75 years ago, March 10, 1938
• Excavating and other work preliminary to actual construction of homes in the new College Hill district has been started in Hoquiam. Five or six property owners plan to have a power shovel excavate ground for basements. As soon as the work is completed the owners hope to start building modern homes.
With the new FHA program in force, a number of the young Hoquiam business men owning property on College Hill plan to obtain loans.
• Minus Walt Failor, ace forward, the Grays Harbor Athletic Club Indians, Southwest Washington A.A.U. champs, left Aberdeen early today for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest A.A.U. tournament at the University of Washington pavilion tonight.
The loss of Failor will prove a severe blow. Failor was injured in the Raymond Red Devils game during the district playoff Saturday and upon examination it was found he had torn the ligaments of his right side. The deadeye sharpshooter, who is rated as one of the best players in the northwest, has been taking things easy since the injury but would not be able to play at top speed tonight so decided he would not go.
• Everett Lindsay, manager of Brennan’s sporting goods department caught a 22 1/4 pound steelhead while fishing on the Humptulips River recently. The fish was the largest caught this year. It measured 40 inches.
50 years ago, March 10, 1963
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25 years ago, March 10, 1988
• As if winning third place wasn’t enough to jazz them, some Aberdeen High School musicians talked with the namesake of the annual Lionel Hampton Chevron Jazz Festival the last weekend in February in Moscow Idaho.
“It made the festival experience more meaningful,” said Kim Hosford. The senior sings alto in the Goldenaires which won third place out of 10 schools in their division.
Kim said she was outside talking with some friends before performing in a combo group when Hampton came by with a friend and some journalists. He saw her and the other Aberdeen students in their tuxedos, waiting to perform and she asked him to listen to the group.
After the performance Kim and drummer Paul Fritts, a junior, were outside when the 81-year-old legend greeted them again. “He said the combo sounded really, really good,” Kim said.
“He was complimenting our group,” Paul added.
• Outdoing Woodway at its own defensive game, the Lady Grizzlies advanced to the quarterfinals in the state AA girls’ basketball tournament with a 42-34 opening round victory in Tacoma yesterday.
Carrie Thompson scored 20 points and Janine Koukal and Michelle Steward contributed key plays down the stretch for the winners.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.