JUNE 17, 2010

15 Years Ago

   Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eichert announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Lee Eichert, to Jason Edward Butler, Moscow.

   Orofino High School boy’s varsity baseball team members are Will Crockett, Kelly Waggener, Dean Owsley, Shawn Dykes, Darren Owsley, Nathan Thompson, Kelly Gibbar, Caleb Goodwin, Chase Simpson, Chris Coonts, Craig Wessels, Sven Wilson, Scott Tondevold, Mark Cochran, Randon Kesinger, Bert Sims and Ricky Sutton.

   Mayor Roy Clay turned a ceremonial shovel of dirt during a formal ground breaking ceremony for Dunlap Estates Retirement Community. The subdivision is being built off Dunlap Road above Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center. The new subdivision will have 11 homes and a 12 unit apartment complex

   Glenwood IGA is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Wayne and Ivalee Pippenger purchased the corner store in 1945 from J.J. and Nellie Johnson.

20 Years Ago

   Audra Osterberg and Barbie Butler are princesses of Orofino Celebrations Lumberjack Days and Lydgia Anderson is queen.

   Jill Lynch is the new librarian at Clearwater Memorial Library. She replaces Peggy Flowers.

   Larry Coonts and Martha Dempsey of WestOne Bank presented a $2,500 check to Bo Cummings to help complete the new baseball field.

   Jake and Barbara Altmiller will be Grand Marshalls for this year’s Orofino Lumberjack Days and Clearwater County Fair.

30 Years Ago

   Julie Enyeart has been chosen Student-of-the Year by the students at Orofino High School.

   The 1980 census is about to enter the next phase. Starting in June census takers will be visiting all households.

   Orofino City Council members reapproved the Knepper three-lot subdivision in the Wixson Heights area, but declined to re-approve the adjacent 44-lot Ridgeview Heights Subdivision, citing unsolved drainage problems as the reason.

35 Years Ago

   Two weeks ago the new foundation for the new Clearwater County Courthouse Addition began. A new jail, prisoner handling and court facilities will be included as well as commissioners’ offices and the office for the sheriff and Orofino City Police Department.

   North Beaver Sale of 19.5 million feet of timber was sold to Potlatch for $138,547.

   With a tie vote decided by a flip of a coin, Darold Kludt was chosen as a District 171 school board member.  He is a logger and former teacher at Pomeroy.

   Deanna Wilson, Kathy Long and Kelly Loper have been chosen as Pierce Carnival royalty.

40 Years Ago

   A three-year study shows that 310 million feet of timber that exists in the Magruder Corrider is on land with little erosion hazard that could be harvested, if this historic route through the Selway Wilderness is not locked up.

50 Years Ago

   Lois Katherine Schubert, U of I graduate from Cottonwood, is the new county agent succeeding Millicent Thompson.

   Harriet Reece is president of the new Clearwater Mental Health Association.

   Engagement of Marietta Richardson and Dennis Arave is announced by Mr. and Mrs. I. Richardson.

65 Years Ago

   Police are doing the city a good turn this week in demonstrating how efficiently traffic can move through the Helgeson Hotel intersection by suspending the stop light and using a “stop and go” method for traffic on Michigan. Traffic is moving better and a minor bottleneck is virtually eliminated. Maybe the light can stay out of order permanently.

75 Years Ago

   The state highway between Pierce and Weippe, broken down by heavy traffic and wet weather, was impassable by automotives today.