Wednesday, June 11, 2014
10 YEARS AGO
JUNE 9, 2004
•CULDESAC — Cottonwood businessman James R. Uhling was killed in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 95 near Culdesac Monday morning.
•GRANGEVILLE – After 30 years of coaching football at Grangeville High School, Ernie Knight decided it wasn’t time to hang it up just yet, as he will return next season as head coach.
20 YEARS AGO JUNE 9, 1994
•LOWELL/SYRINGA – We just got the new Dining in Idaho Guide and some guy passing through Lowell chuckled and said, “dining in Idaho is right up there with the Jamaican bobsled team.”
•Bill Harlow from up on the Selway was awarded the honor of Mr. CVHS. He’s been up here with his folks for just over a year, so it is quite an honor to be a Lowellite with a title.
30 YEARS AGO
JUNE 6, 1984
•The American Cancer Society is planning a “longest day of golf.” A foursome will begin play at sunup and will not stop until sundown on June 21, the longest day of the year.
40 YEARS AGO
JUNE 12, 1974
•Jerry Wren reported to the Idaho County Free Press nine trucks loaded with drilling equipment are scheduled to arrive at the Jim Jacks farm east of Craigmont, where the first test well will be drilled.
50 YEARS AGO
JUNE 11, 1964
•Idaho County’s most widespread floods of all recent times are receding into history under healing midweek sunshine. Official rain fall record, reported by Mrs. Robert Rickman, measured 4.15 inches during five days.
60 YEARS AGO
JUNE 10, 1954
•Henry Vanderwall, chief of the Grangeville Fire Department and R.A. Large and Louis Bunting, firemen, will attend the seventh annual Idaho State Fire School in Boise.
70 YEARS AGO
JUNE 8, 1944
•CANFIELD – A quilting party took place at the Ray Shinn home in honor of Mrs. Minnie Vaughn.
80 YEARS AGO
JUNE 7, 1934
•Grangeville Tennis Club is sponsoring a tournament for local players. All interested should leave their name with the governing board, Weston Henry, Jack Dyer and John Spencer.
•Mrs. Flora Howard sent in the winning name for the park located on the hill. The name will be “Pioneer Park.”
90 YEARS AGO
JUNE 12, 1924
•Chautauga is coming! Season ticket, $2.50. Two plays, concerts, lectures, magic and novelties.
100 YEARS AGO
JUNE 11, 1914
•Arthur Horning and Sam Kennedy walked from Grangeville to Kamiah one day last week, making the 35 miles in 10 hours. –Kamiah Progress
110 YEARS AGO
JUNE 9, 1904
•A claim against the government of nearly 40 years standing has recently been allowed and the heirs of Capt. D.B. Randall in this county will be the beneficiaries to the amount of $2,400. The claim is paid in the original amount with no interest being allowed which would have run it up to a snug fortune. In the early history of this county D.B. Randall sold a road station to the government but for some reason the money was not paid at the time of purchase.
120 YEARS AGO
JUNE 8, 1894
•A terrible storm with wind 76 miles per hour struck the county. Trees were whipped to pieces, chimneys toppled, leaves and fruit were stripped from trees as though eaten by grasshoppers, garden truck was blackened and shriveled as though struck by a heavy frost. Water is reported to have been blown out of Tolo Lake in vast sheets, and hay flat on the ground, buildings were moved from their foundations as the storm raged. The hot wind melted snow and the Salmon River rose 30 inches in a 24-hour period.