Bonner County History - Oct. 22, 2019

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


The largest trout of the 1969 season to date was caught on Lake Pend Oreille off Bumblebee point Sunday by Van Sawyer, Sandpoint. The fish battled an hour and 50 minutes before being boated. Sawyer’s catch tipped the scale at 31 lbs., 7 oz. and 39½ inches long.



At Monday’s City Council meeting, Councilman Les Brown said he felt any major expenditure on the old Cedar street bridge would be wasteful. The bridge was blocked off after the new Bridge St. span was opened recently. Those who examined the old structure say the pilings are weak. The bridge may be left open for walkers.



William G. (Bill) Fournier, a lifetime Bonner County resident, recently became a real estate salesman for Smith Real Estate owned by broker Ed Behrens. Fournier attended NIJC and spent three years in the Army. He will represent Smith Real Estate from his office at the Strecker Agency, where he is a licensed insurance agent.



Stephen Crowell, WSU communications major, has been appointed radio announcer for WSU’s radio-television services. Stephen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Crowell, Rt. 1, Sandpoint.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Oct. 22, 1919 — CITY BREVITIES

L.G. Hornby, the new Pend d’Oreille forest supervisor, with his wife, arrived in the city today from Kalispell. They are househunting in a town where there are few available houses for rent.



Another camp was added to the idle fields of the timber industry Wednesday when 100 men at the A.C. White camp No. 3 at Bonners Ferry laid aside their axes, their peavies and their cant hooks, and walked out on strike. The A.C. White offices at Laclede disclaim any knowledge of the motive of the strike, stating no demand has been made and no intimation given by the woodsmen.

Some assign the motive of the general walkout throughout the Inland Empire to sympathy for the I.W.W. lumberjacks facing a Spokane court on a charge of hostility to the government.



The Delphian society had a most interesting program on social life in Egypt Monday at the home of Mrs. E.M. Brower. Those present were much interested in a piece of Egyptian pottery brought back from Egypt by a returned soldier whose mother gave it to Mrs. G.S. Helphrey. It was said to be over 1000 years old and only recently excavated. Mrs. L.D. Farmin also exhibited pictures of Egyptian life today.

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