This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The Interstate Utilities Company has announced plans to change the local telephone system from magneto to the more common battery system. The wiring over the entire city will have to be changed and new equipment installed in the central office. The new wiring will be done in the alleys so there will be no poles on Main St., except possibly at intersections. The work will start in about 30 days.

Henry Sawyer, 85 years old, had successful cataract surgery performed by Dr. E.E. Fry, who has done several successful surgeries in the past year.

Antone Stossar and A.J. Brown, both of Eastport, were brought in last night by Deputy Game Warden, W.H. Heathershaw and complaints were filed against them for dynamiting fish in the Moyie River.

The second shipment of some 20,000 trout fry from the Sandpoint Fish Hatchery has arrived and is being distributed to various streams around the county. Game Warden Heathershaw says it is possible to get still another supply this year.

County Assessor W.C. Reid states that all auto owners who rent their cars or carry passengers without a state chauffer’s license will be prosecuted.

50 Years Ago

Work is progressing on the new high school building.

Kootenai River Days had capacity crowds last weekend and fans packed the stadium for the rodeo. Ken MacDonald was defending his “All-Around” title and was defeated by Allen Jones of Lethbridge, Alberta. Ken was handicapped by drawing a pair of “sluggish nags” that would have been more at home in a riding resort.

Seen and heard: Darrel Kerby, Marc Chubb, and Tom Foust’s raft sinking slowly in the middle of the Kootenai.

The grain elevator has received its first load of grain from this year’s harvest.

The B.F. Herald is raising its subscription price to $5 a year or $13.95 for 3 years.

15 Years Ago

The Kootenai Grain Elevator has been declared a nuisance. The long-standing structure may be torn down.

The community mourns the loss of Harold Sims, who served as Mayor of Bonners Ferry for 25 years.

Boundary Community Hospital wins Excellence in Caring Award. The award recognizes the Extended Care Facility as one of Idaho’s best long term care facilities.

A Coeur ‘d Alene man has been found guilty of robbing Main Street Shops. A Boundary County jury found Jason Hill, 31, guilty of burglary and two counts of petit theft for robberies at the Gallery and at LaMar’s.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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