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Football, wrestling and doomed cesspools

100 years ago The Odessa Record December 7, 1919 News updates: Weber, Schimke and Schatz as councilmen and Reiman as treasurer were elected without a dissenting vote at the city election. A blizzard, followed by zero weather, hit this week. Summer...

 

Football team wins district, lawsuit dismissed, south hill annexation

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 16, 1919 News updates: Odessa had a quiet Armistice day, as contrasted to the noisy one of last year when news came that the war had ended. The town closed for the day and the school for half a day. Captain...

 

Halloween celebrated through the years in Odessa; other odds and ends

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 2, 1919 News updates: Halloween activities included a public gathering at the English Congregational church with booths for fortune telling, apple bobbing, etc...

 

Airport possible, homecoming, first helicopter landing, Black Wolf rides in

100 years ago The Odessa Record October 26, 1919 News updates: Sunday morning at 2 o’clock the clocks of the nation will be moved back one hour, the end of the daylight saving time, started last March. Odessa contribute 11 of the class of 300...

 

Trial reset, death takes pioneer, helipad, Odessa native major role at Metropolitan Opera

100 years ago The Odessa Record October 19, 1919 News updates: Lt. Symons took eight persons above the clouds while here with his airplane. Al Wagner made the first ride, followed by Fred Heimbigner, D. H. Simpson and little daughter, Ed Geissler,...

 

Small-town news; Lamona accident; Lake Creek H2O

This week’s installment of Odessa’s history includes information from both the first and second weeks of October (since we missed putting in a history column last week). 100 years ago The Odessa Record October 12, 1919 News updates: An airplane i...

 

Fall festivals, school funding, flood map controversy, Chamber wants farmers

100 years ago The Odessa Record September 28, 1919 News updates: Attorney Nevins will manage the Salvation Army drive for Odessa, to raise $4,000 in a two-day campaign. Although Odessa businessmen have contracted twice for an airplane to give an...

 

Fall activities include elections, festivals and general small-town life

100 years ago The Odessa Record September 21, 1919 Odessa students at Washington State college include Eva Martin, Doris Ganson, Will Geissler, Clifford Patton, Eardley Glass, Joe Weik and Orlou Ganson. Madeline O’Leary and Esther Deets are taking...

 

Fall festival preparation, LC fair results, start of new school year

100 years ago The Odessa Record September 7, 1919 News updates: R.M. Kelly and F.J. Geissler have returned from the good roads convention at Yakima and will make their report at the next meeting of the commercial club. Alex Cook and Miss Mary...

 

Fall festival predated D-Fest; rehydration; back-to-school through the years

100 years ago The Odessa Record August 31, 1919 News updates: A Houston tourist passed through this week with a specially built automobile. He had purchased a chassis and on it had built an enclosure into which he had built all the features of a...

 

Lions build cemetery fence, fisherman drowns, teen dies in car wreck

100 years ago The Odessa Record August 24, 1919 News updates: Odessa schools will open on September 1, with 12 teachers, seven of them new. E. R. Jinnette, recently of Reardan, is superintendent....

 

Bus service, hot temps, harvest wrapping up, new doc in town, Fest prep

100 years ago The Odessa Record August 3, 1919 News updates: That fellow started something when he suggested Nemo as a good banishing point for Kaiser Bill. Now comes Guy Harvey with the suggestion that he be sent to Waukesha, and if there is...

 

Whimsy from 100 years ago, moon landing in 1969, heat wave in 1994

100 years ago The Odessa Record July 27, 1919 News updates: A poultry salesman has been making the area, selling his product at $5.00 a gallon. The spray has proved unreliable. A railroad man that has been working at Nemo says he knows just the place...

 

Harvest outlook through the years; softball tournament results recorded

100 years ago The Odessa Record July 17, 1919 News updates: Harvest has started in the south area and winter wheat is running from 20 to 27 bushels per acre, with tests from 55 to 60 pounds. About 50 former Odessa people gathered at the Manito park...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago The Odessa Record July 10, 1919 News updates: John Trejbal and daughter, Emily, returned Saturday from Chicago, where Mr. Trejbal underwent a vain operation to restore his eyesight,...

 

This Week in Odessa History July 4 plans set, baseball players still off at war, grasshoppers at Batum

100 years ago The Odessa Record June 20, 1919 News updates: Mrs. F. G. Jasmann and Eddie are moving at Spokane. The English Congregational ladies’ aid went to Marlin to enjoy their regular social session as guests of Mrs. E. J. Jenks and Mrs. W....

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago The Odessa Record June 13, 1919 News updates: The AIG Barnes Shows yesterday brought one of the biggest crowds to Odessa in recent years. The circus was late in arriving and children were informed that they would be held strictly respon...

 

Old lady has accident, Air Wacs needed, sewer project, landdfill engineers fired

100 years ago The Odessa Record May 9, 1919 Ladies aid entertains husbands: The Ladies Aid of the English Congregational church entertained their husbands at the church parlors Wednesday night. Over f...

 

This Week in Odessa History Barnum generous, Christmas trees coming, Santa to visit,Odessa takes B-8 title.

100 years ago The Odessa Record December 12, 1918 Barnum generous manager. According to the original contract which Barnum made with Jenny Lind, she contracting to sing 150 concerts in the United States and Havana for $1,000 a concert, the contract...

 

Caught in the spirit, Thanksgiving day, tax time, food rations, Christmas mail

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 23, 1918 Caught in the spirit of occasion. Colored porter meant that eagle should shine in celebration of American victory. It happened after the news that the allied forces were chasing the army of the crown...

 

This Week in Odessa

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 22, 1918 An open letter. "The following letter is a copy of a letter written by Governor Lister to a number of Odessa people in answer to a petition sent to...

 

Diphtheria outbreak, Nixon gets the nod, at last a name, new Record staff

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 8, 1918 Teachers to Have Full Salary. School teachers who are ready and willing to continue teaching shall receive pay for the period they are relieved of...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago The Odessa Record September 6, 1918 Men 18 to 45 to register Sept. 12. Wilson issues call to sign up for military service. Registration offices at every voting precinct in this county, City Hall - Kucera’s shop here. All men in the...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago The Odessa Record August 23, 1918 Fined for bootlegging. Ben Miller and Joe Whitehall were arrested Saturday night by Marshal Jenks and brought before Justice Schoonover charged with bootlegging. The men were caught in the old tailor...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago The Odessa Record August 23, 1918 Over 3 million men under arms. Washington - Of more than 3,000,000 men now under arms, the United States has sent nearly one-half or more than...

 

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