Bonner County History - Dec. 3, 2019

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From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

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


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Dec. 3, 1969 — JOB’S DAUGHTERS

Sue Doaks, Beverly Wright and Sonja Hansen were recently initiated into Job’s Daughters, Bethel No. 9, with a reception in their honor following the ceremony. On Nov. 9, 30 Jobies accompanied Honored Queen Anne Lyons to St. Agnes’ Episcopal church after which they enjoyed a breakfast at the Travlers Restaurant.



Raymond J. Delay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Delay, Careywood, is one of five Idaho young men representing the state at the national 4-H convention in Chicago. Interested in mechanics, Delay won his award trip in petroleum power. He has spent six years working on tractors. Delay, 18, is a freshman at the University of Idaho.His trip is sponsored by American Oil Foundation.



Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tibbs received word of the birth of a daughter to their son and daughter-in-law, Capt. And Mrs. Michael J. Brown, on Nov. 15, at Fort Carson, Colo. Mrs. Helen Thompson, the maternal grandmother, flew to Colorado to spend a week with the Browns.



Winners in the club’s “Prettiest Legs” contest were JoAnne Perkins, 1st, and Margee Hamilton, 2nd. Original winner Wayne Brown disqualified himself as he was a member of the Booster Club.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Dec. 3, 1919 — RUNS DOWN FORGER

By use of a railroad speeder, Chief of Police Kitchen ran down a man who attempted to pass a forged check at the Lee & Sisson pool room.

A stranger sat in a game of cards at the pool hall, won a couple games and then lost. When he sprung an $18 check on the First National Bank, bearing the signature of C.H. Smith of Sunnyside, the clerk suspected an irregularity and informed Kitchen, who found that the man was leaving town via the Spokane International. The Chief got a speeder at the depot and started in pursuit of his man, overtaking him at the S.I. bridge.



Complaint was filed by County Health Officer Wendle against Earl Sheffler, charging him with disregarding state quarantine laws when he tried to enter a dance hall at Westmond Saturday, even though he and his mother had both made statements to the effect that he had smallpox, the failure to report which constitutes a misdemeanor. He was denied access to the dance hall.



The Thanksgiving football game on the local gridiron, between the seniors and other classmen of the high school, resulted in a score of 20 to 3 in favor of the seniors.

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