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Bonner County History - Jan. 24, 2023

| January 24, 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. 24, 1973 — PROUDLY WE SALUTE…

1971 SHS graduate James Donald Pratt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Pratt, 420 S. Olive, is stationed with K Trp., 3-2d ACR at Amberg, Germany, after basic training at Ft. Ord, Calif. Pratt, attended the U of I before entering the Army. The serviceman was born in Germany while his father was stationed in that country with the U.S. Army.

U.S.A.F. Capt. Richard Graeber, son of Harry Graeber, Clark Fork, is serving at Arnold AFB, Tenn. Graeber, a 1964 Clark Fork High graduate, was commissioned through the U of I R.O.T.C. program.

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Patrick Merrifield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Merrifield, Priest River, returned to his homeport at Long Beach, Calif., after an eight-month deployment in the Western Pacific aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach.



Sandpoint has a new travel agency — All About Travel. Mrs. Sherry Metz, owner-manager, and Mrs. Darlene Stover, travel counselor, greet travelers in their brand new offices in the North Idaho Building at 304 N. First Ave. (Note: in 2023, part of Sharon’s Hallmark). The women have 17 years combined experience in helping travelers. They are open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays but can be reached 24 hours a day via the Sandpoint Answering Service.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review


Of two bids for the services of a county physician and health officer, incumbent Dr. F.G. Wendle was awarded the contract for $50 per month per office, a total of $100, $50 per month less than was paid heretofore. Dr. N.R. Wallentine gave the other bid, for $75 per month for both jobs. Dr. Wendle was given the contract as he has been in the work several years and is familiar with the duties of the offices and with the laws governing the kinds of cases which fall upon the county to look after.



The Pend d’Oreille Review, newspaper and plant, was sold this week by George Barker to Fred Wild of Stillwater, Minn. Possession is given Feb. 1. The first issue of the Pend d’Oreille Review was on Sept. 8, 1905, and it continued from that time up to this issue the property of its first editor. Mr. Barker first came to Sandpoint in 1903, when he and Al Filson purchased the Kootenai County Republican which had been published by John Yost. The new owners changed the name of the paper to the Northern Idaho News and its first issue was on Nov. 6, 1903. Nine months later, Mr. Barker sold out to Mr. Filson, who continued publishing the News until its sale to Don C.D. Moore. Two years later, Mr. Barker began publication of the Pend d’Oreille Review, which moved to its present location in the Fidelity Trust building soon after the newspaper was started. Mr. Barker gave his entire attention to the newspaper which became synonymous with his name, except for two years when he was secretary of state, 1915-16.

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