This Week In History — June 30, 2022
100 Years Ago
A fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the I.O.O.F. building at McArthur Sunday afternoon and the contents of the building, including $2,500 stock of general merchandise. The property of Otto Nelson, and all his household furnishings, valued at about $700 were destroyed. Mr. Nelson was the postmaster at McArthur and all the post office records, receipts, etc. were destroyed in the fire.
A company of forestry department surveyors passed through the city Monday on their way to Moyie Springs from which point they will complete the survey of the proposed state highway to the Montana line.
E.L. Little sold and delivered this week a Champion Binder to Messrs. Polzin Bros. which they will use with their tractor in harvesting their oats and wheat.
50 Years Ago
Bonners Ferry Post Master Orval Fredericksen announced this week that effective July 1, the Bonners Ferry post office will become a first class post office. Fredericksen said Bonners Ferry will reach this designation by the amount of revenue it received during the fiscal year of 1971.
Boundary County Translator District officials expect to receive confirmation soon from the Federal Communication Commission on their application for an educational television station for this area.
Owners of Bargain Giant IGA Store and the Suds-Your-Duds Laundra-Mat on the South Hill recently completed construction of a new $50,000 addition to the laundry.
15 Years Ago
The Idaho Community Foundation awarded several grants totaling $12,500 on June 19 to various organizations in the area. The grants went to the South Boundary Volunteer Fire District, Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing, Boundary County Fairgrounds, Boundary County Historical Society, Inc., and Friends of Head Start.
Volunteers have been busy at Mirror Lake Golf Course, working on Hole No. 7. Old overgrown shrubbery was removed and new shrubs were planted.
Boundary County 4-H is pleased to announce that Camp Cloverbud will be held at Snow Creek Park on Thursday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum