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Last updated 10/18/2022 at 9:52am
100 Years Ago
October 19, 1922
Settles Fuss Over Street
The hard-fought legal battle as to whether Olive Street was a street or private property was settled in a decision handed down by Judge Truax on Monday. He decided that it was a street of the municipality of Ritzville and therefore that William Koch, who closed the street last summer, was guilty of violating an ordinance of the City of Ritzville. Koch claimed that the street was never properly dedicated. He put a fence across the street last summer and this blockaded J.P. Koch's entrance to the city, so the acti...