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Bonner County History - Feb. 8, 2024

| February 8, 2024 1:00 AM

Brought to you by the

Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864

208-263-2344


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Feb. 8, 1974 – BIRTHS

Feb. 2 - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Weber, Sandpoint, girl, 7 lb. 9 oz.; Feb. 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leavitt, Sandpoint, girl, 6 lb. 15 oz.; Feb. 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Skabelund, Priest River, boy, 8 lb. 1½ oz.; Feb. 4 - Mr. and Mrs. Keith Goullette, Sandpoint, girl, 7 lb. 4½ oz.; Feb. 4 - Dr. and Mrs. Jim Arthurs, Sandpoint, boy, 4 lb. 8 oz. 

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DELL BROWN RECEIVES HERO’S AWARD 

Sandpoint businessman Dell Brown was awarded a plaque for bravery by the Washington State Patrol in a ceremony in the city council chambers Feb. 1.  According to the officer’s report, the Edmond Jackson family was traveling north of Spokane on Aug. 28, when their pickup camper slid onto its side and burst into flames. Brown, the first to arrive on the scene, rushed to the burning vehicle to help Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and their three daughters escape the blaze, burning his shoes and losing his glasses in the effort. The plaque reads in part, “This award is presented in recognition of his willingness to become involved, jeopardizing his own safety in the completion of this heroic act.”

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A CHILLING CRIME

Nolan Hildreth, Sandpoint, reported to city police that someone took several eight-track tapes, valued at $150, from his 1971 Ford pickup Thursday, also reporting that the thief or thieves filled the cab of the truck up with snow. City police are investigating.


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Feb. 8, 1949 – WRENCOE CLUB MEETS

Wrencoe Community club met at the home of Mrs. H.L. Blood. Despite the cold day, 16 members were present. Mrs. Margaret Boren, home demonstration agent, assisted members in finishing picture frames. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Orville Gastineau, 411 N. Ella. This will be an all day meeting with a program on “Children’s Clothing.” 

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2-YEAR-OLD TUMBLES FROM CAR

Opening the back-seat door of the car in which he was riding gave little 2-year-old Richard Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin [Bud and Josephine] Hanson, a nasty fall Sunday as the family drove across the long bridge. Fortunately there was no car close behind. The little boy was treated at the clinic for a bad concussion and lacerations of the head. 

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SANDPOINT CIVIC CLUB MEETING

The Civic club on Monday will hear a hobby talk by Dr. Margaret Long on “Sea Shells.” The V.F.W. quartet, composed of M.O. Sanford, Paul Greenleaf, Paul Delamarter and Weston Brunsell, will perform. 

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COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME

The week end saw college students home from their studies including Jim Parsons, Jr., Elwin Harford, Gordon Kalk, Patsy Patton, Frank Bonar and Zola Shaffer, all from Moscow. From Gonzaga came Bud Jones, Arnold Eidam and Jim Jones.


For more information, visit the museum online at bonnercountyhistory.org.

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