This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

Ole LaSalle, one of the pioneer settlers of the Moravia district, died Saturday after having a stroke on Friday. Mr. LaSalle was born in Sweden on April 16, 1863 and came to Moravia some 28 years ago. He had not been in good health for several months.

The Red Cross quilt, which was made by the ladies of the Methodist Church and on which had been worked about a thousand names of local people, was auctioned to J.W. Reid for $15.

Marion D. Atkins and family plan to leave soon for a trip to Oregon, Washington, and possibly California. He has leased out his ranch in the Cow Creek area and will be looking for a new location. They plan to make their trip in prairie schooners which are now being fitted up.

Brody’s Drug Store is giving a free bowl and 2 goldfish to anyone purchasing $1 worth of Rexall products, including beef iron and wine, sarsaparilla tonic, and liver pills.

Two local telephone operators resigned after the Interstate Utilities Company announced changes in their schedule. Miss Rawlson and Miss Agnes Callahan have been replaced.

50 Years Ago

Mike Houck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Houck, has just finished a 2 year tour of service with the Peace Corps as a teacher in Thailand and is now assigned as curriculum design specialist in Vietnam.

Jack Sage is this year’s valedictorian with a grade point of 3.971. Debra Smith and Berton Toews are the co-salutatorians with identical grade point averages of 3.914.

15 Years Ago

Adam Hall is the second student from BFHS to be inaugurated into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Emily Eberle was crowned 2004 Junior Miss.

The Moyie Shrine Club sponsored a free screening clinic on Saturday, April 24 at the Panhandle Health Building. Seven youngsters were examined and six are being referred to the Shrine Hospital.

Six members of the Kootenai Tribal Hatchery’s staff were recognized for their success in helping to recover endangered fish species such as the White Sturgeon, Burbot, and Kokanee. They included: Ralph Bahe, Chris Lewandowski, Eric Wagner, Jack Siple, Robert Atiken, and Dennis David.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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