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A photo from 50 years ago - Wrestling with the Future: Development committee members here listen as Roland Hintze outlines a declining area economy from agriculture. Seen from left are Rev. John Shirk, Vic Rogel, Chairman Jim Webb, Roy Langenheder and Lu Tilden. Feb. 3, 1972

100 years ago

The Ritzville


Feb. 2, 1922

Interests would restore booze

Declaring that the liquor interests are fighting harder to come back then they fought in the old saloon days, Captain Ebbert of San Francisco, general counsel for the Anti-Saloon League, made a please for popular support for law enforcement and for the league it its active work against the liquor interests at the M.E. Church last night.

In his introduction, Captain Ebbert briefly sketched what the present law can do to those violating it, from paying a penalty of jail or fine to abatement proceedings against his property, the slapping on of heavy internal revenue taxes, or the swearing out of the injunction against the law breakers.

75 years ago

The Ritzville


Jan. 30, 1947

Three escape from

blazing car wreck

Kicking out the windshield and crawling to safety saved three Yakima people from burning to death in an accident Saturday evening four miles northeast of Lind.

The 1939 Mercury sedan, driven by John D. Rehn and accompanied by his wife, Pauline, and daughter, Darlene, turned over on its left side following a collision and almost immediately burst into flames.

Mr.s Rehn managed to kick out the windshield and the three escaped practically unhurt, except for Mrs. Rehn, who was treated at the local hospital for minor injuries.

50 years ago

The Ritzville


Feb. 3, 1972

Absences high at school

The Ritzville schools resumed Friday, a bright cold day, with absences totalling 79. Schools had been closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

At Evergreen school, where enrollment currently totals 204, the absences were 33. At Hawthorn, also with 204 enrolled, the absences were 17 in the fifth and sixth grades, and 15 in the seventh and eighth.

The Ritzville High School's absentee list Friday was 14 long, but that number jumped to 20 Monday.

But at elementary levels, there was improvement Monday. Only 18 were absent at Evergreen. There were 8 absent at Hawthorn's fifth and sixth grades Monday, and the attendance secretary hadn't learned yet the seventh and eighth grade absences at 3 p.m.

25 years ago

Ritzville Adams

County Journal

Feb. 6, 1997

Recall movement started

against county prosecutor

A recall movement is underway to let the citizens of Adams County decide the fate of Adams County Prosecutor David Sandhaus.

Spokesman Doug Heimbigner said Sanhaus' failure to obtain an elected officials bond, as required by law, will be the basis for the recall. It also is possible that the recall petition may not be limited to this item alone.

First step in the movement is the hiring of an attorney to write the recall action. Funds arne being solicited to not only prepare the action, but to defend it in Superior Court.

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