Bonner County History - Jan. 14, 2020

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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


A.R. Rosholt, Rosholt’s Saddlery, comes from a long line of shoemakers and repairmen dating back to Norway. His father, a journeyman shoemaker, came west in 1900, taking a job with Humbird Lumber Co. and homesteading on Gold Creek. In 1923 the elder Rosholt opened a shoe business in Sandpoint, which has been located on Second Ave. since 1925. A.R. Rosholt bought out his father in 1945, and his shoe shop alone has survived out of five in business here then.



In a recent poll, Idahoans favored placing all of Idaho on Mountain Standard Time and forgetting Daylight Saving Time. The statewide totals are nearly the same as those the News-Bulletin tallied from Bonner and Boundary County residents.



Over 30 Sandpoint parents attended Tuesday’s special school board meeting, stressing the need for early replacement of Old Farmin school, which was ordered disposed of in 1968, but is still used.

Jack Ross reported on deficiencies he found in the environmental health inspection. The building was lacking in student floor area, had poor wiring, ventilation and drinking facilities, substandard lighting, falling plaster and cooking and restroom facilities only in the basement. The faults were basically the same as those in a 1959 inspection.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Jan. 14, 1920 — NEWS FROM KOOTENAI

Although the main road between Kootenai and Sandpoint is very rough, a number of folks have made the trip with their cars during the past week.

Exceptionally good ice has enabled a number of Kootenai folks to skate to Sandpoint.

Miss Mildred Pearson returned to Sandpoint, where she attends the high school, after spending the holidays with her parents in Kootenai.



Dr. Floyd G. Wendle, Physician and Surgeon. Office: First door north of Electric office. Phones: Office No. 8, Residence No. 9.

Dr. Charles P. Stackhouse, Physician and Surgeon. Office: 112 First Ave. Phone No. 35.

Dr. T.J. Peet, Osteopathic Physician, Graduate American School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Acute and Chronic Cases Successfully Treated. S. 101-103 First Street, Phone 406-J.

Dr. T.J. Jones, Chiropractor, Graduate of Washington School of Chiropractic. Mineral Baths, Electric Treatment. Lady Attendant. Office Room 7, Bonner County Bank Bldg. Phone 178-J.



Several young ladies are planning a leap year party at the K of P hall next week, Saturday night.

Have your eyeglasses fitted by C.E. Neuman, optician and jeweler, 309 First avenue.

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