75 years ago
January 13, 1945
Navy Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class Robert Kromm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad C. Kromm of West Second street in Aberdeen, will be heard on Mutual’s Red Cross Reporter program between 6:45 and 7 o’clock tonight.
Nineteen-year-old Kromm will speak from a hospital bed of the Navy Hospital at Oakland, California, where he is recovering from wounds he received in action at Palau. Kromm will relate the incident of “Bloody Nose Ridge” — the now famous strip of land in Palau taken by the First Marine Division, to which he was attached.
50 years ago
January 13, 1970
Saying that the moment has arrived for Grays Harbor people when “our addiction to untrammeled technology is putting us on the toboggan slide to unlivability,” James Duree, South Beach area attorney, warned members of the Twin Harbors Beach Association at their meeting Monday night that they must insist on at least three years of intensive research before a decision is made whether to locate a nuclear reactor power plant at Roosevelt Beach.
25 years ago
January 13, 1995
Bill Doyle didn’t order a record for his 49th birthday. He nearly received one anyway, compliments of his Aberdeen’s girls’ basketball team.
Erupting for 58 points in the first half, the ball-hawking, fast-breaking Bobcats roared to an in a Black Hills League contest Thursday night at Sam Benn Gym.
Six players scored in double figures as the Bobcats improved to 2-1 in league play and 7-3 overall.
Senior forward Melissa Failor — four of five from the field and six of six from the foul line — and junior sixth woman Amber Prince shared game honors with 14 points apiece. Kristen Slane added 12, Michelle Buckman and Alison Herling 11 apiece and Alissa Niemi 10 points for the winners.
The Bobcats were not prohibitively favored last night. Capital entered the contest with a 2-0 league record, having upended highly-regarded Chehalis on the Bearcats’ floor. But the Cougars crumbled against Aberdeen’s relentlessly pressing defense. The Cats harassed the visitors into 34 turnovers.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom