Bonner County History - Nov. 28, 2023
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Bonner County Historical
Society and Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Nov. 28, 1973 – DR. MARIENAU INJURED
Dr. Fred Marienau sustained a severe separation of his right shoulder and several bruises when the pickup he was operating went out of control and rolled on Tuesday. He was traveling on Hwy 200 to Bonner General Hospital to deliver the first baby born in the new building when the accident occurred. Although he arrived in time to deliver the baby, his injuries prevented him from helping. Dr. Peterson delivered the baby instead.
BABY BOY HELPS MARK HOSPITAL
A baby boy born to Doc and Signe Fulton, Noxon, Mont. on Nov. 20 became the first child born in the new Bonner General Hospital. Franklin Bear Fulton, 6 lbs. 5 oz., arrived at 1:25 p.m., marking a special time for the new building. A baby cap made out of a linen handkerchief was presented to Mrs. Fulton by Mrs. Susan Diehl, women’s auxiliary president. Mrs. Diehl said Franklin Bear should save the cap and give it to his wife on their wedding day.
STEVENS IN MINDORO EXERCISE
Marine Gunnery Sergeant William R. Stevens, Sr., husband of the former Miss Jeraldine J. Hazeltime, 315 Euclid Ave., Sandpoint, participated in Exercise “Pagasa II” on the Islands of Mindoro [Philippines]. He serves with Headquarters Squadron 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan. A 1961 SHS graduate, Stevens joined the Marine Corps in June 1961.
75 Years Ago
Nov. 28, 1948 – DOVER NEWS
The members of the church and Sunday school are happy about the new ceiling in the church, and are now looking forward to having the walls of the auditorium covered with knotty pine. Mr. Howd, who is donating his time, is willing and anxious to complete the work if enough funds are raised to buy the material. We feel sure this will be possible.
Lorraine Balison spent the week end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Ballou.
CANARIES ENJOY BRIEF FREEDOM
“There he goes!” “Catch him! Quick, before he gets behind those pictures!” “I can’t reach him way up there!” “Look out for those glass dishes!” All this flutter and excitement was in the Ben Franklin store last Thursday when the shipping cage of Hartz Mountain canaries was received. In the process of transferring the colorful little birds to the large show cages, five of the singers escaped and made a thorough investigation of their new surroundings. It was an exciting hour and a half for the entire store staff before all the escapees were captured. The birds were flying high, wide and handsome, always alighting where their would-be captors dared not venture. “We seriously considered trying the old adage about using salt,” Mrs. Bernie Coffer laughingly said. “I think the little fellows are sorry they caused so much disturbance. They have been doing a lot of singing since we got them settled.”
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