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Looking Back

100 years ago

• Lincoln County Commissioners adopted an annual budget totaling $135,509.41 for various departments.

• The assessed valuation of Lincoln County was deemed to be $27,181,031, according to county assessor Irving Borck.

• A state highway department rock crusher on Charles Wilke’s farm northeast of Davenport began crushing rock in preparation for surfacing Sunset Highway between the Rodgers farm and Reardan. The plant was operated by a special powerline between Davenport and Wilke Farm.

75 years ago

• A petition proposing formation of a cemetery district in the Edwall area was denied by the Lincoln County Commissioners.

• Marilee Maclin was installed as Worthy Advisor of the Davenport Rainbow Assembly.

• The office of the clerk of the city of Davenport was moved to City Hall from the old Paige studio building.

50 years ago

• The Davenport Chamber of Commerce learned about an energy crisis and were told that residents were encouraged to turn down their thermostats and turn off unused lights to help preserve power.

• Half of the Davenport Times was printed on shorter, yellow page format due to a newsprint shortage and a strike at the Inland Empire Paper Mills.

• The county Soil Conversation Service noted that George and Carl Mielke made passable range roads of usually dusty two-wheel tracks.

25 years ago

• The Davenport school board heard public opinion on a proposal to randomly test students involved in extra-curricular activities for drugs.

Harrington royalty floated through the Fall Festival Parade, including Queen Courtney Wilcox and princesses Carly Morse, Sammi Sewall and Robin Alumbaugh.

• Charles Jungblom was released from federal prison after serving five years in prison for one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

10 years ago

• A federal government shutdown led to the closure of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

• Fire District No. 1 opened its new emergency response center on Old Airport Road outside Sprague.

• Rainy conditions prompted Harrington Fall Festival to be mostly held indoors and for the Parade to be cancelled.


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