This Week In Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

J.A. Walden purchased the concrete building on Main St. adjoining the W.L. Kinnear block, from First National Bank. Mr. Walden hopes to open with his stock of men’s and boy’s furnishings. The Bldg. has been occupied by C.H. Bixler with the Bonner Bakery. The property has a 25 foot frontage on Main St. and is 120 feet deep. The purchase price was $7,500. Mr. Walden’s stock of men’s furnishings is worth around $15,000.

A telegram received this morning by County Food Administrator C.W. King from R.F. Bicknell, State Administrator contained the instructions to have all sugar bowls removed from the tables of restaurants and public eating houses. All dealers selling sugar are required to keep complete records of all sales both for ordinary use or canning. It was also ordered that the sale of all sherbets and water ices be discontinued.

Mrs. Henry Driscoll of the Commercial Hotel gets credit for having grown the first ripe tomato of the season. Mrs. Driscoll covered it every night there was a possibility of a cold snap. The growing of ripe tomatoes at so early a date is quite remarkable.

Rodney Danquist of Addie, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Danquist is now stationed at Camp Fremont in Calif. Rodney was a member of a recent Boundary Co. draft contingent.

For Sale- Indian 2 speed motor cycle in good repair with complete equipment including electric lamp and horn J.J. Kindschuh, Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

50 Years Ago

Mail will no longer be received from, or dispatched to, Great Northern trains 27 and 28 after June 30th, according to word received by Postmaster W. J. Miller. Starting July 1st the mail presently arriving at 8:56 a.m. will be received by truck at 10:45 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Stoll today announced the sale of the City Center Motel in Bonners Ferry to Mrs. Violet Lande with the new owner take over operation of the business effective July 1. Stolls are retiring after 17 years as owner of the motel.

Robert Bosworth is being promoted and transferred to a supervisory forester position in the timber management section of the Bonners Ferry Ranger District, announces Harold E. Anderson, Kaniksu Forest supervisor, Bosworth, his wife and one child will move to Bonners Ferry late this month.

15 Years Ago

The lawsuit filed by two families challenging Boundary County School Districts 2002 plant facility level that paved the way for the construction of a new high school will see its day in court. Their suit contends money raised from the February 2002 levy cannot be used to repay a long-term loan because the school district did not obtain 66 2/3 majority vote required for a public entity to incur such a debt.

When a hawk or other large bird is sick or wounded, Idaho Fish and Game often calls upon Moyie Fire Chief Ken English to care for it until the bird is able to take to the open skies again. English is a master falconer who has had “just about every kind of wild animal for a pet.” English said that treating 8 to 15 birds a year is “about average”.

Shriners provide treatment, travel expense to burn clinics and hospitals. Local Shrine members include the following: Larry Dirks, Ed Perry, Darrell Kerby, Richard Hollenbeck, Marion Davidson, Lon Woodbury, and Walt Kirby.

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