10 YEARS AGO
APRIL 19, 2006
•Misty Dawn Taylor, former resident of Harpster, has spent the past year employed by Walt Disney, performing and greeting passengers on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic Cruise Lines.
•GRANGEVILLE – Cash and Carry/Idaho County Free Press Easter coloring contest first-place winners were 6 to 12 category, Chantel Key of Grangeville, and 5 and younger, Sophie Brouse of Clarkston, Wash.
20 YEARS AGO
APRIL 23, 1996
•City Police Chief Bob Wilbanks said letters of warning have been going out to residents with junk in their yards or driveways telling residents to get rid of it and clean it up.
30 YEARS AGO
APRIL 23, 1986
•GRANGEVILLE – Judy Lytle, 16, the daughter of Floyd and Carolyn Lytle, has been accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Idaho Co-ed Pageant.
40 YEARS AGO
APRIL 16, 1976
•GRANGEVILLE – Alexander-Freidenrich Co. was gutted by flames Monday night. The fire left the future of the store up in the air for the moment, according to Jack Marek, manager.
•Father and son combination, Jerry Walker and Bruce Walker exchanged the Jaycee gavel Jerry gave the organization 25 years ago. Bruce is now president of the club.
50 YEARS AGO
APRIL 21, 1966
•Some disgruntled area citizen neatly pared a large purple-tinted turnip and printed on the vegetable in blue ink, “You can’t get blood out of a turnip” and addressed it to the director of Internal Revenue Service, Boise, and put it in the post office. Twenty-seven cents postage was printed on the turnip and a tag was attached marked “Perishable.”
60 YEARS AGO
APRIL 19, 1956
•Ben Madden, 17, Grangeville High School junior, shot 50 straight targets in the Lewiston Gun Club ATA-registered shoot. Madden also broke 98 from 100 at 16 yards.
70 YEARS AGO
APRIL 18, 1946
•Since the deplorable condition of the Idaho County courthouse has been called to the attention of the citizens, the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce has appointed a committee to help promote passing a special levy for construction of the new building.
80 YEARS AGO
APRIL 23, 1936
•Idaho County received $963.23 apportionment of the revenue of sales of liquor sold in the county the past month. Grangeville received $236.50; Cottonwood, $90.24; Kooskia, $71.46; Stites, $48.34; and Ferdinand, $34.07. The county’s share was $48.62.
90 YEARS AGO
APRIL 22, 1926
•C.T. Hodson, Cottonwood farmer, announces he will be a candidate for sheriff of Idaho County. He is the first candidate for a county office to make a statement.
100 YEARS AGO
APRIL 20, 1916
•Forest Ranger Tom Crossley is in Grangeville from his Castle Creek Ranger Station, being the usual monthly trip for that government pay check, mail, supplies and the like.
•John Wasem purchased a Willys-Knight Overland from Chester Thompson. This is one of the first cars of this kind on the prairie.
110 YEARS AGO
APRIL 19, 1906
•Forty-eight Italians shipped out direct from St. Paul to work on the Culdesac-Grangeville section of the coming railroad.
•John Coram, James Woodward and J.F. McLean have been appointed by Judge Steele to apprise land involved in the condemnation proceedings of the Norther Pacific for right-of-way in the Ferdinand vicinity.
120 YEARS AGO
APRIL 17, 1896
•Eugene Burlingham and family left to open his half-way house at the head of White Bird on the Florence Road.
•Ssgt. Lamb’s old gray mare which used to pack freight for the Indian wars, surprised the owner by giving birth to a colt for the first time in her 27 years of life.