75 years ago, March 6, 1938
Sunday, no newspaper published
50 years ago, March 6, 1963
• City officials of Aberdeen and Hoquiam got together last night for a dinner meeting at the Grays Harbor Country Club and had some serious conversation about getting their communities together permanently by way of consolidation.
Opinions on how a move for consolidation could and should be initiated were many and varied. Interest in the idea was sufficient, at least, to set up a committee to study the subject. It will consist of the mayors, council presidents, treasurers and clerks of the two cities and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce.
• Want some fun? Take a jet-propelled ride on the Ocean Shores lagoon.
An 18-foot pleasure craft has been one of the first boats on the lagoon, which is earmarked to be the resort community’s inland waterway from Grays Harbor bay.
George Alexieve, district sales manager for the new-type boat, has been taking interested visitors on thrilling rides up and down the lagoon.
The remarkable craft with its 215-hp engine provides the thrills because of its high speed, take-off and maneuverability.
25 years ago, March 6, 1988
• One man, who refused to identify himself, said it was the first time Elma residents had seen Nina Georg at a loss for words.
Georg momentarily was left speechless, but she wasn’t without tears, when Grays Harbor County Commissioner Mike Murphy announced that she is Elma’s “Citizen of the Year.”
Georg — who has worked as Elma’s city clerk since July 1, 1970 — was recognized for her “outstanding contributions toward making Elma a better community in which to live,” said the plaque presented to her.
She spends hundreds of hours organizing the annual Slug Festival, travels with the festival float to other communities, is secretary of the Cancer Society and active in the Eagles and American Legion.
• Tami Cornell of Aberdeen is serving as Grand Representative of Arkansas and Louisiana for the Washington and Idaho International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Tami, the daughter of Joe and Bev Cornell, has been a member of Montesano Assembly No. 35 since 1982 and served a worthy advisor in 1986.
• Eighteen points down with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation, improbable Aberdeen stormed back to earn a trip to state with a breathtaking 73-72 overtime victory over Centralia in the Southwest Washington District AA boys basketball tournament at St. Martin’s College’s Capital Pavilion.
“I’ll tell you, this couldn’t happen to a better group of kids,” Bobcat coach Randy Hancock said outside the joyous locker room. “This is the closest team I’ve ever had. They call us smurfs, maybe because we wear blue and don’t have that much going for us. But, I’ll tell you, they don’t measure heart or character and these kids have them in spades.”
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.