The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

October 1, 2014


50 Years Ago - October 1, 1964

Goldendale High School Band, for the second year in a row, has been invited to play at the Central Washington Fair at Yakima, as one of four host bands. Goldendale’s 70 piece band made a hit with fair goers last year, and Director Hal Malcolm has said he is confident this years group will perform in equal style.

75 Years Ago - September 28, 1939

Jack Dressel always thought Klickitat County hens laid big eggs. Now he is convinced he was right. Last week while cooking breakfast at the Simcoe Inn, Dressel and Mrs. Ann Gilmore cracked 16 double yoked eggs out of 19. Although unable to determine definitely just where the eggs had been purchased Dressel said he knew they were produced in this county.

100 Years Ago - September 20, 1914

Henry Yeackel, of Centerville, was caught in a gear of the threshing outfit this Monday, while adjusting same. He was under the rig and his suspender on his bib overalls caught.

The gear stripped all of his clothes off in the twinkle of an eye. He borrowed enough clothes from the crew to appear presentable and was taken to his home in an automobile. There were no bones broken, but he is seriously bruised and skinned up.

125 Years Ago - September 25, 1889

D. W. Pierce & Sons have their mill moved to its new site on Bowman Creek, and will in a short time have everything in complete running order.


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