Our Past 1923: Mansfield News

Selected by Karen Larsen

As usual, local news from the past provides some valuable glimpses into a life that has become a distant memory. Sometimes the items make us smile or laugh that something so commonplace would be news at all. Sometimes they surprise us by revealing details we would think too personal to print, and other times they make us nostalgic for a slower pace and more simple, homespun social gatherings. These tidbits come from the March 29, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.


George Lippincott left for Omak Monday, where he has a position with the lumber company.

Among those moving out of town to resume farming are: Herbert Poole, George Murison and William Asmussen.

Mrs. Mable Malone has moved to the Nordby ranch as housekeeper.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ward entertained the Yulenissen Card Club Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Eilertson motored to Spokane Tuesday.

Rev. J.D. Bird and son, Clarence, went to Waterville Tuesday returning home in their new Ford sedan.

Mr. and Mrs. John Glessner Sr. are improving from their recent attack of flu.

Programs are being prepared by the various churches for Easter Sunday.

A large and appreciative audience attended the play “Erin Go Bragh,” at the gym March 16. Those taking part were L. Conner Jr., B. Fitzgerald, George Lippincott, John Burke, L.D. Roberts, Nell Whalen, Helen Rielly, Mary Burke and Mrs. T.E. O’Rielly.

About 80 attended the Jello party given at the Christian church March 14.

Dave Blano and Russel Laymance left this week for Touhy, where they will work for the Washington Power Company.

A new girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pennington March 17.

Mrs. C.A. Williams reopened the café Sunday. The café has been freshly calcimined and painted and presents a spick-and-span appearance.

The senior class was given a dinner at the home of Miss Jackson, Saturday evening.

Mrs. Clara Wright has been indisposed the past two weeks.