Credit: Bicentennial Museum Photo
As of Tuesday, June 23, 2015
10 YEARS AGO
JUNE 22, 2005
•BAGHDAD, Iraq – A Grangeville resident, Chris Schmaus, had a narrow escape recently involving a missile attack on his military station in Iraq. A dud missile landed in the maintenance bay, just vacated by Schmaus, where it hit just 10 feet away from the night trooper.
•Eagle Newspapers, Inc., the parent company for the Free Press and The Shopper has announced the purchase of another Idaho publication, the Moneysaver in Lewiston.
20 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1995
•For the first time, a logging protester has taken action against the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department. The protester was arrested on Monday after he locked himself to a portion of the bumper of Sheriff Deputy Steve Didier’s patrol rig.
30 YEARS AGO
JUNE 19, 1985
•Grand Marshal Jim Paul was selected the outstanding senior individual during the White Bird Days parade Saturday. Paul, 76, was born and raised in the White Bird area and has spent most of his life there. He and his late wife, Lanoma, have 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
40 YEARS AGO
JUNE 25, 1975
•The Nature Conservancy League recently agreed to purchase a section of land near the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness to return it to its natural state.
The section, referred to as the Nicholas’ Homestead, was purchased from Gene Nicols on the condition that “he move or destroy existing buildings and restore it to wilderness classification.”
50 YEARS AGO
JUNE 24, 1965
•Mrs. Weston Henry has been elected to the Board of Managers of the American Baptist Convention. She has been assigned to the Division of Latin America.
60 YEARS AGO
JUNE 23, 1955
•The temperature rose to 93 degrees Tuesday, about as high as it ever gets in Grangeville and the night stayed up to 54. The rise has been gradual since Wednesday of last week when it was 62. There have been only traces of moisture in June.
•Grangeville Kiwanis Club will spend $150 for fireworks for Border Days from funds they will raise from operation of a concession.
70 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1945
•A familiar figure in the person of civilian S.F. (Steve) Roberts is back on the streets of Grangeville and in his business establishment, the Roberts 5, 10 and 25 Cent Store, after serving two years and seven months in the Navy.
80 YEARS AGO
JUNE 20, 1935
•In order that the conduct of the Border Days celebration might be properly governed, a rodeo queen and princess will be elected during the next week. A ballot box has been placed in the Kandy Kitchen and residents of the prairie will be entitled to one vote for the election of these fair rulers.
90 YEARS AGO
JUNE 25, 1925
•Comrade O. Bentley, one of the few remaining veterans of the War of the Rebellion, will lead the Fourth of July parade in Cottonwood. Despite his years, Mr. Bentley is as spry as a cricket, and can carry Old Glory with the same enthusiasm that he manifested more than 60 years ago.
100 YEARS AGO
JUNE 24, 1915
•If you can’t laugh, don’t come. Reserve seats early for “Tangled in Texas,” a laugh comedy in three acts by the Friars Club players at the IOOF Opera House.
110 YEARS AGO
JUNE 22, 1905
•Grangeville City Council made an estimate of the probable amount of money necessary to be raised for all purposes ending the fiscal year. The total is $12,270; entire revenue received from all sources is $16,224.
120 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1895
•A meeting to discuss the question of incorporating the village of Grangeville was held at the Opera House Monday evening.