school boards. Two names are on the back of the photo –– Lyle CHerry and Bart Bartmess; however, no indication of when the photo was taken or where. If you recognize any of these faces, contact us. editor@wallowa.com

This photo was drawn from a folder in the Chieftain archives called “schools.” We are thinking it might be one of the county’s school boards. Two names are on the back of the photo –– Lyle CHerry and Bart Bartmess; however, no indication of when the photo was taken or where. If you recognize any of these faces, contact us. editor@wallowa.com

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100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 25, 1917

Another shipment of knit good was sent to La Grande last week by the Enterprise Red Cross, consisting of nine sweaters, three mufflers, three pairs of wristlets and four pairs of socks. About 40 women and girls are now knitting, but the number is not large enough. The Red Cross has also begun making surgical dressings.

Enterprise School District has announced it will operate on a $25,070 budget for the coming year. The bulk of it, $15,390, will go to teacher salaries. Roughly $10,000 of the revenue needed will come from sources outside the district with the remainder borne by taxpayers.

HELP WANTED: Sawmill employees also teamsters and common laborers; married men preferred. Good wages and steady work. East Oregon Lumber Co., Enterprise.

70 YEARS AGO

Oct. 23, 1947

R. H. Bonny has been appointed superintendent of the Wallow Lake Park, succeeding Supt. Lyon. He was previously at the Catherine Creek park near Union.

Most of the stores in Enterprise will be closed Friday afternoon for the football game at 2 p.m.

Regular transit service has been established between Lewiston and Enterprise with stops in Asotin, Anatone, Field Spring Park, Troy, Flora, dagger Camp, Snow Hollow and enterprise. The bus stops at Enterprise Hotel.

When you think of insurance, think of Ben Weathers.

50 YEARS AGO

Oct. 24, 1967

Susan and Everett Roberts, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Roberts, Wallowa, recently joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Everett is currently at Marine Corps Recruit training in San Diego and Susan will fly to Parris Island, S.C., in December for Woman Marine training. Two older brothers –– John and Erroll –– are also Marines.

More than 400 feet of interior wall framing at the new Joseph School was blown down Saturday during a violent wind storm that swept across the upper valley. The wind scattered lumber across the building site and moved the construction office shak six feet.

Arly Evans, owner of Evans Jewelry in Enterprise announced he plans to close out the stock of his store and discontinue business. Evans has been in business in the city since 1949.

25 YEARS AGO

Oct. 22, 1992

Two Wallowa County female juveniles are being charged with burglary and theft of $1,300 with of property from Sports Outlet in downtown Enterprise. They allegedly gained access to the building by throwing a brick through the front window.

Two popular social events recently drew guests to Imnaha Store and Tavern for the annual rattlesnake and bear roast and the retirement social for postmaster Dick Patton.

FOR SALE: Four acres near Wallowa remodeled three-bedroom two-story house, metal barn, sheds, flood irrigated pastor on Bear Creek $79,000.



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