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Bonner County History - July 2, 2024

| July 2, 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

July 2, 1974 – PERKS FAMILY TOGETHER

For the first time in over two years, all of the Perks family were together when the three children of Floyd and Eunice Perks made a surprise visit home for Father’s Day. Their son Chris and his wife Chris came from Nampa, Ida. Son George and wife Kathy flew over from Centralia in their own plane. Hazel and husband Mike and Keri Sue and Kenney came from Inkom. Hazel and children stayed for two weeks. 

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SWIMMING LESSONS START AT CITY BEACH

Swimming lessons begin July 8 at City Beach for first graders through adults. Lifeguards teaching the classes are Maggie Morton, Donann Sisler, Michele Bopp, Carla Moore, Jayne Davis and Carol Mahler. 

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NEWS FROM GROUSE CREEK by Bess Reber

Pack River Grange’s social drew about 40 adults and youngsters who enjoyed barbecue and games at the Dale Barton home.  Homemade ice cream and a cake baked by Evelyn Littlefield was served for Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Jackson’s 38th anniversary. 

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NEW NAME GOES UP

It took almost seven months, but the long-awaited sign has arrived and Cady & Pier [Ford] began wearing its new name “Evergreen Ford.” The official name change took place in January along with the arrival of the new General Manager, Dave Wall. A Spokane native, Wall came here after seven years with the Ford Motor Company in Seattle. 


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

July 2, 1949 – AMATEUR RODEO PLANNED

The holiday week end finds an amateur rodeo scheduled for Sunday and Monday. The rodeo is being sponsored by T.T. McGhee, who will furnish the stock, including some 18 horses he purchased following the professional rodeo show here several weeks ago. The event takes place at the Sandpoint rodeo grounds. Four main events each afternoon will give the winners $50 day money: saddle bronc riding, bareback horse riding, calf roping and team tying. The youngsters will come in for their share of fun and thrills on the $10 day money for calf riding. 

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PANIDA TO FEATURE MATINEE ON FOURTH

The Panida theatre is scheduling a special holiday matinee on July 4 at 2 p.m., announced Manager Floyd Gray. The show is being given so that persons who find themselves “stay-at-homes” on the Fourth will have something to do for entertainment downtown in the afternoon. “Red Stallion of the Rockies” is the feature picture for the matinee. 

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PRACTICAL NURSES ORGANIZE

The newly organized Licensed Practical Nurses’ assn. held its first meeting Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Bernice Piatt. Officers elected were: president, Mrs. Hazel Potter; vice president, Mrs. Bernice Piatt; and secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall. Mrs. Marshall will represent the Sandpoint assn. at the L.P.N. convention in Coeur d’Alene in August. 


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