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A Glance at the Past 4-1-15

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Box factories are now busy

The Pacific Fruit Package company's plants started up Wednesday morning, after being shut down for several months. Manager O. C. Fenlason gave out the news last Saturday that his factory would be operating Wednesday, and at that time several hundred people put in an appearance looking for work, many of them coming from South Bend. The company has a large booking of orders, and will be kept running steadily until fall at least, and a large number of people are given employed in this plant.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

April 2, 1965

Spring sprang big surprise with superlative delay

Spring has sprung the grass has riz,

I wonder where the flowers is,

Which is another way of saying that March slipped into oblivion like a lamb, yielding the hottest day of the year to date and providing a perfect Easter Sunday for Milady to show off her new bonnet.

The temperature reached 70 degrees at Saturday, March 29 and rose another eight degrees to 78 on Easter Sunday to give the county two sunshine bright balmy days. Nary a sprinkle of rain fell from March 27 through March 30.

Kids fishing derby planned for April 19

Plans for a juvenile fishing derby at Cases Pond on the opening day of the fishing season, April 19, were revealed at the Willapa Harbor Lions Club breakfast Wednesday morning. The event will b co sponsored by the Lions and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the event. Lions and Veterans will construct a dock from which the youngsters will compete.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

April 4, 1990

Bob Williams in Raymond to kick off congressional bid

Republican Bob Williams called state sports fishing license laws "ridiculous" when he stopped in Raymond Wednesday to declare his candidacy for Congress.

The issue was raised by Betty Black, a senior citizen's advocate, who noted that a person has to be 70 befor4e they get a free fishing license.

"I don't know if I'll even be able to fish when I'm 70," she said.

The fees are also very high, heading toward $40 by the time all the tags are acquired, she said.

Was warehouse fire arson?

Evidence obtained at the scene of the Eklund Park Vertigro garden supplies warehouse fire has been sent to a state crime laboratory.

The warehouse sustained an estimated $49,000 in damage in the March 26 fire. South Bend Fire Chief Herb Newton said an investigation of the fire is ongoing. Newton and South Bend police are being assisted by Deputy State Fire Marshal Ron Brown, who inspected the scene Monday.

 

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