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25 Years Ago- July 23, 1987

• A new superintendent and a renovated school building will greet Centerville students when they start classes this fall. Supt. Ralph Bennion began his new duties in Centerville last month. Since his arrival in June, Bennion and Centerville School Board members have presided over extensive interior renovation of the building, which houses kindergarten through 8th grade. According to school board Chairman Tony Sarsfield, this work is being accomplished at considerably less than the original cost estimate.

50 Years Ago- July 19, 1962

• Announcement was made last week of purchase by the state highway department of DeBois Lake, also known as Roland Lake, four miles east of Bingen. The purchase was made to secure the right of way for the new alignment of Highway 8 in the county. According to statements of the department’s estimates, the cost of crossing the lake with the new roadway will be at the rate of one million dollars per mile. Mr. and Mrs. I.A. DeBois, owner of the lake property, will retain possession of their home there, and will have use of the resort and fishing lake until May 1, next year.

75 Years Ago- July 29, 1937

• The Maurer Bros. Hudson-Terraplane movie show which held Saturday evening at their Utopica Ball room played to a capacity house, reports showed. The seats in the hall were all taken and the patrons were standing. The show consisted of a movie short and the showing of the Hudson-Terraplane record-breaking feats on the Salt Flats. The local dealers were pleased with the response of the residents here. Several cars were used earlier in the afternoon in an advertising parade over local streets.

Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer, of the Klickitat County Historical Society


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