This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

The county commissioners were given an 18-36 Avery Gasoline road tractor to try-out on the county roads and have practically decided to buy the machine. It is planned to trade in the county rock crusher on the tractor. The commissioners claim that the gas tractor is much cheaper to operate than the steam tractor now owned by the county.

Operations at the largest mine in Boundary Co., the Idaho Continental at Klockmann, Idaho were resumed last Thursday. Nearly 100 men have been employed in the mine and mill but could employ 10-15 more miners according to Mr. Klockmann. A large tonnage of ore, broken last fall, is ready for passage through the concentrator which has a capacity of 200 tons daily. The ore contains lead and silver.

The Copeland Auxiliary of the Red Cross society has been busy sewing and at the end of the month turned 100 garments in to the headquarters at Sandpoint. The Third Liberty Loan solicitors are exceeding beyond their expectations and find this little community full of loyal hearts ready to serve.

50 Years Ago

Lt. James Burkholder, Jr. is on leave at the home of his parents in Bonners Ferry after completion of Air Force pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He received his pilot wings. Next is gunnery and bombing school in Florida.

Eugene L. (Gene) Maggi, 62 years old Bonners Ferry Police Chief passed away at the local Hospital April 5, following an illness of several months.

Pete C. Leonard, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Leonard of Bonners Ferry recently enlisted in the Marines and is now undergoing recruit training at San Diego.

Thieves broke into Corner Garage and Service station owned by Frank Lenhart Tuesday night and stole about $60.

15 Years Ago

A survey by the State Department of Education concluded that Idaho teens feel safe in their schools and use tobacco and drugs at lower rates than the national level. The Idaho studentís report shows alcohol use is at similar levels to that of teens across the nation.

The importance of the Boundary County Library was acknowledged Tuesday evening at an award ceremony attended by representatives of the county, Kootenai Tribe, and state and national governments. A National Award for Museum and Library Service was presented to the library in October by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and First Lady Laura Bush in Washington, D.C.

Facing the growing uncertainty of how to fund public education in Boundary County could spell the closure of several elementary schools; trustees will decide Monday whether to put a third supplemental levy before the voters.

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