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100 Year

Beginning Jan. 1, 1918, the subscription price of the Bonners Ferry Herald will be changed from $1.50 to $2 per year. Subscribers of the Herald are urged to look up their receipts at once and pay their subscriptions a year in advance before the first of the year, for by so doing they will save 50 cents.

Manager Frank Berger of the Bonner Water & Light Company, stated yesterday that during the past week he has been in touch with a dozen representatives of manufacturers handling water pumps in the effort to secure a pump which could be handled in Bonners Ferry with the power available from the Myrtle Creek station. With a different kind of a pump installed Mr. Berger will be able to pump water from the Kootenai river and furnish electricity for power and light at the same time.

Philadelphia — With an unprecedented demand for 1-cent pieces the coinage of the Philadelphia mint in November was the largest of any single month in its history. In the 11 months of the present year 16,288,108 more pennies were coined than during the 12 months of 1916.

See These Prices — Save 10 cents a pound and buy Dixie Squares. This is No. 1 bacon put up in one to three pound squares. Special this week $.37 per lb.; ham $.37 per lb.

Following is the honor roll of pupils in District No. 13, Cow creek, Miss Mary Hawkins, teacher. Those pupils neither tardy nor absent during the month are: Letha Rowe, Bessie Wyatt, Bryant Wyatt, Leonard Wyatt, Melba Parker, Herman Parker, Maxine Mayfield, Emma Worley, Joe Worley, James Rabdau.

50 Year

The Bonners Ferry high school wrestling team participated in its first wrestling match in the history of the school Tuesday night, against Sandpoint. Although Sandpoint won the team scoring, the Bonners team put up a good battle. Jayvees who won were Jeff Schauble, Jim Meeker, Tony Tompkins, and Steve Glen. Varsity members who won were Garth Yeates and Paul Ugstad. All the Bonners wins were won on pins.

While conducting their annual door-to-door orange sale next Wednesday evening, the Bonners Ferry JayCees will also distribute a Community Attitude Survey, a form which lists some 60 items dealing with such community matters as municipal, county and school facilities, fire and police protection, medical and welfare services, street and parking situations, recreational facilities, job opportunities, and various other aspects of community conditions. Purpose of the survey is to determine the general attitude regarding various community conditions. If response is good, plans would follow for action to be taken to correct or improve, where possible, any community problems or shortcomings indicated by a large number of people.

Seen and Heard…the “bearded one,” Warren Truesdell, now having trouble with rabbits in his pickup…

15 Year

Saying goodbye to what you’ve come to know almost as well as yourself is never easy. But after 20 years as city administrator for Bonners Ferry, Mike Woodward is stepping down. Effective Dec. 31, Woodward — who has been employed by the City of Bonners Ferry since 1975 and has overseen more than $4 million in projects — will resign. “It’s time to take care of some projects of my own I’ve been meaning to for a while.”

Two Washington state men and two Idaho residents were charged Friday, Nov. 29 with the unlawful killing and possession of a cow elk. The men involved in the incident were identified as Gary H. Hedgecock, 40, of Lake Stevens, Wash., Kyle J. Hedgecock, 34, also of Lake Stevens, Derrill Dr. Unruh, 34, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Randall D. Finley Jr. of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Gary Hedgecock was charged with killing the elk and with hunting deer without a tag. The other three men were charged with possession of a closed season elk.

Two Boundary County men were charged with hunting with the aid of artificial light after being stopped by Conservation officer Greg Johnson on the Deer Park Road. The suspects in the vehicle were identified as James D. Johnson, 25, and Brandon L. Bourland, 23, both of Bonners Ferry. Both men were charged with hunting with the aid of artificial light. Their rifles and spotlight were seized.

Thanksgiving for 320 — Chuck Quillin’s Three mile Café did it again. For the 12th year in a row, Three Mile Café served up Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to everyone and anyone who wants to eat on Thanksgiving — at no charge. This year, Quillin said he served right around 320 dinners compared to 280 last year and 340 in 2000. That’s close to 20 cooked turkeys.

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