From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Oct. 9, 1968 — WEATHERWISE
September was very wet. Precipitation for the month was 6.79 inches, 5.03 inches above normal. Three days had more than one inch of precipitation — the 1st, 14th and 15th. Warmest temperature was 80 degrees and lowest was 37.
October started off with a killing frost on the second when the mercury dipped to 24 degrees. The last frost this spring was on May 12. This was a longer season than usual. The average is from May 30 to about Sept. 12.
SP4 EDWARD BUTLER IN S. VIETNAM
SP4 Edward Butler, an Army construction surveyor, son of Eugene Butler, and Mrs. Vernise Butler, both of Hope, arrived in Phan Rang, Vietnam Sept. 13, with other members of the 136th Engineer Battalion, a former Idaho National Guard unit. The battalion was called to active duty early this year and arrived at Ft. Lewis, Wash., on May 13 to begin training.
Butler’s wife, Sandra, lives in Orofino.
NEW LPN CLASS FORMS COUNCIL
The second Bonner County Licensed Practical Nurses’ class has organized a student council. Mrs. Jim Gallaher is president; Kathy Seller, secretary; Mrs. Alice Thompson, treasurer; Mrs. Mary Mask, historian, and Mrs. Avery Perkins, publicity. The LPN class, which trains practical nurses at Bonner General Hospital and above the Library, is under Mrs. Sam Wormington.
100 Years Ago
Northern Idaho News
Oct. 9, 1918 — LOCAL BRIEFS
The government is demanding that food administrators furnish names and addresses of all farmers who have threshed grain, and the number of bushels of each kind of grain. The local food administrator must have these reports ready by Oct. 15, and all master threshers are asked to file their reports at once.
The tomato crop was exceedingly good in the Sandpoint area, say those with some in their gardens, and so were cucumbers. Frost has no terrors now for the gardeners, as everything is past the point where cold damage can be done.
Miss Angeline Turinsky was named to go to the Maria Bear training school for nurses by the medical section of the council of national defense, as the result of a recent examination for the student nurse reserve.
FARM MARKETS PROMISING
Farm Markets Director Chas. Waggoner has been working out plans for the market which started recently and has proved quite successful. Saturday, a cold and rainy day, 17 loads of produce were brought in and all of it disposed of. The ordinances requested by Mr. Waggoner were passed by the city council and a request for sheds erected to benefit the buyers and sellers was referred to a finance committee.
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