All Glance at the Past articles are reprinted as it was in previous publications.
100 years ago from the Raymond Herald October 26, 1915
Don't Miss the Raymond Merchants Dollar Day Sales The merchants of Raymond have entered into the plans for Dollar Day, next Saturday, November 20 with a spirit that will go far towards making the event one that will long be remembered by the buyers of this community. Practically every business house in the city will participate in the carnival of bargains, and merchants are now busy compiling lists in which the ubiquitous dollar will have an extra special purchasing power for this occasion.
Early Morning Alarm. A fire alarm startled the people of Raymond about 4 o' clock Wednesday morning, the first alarm being a whistle, and of course everyone who heard it though first of the sawmills. The fire bell alarm was sounded shortly after, and the fire was found to be in the pit of the Milwaukee round house, and the whistle was fro one of the locomotives. The fire did little to no damage and the fire was out before the fire bell rang.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald October 28, 1965
Cosmopolis Logger Killed in Woods. James I. Walker, 29 years, a Weyerhaeuser Company logger was fatally injured at about noon Tuesday when he was pinned by a rolling log at a company operation near Tokeland.
The Murphy ambulance was summoned from Raymond and Walker was pronounced dead upon the arrival of James Murphy, deputy Pacific County coroner. Walker resided at Star Route, Cosmopolis. The body was transferred to Aberdeen for funeral services.
Woman has no memory of auto wreck. A South Bend woman apparently spent nearly five hours in her automobile at the bottom of a deep ravine in the early hours Tuesday morning, with no clear memory of how she got there or how she got out.
At about 8am Tuesday, Mrs. Nancy Young, 32, a cook at the H&H Cafe, called Deputy Sheriff Herb Newton and told him that she believed that she had been in accident and that she thought her car was in a ravine somewhere.
Sheriff Felber, Deputy Sheriff Bill Webb and Newton went to Mrs. Young's home and found her suffering from a severe bump on the head, a shoulder separation and severe lacerations. After a lengthy search, the officers found her car at the bottom of a nearly vertical 75 foot bank between Monroe and Jackson on the First Street hill in South Bend.
They believe she lost control of the car while travelling up the hill at about 2:50am while returning from work. She apparently struck her head and did not regain full conciousness until she arrived home about 7:50am. The officers said she must have crawled though a window of her auto and through a number of blackberry vines, which accounted for the lacerations.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald October 31, 1990
Benning Eats Crow and Rehires Fired Pro-Ashley Reserve Deputies. "Eating crow," is how Sheriff Jerry Benning described his decision to re-hire some reserve deputies he'd just fired. All backed his election foe. Friends advised him the terminations would be perceived as breaking campaign promise to not fire anti-Benning deputies, he said. "I'm eating crow and I'm backing up on it."
The public doesn't make the distinction between reserve and deputy that Benning does, he learned. Deputies are union and civil service protected. Reserve's serve at Benning's pleasure.
Fired were Bob Coty of Raymond and Steve Graham and Ray and Nada Harrison, all of the south end of the county.
County Officials Battle Killer Grass on Willapa Bay. It's war: Willapa Bay is under siege by a destructive, fast growing grass and the county board has declared and environmental emergency to combat it. Spartina, or Cordgrass, has grown here for over 100 years. But about two months ago, the feds sounded the alarm when they discovered a sudden, massive spartina proliferation here. The emergency, declared last Tuesday, October 23, will allow the war on spartina to skirt slower environmental study and permit processes. It also forces landowners to control because it is a new noxious weed.
County Commissioner Dick Sande wants a spartina task force to be formed "as soon as possible" to study how best to fight the grass.