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This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Jan. 21, 1921 All arrangements have now been completed for the Odessa Fire Department boys’ dance, which will be held at the Community Hall next Friday night. For a number of years the annual firemen’s dance was... — Updated 1/21/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Jan. 14, 1921 Claude M. Chilson and Paul T. Bockmier have received permission from the city council to flood the portion of the street between the Finney Lumber... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Jan. 7, 1921 The opening dance at the New Community Hall given by the Odessa Concert Band New Year’s eve was one of the largest ever held in Odessa and also one of the most enjoyable. Dancing began at 8:30 and... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Dec. 31, 1920 The Odessa Hardware & Implement Co. had a narrow escape from a disastrous fire when a blaze broke out in its place of business and was quickly put out by a hurry-up run of the local fire department. The... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

New Year's Eve in Odessa, Harrington 120 years ago

ODESSA – As might be recalled by serious history buffs, The Odessa Record was first published in May 1901; however, the Harrington Citizen often carried news of Odessa. Some of the interesting events for New Year’s were... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Dec. 24, 1920 The Town of Odessa received one of the finest Christmas presents ever given a municipality of its size in the dedication of the new Community Hall [Editor’s note: Known today as the Old Town Hall]... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Dec. 10, 1920 The annual town election was as expected a very quiet affair more closely resembling a school election than a general one. Shortly after noon only 11 votes had been cast and when the polls closed only... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Nov. 26, 1920 The town caucus held Monday evening for the purpose of selecting candidates for a mayor, two councilmen and a town treasurer to be balloted upon at the regular election Tuesday, Dec. 7, was the quietest... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Nov. 19, 1920 After an exciting chase lasting more than a week, Louis A. Steurnagle was arrested by Sheriff McManus and identified as one of three men who robbed a store at Odessa, a garage at Ephrata and who stole... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Georgia Smith    History

Looking back: Nov. 19

70 Years Ago Nov. 16, 1950 Reader frustrated when farm cat shot Dear Davenport Times-Tribune: I wish to register a protest the way some would-be hunters are taking the privilege of hunting. I always supposed when a person had a... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

Looking back...Jan. 14 issue

Compiled by Georgia Smith of The Times In the Past January 11th, 1951 70 years ago Army Decorates Sgt. Carl Olsen Was Killed in Action In Korean Battle Sgt. 2/C Carl C. Olsen son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Olsen of Creston, has... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Looking back...Jan. 7 issue

In the Past Compiled by Georgia Smith for The Times January 4th, 1951 70 Years ago New Year Storm Lashes Region The New Year came to Davenport bringing with it the winter’s first storm. The area was buffeted Tuesday by winds of... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Looking back...Dec. 31 issue

Compiled by Georgia Smith of The Times 70 Years ago December 28th, 1950 The New Year 1951 can Provide Only Time It’s easy to rip off a tattered page of the calendar to reveal a new year. It’s not so easy to erase the sins,... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

Looking back...Dec. 24 issue

Compiled by Georgia Smith of The Times 70 YEARS AGO December 21, 1950 SANTA CLAUS TO COME HERE THIS EVENING RIDING ON A ‘WEASEL’ Santa comes to Davenport Friday, riding in a WWII REA Weasel track vehicle. First stop will be... — Updated 12/23/2020

 

Looking back...Dec. 17 issue

70 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 14TH, 1950 LETTER TO SANTA FROM DAVENPORT CHILDREN No Christmas is complete until all the kids have written their letter to Santa for their Christmas wish list Dear Santa Claus: I would like a doctor set and... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

Looking back...Dec. 10 issue

Compiled by Georgia Smith of The Times 70 years ago December 7th, 1950 Many Hear Wilbur Artist Several Davenport people attended the concert of pianist Sidney Foster, held as part of the Wilbur artists series Monday in the Wilbur... — Updated 12/10/2020

 

Looking back...Dec. 3 issue

70 Years ago December 7th, 1950 FAITH CAN BRING ABOUT THE GOOD YEARS, EDITORIAL NOTES Nine years ago, this date Pearl Harbor was bombed, and the United States entered a world war. American boys have fought and died in those years... — Updated 12/4/2020

 

Looking back...Nov. 26 issue

Compiled by Georgia Smith The Times 70 Years ago November 23, 1950 Kays Debates in Vermont Tournament Darrel Kays, son of C.W Kays of Davenport, was a member of the George Washington University debate team which competed in the... — Updated 11/28/2020

 

Looking back: Nov. 12 issue

November 9th, 1950 70 years ago ACHIEVEMENT DAY Member of 4-H clubs from throughout the county gathered at Reardan Saturday for their annual Achievement Day. Mrs. Hank Schmitt of Esoanola, leader of the Pots and Pans club, distribu... — Updated 11/16/2020

 

Looking back: Nov. 5 issue

70 Years ago Nov 2nd, 1950 J.C. Penny’s holds pre-holiday clean-up sale Items on sale included: Cotton Flannel Print Packed with Style .49c per yard.; Women’s Lace Trim Nylon Slips $3.33; Rayon Blouses, White or Pastel, $1.00... — Updated 11/5/2020

 

Looking back: Oct. 29 issue

70 Years Ago Oct 26th, 1950 LINCOLN COUNTY GOES ELECTRIC The week marks the tenth anniversary of the date the first Lincoln Cooperative power lines were energized. The Lincoln Electric Cooperative is owned by farmers and serves... — Updated 10/30/2020

 

Looking back: Oct. 22 issue

OCT 19, 1950 70 YEARS AGO MOBILE X-RAY UNIT CHECKS 788 DURNING 3 DAY STOP HERE The number of Davenport persons getting free X-Ray checks for tuberculosis rose to 788, as the mobile unit made its last stop here last Thursday,... — Updated 10/22/2020

 

Looking back: Oct. 8 issue

October 5th, 1950 GORILLAS STAY UNBEATEN WITH A 13-6 WIN OVER RITZVILLE In a Friday night game, Deral Boleneus took a fourth quarter pass from Bob McCaffery and ran 25 yards for a touch down. Davenport claimed a 13-6 win over... — Updated 10/8/2020

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 16, 1920 At a sparsely attended meeting, the Odessa Community Hall stockholders elected a board of directors for the ensuing year. After only a short discussion of the capable work of the original board of... — Updated 7/20/2020

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 9, 1920 Rainmaker Hatfield is reported to have packed up his equipment and left Moses Lake last week. Although many gave him credit for bringing when he first set up at the lake, very few had any faith in him as... — Updated 7/10/2020

 

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