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Bonner County History - Jan. 15, 2023

| January 15, 2023 1:00 AM

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Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

208-263-2344

50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Jan. 15, 1973 – CO-OP TEAM WON 3

The Co-op Gas & Supply Co. men’s traveling basketball team, coached by Garry Bristow, has played four out of town teams so far this season with a record of three wins and one loss. On Dec. 17, they defeated the Bonners Ferry town team. On Dec. 28, they defeated the Clark Fork town team 76-73. High point man for Co-op was Bill Phillips with 21 points, followed by Bill Powell with 17. In a Jan. 4 game with Priest River, Sandpoint won, 128-87. High point man for Co-op was Mike Gunter with 25 points, followed by Bill Powell and John Andrews with 24 each. The Co-op team was handed its first defeat Jan. 7 by Cusick, Wash. The score was 110-104, with Rusty Fitchett high point man for Co-op with 22 points, followed by Mark Ponack with 16.

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NEW NAVY BARGE LAUNCHED

The Naval Undersea Center’s 300-ton sonar calibration barge was launched Thursday at Hope as spectators questioned their own intelligence at standing on the beach in wind at 17 degrees. Although the barge was on a greased incline of four skids, it required two hours to move her about 150 feet from the construction site to the water because the grease had the consistency of tar at those temperatures. Construction of the barge, which will be permanently stationed at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center at Bayview, began in August. Among the spectators of the launch were pupils of Hope Elementary School, who have watched the barge construction since August.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Jan.15, 1923 – LEGION INSTALLS

The American legion held its annual installation, with the following officers seated: Dr. C.P Stackhouse, commander; Maurice O’Leary, vice commander; Aaron Steadman, adjutant; Miss Lillian Hallgren, finance officer; Leo Hadley, chaplain; and Percy Wrinkle, William Polley, Francis Devitt, J.P. Matthiensen and Al Dale, executive committee. “K.P.’s” will be named from week to week by Ray Racicot, house committee chairman. The post’s headquarters will be open Sundays as a clubroom.

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SHERIFF FINDS CACHED STILL

Sheriff Kirkpatrick on Saturday found a large still, of about 30 gallons capacity, poorly cached in scant brush along the west end of Superior street, not far from the G.N. railway. The still had been discovered by a workman who stumbled across it while cutting “across lots.” It was of copper, had a mammoth copper coil and was well made. No other appliances were found near it and its ownership is a mystery to which no clues have been uncovered.

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BUNGALOW-PACK RIVER VALLEY NEWS

Pack river is raising somewhat owing to heavy precipitation of late. A month ago we were all digging ourselves out of the snowbanks to get to town; now we are all searching around for a road with sufficient snow to convey us to town.

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