Bonner County History - Nov. 15, 2022
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Bonner County Historical
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611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Nov. 15, 1972 – COMPLAINTS ABOUT DIRT
Residents and businesses on Second, Third, and Alder have been grumbling over the mud and dirt being tracked into their homes, offices and stores as a result of the construction of the new hospital between Second and Third on Poplar. As far as can be noted the contractor is making no effort to clean up the mess or require the subcontractor to do so. “It does not seem that city taxpayers should have to bear the cost of cleaning up behind these trucks and other vehicles who apparently could care less about the mess they leave for the public to walk and drive through,” said a nearby property owner.
AIRMAN DAWSON AT BORON AFB, CALIF.
Airman Chris Dawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Dawson of Sandpoint, graduated at Sheppard AFB, Tex. from the USAF heating systems specialist course led by the Air Training Command. A 1972 SHS graduate, Dawson is assigned to Boron AFB for duty with the Aerospace Defense Command.
LONGBOTTOM NEW C of C PRESIDENT
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce officially installed its officers Monday during the annual dinner meeting at the Pastime Cafe. Ben Longbottom is president; Pete Thompson, vice president; Barbara Remmers, secretary. Outgoing president is Ken Piatt. Directors are Jim Judd, Bill Fournier, L.G. (Bud) Moon Jr., Bill Watkins, Norm Bauer, James Brockway, Dan Deshon Jr., Bert Leonard, Howard Faux and Dick Whittaker.
100 Years Ago
Northern Idaho News
Nov. 15, 1922 – LOCAL MENTION
Miss Agnes Cranston, who was so mysteriously shot last week, has so far recovered that she was able to be taken to her home Friday.
Juanita Myers Underhill will present her pupils in a dancing recital at the Scenic theater Friday night at 8:15. Admission, 25 cents.
A Ford with two Bonners Ferry couples plunged off the upper roadway at the Northern Pacific depot and down the bank of Sand creek, but did not go all the way down. The flivver was pulled back during the day and was not badly damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Reed are preparing to leave for California to make their future home there. They have lived in this vicinity for a good many years and their many friends will regret their departure.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Burroughs are disposing of their household furniture, preparatory to leaving for California in two weeks. Their going is in the interest of Mr. Burrough’s health.
MOONSHINE TAKEN IN RAID
Federal prohibition agents raided the Eureka hotel (Fourth avenue and Church street) Tuesday night last and found six quarts of moonshine in a closet, besides a half-filled bottle which the proprietor had on his person. The federal officers had search warrants for 15 places in the city, but found that they had no sooner raided the Eureka hotel, than all the other places in the city had been tipped off.
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