A Glance at the Past 4-8-15

By Patrick Myers

100 years ago from the Raymond Herald

April 9, 1915

Riverdale Grocery badly damaged

Riverdale Grocery, owned by Owen brothers was badly gutted by fire at about 4 o' clock Wednesday morning. There was no one living in the building at the time of the fire, and the blaze was first discovered by Mr. Knudson's brother in law, who was awakened by the glare of the fire and seeing the smoke rolling out of the store, he aroused Mr. Knudson, who raised an alarm by shooting shots aroused Ralph Pearce, who turned in an alarm. The fire had a good start before anyone had arrived on the scene, and by the time the department had it under control, the interior of the building was badly gutted, and the contents considerably damaged.

Believe Haggerty located in Texas

That the search for J.J. Haggerty and P.T. Johnson, president and cashier of the defunct Raymond Trust Company of this city, which has been prosecuted by the officials of this county for the past three months, is probably at an end, was determined Wednesday afternoon, when Sheriff T. H. Bell received a telegram telling of the matter.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

April 16, 1965

Big turnout for kids derby eyed

Members of the Lions and Veterans of Foreign Wars expect an almost overwhelming turnout at Cases Pond for the first annual kids fishing derby Sunday morning, and were busy this week preparing for it. Crews from both organizations have been clearing brush, building floats and lining up the prizes of the week. Two floats have been prepared, but contestants will not be restricted to them, and may fish anywhere along the shores of the pond.

Street widening ordered by city

The city commission Monday night directed City Engineer Jack Jorgenson to widen Peters street near the Olympic Hardwood mill. Mayor Oscar Holm sad that parked cars along the narrow street constitute a hazard, and that traffic of the mill log carriers and longshoremen going and returning from work has been tied up. There also have been two accidents there, Chief of Police Dan Lunsford reported.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

April 11, 1990

Feds bear down on spotted owl issue

A Weyerhaeuser Company official says a new proposal to set aside more forest for the northern spotted owl will have an impact on area timber operations, but says he does not know how much it will affect Pacific County.

"I don't have a very good idea of what it is," said Jerry Guzwiler, Weyerhaeuser land and timber manager for Twin Harbor operations. "It's fairly early yet to tell. It absolutely will have some effect on jobs. But I can't speak to its direct impact on Pacific County.

Will reopen South Bend plant for eels

Plans to reopen the South Bend Seafood plant at 237 West Robert Bush Drive as an eel freezing plant were announced Friday by two Korean businessmen.

The two officials of Oh Yang international LTD. of Seoul said they had made an earnest money deposit on the plant and expected to begin renovation of the plant within the month.