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Bonner County History - Nov. 27, 2022

| November 27, 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


20-year service awards were presented to seven Bonner General Hospital employees: Lila LaFever, LPN; Emma Lockwood, LPN; Leonora Spiller, LPN: Anna Roe, central supply clerk; Virginia Ross, RN; Frances Sletager, RN, and Phoebe Senft, RN, who is the hospital’s assistant administrator.



Jack Quinn, former Sandpoint resident, visited here last week before leaving for a new post in the Western Pacific. Quinn has been safety director for the U.S. Marine Corps for 4½ years. After he left Sandpoint in 1959, he was a safety inspector for the Navy in the Aleutian Islands. In his new assignment he will be safety inspector for the Marine bases in the Pacific, visiting Guam, bases in Japan and Subic Bay in the Philippines. While living in Sandpoint, Quinn took part in community and political affairs.



Students in Creative Pre-school, which meets twice weekly at First Presbyterian Church, made feather headdresses for Thanksgiving. Students are Joanna Pearlstein, Trini Derr, Brenda Buddell, Angela Austin, Ted Holste, Eric Barker, Micki Self, Chris Rolfson, Joe Harper, Denny Alexander, Randy Miller, Tim Sherman, Julie Robideaux, Kari Saccomanno, Kristi McHargue, John Durham, Debbie Stoicheff, Anton Pogue, Lindy Lewis and Todd Miller. Teachers are Mrs. Sue Austin, Mrs. Pat Lewis and Mrs. Ginny Robideaux.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Nov. 27, 1922 – BOARD STILL BUYING

The school board further considered purchasing equipment for the new high school, now near completion. Teachers’ desks and chairs were ordered through Sandpoint Drug, and bookkeeping desks were ordered from Spokane. It was decided that 20 drawing tables for use in the manual arts department will be made by the manual training classes. The board decided on a painting of Lake Pend d’Oreille for the drop curtain of the stage.



The car owned by the local Red Cross chapter, driven by Miss Bertha Hoon, county health nurse, was damaged in a collision with a telephone pole on the corner of Cedar and Second Wednesday. Miss Hoon, who was unhurt, was returning from the Long school near Algoma and turning south onto Second, when the steering gear locked and she was unable to swing the car away from the pole. A back wheel was broken. There was no other damage.



At a student assembly, the high school awarded certificates authorizing members of the football team to wear the school letter they won for participation in football. The men were captain Homer Woodard; captain-elect Carol Jay; David Bartlett, Armand Le May, Carl Rawie, Neal and Rex Wendle, Gus Thue, Harold Stonemen, Roy Wrinkle and Victor Monohan.

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