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Bonner County History - March 24, 2024

| March 24, 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

March 24, 1974 – NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Judge Dar Cogswell performed the naturalization ceremony for four new U.S. citizens last Monday in the courtroom of the Bonner County Courthouse: Mrs. Terry (Marlene Rose) Dale, Priest River, a native of Germany; Pierre Huguenin, Sandpoint, a native of France; Mrs. Rex S. (Susan) Johnson, Sandpoint, a native of England; and six-year-old Brandi Lynn Arnold, Sandpoint. Mrs. Doris Kenney, district court clerk, said that, to her knowledge, Brandi Lynn, who was born in Seoul, Korea, is the youngest person to take the oath in this county. 

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COAST TO COAST UNDER NEW REINS

Mike Schaff, 21, a young man on the go, is the new manager of Sandpoint’s Coast to Coast store [109 Main]. Schaff, who has five years of previous experience in the hardware business, was hired to manage the Coast to Coast by the store’s new owner, Roger Gregory of Priest River. Mike began a renovation program in the store and plans to be finished in time for a grand opening in May. He and his wife, Diane, who works for the child development center, plan to make Sandpoint their home.  

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SCOUTS HOLDING PAPER DRIVE

Boy Scouts of Troop 101 are sponsoring a paper drive to raise money for camping equipment, according to Troop Senior Patrol Leader Steve McNearney. The newsprint will be gathered on March 30. All donations will be appreciated. 


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

March 24, 1949 – BIRTHS

To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Watts, Sandpoint, March 17, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. James Yount, Naples, March 18, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood, Sandpoint, March 19, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kohal, Kootenai, March 19, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knaggs, city, March 22, a daughter. 

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SLUMBER PARTY HELD

Miss Rhoda Roth entertained with a slumber party at the Horace Roth home at Kootenai on Friday evening, in honor of the 17th birthday of Miss Kay Robinson. Other guests were Donna Melis, Shirley Porath, Irma Jean Rose, Mary McKinnon, Janice Crockett and the honored guest. 

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SPORT SHOP THREE YEARS OLD

The Pend Oreille Sport Shop, owned by two ex-G.I.s, one a Navy veteran and the other an army veteran, is celebrating its third anniversary. Don Samuelson and Jim Breinich are proprietors of the business, which opened March 20, 1946, in the Tifft building on Cedar. When its business expanded, they moved to the present store building on First Avenue in Dec. 1947. Samuelson opened the store, and Breinich came along later when he had finished his stint with the combat troops in western Germany, arriving here in Sept. 1946. Last year the partners opened another sporting goods store in Priest River, which has now been in operation for eight months. 


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