Bonner County History - Sept. 13, 2018

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


Last year, Sunnyside residents were plagued by nightly bear visits to raspberry bushes and apple trees and a small dog was killed, likely trying to defend his master’s property.

Last week, a bear began depredation among the apple trees on the Walter Campbell farm. At least one garbage can has been raided. It might be well for farmers to safeguard their pets and small pigs and keep garbage cans out of reach of prowling bears at least until this one satisfies his taste for apples and moves on.



Miss Mary Ann Butts, daughter of Mrs. Thelma Butts, returned home Aug. 14 from Honolulu, where she attended summer school at the Punahou School, established in 1841 by one of the first Hawaiian kings who converted to Christianity. She completed courses in English comprehension and writing and also learned to sail a catamaran and do Tahitian dancing.

Mary Ann had a fabulous summer and after coming home decided to finish her senior year at Sandpoint High instead of returning to Hawaii.



A total of 186 U of I women pledged the nine campus sororities at the close of rush this week. Susan Dalby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David H. Dalby, Sandpoint, pledged Gamma Phi Beta.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Sept. 13, 1918 — CITY BREVITIES

George W. York installed an Empire milking machine, the first in the county, at the Yorkview dairy. The mechanical milker has an electric motor attachment and milks two cows at once.

Beginning Monday the high school sessions will open at 8:45 mornings, for the benefit of students from the outlying districts.



A big batch of letters arrived from the boys in France. In all of them the soldiers tell of the great German retreat and are very optimistic.

First Lieutenant John A. Humbird: “You have perhaps seen what the Americans have been doing lately and our division was right in it up to the hilt right from the jump-off. I lost 49 men either killed or in hospital in a week.”

Lieutenant Wade Wailes said John Humbird had been over to Battery C on a visit. An officer rode up and he (Wailes) didn’t recognize him until he gave his identity, Lt. Humbird had grown so much thinner than when he entered service. Also that Humbird has seen a great deal of action, is a fine officer and well liked by his men.

Earl W. “Scoop” Shutz wrote to his father, “A piece of army small-talk is that General Pershing has issued a few crisp words, to wit: ‘Heaven, Hell or Hoboken by Christmas.’”

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