JULY 15, 2010

15 Years Ago

   The Orofino Maniacs girls’ softball team continued their dominance throughout the season by capping off their season with 1-0 victory over the Homedale Trojans in the eight-inning championship game held at Homedale.

   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews are working to install new docks at Big Eddy. Dive crews are in the process of hooking up the cables to the docks. So far 70 slips have been rented.

   New officers were elected to Orofino High School. They are Nick Phillips, president; Zach Wilson, vice president; Darcy Perrin, secretary and Sam Baumer, treasurer.

   Paul Pippenger, owner of Glenwood IGA, was recently selected as the 1995 Northern Idaho Small Business Person of the Year by the Spokane District office, U.S. Small Business Administration.

   Recently retired Barbara Fitzsimmons says teaching was the perfect profession for her during her 28 years at Orofino Elementary School.

25 Years Ago

   Paul Anthony Lang, DVM, joins the staff of Orofino and Kamiah Veterinary Clinics. Paul is a 1985 graduate of Ohio State University and in addition to his DVM degree, holds degree in zoology and forestry. 

   New owners Vic Walters and Nick Chenoweth completed the moving of Clearwater Title Company from its location in the Valley Motor Parts Building to Walters Office Building in Riverside. Dale Richardson used a heavy lumber lift machinery to haul the company vault to the new office.

   Timberline ETS raised the necessary money recently to finish paying for the heart monitor defibrillator for the Weippe Ambulance. $8,500 was needed and many people throughout the area responded with donations. The final amount for the payment came from the Pierce Lions Club.

   Recent winners of the little league tournament were the Lions. Team members were Mike Bird, Brian Anderson, Dusty Powers, Tom Eichert, Kirk Kludt, Jon Stockton, Justin Bretz, Cory Anderson, Brad Fitzgerald, Dominic Ponozzo, Shay Henry, Bo Bonner, Joe Leonard, Cory Jacobson and Dan Gardner. Coaches were Joe Eichert and Don Stockton.

35 Years Ago

   Nick Albers has been selected to succeed Leroy Altmiller as Clearwater County Sheriff.

45 Years go

   Remnants of the Orofino Memorial Pavilion were pulled down after 40 years in the Orofino City Park.

   Orofino city ordinances require the purchase of a building permit for any construction or remodeling costing over $20.

   A new library for Orofino moved closer to reality this week when federal matching funds of $12,216 were approved.

   William Mattis, a 1964 University of Idaho graduate, has been hired as new OHS basketball coach.

55 Years Ago

   Sylvia Stoddard was chosen queen for Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days. Princesses are Linda Geidl and Myrna Miles.

75 Years Ago

   The 1935 budget to be raised by taxation was fixed at $4,600. In addition $920 will be raised to pay interest and principal on a $4,500 outstanding sewer bond.

   The Clearwater National Forest will be put into effect in the near future work force. The wage scale has been fixed at $44 per man per month with board to be deducted at the rate of $7.50 per month.

85 Years Ago

   One of the beautiful old landmarks of the Village has been wantonly destroyed. We refer to the door leading to the second floor of the Courthouse.  A new screen door has been put there.