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Bonner County History - Jan. 30, 2024

| January 30, 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

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.  

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SAWYER-THAMA-MORTON-JEWEL LAKE

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. 

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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

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.


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