JANUARY 7, 2010

5 Years Ago

   Seventh grade Orofino Junior High School basketball Kamiah Tournament winners were Nick Pomponio, Michel Welch, Michael Thomas, Trevor Bansemer, Austin Summers, Rick Breeden, Jordan Anderson, Garth Schilling, Richard Zink, Dakota Brooks and Brandon Wilson.

   Fraser - Winter has really set in with lots of snow, wind and cold weather. Many have had to snow plow roads due to drifting.

   Teakean-Cavendish - The three day post Christmas storm in our area is a close second to the Christmas night 1968 when roads were closed Christmas night until New Year’s Eve.

15 Years Ago

   Four University of Idaho students submitted winning entries in recent Interior Designers of Chair Design competition. One of the students, Katie Eichert, won first place in the Best Student Chair Division for her culvert chair with a wooden seat.

   Orofino High School girl’s JV basketball team members are Darcy Perrin, Becca Nelsen, Rachel Crawford, Melissa Ray, Tania Swart, Jennifer Lathrop, Stephanie Freeman, Sheila Crocker, Misty Dykes and Melissa Harris.

20 Years Ago

   Potlatch Corporation Jaype Mill and Woodlands donated $1,000 to the Pierce Free Library to help with the purchase of a micro-computer and Laser Cat database.

   Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Masar announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine M. Masar, to Christopher J. Verdoni.

35 Years Ago

   Construction of the new 1060 ft. addition to the Clearwater Memorial Library is well underway.

   The Orofino Lion’s Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary in February.

45 Years Ago

   Thawing has caused many road hazards. The fast runoff still leaves a threat.

   Mel Bryant has purchased the interest of his partner, Dean Twogood, in the Orofino Flower Shop and Clearwater Valley Gardens.

50 Years Ago

   State Hospital North’s first building constructed in 1905 by a group of patients is being torn down.

55 Years Ago

   Dedication of Orofino’s new 18 room elementary school and gymnasium will draw top local and state educators Sunday afternoon.

   The finest granite specimens in years were uncovered by diamond drillers who probed rock formations below Bruce’s Eddy Dam Site.

65 Years Ago

   Harry L. Cummings, paratrooper, writes that he is now in France after being in Holland since September, where he jumped with the airborne troops during the invasion of that country. Harry says he is now sleeping in barracks instead of fox holes, that it is really much nicer.

70 Years Ago

   The village of Weippe celebrated New Year’s night under electric lights for the first time in its history.

   The City Council took action to regulate the use and fix rental charges on the dance pavilion located in Memorial Park and fireman hall located on the second floor of the city building. They were recently purchased from the American Legion

   The new 100 bed dormitory at State Hospital North is now being occupied.

75 Years Ago

   Operations of the dredge installed by Gold Dredge from historian Pierce Camp have returned profits of thousands of dollars during the last two months. The dredge was placed in operation in September.

80 Years Ago

   A new five apartment house under construction on A Street is nearing completion and will be called the Avalon Apartment.

85 Years Ago

   The North Idaho Sanitarium has a large crew of men busy following recent cold weather putting up ice from the Clearwater River. The blocks are about 15 inches thick and are a very good grade.