Bonner County History - March 22, 2020

| March 22, 2020 1:00 AM

From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

208-263-2344

50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Mar. 22, 1970 – TRAINING COMPLETED

Airman James N. Hepperle, son of Mrs. John M. Hepperle, Sandpoint, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. and is assigned to Sheppard AFB, Tex. for training in the transportation field.

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PLANT OPERATOR

Ted Driver, one of 22 men who graduated from a 44-week course in sewage treatment plant operation at Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Ore., was welcomed back to Sandpoint by Floyd Perks, public works superintendent, Mayor Floyd Gray and Bob Jones, manager of the local office of the Idaho Department of Employment. Jones arranged Driver’s entrance into the new program, which was funded by the Federal Manpower Development Training Act.

Mayor Gray said the city sponsored Driver and helped out with his living expenses, and their support and faith in Driver was upheld, as he was third in his class. In addition, Driver earned a high school diploma on his own time by studying for and passing the high school equivalent exam.

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PATROLS INTENSIFIED

In an effort to “halt the increasing break-ins, vandalism and gasoline thefts,” Sheriff Wilcox has ordered intensified night patrols by his deputies in the Sagle, Lignite and Bottle Bay areas.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Mar. 22, 1920 – CITY BREVITIES

H.F. Schedler went to Clarksfork Wednesday to make an official inspection of 150 sacks of seed potatoes which are to be shipped to Madison county, this state, for distribution to the farmers of that county through the farm bureau.

A deal was closed this week whereby A.E. Stutsman sold his residence property at 1215 Lake street to John La Fore of Cocolalla. Following this transaction Mr. Stutsman bought the F.H. Bundle residence at (418) Pine street.

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TO DEVELOP SEED POTATOES

H.F. Schedler, Bonner county potato project leader, has plans for a seed potato show in Sandpoint next fall. The project will be purely educational, not only to see who can grow the best potatoes. The Idaho Rural and Netted Gem have been determined to be the most practical potato varieties for northern Idaho, and the show will be of these two varieties only.

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NEWS FROM HOPE

Principal Smith and wife attended the Elks’ high jinks at Sandpoint Monday night.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Den Monday morning.

After Sunday’s regular show Manager Larson exhibited two films showing the work done by the Y.W.C.A. preparatory to the drive to raise $15, Hope’s apportionment.

For more information, visit the museum online at bonnercountyhistory.org.