JULY 22, 2010

20 Years Ago

   Mona Hairston and Rick Fuentes captured national championships in the javelin and discus, respectively at the Athletes Congress Track and Field competition in Elmhurst, IL.

   Joe Lientz was sworn in as a new member of the Joint School District #171 School Board. He replaces Bill Shamion, who resigned earlier this year.

   A row of buildings owned and operated by Potlatch Forest Industries, Inc, were recently burned down at Headquarters, ending an era of old time logging camps.

25 Years Ago

    Torrent of rain made driving difficult and hazardous on occasion as water filled the streets from curb to curb. July moisture is already more than 1 Ĺ inches, and will likely exceed the 1.66 shown in 1978 and qualifying it for the wettest such month since 2.94 inches back in July 1948.

   Harry C. Walrath recently welcomed Neal Johnson as partner in the Walrath Insurance Agency.

   Joe and Dale Richardson have begun dismantling the 38-year-old Riverside saw mill marking the final decision to close a $3,000.000 a year sales lumber business that has been a steady bulwark of the Orofino economy since 1943.

   Orofino High School cheerleaders returned with honors from the NCA Cheerleading Clinic at Whitworth College in Spokane. The cheerleaders are Ann Marie Markuson, Holly Miller, Linda Holly and Lorrie Seeley.

30 Years Ago

   Lori Jo Miller, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller, is enroute to Japan for a five-week study exchange sponsored by the University of Idaho.

   Donna Schlader, daughter of Raymond and Ella Mae Schlader, is employed as receptionist in the office of Senator James McClure in Washington D.C. She is a recent graduate of the University of Idaho.

  There is now roller skating at the Orofino Armory.

   Building permits in Orofino for the first six months of 1976 amounted to $704,022 compared to $274,726 for the same period during 1975.

35 Years Ago

   Paul Pippenger will attend a national IGA Convention in Chicago next week where Pippenger will be awarded a 1971 Ford Pinto he won in a nationwide IGA Store Managerís jingle contest.

   Company D, 116th Engineers will close their 65 man summer camp at Fraser Park. The main project was to build a bridge across Browns Creek and build picnic tables.

   Final approval was given this week by Farmers Home Administration in the amount of $86,500 for the construction of eight housing units in Weippe.

   Oscar Medalen informed Orofino Celebrations that he has an old tug-of- war rope available for use. The directors are issuing a challenge to the Pierce 1860 Days directors to a tug-of-war contest Sept. 19 over the birling pond.

40 Years Ago

   Dravo Corp. and Associates were awarded the bid for the construction of Dworshak Dam. A milestone in the Dworshak Dam project occurred when the first stream of North Fork water was diverted into the 40 foot diameter tunnel. Peter Kiewitt and Son Company dragline finished pulling out the 190 foot long low diversion structure Monday, the last major task in its $4,500,000 contract.

   Fulfilling the exciting tourist potential of the historical Lewis Clark Highway will eventually involve $10 million in improvements in recreational facilities, roads and sanitation.

   Delivery of a new Cessna 185 to Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protection Association will give the organization greater capacity in fire protection, aerial photography and reconnaissance.

   Gary Walker was one of 165 named to the Deanís List in the University of Idaho College of Education.

50 Years Ago

   Public Works committee of the U. S. Senate has approved a $25 million dollar authorization for construction of Bruceís Eddy Dam a mile and a half above Ahsahka on the North Fork of the Clearwater.

   Camp Fire girls Ann Johnson, Eileen Johnson, Linda Werner, Barbara Klaus and Linda Rhoades will attend Camp Neewahlu on Coeur díAlene Lake.

   City councilmen approved an ordinance budgeting $114,600 for city expenditures for the coming year, an increase of about $7,000 over the previous year.

   July turned out its eighth day of 100 or higher temperatures culminating a week of a heat wave that saw a high of 107.

   Miss Mary Sterner of Troy assumed duties as home demonstration agent.

   The Civil Defenseís simulated alert call last Friday made to test the effectiveness of amateur radio operators in providing emergency communications and plans to control wildfires in the wild lands proved successful.