Welcome to the new year - 2014!
The Heritage Days committe will soon begin meeting to start planning for the 2014 celebration events: July 23 - 27.
After so many years of Heritage Days it becomes a bit more challenging each year to choose a unique and relevant theme for Heritage Days. If you have an idea for a 2014 theme, please let us know.
The "100 Years Ago" section which began last summer will be continued for 2014. The first edition, from January 1, 1914, has been posted below. This section will be updated weekly thru the end of July.
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HOPE TO SEE YOU IN JULY!
100 YEARS AGO
~News briefs from The Columbian of February 5, 1914~
- The new saloon closing law provides that saloons shall close between the hours of 2 and 6 in the mornings and on Sundays from 2 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. During the closed hours all screens, curtains and other obstructions must be removed to give full view of the bars from the street.
- The treasurer's monthly report shows a balance on hand, January 31, of $841.75. The clerk's office paid out during the same month $298.91. Police Magistrate Carroll listened to 20 complaints during January, convicted 20 and collected $40 in fines.
- The subject of fire protection was taken up and the committee to interview the business men and secure from them an expression of their views regarding the city purchasing a fire engine, reported that the sentiment seemed to be against such an expenditure.
- Jos. Scheinbeck and Chas. Wise, North Fork homesteaders, were in town last week on their way to the land office secure proving up notices for their claims.
- The W.C.T.U. will meet with Mrs. L. S. Bryant on next Friday afternoon at 2:30. Subject "The Enfranchisement of Woman." All are invited.
- The Hustler Mercantile Co. has just received a large shipment of winter merchandise, comprising clothing, underwear, shirts, sox, shoes, etc.
- While Walt Cheney was loading his wagon full of ice on the river last Friday, the ice broke up and started down the river. He landed his team all right, but the entire floe went out.
- In order to close out a line of jewelry quick I will make sacrifice prices for quick sales. Theo. Christensen, the jeweler.
- The Berry Ice Cream Co. started work Monday morning to put in their supply of ice. They plan to double the amount put up last year.
- The government thermometer at the James Grist residence registered 5 above zero Monday morning, the coldest point reached so far this winter.
- Parents and school children are under obligations to Carr & Elsethagen and their driver, Charles Ehrig, for taking the smaller school children home during yesterday's storm. It would have been a serious matter to allow the little folks to go home in such severe weather and the accommodation rendered by the above named gentlemen is much appreciated.
- The committee in charge of the dance to be given by the Columbia Falls Commercial club on Friday night, Feb. 13, have decided to make it a social dance instead of a mask ball as at first announced.
- The management of the Hotel Gaylord have their arrangements well in hand for the mask ball to be given in the dining room on Saturday night, Feb. 14. Several unique features will be introduced that will be in keeping with the St. Valentine anniversary and a genuine good time is assured.
- The committee in charge of the Farmers' institute received about 100 postal cards upon which was printed an invitation to farmers to attend the meetings. It was found that that number was insufficient to cover more than about one-half of the names upon the mailing list so it was decided to publish it and thus everyone who reads will consider it a personal invitation.
- Jack Wise was in town from his place on Lake Five Saturday and was busy all day extending invitations to the people of this city to attend a grand ball at his place on Saturday night, Feb. 21. The Martin boys of Coram have been engaged to furnish the music and a royal time is assured.
- H. L. Green has withdrawn from the A. L. Jordan Lumber Co., having disposed of his interest to Mr. Jordan.