10 years –Sept. 20, 2012
Victoria Lynn Stanton, 16, of Orofino went through kidney transplant surgery Aug. 21, at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.
Tori is the daughter of Tiffany Stanton and Karl Stanton, II, both of Orofino. She’s a junior at Orofino High School.
Tori and her sister, Harley were both born with Jonbert’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that effects the kidneys, eyes and motor skills. Harley had her transplant in 2004 at the age of 12.
Tori is doing very well. She and her family are very grateful.*
20 years –Sept. 19, 2002
In the parade this year there were over 100 entries. The weather was perfect and a large crowd lined the streets to watch the parade. It was great to see the comeback of interest in this event. For the first time since I have lived here, (seven years), the parade lasted almost an hour and a half. The parade committee said the large number of entries made their job that much more difficult, but that much more fun! Judges this year were Louise and Les Von Seggern of Greeley, Co and Lori Wright of Lewiston.*
A unique occurrence at the 2002 logging show was the announcement that Jake Altmiller, had retired from competition after 53 years and that his competition number, #1 would be retired along with him. The announcement was made during Sunday’s logging show by announcer Ted Peterson.*
30 years –Sept. 17, 1992
Two boat ramps on Dworshak Reservoir will be unavailable for public use because of a ten-day period of water releases at Dworshak Dam until Sept. 20, Ramp I at Bruce’s Eddy will be unusable while Ramp II will be available for public use. The boat ramp at Canyon Creek will also be out of use.
Boat ramps and campgrounds at Big Eddy, Freeman Creek, Dent Acres and Grandad are expected to be in normal operation.
The purpose of the water releases is to increase river flows for adult fish migration.*
40 years –Sept. 16, 1982
The winner of a stock power saw cutting contest here at Orofino Lumberjack Days Saturday and Sunday will qualify for the 1982 Homelite Tournament of Kings world chain saw cutting championship the following weekend in Charlotte N.C.
More than 20 lumberjacks will be competing in the power saw event at the Orofino City Park in hope of winning the right to compete at Charlotte and a chance at the tournament’s $6,000 first prize and 10,500 total purse.
The Orofino contest is one of only 15 events in the United States and one each from Australia, Belgium, Canada and the United Kingdom to be designated qualifying contests to Tournament of Kings V.*
50 years –Sept. 21, 1972
Sale of the 4-H Fat Stock brought $7,500 to 28 exhibitors. Prices held firm with spirited bidding bringing only five cents less to the lowest priced steer than the 70 cents paid for the champion, exhibited by Bill Russell and Bud Deyo. The animal weighed 1,073 pounds.
Three steers were purchased by Konkolville Lumber Company.
Champion lamb exhibited by Sue Barker brought $1 per pound from Pierce Branch, First Security Bank. Its weight was 106 pounds.
Nezperce Rochdale paid 60 cents per pound for the 234 pound Champion swine by Harry Heywood.*
60 years - Sept. 20, 1962
ELK RIVER - Sunday lots of local football fans showed up at the new football field to help with the floodlights. By 4:30 in the afternoon 64 floodlights had been erected ready for power.
The game with Kendrick Friday is scheduled as a night game. Jerry Lawrence, electrical contractor of Deary, was in charge of the work.*
A “Merry Mixer” ride at the fair carnival brought need to two Orofino persons. Lynda Wyatt, 15, was treated at Lewiston for a pencil wound and Mrs. George Kolasa suffered a fractured rib while doing a good turn in taking her granddaughter for a ride.*
70 years –Sept. 18, 1952
Orofino High School this year is sending more than its share of graduates to the various colleges and other training schools of the Pacific Northwest. Fifty or more Clearwater County young people have enrolled, with 32 choosing their own state university at Moscow.*
Of interest to all who follow Orofino’s Lumberjack celebrations are the records of competitors over the past years. Last year for the first time an all-around champion lumberjack was named, the honor going to Delbert Roby of Kamiah.
Champion all around lumberjack last year – the first time the title has been awarded, went to Delbert Roby by a wide margin. He earned a first in chopping, second in bucking, two firsts and third in power saw competition, and first with Dorothy Roby in the Jack and Jill sawing contest.*
80 years –Sept. 17, 1942
Formal termination of the 1942 fire season in the Clearwater National forest was announced Wednesday by P. E. Melis, supervisor.
Compilation of rainfall figures for the forest show a total of an inch of rainfall during the recent storm to make the forest area relatively safe for full use with cooler weather and longer nights.
“We want to thank residents of this area for record of a second consecutive season without a man-caused fire,” Melis added.
Total lightning fires for the past season has been about 127 compared with 183 a year ago, a reduction more than 30 percent.*
90 years –Sept. 16, 1932
The Clearwater County Chapter of the Red Cross has been distributing flour to the needy since the first of May. During that time 185 sacks have been used to relieve the need of more than 60 families, beside the transient unemployed men cared for by the Orofino relief organization.
The chapter has not received all of its allotment of cotton material, but expects to very soon. The quality of cotton material available from the 500,000 bales entrusted to the Red Cross for clothing for the needy is very inadequate, so the Orofino chapter feels it must be conservative in planning and careful in the methods of production and distribution.*