Nov. 16, 1962 • "Capt. Paul A. Kauttu ... [has] been named to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's precision flying team. He was to make his first appearance with the five-man outfit today at dedication ceremonies of the new international airport at Washington, D. C. ... Paul attended school in Ilwaco. The family lived here several years and owned the Willows Road house known as Killkare. The family spent many summer vacations here but of recent years have stayed at the Oregon beaches."

Dec. 7 • "A complete review was taken of Fort Columbia and Fort Canby installations Saturday for the purpose of increasing number of shelter spaces by use of bulkheads of sand, dirt and logs. The number of shelter spaces could be doubled by such action, stated D. J. Gillies, county Civil Defense director."

Jan. 4, 1963 • "New Postage rates carrying increases on all types of mail will go into effect Monday, stated Postmaster Rival Moore Wednesday. First class letters will jump from 4 to 5 cents an ounce. Postcards will be increased from 3 to 4 cents. Air mail letters will be increased from 7 to 8 cents an ounce."

Jan. 11 • "Ilwaco Fishermen's undefeated football team finished the 1962 season third place in AP state poll and were Pacific league champions. Gary Weber led all high school football players in the state in scoring."

Jan. 18 • "With a week or better of cold weather, 12 degrees last Friday proved to be the lowest for this area according to Cranguyma's weather department."

March 15 • "Albert L. Holman, Pacific County sanitarian, this week announced that Pacific County Health Department has investigated a number of complaints throughout this county where garbage and other unwanted materials have been dumped on public highways and other unauthorized areas. ... Holman further stated: 'A number of warnings have already been issued but apparently this has not been the cure, and will require a more severe punishment if anyone is apprehended in the future.' ... Holman pointed out that, especially in the Tokeland open disposal area, a number of automobile bodies and dead animals were deposited. This act definitely is in violation of the code, and an investigation is being made to determine ownership of said materials in order to invoke punishment."

March 22 • "United States Coast Guard has increased candlepower of the light on Columbia Lightship from 13,000 to 600,000, 13th district Coast Guard officials announced this week. The light is 57 feet above the water and visible for 13 miles in good weather."

April 12 • "The full House appropriations committee Monday approved a $1.2 million item to establish a Coast Guard helicopter base at Clatsop airport ... The project calls for maintenance of two large, modern helicopters for search and rescue work, with eight officers and 29 enlisted men to man the base."

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