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Last updated 7/30/2020 at 8:04am

A photo from 25 years ago - July 27, 1995 - NOLAN MAJORS has a soda pop and freezer pop "tent" set up in the Washington Association of Wheat Growers parking lot. Purchasing a soda is local United Parcel Service driver Kay Updegrave. This is Majors' second year in his business venture.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


July 1920, 1920

Fat Men Make Lake

Level Rise

A party consisting of Henry L. Schaefer, John Oestreich, Jake Bastron and Jake Dewald were over at Soap Lake the first of the week. Mr. Bastron found a man there who weighed more than he did. Mr. Bastron tips the beam at 265, but this man, who was from Wallace, touched 340 pounds. The two men got in the water and credible witnesses claim they surely raised the level of the lake. Mr. Bastron is a fine swimmer and takes great delight in water sports. He will remain there a few days and then go on to visit a...

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