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- Journal photo (July 12, 1973)

An Eagle Scout Project. Eric Maier, left, with helper Klay McCrady, begin scraping the pump house next to the empty ice-skating rink on the Ritzville golf course. Tom Sawyer-like, Eric enrolled helpers on the volunteer project, and it showed his leadership ability as he assembled a crew of six last Friday morning. With swimming beckoning, the crew had dwindled to two by Friday afternoon. Klay said he'd stick with it till the project is done. Eric will earn credits toward his Eagle Scout badge. He expects to apply two coats of paint which the city is contributing to the project.

125 Years Ago

Adams County News

July 13, 1898

Local and Personal

It was estimated there were 140 unemployed men in Ritzville last Monday. Every man who can drive a nail or saw a board has all the work he can handle.

The 6-year-old son of Wm. Arlt had a thumb and finger blown off at the first joint by a dynamite cap he was trying to explode by pounding it on a rock last Thursday. Dr. Burroughs dressed the wound which is healing up nicely.

On Monday morning Fred Weiand came into town and notified the sheriff that he had captured a crazy man and had him locked up in the cellar. The sheriff...

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