Monday, April 12, 2021

Residents make trek to meet governor

by MARYLYN CORK Contributing Writer
| April 7, 2021 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago — 1921

Jackson to accompany movies

Mrs. A.C. Van Valkenburg will no longer interpret the pictures at the show house to the strains of music. For the past four years Mrs. Van Valkenburg has accompanied the movies with music of an appropriate nature. She has resigned and Helen Jackson will take her place.

90 Years Ago — 1931

Meeting the governor

Messrs. Peterson, John Hamburg, Rapp, Dalva, Paul, Jelinek, Ernest Gill, Dow, Lemley, Robertson, Redmond, and Rep. McCombs made up a party who drove to Sandpoint to meet Gov. Ben C. Ross and his party who are visiting North Idaho.

80 Years Ago — 1941

Fell off the running board

Fay Dempsey, while returning home from work, fell off the running board of the car driven by John Kronkright as they were crossing the Pend Oreille River Bridge. Fortunately, no serious injury resulted.

70 Years ago — 1951

Albeni Dam contractor died

Henry C. James, a member of the firm of Donovan-James, which holds the second-stage contract on Albeni Falls Dam, died April 3. Mr. James visited here last week to oversee the start of work on the spillway portion of the dam, and was en route to St. Paul when death occurred.

60 Years Ago — 1961

Sherman purchases Moon Chapel

Sherman Funeral Home in Newport, Wash., has announced the purchase of Moon Chapel in Priest River from L.G. Moon Sr. and L.G. Moon Jr., owners of the Moon Funeral Home in Sandpoint. The new owners have made plans for enlarging the chapel and doing other remodeling and renovation of the interior.

50 Years Ago — 1971

Winners announced

Emmett Mullaley and Alice Carstens were the big winners at the 20th anniversary Boat Show at Parsons Marina in early April. Mullaley won a chain saw, the grand prize, and Carstens took home second prize, a flotation coat.

40 Years Ago — 1981

From the editor’s column

Hundreds of thoughts raced through my mind Monday when I first heard the terrible news that the President had been shot. “Can this be happening again?” I wondered. I remembered those terrible days in November 1961 when President Kennedy was assassinated, and the nation was plunged into mourning. Now President Reagan was a victim of the terrorism that has haunted America and the world in recent years. When word came through that the President was alive and had successfully undergone surgery for a bullet in his left lung, I breathed a little easier. (Mike Denuty)

30 Years Ago — 1991

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20 Years Ago — 2001

Reynolds Logger of the Year

A Priest River logger is Logger of the Year. Mike Reynolds of Mike Reynolds Logging received the award March 26 in Moscow at the annual awards banquet of the Idaho Tree Farm Committee. The Idaho Tree Farm Committee is part of a national organization celebrating its anniversary this year, active in 48 of the 50 states.