Sidewalks at Once Frank S. Matsura photo courtesy of Okanogan County Historical Society With new board sidewalks in place, an Okanogan crew tackles a water project with shovels, mallets and strong backs.
Nov. 23 1907
Surveyor G.H. Wheeler has finished the survey of the main business streets and established the grade. It was approved at a special session of the council on Tuesday and is now a matter of record.
Buildings and sidewalks can now be constructed with the assurance that they will not have to be raised or lowered later on. As will be seen by reference to Ordinance No. 3 in another column the principal streets will soon be supplied with sidewalks.
The first to be built will start at Second avenue and P street and extend to the school house, for the benefit of the scholars.
Of Local Interest
Nov. 30, 1907
The city election occurs next Tuesday. The preliminary steps in launching our city successfully on its new course have been taken by the present incumbents and they have gotten affairs in good shape for the short time that has elapsed since they were elected.
For that reason we think that any change would be unwise and believe it would be good policy to retain the present officials in office for another year and thus enable them to bring to an issue any plans they may have formulated for the city's advancement.
Of Local Interest
Dec. 7, 1907
The city election Tuesday passed off quietly. Acting on the advice of The Independent, only one ticket was put up, containing the names of the officials already in office who were serving the short term till the first regular annual election occurred.
The present officials had made such a good beginning that no one desired any change. The election board consisted of Geo B. Pratt inspector and Peter Hafer and Eli Ruckman clerks.