FEBRUARY 18, 2010

Happenings on the Hilltop…
(Weippe news)

Judy O'Brien 435-4870


Diane and Greg Gerot at Rebekah hosted Sweetheart’s Night Out Dance.

New ATV Club

   In February, Skyline ATV Riders, a new ATV club, was started in Weippe. The purpose of this club is: to establish a club for families and individuals that have an interest in the sport of ATV’s, to encourage people that this can be a family sport, to promote the safe use of ATV’s to adults and children through education and training, to encourage sportsmen to obey and respect the state laws and regulations, at the same time having a lot of fun, and to promote new trail development, repair and maintenance of existing trails.

   Bill Soles, who organized the club says, “We are a zero tolerance club to drugs and alcohol.
We believe drinking and use of drugs should apply to ATV’s as it does to all other motorized vehicles. Everyone is welcome! Its good clean fun for the whole family and/or individuals!”

 For more information please call: Bill Soles - President   208-435-4270 or Dan Paige, Vice President 208 435-4352 or email us if you wish at

Weippe City Council

   The Council had a busy meeting Feb. 8 with several visitors present;   Jim & Rita Oliver, Janet O’Crowley, Marge Kuychynka, Denise London, and Carlisle Cahala.

   Janet O’Crowley requested authorization to subdivide her property in Block 1 of Browns Addition. Request approved.

   Marge Kuychynka reported the Hilltop Chamber of Commerce has purchased banners to be used for Weippe and Pierce events. The Chamber would like to install permanent holders along the sidewalk to allow for easy setup and removal of the banners. Council agreed to this.

   She also asked to be allowed to place a sand pile in the parking area at the mini-park for a Buffalo Nickel Dig at the Camas Festival May 28, 29 & 30. Council agreed to this.

   Fire Chief Cahala requested East Third St. be kept open for fire access. There have been several vehicles parked on the right-of-way. Mayor stated one of the vehicles has been moved to allow for access.

   Mike Edmonson reports the most recent water tests were good; started discharging from the lagoons; and requested and received approval to attend a weed class in Orofino.

   Barteaux reported some cracking in the asphalt on Wood Street and Weippe Avenue. It may be necessary to do more patching/overlaying this year.

   Clerk reported Angela VanderPas, E911 Coordinator, and her staff are beginning to work on the addressing changes within the city limits. They will be working with the postal service and notifying property owners of changes to their addresses.

   The city is the recipient of a plaque and key to the State Capitol commemorating the restoration, rededication and reopening of the Idaho Capitol. The plaque was made by Representative Max Black of wood from the historic Harrison Tree - an oak tree planted on the Capitol grounds in 1891 by President Benjamin Harrison.

Sweetheart's Night Out

   White Pine Rebekahs hosted a Sweetheart’s Night Out dance Saturday night with a theme of 40s, 50s, and 60s music and dress. Frankie and Suzie Larson were named King and Queen. Best costume winners were – Bill and Linda Soles, Diane and Greg Gerot and Cheryl and Jim Allpress. Cheryl and Jim brought a 50s car. Weippe Community Hall was decorated with hearts, bright lights, and LOTS of tulle.

   Sheila Heuter and Jeri Sinclair headed the event committee. Participants obviously enjoyed the quality and quantity of finger foods provided by the Rebekahs and the music provided by Brandon Allpress. Sheila says they will host the event again next year.

Pinochle at the Lodge

   Four tables of pinochle players fought it out at the Lodge Sunday afternoon. Bert Curtis won high. Dolores Watson got low score. Maebellann Steadman and Shirley Lutes won pinochle.

Senior Meal Site

   Thursday, Feb. 18 the capable cooks will be serving sloppy joes, green beans, fruit and salad to the hungry lunch crowd. Monday, Feb 22 will be meat balls, peas, salad and fruit. Thursday, Feb. 25 the menu is tamales, salad, veggie and fruit chips. Meal is at 12 noon.

Bill and Linda Soles in 50s dress at Sweetheart’s Night Out Dance.

Jim and Cheryl Allpress in 50s dress at Saturday night’s Dance.

White Pine Rebekah Lodge in Weippe recently awarded merit pins to two members, Past Noble Grand Christine Brown and Noble Grand Vickie Jorgensen, for their hard work in the Rebekah fellowship. Shown (l to r) are Christine Brown, Dolores Watson, Vickie Jorgensen and Ellen Platt.