75 years ago
January 16, 1943
Piling up a big first half lead, the Aberdeen Bobcats coasted to an easy 49 to 25 victory over the Shelton Highclimbers last night in Shelton.
Officials checked the players closely, with Jastad and Puljan of Aberdeen and Landsaw of Shelton going out on four personals.
Lanky Abel Sagen and Bob Estrada shared high scoring honors for the Bobcats with 10 apiece.
January 17, 1943
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago
January 16, 1968
• Petitions asking for an election to decide whether Mayor Byron Cramer should be recalled now are being circulated throughout Westport for signatures, Edward Lamon, vice-chairman of the Westport Business and Citizens Committee, said today.
The committee has charged the mayor with malfeasance while in office in the hiring last July of three town department heads, who, the committee contends, were not qualified or were unable to discharge their duties.
• Can a gregarious American boy from a small Northwest lumber town find happiness in a humble missionary village in exotic South Africa?
Nick Seguin will soon find out.
At noon tomorrow, the 16-year-old Hoquiam High School AFS student will board a 707 jet at Seattle Tacoma International Airport for a journey that ultimately will end up in the hamlet of Pinetown.
Seguin will be living the the Brouckaert family. His new “Dad” is superintendent of Marianhill Mission’s St. Mary’s Hospital. His new “Mom” is also a physician who spends a lot of time helping her husband at the hospital but still finds time to cook, sew and do laundry for her family of 10.
January 17, 1968
Outside of police department business, the main discussion at the Raymond city commission meeting Monday night centered around the contemplated conversion of the Tokay Theater building into a city hall and community building. The structure has been offered to the city by Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Basil.
A Citizen’s Advisory Committee, organized to investigate the issue, secured Dave Wolfenbarger to make a more professional appraisal of the structure. Wolfenbarger is a partner in the local contracting firm of Gurr and Son.
25 years ago
January 16, 1993
“Neither team deserved to lose,” is how Aberdeen coach Tom Dickson saw it.
“There have been championship games not that good,” seconded Olympia’s John Johnson.
In the end it was a short bank shot by Aberdeen center Mindy Moore, with 22 seconds remaining in overtime, that lifted the Cat Ladies to a 73-72 Black Hills League victory last night at Sam Benn Gym. The 6-2 senior finished with 10 points and was just one of many AHS heroines.
There was Melissa Failor, the sophomore forward who has exploded on the BHL scene in two AHS victories this week. She filled it up to the tune of 24 points. Guard Alissa Peterson and reserve center Juanita Mebane tanked 10 apiece to give the Cats four in double figures.
January 17, 1993
It’s double time for workers on the Historical Seaport longboat project.
With woodwork on the first longboat nearly completed, the skeleton for its twin is taking shape alongside it in the East Aberdeen shipyard.
And since most of the wood pieces for the second longboat were cut at the same time as the first, the job this time around is going faster and easier.
“We’ve gone through a lot of head scratching on the first one,” says Carl Brownstein, lead shipwright for the longboats. “We’re every day impressing ourselves with how fast it’s going together.” he said.
The first longboat was to have been launched last fall, but the date has been pushed back to March 7 — exactly three years after the launch of the Lady Washington.
Brownstein says they will probably be able to meet the newest deadline, since the boat, the Hewitt Jackson, is almost finished. All that’s left is sanding, painting and installing the hardware.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom