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Proposal for new classroom goes out to bid

by MARYLYN CORK Contributing Writer
| February 17, 2021 1:00 AM

100 Years Ago — 1921

School needs another room

The need of more classrooms has been felt for some time. There is still one room of the school building that has never been finished. P. J. Young, the local contractor, told the school board he has a quantity of plastering material on hand that would spoil unless soon used and he offered to finish the room for $160. The board decided to go out for bids.

90 Years Ago — 1931

Blue Lake Notes

Not worth 6 dozen eggs

Mr. Chambers and Leo Black went to town last week to get a haircut, but they found out it would take six dozen eggs to pay for it, so they decided to go back home, eat the eggs, and let Mrs.Chambers practice on them with a bowl and the scissors.

80 Years Ago — 1941

Olson Mill to remain

For some weeks residents of Priest River and community were more or less worried that the E.C. Olson Mill might be moved to Troy, Mont. Mr. Olson has now found it unnecessary to move, which is welcome news to this section. The Olson mill and the Logging operations connected with it have provided for the last several years a payroll that would have been badly missed.

70 Years Ago — 1951

Pioneer passes

Joseph Saccomanno died of a stroke Feb. 12, 1951. He was 75 years of age. Mr. Saccomanno was born in Grimaldi, Italy, on Oct. 22, 1975. He came to Idaho in 1892 and homesteaded across the Priest River at the site where he lived until his death. He married Anna Naccarato. Funeral services will be held from St. Aloysius in Spokane with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

60 Years Ago — 1961

Cheese factory, farmers?

We are holding a meeting at the Priest River City Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to discuss opening a cheese factory here. All farmers interested in selling milk to a cheese factory, plan to attend this meeting.

50 Years Ago — 1971

Census shows loss

Persons living inside the city limits of Priest River decreased almost 15 percent from 1960 to 1970. Population for Bonner County decreased only .2 percent over the decade, remaining in the 15,000 range.

40 Years Ago — 1981

Mushers become slushers

In weather more fit for ducks than dogs, California brothers and an Oregon woman topped the field of the 14th annual U.S. Pacific Coast Sled Dog Championships last weekend. More than 100 sled dog racers took part in the two-day event.

30 Years Ago — 1991

Membership revoked

The Idaho Newspaper Association revoked the membership of the Gem State Miner. INA board members made the decision after determining the newspaper's Newport-based headquarters disqualified it as an Idaho member.

20 Years Ago — 2001

Robber dead in Canada

Kenneth Lloyd Pendleton was found beaten and stabbed to death in a frozen creek near Morinville, Alta., north of Edmonton, last week. Pendleton is the man who robbed the Priest River Branch of First Security Bank at gunpoint on May 28, 1982. He was 42 at the time of the bank heist. He died in January, authorities said.