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Bonner County History - Sept. 19, 2021

| September 19, 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

Sept. 19, 1971 – LANDMARK COMES DOWN

The old Pennington home at Third and Poplar is being demolished to make way for a parking area for Bonner General Hospital’s new building on which construction is scheduled to begin next spring.

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KIWANIANS HEAR HOSPITAL PLAN

Jack Parker, Bonner General Hospital Board chairman, and hospital administrator James Breinich explained the new $1.9 million hospital project to Sandpoint Kiwanis. Specifically: the hospital is two floors and a basement with service area for at least 100 beds on the ground floor; 46-bed patient area on second floor, served by two elevators; hospital construction will require vacating Second Ave. from Alder to Poplar with a large parking area west of the building; more patient rooms can be built above the parking lot if the population grows; the existing hospital would be remodeled at cost of $110,000 into a convalescent center-nursing home.

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JAYCEE RADIO DAY RAISES OVER $1000

The Sandpoint Jaycees raised over $1000 for the Bonner County Youth Athletic Assn. on Saturday’s Jaycee Radio Day promotion over KSPT. Jaycees took over programming from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., raising money from donated ads, to be used to promote youth boxing and football activities. Coaches Ken Beaudoin, Chuck Schoonover and Larry Miller were interviewed and spoke on upcoming plans for junior tackle football. Other special guests were Chief of Police George Elliot and Is Lefebvre, coach of the local boxing club.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Sept. 19, 1921 – QUARANTINE LAW

Idaho law provides for smallpox cases: The patient shall be isolated until all crusts have fallen off; contacts must be quarantined for 17 days from date of last exposure unless immune by vaccination.

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BITS AND PIECES

They are tearing up streetcar tracks in Spokane. Further evidence that Spokane is a little behind Sandpoint. We tore ours up several years ago.

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CITY BREVITIES

Fred McDaniels of Clagstone, the young man who won the gift car, a Nash sports model, at the Elks’ carnival, has left the Nash with the City garage for disposal and accepted delivery of a Ford touring car.

A City stables team driven by Jack Armstrong ran away about 5 p.m. Monday, turning the corner off Pine street onto First. Bert Thompson, driving a truck, saw the runaway coming down Pine, drove the truck up to the side of the street, jumped out and, as the runaway team turned at the corner onto First, jumped on the tailboard, made his way to the lines and threw the horses in front of the postoffice in time to protect pedestrians and vehicles on the main stem from being mixed up with the runaway. Thompson was unhurt, but one horse was badly cut. Those who saw his actions highly commended his courage in stopping the team in the manner he did.

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