Bonner County History - May 16, 2019

Print Article

From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

May 16, 1969 — HOSPITAL BALLOT

Creation of a hospital district for the eastern part of the county will be balloted Tuesday, May 20, by qualified voters of the district. Election hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places will be at Colburn, Northside, Washington, Kootenai, Sagle, Laclede, Southside and Granite Schools, Clark Fork, Hope, and Sandpoint City Halls, Mt. View Community Club and Edgemere Grange.



The younger generation walked away with most of the large prizes at the conclusion of Kamloops and Kokanee Week. Leading the pack of money winners was Dennis Lambert, 15, of Sandpoint, who boated the largest Kamloops rainbow trout caught by a male over 14. His 31 lb. Kamloops netted him $100 in K&K Cash and his winning fish was mounted free by Jim Thompson of United Artists Taxidermy, Spokane, Wash.

Young Nancy Overholser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Overholser Jr. of Spokane, won first place in the fish registration sweepstakes and went home with $100 in K&K Cash.

Kim Lewis, Sandpoint, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lewis, cornered the prize for the largest game fish caught by a boy or girl under 14. She boated a 14 lb., 5 oz. Kamloops and won a complete spinning outfit consisting of rod, reel, line, tackle box and assorted lures.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

May 16, 1919 — ALGOMA NEWS

Slater Kalb is still helping his father with fencing and putting in crops. George has gone back to Bottle Bay to help his brother, Harry.

There were 33 present at Sunday school, 17 at the Endeavor on Sunday evening. At the close of Sunday school, recitations were given for Mother’s day or Parents’ day, as it is now called.

Fruit of all kinds looks much more promising than a year ago, if Jack Frost only stays away.



Negotiations were completed by D. Fisher for purchasing the Gillette property, 115-119 N. First. The property is at present occupied by the City market, and the auto school extends through to Second, where it is now occupied by Mr. Fisher in his secondhand store and junk warerooms. Mr. Fisher’s intention is to make use of the auto shop rooms himself, and later, if business conditions warrant, he may erect a new building on the site.



Mr. LaFrenz at the experiment farm has had no report of damage done in this vicinity from the cold snap Monday and Tuesday. Apple blossoms were not advanced enough to be hurt. Pears may have been slightly hurt and cherries, which were in full bloom, were touched to some extent, but the blooms were so heavy, the frost did nothing more than to thin them out.

For more information, visit the museum online at

Print Article

Read More Columns

Even when you have nothing, you can still give

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee I heard a story recently from the woman who was there. It’s a good story. It took place in Africa where this woman, Mary, worked for over 50 years. In Senegal there was a young mother with a life-...


Read More

High waters send area residents rowing

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Editor’s note: Marylyn Cork is on vacation. In the meantime, enjoy this previous column of the community’s rich history. Compiled by MARYLYN CORK 103 Years Ago — 1916 Row, row, row your boat...


Read More

Assessing the area’s healthcare needs

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Close your eyes and envisage the building on the corner of Alder and Third Avenue. What comes to mind? The hospital, of course. And, when you think about the hospital, what do you think about? Gettin...


Read More

Why are you waiting to begin your fitness journey?

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Why wait? Seriously, are you really happy with the reflection you see when you look in the mirror? Have you blamed everybody and everything for your current condition — except for your self? Let m...


Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy