In 1992, Hoquiam High School students work on re-building Kamp Kiwanis

75 years ago

June 19, 1942

Approximately 4,000 mill and logging operation employees of the Long Bell Lumber company and Weyerhaeuser Timber company have agreed to forego a week’s vacation this summer in the interest of continued war production. The operators had planned to close down local mills and camps during the week beginning June 27 to provide for the holiday. The men will accept an extra week’s pay in lieu of vacation and will take the time off later if conditions permit.

50 years ago

June 19, 1967

• The grand opening of Montesano’s first large apartment house, Monte Villa, is scheduled for this Saturday, the same day as Montesano’s Farm Festival.

There will be a public inspection of the two-story structure on Pioneer Avenue East and Academy Street from noon to 6 p.m. with free refreshments for all.

Monte Villa represents an investment of more than $200,000. It contains 10 one-bedroom units, seven two-bedroom units without fireplaces, six with fireplaces and one deluxe three-bedroom unit with family room.

• Over 200 youngsters participated in the Cosmopolis playfield program at the Cosmopolis Lions Park in the first week of activities, Director Robert Basich said this morning.

The most popular event was the bicycle rides that had a waiting list from 9:30 o’clock until closing hours.

25 years ago

June 19, 1992

Kamp Kiwanis may be the country’s first testing ground for the National Community Service Act as 15 local youths start rebuilding cabins at the burned-out campsite next Monday.

The Hoquiam School Board learned last night that the students will earn vocational class credit under a federal program funded for the first time this year.

The 14 students, age 15 to 18, were selected in a random lottery from a pool of 32 applicants, according to Ron Baze, vocational director for the school district and coordinator of the project.

Students will be taught building construction, health and safety, leadership, teamwork, first aid, and firefighting skills.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom