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Bonner County History - Nov. 26, 2023

| November 26, 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

Nov. 26, 1973 – BON APPETITO!

Sandpoint’s newest restaurant, The Pasta House, [521 N. 4th; in 2023, the site of Edward Jones], is a family operation. Bob and Tom Vetromile are the owners; Tom’s wife Bronwen will serve as hostess. Tom, who will handle the cooking, said all the food will be from old Vetromile family recipes. Diners will be happy to learn the highest priced item is $4.95. 



The Bonner County Youth Athletic Assn. last week elected Bill Fournier as president; Bill Dowling, vice president; John Robertson, secretary; Mike Dukart, treasurer. Frank Travers and Gary Reasor will fill two vacancies on the seven-man board of directors. Other directors are Ron Hunt, Jim Reed, Mike Plaster, Ken Beaudoin, and Bob Nelson. Bulldog Athletic Director Cotton Barlow will be an advisor.



A gold pin has been awarded to Mrs. Mollie Kalk by Royal Neighbors of America, in recognition of her continuous service since 1927 as recorder of Royal Neighbor Camp No. 2373. The award is for faithful service to the society, which offers life insurance and fraternalism for nearly half a million members. 



SHS Band recently elected officers: Eddie Sue Judy is president; Kathy Puckett, vice president; Sherry MacPherson, secretary; and sergeants-at-arms are Carol Mahler and Rob Sisson. 

75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Nov. 26, 1948 – PARTY AT GOOBY HOME

Bob and Dick Gooby, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Gooby, were hosts Saturday evening at a hard-time party at their home. Jo Ann Spanton and Pete Dockins won prizes for their costumes. Sharing in the games and fun were: Billy and Hazel Hunt, Marguerite, Sam, Pete, and Puss Dockins, Jo Ann and Rose Mary Spanton, Virginia Neu, Monte Weaver, Beverly Vlasak, Edna and Elena Poelstra, Pat and Marilyn Gooby and the hosts. Refreshments were served at the close of the evening. 



In a simple and impressive ceremony, Miss Florence Waddell and Compton I. White Jr. were united in marriage by the Rev. Patrick Ahern in the Clark Fork Catholic church Nov. 19 in the presence of the immediate families of the bride and groom. After a luncheon at the home of the groom’s parents, the Honorable and Mrs. Compton I. White, the couple left by car for a honeymoon in Missoula. They will reside in Clark Fork where Mr. White is associated with his father in mining interests. 



November 17, the Lincoln P.T.A. was entertained by the fifth graders who presented a Thanksgiving skit. Shirley Brixen played a piano solo. Dr. D.A. Harris presented a talk on “The Child’s Eyes.”

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