This Week in Bonners Ferry History

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100 Years Ago

Idaho may register about 60,000 men under the enlarged registration law which includes all men for age 18 to 45 years. On the first registration for men 21-31 years of age, Idaho registered 41,000. On the two registrations of 1918, Idaho registered approx. 3400 men. Idaho now has at least 15,000 men in the service. The government, by the way, has announced that all forces of the United States will now be known as the U.S. Army and names such as the National Army, National Guard, etc. will be discontinued.

There will be a baseball game on Sunday, Sept. 8th at the ball park when the B.F. High School team will cross bats with the regular team of this city. The proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus war fund. Both teams are promising to win the game. Last year the regular team won by 11-10 and the high school boys are anxious for revenge.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fewkes, who have lived in this area for 16 years, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Aug. 30 at their home on the North Side. All of their children were present. It is not often that a couple celebrates their 50th anniversary and have all members of their family present. They are both 70 years old, enjoy the best of health, and are much younger and spryer than many people in their 50’s. They were married in Wabash County, Illinois.

50 Years Ago

The Bonners Ferry Badgers will be trying to extend a winning “streak” and the Sandpoint Bulldogs will be out to stop a losing one when the teams meet in their football opener Saturday at the Fairgrounds here, with game time set at 8:00 p.m. Coaches are Dick Hollenbeck and Jim Ainsle. Badgers lost 20-0.

A delegation of persons interested in completion of the West Side road project to tie in with the new Copeland Bridge met with the county commissioners. The new project for which the money is set up would continue the road a distance of about five miles to join Boundary Creek dike road.

County’s schools open next Tuesday. Three schools have new principals including Robert Compton at the High School, Lowell Carlson at Naples, and Mrs. Mildrige Aldridge at Northside.

15 Years Ago

David Kramer, Police Chief, we hate to keep hounding you, but dog complaints, whether stray or nuisance dogs continue to be a problem. To prevent your dog from being apprehended and put in the pound where they would be behind bars until you can bail them out we ask that you make sure your animal is not in violation of the city criminal code.

Modern communication technology has made it possible for Boundary Community Hospital to better serve people in North Idaho. “In October we made the transition to new computer software system,” BCH Chief Executive Officer Craig Johnson said. “We computerized our laboratory processes, as well as our billing and other basic accounting functions.”

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