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Bonner County History - Sept. 19, 2023

| September 19, 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

Sept. 19, 1973 – BIRTHS

Sept. 11 – Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson, Sandpoint, boy, 7 lb. 12½ oz.; Mr. and Mrs. James Stebbins, Sandpoint, boy, 6 lb. 15 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Danny Munds, Priest River, girl, 8 lb. 3¾ oz.; Sept. 12 – Mr. and Mrs. Darell Kenops, Hope, girl, 8 lb. 7½ oz.; Sept. 15 – Mr. and Mrs. Jack Karst, Sandpoint, boy, 8 lb. 4 oz.; Sept. 16 – Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Van Gundy, Sandpoint, boy, 7 lb. 10½ oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gehring, Sandpoint, girl, 8 lb.



Fr. John Harrington performed the July 21 wedding of Marlene Reaves and Mickey Ames at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Irene Reaves, Sandpoint, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ames, Dover. The newlyweds are living on Rapid Lightning Creek. He is employed as a carpenter by Ames Brothers.



The Sandpoint Women’s Golf Assn. named new officers and awarded prizes for the Women’s Golf Championships at a banquet at Edgewater Lodge. New officers are: President, Betty Slaughter; Vice president, Florence Williams; and Secretary Beth Burnside. Retained as Treasurer was Jacquita Cox. Golf Championship winners were: championship flight, Florence Williams; first flight, Ernie Daniel; second flight, Ilene Spring; third flight, Jewel Benoit.

75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Sept. 19, 1948 – GOOD TOURIST SEASON

Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille travel and tourist business swung sharply upward in July and August. Many resorts and business firms catering to travelers were able to recoup some of the losses suffered during the spring and early summer flood waters and blocked streets and roads. Montana, Oregon, and Washington all had lessened tourist traffic this year, while Idaho enjoyed an 11 per cent increase. Most of the increase was in north Idaho, where there have been active publicity campaigns.



Reports from practically all parts of Lake Pend Oreille indicate continuing excellent fishing. Week end fishermen out of Talache lodge landing caught a total of 132 bluebacks, cutthroats and rainbows Saturday and 321 Sunday. Largest individual catch reported from Talache was a total of 124 cutthroats and bluebacks taken by Glenn Reed, Sandpoint, on Saturday. His Sunday catch totaled 79. Among other catches were Charles and Marvin Hines, Sandpoint, 17; Mrs. Leonard Decker and Mrs. Clifford Coons, Sandpoint, 38; Ernie Jeffries, Sagle, 54; Mr. Blair, Richland, Wash., 52; Len Ulrich, Sandpoint, 32; Otto Klefstad, Sandpoint, 41.



Miss Patricia Patton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Patton, has pledged to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, one of eight national sororities at U of I.

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