100 YEARS AGO
Dec. 14, 1916
▪ A meeting was held Friday night in the Enterprise high school assembly room. The tendency of many boys to start smoking while attending school was deplored by Principal C.A. Montandon. This is a nation and an age of smoking he admitted. But the school law forbids smoking on school grounds and experience in athletics indicates that boys who have the habit lack the strength and vigor of those who do not.
▪ As Oregon will be “bone dry” after the first of 1917, it has been taken for granted that everybody who thought he ever would have occasion to use liquor in the future would rush in his order for a supply before the close of this month. Shipments have been above the average, but have not been in such great volume as expected.
▪ All citizens are urgently requested to cooperate to make the community tree an enjoyable affair. Thus, money and labor will be required. Every one in town is asked to do his part…. G.W. Hyatt, Mayor.
70 YEARS AGO
Dec. 12, 1946
▪ When the members of the Wallowa County Creamery association assemble at their annual meeting Dec. 16, they will hear reports of one of the most successful years in the history of the local cooperative. Net gain, above the cost of butter and cheese and administrative expenses for the year amounts to $48,159.
▪ At a special assembly of Enterprise High School, Mrs. Dorothy Wergen, president of the Enterprise PTA, presented the high school with a check for $192, its share of the carnival proceeds. Gerald Perren, student body president, said that the money would further improve the appearance of the stage in the gym.
▪ Orren Foster has purchased a lot between the post office and the Rowe building and plans to erect a plumbing shop there.
Alder Slope news: The Misander brothers have taken a contract for hauling the lime rock from the mountain to the lime plant and started hauling with their trucks this week. The quarry is about eight miles up on the mountainside and it has always been a difficult job to get the rock down, but the boys are familiar with the work.
50 YEARS AGO
Dec. 15, 1966
▪ Bob Hammond, chairman of the board, told the members of the Wallowa County Grain Growers Saturday that they were face-to-face with the question of whether they really wanted a cooperative, and if so, what direction they wanted it to take. His hard-hitting remarks get close attention from other board members – Justin Snyder, Harold Klages and Wayne Wolfe.
▪ If all goes well Santa Claus will be in Enterprise this Saturday to hand out treats for all the kiddies. Plans call for the jolly old man to arrive at the fire station and be escorted by Enterprise firemen to the Vista Theater to hand out his treats.
▪ Six of the students of Nickie Nelson will appear in a dance recital at Enterprise High School on Sunday. A total of 30 dancers will perform. Pictured are: Jodi Phelan, Meg Ricker, Billie Davidson, June Ragsdale, Beth Morse and Janie Reece.
25 YEARS AGO
Dec. 12, 1991
▪ Three students were named as winners of the annual VFW Voice of Democracy Contest held December 2. Winners were Kelly Bornmann, Joseph, Carrie Sheehy, Wallowa, and Matt Kurtz, Enterprise.
▪ Photo: Santa Claus coaxes wishes from reluctant Tiffany Zimmer, 5, Joseph, during the recent “Breakfast with Santa” hosted by the Joseph Drama Club.
▪ Enterprise wrestler Chad Nash won his second tournament of the 1991-92 season in Clarkston last Saturday, scoring an impressive final-round win over a standout Clarkston High wrestler.
▪ The Joseph High School girls basketball team claimed its second win of the new season, scoring a 35-5 road victory over Elgin. The E-gals took command even before the opening tip as Elgin came to the floor with 4 players wearing the wrong uniform numbers. They were handed 4 technicals, and the E-gals were awarded 8 shots from the free throw line.
▪ The Enterprise Savages put their big men to work in a big way, scoring an impressive 77-60 over the Baker City Bulldogs. Rob Brown had 30 points, Nathan Locke scored 16, Tim Martin scored 12 and Rob Duncan came away with 11.