75 years ago
July 26, 1943
West Side medical unit members including doctors, nurses, first aid workers, messengers, nurses aides and canteen workers will report to the new West Side casualty station located in the Royal Cafe building in Hoquiam at 7 o’clock tomorrow night for the civilian defense test raid.
The new casualty station, a 20 bed unit fully equipped including a gas decontamination station, will be set up at all times.
July 27, 1943
The Goldstein and Rogers machinery plant, formerly the Michigan mill, at Junction City, and the Wigwam popular tavern a mile north of Hoquiam on the Olympic highway, were smoldering ruins today following two spectacular fires.
Loss in the machinery plant fire was estimated at upwards of $22,000 with the tavern loss estimated at $12,500.
50 years ago
July 26, 1968
Dr. J.B. Krasowski, D.C. has recently opened his chiropractic practice in the offices of Dr. K.C. Randall at 1420 Simpson Ave. in Aberdeen.
Dr. Krasowski, a native of Willmar, Minn., graduated from the University of Minnesota before entering the four year course at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He interned in the biochemistry laboratories during his senior year and practiced for 18 months in the Palmer Public Clinic.
July 27, 1968
By notching four victories this week, Doc’s Girls of Raymond completed an unbeaten season and emerged as teen-age champions of the Aberdeen summer softball program.
The Raymond squad had little trouble overcoming the Palmer Berge Agency, Wygan’s Shoe, and the Lionettes but had to scramble to defeat Dennis Dears 6-3. Effective pitching and hitting by Cindy Brown, Linda Rinehart, and Janet McKinney plus additional power from Nancy Hasu and Nancy McDowell proved too much for Doc’s opponents.
25 years ago
July 26, 1993
In the past four years Cheryl Richter of Central Park has heard a lot that’s fishy and seen a lot that’s smelly.
The 31-year-old state Department of Fisheries sampler daily pokes her head into coolers and her hands into burlap sacks full of dead fish.
Richter is one of four Fisheries inspectors at Westport. They count anglers and the fish they catch, attempting to determine how close Westport is to the quota limits that determine how long the fishing season lasts.
She has been on the job for four years. Many of the charter boaters know her well, but private boaters who meet her for the first time often mistake her for a fish cop. They haul out their punch cards and get nervous.
But Richter doesn’t write tickets. She takes statistics — the number, species and size of the fish the boaters take.
July 27, 1993
• Local investors attempting to purchase and reopen the Grays Harbor Paper Co. mill in Hoquiam say they need more time to put together financing for the deal. It was supposed to have closed by today.
Bill Quigg, the Hoquiam businessman leading the group, said the delay is “a natural progression in a deal of this size. It’s not unusual.”
Part of the financing package may include government guaranteed loans, both state and federal, and the time involved in that process is also holding things up.
Quigg added that he is still confident the deal will go through.
• M’Lissa Marie Rajcich, a former Aberdeen resident and graduate of Grays Harbor College, recently received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pacific’s School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Dr. Rajcich, daughter of the Mitchell Rajciches of Aberdeen will relocate to Chicago where she will begin postgraduate studies in orthodontics at the University of Illinois.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom