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Last updated 11/24/2021 at 11:01am
100 years ago
Nov. 24, 1921
Ten inches snow falls
Snow Covers Northwest
The finest November snowstorm in a great many years fell here Saturday and Sunday and Monday.
The heaviest fall came on Sunday. The total depth of snow is from ten to twelve inches. It extends all over the Northwest from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific ocean, although the mild weather on teh coast has caused the snow there to melt.
The storm tied up traffic on the railroads following the Columbia River gap.
75 years ago
Nov. 21, 1946
Human head on
unsolved mystery list
A study of the human head found Nov. 12 in the city dump ground was made this week by scientists in the crime laboratory as Washington State College, but they were unable to furnish the key to completely solve the mystery. The sheriff's office plans to send the human head to the F.B.I. laboratory in Washington, D.C. for a more comprehensive analysis.
It was the opinion of W.S.C. scientists that the object had been embalmed or otherwise given a preservative treatment; and that it was possible that it might be several years old. It was also brought to light this week that the head had been seen at the dump grounds by other parties as early as Sept. 14th but not reported.
50 years ago
Nov. 25, 1971
Bomb hoax halts passenger train
LIND - Immobilized by a bomb threat, Amtrak's crack passenger train lay on Burlington-Northern tracks a mile east of hear for 4 1/2 hours Monday night.
Passengers and crew, 180 persons in all, were earlier unloaded at the station here and taken by bus to the Lind High School building.
An impromptu hospitality party, involving many of Lind's residents, sprang up, making pleasant the enforced stay of unexpected visitors from all parts of the country.
No bomb ever was found on the train, though it was searched at least three times, and most of the passengers, 161 in number, continued their journey on the same train or one which left for the east slightly earlier from Spokane.
25 years ago
Nov. 21, 1996
Board rescinds resolution
granting board pay raise
There will not be pay raises forthcoming for the Adams County Commissioners, net next year or the following year. And it two cases, not for four years.
Action was taken during Monday's board session to rescind the resolution passed at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, session which granted some board membes a pay raise beginning in 1997.
Salary for commissioners Bill Wills and Bill Schlagel is $22,055 per year which has not been increased in several years. Commissioner Shawn Logan is paid $23,350 per year with the salary for his position increased prior to his election two years ago.