90 YEARS AGO

March 24, 1921

A total of $503,382.69 is asked from the people of Wallowa County this year in direct taxes of all kinds for state and local purposes. … Valuation of the four towns are as follows: Joseph, $578,388, 11.9 mils, taxes $6,882; Enterprise, $1,425,918, 14.6 mils, $20,818 taxes; Lostine, $137,586, 14.6 mils, $2,008; Wallowa, $485,308, 15 mils, $7,279 taxes.

Ordinance 9 – No minors under 21 years of age will be allowed to loiter on the streets of Enterprise after 8 o’clock p.m. … This is intended to prevent a certain class of disturbers between the ages of 15 and 21, who have of late been tempting the city laws to the limit, and it must be stopped. Don’t do it anymore. By order of the city council, O.J. Roe, Enterprise City Recorder.

FOR SALE cheap – Seven-room house, 2 lots, bath, toilet; good cellar, garage and barn; nice location, corner lots. Will almost give it to you. Price: $1,550, a little down, balance rent. Enterprise Realty, D.M. Cunningham.

 

70 YEARS AGO

March 27, 1941

Honors were again won by two county chapters of the Future Farmers of America at the district gathering of the organization in Nyssa. Enterprise was first in parliamentary procedure and Wallowa second. … Representing Enterprise were the regular chapter officers: Keith Searles, president; Willis Bailey, vice president; Ed Lampkins, treasurer; and Charles Callahan, reporter.

After spending only four days on his Imnaha ranch, Eugene Pallette departed hastily for Portland yesterday morning, driving the station wasgon used by his Imnaha ranch. He received a telegraph Tuesday directing him to report to work at the Hollywood studio of his movie producer. 

Real estate for sale – 10 acres, free irrigation, modern house and other buildings; cows, hogs and chickens go with the house at $4,500, terms. Four-room house connected to sewer, room to build 20 or 25 cabins, close in. Price, $1,050, $250 down, balance $15 per month.

 

50 YEARS AGO

March 23, 1961

The Wallowa County Junior Chamber of Commerce awarded their choices of outstanding citizens and farmers at their Distinguished Service Award banquet last Saturday night at the IOOF Hall in Enterprise. Honored were Eugene Andrews of Flora, Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year; Bernard “Slim” Bohna, Wallowa, Senior Distinguished Service Award; and Rev. Willis Ludlow of Wallowa, Junior Distinguished Award.

There has been much unofficial speculation about the possibility of a new post office in Wallowa. The Portland branch of the postal department has received a lease price on a lot across from the Wallowa City Hall, belonging to Bennett and Dixon logging company.

Another defender of a bowling championship went down to defeat at Playmor Enterprises with the defeat of champion Keith Barton at the hands of challenger Butch Wicklander. Army Pvt. Harold L. Hulse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hulse, Wallowa, recently completed eight weeks of military police training  at Fort Gordon, Ga. The 22-year-old soldier is a 1956 graduate of Wallowa High School.

 

25 YEARS AGO

March 27, 1986

With less than 1,500 voters casting ballots, all local school levies and a Joseph city levy passed during Tuesday’s statewide school election.

Doris Woempner of Joseph this week received a check for $1,000, plus $500 worth of lottery tickets, for winning the top two divisions of the Oregon lottery amateur photo contest promoting its 3-of-a-kind instant game. Subjects were her award-winning photograph, selected from over 500 entries, were her three Jack Russell terriers, Jake, J.R. and Cassie, clad in bandanas and posing inside an old tire.

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