100 Years Ago
A memorial will be built to honor the late President Teddy Roosevelt. Boundary County’s quota is $350. According to A.J. Kent, County Chairman, all donations are purely voluntary and politics is not an element but everyone should donate as your name will be recorded as giving to the greatest monument ever constructed, costing $5 million.
Thirteen year old Charles Royal Hayner was injured on Wednesday at the Cow Creek School while scuffling with a playmate. He was struck in the right temple and seemed to be getting along nicely but went unconscious that night. Drs. Fry and Faucett were summoned but were unable to save the young life.
Ward Duvall was bitten by a stray kitten that he was trying to save from a dog. The injury soon became infected and extremely painful. Mr. Duvall has had 2 operations and seems to be getting better. This is a striking example against the practice of taking a litter of kittens to town and turning them loose to become pests.
50 Years Ago
Warren Bauman’s two trailer house units were destroyed by fire. The renters of the trailers lost all of their possessions in the fire.
It’s Homecoming for Bonners Ferry High School students, parents, alumni, and friends this week; a full program of special events are planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelson Sr. celebrated their 69th Anniversary at a party in their honor on Sunday.
Enough hops were grown in the county to be able to make a shipment to Coors Brewery. The Tetenanger variety yielded 5.3 bales per acre. The Halentaner variety produced 7 bales per acre.
15 Years Ago
Dave Winn can count five Eagle Scouts in his family now. His youngest son, William, received the highest honor Boy Scouts bestow — one that only 2 percent of Scouts achieve — rounding out a family tradition.
Downtown Merchant’s Improvement Contest organizer Kay Burdick presented Quality Farm and Garden owner Kevin Becker with a first prize check for $2500.
Boys and girls cross country teams win in Moscow. Timberlake football team beats the Badgers.
The musical talents of a former BFHS student, Rosie Samter, will be featured in a special performance of “Quilters” – an ensemble musical about women in the old west at the Sandpoint Panida Theatre. The musical has a lot of fiddle music in it and Rosie is an excellent fiddle player.
— Submitted by the Boundary County Museum