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Bonner County History - Jan. 12, 2023

| January 12, 2023 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

Jan.12, 1973 – STUDENTS NAMED

Six local students at Eastern Washington State College at Cheney, Wash., were on the fall quarter honor roll. Eileen V. Klatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Klatt, a sophomore, received perfect all-A grades. Also named to the honor roll were Lynn D. Hofmeister, Barbara A. Lagrou, Linda M. Lagrou, Karla C. Sheffler and Dwayne E. Sheffler.



At the third special meeting in as many weeks, the Bonner County School Board continued attempts to work out a remodeling plan for Sandpoint Senior High School. The board agreed to work on refinements of a plan that would provide 19 teaching stations within 38,210 sq. ft. All plans under consideration call for enclosing the school’s center court space and adding other rooms on the north side of the present structure (Note: 310 S. Division, which in 2023 serves as Sandpoint Middle School).



Four retiring employees of the L.D. McFarland Co. were honored at a dinner at the Edgewater Lodge, with some 125 people present: Fred Schedler, with 45 years; W.A. (Al) Nieman, also 45 years; Glen Harrington, 32 years; and L.J. (Bud) Davis,16 years. Company president J.R. McFarland, gave special alarm clocks to each of the men as humorous gifts, followed by large cards, which disclosed that each was receiving a vacation trip. Three of the gift trips were to Hawaii and the fourth was to the Caribbean.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Jan. 12, 1923 – WHITE MILL UNDER WAY

The sawmill of the A.C. White Lumber company’s plant at Dover began turning last week, with two shifts employed. The six dry kilns of the plant are also working and Mr. White states that the frame factory will start operations the middle of next week. At present the plant is employing 170 men.



The new board of county commissioners, instead of appointing a county physician and health officer as heretofore has been the custom, have issued a call for bids for the contract, to cover a two-year period. The present contract, under which Dr. F.G. Wendle holds the appointment, expires this month and the new contract is to be let upon the opening of the bids, Tuesday, January 23.



Blanchard’s new $10,000 school building will be opened Saturday evening with a dance. It is a handsome tile and brick structure, four rooms in size. One room will be used as a high school.



Our postmaster has suggested that the name of Valley be changed because of the confusion of the mail with Valley, Wash. A number of names have been suggested but none has been decided upon.

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