Bonner County History - March 14, 2019

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


Several Bonner County students were among 188 honor students named by North Idaho Junior College to its honor roll. Virginia Overland, Sagle, and Mary Ellen Roberts, Sandpoint, led the list with 4. averages. Judith Coulston, Sandpoint, was among those with an average of 3.5 and above. With averages between 3. and 3.5 were Sheryl Morton and Susan Knaggs, Sandpoint; Kenneth Miller, Cocolalla; and Mary Fuller, Careywood.



City firemen were called to the Randy Becker residence, 405 S. First, but found the source of the smoke was a burned roast.



Robert Puckett, Samuels, was one of 38 students in the vo-tech division at NIJC named as first semester honor students. He is the son of Mrs. Leonard Brackenbusch, Samuels.



Donald S. Deubel, Sandpoint, has accepted a position with Kentron Hawaii Ltd., subsidiary of Aerospace Corp. He will work at Kailua, Hawaii, in the electronics engineering division which tracks satellites passing that point. Deubel, formerly an employee of General Telephone Co. at Everett, Wash., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard D. Deubel, Sandpoint.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Mar. 14, 1919 — CITY BREVITIES

County and local officers yesterday raided the old Stockholm bar. The officers remained an hour and made a careful search but found no liquor.

A case of flu at Kootenai and a case of measles at Priest River were reported the first of the week.

Kenneth Wrights, the 16-year-old who suffered the loss of both legs, one above the knee and the other just below, when he was run over by an interurban car two years ago, has established a record of courageous struggle against his misfortune. Eighteen months after the accident found him up in his grade in his school studies, successfully walking on artificial limbs without crutches or cane, and with $200 in his pockets, earned working at the match block factory.



Reports have been published that the government and big lumber companies have plans for the use of hydro-airplanes and wireless telephones in the timbered districts of north Idaho in the near future. They contemplate using hydro-planes on Pend d’Oreille and Coeur d’Alene lakes to patrol the big timber tracts during the fire season, as well as the purchase of at least 10 wireless telephones having a radius of 25 to 100 miles. Local forestrymen smile incredulously at the report, but admit the hydro-planes would be practical to some extent.

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