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Bonner County History - July 31, 2022

| July 31, 2022 1:00 AM

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Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

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


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


The Bluejays cinched the top spot in Pee Wee League play by defeating the Kootenai Roadrunners 9 to 1. Team members are Jeff Baker, Bruce O’Brien, Brian Czarapata, Pat Perry, Gary Inks, Richard May, David Rush, Jim Ehlers, David Rue, Scott Lewis and Jay Lewis. Dave Self is the team’s coach. Roger Lewis and Steve Doak are assistant coaches.



Art Burnett, owner of a Sunnyside Angus operation, is proud of his bale loader, which he created from an old elevator. Burnett recruits youngsters to help get in his hay. This time of month usually signals the end of haying season, but area ranchers have had weather troubles this year, having to calculate how to beat the next thunder storm to get some dry hay in.


BICYCLES ARE BIG by Marianne Brown

Bicycles have invaded America and the fad seems to have come alive in Bonner County in 1972. The two-wheeled craze has outdone the return of the yoyo. Mrs. Bernice Mortimore, 69, who has been riding her three-wheeled “female Cadillac” for four years, says “it has done a lot of good for my heart.” Helen Newton, wife of a Forest Service employee, rides her bike on all her daily errands and considers cycling an excellent way to stay in shape. Doug Walker, an 11 year old, bought his 10-speed from his sister Gail because “everyone was getting them.” Mrs. Audrey Piatt, wife of chamber of commerce President Ken Piatt, said, “I usually ride the bike because my son Doug always has the car,” adding she enjoys the outdoor exercise.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

July 31, 1922 – DR. JACKSON AT LACLEDE

Dr. R.N. Jackson, former local practitioner, will return here this week and locate at Laclede, taking over the practice of Dr. F.W. Didier, who is leaving there. Dr. Jackson left his practice here four years ago to accept superintendency of the Blackfoot asylum, to which he was appointed by former Gov. Alexander. When a new superintendent was appointed, he opened a hospital at Blackfoot and has since practiced in that city.



A N.P. agent arrived to arrange for the opening of the Kootenai shops, which have been closed since the shopmen went out on strike July 1. The strike affects about 20 men at the Kootenai subdivision, including machinists, carpenters and roundhouse workers, and these will be replaced as rapidly as possible.



Captain Pollard took some young people over to a dance across the lake at Glengary Saturday. Those going were Irene Crisp, Lorna Badgley, Orville Crisp, Jack Donahue, Jack Cameron and Joe and Carl Kraut.

Huckleberries are ripe and those going after them are bringing them in by the gallon and report plenty of them and of a good quality.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cochran motored up from Kootenai to get cherries.

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