About 1950. These children celebrating the birthday of Paul Reiland (sitting in front). Standing front from left: Kay Deeter, Connie Boyer, Ken Bowman, Mark Bahl, Paul Shook and Bruce Bahl. Back row from left: Jerry Wagner, Pete Reiland, Don Bahl, Joe Wagner, Gene Wagner, Jerry Boyer.
When this photo was published on June 6, 1980 the City of Kennewick had built sidewalks at 10th and Olympia Street in Kennewick, built primarily for students at Park Middle School. The sidewalk was built to match the projected lowering of 10th Avenue, which left the sidewalk five feet below the grade of the road making it dangerous.
In this photo published on July 15, 1984, friends and classmates in the 1934 Kennewick High School graduation reunite. The class became "family" in the ensuing 50 years, said one member of the class. When most gathered recently for their 50th class reunion, memories brought back the time when horses ranged the Horse Heaven Hills, and wagons with makeshift sleds ferried students to school in the dead of winter.
Pete Reiland and Don Bahl try their boxing gloves in Kennewick on what is now Bruneau Street (then Sycamore Street) in 1950.
This wintery photo published on Mar. 23, 1964 was actually the third day of spring. Irrigation equipment on a field on James R. Bellomy Jr.'s Jersey dairy farm on Engles Road east of Kennewick put on a show with an overnight temperature of 25 degrees and a brisk wind caused festoons of icicles to form.
City of Richland maintenance shops after they were abandoned for the new shops.
The steeple of the Vista Baptist Church, 300 S. Quincy St., Kennewick, came down for repairs when this photo was published on July 22, 1977. The Rev. William Williams said woodpeckers had defeated all attempts by church members to patch their large holes in the steeple, and that bringing it down was the only way to reach the roof for permanent repairs.
O.C. "Dutch" Lincoln stands inside the Kennewick police station named in his honor in 1990. This plaque now resides inside the new police station.
Pete Reiland, Paul Reiland and Dutch Lincoln. Taken in 1951.
Pete Reiland and Paul Reiland on Paul's wedding day in November 1964. Married Bonnie Jones. Bonnie was a past Miss Kennewick.
Marian Lincoln and Dutch Lincoln in about 1951. Dutch was the Kennewick police chief from 1951 to 1977.
Pete Reiland, Dutch Lincoln and his dad, Frank Lincoln. Frank was the postmaster for Kennewick from 1934 to 1946. This photo was taken in 1951.
Richland water treatment plant about 1965. Pete Reiland (operations foreman), John McCool (water and sewer superintendent) and Larry Baker, operator.
The Cummunity Unitarian Church was founded in 1948 as the Richland Unitarian Fellowship. The name was changed when the congregation purchased the Kennewick property and moved in 1958. This photo was published on Oct. 29, 1965.
Teacher Patrick Quinn, a life-science teacher at Highlands Middle School in Kennewick when this photo was published on May 23, 1977 displays a classroom pet, "Oscar." Quinn took the snake home on weekends as animals were not allowed to be unattended over the weekends. Oscar escaped in Quinn's home and disappeared into Quinn's sofa and wrapped himself tightly around the metal coils. Unable to lure the snake out with a rat, Quinn took the sofa to the vet. Dr. Evans gave the snake a whiff of ether to relax him, used wire cutters to cut the coils and pulled Oscar from his hiding place. Said Quinn, "Oscar's no worse for wear but you should see the couch." "
This photo from the early 1950s shows downtown Kennewick
Student-athelets such as Kamiakin's Joe Dupuis, a near-4.0 student, had no trouble, but others might as schools begin to take hard look at raising their academic requiremts in this photo taken in 1984.
This aerial photograph shows the $1.3 million 90-unit apartment complex built by Ryan Development of Portland, Ore. on Hood Avenue behind the three Clearwater Avenue car dealership in Kennewick in 1976.
On Jan. 30, 1956 frigid air settled on the Tri-Cities and slabs of solid ice were shown reaching out from both banks of the Columbia River just above the Kennewick-Pasco highway bridge, completely engulfing Clover Island. Temperatures were expected to drop even lower.
