APRIL 8, 2010

10 Years Ago

   Maurice Paré was named Rotary Citizen of the Year.

   Norm Steadman, mayor of Weippe, was recently appointed to the Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

   The Orofino Elementary School Academic Bowl Teams competed at Nezperce March 7. Orofino took four teams to compete against teams from Kamiah and Nezperce. Orofino took first place with the team of Nathan LeBaron, Justin Haag, Tony Johnson, Jesse Wityczak and Jared Felgenhauer.

   Kathy Pence recently became a board member for the Orofino Regional Council on the Arts (ORCA). ORCA is a non-profit organization for performing arts presentations for the public and in the schools.

25 Years Ago

   Members of the Orofino High School baseball team include Jason Stockton, Dave Schwartz, Doug Adams, Wade Wilson, Doug Hambrecht, Dan Moyer, John Kennard, Mike Burke, Jay Dahl, Curt Steiner, Rob Miller, Mike Walrath, Darren Adams, Keith Stuffle, Tom Wargi, Jeff Wilson and Stacy Kroupa.

30 Years Ago

   Work is moving ahead on the Freeman Creek Campground as spring weather improves with the $2 million expenditure set to provide close-in camping facilities for the Dworshak pool area east of Teakean.

   Idaho Governor John Evans has signed a bill establishing a State Women’s Prison at Orofino. The measure passed the house 57 to 11 and the Senate 27 to 8.

35 Years Ago

   Retirement was announced for Aretha Chilton, assistant personnel officer for Clearwater Forest after 15 years.

40 Years Ago

    The Clearwater Tribune has purchased a Scanagraver to speed up photo processing and plate making for the newspaper.

   Dworshak Dam passed the halfway mark in concrete placement with three million yards poured last Tuesday

45 Years Ago

   Dozers owned by Ray Coon and Bud Deyo have been hired for the Corps of Engineers removal of gravel from the mouth of Orofino Creek. The $8,000 project also made improvements as far up as Konkolville and the mouth of Whiskey Creek.

50 Years Ago

   Jill Lynch and Anne Yenni will represent OHS at American Legion Girl’s State in Caldwell.

   Orofino Creamery is featuring 10 special flavors of ice cream with a 2½ gallon special for $3.

   Weippe Pilgrim Holiness Church has installed a new organ acquired from Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Brock.

55 Years Ago

   James J. Miles, surviving widower of a one-time allotment-owning Native American girl whose family owns the State Hospital North site, has filed suit in district court asking possession of 104 acres of the main hospital grounds. The state paid the Adams family $2,500 after a condemnation suit but failed to name the federal government a party to the action.

    Kathy and Karen Bird are the recipients of a 120 pound burro shipped by railway express from Laredo, TX by their grandmother, Mrs. C.T. Whitney.

60 Years Ago

   Experienced river men have joined Potlatch Forest crews in an effort to retrieve over four million feet of logs which were swept down river when a boom broke loose at the Lewiston log pond.

   Among high honor students at OHS are Bonnie Adams, Evelyn Snook, Dorothy Bryant and Jasper Avery.

   The newly completed Adventist parochial school now has 21 students and will serve all eight grades.

70 Years Ago

   Services were held for the first time in the new Methodist Church Easter Sunday. Over 200 people attended the morning service. The building cost more than $8,000 and replaces a frame church that was destroyed by fire in November of 1940.