From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
March 19, 1967 — MAN SURVIVES COLD
William Wylie, 82, Ponderay survived an unknown number of hours of exposure last Saturday night when he fell in his home and lay helplessly until he was found Sunday.
The Rev. George Ham, pastor of the Kootenai Community church, reported that it was his habit to look in on Wylie frequently and that right after services Sunday he went to Wylie’s home to shovel a path to the door. Rev. Ham said that he noticed that the door was open so went inside to investigate and found Wylie had fallen and was unable to get up. The ambulance was called and Wylie was taken to Bonner General Hospital where is condition is reported to be critical.
In talking about his friend of many years, Rev. Ham said that Wylie, a bachelor, has no relatives or family in America. He came to America from Scotland as a young man where he learned telegraphy. He homesteaded in Montana and worked for years as a park employee in Glacier National Park.
ROOSES TO SPEAK AT FARMIN PTA
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roos, recently returned from a three and one-half year mission for the Latter Day Saints Church in Korea, will be the guest speakers when Farmin PTA next meets.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
March 19, 1917 — RED CROSS HERE SOON
A number of Sandpoint ladies interested in the Red Cross movement have sent for blanks from the Boise chapter so that they may organize. The American Red Cross is chartered by congress. Its reports are audited by the war department and no other agency provides such a practical chance of helping humanity in times of great crises.
GOVERNMENT CENSORS LETTERS
That extra precautions are being taken by the war department preparatory to possible hostilities with foreign countries is evidenced in a letter received this week by Dr. O.F. Page from his son Ben, an ensign on the cruiser Montana. The letter is marked “Passed by the censor” and the opening sentence states, “I can’t tell you where we are, as all movements of the navy are secret.”
CHEESE FACTORY AT KOOTENAI
Some fifty farmers from the vicinity of Kootenai formed a temporary organization at the town hall in Kootenai Saturday preparatory to organizing a permanent co-operative cheese factory, to handle the milk of 200 cows within a radius of six miles of the factory. The plant will cost $2000.
LIBRARY TO HAVE 40 NEW BOOKS
The city library board, which met Saturday, voted to purchase some 40 volumes, mostly fiction. The board plans soon to purchase a set of either Kipling’s or Scott’s complete works. The library was allowed $100 for new books this year.
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