This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The County Commissioners took up road district matters and decided something should be done at once towards housing road equipment. Architect Frank Clapp was ordered to draw plans for a machinery shed with dimensions of 24 x 30. This shed will be constructed on county property in the rear of the courthouse.

B.F. High School will play the 1st game of the season on Jan.31 against a team from Newport, Wash. On Feb. 7, they will play Sandpoint.

A recent audit of the county books showed that J.B. Brody had not paid city taxes on his drug store in 1915 and 1916 due to an error by the County Assessor. Mr. Brody, upon taking office as County Auditor and Clerk, immediately turned over to the County Treasurer the amount of taxes which should have been collected under the old administration.

John Wicksberg, an employee of Spokane International Railroad, who was arrested several months ago, was released by U.S. District Judge Dietrich. Wicks berg’s arrest came about through remarks passed when he was asked to buy Liberty Bonds.

50 Years Ago

William H. Chubb has assumed the role of publisher of the B.F. Herald. He succeeds his father, Wm. A. Chubb, who has been publisher for the past 24 years.

Fire destroyed the Paradise Valley barn of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Robinson on Wednesday. Also destroyed was a ton of barley and at least 10 tons of hay. Mr. Robinson states that some good neighbors are taking care of and providing feed for his 17 head of cattle and 3 horses.

Safeway is having a sale on fruit this week – pineapples are 29 cents, oranges are 10 for $1, and grapes are 23 cents a pound.

15 Years Ago

Efforts to build a new environmentally friendly power plant in Bonners Ferry hit a minor setback Jan. 13. Local entrepreneurs, Sam and Denise Fodge, have been working to start a new bio-mass co-generation plant that will create electricity from waste wood products.

Boundary County Clerk, Diane Cartwright, tendered her resignation, effective March 8 to the Board of County Commissioners last Wednesday to accept a position as Clerk/treasurer for School District #101.

Festival of Trees was a wonderful success, thanks to all of the wonderful people who supported this year’s event by helping to raise $44,900. A check was given to the Fry Healthcare Foundation at their monthly meeting on Jan. 13.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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