Bonner County History — Oct. 12, 2017

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611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


The matter of truck use of Boyer Ave. was brought to some degree of determination after lengthy debate by the city council. Basically, the solution amounts to enforcement of existing 14,000 lb. load limit for Boyer and posting the street for elimination of truck traffic between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. This means loaded trucks must stay on Fifth Ave. as far as Larch and must use Larch enroute to the industrial area. Empty trucks meet the load limits and can travel the length of Boyer days but are prohibited after 8 p.m.



Open house and dedication of the newly acquired First Baptist Church parsonage, 535 Erie, will be held Sunday, according to John A. Siemers, pastor. Following the 11 o’clock worship service, the congregation will go in a caravan to the parsonage for a dedication service. Open house will be held from 3 to 6 o’clock, with the Women’s Mission Society assisting at the affair.



Attending Tuesday’s deanery meeting of the Idaho Council of Catholic Women at Spirit Lake were Mrs. Burt Bowlden, Clark Fork; Mrs. Ralph Meredith, Mrs. John Hudon, Mrs. Sid Scribner, Mrs. Herb Offermann, Mrs. Gordon Saunders, Mrs. Fred Williams Jr., Mrs. Jack Woodland and Mrs. Everett Hofmeister Jr., all of Sandpoint.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Oct. 12, 1917 — JOYRIDERS IN SPILL

An auto party of three flusies (sic), two soldier boys and a wayward son of a prominent business man, all of Spokane and returning from Heron, Mont. late Saturday plunged off the road just this side of Trestle creek. The car rolled down the hill 30 feet before lodging against a tree, spilling and injuring all its occupants, though none seriously.



Bonner county’s apple production considerably increased shortly after midnight Sunday when a fruit special loaded with Yakima and Wenatchee apples, en route to the east, derailed at Algoma. Of a train of 43 cars, 22 from the middle of the train were thrown zigzag and piled up. This was the most expensive wreck the N.P. has had in this section for many years. The wreck scene, which was right at the “gravel pit” on level ground, was visited by many automobiles from here Sunday.



A Company A boy from Bonners Ferry writing his mother from Charlotte, N.C., says concerning a his trip across the continent: “We stopped in a little town in Kentucky and they wanted to know where we were from and we told them from Idaho and they wanted to know what part of Kentucky that was in. All I have heard since I got here is ‘Where youall from and where youall going?’ ”

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