Cindy and Linday Hobbs, identical twins, were co-valedictorians of the Kennewick High School class of 1975. They each had a 4.0 grade average. They also shared identical Social Security numbers as shown in this photo dated May 8, 1975.
Laurel Piippo is shown teaching a class in Kennewick in this Feb. 5, 1975 photo.
A circus mobile, created by Seattle artists Jeanne Detlor and Sheila Kline, was suspended in the library of Canyon View Elementary School, Kennewick, when this photo was published on April 13, 1979. The $6,000 art object was funded under a State Building Art Project, which allocated half a percent of the total cost of a buiding goes into art.
Fruitland School's kindergarteners visited with farm animals in this photo of the Kennewick students learning from the horse's mouth at Keewaydin Park was taken on May 8, 1979.
O.C. Lund, left, and Howard Knapstaf of Hazen & Clark Construction Co., Spokane, prepared concrete for a unique roof drain on the main classroom building at Desert Hills Middle School. in the background are the gym, library and administration building, and art, home economics, music and shop building. This photo was published on Aug. 7, 1977.
John Owen, band director at Kennewick High School, practiced on a 16-foot garden hose he planned to serenade students with in the cafeteria. In addition to Owen, "four of the most non-musical faculty members" at the school agreed to accompany him when this photo was published on May 20, 1977.
Kennewick teachers Chuck Lenhart and Sue Metully reviewed social studies textbooks that would be purchased with funds raised in a levy election in this photo published Feb. 8, 1977.
Vicci Colgan and Brian Paxton, eigth-grade social studies and English teachers at Highlands Middle School, Kennewick, dressed for the occasion as they and their students listened to President Jimmy Carter give his inauguration speech in this photo published on Jan. 21, 1977.
The Washington Masons marched in formation to help dedicate the new $3.5 million Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick in this photo dated Nov. 13, 1977.
Students listened to a lecture in the lecture hall at Kamiakin High School in 1977.
This photo, dated 1982, shows an aerial photo of the Kennewick intersection of 10th Avenue and Union Street.
Ron Schumacher of Knobel Electric, Yakima, removed a stop sign in favor of newly installed traffic lights at Fruitland and Canal in Kennewick when this photo was published on April 29, 1981.
Columbia Drive in Kennewick dated April 24, 1980.
This photo is labeled Kennewick Avenue, 1978.
This stretch of Kennewick Avenue remained to be widened in March of 1979.
Kennewick city officials said the difficulty motorists face in getting on and off congested Clearwater Avenue would be lessened by $745,541 in proposed improvements from Moran to Edison Streets when this photo was published on Mar. 1, 1978.
This aerial photo shows new construction in Kennewick at Ranier Street and 19th Avenue.
Van Buren Street in the Kennewick Highlands was permanently closed to through traffic by the city when this photo was published on May 27, 1977. Residents of Ranchette Estates used the gravel road as a shortcut instead of 10th Avenue, the only other exit from the subdivision. The street was not improved to city standards so it was closed.
Clearwater Avenue was a narrow, two-lane strip with no stoplights when this photo was published on May 27, 1976. Two Hawthorne Elementary School students are shown waiting for traffic to clear. City and county planning officials were working on the problem.
A steel barricade was installed at the Johnson Street railroad crossing in Kennewick while local residents disputed the necessity of the closing when this photo was published on Nov. 2, 1973. A motorist had been killed at the crossing in 1970.
Beams were put in the underpass of the Burlington Northern Tracks at Volland Street near Canal Drive in Kennewick in January 1973.
The Volland Street underpass in Kennewick, completed in July, 1973 required the closing of the Johnson Street railroad crossing, which had been contested by local residents. This aerial photo was published in 1974.
One of Kennewick's major pieces of road construction in 1973 was the $426,000 Volland Street underpass that connects the downtown and Columbia Center business districts by going under the Burlington Northern tracks. This aerial photo was published on Mar. 10, 1974.
