Development of District Is Progressing Rapidly Since Irrigation Ditch Project Was Completed, But it Required Much Hard Work
Yelm Prairie, with the assistance of the Nisqually river and the natural geography of the land is being put on the map as one of the most important irrigation centers in the state of Washington. Irrigation of the [...]
Arthur Ray Sheckler Letters From McKenna
Introduction: The following are excerpts from letters written by Arthur Sheckler while he worked at the McKenna Mill during the 1920s.
Will send cards and books of Yellowstone soon by parcel post. Must draw some money first.
Well I am sleeping on a bed again after 20 days on [...]
Yelm Board to Ponder Fate of Mckenna School
The Daily Olympian, Tuesday, August 6, 1974
The Yelm School District Board this Thursday night will discuss the threatened condemnation of the Mckenna Elementary School building by Pierce County Fire Marshal Fred Smith, according to Dr. Glen Nutter, superintendent. The board will hold its regular meeting in the administrative offices, [...]
Yelm November 8, 1912 Washington Standard
The farmers are busy digging potatoes these days.
James Mosman and Rodney Coats were in Olympia Friday.
THe steam shovel has arrives and work has begun on the ditch again.
Mary Hobson has been visiting home folks the past week.
Ben Fox has moved his furniture from Yelm to the George Anderson farm, which [...]
[Yelm News] October 22, 1909 Washington Standard
Charles Rice, of Yelm, 22 years of age, while crazy drunk ashe claims, shot through a window into Longmyer’s saloon, Saturday night, and made targets of the cash register and glassware on the back bar. He now pines in jail.
[Yelm News] April 6, 1904 Washington Standard
Mr. Warner F. Betchard of Tacoma, and Miss Anna M. McKenzie , were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McKenzie, at Yelm, last Sunday, at noon, Rev. Mr. Wells of Roy officiating. The groom is a dairyman of Tacoma and [...]
[Education News] May 19, 1905 Washington Standard
Only fifteen of the thirty-two applicants for teachers’ certificates were successful at the late examination, owing principally, it is said to the fact ta many of them were quit young and found the questions beyond their range of advancement. Those who passed the ordeal were: Faith Chambers, Bessie Comstock, [...]
[Education News] May 22, 1905 Washington Standard
The State Superintendent of Instruction decides that schools cannot be closed to enable the children to visit the fleet, without forfeiture of the apportionment of funds by the State and a loss of teacher’s pay
Albert A. Yoder, City Superintendent of the Tacoma schools, is announced to deliver an address [...]
News From Yelm
March 2, 1903 Washington Standard
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mosman spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Rice
Mrs. Paff and Mr. John Longmire drove to Olympia Monday
George Chambers of North Yakima, was greeting old friends in Yelm Wednesday. He brought two carloads of cattle to Olympia the first of the week.
Mere Mention November 28, 1890 Washington Standard
A medical commission decides that cigarette-smoking by boys and gum-chewing girls were born for each other. So there is hope for the dudes and dudines of Olympia.