Saturday, February 27, 2021

Bonner County History - Feb. 23, 2021

| February 23, 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. 23, 1971 – NEW NURSES AIDES

After four weeks of intensive training under Veldonna Osborne, RN, assisted by Mrs. Sam Wormington, three women graduated as nurses aides at Bonner General Hospital. Linda Plaster, Alberta Johnston and Sylvia Housekeeper all received diplomas from BGH manager James Breinich, who said the class was a first for the hospital.



Twelve contestants for the crown of Miss Sandpoint were entertained at the Pepsi Party Saturday in the Sandpoint Community hall. The contestants and their sponsors are Connie Peterson (Idolwood Beauty Salon); Carla Stilwell (Beta Sigma Phi); Gene Hook, Terri Chamberlain and Anne Eitzman (Lions Club); Vickie Timblin (Sprouse-Reitz); Claudia Ammerman (Ink’s Thrift Store); Paulette Park (Montgomery Ward); Melanie Boeck, (Jay-C-Ettes); Sandy Rainey, (Kiwanis); Judy Burns (News-Bulletin); and Carleen Roberson (Sommerfeld Realty).



Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas Crane (Pamela Simpson) were married Dec. 27 in Renton, Wash. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Edith Simpson, Renton. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crane, Sandpoint. The couple reside in Bellingham, Wash.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Feb. 23, 1921 – HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

Members of the basket ball team are planning to give a dance after the Bonners Ferry game.

Track season opened Thursday. The team will be coached by Mr. Anselm. We expect to take a few cups and a bushel of medals this season.



A daughter (Edith Jean) was born at City hospital Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Lyons.

New spring hats at pre-war prices. Gadsden Millinery, corner Pine and Second.

Two mountain lions caught alive by Bonners Ferry men recently were shipped to St. Louis, to be placed in the zoo of one of the city parks. The sum of $250 was paid for the animals.

Clair F. Reem left for a trip east to take a course in store training with the J.C. Penney Co., with which he is locally connected. A senior at the high school, he arranged before leaving to keep up with school work.

Martin Bixel, prominent Clarksfork rancher, was in Sandpoint to make application for passports. Mr. Bixel plans to sail from New York for Alsace-Lorraine to see his old country home. He is anxious to see his native country since the war gave it back to France.

A Texas lumberman here last week was very interested in the snow, the first he ever saw. He watched the sleighs with great interest and must have thought them our only transportation, as he asked what you do when the snow goes off.

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