Bonner County History - March 11, 2018

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

March 11, 1968 — KITE-FLYING SEASON

See-Through Plastic Kites, 10c, 15c & 29c. Two-Stick Style, Choice of Many Characters. In the air, clear plastic disappears, colorful figure seems to fly alone. Ben Franklin, Sandpoint. Open Fridays ‘Till 8:00 P.M.



Mike Brown, 1964 SHS graduate, left last week for Hollywood, Fla., to report March 15 to the New York Yankees’ minor league baseball camp.

About to begin his third year of professional baseball, Brown is contracted to the Yankees’ class AA Binghamton, N.Y. club in the Eastern League. Last season the young pitcher split his time between two class A teams, putting together a 6-2 record and a 2.5 earned run average.



In this day of specialization aimed at fitting a student for higher education, one department of Sandpoint Senior High has grown in popularity the past year. It isn’t a college prep course at all.

The present shop building, now in its second year, has enough equipment to enable offering vocational agriculture, regular mechanical shop, welding and automotive mechanics. From 25 students last year, classes have grown to 100 boys this year. Teachers state that the long range effect of the modern department will be felt as more boys take up shop studies.

100 Years Ago

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An electric heater has been invented by means of which the water in a bath after it has been filled can be raised to any desired temperature.



Attorney General Walters wrote across the face of a communication from the governor in regard to his authority to suspend the fish and game laws for the purpose of allowing seining of the rivers for fish: “There is no authority by which you can suspend the law.”

If seining is done, the attorney general holds, it must be done under the direction of the fish and game department, as the law permits such action.



Miss Jessie Hoover, state home economics director, appointed an executive committee for Bonner county: Mrs. George York, chairman; Charles Henry, county food administrator; Miss Davis of Moscow, home demonstration agent; Mrs. E.H. Aaron, high school domestic science teacher; Andrew Christenson, county agent.

They will help to develop the food conservation work in the county by keeping every one informed of program changes and orders of the Idaho food administrator, by practical demonstrations of war time recipes and by informal discussions of problems confronting women at this time.

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