MARCH 4, 2010

5 Years Ago

   The Orofino Strikers wrestling team worked hard and did a great job. Preston Walker won a first place medal, Bert Roberts won second place, Michael Skinner won first place, Casey Garland won first place and Cole Senefsky won third place.

   Orofino Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant of $47,900 from the 2004 Assistance to Firefighting Grant Program. The money will be used to purchase the next generation of self contained breathing apparatuses.

15 Years Ago

   Clearwater County road crews worked Friday to smooth the parking and entrance to Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics. Records and equipment were moved into the consolidated facility over the week. The clinic will be open Monday.

 A $3 million bond proposal by the City of Orofino was defeated by six votes in a city election.

20 Years Ago

   Dawn Linette Clelland and Keith Forrest Stuffle have set Aug. 4 for their wedding at the Orofino First Baptist Church.

   Lewis-Clark State College recently acknowledged students who qualified for the Deanís List by earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher: Academic-Orofino-Tammy L. Baugh, Nicholas J. Cavenagnaro, Dorian L. Larsen, and Christine Roeder; Vocational-Gary L. Lyons, Douglas W. Mattson, Bobbi J. Nichols, and Willadean Powers; Vice Presidential List 3.25-3.74-Edna Brewer, Raylene S. Flouck, Janice M. Bartman and Pierce-Elaine M. Cook; Vocational Deanís List 3.25 to 3.74-Peck-Darren A. Bartman and Barbara S. Bell; Pierce-Alysann A. Hohnstein, Orofino-Joann Hudson, Tammara Joersz, Randy Rosencrantz and Karen Stamper.

25 Years ago

   Adventureland Video, Orionís newest business is strictly a family video store. The new store opened Saturday at 155 Main in the old GTE Building. Marion Thompson was hired as the manager.

   Timberline High School girlís basketball team was runner up for the District 2-A-3 girlís basketball title.

   Winter scenery still dominated the landscape at Harmony Heights, which now has two feet of snow at the summit.

   Despite a threat that the federal sharing funds may disappear, the Orofino City Council voted to lease purchase a pumper truck at a total of $106.18 to be paid in a seven-year period.

   For 30 years Lois and Mike Moody owned and operated the Canyon Inn Bar and Grill just off Highway 12 to Peck. Patrons are invited to help them celebrate as they hand off the keys to the new owners, Penny Dillard and Ken and Staci Silva.

30 Years Ago

   District II Class B State Debate champions are Mike Arnholtz and Bill Snow. They placed first out of 16 teams from Cottonwood, Orofino and Grangeville.  

   Ruth Bird received honors as the Lady of the Year. Mrs. Bird was honored for her activities as a nurse and was praised for her interest in her patients.

35 Years Ago

   Darold Kludt is the new president of the Clearwater Choraliers.

   Making plans for the new reading room addition at the library are board members Nancy Noble, Sharon Barton, Doralee Engle and Larry Sharrai.

    Breakheart Pass movie officials held bareback riding tryouts in the City Park this week before hiring extras for the film at $32 per day. Only a few have been able to qualify.

45 Years Ago

   According to Seattle postal officials, many people would not accept the kind of curb service mail delivery that is being proposed, with mailmen serving groups of boxes and not having to leave the driverís seat of their car, so local delivery in Orofino would be impractical.

50 Years ago

   Wm. F. Schmidt, Wallace Schmidt and Elmer Davis are back from touring mills at Elgin, Ore. and Eureka, Mont.

   Bob Turner set a district scoring record with 43 points in the OHS 70-65 victory over Lewiston.

55 Years Ago

   John Werner and Jack Richardson attended the Pacific School Slope Press conference for high school journalism student at Seattle and heard Tom Harmon, KNX sports director at the U of W.

60 Years Ago

   An ice jam has taken out the temporary bridge support, halting truck traffic except for shuttle travel from Pierce to Orofino.

   A highway slide on a rock cliff below Myrtle has diverted highway traffic to the North side of the river below Myrtle and Arrow Bridge. Engineers estimate 5000 yards of rock are hanging on the cliff area.