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– Journal-Times photo | June 1, 1972

A photo from 50 years ago – 50-Year Class Reunion: Ten of 14 living members of the Class of 1922 make it back to Ritzville for the 50th anniversary of their graduation from high school here. Seen standing, from left, are Roy Oestreich, Ritzville, Ivan McCollom, El Cajon,Calif., Mrs. T.R. Manke, Ritzville, Caroline Metzner Nissen, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Lydia Rodenberger Mock, Kennewick. Seated are, from left, Milton Schwisow, Irene Rowe McMurray, both Ritzville, Doris Chargois Hahn, Ellensburg, Mollie Thaut Koch, Lake Pend Oreille and Anna Wolsburn Buyers, Milwaukie, Oregon.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


June 1, 1922

Raise fund for Basin:

Adams County first in state

to pledge quota for

Columbia Basin Project

Adams County has "gone over the top" in raising its quota of the fund to be used in pushing the campaign for federal recognition of the Columbia Basin Irrigation project.

Chairman Gritman notified John W. Langdon of Walla Walla, the chairman for the Fourth District, and Mr. Langdon wired back the following: "Hurrah for Adams county. Congratulations. Am wiring good news to ane at Spokane; This will inspire every county in the state and set an...

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