Bonner County History - Jan. 2, 2018

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50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


The Immigration and Naturalization service estimates 9,000 aliens will report their addresses in the Helena district in January. All non-citizens, except those in diplomatic status and foreign representatives of certain international organizations are required to file. Address cards will be available at all local post offices.



Steve Ammerman, SHS junior, made just one point in Saturday’s basketball game at Wallace, but it was one of the most important points he ever made. Scored with just 11 seconds on the clock, it was the point that won the game for the Bulldogs — their first victory this season after five losses. The winning point was set up by another junior, Ralph Sletager, who stepped to the line with 35 seconds left and the score tied, and calmly canned a pair of gift tosses to put the visitors in the lead. After Ammerman’s winning free throw, the Bulldogs gave Wallace an easy shot, then took the ball out until time expired.



Pfc. Loren Albright arrived home Dec. 18, from Ft. Monmouth, N.J., to spend Christmas leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Albright. A/2C Dennis Albright, stationed at March AFB, Calif., phoned his family Tuesday, as he was unable to place the call on Christmas day.

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

Jan. 2, 1918 — NOT A SLACKER

Through a misunderstanding, the name of H. Bowenkamp, Culver’s Spur, was published in last week’s paper as a slacker. He became a member of the Red Cross last Saturday and is loyal to the work of the Red Cross. I regret the mistake, and make due apology to Mr. Bowenkamp. Signed, G.H. MARTIN, Chairman Red Cross Drive.



County Christmas Red Cross memberships will, in all probability, reach 3500. Bonner county’s allotment was 1600 but in the first week, more than the quota had been raised.



Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Shear of Morton received a letter from a Philadelphia woman, about their son, Joseph, who enlisted in Uncle Sam’s navy last summer and has since been stationed at various places in the U.S. The letter said, “On Dec. 15, forty navy boys were invited to our church for Sunday school and services. Church members took the boys home for supper. We had the pleasure of entertaining your son and his friend, Mr. Sylvester. I assure you they looked well and hearty and enjoyed the church services.

I hope and pray your son may return home after this great conflict ends, well and better equipped to take up the duties of life than ever before.”

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