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Bonner County History - July 9, 2024

| July 9, 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 9, 1974 – P & Z OKAYS BRAND S MILL

Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the Brand S Corporation for a sawmill in Laclede. The mill, situated on 50 acres of land in Laclede, will employ about 150 workers and loggers. The county courthouse was jammed for the hearing, with an overflow crowd extending into the hallway. Most of those attending seemed to be in favor of the mill. 

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RETIRES FROM U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Bud Timblin, who retired after 28 years with the Postal Service, was honored by his co-workers with a party. Timblin started with the Sandpoint office in 1946 and over the years carried every route in town. Since 1970, he has been the Rte. 1 carrier. He will continue his 33-year involvement with the Naval reserves, where he holds the rank of Master Chief. 

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ARNDT CANOES IN ARCTIC BARRENS 

Allen A. Arndt [SHS Class of ‘63] is one of seven Whitworth College students on a 1,100 mile six-week expedition that will take them from the ice-locked reaches of Aylmer Lake in the Northwest Territories through the rapids of the Back River into the Arctic Ocean where only a handful of people have ever traveled. Ten students from other states and seven adults, including four teachers, an iron worker, and two doctors, are also on the adventure into the largest remaining wilderness area on earth.


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

July 9, 1949 – TUCKER-BRADETICH RITES

Kathleen Tucker, 20, Samuels, and Phillip Bradetich, 22, Sagle, were married July 2 by Justice of the Peace Frank G. Harrell. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bloom.

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ANNOUNCE DAUGHTER’S MARRIAGE

Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Harris announce the marriage of their daughter Vivian Everett, to Richard C. Palmer, July 1, in the chapel of the First Presbyterian church at Moscow, Idaho. The bridal couple left on a short wedding trip and are now at home at 408 Lake. 

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LIGHTS REQUIRED ON BIKES AT NIGHT

“Children must be reminded not to ride their bicycles on sidewalks or operate them at night without proper lights.” Chief of Police H.H. McCrum said Wednesday. A number of complaints have been registered in the past week. He said infractions would result in impounding the bicycles and/or fines.

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NEWS FROM LACLEDE

Jean Bricker and Joyce Glazier have returned home from the cherry harvest at Kennewick, Wash. 

On July 4, Dr. L.F. Eakin of Sandpoint performed an operation on a valuable heifer of E.P. and Pat Graves’ herd. He and his assistant made a foot-long incision in her right side and removed the stomach contents, finding several pieces of hardware. She’s fine now, running with the herd, probably bragging about her operation to the rest of the cattle. 


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