Bonner County History - Sept. 12, 2017

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin Sept. 12, 1967 — CHILCO MILL BURNED

The Chilco sawmill operated by Hedlund Lumber Co. of Sandpoint was a total loss Sunday as an early morning fire leveled the structure. The fire, which was discovered at 1 a.m., is believed to have been started by some kind of an electrical failure in the mill’s compressor.



Enrollment for Bonner county schools for start of the 1967-68 academic year, according to Jack Jones totals 3,657, broken down as follows:

Clark Fork Elementary, 102; Clark Fork High, 60; Colburn, 33; Farmin (old and new), 432; Hope Elementary, 88; Idaho Hill Elementary, 118; Kootenai Elementary, 120; Lincoln Elementary, 160; Priest Lake Elementary, 98; Priest River Elementary, 373; Priest River Junior High, 139; Priest River Senior High, 267; Sagle Elementary, 121; Southside Elementary, 153; Washington Elementary, 202; Sandpoint Junior High, 517; Sandpoint Senior High, 566, and Northside, 108.



Circle ‘N Swing Square Dance Club will host a street dance on the Safeway Store parking lot on Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. Bernie and Vi Hague from Coeur d’Alene will be callers.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Sept. 12, 1917 — CITY BREVITIES

H.W. Hochbaum, head of the state’s extension work, will be here the 29th to address a farmers’ meeting with the goal of organizing a county farm bureau to sustain a county agent in his work.



City schools opened with an attendance slightly larger than last year. Superintendent Henry is enthusiastic with the start-off, and notes in particular the excellent spirit apparent in the high school. Enrollment at the high school is as follows: Freshmen 73; Sophomores 35; Juniors 29; Seniors 25; Post Graduate 4.

The Farmin Building has 227 students (grades 1-8); Jefferson Building, 68 (grades 1-6); Lincoln Building, 184 (grades 1-8); Washington Building, 163 (grades 1-8); Dover School, 44 (grades 1-8); Bronx School, 11 (all grades); Great Northern, 12 (all grades); Ponderay, 20 (grades 1-5).



Selle ranchers H.B. Wilkinson and Fred Foster, in the city Tuesday, stated that the ranchers in their vicinity were taking a great deal of interest in the coming county fair. They say there will be a creditable showing of produce from their locality.



An epidemic of grippe seems prevalent in Bungalow, several being sick last week.

The Bungalow Needlecraft society, composed of little misses, met at the Eller home Thursday.

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