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BONNER COUNTY HISTORY

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | September 15, 2022 1:00 AM

Brought to you by the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum 611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864 208-263-2344

50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Sept. 15, 1972 – BENOIT NAMED TO COUNCIL

Julian C. “Bud” Benoit was named to the Sandpoint City Council at Monday’s meeting, upon the recommendation of Mayor Lester R. Brown and with the unanimous consent of the council. He will complete Brown’s unexpired council term which ends Dec. 31, 1973. Benoit has served as chairman of the city planning and zoning commission for the past year and is a former Chamber of Commerce president.

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N-B BEGINS 70TH YEAR OF PUBLISHING

The paper you are reading is a landmark in the history of the Sandpoint News-Bulletin and the area it serves. This issue marks the beginning of the 70th year of continuous publication by the News-Bulletin and its seven antecedent publications.

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CIVIC CLUB HONORS CHARTER MEMBER

Nearly 40 ladies attended the Civic Club dessert luncheon at Community Hall. Hostesses were Mrs. Robert Caughey, Mrs. Gordon Cordes, Mrs. A.F. Falk, Mrs. K.O. Scott and Mrs. Forrest Wetterow, all past presidents of the group, and Mrs. Magnar Danielson, who has served as secretary and treasurer. Other past presidents present were Mrs. Kermit Miller, Mrs. L.G. Spangle, Mrs. Ralph Chicks, Mrs. Pauline Lee, Mrs. Peter Miller, Mrs. L.G. Moon, Sr. and Mrs. Lester Gissel. Miss Nell Phalon, a charter member of the Sandpoint club, which formed in 1918, and the past presidents received recognition and a special welcome from president Mrs. W.F. Sleep, for “years of service.”

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

Sept. 15, 1922 – SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS

A shortage is felt in the supply of teachers for the county schools, according to County Superintendent Mrs. Tuck. The shortage is attributed to a large extent to the failing of about 30 per cent of the teachers of Washington at the last examination, as North Idaho draws a large percentage from that state.

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REV. SKINDLOV INSTALLS NEW PASTOR

Rev. A.M. Skindlov, president of this district of the Lutheran church and formerly pastor of the church here, yesterday installed the new pastor, Rev. A.S. Running, in the church. Rev. H.J. Stolee, whose pastorate is just ended, will become field agent of the home for the aged located at Coeur d’Alene. Rev. Running comes to Sandpoint from Havre, Mont.

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EAST SELLE NEWS

Ed Surby has started his shingle mill which was shut down on account of the rain.

The county has improved the roads by filling the ruts with cinders.

The new addition to the schoolhouse has been completed and school will start soon.

The pasture in this community is getting very dry.

Ed Surby lost a fine cow last Friday, it being struck and killed by the 5:30 passenger train.

Misses May, Evelyn and Ince Surby, and also brothers Lloyd and Roy, motored to Sandpoint Tuesday last.

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