This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

F.A. Shultis, chairman of the Victory Loan Drive, said that after last week’s intensive drive, the county has gone $4,000 over its quota of $80,000.

It has been brought to the attention of the Commercial Club that the National Parks Highway Assoc. has seemingly discriminated against the northern route through B.F. by stating in its bulletin that the B.F. route is impassable. A.J. Kent states that the road is good and is one of the most scenic in the western states with all kinds of good camping spots and innumerable fishing streams. The worst stretch is from the Boundary- Bonner County line to Sandpoint because it has had little or no attention from Bonner Co. Commissioners for several years.

The town council has decided to call for bids for the downtown paving. Mr. Mumm stated that the local sand and gravel are first class and just right for concrete work. A.H. Featherstone, owner of Bonner Water and Light Company, was invited to consult with the town about water mains. J.A. Worley, sewer inspector, states he has removed several gunny sacks and a large quantity of wire but the pump does not work. He states that the pump is only used when the water level raises above the 18-foot level.

50 Years Ago

Seen and Heard- Helen Monger kicking up her heels with Doug Dyke at the high school dance last Saturday.

A lecture on Drugs and Narcotics was presented on Monday night by Sheriff Bob Wilcox and Deputy Sheriff Howard Scott of the Bonner Co. Sheriff’s Office.

Rooster pheasants are crowing across Idaho and conservation officers are counting the calls on established routes to learn their density. Roosters crow at dawn on an average of once every 2 minutes.

15 Years Ago

About 5,000 mud enthusiasts from all over Washington and Idaho made the pilgrimage to the first annual Moyie Mud Bog. The three day event featured timed events, a hill climb, live music, and plenty of mud for everyone.

For the first time in almost 15 years, Boundary County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, which soared to 13.3 percent in October, has plummeted to 5.6 percent.

A Boundary County man accused of shooting two people with a .357 magnum following a day of drinking is back behind bars stemming from charges of possession of marijuana and intimidating a witness.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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