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Message From Parade Chairperson Susie Weis Okay folks it is time to get ready for the Pioneer Day Parade. This year the theme is to be a Red, White and Blue Celebration!!!! We have entries coming in everyday. It is getting very exciting the closer we get. The Local VFW Post 1373 is calling on any current or prior military personnel to help escort the colors at the front of the parade. Uniforms are welcome but not required. Contact Post Commander Eidemiller 260-0683. Our Beautiful Pioneer Day Queens will grace our parade again this year. The Rat Pac Cycle shop is hosting the first ever Patriotic Bicycle Parade. There will be bike decorating for cyclist of all ages in the flag pole park at 9am on July 6th or you can pick up decorating supplies at the Cle Elum City Hall. Still looking for a local kazoo band or lawn mower brigade or whatever family friendly parade entry folks would want to make!!!! Get those buggies and horses all gussied up in Red, White and Blue theme and prance your ponies through town!! The local fire departments will be doing their annual water fight in front of the Sunset so be prepared in the "SPLASH ZONE!!!!" This year we have a very special Pioneer Days Parade Marshall Paul Russom. As a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps in WWII, Mr. Russom served on a B29 Flight crew. He is 94 years young. July 4th is the birthday of this great country!!! Let's show all the visitors how we can celebrate!!! You get more points for keeping to the Red White and Blue theme. Please let Kerri Farnum at the Cle Elum City Hall know if you are wanting to participate so it will make it easier on the day of the parade. "LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!!

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Call to pedaling patriots: Decorate your bicycle, ride in parade Riders line up behind the fire trucks on Railroad Street • Cle Elum before 9:30 a.m.

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BAGS OF BIKE DECORATIONS are available at Cle Elum City Hall – at no charge – while they last. N.K.C. TRIBUNE / Jim Fossett photo - 2013

Bike riders of all ages are decorating their bikes with streamers, playing card wheelclappers, balloons and other noisy and colorful gimmicks for Cle Elum’s Pioneer Days Parade. Riders will have a place of honor in the lineup behind the Cle Elum Fire Dept. The event is a VISION Cle Elum-driven project, a new addition to Parade Day. Entrants can pick up free bags of decorations at Cle Elum City Hall. 119 W. First Street – while they last.

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Get ready to celebrate Grand Parade, Street Fair and Fireworks Display If you want to paint the portrait of Cle Elum the colors needed are found in the hearts of the people who live and work here. Over Pioneer Days weekend you’ll find them in downtown Cle Elum in shops or at the Street Fair, strolling sidewalks, organizing and participating, or marching in the Grand Parade. Saturday is one of the region’s largest draws. Each year it rejuvenates the spirit of a tradition started a century ago and recharges everyone with something new. Fireworks Display The City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display, underwritten by Suncadia and the City of Cle Elum, happens at Memorial Park on South Cle Elum Way at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.) For the second year in a row, personal fireworks are prohibited at the site and at First Street’s Flagpole Park to make for a safe and family-friendly celebration. The display is easily seen from several locations in the western part of the City. DIRECTIONS: Memorial Park is accessible via South Cle Elum Way. Drive under the I-90 overpass toward South Cle Elum and cross the Yakima River bridge. Memorial Park is on your lefthand side. Note there is NO PARKING ON SITE or along South Cle Elum Way, so you will have to park and walk from other locations near the park.

Enriched Tradition: Yesterday and Today Every year without fail combat-tested veterans attached to VFW Post 1373 march the memories of American freedom fighters down First Street at the head of the parade. This year the Post has invited any and all active or retired military servicemen and women to join the march. Carried on a horse-drawn wagon, former Cle Elum Pioneer Queens and Roslyn Coal Mine Kings make a welcomed appearance that helps bridge the generations lending continuity to a culture with deep roots firmly anchored in the history and heritage of the upper county. They ride alongside the new generation, a collection of businessmen and women and charitable organizations sponsoring a variety of colorful float entries hailing from all around the region. Nice Touch For the second year in a row the parade route in downtown Cle Elum loudly cheers with reds, whites and blues gratis Ellensburg Boy Scout Troop 413. In April 2012 they drilled over 40 holes in the sidewalks for Old Glories merchants display for each of five holidays, including Fourth of July.

