Bonner County History - Sept. 21, 2023
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Bonner County Historical
Society and Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Sept. 21, 1973 – WEDDING AT NAVAL BASE
Miss Gale Newcomb, Laclede, and Daniel J. Boyle of Sandpoint were wed Aug. 28 in the Naval Base Chapel in San Diego. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Newcomb, Laclede. The groom is the son of Mrs. Loretta Boyle and Loyd Boyle, both of Sandpoint. HTFN Boyle is stationed at NTC, San Diego. The couple will reside in Imperial Beach.
31 WEEKEND DRUG ARRESTS
Thirty-one persons, 15 of them juveniles, were arrested on drug-related charges in Bonner County last weekend. The arrests, greatest number in a 72-hour period in county history, were made by officers of the Sandpoint Police Department, Bonner County Sheriff’s Department, and Idaho State Police. All the apprehensions were made in Sandpoint and Priest River. Sheriff Robert H. Wilcox said county jail facilities were hard pressed over the weekend.
NEWS FROM SELLE by Mrs. Harry Robertson
Visitors at the Pete Thom home for several weeks are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Houidobre and son, Gene, from New Orleans, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Bricker and Mrs. Raynelle Piehl visited with Ruth Beauchamp Sunday.
SAMOWEN GETS SEWER SYSTEM
Work is well underway by the U.S. Forest Service to construct a complete sewage system as a water pollution abatement project for the Samowen campground. Samowen is the most used destination campground in the Kaniksu National Forest.
75 Years Ago
Sept. 21, 1948 – RAIN WAS FIRST OF MONTH
The Sandpoint area got its first rain of the month Wednesday when a storm from the coast hit this region. Sufficient rain fell to remove city burning permit regulations and wet down fall seedlings of grains and other plantings. The stretch of clear weather lasting all month has been some of the best “summer” weather of the entire season.
FIRST ISSUE FROM NEW HOME
This is the first issue of the Sandpoint News-Bulletin published from its new shop. Last week as soon as the paper was out, the equipment began to move from the old building on south First [at Pine] to the new building [415 N. 2nd] near the postoffice. Doral Hoover, Portland, a printing machinist, is in charge of moving the plant, with the principal job of moving and erecting the 11-ton Goss press which prints the paper. It will be about two weeks before the News-Bulletin has completely finished moving.
FIFTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED
Ralph Delamarter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Delamarter, celebrated his fifth birthday Saturday with a group of friends. Games were played and ice cream and cake served with favors for all. Guests were Larry Greef, John Sanford, Robert Crockett, Timmy Callahan and Mike and Kevin Brown.
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