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Bonner County History - July 7, 2024

| July 7, 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 7, 1974 – NEW DENTAL OFFICE

Dr. Richard P. Neuder recently moved his dental practice into an attractive new structure at Ontario and Dover highway. The building was styled to fit the surrounding scenery of the Sandpoint area. Dr. Neuder now has more room, rental space for a dental hygienist and additional parking space. 

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GIRL SCOUTS TO TEN SLEEP, WYO.

Girl Scout Troop 123 and their leaders, Mrs. Duane Davis and Mrs. Peter Cinelli, recently departed for National Center West at Ten Sleep, Wyo. Troop members making the trip were Francie Ruyle, Donna Driggs, Kelly Thompson, Kerry Sisler, Zale Palmer, Mitzi Hawkins and Liz Davis.  

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FIRST TENNIS TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS

Sandpoint Racquet Club’s first tennis tournament turned out “very good,” according to Jim Parsons, tournament chairman. Steve White, Clark Fork, took home the honors in the Advanced Men’s Singles with a convincing win over Bob Nieman in the finals. In the Beginning Men’s Singles, George Francis claimed first prize. Jim Parsons and Erv Holm won the Men’s Doubles, defeating Lindsay-Nieman and Cinelli-Poe on the way up. In Mixed-doubles, the mother-son team of Larry and Ruth Stonebarger defeated Dave and Jan Hathaway. Mrs. Hathaway won the Beginning Women’s Singles, and Maureen Stonebarger won the Advanced Women’s singles. 


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

July 7, 1949 – VISITS GRANDPARENTS

Miss Ronale Selle, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Selle, left Saturday for Spanaway, Wash. She will be the guest of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Madoche, for the rest of the month.

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RUNABOUT RECOVERED BY CARNAHAN

The morning of July 4th about 8 o’clock, Jerry Carnahan caught a really big “fish” to add to the six bluebacks and two cutthroat he had landed out from the city dock. The “fish” was Lester Brown’s 17-foot Higgins runabout, which was floating about halfway between Pend d’Oreille lodge and the N.P. bridge. Carnahan took the boat in tow and returned it to the dock. Brown, who was at the lodge, had not yet missed the craft, which had been insecurely tied up. 

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RECORD CROWD VISITS AREA

Sandpoint and the Lake Pend Oreille area played host over the holiday week end to the largest group of vacationists in its history, taxing resort facilities and swamping Sandpoint businesses with one of the biggest summer crowds ever seen.  Although there was no formal celebration here on the Fourth, the city was packed with cars both Sunday and Monday. Baseball games, an amateur rodeo and a boxing card helped entertain the home folks and visitors as well. It was Lake Pend Oreille itself, however, that provided the major attraction. The weather was excellent and many hundreds of people kept every available craft on the lake busy. 


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