This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The county tax rate will be set at 21 mills. Last year’s rate was 16 mills. One reason for raising the taxes is the large amount of road construction being done in all counties. B.F.’s tax levy will be 15 mills and School District #4 will be 11 mills. The estimated total valuation of Boundary Co. for taxable purposes is $6,595,657.

Last Tuesday, a can of 5,000 bullhead fry and a shipment of trout fry were placed in Fry Lake west of town. On Sunday, O.R. Stookey motored to Sandpoint to secure another 25,000 bullhead fry which were placed in Mirror and Fry Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Charles report having a fine crop of watermelons this year- the largest of which weighed 24#.

The people residing in the vicinity of the Bonner Tie Company near Meadow Creek have petitioned for a school. It has been arranged to transfer 8 sections of the Curley Creek District and that will give the new school 24 students. The tie company and citizens have contributed a large share of the lumber needed.

50 Years Ago

Boundary County will receive $213,540.12 as its share of a record high allocated to 4 states by the Forest Service. This payment represents fees from timber sales. Boundary County schools will receive 30% and the balance will go to the county road and bridge fund.

Alice Krueger is the manager of the new Reilly Title Company.

Safeway is having a produce sale – Italian prunes, 30 lb. box for $1.99 and green peppers for 5 cents each.

Deep Creek Motel has installed a 12’ x 28’ swimming pool for the amusement of motel guests, according to the motel owners, Mr. and Mrs. Way Davis.

15 Years Ago

Conrad Garner, BFHS Science teacher, was selected as State Teacher of the Year.

Interim sheriff candidates nearing final selection- Sheriff Voyles resigned three months before his term was completed.

Eunice Neumeyer was crowned Queen of Hearts at this year’s fair. Also crowned: Fair Royalty – King Casey Neumeyer; Queen Brittany McLeish; First Alternate Princess Amanda Farrens; and Second Alternative Princess Mary Cowin.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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