75 years ago
June 20, 1942
Moclips has lost its entire high school and grade school teaching staff and Superintendent Moawad must start the school year with all new teachers.
The seven members of this year’s staff are leaving for various reasons.
County School Superintendent Blanche Pennick said it will be a difficult problem to replace them.
Doug Dreeszen, coach, has joined the marines; Walter Moberg, the navy, Vincent Amen soon will be in the service too; Russell Copeland is going into defense work; Betty Lou Schultz was listed as having resigned and Mildred Eastland has married. Mrs. Nita Svinth decided not to resume teaching at Moclips and will join her husband who in not a Harbor resident.
June 21, 1942
Sunday, no newspaper .
50 years ago
June 20, 1967
The visit of the Rudolf Olsen, the largest log ship ever to dock in Grays Harbor, was worth more than $342,000 to the Harbor economy.
The vessel left port loaded with about 5,615,000 board feet of timber, measured in the Scribner scale. The bill for this cargo at an estimated coast of $40 per 1,000 board feet, comes to about $224,000.
The Port of Grays Harbor charged $69,285 for berthing and equipment fees. The longshoremen’s payroll amounted to $48,653.
June 21, 1967
• Weighing in at 375 pounds with dimensions of three feet wide and six feet long, the biggest cake ever concocted in this area is being donated by Harbor Thriftway to the Pat Boone Golf Classic.
Designed and decorated by LeRoy Silva, a Thriftway baker, the base of the cake is a scene of the ocean and the Ocean Shores golf course featuring miniature plastic boats, trees and a golfer. Built up on each side of the base sheet cake is a four tier cake. One has a historical setting with explorer, Native Americans and a sailing ship and the other has two modern jetliners. Across the top will be an archway with an airplane runway.
The cake commemorates the second year of the golf tournament and honors the birthday of Phil Harris, a veteran night club comic and one of the tourney entrants.
25 years ago
June 20, 1992
The Church at Ocean Shores, newly formed with Paul McManus as pastor, is open for worship at 729 Point Brown NW. McManus is the founder and former pastor of The Church at Grays Harbor located on Aberdeen’s Wishkah Street in the former Aberdeen Theater.
McManus has turned over direction of The Church at Grays Harbor to co-pastors Don Miller, Rick Moyer and Paul Strand.
“My goal is to plant churches all over the county,” McManus said. After the Ocean Shores church becomes established he plans to start a church in either Montesano or McCleary.
June 21, 1992
The spotlight focused on the many backstage heroes at Driftwood Theater’s Award Banquet in Aberdeen earlier this month.
Larry Tingwall received this year’s coveted Service Award and a standing ovation for his countless hours of work around the theater. He has set and run lights for the past 20 shows, along with many other projects.
The Betty Butler Award, which is given to a community member who has contributed throughout the years to Driftwood, went to Al McLeod of Washingtonian Print. McLeod, a generous man who donates many hours of service to numerous community projects, is known as a genuine unsung hero who never seeks recognition.