Bonner County History – October 31, 2021

From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864


50 years ago

Sandpoint News Bulletin


The SHS Ski Club is planning a ski show on November 18th. There will be a ski swap, fashion show, ski movies and a draw for a Schweitzer season pass.

Another second year fundraising project will be the sale of carmelées (sic) apples. There’s a night’s work Wednesday at Bev Wright’s to make the apples. Participating in Janet Snedden, Judy Moon, Patricia Davis, Lea Sammons and Hanna Munson.

The US government’s study at SHS has a new dimension. About 220 seniors study the Sandpoint News-Bulletin every Thursday, the day it is published. Merle Parsley teaches five classes, Terry Iverson, three, and Dick Curtis, one. Richard Frymire, a man from Clark Fork, teaches in Iverson’s room.

Mr. Leroy Anderson’s commercial art class works on ancient manuscript lettering skills. Students first find a saying from the Bible, then write it freehand in Old English or Gothic letters, illuminating the first letter of the paragraphs.

Miss Marianne Brown’s sophomore classes work on short stories, vocabulary and spelling.



Lieutenant James L. Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Baldwin, Sandpoint, graduated from the Judge Advocate General’s School of the United States Army in Charlottesville, Virginia. Baldwin was one of 72 graduates who graduated after an 8-week crash course in military legal practice, which prepares lawyers for any assignment in the body of the Judge Advocate General.

100 years ago

Reviews on the Pend d’Oreille

October 31, 1921 – PATENTS OF THE CITY

Dr OF Page removed Peter Johnson’s tonsils on Monday at the city hospital.

HS Remer, “Dad” Hartman and OL Peavey are back from a week of hunting across the Granite Creek Ditch. Game was plentiful, but the weather was so miserable that they didn’t have much time outside and so were “only wet in the back”.

The state rural school supervisor visited some of the county schools with the county superintendent. Mrs. Tuck. Among those visited was Thornton School, near Hope, where 40 students attend in overcrowded conditions.



Sunday, Chas. County Engineer Tigglebeck George Buchanan and Wm. Keller visited Upper Lightning Creek on a hunting expedition and brought home the carcass of a 450-pound black bear, one of the most big bears killed in this section for some time. “It almost broke my back to help Buck and Charley hold on,” Keller said. “I haven’t been able to wear a tie since, my shoulders hurt so much.”



Dr and Ms OF Page departed for New York on Wednesday, where they plan to stay for a short time and then sail to mainland Europe to spend the winter. The doctor expects to attend French and German medical and surgical schools and clinics, and Ms. Page will continue her work in vocal culture.

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