10 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 21, 2005
•GRANGEVILLE – Ken Carey has come full circle, starting with a childhood growing upon a cattle ranch in northern California, and then returning to these rural roots with his hire as the new county executive director for the Farm Service Agency office in Grangeville.
•Ken Molin, a man who hates all holidays, was chosen by the Grangeville Eagles Lodge as the Grangeville Grinch 2005. The event raised more than $110 to help feed local families.
20 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 20, 1995
•St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood was named among the top 100 hospitals in the country for 1995. St. Mary’s was chosen among 3,500 full-service acute care hospitals.
30 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 18, 1985
•The true meaning of Christmas has not been lost on third graders at the Grangeville Elementary School.
Asked to write about “What Christmas Means to Me,” the children wrote of love, sharing, being together as a family and of the birth of Christ.
40 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 24, 1975
•Doris Allison is the new manager of the Idaho Bank & Trust Co. branch at Riggins. Doris likes to point out that while this branch (staff of six) is IB&T’s smallest, it does enjoy one unique distinction – that of being the only “all woman” bank in Idaho.
50 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 23, 1965
•Idaho County is due to enter a complete new phase of its extended history of developing high-grade wood products. Three Grangeville mills plan to merge; according to a joint announcement by John T. Casey of Idapine Mills, Inc., Arly Haener of Inland Lumber Co. and Idaho Forest Products, Inc. and C.H. Ketcham of Prairie Lumber Co.
60 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 22, 1955
•Rains falling on heavy snow in the mountains south of Grangeville put both Three Mile and Dry Creeks on a rampage Wednesday morning, causing much property damage to stocks in basements of stores on the south side of Main Street between State and Hall.
70 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 20, 1945
•Sugar stamp 39 will be validated for consumer purchase of five pounds of sugar on Jan. 1 and will expire April 30, 1946. The civilian sugar allocation for the first quarter of 1946 is not sufficient to permit increasing rations.
80 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 19, 1935
•Reynolds Robertson sold his interest in the Grangeville Auto Freight to Virgil Seubert of Cottonwood. Robertson and Virgil Hoene organized the auto freight line about two months ago between Grangeville and Lewiston.
90 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 24, 1925
•Mrs. Wm. Burrows fell while helping to decorate the Christmas tree at the Federated church and broke her right collar bone.
100 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 23, 1915
•From reports of hunters from all sections of the county it would seem that deer are on the increase. The closed season on deer should further increase them next year. Another thing that pleases the sportsman of this section is the increase of beaver.
110 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 21, 1905
•Ling, a pioneer Chinaman of this place, has been for some time afflicted with a severe breaking out on his face and recently a rumor was circulated that he had leprosy. The unfortunate heathen was ordered taken. They found nothing infectious or contagious and he was released but the stigma of the rumor will probably cling to him so it will be hard for him to find employment.
120 YEARS AGO
DECEMBER 20, 1895
•CHICAGO – W.H. “Coin” Harvey has launched a new political party to be known as the Patriots of America. Its especial mission is to advance the cause of free silver.