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– Journal-Times photo, January 4, 1973

Two customers are seen at the counter in the Adams County Auditor's office buying vehicle license tabs. Deputy Auditor June Schaefer is at left; the men are Jimmie Snider, left, and Herschel Heimbigner. Sales the first office day of the New Year, Tuesday, were $90,916.28. The total is a little under the first-day sales in 1972, said Mrs. Schaefer, and the "business" came in spurts. Five persons attended the counter during the day.

100 Years Ago

Ritzville-Journal Times

January 4, 1923

Officers Get 48 Quarts Whisky

A raid of the county sheriff's deputies resulted in the capture of four cases, 48 quarts of Scotch whisky, smuggled in here probably for the "New Year's trade." The capture was made last Friday night at about 11 o'clock at the garage at the Brick Colwell place here. The liquor was in an automobile but the two men who drove the car made their escape.

The officers were watching for booze importations and spotted the car which drove to the Colwell garage. Deputies McCollom and Lambert advanced, having search w...

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