Bonner County History - June 13, 2019

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Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


First Lutheran Church at Olive and Ontario will dedicate its new education wing, containing 11 classrooms, a chapel and office, on Sunday.

The Lutherans built their new church in 1960 but were not able to start the education wing until July, 1968. At that time the building committee of Louis Oestmann, Severt Erickson, Clarence Stillwell, Robert Olson and Lee Hedlund decided the building should be constructed.

The attractive building, designed to match the striking beauty of the church sanctuary, gives the congregation the largest church plant in the Sandpoint area.



Two school cooks, who have been involved in preparing approximately 1,750,000 individual lunches, were honored at retirement ceremonies in Old Farmin School Monday. Mrs. Ethel Kalb, who has cooked at the Old Farmin for 19 years and Mrs. Helen Williams, with Lincoln School for 10 years, were honored by the cooking staff, members of the local chapter of Idaho School Services and their school administrators.



Sandpoint will be represented at Washington State University’s annual summer Cougar Cage Camp. Already registered are Danny Balch, John Andrews, Rusty Fitchett, Randy Allen, Mark N. Ponack and Bill Phillips. Over 400 are expected to attend the four one-week sessions.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

June 13, 1919 — NEWS FROM HOPE

Orin Hobson, accompanied by his daughter, Marion, and Lillian Hunter, while driving his auto opposite Bennadon hill, reached down to pick up a bottle of oil that had overturned, lost control and the auto went over the bank through a barb wire fence, but fortunately no one was hurt, nor any damage to the auto to speak of. The car had to be drawn out by a team of horses.

Esther Van Schravendyk was very much surprised by her mother inviting her little friends to a birthday party, being her 11th birthday. She received many useful and pretty presents.



After a year and a half’s absence from their native land during which they took an active part in the great war, members of old Company A which became C Battery, 146th Field Artillery, will see their native soil again tomorrow when the United States steamer Peerless is expected to steam into New York harbor. They will leave New York shortly after arrival for Camp Merritt and from there will proceed to Ft. Russell, Wyo., to be mustered out of service. The boys are expected to stick together and return to Sandpoint on the same train. It is figured they will surely be here by the Fourth of July.

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