Bonner County History - Aug. 27, 2023
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Bonner County Historical
Society and Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1973 – PROUDLY WE SALUTE…
A 1972 SHS graduate, Navy Airman Recruit Byrdene L. Cove, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Cove, has graduated from recruit training for women at the Naval Training Ctr., Orlando, Fla.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. James L. Boatwright, whose wife Janice is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forgey, 719 Forest Ave., Sandpoint, is participating in the desert field exercise Alkali Canyon ‘73.
SAVE THE CHURCH
Dear Editor: In Sandpoint we have a Historical Society and many people interested in preserving for future generations the gifts left to our generation. Yet, the United Methodist Church, one of our City’s most important historical buildings, may soon be torn down. Architects assure us the Sanctuary is sound and can be remodeled for $12,000 - $15,000. Few in our City today were privileged to be among the early pioneers who in 1905 established this Church on the “Point of Sand.” The first Church in Sandpoint was in the old school house at the corner of First and Church and that bell is still in use in the present Methodist Church [In 2023, site of Wells Fargo Bank]. So few of our original buildings are left in Sandpoint and many visitors and tourists enjoy this little Church and the park in front of it. It is our challenge to save and present to future generations this first church of our City whose glorious heritage has been and will be an inspiration to many coming generations. Sincerely, Mrs. Forrest D. Wetterow.
75 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1948 – BIRTHS THE PAST WEEK
Births at Community hospital last week were: Aug. 18 – Son to Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips of Laclede; Aug. 21 –Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reed of Ponderay; Son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Converse, Coeur d’Alene. Aug. 22 – Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McNew Jr., Goldendale, Wash.; Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Stiller, Sandpoint; Son to Mr. and Mrs. Lovel McIntosh, Sandpoint. Aug. 24 – Son to Mr. and Mrs. Bud Timblin of Sandpoint.
AIR PARCEL POST TO BEGIN
With the inauguration of nationwide air parcel post Sept. 1, the U.S. can boast of the most modern and expeditious delivery service in the world. The highly specialized airborne service, enacted into law by the 80th congress, will reduce transit time to a fraction of that required by other modes of transportation. While international air parcel post service has been available from the United States and its possessions for several months, domestic airborne service is being launched for the first time in history.
MILES BRICKER VISITS PARENTS
Miles F. Bricker is spending a three-week leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest [and Bessie] Bricker, 916 Lake St., after an absence of 4½ years. He will return Aug. 30 to his job as first mate on the S.S. Timber Hitch, which plies various Pacific coast ports from Vancouver, Wash. to Central America.
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