10 years – Nov. 22, 2012
This past weekend, a generous community gave to those who are struggling by donating 3,000 pounds of staple food items and paper products to the second annual Stuff the Bus.
KLER Radio and the Key Club of Orofino hosted the event for the second consecutive year with big results.
During two-hour, live remote broadcasts, listeners were encouraged to come to the stores and purchase canned items, boxed goods, or paper products to be donated to three local food banks of Orofino.*
20 years – Nov. 21, 2002
For the 12th year, the physicians and staff of Clearwater Valley Hospital and clinics will be sponsoring a Christmas Wishing Tree to benefit needy families in the area. The program is primarily designed to serve children under the age of 12 who are in need of gifts from ‘Santa.’
“Last year over 100 kids received gifts,” said Jeanette Gorman, Community Relations Coordinator. “This time of year can be difficult for people who are down on their luck. It is hard to try and make ends meet, but children shouldn’t have to do without during the Christmas season.”*
30 years – Nov. 19, 1992
The Elk River School building has been turned into a mini-mall complete with a restaurant, Bed and Breakfast and souvenir shop.
The building was purchased for this purpose after the school was closed and students are bussed to Bovill.*
40 years – Nov. 18, 1982
American Education Week, Nov. 14-20, was initiated after World War I draft boards discovered that about 25 percent of the draftees were illiterate and about 29 percent were physically unfit. In 1917, the American Legion, the National Education Association, and the U. S. Office of Education discussed launching an educational campaign to correct such deficiencies. As a result, a series of conferences began on a regular basis in 1919, leading to a plan for an annual nationwide observance of American Education Week and to the first AEW observance in 1921.*
50 years – Nov. 23, 1972
Orofino High School won the one-act play award and a superior rating for its duo-acting team during the regional drama festival in Kellogg Saturday.
Superior ratings qualify the performers for participation in state competition at Coeur d’Alene Dec. 1-2.
Participants in Orofino’s winning play, a medieval English farce, “Ralph Roister-Doister,” were Sharon Plank, John Blackburn, Penny Bannon, Jock Davis, Steve Burns, Sherry Butler, Rose Archer, Beverly Davis, Robin Radcliff and Karleen Anderson.*
60 years – Nov. 22, 1962
Veteran packer Lester Grasser finished his season last week and came in from Kelly Creek. He says hunting isn’t as fine as in the “good old days” but could still be classed as fair. He packed in 30 hunters and 15 of them bagged elk.*
In the true sense of the word Car Salesman Charlie Adams was driving a hot number Tuesday afternoon. The motor caught on fire when the car was on A Street at the side of Hayes Food Store. The fire department was called and the blaze extinguished after it had burned wiring. A 1959 Plymouth station wagon, the burned vehicle belonged to Hanson Garage.*
70 years – Nov. 20, 1952
Cpl. Wayne E. Stamper, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stamper, has been in the midst of fierce fighting of the Triangle Hill area in Korea, according to a letter received last week by his parents.
The Orofino rifleman wrote on Nov. 6 that he had just completed 20 consecutive days of combat.
Cpl. Stamper who has been in the army 14 months, is serving with the 31st infantry regiment of the Seventh Armored division. He arrived in Korea less than six months ago.*
80 years – Nov. 19, 1942
A large and apparently hungry eagle, seeing a woman skier put aside her opossum coat, swooped down and seized it, and flew away. Believing that she was losing her coat, the woman screamed. The noise frightened the eagle so badly that it dropped the coat.*
90 years – Nov. 18, 1932
Orofino high and grade school students desiring to do so will be allowed to take the Mantoux tuberculosis skin test the latter part of this week, according to an announcement made by county Superintendent of Schools Vera E. Rankin and J. L. Houx, superintendent of Orofino schools. The test will be given by Dr. C. H. Koentz, superintendent of the Lapwai Indian agency sanitarium, aided by the three local doctors and Margaret Thomas, Idaho Anti-Tuberculosis association nurse. The test will also be given in the Ahsahka schools.*