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Shops closed for Christmas, easy win for Tiger basketball, Lamona briefs

100 years ago The Odessa Record December 28, 1919 News updates: Christmas business in Odessa was the best in years, even with a shortage of some lines of merchandise. Postmaster Sch... — Updated 1/18/2020


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... — Updated 12/6/2019


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... — Updated 11/15/2019


Reiker Motor Co.; bakery adds equipment; Talgo streaks through

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 9, 1919 News updates: The Odessa high school debating team will meet Chelan high school tonight on the question, “Resolved, that the Immigration of Foreign Laborers to the United States... — Updated 11/6/2019


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... — Updated 10/30/2019


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... — Updated 10/17/2019


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 upd... — Updated 10/14/2019


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... — Updated 9/19/2019


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... — Updated 9/1/2019 Full story


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... — Updated 8/23/2019


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 k... — Updated 7/24/2019


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.... — Updated 7/4/2019


Soldiers' letters, sixth-graders tour archaeological site; store break-ins

100 years ago The Odessa Record November 15, 1918 Soldier’s Letters. France, October 15, 1918. Dear Parents: Just a few lines to let you know that am well at present and hope these lines will find you all the same. It is pretty... — Updated 11/19/2018


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