Bonner County History – May 1, 2022

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Bonner County History

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

208-263-2344

50 years ago

Sandpoint Newsletter

May 1, 1972 – K&K AD

The Chalet Motel offers a “Herzlich Willkommen” to all anglers participating in K & K Week. 1½ miles north on highways 95 and 2.

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RENOVATED SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department remodel was completed at the Bonner County Courthouse. The former caretaker’s apartment at the south end of the first floor now houses the driver’s license office formerly located on the second floor. Those who obtain a driver’s license no longer need to enter the main building, but can park at the south end of the building and enter through the new entrance facing First Ave.

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THE RAW CHESS TEAM ON PR

In its first-ever interscholastic chess competition, a four-man team representing Sandpoint High School Chess Club defeated Priest River 3-1. The winning quartet consisted of Dan Young, Gary Parker, Garth Olmstead and Paul Csorosz. The team’s backup is Doug Madsen. Dave Parker, an SHS math and physics instructor, has been the club’s advisor for five years.

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GORDONS OBSERVES SILVER ANNIVERSARY

The silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gordon will be honored with a reception from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday in the IWA lobby. The host of the affair will be their children, Denise, Nels and Cynthia Gordon. All relatives and friends are invited.

100 years ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

May 1, 1922 – NEW POSTMASTER AT LACLDE

State Senator Andrew Christenson was appointed postmaster at Laclede, to take office with Senate confirmation of his appointment.

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JAEGER IN THE FIELD OF WHOLESALE

With a 12,000 gallon capacity gas storage tank on Alder Street on the west side of the SI lanes (along Fifth Avenue), Sandpoint Municipal Garage owner WE Jaeger entered the wholesale business as a distributor of gasoline, handling the Pure Oil Company’s product, as well as Monogram oils and fats. The large tank allows Mr. Jaeger to transport gasoline in carloads, there are 8,000 gallons per tank car. Mr. Jaeger expects to handle a minimum of three carloads of gas per month during the motoring season.

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THE CITY HAS A PIPE ORGAN FACTORY

Sandpoint has a rather unusual industry for a town of less than several thousand people. A pipe organ factory is operated by GW Bates and his son, Arthur Bates, in their music and piano store on Main Street near Sixth Avenue. Mr. Bates began building an instrument last winter that will be worth between $1,500 and $2,000 when completed.

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GRAVEL FOR THE NEW SCHOOL

The Merchants Delivery has the contract to supply 600 yards of gravel for the new school building, to be delivered immediately. It is secured during low water, closed off from the shores of the lake.

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

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