100 Years Ago
One of the largest real estate transactions ever made in this district was announced by A. Klockmann, president and general manager of the Idaho Continental Mining Co. Mr. Klockmann and his brother Carl have purchased from C. C. Howard what is known as the Colony Ranch of 957 acres located some seven miles below Bonners Ferry on the banks of the Kootenai River. The Klockmann Bros. also own a large ranch near Porthill where they grow hay and raise cattle.
Miss May Ada Dunning, daughter of Sheriff W. F. Dunning and Roy LaRue McPherson were united in marriage last Friday evening.
Delbert Dunning and Ray Shively will leave tomorrow for Spokane where they will take examinations and apply to enlist in the Navy. Dunning is the son of Sheriff Dunning and Shively is the son of Commissioner N. L. Shively.
50 Years Ago
Bonners Ferry Badgers fought a good battle, but lost their first two games and were eliminated last Thursday night from the district A-2 basketball tournament in Coeur d’Alene.
Highways 2 and 95, in this area, are among roads which have been placed under load and speed restrictions by the State Department of Highways.
Sp. 5 Donald Thompson, son of former Bonners Ferry residents, Allen and Alma Thompson, was killed in action in Vietnam, Feb. 7. He was a Bonners Ferry High School graduate.
15 Years Ago
It was the closest levy election in more than eight years, but in the end, it was a disappointing defeat for Boundary County School District No. 101 and its supporters. My. Hall, Naples, and Evergreen voted ‘No.’
Burt Lundak received the Technology Coordinator of the Year Award for the State of Idaho. Burt has worked for the Boundary County School District since 1980. He has been teaching teachers to use technology in their classrooms.
The Bonners Ferry boys’ basketball team won its second consecutive Intermountain League Championship, beating St. Maries 55-40 in the final game of the regular season Feb. 21.
More than half a decade after a state fire inspector revealed the Boundary County Junior High needed a fire escape in order to pack more than 50 students into the gym above Fry Auditorium; Rico Industrial Supplies attached one to the building. All the money to do it came from the community.