As of Tuesday, August 11, 2015
10 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 10, 2005
•GRANGEVILLE – Dr. Brice Niemi recently received an award from the North Idaho Veterinary Medical Association.
20 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 10, 1995
•Like many people, Wayne Sedam moved to Grangeville because he liked the town.
Oh yes, there was also a job available – police chief.
Sedam, who was recently sworn in as Grangeville’s new police chief, began work last Tuesday by cleaning out his new office at Grangeville City Hall. Since then, he’s simply been trying to get a handle on the way things operate in Grangeville.
30 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 7, 1985
•The Dolphins placed third Wednesday at the Grangeville Swim Team sponsored meet at the city park. Four other teams competed with Lewiston taking the first-place honors. About 50 Grangeville swimmers, age 8 to 15, swam for the home team.
40 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 13, 1975
•A total of nine contestants have applied for the title of 1976 Idaho County Fair Queen.
This year’s queen is Ginny Wassmuth, with princesses, Cheri Schmidt and Sheryl Wasem.
This year’s queen candidates are: Martha Hosley, Valerie Dasenbrock, Irene Johnson, Vicki Ann Toennis, Paula Sawyer, Rene Jungert, Tami Shira, Joleen Spencer and Bridget MacGregor.
50 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 12, 1965
•A Grangeville child, Kim Cash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Cash has been named “Little Miss Moppet – US.A.” of Idaho. The program is sponsored by “Truth or Consequences,” a Hollywood, Calif., TV program.
60 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 11, 1955
•The stage is set for the grand opening of Grangeville’s new drive-in theatre, the Sunset Auto Vue, today. All of the last minute’s construction is now being rushed with extra shifts in order to make the opening date, according to the owners, Al J. Wagner and sons, John and Port. Heading the opening show will be “Untamed” with Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward.
•DIXIE – An estimated 1,500 visitors thronged the remote mining camp in celebration of Dixie Days. Bill Rae, Grangeville, was thrown from a mule during an unscheduled rodeo after the regular program and was flown to Grangeville for treatment.
70 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 12, 1945
•Fourth class post office at Winona has been discontinued. The office was established 40 years ago and was previously known as the Lowe Post Office. The late Mrs. Fay Fargo was postmistress for a number of years. Mail will be handled through Kamiah, Cottonwood and Greencreek offices.
80 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 8, 1935
•Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will make a good will trip to Warren. The caravan will go from Riggins over the new CCC road up the Big Salmon to Burgdorf.
90 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 13, 1925
•The Vassar Mortuary Co., Lewiston, has leased the lower part of the Masonic building on Main Street, and will soon locate a complete mortuary there.
100 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 12, 1915
•A camera club was organized last week with H. Rothwell, president; Mrs. A.F. Turner, vice president and Dr. W.B. Sims, secretary.
110 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 10, 1905
•A new flag pole, 86 ft. high, has been erected at the courthouse. Sheriff Green had the pole brought from the Bledsoe ranch south of town.
120 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 9, 1895
•Idaho’s Game laws – moose, caribou, mountain sheep, mountain goat and elk are protected until September, 1897, after which the open season will be from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.
•Fish of all kinds from May 15 to Nov. 1. Unlawful to take, sell or ship at any time, except salmon, salmon trout and sturgeon.