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Ten Years Ago

December 9, 1998

There’s probably no more popular time for butter than the Christmas season. But as much as bakers may want to butter up their holiday goodies, butter prices are at one of their highest levels ever. Local grocery stores have been charging more than $4 for a pound of butter. You might find an occasional sale or store brand lower, but prices for name brands have been around $4.40.

Al Meier and Barney Wagner just got sick of sitting around being retired. So they stopped doing it. The pair, who have spent numerous years in the lumber and hardware business, will reappear in the industry here in the spring when they open their second Arrow Lumber and True Value Hardware store on Highway 410 in Buckley, next to the current Western Self Storage site.

Twenty-five Years Ago

December 8, 1983

Three of the four Enumclaw High swimmers who qualified for state this year were freshmen Lisa Schrader and Shannon Griggs and sophomore Tareena Joubert. The three, along with junior Kerry Richards, took 13th in the 200-yard medley relay, only .02 of a second from qualifying for the finals, and placed 16th in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Schrader was also the only EHS swimmer to qualify in an individual event, the 100-yard freestyle. At the swimmers’ awards banquet Nov. 21, Joubert received the Most Valuable Swimmer and Coaches awards, Richards captured the Inspirational award, while the Most Improved award went to Gayle St. Luise and Kristin Belcher, and the 110 percent award went to Tiare Houk and Jodi Dohmen. The girls finished the season in second place in the league standings with a 5-4 overall record.

Two straight wins kicked off the EHS wrestlers’ season as the team demolished Inglemoor 44-21 and thumped Eastside Catholic 40-34. Coach Shelly Thiel was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance last Thursday against Triple A Inglemoor.

Fifty Years Ago

December 11, 1958

The final football huddle of the 1958 season for the Enumclaw High School Hornets was held at the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening of last week. Sponsored by the local post of the American Legion, the gridsters who fought the school’s football wars during 1958 were feted at a banquet attended by school administration officials, coaches and 138 loyal fans who had taken the team’s victories and defeats in stride throughout the season. The highlight of the now traditional annual banquet came when Neil Balsley, all-conference fullback for the Hornets, was awarded the cup for being voted the “most inspirational player for 1958” by his teammates.

On The Corner: Louis Anderson changing his mind about crossing Griffin… Joe Janikula bundled up against the cold walking down Cole street… Ivar Skjelkvale in a 10-gallon hat and always in a hurry hustling down Griffin… Mrs. Fred Barrie in town for some Christmas shopping… Bill Moeller constructing a new sidewalk… And Pete Chorak giving instruction in the art of barbecuing a chicken.

Seventy-five Years Ago

December 8, 1933

In the presence of 150 enthusiastic supporters, making one of the largest attendance records at the Legion’s annual football banquet, Enumclaw’s 1933 Tiger grid varsity wrote “finis” to a great season Monday evening. Highest individual honors went to Ernest Dzurick and Bob Campbell, quarterback and tackle respectively, for the championship orange 11. Royal Brougham of the Post-Intelligencer was the speaker for the dinner.

The Enumclaw City Council took official recognition of the repeal of the 18th Amendment by passing on Wednesday a new ordinance. Anyone handling hard liquor must first procure a license to sell the same, the license to cost $50.

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