Tuesday, August 03, 2021

This week in history - April 1, 2021

| April 1, 2021 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

Interest in plans for a baseball team was revived this week when it was announced that Boundary County Fair Association had purchased the S.D. Taylor plot of ground and would use part of the ground for a baseball diamond.

A permanent organization to be known as the Boundary County Stock Growers Association was effected at a meeting held at the courthouse. The president will be E.R. Spiraling.

Sheriff Sherman Brown announced late yesterday that no progress has been made in finding the Union Pacific Railway D6C Caterpillar stolen near Naples in early March.

The snow course report for Smith Creek shows 162.9 inches of snow with 64.0 inches of water. This is the highest snow depth and water content that has been recorded on the snow course during the period of U.S.F.S. records, which date back to 1946.

Al “Babe” Rogers, local independent auto dealer here until yesterday, has accepted managership of Gamblin Chrysler-Plymouth, Nampa, according to word received today.

15 Years Ago

The auctioneer’s gavel will close the final chapter on lumber operations at the Bonners Ferry Sawmill as all the equipment inside the mill will be sold at auction April 14, Riley Creek owner Marc Brinkmeyer announced Friday.

Racing fever sizzled March 18 as Awana clubbers once again took time out from reciting Bible verses, playing games, and listening to council-time stories in order to compete with their hand-crafted pinewood creations.

Adam Hall wins NHSCA National Championship at Pennsylvania tournament. The BFHS senior went 6-0, and was named the “Outstanding Wrestler” of the tournament.

Submitted by the Boundary County Museum