APRIL 29, 2010

5 Years Ago

   Scheduled to open this month, the new Lodge at River's Edge hugs the bank of the Orofino Creek that feeds into the Clearwater River.

   Under construction, The Edge restaurant is scheduled to open this summer. The Edge’s general managers are Mike Clay and Roy Clay.

   Brandon Curtis of Orofino is the April selection for Lewis Clark State College’s Business Technology & Service Division‘s Hall of Fame.

   Jennifer Tyler, who is currently student teaching at Orofino Elementary School, which she attended as a child will be graduating from the University of Idaho May 14.

   Betty and Jack Donohue will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 30 at the Lewiston Elk’s Lodge.

   Orofino’s Girl, Track team took a first place at the Kootenai Track Meet April 15.  Team members are Crystal Hixson, Katelyn Holzer, Elena Crecelius, Kathleen Pump, Natasha Bowser, Ellen Rouse, Stephanie McPherson, Whitney Richardson, McKenzie Snyder, Ashley Woosley, Alyssa Strubs, Lisa Huffman, Kelsey Olson, and Kayla Graham.

25 Years Ago

   A record number of steelhead 3005 entered the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery last week.

   Gift Gallery is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

   The building that houses Loralee's Beauty Salon and L & R Surplus is taking on a new look with new wood siding and concrete sidewalks surround the building

30 Years Ago

   An Idaho Division of Highway maintenance crew is currently installing 5,300 feet of metal guardrail from Lenore easterly on U.S. 12. The work is under the direction of Orofino Maintenance Foreman Jim Dugger, and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

   Lisa Cole was selected queen of Pierce 1860 Days.  Other royally members selected were Bonnie Selzler, alternate princess, Dana Rears, second princess and Debbie Wilson first princess.

   The Best of the Best –Orofino High School Mixed chorus directed by Tom Dixon was chosen by judges in Lewiston to sing in the Best of Festival Concert. Chorus members are Katy Baker, Marcie McNall, Kim Jones, Jeny Crisp, Karen Russek, Mae Underwood, Doris Cleveland, Carrie Cuddy, Amy Dixon, Cynthia Bittleston, Teresa Hieb, Debbie Trieb, Beth Johnson, Ruth Dodson, Julie Ashley, Randy Jacobs, Rick Carlson, Brian Ashley and Jim Beck.

   OHS student body officers selected recently were for the 1980-81 year were Leigh McArthur, president; e’Lane Grasser, vice president; Patricia Masar, secretary and Tim Annis, treasurer.

35 Years Ago

   City of Orofino accepted a bid of $38,140 for a new Riverside Fire Station. Price was negotiated down from earlier $42,540 figure.

   Teakean Community Sewing Club has began the restoration of the old American  Sunday School Union Church built by the early Dunkard settlers on 1096.

40 Years Ago

   Area boat owners must continue to battle floating debris in Dworshak Reservoir while the State of Idaho Environmental Protection Department stymies a call for bids on open burning disposal of excess trash. Local interest sees no possible impairment of air quality from economical burning system proposed by the Corps of Engineers.

60 Years Ago

   Wilbur Montgomery and Babe Brown will coach the west team in the Idaho East-West high school basketball games scheduled for August. Both coaches have had state championship teams.

70 Years ago

   Corner stone of the new Federal Building was laid under the auspices of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Idaho. A number of historic papers were sealed in the crypt.