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS will light up the sky in a tradition as old as the city. N.K.C. TRIBUNE file photo

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Queen’s Tea celebrates QUEEN’S TEA honored Saturday, July 6 matriarchs Carpenter House Museum & Art Gallery 302 W. Third St. • Cle Elum following the Grand Parade (approximately 11:00 a.m.)

The High Country Artists welcomes Pioneer Days Queen 2013 Anita Pardini and her predecessors to Carpenter House Museum & Art Gallery following the ten o’clock Grand Parade. The event is celebrated by family, friends and the general public with finger sandwiches and refreshments. The tea is a perfect opportunity for photographers and anyone who wants to touch base with the women who symbolize a celebratory weekend that’s become a core tradition in the upper county. The annual coronation of the Pioneer Days Queen goes back to 1969, when Kate Micheletto was crowned the first queen. Since then the roster has climbed to over 40 elegant ladies who have garnered the honor. Verna Mattielli, queen in 1987, is the eldest of the group. She’s over 100 years of age and still living in Cle Elum.

ANITA PARDINI is Pioneer Days Queen 2013. Meet her and members of the royal court at the Queen’s Tea on July 6 following the Grand Parade at the Carpenter House Museum & Art Gallery. N.K.C. TRIBUNE / Jim Fossett photo - 2013

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Roslyn Riders Play Day is for horse-loving families Horse lovers of all ages, riders and spectators, head for Roslyn Riders Clubhouse and Arena in Roslyn after Cle Elum’s ten o’clock Grand Parade for an event that features barrel, stake and flag racing, the pole keyhole challenge, pole weaving and team events, including the hangman and sweetheart races. An hour-long registration starting at noon sets the stage for an afternoon of food, fun and baked goods sold at the event. For more information contact Darcy Bator at 509-674-2008. Where and When Roslyn Riders Play Day, Roslyn Riders Clubhouse and Arena, SR903, within sight of the Bullfrog Road Rotary, just before entering the City of Roslyn, Saturday, July 6. Noon registration. Events start at 1:00 p.m.

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IN ITS THIRD YEAR, the Kladnik-Sandona Horseshoe-Pitching Contest ‘pits’ the first 16 teams to sign up against one another for cash prizes generated by entry fees. N.K.C. TRIBUNE file photo

A traditional horseshoe-pitching contest seeded by local Randy Conway returns to memorialize two cornerstones in recent upper county history: The late Gene Sandona and the late Ray Kladnik, both remembered as grand masters of an age-old American sporting tradition. In the 1960s and 1970s horseshoe pitching was big throughout Kittitas County. Everybody played, whether it was in backyards, parks or indoor pits in Ellensburg taverns. According to Kladnik’s wife Katie, he started tournaments at Cle Elum City Park in the mid-1960s. She said Gene helped her husband build the

horseshoe pits at the Park. For history buffs, the championships Kladnik and Sandona participated in are well documented in archived newspapers at the Northern Kittitas County Tribune in Cle Elum. Where and When The Kladnik-Sandona HorseshoePitching Contest, Cle Elum City Park, West Second Street, within sight of the USFS District Ranger Headquarters, Saturday, July 6, with a 1:00 p.m. start time. Limited to the first 16 teams to register. Registration 10:00 a.m. to noon. Contestants compete for cash prizes generated by entry fees – and bragging rights.

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Jaws can cut, open or lift a vehicle, quickly and quietly. The Jaws of Life Demo is a family-friendly event and everyone’s welcome. Admission is free. Cle Elum Fire Department’s Jaws of Life Demonstration, Railroad Street and Harris Avenue, Cle Elum, Saturday, July 6, 2:00 p.m.

THE CITY’S VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS combine entertainment with a real world education at their Jaws of Life Demo. N.K.C. TRIBUNE file photo


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Pioneer Frisbee Golf In September 2011 Ryan Johnson and Mike Kidder engineered the City’s first Frisbee golf course, carved out of forestland at Hanson Ponds. The course offers a good taste of the terrain in upper Kittitas County, with plenty of challenging doglegs. Visiting Frisbee golf enthusiasts and veterans who played the course last year remarked the layout was “just fantastic.” On Saturday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m., course caretakers host the Second Annual Pioneer Frisbee Golf Tournament. Registration takes place anytime before the tourney at Cle Elum Bike & Hike, next to Flagpole Park on West First Street. Everyone is invited to play. Entry fees circle back to contestants by way of prizes and cash. EVERYONE WELCOME!

