A Glance at the Past
Monday, December 1, 2014 8:13 am
Uncle Sam has agreed to put up the money and with two or three men on the wagon Santa Claus ought to get around on schedule time.
Not only will we deliver to those regularly receiving mail by carrier, but to everyone whose residence address is known and who lives anywhere within the city. This will provide extra service for the box and general delivery patrons and at the same time relieve the usual congestion in the office lobby.
Proceedings of city council
At the council meeting Wednesday evening there were present Mayor Little, Councilman Culver, Killburn, Stratton, Shumway, Stapleton, Rasmussen, City Clerk Elwood, City Attorney Welsh, Engineer Henry and City Health Officer Dr. Perry.
The important business of the meeting was the first reading of the ordinance calling for an election to vote upon the proposition of the city taking over the water works. The water committee reported that at a conference with L. V. Raymond, president of the water company, an agreement was reached on the valuation at $94,500, this to allow for additions and depreciation up to about April 1.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
Thursday December 3, 1964
Santa's parade billed Saturday
An authoritative source, very high in official circles, has confirmed rumors that on Saturday, December 5, the city of Raymond will play host to a very important personage- a potentate of almost unequaled powers.
This important gentleman, accompanied by a retinue of servants, is known by a number of aliases, and though his full identity has never been established, it is generally conceded that he is the ruler of the North Polar regions and of children's hearts everywhere.
Couple found dead at Long Beach
An elderly Long Beach couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heitcamper, were found dead in their beds Monday by a neighbor. Pacific County Sheriff Herman Felber said the case appeared to be a murder and suicide.
Felber said it appeared that Heitkemper had killed his wife in her bed, then had gotten into his own and committed suicide. A .32 caliber pistol was found by his body.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
December 6, 1989
Mothers mobilize to stop drunk driving
Pacific County's just-formed Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter hopes monitor every judge in the county for how he handles drinking and driving cases.
Mary Beth Hill, who helped form the chapter, emphasized that court monitoring isn't yet ready to be implemented, and "that's not the only purpose of MADD, though it's an important one."
Bud Boland helps Raymond remember his parents
A local man who came back home after a lifetime spent flying the world's airlines has honored his parents by developing a new mini park at Sixth an Duryea in Raymond.
The park was landscaped last week and a bronze plaque installed noting the site of Ed and Anna Boland's Star Bakery from 1919 to 1947.
Sponsor of the project is Bud Boland, now a resident of his parents old home just south of the park, but for most of his life a military and airline pilot.
As a high school student Bud Boland worked at the bakery though "not because I wanted to," he smiled last week.