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15 years ago

Kittitas County Red Cross got two interesting donations in the wake of the Elk Heights fire: $100 from a couple that had to evacuate themselves and $10 from a young brother and sister team, Justin and Jessica Welch, ages 6 and Jessica, 4. The Red Cross Shelter housed 200 people for a weekend and served more than 700 meals and snacks. “Everyone helped from the chairman of the Red Cross board to the smallest members of our community.” explained Sandy Bryan, public affairs official for the Red Cross.

— Aug. 6, 2004

20 years ago

The city of Ellensburg and Historic Ellensburg are joining forces in an attempt to buy the Northern Pacific Railroad depot through grant funding.

— Aug. 5, 1999

30 years ago

Spend an evening in the Park thanks to the Ellensburg Recreation Department. There will be free popcorn and a showing of “The Ugly Dachshund” and the movie won’t start until dusk, so bring sleeping bags and drinks.

— Aug. 7, 1989

50 years ago

There will be no gas war in Ellensburg according to the major dealers in the area, yet several dealers in the city are lowering their prices. This report found one station on West 8th selling at 35.9 cents per gallon and premium at 36.9 cents per gallon, another is selling regular at 32.9 cents per gallon and premium at 36. per gallon and a third selling regular at 32.9 cents per gallon.

— Aug. 5, 1969

75 years ago

Four horse unrelated accidents resulted in injuries to locals. A horse being mounted kicked a 17 year old girl resulting in a deep gash on the right leg; A 10 year old boy received a skull fracture and broken collar-bone when a horse charged an electric fence wire and bolted; An adult was bruised and had broken blood vessels when a horse he was breaking reared over backward, pinning him against a barn; and a 22 year old man received a neck injury in a rodeo event.

— Aug. 7, 1944

100 years ago

W.H. Totten, manager of the Cle Elum Echo and the Cascade Miner purchased the plant and business of the Ellensburg Weekly Capital from Mrs. A. H. Stulfauth. Mr. Totten was the foreman of the mechanical department of the Evening Record.

Mrs. Totten will temporarily be in charr of the Capital, and Mr. Totten will remain at Cle Elum until the end of the special season of congress in November. After November, Mr. Totten will come to Ellensburg and devote his energies to the Captal.

— Aug. 4, 1919

Monica Mersinger is a historic preservationist documenting Northwest history, photography and is a local history columnist for the Daily Record.


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