Saturday, June 19, 2021

New garage being built in Priest River

by MARYLYN CORK Contributing Writer
| June 2, 2021 1:00 AM

20 Years Ago — 2001

Graduation moves outside

With Mother Nature alternately smiling and sulking, 96 graduates of Priest River Lamanna High School class of 2001 received their diplomas Saturday in the school gym, rather than outside on the on the football field as planned.

PRLHS gets new principal

District 83 superintendent Dr. Joe Malleta said he is recommending the board hire Raymond Stookey, a retired school principal from Washington state, to fill the position Ron Hopkins is vacating this month. Malleta said Stookey was the choice of a hiring committee which interviewed three applicants for the position.

30 Years Ago — 1991

P and Z needs members

The resignation of one more member of planning & Zoning leaves only Arlyn Duncan still on the commission. Les Wyle resigned last meeting, and Peggy Edwards resigned because her new job requires her to work evenings.

40 Years Ago — 1981

Reward offered for canoe

Three persons made it to shore after their canoe capsized in Priest River. But the canoe floated away. Owner Mike Guilfoil of Spokane has offered a reward for return of the canoe.

50 Years Ago — 1971

Brower is valedictorian

Commencement exercises for the class of ‘71 will see 52 students receiving diplomas. Steven Kent Brower is valedictorian and Marcia Lee Elkins, salutatorian.

60 Years ago — 1961

New antibiotic spray used

Dave Bruno of Nordman and Earl Fiedler of Priest River loaded the helicopter used by Blister Rust Control to spray 2,000 acres in the Priest Lake area with a new aerial antibiotic spray. This is the first use of the spray on large forest areas.

70 Years Ago — 1951

She’s the cook

Mrs. Ted Golden moved to the Pelke Blister Ruse Camp last week. She will cook for the crew this summer.

80 Years Ago — 1941

Work on school progressing

The first pouring of the fire walls on the high school gymnasium started. John Krizenesky, foreman, said he expected for it to take about two days. After the pouring is completed, the roof will be sheathed and bleachers will also be installed

90 Years Ago — 1931

Too many dairymen?

WANTED: One more family to move into Priest River so the dairymen will each have one customer.

100 Years Ago — 1921

New garage to be built

Contractor P. J. Young is building a new, modern garage on the corner of High and Cedar streets, which will be ready for occupancy in August.