100 YEARS AGO
Oct. 24, 1912
The question of abolishing Wallowa County High School will be submitted to voters of the county at the general election Nov. 5. … If the county ceases to use the high school building and site for high school purposes, the property automatically passes to Enterprise School District 21 for use for its purposes.
A hot campaign in the interest of keeping Wallowa County “dry” has been begun by the anti-saloon forces. The campaign is to be kept up until election day, and is to be carried into every corner of the county.
J.W. Hammack, a resident of Wallowa County for 13 years, died Oct. 15, at his home at Lostine. … Mrs. Hammack and 10 children survive him.
The new owners of the Imnaha store have taken possession and are now conducting the business. L.C. Johnson and Miss Maxwell, his sister-in-law, are partners in the business. Miss Maxwell will be in personal charge and will be appointed postmistress.
70 YEARS AGO
Oct. 22, 1942
For the first time a number of women are included in the jury list for the November term of the Circuit Court, which will open Monday, Nov. 9. Under the Oregon law, women are entitled to serve on juries, but cannot be compelled to. … Judge R.J. Green thought that this year women might be glad to serve as a patriotic and civic duty.
Dedication of the dining and recreation department of the new Community Church was held last Friday evening, with Secretary of State Earl Snell as the principal speaker. Approximately 200 persons occupying every available seat attended the banquet and heard the dedicatory program.
Real Estate for Sale – six room house and barn, also pasture for two cows. Price $1,200. – C.A. Miller. … 80 acres near Wallowa, all tillable land, good house and barn, $6,400. House and lot in Enterprise, $700. Some terms. – W.J. Ortman.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Trump, who with the help of sons Glen and Cecil have operated a mill for a number of years, the last two years at the Vigne Ranch on Chesnimnus, have closed their mill and moved back to their ranch on Joseph Creek. This was made necessary because of the shortage of labor.
50 YEARS AGO
Oct. 25, 1962
Prices paid at the special calf sale held Monday at the Enterprise Livestock Auction Yards reflected a very strong market. Averages were kept on 1,760 head of cattle sold. A total of 993 head of steer calves with an average weight of 430 pounds brought an average price of $28.77. At the sale 723 head of heifers sold for an average price of $26.22.
Eight girls taking a Hunter Safety Course may soon know more about guns and gun safety than a lot of men who consider themselves experienced sportsmen. Taking the course under the guidance of Mrs. Darleen Trofitter of Enterprise are Kathy Juve, Helen Shock, Terri Ward, Kay Limbaugh, Helen Guest, Nancy Wilcox, Roxy Reams and Sally Reams.
FOR SALE – Wahluna Terrace, Wallowa Lake. Extra large five room house, newly painted outside. Knotty pine finish inside and out, circulating fireplace, new draperies. $14,750. Russell A. Fox, Real Estate.
Speaking before a group of some 20 Wallowa County Democrats at luncheon at the Enterprise Hotel, Congressman Al Ullman stated that the latest session of Congress “was the toughest since the war.” He said his primary problems concerned problems facing Eastern Oregon: land rehabilitation, forest economy, land management, an improved roads and trails system and full development of the Snake River.
25 YEARS AGO
Oct. 22, 1987
New Wallowa County 4-H Court members, Leah Salmon, Vixen Radford and Samantha Roberts, made their first official appearance Sunday night at the 4-H Family and Leaders Night.
Dr. Robert Blackburn, resident physician of Joseph for many years, has donated his former East Street office to the City of Joseph. … After discussing possible uses of the building, including a new home for the city library, the Joseph Council decided to consider the matter further after a better assessment of its potential.
The issue of unionization for the Wallowa County Courthouse, hospital and nursing home must clear another hurdle in the form of a hearing before the Employment Relations Board in Salem.
IMNAHA – “A big success” was the way a lot of people described the rattlesnake and bear feed put on Saturday at the Imnaha Store and Tavern. Dave Tanzey had been storing rattlesnakes in his deep freeze all summer for the dinner. … Dan Gile, Enterprise, and Bob Harris furnished the bear.