Bonner County History — April 20, 2017

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864

208-263-2344

50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

April 20, 1967 — NEW MARINA OPENS

Beaner’s Down Town Marina’s grand opening on Saturday and Sunday was attended by approximately 388 persons, or maybe more, according to Mrs. Claude Lambert.

Door prizes were awarded as follows: fishing reel, Mae Burt; radio, Mrs. Bill Neu; lantern, A. E. Bower; barbuoy, Robert Lindsay; seat cushion, Mrs. Earl Sell; life jacket, Bernie Chapman; fishing net, Boots Brown; and lawn chair, Ruby Hannigan.

Both Beaner Johnson and Mrs. Lambert expressed their appreciation for the tremendous response by the public for the marina opening.

Later on Johnson will add a large illuminated sign approximately 18 feet high on the front of the marina. This sign is in transit and expected soon.

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ALL CITY DOGS MUST BE LEASHED

City Clerk Kenneth Hackworth has announced that all dogs over six months of age that are kept within the city limits of Sandpoint must be licensed and kept tied, fenced in or on a leash. This ordinance went into effect April 15.

Dogs running loose may be impounded, in which case the owner will be subject to a fine.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

April 20, 1917 — MEET FACE TO FACE

The spring election comes on apace, with an element of interest added when it became known that Mayor Himes and Rev. MacCaughey, pastor of the Methodist church, had had a stormy session in the county attorney’s office.

According to Sheriff Remer, MacCaughey and George Ames appeared at his office yesterday seeking a warrant to search Himes’ studio. The sheriff refused to be a party to a move evidently undertaken with political motives connected with the city election. The interview was moved to the county attorney’s office, with the upshot of calling in the mayor, who avowed he was fully agreeable to a search being made. Ames then made the search of Himes’ studio but found nothing.

Of the sharp and extended colloquy between himself and MacCaughey, the mayor says, “I had an opportunity to tell Rev. MacCaughey what I thought of him. I told him he wasn’t a preacher but an agitator — that I didn’t know where he came from but that Sandpoint would be his last hailing place. He replied, ‘Well, you come to my church and see the class of people who attend and then go to your preacher-friends’ churches and see the difference.’ As evidence of his petty politics I told him I knew the bottle of booze he so dramatically exhibited recently from his pulpit was a bottle of cold tea. His man Friday, Ames, who was present, had to acknowledge it was cold tea.

“Rev. MacCaughey attended a meeting of the Ewing (for mayor) ticket which should completely assure thinking people who put two and two together, whose interests Rev. MacCaughey has been serving while posing as a public moralist.”

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