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Joe Meyer, Clearwater dredge, Crooked River South East of Grangeville
As of Tuesday, November 4, 2014
10 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 3, 2004
•GRANGEVILLE – More than 250 people attended last Friday’s dedication of the Soltman Center. Jack Soltman was the archetype for the small-town doctor. Now the small town honored the man who gave them 50 years, and who in his lifetime would have never gone along with all the fuss.
20 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 2, 1994
•POLLOCK – Gordon and Esther Cline celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary by going to dinner with Van and Lora Cline at This Old House. Mrs. Cline was injured in June and is now getting out some. They attended Sunday school at the Assembly of God on Sunday, Oct. 23.
30 YEARS AGO
OCTOBER 31, 1984
•Snowhaven Ski Patrol members are preparing for the annual Ski Swap to be held this weekend at the Grangeville High School cafeteria. Because of the GHS football game this weekend, the sale has been extended to two days this year, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Snowhaven Ski Patrol is a nonprofit organization which uses the proceeds from the swap for first-aid supplies.
40 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 6, 1974
•Democrats swept the field during county races in the general election held yesterday.
In an extremely close race, Democrat Bob Williams apparently edged out incumbent Gene Olmsted for the Second District county commissioner’s post.
Democrat Jack Tacke was returned to the Idaho State Senate.
Democrats Dale Branson and Harold Reid edged out Dr. A.J. Cruz on the GOP ticket for state representatives.
Other county tallies include Bob J. Waite, county clerk, Clarice Schmidt, Treasurer; M. Louise Lohrey, assessor; William B. Taylor, Jr., prosecuting attorney, and Joan Robinette, coroner. All are Democrats and were unopposed.
50 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 5, 1964
•An estimated 300 persons turned out for the first Appreciation Day drawing to be offered by Grangeville merchants.
60 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 4, 1954
•Nick Smith hunted and hunted all during the deer hunting season without success. The day after the season closed he looked out a window in his home on Crooks Street and saw a fine deer within shooting distance standing in a field.
•Public opinion is mounting steadily against crime-horror comic books.
70 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 2, 1944
•William Telcher raised Sequoia potatoes on the Telcher farm three miles north of Grangeville that are the largest tubers on the prairie. Five potatoes weighed 18 pounds; the largest one was 4-1/2 pounds.
80 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 1, 1934
•Quite a crowd attended the meeting in the courthouse concerning the possibilities of a tunnel from the Salmon to the Snake River for power purposes.
•The Springdale school is giving a program with a dance afterwards.
90 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 3, 1924
•POLLOCK – The mountains are touched with snow, but in the gardens along the Little Salmon River summer flowers continue to bloom and squash vines and tomato plants are untouched by frost.
100 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 5, 1914
•An auto party consisting of Messrs. Creelman Scheller and Simons came over from Cottonwood last Friday night and spent several hours in town hobnobbing with their friends.
110 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 3, 1904
•Monte J. Wax has made arrangements to have the full Associated Press returns the night of the election. Returns will be placed in several local business houses. Parties desiring to secure returns privately the night of the election, should arrange with Mr. Wax before election day.
120 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 2, 1894
•Mr. Jarrett and Syke Reynolds are on an extended trip to their old homes in Virginia which they left 70 years ago.