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A true pioneer: Queen Pardini reflects on 96 years in Cle Elum By Jim Fossett | jim@nkctribune.com THE FIRST CAR ANITA’S DAD OWNED, a Model-T that he bought in 1927. Pictured are (L-R) Anita’s brother Aldo, her dad Morris, mom Filomena and Anita, who joked about the striped stockings she wore in this photo.

CLE ELUM – In another four years Anita Pardini, named Cle Elum’s Pioneer Days Queen 2013, will have lived in upper Kittitas County a hundred years. The story of her time here brings to life the history of Cle Elum. Toward the goal of filling in some of the blanks in her long and happy life, in an April edition of the NKC Tribune we published the first interview with Anita. In this story – via a biographical sketch, a timeline and several dated photographs – the portrait of her life and times merges with this city’s in many ways. Anita’s Biography When Anita was named Pioneer Days Queen 2013, the coronation committee had her complete a form designed to profile her deep roots in Cle Elum. Here’s a look at that form and how she filled it out. Date of Birth: November 20, 1916. Place of Birth: Cle Elum, 700 Block East First Street. Parents: Morris and Filomena Tonda. Time lived in upper Kittitas County: 96 years, four months. Parents’ home: Northern Italy (Torino). Father’s Occupation: Coal miner and brick mason.

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CHAMPION SHOE SHOP, the Pardini family business, which today is Glondo Sausage Company. Shown: Anita’s husband Steve at age eight with his father Louie Pardini. Photo date unknown. N.K.C. TRIBUNE file photo

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Pardini Family Business Timeline The legacy of Anita Pardini and her

family will forever be associated with the growth of Cle Elum’s downtown district starting in 1921, when her father-in-law Louis started Champion Shoe Shop on the same First Street lot where the NKC Tribune got its start. Here’s a timeline that paints the picture. 1935-40 Anita cleaned cabins at the Mizpah Hotel for 40 cents an hour. The site is now home to Cle Elum’s Traveler’s Inn on 1001 E. First Street. 1947 Anita’s husband Steve bought the shoe shop at Pennsylvania Avenue known as the Electric Shoe Shop, located on the same block that housed the NKC Tribune for years. At the time, Steve’s dad Louis owned First Street’s

TONDA FAMILY PHOTO includes (L-R) Anita’s parents Morris and Filomena, Anita, and brother Aldo. Photo date unknown. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

THE NOW DEMOLISHED HAZELWOOD SCHOOL Anita attended before she entered Cle Elum High School when it was on Second Street. The Hazelwood site is also on Second Street where the old Price Chopper building now stands. Photo date unknown. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

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Rachele worked the family store and then taught school until she retired. Memberships and Hobbies: I have been a member of the Cle Elum Eagles for 63 years and I have been a longtime member of the Putnam Centennial Center. Over the years I have enjoyed picking mushrooms, dancing to Polka music, and I am an avid fan of most sports. I love to visit casinos, play cards with my friends, and spend time at my family’s cabin in the Teanaway River Valley.

MR. & MRS. PARDINI’S wedding day photo, Anita with husband Steve taken in March of 1940. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

ANITA PARDINI’S HIGH SCHOOL graduation photo. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families


17 Champion Shoe Shop (1921-1955), where Glondo’s Sausage Company is today. 1955 Because of his wife Fernanda’s health, Louis moved to California. He closed Champion Shoe Store and rented it out as office space to the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 1961 Louis and Fernanda came back to Cle Elum. Louis joined Anita’s husband and son Steve at the Electric Shoe Shop on Pennsylvania Avenue. 1962 As Anita tells it, “My mom’s home was where the Upper Kittitas County Courthouse is today. M.C. Lumber wanted that property, so I traded lots. I gave him five and he gave me four with two homes. I demolished the homes and built the Electra Motel, which is now the Chalet Motel. 1965-1985 The state vacated the building on First Street (where Glondo’s Sausage Company is today) and the family moved the Electric Shoe Shop from Pennsylvania Avenue to the First Street building. Anita’s Memory of the First Pioneer Days Parade “The first Pioneer Days celebration and parade were back in 1969 when Kate Micheletto became the first Pioneer Days queen. “We all made dresses and bonnets. In fact I still have the bonnet I made for that occasion. In those days all the business people dressed up in costumes.” (see cover page photo).

