Bonner County History - Nov. 22, 2022
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50 Years Ago
Nov. 22, 1972 – ‘CAR RODEO’
Mrs. Michi Kondo, Panhandle Health District nurse, inadvertently triggered what might be termed a car rodeo Monday in the courthouse parking lot. Mrs. Kondo drove into the lot and left the motor running. She thought she left the drive selector in “park” position, but apparently it was in the “R” slot. As she got out to run a brief courthouse errand, the car took off in reverse. Describing a wide arc, it struck four cars before coming to a halt. None were seriously damaged and there were no injuries.
Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday approved the preliminary plat for the Indian Ridge Subdivision, west of Sandpoint and north of Syringa Heights between Pine and Ontario. The subdivision contains 24 lots of ½ acre or more.
MINISTER FINDS CAT FAMILY
One church announcement Sunday took a different twist. First Presbyterian Church Pastor James Scott told his congregation he had a gift for them. He said he had discovered a mother cat and three kittens on the church doorstep. Left with the animals was a can of cat food and a note: “Please do not send them to the pound.” Scott said he’d keep one kitten, but asked any parish member desiring a cat to please contact him. For some reason, he repeated that last request.
100 Years Ago
Northern Idaho News
Nov. 22, 1922 – CIVIC CLUB MEETS
President Dr. Ethel Westwood called the Civic club meeting to order yesterday at 2:50 p.m. Those present discussed at some length the tardiness of members coming to meetings. “I am willing to give my time for usefulness but I do not like to waste it,” said President Dr. Westwood. Those present agreed to make a special effort to arrive on time at the next meeting which will be on December 4 at 2:30. Five new members joined the club at this meeting.
Y.W.C.A. BRANCH ORGANIZES AT ALGOMA
Thirty girls from the four neighboring schools met Saturday for an all day session at Algoma. The girls are in the “Girl Preserves,” a branch of the Y.W.C.A. A lovely lunch was served before the girls were initiated into the order. Miss Hoon and Mrs. Guy S. Helphrey drove from this city to attend the meeting.
RAILROAD AVENUE WORST IN CITY
At the city council’s brief session, the chief subject considered was the bad condition of Railroad avenue from the Cedar street bridge (north) to the corporation limits near the Four L hall. There was unanimous agreement on the council that this was probably the worst piece of street in the city, but due to the depleted funds in the street department, it was quite a problem how anything could be done to remedy the condition. The only solution offered was the procuring of five cars of cinders, if possible, from the N.P. railroad, which could be placed on the road at a cost of about 30 cents per yard.
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