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This Week In History

| December 9, 2021 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

The Great Northern Railway Co. has given a contract to Phil Barney at the south end of Main St. for a large amount of grading work on the company right of way. A part of the hill south of the tracks will be cut down and the dirt will be hauled to the gulch between the railway and Cottage Avenue.

In securing a public health nurse, the Boundary County chapter of the American Red Cross wished the school started first, the other work to follow. As the school work is well started the chapter wishes to announce the services of Miss Carleton as community nurse are now available.

Edith, the 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Turner died early Tuesday morning of rheumatism from which she had suffered for some time and which was contracted after an attack of influenza.

50 Years Ago

Volunteer firemen battled a fire in the Samaria House on Kootenai Street, Tuesday night in near zero degree weather. The Samaria House, formerly the Samaria Hotel, a historic landmark of early Bonners Ferry, was built in 1914 and after being remodeled and reconditioned it was used as living quarters and business for owner Constance Hollenbeck.

Two Bonners Ferry 4-H club members, Denise Smith and Mike Collyer, received state 4-H awards.

Small timber purchasers are assured a competitive opportunity to buy National Forest timber under a new, cooperative policy developed by the Forest Service and the Small Business Administration.

15 Years Ago

The Inland Northwest Chapter of the Red Cross recognized the Boundary County Search and Dive Rescue Team with the 2006 “Hometown Heroes” award.

Windermere Resort Lifestyles, Payless Shoes, Les Schwab and Larson’s are partnering together to provide a special holiday season for families and children in the community who have less. More than 250 gift tags have been prepared for the Giving Trees program.

Boundary County Middle School geography students prepared letters and scrapbook thank yous for the U.S. Military service personnel in conjunction with a program called "Connect With the Troops.”

Submitted by the Boundary County Museum