This Week in Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

County Food Administrator, C.W. King, returned from Boise with new regulations about wheat. Since Boundary Co. did not raise a large quantity of wheat and by reason of the lack of other feeds, all wheat may be sold for feeding purposes. The dealer may not charge more than $3.00 per ton profit. The wholesale price of an unwrapped 16 oz. of bread was set at 9 cents, an extra charge of a ½ cent per loaf is allowed for wrapped bread.

On account of the spreading of Spanish influenza, Mr. S.E. Henry, Chairman of the Board of The Village Trustees has said that all places of public assemblages and amusement will be closed effective Oct. 10. The Amazon Theater is closed, no church services are held and the pool halls are closed except for the sale of tobacco and candy. The public schools will also be closed. Dr. Fry reported there are possibly 50 cases of influenza in a mild form in the county.

The teacher’s institute of the 5 northern counties in Idaho will be in Coeur d’Alene the week beginning Dec. 30. It was decided that the conference for the fall of 1919 would be held in Sandpoint.

New food regulations issued for public eating places. No serving of bread that does not contain at least 20% wheat flour substitute and no more than 2 ounces to a patron at one meal. No bread is to be served until after the first course in on the table. Only one meat may be served to a patron at a meal. No bacon can be used as a garnish. No more than ½ oz. of butter or cheese. No sugar bowls will be on the table and a spoonful is the limit per meal and then only when asked for.

50 Years Ago

City police report that thieves broke into the Sportsman’s Club last Thursday night and stole $740 in currency. Entry was gained through a door off the basement stairway. It was also reported that there were break-ins the same evening at the former teen center and the Darigold creamery.

Mrs. Hazel Ugstad and Mrs. Dirks, North Idaho chapter treasurer and president, respectively, attended the Idaho Mental Health Association conference in Moscow, in the University of Idaho student union building, October 7-8.

Chuck White, Conservation Officer for the Idaho Fish and Game Department, reported Wednesday that the department, this week, released 500 Chinese Ringneck pheasants in the local area, so hunters will have some birds to shoot at when the season opens Saturday.

15 Years Ago

A Bonners Ferry High School teacher was one of three Idaho Science teachers named as recipients of the Micro Outstanding Science Teacher awards. Judy Wages, who has taught biology, advanced biology, chemistry, physics, life science, and earth science for the last six years at BFHS, was chosen to receive a $250 cash award, courtesy of Micro Technology Foundation.

Clyde Smith, along with his wife of 64 years, Ruth, recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by 18 of his great-grandchildren at the home of daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Pat Coffey of Post Falls. All five of Pat and Alice’s children, Doug and Sharon Smith, Earl and Connie Smith and family, and Shirley Smith and family were also in attendance to enjoy the family celebration.

“As of today, Oct. 6, 2003 will always be with me as the date we broke ground for our new high school,” said Boundary County Commissioner Ron Smith. The new BFHS is the first major school construction project in Boundary County since the current high school was constructed in 1969.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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