From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Sept. 12, 1969 ON THE JOB
New Bonner County Treasurer Alice Nelson is at work at her office this week after being formally administered the oath of office Monday morning.
STAFF HONORS KING, BELWOOD
The Bonner county Courthouse staff honored Billie L. King, retiring treasurer, and Nita Belwood, a clerk in the treasurers office, with a farewell coffee hour and beautiful cake on Friday.
MYSIS SHRIMP ALIVE AND WELL
A seining operation Monday captured about 200 specimens of the tiny mysis shrimp in Priest Lake, the first conclusive proof since their 1964 introduction into Priest and Pend Oreille Lakes that the mysis are growing and multiplying. Sportsmen believe the shrimp program may be the biggest thing to happen to these lakes since the advent of the Mackinaw and Kamloops.
NEW LIBRARY SCHEDULE
Fall hours for the Sandpoint Public Library are announced by Bernice Vernon, head librarian. Beginning Sept. 15, the library will be open 1 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. City Councilman Bob Kalb has joined Mrs. W.D. Lewis, chairman; Zeola David, vice chairman; Joan Jones, treasurer; and Ann Curtis on the library board of trustees. Mrs. Vernon acts as secretary.
100 Years Ago
Pend dOreille Review
Sept. 12, 1919 NATURALIZATION DAY
Tuesday was naturalization day in district court and Judge Flynn admitted the following to full citizenship upon presentation of the necessary qualifications: Erick Olblom, Robert H. Myers, Wilfred O. Bergstrom, Carl Bergstrom, Robert M. Tripp, Carl W. Carlson, Anton M. Moen, Otakar Turinsky, Julian Anderson and Lewis N. Swartz. The immigration official who was to have been here to examine soldier applications with the object of immediately admitting to citizenship aliens who were soldiers, did not show up.
COMMUNITY CATTLE SHIPMENT
The first community shipment of cattle from Bonner county to the Spokane Union stockyards was marketed yesterday when Messrs. Eugene Ralph, J.G. Nagle, Compton White, Alphonse Barbisch, E.H. Becker, J.B. Whitcomb and A. Hazelroth, all of the Clarksfork farm bureau, took in two carloads consisting of 47 head. Much interest has been shown by stock growers in the county regarding this method of handling the marketing end of the cattle business.
A list of Bonner county farmers turned out by Miss Marie Vaillancourt, stenographer for the county farm agent, shows 845 names, a notable achievement for a county as young as Bonner.
For more information, visit the museum online at bonnercountyhistory.org.