This Day in Bonners Ferry History

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100 Year

A deal was closed yesterday morning whereby D.C. McColl, for many years the proprietor of the general merchandise store at Moravia and the postmaster of the Moravia post office, sold his general merchandise stock, his store building and four lots in the Moravia town site to Charles Benbom the consideration being $4,500. Mr. Benbom took immediate possession and is now conducting the Moravia store.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bottum and Mr. and Mr. R.H. McCoy motored Sunday to Troy and back. On the way home a full-grown deer ran ahead of the auto for fully two miles. The animal kept in the glare of the headlights, regulating its speed with that of the car. It could have easily been run down. Finally Mr. McCoy had to stop the car in order to get by the animal.

The case of A.J Kent against the great Northern Railway Company, in which the plaintiff asked for $450 damages for dirt which had been taken from his land, was heard by a jury in Probate Judge Henderson’s court Friday, the jury returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and awarding him $160 damages. A. J. Kent says the joke is on him this time as the Great Northern Railway Company offered to settle with him for $250 before the trail.

50 Year

Gary Lyle Halverson, 18, lifelong Bonners Ferry resident, died last Thursday night of injuries suffered in a one-car accident five miles north of Sandpoint on Highway 95.

Two Families who recently came here from Walla Walla, Wash., are the new owners and operators of the Three-Mile café, north of Bonners Ferry. The two couples, who purchased the café from Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gowan, are Emery and Nadine Jackson and Earl and Barbara Richards. The Jacksons have four children and Mrs. and Mrs. Richards have nine children.

Three elk kills in the county were reported earlier, and a late report received indicates that four more hunters bagged their elk in the county last week. The new reports bring the total reported number of elk kills in Boundary County this year to eight. Elk season in the county closed last Sunday.

15 Year

A Canadian semi-truck hauling 180 pigs that lost control navigating a corner on U.S. Highway 95 in front of the Kootenai River Inn toppled onto two cars Monday Afternoon. Three Bonners Ferry teenagers and an adult, who were in one of the vehicles, were taken to Boundary Community Hospital for minor injuries where they were treated and released. The driver of the tractor-trailer, was not injured and was arrested for reckless driving. ISP said close to 15 pigs had to be destroyed following the accident.

The strong support of Bonner County voters gave Steve Verby the edge he needed to beat Jack Douglas in the race for District 1 judge Nov. 5. Verby, a Sandpoint resident, received 23,586 votes (51 percent) to 22,734 (49 percent) for Douglas, a Coeur d’Alene resident. Bonner County went heavily in Verby’s favor, with 6,640 votes to 3,099 for Douglas.

Six local juveniles were charged last week in two separate poaching incidents. The investigation by Conservation Officer Greg Johnson led to charges being filed against the three local area juveniles for trespassing on private property to hunt and for taking turkeys in closed season. During the investigation Johnson also found evidence indicating that two of the suspects had been involved in the spotlight shooting of a deer and both were charged in that violation. In a separate and unrelated incident, three different male juveniles were apprehended in the Curley Creek area for allegedly spotlighting a 5-point whitetail buck.

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