Take a Trip Through Our Community’s Rich History

Posted 3/8/22

Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively.

A Look Back at This Week, 45 Years Ago

- Students at Yelm …

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Take a Trip Through Our Community’s Rich History

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Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively.

A Look Back at This Week, 45 Years Ago

- Students at Yelm High School experienced the Northwest Jazz Quintet during a live performance at the school on Monday, March 21, 1977. The group made a stop at YHS before continuing its tour at several other high schools in the area.

- Residents in Thurston County experienced a water shortage after the area received below average rainfall and snowpack the previous year.

- Two classes for real estate agents and brokers opened up on March 29, 1977 at a Tacoma location. Many residents were expected to participate in the course.

- The Yelm Art and Craft league met on March 15, 1977. R.C. Health demonstrated numerous dry-brush      techniques at the event.

- Building permits at the Thurston County office became available on March 14, 1977. Residents of Yelm were expected to apply for the permits.

A Look Back at This Week, 35 Years Ago

- Four princesses were announced for the Yelm Prairie Days parade. Those selected included Missi Strand, Diane Williamson, Lillian Hoffman and Kristie Carlson.

- Recording Artist Tim Noah performed for McKenna Elementary School students in March of 1987. His music featured the theme of positive reinforcement, which the kids enjoyed.

- Yelm FFA hosted an activity bus to White Pass on March 20, 1987. Students who rode the bus to the pass were able to ski with their classmates.

- Keri Gatke, a 1985 Yelm High School graduate, was named Miss Thurston County in March of 1987. Gatke then competed to become Miss Washington in June of the same year.



- Spring Storytime, hosted by the Yelm Timberland Library, was set to host its first of four sessions beginning on April 1, 1987.

A Look Back at This Week, 25 Years Ago

- Special Holy Week services were offered at local churches in the Yelm area, including the Emanuel Lutheran Church and United Methodist Church.

- Local egg producers, Wilcox Farms and Steibers Farms, both experienced egg shortages as Easter approached in 1997.

- Peggy Wolf-Kennedy and her husband Bill went above and beyond decorating their house for Easter of 1997. Unfortunately for them, the couple experienced the theft of several of their decorations.

- A Yelm City Hall meeting was hosted on March 27, 1997. The Washington State Department of Transportation was slated to attend and provide input.

A Look Back at This Week, 15 Years Ago

- The 2007 Dollars for Scholars auction wrapped up and raised a total of $172,000.

- Yelm baseball returned an experienced team, which featured 10 seniors as the 2007 season began. Head Coach Thad Nelson was excited for his team as they prepared for the new season.

- Yelm fastpitch looked to bounce back in the 2007 season after they failed to secure a win the prior year. Head Coach Lindsay Walton said injuries and inexperience played into the team’s troubles during the prior season.

- Girls track began at Yelm High School. Several underclassmen stood out in their high school track debuts.

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