11:09 am September 12th, 2013

30 years ago…

Kuna Days netted $711.50 for the community hall.

Kuna schools reported a four percent increase in students in the district for a total of 1,895 students.

The annual Teacher’s Dinner was held and a salad bar, a potato bar, jello salad, cheese and meat platters, crackers, a drink and brownies were served.


50 years Ago in
The Kuna Herald
& The Melba Herald


School enrollment at the high school was expected to reach 380 students
and total for the district is expected to reach 800.

The Kuna Village council voted to allow the Kuna Pool Hall to be open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Kuna city council voted to increase the salary of the police officer from $275 per month
to $300.

The Melba-Kuna branch of the Glenns Ferry Bank was one of the top bidders for 4-H livestock at the Western Idaho Fair. They paid 47 1/2 cents per pound for a 755 pound Black Angus heifer.

They also purchased the reserve grand champion lamb for $2.10 per pound.

Little dog Casey, a pet of the Mark Jerome family, is missing after stowing away on a ride to Kuna and then forgot about when the family left.

Over 900 people were served at a 50 year anniversary of Melba during a BBQ picnic.

60 years Ago…

Ellis G. May retired as Kuna mail carrier on route 1 after 33 years of service.

Mora Grange won third place in the grange exhibits at the Western Idaho Fair.

All the children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Jerome helped them celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.

70 years Ago…

The subsidized price roll-back on meat and butter cost the government $34 million up to the first day of August.

Teachers at the high school where Lester Lewis, Supt., Miss Yvonne Robyler, Miss Louis Perkins, Miss Edna Pedket,
James Jones, keith Judd and
J.D. Montague.

At the grade school were J.B. Sheldon, principal; Mrs. M.H. Kloepfer, seventh; Mrs. Della Barnes, sixth; Marjorie Webster, fifth; Nelle young, fourth; Elizabeth Gregory, third; Pauline Jerome, second and Gertrude Bell, first.

The Red Cross was asking for feathers to fill twenty-five pillow cases to make pillows for hospital wheelchair use.

80 years Ago…

Mrs. Tallman was appointed registrar by the county

The Arrowrock Irrigators Association set the price of hay at $8 a ton. Among representatives appointed from territory covered by Arrowrock irrigation were N. Reineke, Melba, Bowmont and Glendale and B. Mathews, Kuna.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Hedberg and Iva Mae left for a month’s visit with friends and relatives in
the east.

Frank Krashka and Mr. Pickett were getting buildings ready for the opening of school.

Several residents were injured in freak accidents. Clark Berryman shot off two toes while hunting inhis home pasture; Juanita Randolph was brused and shaken when the wishbone broke on the car in which she was riding; O.R. Colson was inured in a runaway.

90 years Ago…

Stella Scoonover was assigned the third trick operator post at Orchard and Marie Harbough the third trick at Kuna.

An election to establish an Independent school district was defeated 64 to 10 and the forecast was that unless unforseen aid was secured the district would have to cut school down to seven months the next year.

Teachers hired for the term were Mrs. Jeanette Stevens, first grade; Miss Lela Morton, second; Mrs. Grae Steir, third; Mrs. Ruth Hawk, fourth; Miss Irene Whitney, fifth; Mrs. Vernon, sixth; Miss Doodhouse, seventh and Mrs. Cobbs, eighth.

Hartzell Cobbs was superintendent; Mr. Vernon, math and Latin; Mr. Cook, athletics, voice culture and math; Miss Cook, domestic science and English; Mrs. Howard, commercial department.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lauderbaugh and Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Lauderbaugh and son Sherman of Meridian spent Sunday at the Kuna Hotel, guests of the T. B. Bybees and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Wilburn and family.

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