This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

W.H. Heathershaw received a letter this week from Rep. A.J. Kent saying that he had applied to the Game Dept. for elk for Boundary Co. and that a carload would probably be shipped early this spring.

An official tabulation from the Chief of Staff gives the latest totals for the war; killed in action- 27,762; died of wounds- 11,396; missing in action- 14,649; prisoners- 2785; total – 56,592.

Politician-“Congratulate me, my dear, I’ve won the nomination.” Wife- “Honestly?” Politician- “Now why in thunder did you bring up that point for?”

A number of citizens met on Friday to discuss various sites and prices of a new cemetery. It is desired to secure a site where water is readily available. Anyone with knowledge of such a site is asked to contact O.R. Stookey or I.J. Causton before next Friday’s meeting.

50 Years Ago

Due primarily to heavy snow, officials kept classes closed early this week and announced Wednesday there would be no school at least till Monday.

B.F.H.S. wrestling team went to St. Maries last weekend and captured the first place and overall team trophy. Badgers who won first place: Bruce Faber, Jeff Schauble, Dave Schauble, Alan Grove, Roland Hall, Lonnie Gentry, Rick Riekena, Bruce Whittaker, and L.D. Huggins.

Penneys is having a sale this week on men’s western denim jeans priced at 2 pair for $5.

15 Years Ago

Sandy Ashworth has been appointed by the U.S. Senate as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Libraries and Information Science. As Boundary County Librarian, she also has helped the library achieve the highest honor as a library in the United States.

After a quarter century as business manager for Boundary County School District #101, Sharon Smith will retire at the end of the month.

Two helicopter crews have been helping the B.F. Ranger District salvage trees that were damaged and killed in the Myrtle Creek fire last summer. Helicopter logging methods were chosen because the risk of damage to the community watershed is much lower than with logging trucks on the ground.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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