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Bonner County History - Nov. 25, 2021

| November 25, 2021 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

Nov. 25, 1971 – HOPE BRIEFS

Ron Powell has been appointed to collect clothes in the Hope area for the Catholic Bishops Relief. Anyone wishing to donate towards this worthwhile cause may leave them at his home before Nov. 28.

Dale Anglin was honored with a surprise birthday dinner at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Fern Spade. Other guests were his wife, Jean; daughter, Tia; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Schravendyk.

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BIRTHS

Nov. 16 – Mr. and Mrs. James Holt, Sandpoint, boy, 6 lb. 13 oz; and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mask, Kootenai, girl, 8 lb. 2 oz. Nov. 18 – Mr. and Mrs. Leland Carrick, Sandpoint, boy, 7 lb. 14 oz. Nov. 21 – Mr. and Mrs. Tim Batt, Sandpoint, boy, 9 lb. 9½ oz.

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PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS

Mrs. Cornelius DeVries was re-elected president of the Presbyterian Women’s Assn. Other officers for the coming year are: Mrs. Lois Horsell, vice president; Mrs. Earl Stewart, secretary; Mrs. Duane Hadley, treasurer; Mrs. Harold W. Ebbett, fair chairman; Mrs. Joe Ross and Mrs. Wallace Miller, ways and means chairmen; Mrs. Harlan Walker, coordinator for involvement and action; Mrs. Robert Melton, coordinator for studies; Mrs. Ray Racicot, coordinator for missions; Mrs. Don Dundon, publicity; Mrs. Margaret Hunter, sunshine chairman. Serving on the program committee for the annual Christmas meeting are Mrs. Horsell, Mrs. Melton and Mrs. William Kalb.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Nov. 25, 1921 – WEATHER RECORDS BROKEN

Hitting all the high and low spots of diversified weather, Sandpoint and the Pend d’Oreille valley have gone through an eccentric week of changes. Preceded by several days of growing chill, the mercury dropped 40 degrees within 24 hours a week ago. The highest point reached last Friday was 30 above, which gave way to 10 degrees below zero within a few hours after midnight. On Monday, the wind steadily increased in volume and by nightfall a 40-mile gale was blowing. Little snow fell during the windstorm but loose snow which had previously fallen was blown in blinding masses. The streets filled with windrows and high drifts blocked sidewalks. The 10 below zero registered Saturday morning is a record for fall cold here and the storm Monday is claimed by many oldtimers to be the worst storm for this time of year ever to occur here. About two inches of snow fell Tuesday and an inch and a half Thursday morning. Since the first snowfall about two weeks ago, 12½ inches have fallen.

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CLEARS THE CITY WALKS OF SNOW

Following Monday’s blizzard, which seriously obstructed foot traffic, Ted Doolittle set to work with his team and snowplow and cleared the walks. He did this work on his own initiative, as the city had made no provision for the work. He has stated that he will be glad to accept from people whatever the service was worth to them. He asks that such remuneration be left at the Pend d’Oreille Review office.

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