This photo published May 30, 1976 shows a wide sump at 10th Avenue and Garfield Street in Kennewick. The area had been a ditch that carried excess spring and irrigation water from Garfield hill. It was widened with the construction of the 294-lot Park Hills Addition, but the ground was not pourous enough to handle the excess water and became a mosquito nuisance. The city was working on relieving the matter.
This photo, published on April 24, 1974, shows the intersection of W. 10th Avenue and S. Olympia Street before they fixed the street sign.
Rick Osborne and Harold Delgado installed a speed limit sign on Washington Street just north of First Avenue, Kennewick. A waitress at the Satellite Restaurant (in background) was hit while crossing at the crosswalk at the east end of the Kennewick Parkade. She later died. Fellow employees and friends initiated demonstrations and a petition drive to to have the city council post the speed limit sign. This photo was published on Sept. 26, 1976.
Bob DeBord prepared the asphalt for striping the center line on the $40,000 extension built to connect Fruitland Street with Columbia Park Drive in Kennewick. This photo was published on April 3, 1977.
The stretch of Clearwater Avenue from the grain elevator to Columbia Center Boulevard was full of curves, potholes, crumbling shoulders and dips when this photo was published on Nov. 26, 1980. This photo shows a flashing sign warning drivers.
Bob Myres of General Telephone works with electronic equipment in 1975 in Kennewick.
A "For Sale" sign was punded in by Robert Marsh, 2917 W. 19th Ave., Kennewick on his 40-acre orchard. The ecroachment of housing forced him to sell in 1975.
In this photo published on Mar. 12, 1978, apartments and and addition to a subdivision were built next to Park School (Park Middle School).
Gretchen Ford prepared for the upcoming school year. Her room at Kennewick's Fruitland Elementary School would house students from Eastgate Elementary as their school underwent a a renovation in 1984.
Kennewick school board member Ed Alden signed in to vote on the Kennewick School levy at Park Middle School in Kennewick on March 20, 1984 as Peggy Phillips looks on. Levies were on the balot in Pasco, Richland and kewnnewick.
Kelly Hyde, Edison Elementary fourth-grader, ran trough her presentation on "Earth and Pluto" during a mini science fair in this photo published on Nov. 11, 1984.
Superior Court Judge Fred Staples spoke to a class of Kamiakin High School students on May 2, 1984 as part of Law Day program held at the area's high schools. Staples, along with attorneys Stephens Osborn and Chris Nickola, spoke to students on subject varying from job opportunities to tougher drunk driving laws. Other judges and attorneys met with students at other schools.
The Kennewick High Schol color guard preformed its routine in front of a few hundred onlookers at the Kennewick High Gymnasium on Feb. 26, 1984.
Wayne Edmondson is shown in front of his new home at at 1105 S. Garfield street that sold for $23,700 in this photo published on Mar. 1, 1976. The 'no frills' home was built without a garage to hold down costs escalated by high cost of labor, materials, land and a 9 percent interest rate. This home was one of a dozen along Garfield Street and 10th Avenue in Kennewick.
Bruce Showalter was at his work bench starting a project to refinish the second story of his $30,000 home at 509 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick in March 1976. Some Tri-City builders were leaving garages, fireplaces and second storys unfinished to cut down home prices.
Children listen intently as Marsh Feller, (Spokane) tells a story to a standing-room-only crowd at Sunset Elementary School in Kennewick on March 25, 1984 during a creative writing "rally" held for area first and second graders and their parents.
Tumbleweeds stood fence high on this lawn in the 900 block of Garfield Street, Kennewick, on Nov. 19, 1962. Herb Bender, city ctreet crew employee, is shown cleaning out the wind-blown weeds. An open field to the south, site of a former grape vineyard, and gusty winds combined to deluge residents with thousands of the prickly nuisances. They came pouring across 10th Avenue and stacked up against fences, sides of houses, cars and garages.
Wind came up and blew stuff off the table. December 1996.