75 years ago, February 9, 1938
• Aberdeen Lodge No. 52, F and A.M. will celebrate its 50th anniversary Monday night when members gather in the Masonic temple to honor the two charter members still living in Aberdeen.
L.J. Kolts and Charles Drake, both past masters and two of three living charter members are the men who will hold the spotlight when old records and pictures are passed around at Monday night’s commemoration.
Mr. Kolts is also the oldest Master Mason in the lodge and Monday night he will be sitting in the meeting with his son, Richard, now the youngest Master Mason, having achieved the higher degree only two weeks ago.
• Further plans for the mammoth 1938 inter-city crow shoot will be formulated tonight at the Grays Harbor Poggie Club meeting in the Moose Hall.
The shoot will be the second annual contest and Aberdeen hunters, captained by Milt Emerick, are eager to gain revenge for the licking administered last year by the Hoquiam marksmen. Vean Gregg is in charge of the Hoquiam team.
50 years ago, February 9, 1963
In the “From the Past: 10 Years Ago Today” column — February 9, 1953: F.W. Woolworth Company has signed a long-term lease for the George J. Wolff building at Broadway and Second streets in Aberdeen.
25 years ago, February 9, 1988
• A trio of Wishkah Valley High School students have been receiving a royal education from kings.
The kind that spawn, that is.
Juniors Joe McLeod and Ronny Allen and senior Michael Pauley just finished a semester’s course working at the Long Live the Kings fish enhancement project at the Mayr Bros. Hatchery on the Wishkah River. The project’s goal it to re-establish wild Chinook runs in the river.
Hatchery manager Terry Baltzell says that even though it isn’t a typical classroom, the boys have learned a lot — he gave them all A’s.
• It’s called the walk for a heart: 4-year-old Jason Graham’s heart.
On St. Valentine’s Day weekend, a day when sweethearts exchange flowers and candy, employees of Ocean Spray Cranberries hope to shower the little boy with cards and money.
Jason suffers from multiple heart defects and already has undergone numerous operations, including the installation of a pacemaker.
Ocean Spray employees Dennis “Swede” Pratt and Lou Foster are taking pledges for each mile they walk to Markham from Raymond beginning early Friday. The 38-mile hike should begin about 4 a.m. and end about 4 p.m.
• Montesano’s Lady Bulldogs overcame cold shooting to make Forks their 10th straight victim, 44-35, in a West Cowlitz League girls basketball game Monday night.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.