Looking back: Baseball playoffs, Mount St. Helens, warehouse fire | Scrapbook

15 Years Ago

The Ellensburg High School baseball team lost to West Valley-Spokane 2-1 in a district crossover game in Spokane. The Bullldogs fell to 10-11 and saw a seven-game winning streak end.

— May 18, 2005

20 Years Ago

Christy Clerf and Tiana Tugwell sold cool drinks at the side of the Upper Peoh Point road. Although the girls experienced sparse traffic, the entrepreneurs raised $4.75 on glasses of orange juice at 50 cents.

— May 19, 2000

30 Years Ago

Kittitas County residents are remembering a major event on its tenth anniversary — The eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

— May 18, 1990

50 Years Ago

A fire of unknown origin destroyed a warehouse filled with hay pellets and cubes at Bowers Field beginning shortly before 2 a.m. Firefighters found the warehouse completely ablaze. Ron Anderson of Anderson Hay and Grain., Co. who leased the warehouse for packaging hay products estimated the hay and processing equipment losses at between $12-14,000.

— May 19, 1970

75 Years Ago

The Army has no intention of abandoning or releasing the Ellensburg airbase for some time after the war, Congressman Hal Holmes stated in a letter to the Record editor. The War department has no intention of disposing of any airfields, particularly those in the West.

— May 18, 1945

100 Years Ago

An advance enrollment for the summer school at the normal school indicates that the school will be the largest in the history of the institution. The accommodations in all the dormitories have already been reserved and students enrolling later will be accommodated in private residences

— May 19, 1920

Monica Mersinger is a historic preservationist documenting Northwest history, photography and is a local history columnist for the Daily Record.

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