This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The International Hotel was sold to W.W. Ferbrache for a consideration of $9000. Mr. Ferbrache- Billy- as he is known to most everyone in the county, assures that he will have a first class eating house where good food is served at the right price.

Frank Inoue bought the Casey Hotel from A.C. Moore and John T. Moore. He will take over active management of the hotel and restaurant on the 10th of Oct. He plans to remodel and every room will have new paint and paper. The property has 133 feet of frontage on Kootenai St. and is 100 feet deep.

Deputy Game Warden Heathershaw has stated that the game laws only allow a hunter to have a total of 6 birds at anytime- not 6 birds of each species- grouse, pheasant, etc.. He also states that a woman who is a resident of the State of Idaho may hunt and fish without a license.

John Wyrich, a native of Virginia, says he has achieved considerable success growing tobacco in Boundary Co. and is now ready to harvest his crop.

50 Years Ago

The National Forests have been closed due to extreme fire threat. Forest Fires continue to be a problem with 7 more reported: one near Summit Lake, one at the top of Mission Creek Hill, one at Gillion Creek, one north of Hall Mt., and 3 in the Pack River area.

The Boundary County Fair is set to start next week.

Enrollment in county schools is expected to be at least 1500 as schools are set to open.

According to Harley Sanborn, ground breaking is expected on the new golf course south of town. “If all goes as planned, play will be possible about the end of July next year, but all has not gone as planned up to this point.”

Rex Theatre is showing “Gone with the Wind.” The length of the movie is 3 hours and 42 minutes plus intermission. Special prices: Adults $2.00; Students $1.50; and Children $1.00.

15 Years Ago

School officials are hoping that the impact of summer drought, which created a severe water shortage in the Mt. Hall Elementary School well, will not keep the school closed until October as they initially thought might occur.

A Jeep burst into flames outside the library. The electrical short sparked a fire near the library. Flames were observed outside the building.

The two-time defending Boundary County Habitat for Humanity Bowl-a-thon Champions were recognized for earning the most money in pledges during the fundraising event last June. Captain Bobbie Bowen and her team: Donna Irons, Jeannie Osborn, Alice VanGundy, and Judy Stockton earned the most money for the second time.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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