Tempus Fugit: Nov. 27

A Look at the History of Idaho County

Buckskin Billy 1969


Buckskin Billy 1969

10 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 29, 2003

•COTTONWOOD – Within days, Cottonwood’s top cop, Police Chief Terry Cochran, will be on his way to points unknown as part of a military deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

•The Capitol Hill Holiday Tree did arrive in Cottonwood. High winds encountered on the prairie between Grangeville and Cottonwood caused damage to the tree’s wrap that had to be repaired near Fenn. More than 500 people filled the parking lot at Dog Bark Park.

20 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 25, 1993

•Idaho County is ahead of most of the state of Idaho in at least one area – recycling, said Barbara Green, recycling coordinator for Walco, Inc. of Grangeville.

Since January of 1993, Green said 191 tons of recyclables have been taken out of the center. “It’s amazing what we’re doing with no budget and volunteers,” Green said.

30 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 23, 1983

•Grangeville football players Jeff Lindsley and Jim DeHaas were honored at the annual Bulldog Booster awards banquet at the high school cafetorium last Monday night. Lindsley garnered the Most Valuable Player award and for the second straight season DeHaas was selected by his teammates as the Most Inspirational Player. The Bulldog football team presented Sam Lindsley with an autographed football and designated him as the “fan of the year.”

40 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 26, 1973

•The present 50-star and the original 13-star American flags are featured on the new 10-cent U.S. postage stamp which will be used for domestic first-class mail starting Jan. 5. The flags will be presented in a crossed design.

The 13-star flag is used as a salute to the bicentennial of the American Revolution in 1976.

50 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 28, 1963

•The nation, gradually recovering from a siege of shock, sadness and, at times, a sense of hopelessness will hear its new Chief Executive addressing Congress that the legislative goals of the late President John F. Kennedy will continue to be stressed.

President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into office Friday soon after President John F. Kennedy, 46, was slain by an assassin in Dallas, Texas.

60 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 26, 1953

•Grangeville Main Street still has few lights as a result of breaking the underground power cables in early October.

70 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 25, 1943

•Garrett Dean Likkel, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Likkel, won a panda at the “Funzapoppin” carnival in the IOOF Hall.

80 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 23, 1933

•Lee Kee, 88, known to his multitude of friends as “Old Sleepy” died in his home at Elk City. He came with his father to Elk City in 1862. Both were successful miners and gamblers. He will be buried in Elk City.

90 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 29, 1923

•There’s a big list of booze cases on the court calendar. More than 100 arrests have been made in central Idaho by government agents.

100 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 27, 1913

•The Kimball electric motor for the movie machine at the Bijoy theatre has arrived and Slade Taylor, operator, hasn’t cranked since. Slade says it’s almost a shame to draw a salary when all he has to do is turn the motor on and off and aim the movie machine straight.

110 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 26, 1903

•A fine box social took place at Ted Rock School for the benefit of the school.

120 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 24, 1893

•The Lewiston stage has arrived on time every night this week and we have enjoyed the luxury of getting mail before going to bed.

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