Bonner County History - May 18, 2023
Brought to you by the
Bonner County Historical
Society and Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
May 18, 1973 — FLY-IN DREW 73 AIRCRAFT
The Pend d’Oreille Flyers’ third annual Fly-in and Breakfast was held Sunday under sunny skies, with 73 visiting aircraft here for the day. Spot landing contest winners were Craig Wyborny, Sandpoint, first; Jim White, Clark Fork, second; and Tim Kennell, Seattle, third. Flour bombing contest winners were Ken Kyle, Hayden Lake, first; Steve Soper, Athol, second; and Craig Wyborny, Sandpoint, third. Steve Soper, 18, placed first for the third straight year in the short field takeoff and landing contest. Craig Wyborny was second, and Tim Kennell, third. Charlie Brown and his kitchen crew cooked 400 breakfasts and 150 hamburgers.
TEA WILL HONOR MRS. LICHTER
The public is invited to a tea Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northside School to honor Mrs. Florence Lichter, first and second grade teacher, who retired this year. Mrs. Lichter, who had taught at Northside since 1960, will be presented with a money tree.
PROUDLY WE SALUTE …
Private Elaine M. Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Savage, Priest River, recently completed eight weeks of basic training at the Women’s Army Corps Center, Ft. McClellan, Ala.
Airman Stanley W. Syth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Syth, Sandpoint, graduated at Sheppard AFB, Tex., from the U.S. Air Force electrical power production specialist course.
75 Years Ago
May 18, 1948 — NEWS FROM DOVER
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brockus and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Balison and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Clark and baby of Sandpoint, Joe Ballou of Diamond Camp No. 6, and Wallace Ballou spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Ballou.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Anderson of Wrencoe visited Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Lindstrom Saturday evening.
Mrs. Earl Graves and Patty and Mickey Belwood of Laclede spent Sunday with Mrs. Myra Clemence.
Mrs. Ahner and children were overnight guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Farrar in Sandpoint.
DR. MARTIN SELLS HER HOME
Dr. Clarice Martin has announced the sale of her home at Fourth and Pine [402 Pine] to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rasp, formerly of Bismark, No. Dak. and has purchased another home at 315 Lavina.
GREYHOUND BUSES IN SERVICE AGAIN
The familiar blue and white Greyhound buses, missing from highways more than two months, resumed Pacific northwest service early this week after an agreement was reached with the A.F. of L. union. Service through Sandpoint began Tuesday. Due to the torn up condition of downtown streets, buses will pick up passengers and discharge them at the Sandpoint Cleaners [113 Main St.], Edwin Parkins, local agent, announced. Tickets will be sold at the Panida News Stand as usual.
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