Down Memory Lane - Mike Allen

Mike Allen, No. 7 for Orofino, takes a cut at the baseball during recent Orofino-Kamiah game, which Orofino won to end 10-game winning streak for the Kubs.

10 years – May 7, 2009

20th running of the Washington State University (WSU) 100 kilometer solo and relay starting and finishing at WSU in Pullman, WA. Local runner, Mark Henderson, 49, from Lenore, ran a strong race, overcoming a number of obstacles to take the win in a finish time just under 10 hours.

The WSU 100K is run entirely on paved and dirt/gravel roads, beginning at WSU through Pullman and on to the Snake River, the course returns up the Steptoe Canyon Grade through Colton and back into Pullman and WSU. In addition to the Solo (or ultra) race, a poplar relay is also run. *

20 years – May 6, 1999

Anne Riley, a teacher at Orofino High School, has been named the Presidential Secondary Science Teacher for Idaho. This award is given annually to one secondary science teacher and one elementary science teacher in each state.

Along with a cash award to be used for her classroom, Mrs. Riley will travel to Washington D.C. to receive recognition by President Clinton and other government officials. She and her husband will be quests at several functions including dinner at the State Department. *

30 years – May 4, 1989

Butch Finke, Orofino spokesman for the Timber Expo ’89 truck convoy trip to Missoula, MT said truckers are to meet at the Ponderosa for the trip to Missoula. Trucks with yellow ribbons will not be stopped at the ports, so truckers are urged to have them on their trucks.

The celebration is being held amidst Timber Expo ’89, a salute to the wood products industry.

Over 700 trucks are expected to attend from Montana, Idaho, Washington, California, Oregon, Wyoming, and Canada. *

40 years – May 3, 1979

Headquarters: Today is May Day…and as it’s impossible to send each of you a May Day basket, let me send you a verbal one. One filled with pleasant thoughts, beautiful memories, happy hours and love in abundance from all those you hold dear.

The hummingbirds are back. So far I have seen only the Rufus. But they are busy going to the places they found feeders’ last year. You can almost hear them saying, as they thick sweet, syrup drains down their beaks, “How good it is.” By correspondent Ida Church

Orofino’s Terry Heath, finished second, out of a field of 650, in the second annual Seaport River Run at Lewiston, Phil English, Pullman, finished first with 38:38. Heath finished 38:46 eight seconds behind English. English followed Heath most of the run, staying on his right shoulder and didn’t move ahead until the final 400 meters. *

50 years – May 1, 1969

Opening of a new $115,000 modern Shell three-bay ranch type service station was accomplished this morning by Harold Stump at a newly developed location just off the approach in Orofino bridge. The site, one of the oldest gas pump spots in town was originally developed by L. G. Beeson in 1926.

The Brundage apartments lot was added to the site by Julius Crane of Bovill, who leased the land to Shell. Jack O’Keefe, local Shell distributor, is distributor for the new station.*

60 years – May 7, 1959

The shocking increase in lung cancer continues. The American Cancer Society states that 35,000 Americans will die of lung cancer this year and 30,000 of them will be men. The Society urges a yearly chest x-ray for all adults.

More than 160 wild goose nests had been discovered by gamebird biologists in the Homedale-Weiser unit of the Snake River. An aerial counts shows 1,146 of the honkers. Both counts are below previous years, but good weather can bring the number up to average. *

70 years – May 5, 1949

A sparkling new comic strip will brighten the columns of the Clearwater Tribune next week with the appearance of “Rhymes of Reason” on page 3.

This cartoon feature will appear regularly each week thereafter, to amuse and delight readers and to remind them that “It always pays to deal at Snyder’s.

Rhymes of Reason is a new twist in comic strips…one refreshingly different and entertaining… since all dialogue is composed in rhyme, Snyder’s has secured exclusive rights to this national syndicated feature, for us in the Tribune.*

80 years – May 5, 1939

Close to $30,200,00 will be spent in Idaho this year by tourists who have been routed through the state by the Conoco Travel Bureau, according to a report issued today by Joe H. Thompson, national director of the bureau.

Basing his figures on a survey of the number of motorists the bureau routed through the state last year and on the requests for travel information that have reached the bureau so far this year.

90 years – May 3, 1929

F.J. Kolasa, fruit grower who resides below Orofino, was in town Wednesday morning and informed the Tribune that strawberries would be scarce this season. On account of the extreme and long dry spell last summer many of the plants were killed off. He said several other strawberry raisers in this section are of the same opinion and Mr. Kolasa believes the condition will be general over this territory.

Cherries are going to be plentiful, he said, but the pear crop will be less than last year. Apples are not far enough along yet for prediction regarding the crop.

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