A RARE PHOTO OF CLE ELUM’S third pioneer queen Adeline Laudinsky in 1971 (back seat middle) in front of the Pardini family store on First Street. Adeline is with her son Elmer (front passenger), Ernie Miller of M.C. Lumber, her daughter (backseat left, not identified) and Morris Jenkins (backseat right, with Top Hat). The car, said Anita’s son Bob, ran with a leather fan belt. Local historian Nick Henderson said Jenkins, a trapper among other things, was a big supporter of Pioneer Days. He was also worked for the USFS. Henderson said he sky-jumped into Cle Elum’s Wye Park on his 80th birthday. Just two Pioneer Days queens preceded Laudinsky: Kate Micheletto in 1969 and Dolly Graham in 1970. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

CABIN AT NORTH FORK TEANAWAY where Anita accumulated many fond memories of picnicking, mushroom hunting and fishing. It was built in 1934 by Chuck Price and Mike Haverlock. The site is about 26 miles from Cle Elum. To get to the cabin back in the day you had to cross a bridge over the Teanaway River, which is no longer there. Photo date unknown. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

ANITA’S HUSBAND Steve in 1989, the year he won the Pioneer Days Beard Contest. Shown with Steve, Anita’s daughter, Rachele Pardini-Rogalski. Laughed Anita, “Steve won the beard contest ten years in a row.” ANITA WITH BROTHER ALDO back in 1992 after scoring big with Boletes mushrooms. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families

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ANITA WITH HER SON BOB on birthday No. 1, in January 1944. Courtesy of Pardini and Rogalski families


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Boo, hiss and cheer inside a 90-year-old theater, without getting thrown out By Jim Fossett | jim@nkctribune.com

Get ready for a trip to Pennsylvania Avenue’s Vogue Theatre in Cle Elum and time travel back to a cotton plantation in the deep south during post-Civil War days. Jim Miller, Peoh Point rancher, accomplished math teacher and director of some 40 plays in his lifetime, has prepared a cast of nine local actors for six performances of Alice McDonald’s Fairest Flower of the South or To Know Her is to Love Her. The play is a melodrama, popularly defined as “a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions.” That of course is an accurate definition, but for this production Miller’s taken steps to ensure his play not only appeals to the emotions – he’s going to give everyone seated in the Vogue a chance to express them. “At appointed times during the play we’re going to have 11-year-old Natalie Lysene, the grandchild of cast member Kathy Stancik, hoist cue cards prompting the audience to cheer, boo, hiss and so forth. We thought it would be a fun way to engage everyone.”

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Miller said McDonald’s genre brings back memories. “Melodramas fit the tradition of the Ember Players, the community theater group here that performed in the region for years. I acted with that group and directed several plays.” Although it isn’t unusual, Miller said the cast is stacked with youngsters. One of the leads, Kimbrlee Larsen, is a 15-year-old homeschooler in her first performance – ever. Larsen plays the role of Aura Lee Culpepper, the daughter of a plantation owner and Civil War colonel played by veteran actor Joseph Farnik. “She’s really doing an amazing job in rehearsals,” Miller said. “Her challenge is to be sweet, innocent and super nice– and she’s there.” Alex Dickinson, a recent high school graduate, is Beauregard MasonDixon, the hero, while his brother David plays opposite him as the villain, a creepy, evil fellow named Smedley. Roslyn’s DeElla Morgan, completes the roster of youngsters in the play. She plays Lindy Lou, Aura’s good friend. Farnik, Erin Dell, Lily Bates and Kathy Stancik color the cast with maturity, bringing their energy, passion for the arts and experience to the production. Bates and Stancik play plantation house servants Hallie and Dora. Dell plays Mrs. Mason-Dixon, Beauregard’s snobby mother. Although the play is a short one – just two acts – Miller said the audience won’t be lacking for an outing packed with entertainment. “We’re going to have the Chance Brothers performing live music before the play starts, in between acts and after our curtain call.” The Plot? Although the Civil War has come to an end, playwright McDonald has Colonel Culpepper (Farnik) fighting on for the Confederacy, while his daughter, Aura Lee (Larsen), in a bind for the cash needed to replant the family’s cotton crop, CONTINUED ON PAGE 31


