THE WAY IT WAS JULY 3: Anaheim Mighty Duck Sawyer and NHLers take part in charity golf tourney in ’03

NHLers Steve McCarthy and Barrett Jackman joined Kevin Sawyer for his golf tournament in 2003, which benefited minor hockey.

1908

The city lost one of its earliest pioneers when Mrs. Manly died in her 84th year. She was the mother of Joseph L.W.K.C., and Lloyd A. Manly, all of Grand Forks; Dr. S. Manly of Republic, and J.A. Manly of Chicago.

1913

A new discovery was made on the Union claim, owned by Louis Johnson and located at Gloster city, some 45 miles up the North Fork, the ore being a gold-silver composition.

1918

Gordon McMynn of Midway was presented with the Royal Humane Society’s bronze medal for bravery, having saved the lives of Misses E. and A. Kerr while swimming in the Kettle River the previous summer.

1923

Arthur Webster, operator with the West Kootenay Power Company here for over 12 years, severed his connection with the company and was to make his new home in Spokane.

1928

Francis Miller, an esteemed pioneer resident of Grand Forks, died at the age of 77. He came to Grand Forks in 1899, locating on acreage west of the city, where he operated a ranch.

1933

Miss Charlotte Acres, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Acres, formerly of Grand Forks and now of Vancouver, was to take part in the Canadian National Marathon Swim in Lake Ontario this year.

1938

Dr. C.M. Kingston of Grand Forks was elected Grand Master of the Masonic Fraternity of British Columbia and Yukon sessions of Grand Lodge held in Nelson.

1943

With the closing of the Great Northern Railway offices in Grand Forks, a historic tie with the Boundary district was severed. The company had built into the district some 40 years ago and was an important international link to the Boundary.

1948

Ez Henniger of UBC, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Henniger of Grand Forks, was one of 18 men and women athletes who traveled form Vancouver to take part in the Dominion Olympic Games trials held in Montreal.

1953

Graduation exercises were held at the auditorium for 31 students, the second largest graduating class in the school’s history.

1958

Council approval was given to the building of a service station on the corner of Winnipeg and First Street, to be erected by Carl Zak of Zak Bros. Garage; the station would cost an estimated $20,000.

1973

Grand Forks was first on the list of 25 communities being interested in establishing a Community Health Resource Centre.

1978

The Kootenay Internaitonal Senior Baseball League was pleased to announce that the Player of the Week for June 19-25 was Rick McLean of the Grand Forks Slag Dusters.

1993

Burlington Northern Railway is replacing 2,500 railroad ties in the Grand Forks area but has recently had 30 of the creosote-soaked timbers stolen.

1998

Grand Forks Rural Fire Department did not respond to a house fire at the Gilpin townsite last week because site residents do not pay taxes for living in the area. The house was completely destroyed by fire, and a 24-year-old was taken to Boundary Hospital with burns to his hands and face.

2003

It wasn’t a puck that Kevin Sawyer (our local Anaheim Mighty Duck) is shooting, but rather a golf ball. Sawyer, along with fellow hockey mates Steve McCarthy of the Chicago Blackhawks and Barret Jackman of the St. Louis Blues, participated in the first ever Kevin Sawyer Golf Tournament. The tournament was held as a fundraiser for minor hockey.

2008

At around noon on Friday, June 27 a front end loader on Interfor property caught fire. No one was injured and the flames were extinguished by city fire trucks along with the help of their ex-airport fire suppression vehicle.