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Bonner County History - June 19, 2022

| June 19, 2022 1:00 AM

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Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

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

208-263-2344

50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

June 19, 1972 – MINE MAY OPEN IN 90 DAYS

Officials at Sunshine Mining Co., Kellogg, Idaho, hope the mine can be back in production within 90 days. The fire which killed 91 miners May 2 is out, but rock temperatures in the fire sector remain high.

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HIGH WATER AT SANDPOINT

High water at Sandpoint City Beach has caused the docks there to be inaccessible except by wading. The high water has washed up large quantities of driftwood and debris along the lakeshore, and youngsters can be seen swimming amid the floating logs. They have found that some logs make suitable diving platforms, if perhaps not too safe. The sea wall at the Condo del Sol project has been overrun by high water, and appears to have lost the battle. One uncompleted unit sits dangerously close to the rising water.

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY FOR MARCHES

Mr. and Mrs. Uzell E. March observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, June 11, with Holy Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sandpoint. A reception at St. Joseph’s parish hall followed. March was employed by the City of Sandpoint in the water department prior to retirement. Both were born in South Dakota. Mrs. March moved to Idaho in 1917, and March came the following year. They were married in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on June 14, 1922. The couple has two daughters, Mrs. Edith Riddle of Spokane, and Mrs. Mary Ellen Olson of Seattle, and seven grandchildren.

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

June 19, 1922 – LOCAL MENTION

On Wednesday morning at the Catholic parsonage, Rev. Kelly officiating, Uzell E. March and Miss Helen A. Sindelar were united in marriage. That evening, 40 friends of the couple called upon them informally and were treated to ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. March will be at home at 514 N. Sixth. The bride is the daughter of Vincent Sindelar of Algoma. Their many friends wish the couple prosperity and happiness.

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SON BORN TO RIDLEYS

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ridley, who live on the Dover road, are the happy parents of a fine baby boy born last Thursday morning.

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FEWER MOSQUITOES ON SOUTH SECOND

War has been waged on mosquitoes with great success by the citizens on south Second ave. In early spring, Ed Small and several neighbors conceived the idea of spreading coal oil over the waters of the swamp that runs from Second to the lake. Accordingly, a petition was made and signed by all the residents on Second and with money from the signers, two barrels of coal oil were purchased and the contents spread liberally over the water of the swamp and the grass near it. The result has been more satisfactory than had been anticipated. In previous summers, mosquitoes were such pests it was almost impossible to sit outside in the evening. This year, thanks to the measures taken, mosquito numbers have greatly diminished.

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