1931: Largest fish caught in Christina Lake: 41-lbs.

1906: City council discussed the matter of the brewery selling beer on Sundays.

1906: City council discussed the matter of the brewery selling beer on Sundays. This was brought up shortly after a junior baseball team from Greenwood had purchased a keg of beer after a game on Sunday.

1911: J.G. Galloway was awarded the contract for repairing the Winnipeg Avenue bridge.

1916: The board of trade and other local organizations urged the government for immediate action in putting the North Fork roadway in shape for motor traffic.

1921: The acquisition of two tracts of valley ranch property, the Almond and Boundary Trust properties, total of 525 acres, was purchased by a syndicate of 26 local citizens at a cost of $80,000. It was one of the most important deals to have been negotiated in the history of the valley.

1926: Evelyn Collins of Grand Forks was the top athlete at a Kootenay track meet held in Nelson.

1931: The largest fish ever taken from Christina Lake was caught by S.H. Creech, manager of the Alpine Inn. It was a 41-lb. Kamloops trout.

1936: A rough sketch appeared in the Gazette showing plans on the improvement of city park under the direction of the city council.

1941: George Ronald was the crib champion at a tournament held here. He scored 1202 out of a possible 1210.

1946: Mrs. P. Tjebbes and Miss Mary Frances Newbauer were taking flying lessons from the local flying club.

1951: Three well-known residents of Grand Forks, Ernest Harrison 67, Frank Coryell 78, and Henry Pahoda 29, died during the previous week.

1956: Kettle River rose to the highest point since 1948 as the water mark was 13.3 feet above the usual winter level. Ruckle Addition was flooded.

1961: William Plotnikoff, who received his degree at UBC was the only person from the Boundary district to graduate this year.

1966: Mayor Ed Cooke of Greenwood has officially announced that the refurbished Supreme Court Room in the newly decorated city hall building will officially open its doors for business  on May 30.

1971: John Anderson, Stan Owen, Bill Simpson and Ken and Clarice Gregory, drove to Calgary for the B.C./Alberta Motor Cross Challenge Match.

1976: Grand Forks residents descended en masse on city park last Thursday afternoon to pick up their share of seedling trees which the city obtained from the provincial government and was making available to the public free for the asking.

1981: On Saturday, Miss Gyro, Pamela Ludba, became Miss Grand Forks for 1981.

1986: Miss Grand Forks 1986, Sandra Watts, was crowned at the Queen Pageant, Pretty In Pink at the GFSS auditorium Saturday evening. Miss Watts is a Grade 12 student at GFSS and the 18-year-old daughter of Karen and Sam Watts of Grand Forks.

1991: “Spiritual sisters” Mary Braun, 70, and Tina Jmaeff, 66, were each found guilty of mischief in connection with fires set in a Grand Forks RCMP vehicle and the detachment building last month.

1996: Ray Orsor, the city’s first librarian, cut the ceremonial cake at the libraries 50th anniversary celebration.

2001: Amanda O’Connor, a GFSS grad in 1999, was picked as one of 40 people from throughout B.C. and the Yukon to attend an upcoming Canada World Youth exchange. She will be spending approximately seven months in New Brunswick and Cuba.

2006: According to Pope & Talbot’s Grand Forks office, it could be some time before business picks up for P&T’s operation in Midway.

Ken Taylor, VP/Woodlands says that within the area, the company “certainly (feels) comfortable with the timber supply (it has) for the Grand Forks mill” and says that it will look for logs outside of the area for Midway.

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