MARCH 25, 2010

10 Years Ago

     Jerry Nelsen, principal of Orofino High School, presented the Inspirational Teacher Award to Shannon Wilson, OHS teacher.

   Orofino seventh grade student, Eyler White, has been selected as a winner of the geography bee. Eyler was given a written exam, which was then sent to Washington D.C. to be graded. He was notified last week that he had been named one of the top 100 passing the test.

   Timberline Judo Club participated at Caldwell High School March 4. Participants were Megan VanderPas, Kayla Hodges, Kendrick Jared, Haden Jared, Hilaree VanderPas, Tanner Jared, Dustin Hodges and Lucas Maki.

25 Years Ago

   Teri Leach was selected by her teammates as Most Valuable Girl’s basketball player and Briana Wargi Most Inspirational.

     Dan Richardson and Wade Wilson were co-winners of the Most Valuable Player award for boys’ basketball. Wade was the Most Inspirational and won the free throw trophy. Dan was the leading rebounder.

   Rob Miller was selected Most Valuable wrestler and Dave Schwartz was Most Inspirational.

30 Years Ago

    The USDA Service Center in the Helgeson building will be closed for a four day weekend at the end of March to enable offices to move to a new location on east Michigan Avenue, remodeled by Ray Coon, who has a shop in the former Valley Recreation offices.

   Ken Simon, operator of the Lumberman’s Hotel, announced the sale of his property to Lee Weddle and Paul Pippenger after 35 years of operation. Simon plans to retire and move to Yakima, WA.

   Town and Country Realtors this week announced the affiliation of Susan Petree as sales associate in the Orofino Branch

40 Years Ago

    Timber cut for the Clearwater National Forest hit a new record high of $209 Million feet this year.

   Dworshak Dam Constructors made the sole offer on the construction of the Dworshak Power House. The bid was $17.5 million.

45 Years Ago

   Idaho’s three percent sales tax law will go into effect July 1.

   Local legislatures have been working on a bill to exempt the log loads from weight registrations, and to make the legal load height 12 feet.

   Mike Powell and Kathy Reece were co-valedictorians for the class of 1965 at Orofino High School. Edward Linden was salutatorian.

50 Years Ago

   Ann Yenni and Jill Lynch have been named Girls’ State Representatives from Orofino High School. Alternates are Peggy Smith Peck and Rosalee Miles for the legion auxiliary project.

55 Years Ago

    Robert Titus, OHS senior, brought home the 147 pound division boxing title from the tournament at Sunnyside, WA.

   State Hospital North has put its wells on a standby basis and began use of city water from the new 30,000 gallon tank built jointly with Orofino. The hospital will get free water until the city’s 70 percent share of the $422,000 cost of the project is reimbursed.

60 Years Ago

   Orofino High School won back to back Class B Basketball Championships in Lewiston when it defeated Genesee 45 to 33 in the finals. Earlier tournament wins were 56-35 over Arco and 62-39 over Heyburn. Hundreds of community fans braved the narrow Myrtle Beach to cheer for the team after a slide closed the Lewis Clark Highway half a mile below the Myrtle bride, forcing traffic to the hillside road.

    Lewiston sports writers placed Chuck Brown, center, and Pete Nygaard, forward, on the all state team. Honorable mention went to Jack Williams and John Hutchinson.