Bonner County History - March 1, 2018

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

March 1, 1968 – GROUSE CREEK NEWS

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Albertson on Feb. 19. He joins a brother and two sisters.

This community was well represented at the Beef-A-Rama at Community hall last Friday.

Grouse Creek Home Ec Club will meet with Dorothy Scheffelmaier as hostess, March 5.



Ray Eller is credited with loaning snowmobiles to the party which recently installed the television translator at the summit of Baldy mountain west of town, according to Sandpoint Lions members.



Mr. and Mrs. Bud Timblin, Sandpoint, announce the marriage of their daughter, Sherrill Kay, to Kermit Pierson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pierson, Spokane. The ceremony was performed Feb. 7 in the home of Judge Gordon S. Lower.



Congressman James McClure has joined 125 colleagues in introducing a bill in the House of Representatives to require France to begin immediate payment of its World War I debt. The resolution calls for 20 equal payments and provides that should France default on payments the U.S. president would be required to take steps necessary to guarantee payment.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

March 1, 1918 – VICTORY BREAD

There is no standard recipe for “victory bread,” the only requirement is that it must contain not over 80 percent wheat flour, the other 20 percent being cornmeal or corn flour, rice, potato flour, or other cereals recommended by the food administration. “Victory” pies and doughnuts containing not less than one-third non-wheat flour may be sold on wheatless days if the same recipes are used throughout the week.



Professor Rupert, who filled the vacancy left by Mr. Winzenburg, received a telegram recalling him to Nebraska. His brother, an infantry captain, was called to the colors and Mr. Rupert was needed to take his place on the farm.

Maurice O’Leary, “Pip,” a member of the high school class of ’17, and a second class seaman stationed at San Diego, California, pleasantly entertained the student assembly Tuesday with an interesting account of navy life.



The Washington Brick & Lime company is making arrangements to work a silica deposit near Freeman lake, on the Idaho side north of Newport. The silica, which is used for lining steel furnaces, will be taken to the old Washington Brick & Lime company’s yards at Albani (sic) Falls for manufacture, employing 25 to 30 men.

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