Saturday, February 27, 2021

Bonner County History - Feb. 21, 2021

| February 21, 2021 1:00 AM

From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

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


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Feb. 21, 1971 – OBSERVE 25TH

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Paris were entertained at dinner at the Wagon Bridge Inn Feb. 10, their silver wedding anniversary, by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Chronic. The Parises were married Feb. 10, 1946 in Thompson Falls, Mont. and have resided in Sandpoint since that time. He is superintendent of Pack River Lumber Co.’s Dover planing mill. They have three daughters and one son, Mrs. Celia Mae Brown, Mrs. Annette Pavone, and Jody and Sammy Mark, both at home.



In a move to combat litter and solid waste, Ray Eller of Eller Distributing Co. said all Coors beer bottles are now returnable for one cent each. “We believe this is essential to help maintain the kind of environment we all want,” Eller said. His firm also pays 10 cents a pound for aluminum cans.



Mr. and Mrs. John Vander Gaag of Spokane announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Vicki Marie, to Mark Hawkins, formerly of Sandpoint. The ceremony will be March 20 in St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Spokane with a reception following in the church hall. The future bridegroom, a SHS and U of I graduate, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Hawkins, longtime Sandpoint residents now living in Renton, Wash.

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

Feb. 21, 1921 – LOCAL BRIEFS

Come and be introduced to George Washington in full colonial style. Musical program, refreshments and old-time spelling bee. Admission: adults 35c, children 20c. Baptist church (Pine at Euclid), Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.

D. Woodward, the mounted carrier, had a runaway when his horse got scared at the noise of a woodsaw near the S.I. The horse ran to First avenue and apparently started for Dad’s barber shop for a shave, but changed his mind and swung around to hit the barber pole, knocking it over on an innocent bystander trying to get out of the way. The man was taken to the doctor’s where it was found that aside from a few slight cuts and a shaking up he was unhurt. The horse had a few cuts but the cart was not badly harmed.



Rain and mud, rain and mud, makes a fellow think of a flood. Wonder where our winter’s gone? Or will it come back some other day?



At Monday’s school board meeting, there was complaint of clogged and overflowing sewers at the Lincoln and Washington schools, but nothing can be done until the weather is more favorable.

It is the board’s opinion that there are too many school dances. They may be cut down to two per school year, one for seniors and one for juniors.

For more information, visit the museum online at