100 years ago
Sept. 22, 1918 — Saw mill closes down
Just as they were getting things in shape and everything moving finely, Branton and Markell have been forced to suspend operations because of lack of help. They have scoured the country, but find it impossible to obtain the men necessary to run the plant. It is understood they will go to some shipbuilding center and engage in that work.
75 years ago
Sept. 23, 1943 — Parker’s Drug store will be closed every Sunday
Parker’s Drug store will be closed every Sunday because of shortage of help. Get your prescriptions filled during the week — dependable, courteous service. In case of emergency on Sunday, phone 119.
50 years ago
Sept. 25, 1968 — Governor McCall praises Redmond for school vote
Speaking Saturday morning at the potato festival, Governor Tom McCall congratulated the Redmond community on passage of a $3,900,000 bond issue to construct a new high school and improve other educational facilities. “In these days of difficult school financing, the people of Redmond stood up to their responsibilities at the polls, whereas many communities, larger with more tax base, have hesitated,” he declared. “The election shows again the spirit of Redmond and the faith it places in its younger generation.”
25 years ago
Sept. 22, 1993 — REDAP names new director
Board chooses cable TV manager Thompson to lead efforts. A man who has made community service his middle name will be the next executive director of REDAP. Neil Thompson will leave his position as manager of Redmond Falcon Cable TV to assume the top REDAP post, which will go from half- to full-time. The Board of Directors of the Redmond Economic Development Assistance Partnership announced the result of its hiring search Friday. Thompson will replace Bill Jaqua, who has served as REDAP’s director since the organization was formed in 1986.