10 Years Ago — 2009
Game won on fumble recovery
Senior linebacker Zach Miller recovered a fumble in the end zone with 5:05 remaining, and Priest River ground out a 7-6 win over St. Maries in Intermountain League play.
“It was probably the sloppiest game I have ever been associated with,” said Spartan coach Jared Hughes.
“Seventeen fumbles between the two teams pretty much says it all.”
20 Years Ago — 1999
Accident causes lights to blink
Log truck driver David T. Burton of Spirit Lake hit a power pole at the IFI mill early Thursday morning, causing the lights to blink in Priest River and putting the power out on the south side of the river to Oldtown for a short time.
The power company replaced the pole and GTE also had to replace a piece of its equipment that had been crushed.
30 Years Ago — 1989
City trying for grants
Monday night at a public hearing, Priest River Mayor White Brower said things were looking “pretty good” for the grant being forwarded to the Idaho Department of Commerce for the $60,000 project at the Senior Citizen Center.
Priest River is also applying for a Slum and Blight grant from the state to fund 44 percent of the estimated $280,000 cost to rebuild the downtown streets.
40 Years Ago — 1979
Three arrested in burglary series
The arrest of three men Friday and the recovery of more than $14,000 of stolen goods may clear up a number of unsolved cases of cabin and residence burglaries, according to Bonner County Sheriff Mike Guthrie.
David G. Remsburg, 18, Samuels, Dale Remsburg, 20, Nordman, and Roger K. Barney, 19, Gold Creek Road were charged with a total of 37 felony counts for first and second degree burglary.
“We’re going to clear up a lot of cases as the result of the arrests, Guthrie predicted.
50 Years Ago — 1969
Bids let Tuesday
Apparent low bidder on the Thama Rocks and Johnson Creek highway projects east of Priest River was S. S. Mullen, Inc., or Seattle. The successful bid was $1,371,040.50.
60 Years Ago — 1959
Clinic Canvass underway
Volunteer help is urgently needed for the Kaniksu Clinic house-to-house canvass of the city and surrounding area.
Slightly less than half of the $30,000 set for construction of this much needed clinic has been raised. The final canvass will be made on Sunday, Oct. 25.
70 Years Ago — 1949
Happy Birthday, Mike
The superintendent was surprised by a party given in his honor on his birthday, Oct. 24, by Priest River High School.
A beautiful, big, 3-tier was served was served to the high school students and faculty, with pop.
Several of the teachers’ wives and families were also present. The senior class presented him with a ruby ring, the juniors and sophomore together gave him an electric razor, the freshmen a tie clasp, and the faculty a pen and pencil set.
80 Years Ago — 1939
Glad to have the kids home
Mrs. C. I. Mears and Mrs. Eldon Gregory of East River gave a wiener roast Friday evening in honor of Dorothy Kempe and Bob Edwards, Spokane high school students home for vacation.
A huge bonfire was built on the river bank where wieners and marshmallows were roasted and games played.
90 Years Ago — 1929
Scarlet Fever again
Scarlet Fever, which was quite prevalent last winter in Priest River, has broken out again. While the disease has not yet reached epidemic stage, there are too many cases being reported for the parents of school children to be at ease over the matter.
100 Years Ago — 1919
“Saving daylight” to end
The last Sunday in October will bring to an end to the “saving daylight” plan.
All clocks will be turned back one hour at 2 a.m., and this time they will stay put.