Credit: Free Press archive
An advertisement from a Nov. 1923 Idaho County Free Press.
As of Tuesday, September 15, 2015
10 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 14, 2005
•Todd Marek, CIC, Northwest Insurance Agency of Grangeville was recently re-elected to executive committeeman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Idaho, Inc., during the agents’ annual convention in Sun Valley.
20 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 13, 1995
•For most people, subjects like hypolon and meteor burst technology sound like something out of a Star Trek episode rather than day-to-day work terms.
Nonetheless, Bill Patterson uses such words almost every day, and no, Patterson isn’t some sort of Federation scientist. He is an electronic technician for the Natural Resource Conservation Service and is one of two people who is in charge of maintaining 103 snow telemetry (Snotel) sites in a four-state region.
30 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 11, 1985
•Look what the Babe sent me! Jennifer Haning, 5, of Grangeville recently received an autographed baseball and poster from Dale Murphy of the Atlanta Braves. Murphy, or “The Babe” is one of Jennifer’s favorite people. He learned of her admiration when a friend of Jennifer’s sent him a copy of the July Free Press story which told of her receiving a wish from the Wishing Star Foundation of Coeur d’Alene. The Wishing Star grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases.
40 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 17, 1975
•This week the Grangeville Post Office received a letter from the postmaster in Matengo, Ill. 60152 stating, “We thought your office or local historical society might have use for this envelope, which we came across the other day.”
The item is an envelope mailed from Grangeville, Idaho, dated March 28, 1890, to Mrs. Chattie Curtis in Nebraska and received in Nebraska April 4, 1890. The envelope will be on display in our local post office.
50 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 16, 1965
•As students in Grangeville schools began another year of study, many of them in temporary classrooms, work is being pushed on the new elementary building. We hope to have the west wing done by Christmas so that some of the grades can move into it.
60 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 15, 1955
•Milton Duran, a 24-year-old sugar cane farmer from Ibarra, Ecuador, will spend three weeks as a guest of the David Bodines as a member of the international farm youth exchange program.
70 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 13, 1945
•In the line of athletics, football is the main attraction right now. Coach Rex Engleking was on hand during registration and contacted most prospective boys for the team and 30 appeared on the field.
80 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 12, 1935
•The National Geographic Magazine is planning an expedition on the “River of No Return.” The wildly beautiful lower part of the Salmon River is one of the loneliest regions in the country.
90 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 17, 1925
•Grangeville is growing fast. Every available house is occupied. If the gold strikes on Slate Creek fulfill the expectancy of many enthusiastic persons, this city is in for a growth that will put the boom of the Buffalo Hump in the shade.
100 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 16, 1915
•Western Canada has harvested the most wonderful crop in its history; crop experts estimate this year’s wheat crop one hundred million bushels above normal.
110 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 14, 1905
•Fire, discovered in the front of the bowling alley and Lanningham’s livery barn, got beyond control this morning at 7:30 and burned out the main section of town with an estimate loss of a quarter million dollars.
120 YEARS AGO
SEPTEMBER 13, 1895
The Kamiah Indians came to town in force this week, driving fine matched teams and riding in elegant new hacks. They patronized all our merchants liberally.