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 By Richard Lefever    News    March 18, 2020

Remembering the old nursing home

Richard Lefever, who does the "Looking Back" column for The Sentinel, sent this special piece on the old nursing home. With demolition about to...

 

LOOKING BACK

February 20, 1929 - 91 Years Ago Gas took a drop of two cents last week, and again yesterday morning, the local price being 20 cents per gallon. February 28, 1930 - 90 Years Ago The Star Theater is...

 

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February 24, 1900 – 120 Years Ago A new hotel at Bickleton is now about completed, being ready for the painters. It is a large two-story structure, fronting on the main street, and is a credit to...

 

Grange sends group to Olympia

The Goldendale Grange sent a delegation of five to Olympia last Thursday to participate in Washington State Grange (WSG) Legislative Day. Promoting...

 

Looking Back

February 11, 1905 – 115 Years Ago Senator Baker on Tuesday last introduced a bill providing for the creation of the County of Benton out of a portion of Yakima and Klickitat Counties. The new...

 

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February 8, 1905 – 115 Years Ago The city authorities have had a load of boulders dumped on Court Street opposite The Sentinel office, for the city prisoners to break-up. February 12, 1920 -100...

 

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January 20, 1916 – 104 Years Ago The office clock that has been doing good service caught a bad cold during this last freeze-up we had and almost succumbed; it runneth down; it ticketh no more....

 

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January 22, 1920 – 100 Years Ago Willard Eddy, owner of the Star Theater, has announced the purchase of a Universal Lighting plant for use in generating current necessary to operate his machines. Th...

 

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January 4, 1940 - 80 Years Ago If newspapers computed their years as humans do and Washington was California, The Sentinel would take a hitch in its belt today, blow out the 61 candles on its...

 

Looking Back

January 28, 1905 – Agriculturist – 115 Years Ago As most people know, the Catholic people of this vicinity have been at work for some months past building a new church edifice in this city. The wo...

 

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January 1, 1881 – 139 Years Ago The Sentinel will be enlarged to an Eight-Column Newspaper on Jan. 8, 1881, which will make it the “LARGEST” paper published North of the Columbia River. It will...

 

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November 14, 1918 – 101 Years Ago The U.S. Government asked a loan from the people of the country of six billion dollars, an amount unprecedented in the history of the world. In three weeks...

 

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December 1939 – 80 Years Ago Dear Santa: Bring me a B.B. gun. Bring Edward a bicycle reflector, My new baby sister a baby doll. Bring a lot of snow so that we can all go skiing and coasting. Neil...

 

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December 12, 1929 – 90 Years Ago Dear Santa: I am in the second grade. I am seven years old. I want a football and a wagon. I want some nuts and candy. Arthur Schuster Dear Santa: I want a stock...

 

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November 14, 1889 – 130 Years Ago Messrs. Brammel and Cornish of the Arlington National Bank have for some time been contemplating the putting in of electric lights and water works in Goldendale,...

 

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November 14, 1889 – 130 Years Ago The county officers have all moved into the new courthouse now, and the temporary structure which they have occupied since the big fire will be moved by its owner,...

 

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October 3, 1938 - 81 Years Ago Encountering a rattlesnake in any part of the country would not be to everyone’s pleasure, but to walk along the main street in town and almost step on such a reptile...

 

Local firm ships out to aid in wildfire fight

This story is a chronology of Bishop Services' (BSI) recent trip to the Kincade Fire in the Napa Valley Wine Country of Northern California. As you...

 

Looking Back

November 7, 1913 – The Centerville Times – 106 Years Ago Was there ever a quieter week in Centerville than the one just past? Telephones have been unusually silent—no gossip has floated around....

 

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October 15, 1891 – 127 years ago Dr. McCulley, the genial landlord of the Hotel-de-crossbars, has got a new boarder, or rather an old patron came back. His name is Alden Fairbanks, and he hails...

 

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September 16, 1916 – 103 Years Ago Marshall Burgen and his assistants are moving the hitching racks from the old location north of the Post Office, to the lots across the street from The Sentinel...

 

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September 19, 1929 – 90 Years Ago Miss Cleo Shelton brought her High School domestic science class downtown last Thursday and Friday, and Alton Johnson gave a practical lecture on electrical...

 

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September 17, 1904 – 115 Years Ago The lighting question of the farm and dairy, as well as within city homes and stores of today, is a question that is having its consideration especially among...

 

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September 21, 1887 - 132 Years Ago One of the teachers at the Goldendale Academy has adopted a novel plan to break scholars of chewing gum during school hours. She takes the gum away from each one...

 

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September 4, 1919 – 100 years Ago It is estimated that 35 cars a day are traveling over the new Satus road, and more than that number over the Bickleton - Mabton Road. August 28, 1930 – 89 Years...

 

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