100 YEARS AGO
Jan. 3, 1918
In addition to the dandelions in bloom in many sunny spots, pansies have come out in sheltered nooks around porches and houses. Mrs. O. L. Harmon gathered enough yesterday for a bouquet to be taken to today’s special meeting of the Enterprise Literary Club in the Masonic Hall.
The new post office fixtures in Enterprise arrived last week and were set up on Saturday. Additions include 460 new boxes, imitation mahogany and a private office for postmaster Ben Weathers.
Pamphlets containing the proposed amendment to the charter of the City of Enterprise have been sent by Recorder W. F. Savage to all voters whose names appeared on the rolls at the last town election. The amendment, which will be voted on in the Jan. 8 special election, is being proposed as a preliminary to paving the streets of Enterprise.
70 YEARS AGO
Jan. 1, 1948
Carl Mosley announced the sale of Enterprise Dairy Products to Melvin Barber of Hermiston, an experienced operator in the dairy business.
Four Wallowa County doctors moved into the new Medical Dental building in Enterprise. Doctors who will occupy the building are Dr. Stewart Merrill, Dr. Lyle Ham, Dr. T. R. Thompson and Dr. H. D. Miller. Construction began last May on the old Knights of Pythias foundation building east of the library.
According to Wallowa County records, the region saw 263 births, 160 deaths, 136 marriages and 17 divorces in 1947.
50 YEARS AGO
Jan. 4, 1968
Idaho Power Co. announced that it will begin weekend shuttle-bus service to steelhead fishing grounds on the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam next Saturday for the convenience of anglers.
An organizational meeting will be held on Jan, 10, Enterprise High School to attempt to organize for a series of classes to be held in Wallowa County through an extension program from Blue Mountain Community College. The classes that will be offered include basic education, bookkeeping, farm law and taxes, typing and business English.
A dinner and get-together for former residents of Wallowa County current residents and friends who are in California will be Jan. 21 at the Original Barbecue in Los Angeles.
25 YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1993
Snow plows of all sizes were kept busy in Wallowa County last weekend after a winter storm on New Year’s Day dumped the most snow county residents have seen for at least nine years. Blowing snow on Sunday night caused drifts high enough on rural bus routes to give Joseph students an extra day of vacation.
A logging project on the west moraine of Wallowa Lake, in which an estimated 240,000 board-feet of timber will be removed and hauled to Boise Cascade’s Joseph sawmill, began last week. Landowners with property adjoining the timber sale area say they are shocked and saddened by the logging operation, which they feel will adversely affect the character of the moraine.