100 YEARS AGO
April 11, 1918
A meeting of members of the Christian Church has been called by the board. The organization decided some time ago to withdraw from the Federated Church and plans for conducting its affairs separately will be made forthwith.
Notice is hereby given that the annual license on dogs is now due and payable to the undersigned city recorder. If still unpaid after due notice to the owner, the dog will be taken up and killed.
Since the middle of last September, weather conditions in Wallowa County have been perfect for crops, and the outlook for winter grain could not be better. Pastures are also heavy with new grass.
70 YEARS AGO
April 8, 1948
A drive to raise approximately $7,000 to purchase a new x-ray machine for the hospital is being launched by the Wallowa County Soroptimist Club. The successful examination of emergency cases for fractures is one of the most important functions at the hospital, doctors point out, and without a first-class x-ray machine, patients are exposed to the danger of incorrect diagnosis or the expense of going elsewhere for their x-rays.
Under the direction of Secretary of State Earl T. Newbry, a new state census is being taken of Enterprise. It is expected that the city will show an increase in population of approximately 400. If so, the city will receive around $2,000 additional funds annually from the state.
Jay Hockett, popular former teacher at Enterprise, will present the commencement speech for this year’s graduating class. Mr. Hockett was the favored choice of the class and yesterday Mr. Coleman received word that he would come.
50 YEARS AGO
April 11, 1968
A voter registration campaign conducted throughout the state of Oregon and headed by Secretary of State Clay Myers established a record for Wallowa County. According to Marjorie Martin, on Thursday alone there were 31 new voters registered.
In “An Open Letter to Mrs. Martin Luther King,” Rev. Earl Eyre of the Lostine Presbyterian Church wrote: “Mrs. King, in your sorrow and our sorrow, I pray that we will stop washing our hands. It is now time that we wake up and ask ourselves what we can do about racism?”
Mrs. Anna Seeber Green observed her 106th birthday in Walla Walla, Wash. on April 6. She is the sister of Charles (Silvertip) Seeber of Enterprise. These two are the only surviving members of a family of 18.
25 YEARS AGO
April 15, 1993
The Wallowa Mountain Visitor Center in Enterprise received a $260,000 exhibit featuring picturesque scenes of Hells Canyon, the Imnaha benches, Wallowa Valley and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The new exhibit will be finished sometime next week, according to Ted Johnson, project manager for Hadley Exhibits Inc., whose seven-person crew has been working in Enterprise all week.
The controversial $3 per car day use fee at Wallowa Lake State Park will go into effect as planned this summer despite protests from local residents. According to park manager Jay Schlier, the fee will go into effect May 8.
Music instructor/first-time director Tom Isaacson and a cast of Wallowa High School students will present the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Wallowa School this week.