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This Week In History for May 19, 2022

| May 19, 2022 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

Work started this morning on the driving of the pilings for the new high school of Independent School District No. 4. As soon as the piling is driven, the concrete foundation will be started.

A class of 18 will graduate from Bonners Ferry High School this year.

H.C. Nelson has taken a lease on the Queen Mine. Mr. Nelson has a crew of men at work building an automobile road from Addie to the mine and will have it completed by June 1.

50 Years Ago

The newly elected FFA officers of BFHS were installed Saturday. The officers are Spike Maas, Jerry Tinkess, Jack McCalmant, Neil Dinning, Allen Fessler, Mark Marcy, Leland Erickson and Floyd Eby.

Four BFHS scholars will appear in the semi-final tournament round of KHQ High School Bowl. Local contestants are Mark Beatty, Mike Collyer, Betsy Douglas and Chris Schauble.

Flood Coordinator Dayton Douglas said Tuesday the Corps of Engineers has assured him they are not concerned about flooding possibilities here this year — "Libby Dam will hold the water."

15 Years Ago

Two donated homes went up in flames incrementally April 28, giving Boundary County volunteer firefighters the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills of combating the deadly hazard of house fires.

The first Saturday in June is always busy in Bonners Ferry. Every year, the activities start with a classic car show on downtown Main Street, followed by Lawnmower Races at the Fairgrounds.

Four Junior Class students at BFHS have been chosen to attend the American Legion Boys and Girls State. The students chosen are: Zach Callister, Lex Becker, Alana Cooper and Samantha Wells.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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