In 1987, Menefee sworn in as Grays Harbor County Prosecutor


75 years ago, November 24, 1937

• Aberdeen High School rooters will start what they hope to be a victory march tonight at 7:30 o’clock when, led by the Aberdeen High School band under the direction of Mark Freshman, a huge crowd of Bobcat supporters will parade from the high school to the top of Bel Aire hill where a giant fire will be built.

After the ceremony, a feature of which will be the burning of “John Hoquiam” the students will return to the Miller auditorium. Irving Pinckney, a member of the state championship team of 1913, will talk.

• “Occasional rains, today and Thursday” was the weather forecast that greeted school officials as they made final attempt to put Stewart Field in shape for the big game.

Twenty-five loads of sand have been dumped in the end zones and low places on the gridiron.

50 years ago, November 24, 1962

• Ed (Bull) Tenoski, veteran Willapa Valley High School basketball coach, sizes up his teams’ 1962-63 prospects pensively: “I’m not optimistic.”

To other area basketball observers, however, the Willapa Vikings could be the best in the Pacific League, which they won last year.

Three regular starters are returning this year, forwards Bill Latimer and Gary Benson and guard Bob Kain. In addition, a reserve who lettered last year, 6-2 center Duane Corliss, is back.

25 years ago, November 24, 1987

• Acting County Prosecutor Steward Menefee is no longer acting. As of 9:12 a.m., today, he is the real thing.

Menefee, 38, was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Mike Spencer, who gave up the prosecutor’s job after being elected to the bench earlier this month.

Menefee, slender and soft-spoken, thanked the commissioners for their “faith and trust.”

• The Community Concert Association opened its season with the energetic Johnny Mann Singers and Dancers at Hoquiam’s Seventh Street Theatre on Sunday.

The wonderful old theater was packed, said Micki Colwell. “I spend a lot of time there in my youth and it brought a strong feeling of nostalgia. Although the theater is in need of repairs, the musty smell seems to be gone and it was plenty warm for the audience. I for one hope to be able to attend many more years of events in the 7th Street.”

Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.