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Bonner County History - March 28, 2024

| March 28, 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  28, 1974 – BIRTH

March 24 – Mr. and Mrs. Walter Inman, Sandpoint, boy, 7 lb. 7 oz.

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DAUGHTER BORN TO PARKERS

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Parker of McCall are the parents of a son, John Carl, born March  3 at Pocatello. The new arrival joins a sister, Amy. Mrs. Parker is the former Diana Converse of Sandpoint. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dan Converse of Sandpoint, who were guests at the Parker home for three weeks.

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BOARD TAKES HARD STANCE ON THREATS

The Bonner County School Board took a tough stand Tuesday night on bomb threats in the School District, adopting the policy that, as of this date, any student who admits to or is convicted of making a bomb threat to any school in the district will be expelled for not less than one year from all Bonner County Schools. In addition, the board will bring suit against the parents of such students for payment of costs incurred as the result of a bomb threat.

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DAVID P. HENNES WITH ARMY IN KOREA

Army Private David P. Hennes, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hennes, Sagle, is assigned to the 2nd Inf. Div. in Korea. Pvt. Hennes is a wheeled vehicle mechanic with HQ Co., 2nd AB at Camp Casey.


75 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

March  28, 1949 – MRS. McEWEN HONORED

Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs. L.E. Bockelman entertained with a “stork shower” in honor of Mrs. Curtis McEwan. Games were played, after which the honored guest was presented many lovely gifts and refreshments served. Other guests included Mrs. Joseph Harp of Priest River, Mrs. McEwan’s mother, Mrs. Ernest Gill of Priest River, Mrs. Ray Pentland, J.W. Ramsay, Mrs. M.E. Shea, Mrs. Karl Greef, Sr., Mrs. Kenneth Burgess and Mrs. Richard Stearns. 

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BIRTHDAY DINNER

A family dinner at the H.H. McCrum home March 17 honored the birthday of Pat McCrum. The traditional birthday cake, glowing with candles, climaxed the party. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCrum, Misses Dorothy and Joyce McCrum, Mrs. Pat McCrum and the honored guest.

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STREET CAVES IN AT FIRST AND CEDAR

A new “manhole” appeared in the street at the intersection of First and Cedar in front of the Safeway store about noon Wednesday. Water seepage had taken out enough sand and gravel from underneath the street to form a hollow and it caved in after a car crossed the area to park in front of the store. City Engineer Art Tiggelbeck said the sand was carried away by raising of the water table under the street rather than by breaks in the storm drain manholes. It will be necessary to break up a section of the street at the intersection later to repair the damage.


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