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Bonner County History - Nov. 20, 2022

| November 20, 2022 1:00 AM

Brought to you by the

Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

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


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Nov. 20, 1972 – PROUDLY WE SALUTE…

After completing basic training, Airman George P. Pinsonneault, 1972 SHS graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pinsonneault, Sandpoint, is at the Technical Training Center, Sheppard AFB, Tex. for special training in aircraft maintenance.

Army Pvt. Daniel Ginter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ginter, Rt. 1, Sandpoint, completed a 10-week medical corpsman course at the U.S. Army Medical Training Ctr., Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. Ginter entered the Army in January.



Bids will open early next year for a new Sandpoint Federal building to be located on the site of the present Kaniksu National Forest headquarters at Division and the Dover highway. The three-story building will face the Dover highway, as does the present Kaniksu headquarters, and will swallow up the location of the present main building. About 50 percent of the trees will be removed for construction. When the building is complete, the Kaniksu will occupy 60 to 80 percent of the structure. Other government agencies will likely use up the rest.



Sandpoint Yamaha, on Michigan, is Sandpoint’s newest business. The firm, opened this week with Dan Nelson, formerly of Coeur d’Alene, in charge, will sell Yamaha motorcycles and snowmobiles.

100 Years Ago

=Pend d’Oreille Review

Nov. 20, 1922 – CITY BREVITIES

Captain and Mrs. C. Pederson have taken charge of the local Salvation Army and are planning Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. Capt. Pederson appeals to people of the city to help those in need. He will hold office hours from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the barracks, 103 First, and would like to see all those inclined to help.

Matt Schmidt is the season’s champion hunter. He came home recently from a deer hunt empty handed and on Sunday went out in his own dooryard and shot a blacktail.

Eight candidates took the regular teachers examination at the courthouse this week.



Three women were elected to the Idaho legislature in the recent election: Mrs. C.W. Beardmore of this county (Priest River); Catherine Abercrombie of Nez Perce county; and Mrs. Mary George of Blaine county.



John Arthurs, pioneer Cabinet resident, was victim of an accident as he worked on building a footbridge at Cabinet across the Clarksfork river. The workmen were tightening a large cable with a hand stump-puller, when a pin broke, letting the cable unwind, striking Mr. Arthurs with great force and crushing two bones between the knee and ankle. He was brought (by train) to Sandpoint on No. 41. Last reports here said he was getting along fairly well.

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