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Boccie tourney throws down at Cle Elum Memorial Park The Pioneer Days Boccie Ball Tournament is a legacy contest dates back several years. The spirit of the event can be characterized in two words: Fun and relaxation. Entrants bring family, friends and children armed with coolers and lawn chairs. The pace of this Sunday afternoon event slowly ticktocks with the metronome of relaxed Boccie ball play, picnicking, tanning – and napping. Locals here view the tournament as the perfect opportunity to escape from the crowds Pioneer Days weekend draws and as a chance to take Sunday the way it is supposed to be taken: Nice and easy. You don’t need talent or skill to participate, and if you have a set of Boccie balls to bring along, you are so encouraged. Typically, event coordinators have a loaner set or two on hand. Everybody is welcome.

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What is Boccie Ball? Boccie is played on natural soil or asphalt courts 90 feet in length and 8.2 to 13 feet in width, but in Cle Elum, the ballfield serves as the Boccie court. To keep the event fun, little attention is paid to borders. Metal, wood or plastic balls are standard fare. Matches are played between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack, called a boccino or pallino in some places, from one end of the court into a zone. The idea is to bowl your ball as close to the jack as you can. Competitors do the same, while taking advantage of opportunities to knock your ball away from the jack. At Memorial Park on

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New upper county history book due out in July Northern Kittitas County Historical Society officials have ordered their first 500 copies of Another Story, scheduled for distribution and sale in July. This regional history book is 190 pages of stories and photos. Those involved with the project say the book is a treasure trove of insights into pioneer life in and around Cle Elum, Peoh Point, Swauk, Teanaway, Liberty, Roslyn, Easton and two towns that no longer exist: Casland and Jonesville. The book is a selection of newspaper articles written by Cle Elum resident and businessman Peter Fassero [1905-1991] the great uncle of Society board member Louis Musso. Said Musso, “Back in the 1970s and 1980s he wrote a series for the Northern Kittitas County Tribune called Another Story. Charlene Kauzlarich, the person who did the bulk of the work, gathered those stories along with a very interesting collection of photos. “Uncle Pete wasn’t a professional writer. He was a storekeeper and operated Cle Elum’s Economy Grocery Store

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Melodrama... CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22

...transforms the plantation into an inn. The first guests to arrive are Beauregard Mason-Dixon (Alex Dickinson) and his snobbish mother (Dell). Aura Lee and Beauregard fall in love under the approving eye of Beauregard’s mother, who believes Aura Lee’s family to be wealthy – and then the plot thickens. Enter the play’s villain, Horton Smedley (David Dickinson), recently tossed off a riverboat, who with evil intentions goes after the snobby mother about the same time she discovers the Culpepper’s aren’t wealthy at all. The conflicts in this popular melodrama evolve toward a surprise ending critics say illustrates how evil is most always trumped … by virtue and love. You won’t want to miss a single show presented by Boulet Productions theatre group. Turning 90 This Year Pennsylvania Avenue’s Vogue Theatre turns 90 years old this year. It is one of 17 buildings in Cle Elum listed on the city’s historic register. Built in 1923 and used as a vaudeville theater and movie house, it faithfully served as this community’s center for the performing arts and as a movie theater until it closed in the early 1970s. Said director Mike Nevills of the Vogue, “It has the charming ambience of a bygone era and it’s a wonderful place to view live performances. There is no other venue like it at this end of the county.” Nevills said he believes a cultural center like the Vogue is essential to every community. “It is a perfect place for musical and cultural activities, the things that keep the soul of a community alive.” Evening and Matinee Performances Wednesday, July 3. . . . . . . 7pm Thursday, July 4 . . . . . . . . 2pm Friday, July 5 . . . . . . . . . . . 7pm Saturday, July 6. . . 2pm & 7pm Sunday, July 7 . . . . . . . . . . 2pm

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