This week in history - April 15, 2021
100 Years Ago
A stranger who came to Bonners Ferry about ten days ago and registered at the Riverside Hotel as John Klinger, committed suicide when he laid down on one of the passing tracks of the Great Northern Railway Co. yards with his neck resting on the rail, underneath a freight car, just before the freight train pulled out after having taken the siding for passenger train No. 43.
The dance given by members of the senior class at the I.O.O.F. hall was one of the most successful ever held in Bonners Ferry. Master Don Howe wore a sailor’s suit.
Ed Burkholder has traded an 80 acre ranch in the Moravia district, better known as the Fewekes ranch to Tom Robinson for residence property in Bonners Ferry.
50 Years Ago
A new program is starting for Boundary County children. The Jaycees have organized Special Olympics for handicapped children ages 8 to 18.
It has been a busy week for Warren Bauman, well-known insurance salesman and former dairy farmer. Now he is also a real estate salesman, operating the Bonners Ferry branch of Strout Realty, a firm of worldwide acclaim.
Three men are in custody at the Boundary County jail today, in lieu of posting $1500 bond each, after they were allegedly foiled in a hold-up attempt at Farmer’s Market. They were apprehended by members of the Sheriff’s department as they fled toward the Montana line.
15 Years Ago
A group of local teens have rolled up their sleeves and they’re ready to sweep sidewalks, wash cars, rake yards, and clean homes for pay. The teens are congregation members of the Bonners Ferry Assembly of God church, and they’re raising funds to pay for a trip to Thailand, where they will participate in a medical humanitarian mission.
The State Bureau of Facility Standards recently did an unannounced survey of the Boundary Community Hospital, and the hospital passed easily. Additionally, the extended care facility received the highest rating possible for the third straight year.
Freda Kelley, CNA of Bonners Ferry, received an award on April 8 at the ninth annual NIAEYC Early Childhood Professional Recognition Banquet held at North Idaho College.
Submitted by the Boundary County Museum