Bonner County History — Feb. 16, 2017

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID. 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


Miss Mary Louise Thompson became the bride of 2/Lt Mike Brown at a ceremony performed by Probate Judge Frances Sleep at the Thompson home on the Wrencoe Loop at noon on Feb. 6.

The immediate families were guests at the ceremony and the dinner that followed.

Mrs. Brown is a graduate of the Sandpoint Senior High. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1966 and has been teaching at Oak Harbor, Wash.

Tibbs (sic) is also a Sandpoint Senior High graduate and attended the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. from which he graduated in 1966.

The couple will make their home at Fort Hood, Texas, where Lt. Brown is stationed.



Dale and Merle Olson of Pasco visited at the home of their uncle, Denny Shields, overnight on Wednesday. On Thursday, Mr. Shields and the two young men attended the Columbia Empire Polled Hereford show and sale.

It was Dale Olson’s first visit here since his return from nine months of duty in Vietnam.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Feb. 16, 1917 — MILLMEN BACK TO WORK

The strike at the Humbird planer was settled between the Humbird Lumber company and the striking millmen on Tuesday afternoon and by terms of the agreement the workers returned to work Wednesday morning. The company agreed to a horizontal raise in wages of 25 cents a day. With the increase in pay the millmen were willing to pay the hospital fees Humbird sought to collect.

Several meetings took place between the men and Manager John Humbird and there was a general relief over the situation when it was announced Tuesday that the differences had been amicably adjusted.



The Bonners Ferry high school basketball team closed a successful season by administering a crushing defeat to the Sandpoint high school hopefuls last Friday on the Bonners Ferry floor with a score of 40 to 10. A large crowd witnessed the game and stayed for a reception and dance.

The game was more interesting than the score would indicate. The old spirit of rivalry between the two schools was plainly indicated in both teams, the game never lagging from the first toss-up until the whistle ended the fray.



Pussywillows are plentiful and the boys have been playing marbles on the bare places on the sidewalks, the groundhog failed to see his shadow and an occasional robin appears on the scene, from all of which it is taken that spring is not far distant if not already with us.

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