A large crowd attends a picnic at City Park
20 years ago – 2001
Shannon Foote joins The Times
Shannon Foote, a longtime Priest River resident, has joined the staff of the Priest River Times as an advertising representative. She graduated from LCSC at Lewiston in 1995 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Accounting.
30 years ago – 1991
On the way to the Soviet Union
Kyle York, Eric Schaefer and Jared Trost, accompanied by their coach, John Schaefer, will join the basketball players of the Spokane AAU teams on an international tour and play basketball in the Soviet Union.
40 years ago – 1981
New store planned
The lack of a quorum for the Priest River Planning and Zoning Commission does not appear to be delaying progress on a new grocery store (Westgate, now Napa Auto Parts) proposed by Carl and Marte Cliff. “We are still working on the final plans,” Cliff said this week.
50 years ago – 1971
Naccarato joins the agency
Lee Naccarato has joined the Bob Dow agency as a real estate salesperson, agency owner George Connolly said. Originally from Priest River, Naccarato has worked in the local school system for five years.
60 years ago – 1961
PRDC receptive to donation
At the June 11 House meeting, Bill Koerner said PRDC board members were willing to donate land to the House, five acres of his property near Priest River offshore. from Autoroute 2, for the creation of a “pass through” forestry museum.
70 years ago – 1951
Clayton L. Naccarato of Priest River purchased the Priest River laundry and dry cleaners from Mrs. HH Kondo. The Kondos arrived in this county in 1933 from Rosalia, Washington, and have operated the laundry and cleaning facility for 28 years.
80 years ago – 1941
Improve the streets
Sam Montague, as the city’s street commissioner, did a good job of maintaining the streets. This week a note was made across the street from the Jones Garage. The ascent has been cut, all dirt removed. This will give the garage much better parking.
90 years ago – 1931
Library adds books
The Priest River Public Library has added several new books to its shelves. The books include: “Children of Other Lands” by Mary Entwisste, “The Motor Boys of Road and River” by Clarence Young, “Little Folks Gems” by JH Sears and Company, and many more.
100 years ago – 1921
A large crowd attends a picnic
About 50 neighbors gathered in City Park on Tuesday night for the regular picnic. The table was moaning good things, as a nearby fire, led by Reverend Lynch, roasted potatoes. About 20 were roasting sausages. Next Monday evening at 6 p.m. a number of men will gather at the park to set up additional tables and benches. Every Tuesday evening during the summer will be another of these famous meals. If you miss these picnics, you are missing a real element of community life. They are not held under the auspices of any society, church, club, or anything else. They are for everyone in Priest River.