This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

D.C. McDonald, President of the Boundary Co. Red Cross Chapter, states that a dance will be this evening in honor of Armistice Day. The program will start at 8 p.m. and is free to everyone.

Today the service men of the county had a meeting in the K.P. Hall for the purpose of perfecting plans for an organization of the American Legion. A request for a charter for the local organization has been sent to headquarters.

Mrs. A.B. Ashby died Thursday after contracting meningitis resulting from the Spanish Influenza contracted on Oct. 26th. She was 42 years old and leaves her husband and 4 children. Her funeral was Sunday.

C.B. Van Alstine, owner of one of the largest ranches in the Kootenai Valley, has decided to quit the dairy business and to devote his time to raising cattle for the beef market. There will be a public auction at his ranch next Wed. starting at 10:30 a.m. Free lunch will be served.

50 Years Ago

The City of Bonners Ferry will seek damages exceeding $1 million if courts allow the state to abandon the bypass project.

D and D Service, owned by Roy Day, has sold its interest in the local Texaco bulk plant to James Godwin. Mr. Day will continue to operate the fertilizer business. Godwin has operated Jim’s Texaco in the downtown area for 1˝ years.

The Badgers closed out the football season with a huge win over St. Maries, 38-6.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Coble, from Lewiston, were here Friday to visit her mother, Amelia Strohl. Mrs. Strohl plans to winter in Lewiston.

Ott Neumayer, 73, shot a large elk in the Katka area on the opening day of hunting season.

15 Years Ago

The Kootenai Valley Ducks Unlimited Banquet attendance on Nov. 5 was one of the highest ever.

The proceeds from a Westside timber sale will help complete the purchase of two pieces of property adjacent to the Boundary County Courthouse.

As the holiday break approaches, teachers and staff at Boundary County Junior High and Bonners Ferry High School are eagerly anticipating the move into their new facilities.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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