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It's Called 'Save the Instructor' – Instructor Miss Lexie Danekas, left, feigns drowning while student Miss Seu Benzel warily approaches her during final tests in Red Cross Senior Lifesaving class held at the Ritzville Swimming Pool. Miss Danekas gave would-be rescuers a good test as she grabbed them around the neck, locked onto their arms, and generally thrashed the water. Journal-Times photo (August 20, 1970)

100 years ago

The Ritzville


August, 19,1920

Gets in Deep Water

There was a big crowd at Sprague Lake trying to keep cool Sunday afternoon. A number of the young people were out rolling the log which floats at the bathing beach. Among them was Shontz Schuler, Jr., who is only a beginner at swimming. The log got out too far for him and he started to go back but found the water beyond his depth. Mildred Chargois saw his plight, went to him and tried to support him, but he carried her under. Then Doris Chargois came to help but she was not able to keep...

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