Bonner County History – June 12, 2022

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Bonner County Historical

Society and Museum

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


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


Sandpoint Senior High graduated 209 seniors before a packed auditorium. Main speaker was ISU president Dr. W.E. Davis. Also making remarks was School District trustee Venus Verhei, who asked graduates to commit themselves to peace, freedom, brotherhood and Christ. The class flower was the peace rose; class motto was “peace is better than a place in history.”



Mrs. Elsie Temple was honored when the Kootenai School held a surprise tea on the occasion of her retirement from the teaching profession. Mrs. Temple had taught for the past 15 years at Kootenai. Attending were the student body, teachers and many parents.



Kootenai Elementary school’s graduating 8th grade class of 18 was the largest in many years, said Leo Johnson, principal. Class members are Connie Thom, Dawn Peterson, Lynette Roberson, Darlene Jull, Katherine Reynolds, Carol McAvoy, Eloise Stevens, Peggy Brown, Calvin Ostrum, Gary Hull, Steven Hart, Joe Powers, Perry Linker, Mike Travers, Craig Bloom, Rickie Rohrich, Delbert Pellens and Kevin Rigby.



Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Chorne of Sandpoint announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Lou, to Dale R. Kedish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kedish, Sandpoint. Both are SHS graduates. The wedding date is July 1.

100 Years Ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

June 12, 1922 – CITY BREVITIES

Charles Stidwell will be with the forestry service this summer at a lookout station on Trestle creek.

Phone 63 to get prices on inset medicine cabinets and ironing boards installed. Sandpoint Woodworking.

Rollin Farmin and several college mates who will be his guests, are expected home from Moscow, where they have been in attendance at the state university.

Mrs. O.F. Page has arrived in New York and is expected home Sunday. With Dr. Page, she left here last October for Europe and after the doctor returned this spring, stayed for further studies in voice culture.



After holding up five men on a freight train between Ramsey and Rathdrum Monday and robbing them of $62, a watch, a gold chain with an Elk’s tooth charm, and a couple of pocket knives, and shortly afterward shooting Charles Dietrich, N.P. yard officer here, through the right leg with a wooden bullet in an attempt to escape, two men, one from Denver, the other from Chicago, were rounded up near the Humbird mill and taken prisoner by Sheriff Kirkpatrick and his deputies. Both made confessions of guilt and were bound over to the district court. When taken prisoners, the bandits claimed to have thrown their loot into Lake Pend d’Oreille, together with their guns, but their cache was discovered buried in the lake shore just north of the Humbird blacksmith shop, where they took refuge after their gun fight with the officer.

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