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This Week In History for May 12

| May 12, 2022 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

A truly remarkable performance was given by the children of the grade schools at the Amazon Theatre Tuesday night in their presentation of the beautiful cantata, “In a Flower Garden,” under the direction of Miss Laurel Gleed.

The regular meeting of the Grandview Cemetery Association will be held at 8 o’clock at the courthouse. There are now 100 members of the association. A committee will make a report on the cost of bringing piped water to the cemetery grounds.

A large number of Bonners Ferry people are planning to attend the celebration at Leonia Saturday in honor of the completion of the inter-state bridge across the Kootenai River.

50 Years Ago

A stringing crew on Monday afternoon was working in the 98-acre hops field on the Bill Nixon Sr. North Bench farm. The county hops project, which currently employs 20 workers, will string 172 acres this spring.

Dick Evans rolled a 300 on the final night of the commercial bowling league last Thursday.

Bonners Ferry High School’s Valedictorian for the graduating class of 1972 is Tim Carlson and its Salutatorian is Shari Smith.

15 Years Ago

Trent Peterson, a 10th-grader at BFHS, received a scholarship that will pay his tuition to attend the 2007 Law Enforcement Career Camp from the Bonners Ferry Peace Officers Association on May 3.

The Lions Club sponsored 4-wheeler mud races May 5 at the fairgrounds. Those entered included Keith Johnson, Robert Winey, Jeff Urbaniak and Jimmy Brooks.

After Spokane based National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge, John Livingston, announced his decision to delay lowering the flood stage on the Kootenai River until fall, area officials and community members said it was a major blow to the residents and property owners of Boundary County.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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