Bonner County History - Jan. 30, 2024
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Bonner County Historical
Society and Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
50 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1974 – HEPPERLE ENGAGEMENT
Mrs. John M. Hepperle, Sandpoint, announces the engagement of her daughter, Theresa Ann, to Carl Pendleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pendleton, Shoshone, Idaho. Miss Hepperle, a 1972 SHS graduate, is majoring in nursing at Idaho State University. Mr. Pendleton, a recent ISU engineering graduate, is studying toward his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. A May wedding is planned.
Leola Schwartz at Morton notified the sheriff’s office of a double decker cabin cruiser floating down the river. High water had caused it to loosen from its moorings at the E.D. Brown home at Gypsy Bay.
Edgemere Grange No. 355 officers are: Master, Leora Bandy; overseer, Ron Costich; lecturer, Linda Barnes; steward, Norman Trost; asst. steward, Bob Bandy; chaplain, Gladys Kerl; treasurer, Louise Trost; secretary, Arbutus Hulquist; gatekeeper, George Bratt; Ceres, Sally Costich; Pomona, Nellie Hulquist; Flora, Martha Cahoon; Lady asst. steward, Debbie Deeter; executive committee, Garland Sawyer, Nina Larson, and LaVelle Gornick.
KENTUCKY VELVET TO APPEAR ON TV
“Kentucky Velvet,” a popular country western band which plays weekends at Connie’s Cafe lounge, will appear on KHQ TV on June 29. Members of the band are Curt Balch, Ken Ewing and Russ Watts.
75 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1949 – NEWS FROM MORTON
Floyd Irish and Sonny Overland opened the road at Morton and also private roads along the way with Floyd’s bulldozer, but Old Man Winter says no, and here we are all blocked in again.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Street, who lost their home by fire Thursday, are staying with the John Streets.
DOPE ON THE SLOPE by Nikki Tifft
Five hardy hopefuls, Irene and Patty West, Karen Becker, Jo Ellen Walker and Carol Brunsell, turned out Saturday for free ski lessons, but the cold and poor visibility soon put an end to the excursion.
SHEET OF ICE OVER LAKE EAST TO HOPE
Not since 1913 has the lake from Sandpoint to Hope, around the islands and across to Glengary been covered with ice, according to the old timers, but lack of heavy winds and subzero temperatures the past few weeks have put a coating of ice all over the north end of the lake. The ice has given whitefishermen a chance to ply their sport during the past few weeks, both for profit and pleasure.
HOME BURNED TO GROUND SUNDAY
The Oden bay home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reynolds was burned to the ground Sunday. The family had just finished breakfast when the flames were discovered. The fire had made such headway in the attic that there was no chance of saving the building with the meager water supply available.
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