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This Week In History - Sept. 22, 2022

| September 22, 2022 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago

The Readers Club held their opening meeting and annual reception to the teachers of Bonners Ferry at the home of Mrs. George R. Gray Tuesday afternoon.

The bureau of public roads for this district, with headquarters at Missoula, Montana, will open bids on Sept. 25 for the construction of seven miles of the Moyie project on the Roosevelt highway.

Some 45,000 eastern brook fingerlings were shipped to Bonners Ferry yesterday in charge of Deputy Game Warden Heathershaw and were taken by auto truck to Ball, Dore, and Mrytle creeks.

50 Years Ago

William G. Mackey has been elected vice-president and manager of the Bonners Ferry branch of Bank of Idaho. A native of Naples, Mackey attended the University of Idaho and is a veteran of service in the United States Army.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Clark were among a number of Bonners Ferry U of I Vandal rooters that saw Steve Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Tanner, kick a short field goal in the closing minutes and send the Idaho Club over Ohio University.

Arthur Peter Zimmerman passed away Sept. 14 at the age of 81. Many knew him as an operator of the former City Meat Market. There are even some that remember, as trivial as it might sound, that he and the Zimmerman boys made the “best darn pickles” in the world when they operated the meat market.

15 Years Ago

Mitchell Pluid on Saturday night convinced his hometown he’s got what it takes. Pluid, 15, before 1,500 people finished first in both of his heat races and both main events during the fourth Arena Cross at Bonners Ferry.

Badger Head Football Coach Ed DePriest has canceled this Friday’s home game against Sandpoint. “We have 15 kids, seven of which are sophomores,” DePriest said. “I just didn’t feel that going into the Intermountain League that we had enough members to play the game.”

After Saturday’s workday, the new $200,000 addition at the fire station at Naples got a little closer to being ready for winter.

— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum

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