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– Journal-Times photo by Martin Ernst

A photo from 50 years ago – Symbols of Christ: Children and youth at Zion Congregational Church decorate the church Christmas tree with "Christmons," or Christ Monograms. Made from styrofoam decorated with glitter, Christmons are an old-world decoration brought to America by immigrants. Garlands on teh church tree were made by the mothers and grandmothers, while children rehearsed the Christmas program. Seen here are Mrs. Richard Miller and daughters Connie and Janet.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


Dec. 22, 1921

Wants Gen. Geothals

to investigate Columbir River Basin Project

Gen. G.W. Goethals, builder of the Panama canal, will decide whether this state shall ask Congress to favor the Columbia River or Pend Oreille projects in the Columbia Basin improvement plan if Dan A. Scott, Director of Conservation and Development, can get him here.

Mr. Scott is anxious about $10,000 worth to get Gen. Goethal's opinion after all the reconnaissances. Surveys, test borings and other preliminaries are finished and a board of engineers that includes everybod...

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