Kaniksu Mill buys Granite

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| May 20, 2020 1:00 AM

20 Years Ago — 2000

Cash, Booth take first at state

Doug Cash, a junior who has dominated in the shotput and discus this season, achieved the top medal for his 54 feet 8 ½-inch throw of the shot at the state track meet, and also got a fifth in the discus. Sophomore Melissa Booth won the high jump with a jump of 5-2.

30 Years Ago — 1990

Log truck ditches to avoid bus

The collision of a logging truck, driven by Ken Wines, and a Bonner County school bus, driven by Gene Murray, was avoided when Wines swerved into a ditch and rolled his fully-loaded logging truck. No injuries were sustained by either driver and the bus was not carrying students at the time.

40 Years Ago — 1980

School hit by hungry burglars

A gang of baloney bandits struck at Priest River Elementary sometime Monday night. ”They had lunch,” said custodian Jan Wear. “They must have been hungry. They broke the padlock off the freezer and took bologna, cheese, strawberries, and left-over ravioli. They used one of the cafeteria trays to eat off of, and they were neat, she said.

50 Years Ago — 1970

Dam spares man

Edward Krels, 18, of Spokane went through Albeni Falls Dam Saturday and lived to tell the tale, probably because he was wearing a life jacket. His 10-foot hydroplane was wrecked.

60 Years Ago — 1960

Former principal succumbs

Funeral services were held in Sandpoint May 14 for James Lyle Thompson, 45, former principal of Priest River High School. Mr. Thompson had been principal of the Sagle school before coming to Priest River last September. He was forced to resign from his position in the local school because of ill health and had taught in the Kootenai school since the first of the year. He died suddenly at Bonner General Hospital on May 12.

70 Years Ago — 1950

Kaniksu Mill buys the Granite

Kaniksu Forest Products, Inc., closed a deal Wednesday whereby they came in possession of the Granite Lumber Company Mill just west of Priest River. Ed Dalva, secretary, states the mill will be put into operation as soon as the plant can be put in shape. The Granite mill is completely electrified with the capacity of 25,000 feet a shift and is one of the better small mills in the country. Its reopening will furnish employment for an additional 40 or 45 men.

80 Years Ago — 1940

High school news

There’s been a hustle and a bustle around the old schoolhouse these last few days as students strive to pick up the ends of broken threads that need to be tied before the school year ends. Dusty books that have hardly been opened since the mid-year exams are now being put to use again by students cramming for their exams on May 22-23.

90 Years Ago — 1930

Warrants out against disreputable houses

Robert McFarland, prosecuting attorney, has started abatement proceedings against Mollie Hartwick for maintaining a nuisance. A criminal complaint has also been sworn out implicating other parties who have been operating in the same building. The prosecuting attorney has been cooperating with city officials to rid the town of undesirable people.

100 Years Ago — 1920

Rooting for baseball

Priest River’s baseball enthusiasts were well represented at Sandpoint Sunday. In all, a total of 20 cars made the trip to lend encouragement to the sphere artists. Among those noticed at the wheel of a car containing rooters were A.O. Kendall, Walter Binkley, Charles Murray, Irvin Severns, Lester Binkley, Paul Mears, Agnes Furst, Pete Young, Cecil Stover, Paul Rapp, Sid Ragan, Ed Dalva, Mike Maio and Vernon Stewart. The Times family started, but were delayed near Sandpoint by mechanical difficulties and did not arrive until the game was over.