Wednesday, March 26, 2014
10 YEARS AGO
MARCH 24, 2004
•Mike Johnson of Irwin Drug pulled the top vote for his “TBA Chili,” and he was awarded the coveted bean trophy.
•Wayne MacGregor had a surprise more than 50 years ago when he returned from his honeymoon with new wife, Nancy. “When I got home I found out I had been appointed Idaho County Prosecuting Attorney,” laughed Wayne. He got another surprise not too long ago when his only son, Kirk, announced he will run for the office this year.
20 YEARS AGO
MARCH 24, 1994
•Grangeville’s Nate Brady, getting a first in the discus and a third in shot put, was the Bulldogs top point producer in Saturday’s Clarkston invitational track meet.
Brady, the defending A-3 champion in the event, got off a throw of 142-2.
30 YEARS AGO
MARCH 21, 1984
•Sixth graders at Grangeville Elementary School are learning more this year than the “three Rs.” The 23 students in Pete Lane’s class have been studying and practicing CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
40 YEARS AGO
MARCH 20, 1974
•KOOSKIA – Steve Welk, doctor and surgeon at the Lapwai Indian Agency, will soon be practicing in the city of Kooskia due to the efforts of the Kooskia Lions Club.
•RIGGINS – The body of Wayne Thompson, 45, Riggins logger, was recovered March 17 from the Salmon River.
50 YEARS AGO
MARCH 26, 1964
•More than 18 inches of snow fell in Grangeville during March.
•The first train to leave Grangeville in a week pulled out with 26 cars of lumber. Giant snowdrifts near Craigmont derailed the diesel units on a 50-car freight causing 130 feet of track to be torn up.
60 YEARS AGO
MARCH 25, 1954
• Louis Asker announces he will open a variety store in the First Security Bank building which he takes under lease April 1.
70 YEARS AGO
MARCH 23, 1944
•Idaho County Red Cross Chapter is 12th in the entire Pacific area and second in Idaho to go over the top in war fund projects.
80 YEARS AGO
MARCH 22, 1934
•A ladder tournament is being organized by members of the Grangeville Country Club to stimulate more interest in golf.
•BURGDORF – Ernie Worth is driving Eslen Freeman’s caterpillar hauling freight to Warren before the roads become too soft.
90 YEARS AGO
MARCH 27, 1924
•Willey O’Kelley and Jessie O’Kelley, operators in the local Pacific Telephone exchange were honored for completing 10 years of service with the firm.
100 YEARS AGO
MARCH 26, 1914
•With a brief informal program, Grangeville’s new $65,000 school was dedicated.
•The block of cement sidewalk in Stites adds to the look of Main Street.
•FERDINAND – The boys of the town have secured the ground on the flat between the warehouses and town where they have built a tennis court.
110 YEARS AGO
MARCH 24, 1904
•Harry Kirschbaum returned Monday from a trip to the Salmon River to buy burros for his pack string. He found only two and says he will have to stay with the cayuse.
•London Dock Port Wine direct from London, England. This wine is endorsed by the medical staff of London hospitals. A.C. Hawson, Grangeville.
120 YEARS AGO
MARCH 23, 1894
•A petition to incorporate the town of Grangeville (without the Mount Idaho attachment) is circulating and will be presented to the commissioners at the April session.
•The snow fell so deep in places on the Elk City Trail during the winter that the mail carrier had to cut new blazes on the trees to pilot himself to and fro on his lonely trips. The old blazes are from 12 to 16 feet above the surface of the ground.