Whitman County Gazette 

Good Ol' Days


100 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, July 6, 1923


Tekoa School Awarded Banner

Margaret Schreiber gets Medal

“Mike” J. Grady wielded the gave at the Tuesday Meeting of the Kiwanis club and the attendance prize was won by O. C. Glaser.

The program chairman announcer that at the next meeting there would be some of the Chautauqua talent present, but would not announce where they were.

Mr. HI. A. Ellis gave a report o the Pullman meeting, stating that their percent of attendance was on a par with the attendance of the local club.

Dr. Mitchell of the Sunshine committee suggested that for three days last week, there was enough sunshine for all, and then some to spare.

Chas. Li. Chamberlin was reported as being sick at his home and lit was suggested that the sunshine committee call to see him.

The manager of the Chautauque was present and was. called upon for a few remarks.

He gave an outline of the program, and suggested that all get behind the program, as it was the best ever.

Mrs. L. A. Kirtland favored the members with three beautiful solos Mrs. George Chapman presiding at the piano, after which Mr. Ellis introduced two of the pupils of the county who had made the best grades during the year as pertaining to the State eighth grade examinations.

The Mount St. Joseph’s Academy of Tekoa was the class to win the banner.

Miss Margaret Campbell, who represented the class was presented with the banner which was awarded by the club.

In a few well chosen words she thanked the club in behalf of the class for the banner.

Miss Margaret Schreiber, of LaCrosse won the gold medal for having made the highest grade in the examination, but was not present to receive the medal. Mrs. W. L. LaFollette, who has been present at the Kiwanis club, for the past year presiding at the piano, was made an honorary member in recognition of such service.

The Rev. Father Condon of Tekoa and Mr. Ray of Spokane were visitors. John Anderson, our “tonsorial artist” is to have charge of our next meeting.

An interesting meeting is in store for all.

75 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette-Commoner, Thursday, July 8, 1948

Fall Breaks Arm Of Dick Huffman

By Mrs. Howard Owens


Dick Huffman had the

misfortune to fall on Tuesday and break his right arm.

Mrs. Floyd Wilson and Mrs. Paul Churchill spent last weekend at the Melvin Carnegie at Post Falls, Ida.

Mrs. Helen Countryman has the Betty Crocker cake recipes and would like those who want them to stop at her home.

Rosie Bafus of Winona and Lawrence Shawgo were married June 26 at a double ring ceremony at Coeur d’Alene, Ida.

Witnesses were Tillie Bafus, sister of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bafus and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mitchell. The bride is the daughter of Adam Bafus of Winona, and was lovely in a medium green suit with white accessories and wore a corsage of gardenias.

After a short honeymoon the couple will be at home at the Shaw-go ranch. They have the best wishes of the community.

Those picnicking at Williams lake over the holidays were Mr. and Mrs.

Emmitt Shawgo, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Miller and family. Mr. and Mrs.

Ame DeChenne, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs.

Charles DeChenne and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean DeChenne and

daughter, Virgil DeChenne, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shawgo, Mr. and Mrs.

Bud DeChenne and family.

Mrs. Edna Stephens and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron

Smith and Ruth.

The Aaron Smiths had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mc-Nall. and Mrs. McNall’s sister from Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Smith and daughter of California and Don Smith back from Washington, D. C. were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huffman and Dick spent the holiday at Soap lake at the Tom Clark home (father of Mrs. Huffman).

Mr. and Mrs. George Hargraves and family and Darlene Pazer returned home Sunday from Twin Lakes, Ida., from a four day fishing trip.

Holiday guests of Mrs. Helen Schroeder were Mrs. Roy Harris and Mary of Pullman.

Ewan Neighbors club picnic July 11, at Williams lake.


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