100 YEARS AGO
Aug. 9, 1917
The disappearance of Olen Reel, well-known Wallowa County stockman, from his Snake River ranch on Tuesday, under strange circumstances, leads to the belief he was drowned in the stream. His clothes were found on the bank of the river on the Idaho side, and his horse also was there.
Jurors have become so scarce in circuit court that one case was tried this week with a jury of only two men. That was all that was available in the panel, and the plaintiff said he was satisfied. Defendant also was game and the evidence was put on.
Eleven young men were examined by the local board yesterday for U.S. Army Service under the draft law. Four were rejected for physical disability and six filed, or will file, claims for exemption, leaving one ready to go into the service without further formality. The county must furnish 14 men for the first unit of the new army.
70 YEARS AGO
Aug. 7, 1947
The Red Cross shipped 200 refugee articles to their New York depot last week to be sent to the European countries. These were mostly baby clothes.
News from Imnaha: It is estimated that there were as many as 50 cars on the hill Sunday. Most of them were after huckleberries.
News from Alder Slope: The Seal ‘Em Tight 4-H canning club held its third regular meeting Friday at the home of their leader, Mrs. Barbara McCormack. The girls gave a demonstration on canning Bing cherries from the orchard of Mr. and Mrs. Babe Brock. They canned six quarts.
50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 10, 1967
Three Wallowa County boys, Dan Courtney of Enterprise and Butch Winters and Bill Frazier, both of Wallowa, are among the 26 members of the East Shrine football team practicing in preparation for the Aug. 19 game.
A display of horses will open the Wallowa County Fall Fair Monday morning. A grand entry is scheduled for spectators.
A 13-year-old Boy Scout from Walla Walla became lost while hiking on Mt. Joseph last Friday with scouts from the scout camp at Wallowa Lake. The Civil Air Patrol was contacted, and by the time a search party was organized, it was too late to conduct the search. The search party took to the mountains at daybreak on Saturday and within 30 minutes the missing boy was spotted from the air.
25 YEARS AGO
Aug. 6, 1992
The Joseph Fire Dept. this week saw a changing of the guard when Chief Gilbert Gordon stepped down from his post to accept a teaching job in Imnaha. Succeeding him as fire chief is Jim Thompson.
Chad Nash of Enterprise and Dusty Marsh of Union will take to the gridiron Saturday in the East-West Shrine All-Star football game. Both are members of the East team.
Fred Webb of Joseph rode through the timber near Flora in hopes of flushing a cow elk out of the brush into shooting range. Webb is one of seven hunters called out for a special hunt organized by area farmers and the ODFW, aimed at reducing crop damage caused by elk herds in the Flora area.