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Bonner County History - May 28, 2023

| May 28, 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

May 28, 1973 – ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Leen Jr., Priest River, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathy Sue, to Stan Rotmark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Rotmark, Coeur d’Alene. Miss Leen, a graduate of Priest River High School, is employed by Clare Pendar, Post Falls. Rotmark, a Coeur d’Alene High graduate, is an employee of Potlatch Forests. A June 7 wedding is planned.



Mary Driggs and Beth Coon won camperships after each sold 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.



In a fly-up ceremony at Washington School, Junior Troop 246 with leaders Laverne Hebert and Pat Rudolf, was the sister troop which flew up Brownies from Troops 440 and 487. Troop 440 fly-ups were Vonda Pratt, Dana Stockman, Jill Hartley and Lisa Osborne. Troop 487 fly-ups were Paula Syth, Pam Newton, Sarah Cogswell, Lynette Sutton, Barbara Edwards, Sarah Marienau, Tammy Parsley, Cynthia Stoicheff, Susie Park, Karen Kraemer, Pam Jackson, Angela Nelson, Mardi Coffelt and Becky Funk. Troop 246 members are Janet Dexter, Suzanne Rudolph, Molly Bloom, Maureen Hebert, Annette Van Horn, Jill Greenwood, Cindy Scott, Robin Whitehawk, Linda Nottingham and Lisa Gibbons. Cadet Scout Debbie Durand aided Troop 246; Cadet Scouts Mary Driggs and Beth Coon assisted Troop 487. Following the flag salute, Girl Scout Promise and fly-up ceremony, cake and punch were served.

75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

May 28, 1948 – LAKE LEVEL AT 2066

North Idahoans are flood-minded as a turn of the weather has sent long-delayed water rushing down streams and rivers, bringing Lake Pend Oreille to its highest level since 1933. At 4 p.m. Wednesday the level was 2066, a foot of rise in 24 hours. The city beach area was completely flooded, with the beach house squatting in the middle of a bay created by the flood stage. The lake level is 18 inches above last year’s high water of 2064.5, and 3½ feet over the level it would be held at if Albeni Falls dam is built. The Kootenai valley at Bonners Ferry and the town itself were the hardest hit community in North Idaho.



Because of flood conditions, the Bonners Ferry Herald found it impossible to publish its paper in its own plant and it was produced this week from the Sandpoint News-Bulletin plant. The staff of the Bonners Ferry paper, after helping rescue farmers in some of the flooded districts most of the night Tuesday, arrived here Wednesday evening to put out the Herald using the News-Bulletin’s equipment.



The new Sandpoint dog ordinance is in effect, requiring dog owners to keep dogs tied up from April 15 - June 15 to protect yards and gardens in the city.

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