From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
March 13, 1968 — PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Hammack received a letter of congratulations in the Inland Empire baby contest and were summoned to Spokane with son Jack, so he could appear for personal judging. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hansen.
CATCHING LARGE PERCH AT SUNNYSIDE
Fannan’s Sunnyside Resort reports that fishermen are catching large perch in the vicinity of the resort. Some of the perch have weighed around 1 lb., according to Mrs. Fred Fannan.
MEDICARE CLAIMS HANDLED SIMPLY
When medicare began on July 1, 1966, there were two ways for people to get their doctor bills paid under the program. The first called for the doctor’s agreeing to claim an 80 percent payment direct from medicare, by filling out a simple one-page form. The other required the beneficiary to pay the bill and then apply for the medicare payment. During the first year and a half of medicare, about half the claims for doctor bills were put in directly by doctors.
Congress has now eliminated the need for the beneficiary to pay the bill first, in cases where the doctor does not make the claim himself. As of Jan. 1, 1968, the beneficiary needs only an itemized bill — not an itemized, receipted bill.
100 Years Ago
Northern Idaho News
March 13, 1918 — LOCAL BRIEFS
The “White Pine,” a publication of the Sandpoint high school appeared on the streets Friday. Boasting twenty pages, it is above the average school or college paper in the northwest. Another issue will be printed before the school term ends.
JUNIOR RED CROSS STATEMENT
Secretary Crane gave a statement of the $195.50 collection made in the recent Red Cross drive among county school children. Among the items listed is 50c from Carl Neuman of this city who made the money with a picture show at his home this winter, admission to which was 1c.
COUNTY FARMERS TO MEET SATURDAY
The first annual meeting of the Bonner county farm bureau will be held in Sandpoint March 16.
BONDS FIXED AT $2,500.00
It took U.S. Commissioner Weil 20 seconds to give a decision in the case of J. Moes, who must now stand trial in federal court at Coeur d’Alene. Moes, who ranches near Newport, was charged with making seditious utterances. His neighbors testified at his hearing that they heard him make such remarks as the “Red Cross is nothing but a fake;” “the president is no different from the Kaiser;” “wait until Uncle Sam’s soldiers get up against the Germans” and “America never fought a real war and though she had taken up arms before, she always hollered for help.”
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