The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

March 30, 2016


25 Years Ago - March 28, 1991

Tom Carratt and Mary Jaekel display flags presented at Centerville School in a special ceremony last Friday by Senator Dean Sutherland (D. Vancouver). The two Centerville residents were honored for their many years of services and hard work on behalf of the community. Senator Sutherland was guest speaker at the ceremony; the flags he presented had flown over the state and national capitals.

50 Years Ago - March 31, 1966

The unofficial results of the census taken last weekend show a total of 2,942 people are residents of Goldendale, according to Mrs. Lucille Schultz, city clerk. The figure does not include either college students or men in the service who normally are counted as legal residents. The census established a figure to be used for an per capita payment of $18.50 paid to the city by the state from motor vehicle, gas and liquor taxes.

75 Years Ago - March 27, 1941

Men who have become 21 years of age since October 16, 1940, are not required to register for selective service training unless or until another registration day is proclaimed by the President. Nevertheless, they can volunteer.

100 Years Ago - March 31. 1916

A crew of Mexicans are working on the sections at Wrights and Wahkiacus. The war in Europe has called home the great bulk of the Italians, who formerly did this work, and thus the Mexicans are called on. They are said to be quite satisfactory to the railroad people.

125 Years Ago - April 2, 1891

The man who stole Col. Enoch W. Pike's uniform at Tekoa, last January, has just been promoted to a position in the state penitentiary for the next two years. During his stay his board and uniforms will be supplied by the state.


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