Bonner County History – October 30, 2022

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Bonner County History

Society and Museum

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


50 years ago

Sandpoint Newsletter


Sagle Brownie Girl Scout Troop 506 welcomed several new Brownies on Monday: Heidi Ownby, Marceline Toten, Debbie Good, Eve Marie Gordon, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Jackie Pucci, Jeannette Ball, LeAnna Porath, Heidi Carson and Laurie Bristow. The sophomore Brownies are Ivy Metz, Kristi Merwin, Virginia Sigmund, Jeralyn Lewis and Heidi Overholser. Katie Overholser is a Brownie Assistant.



The downtown business district of Cedar Street is only five blocks long, but within this short distance there is a remarkable number and variety of products and services. On Cedar between First and Sixth Avenues, you can buy shoes, furniture and other home furnishings, cars and trucks, real estate, clothing, miscellaneous store items, cosmetics , sporting goods, records, stereo cassettes, flowers, radios and televisions. If you are a man you can get a haircut and if you are a woman you can get a wave, set or facial. You can have your car serviced at any of several locations, get full banking service, or order a phone installed at your home. You can buy processed wood products, a glass of beer, a drink or a meal. And if you like pizza, you can also order it. You can organize a trip around the world or to any place you name. You can have your clothes cleaned or get public relations services, listen to hi-fi or buy a small radio that will tell you what the weather will be like tomorrow. If the thought of it all within five blocks is too much, you can stop by a drug store and get something to calm your nerves.

100 years ago

Pend d’Oreille Review

Oct. 30, 1922 – PARTY WILL GIVE

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be giving a Halloween party to which the public is invited. The event will take place at the Legion’s new quarters in the Weil Building at First and Lake, which has been refurbished to make room for dancing. A 50 cent charge will be charged for the event. The responsible committee is: Miss Helen Irvine, President; Miss Edith Fee, Mrs Joseph Leising, Mrs WM Malkson, Miss Jerry Reed and Miss Grace Feeder.



All Bonner County War Mothers are urgently invited to attend the next meeting, Nov. 1, at the American Legion Hall to plan the annual banquet for all veterans on Armistice Day. .

The Sandpoint Drug will be making significant changes to its store. The cigar cases at the front of the store will be removed and the space reserved for perfumes and toiletries. The changes will bring an overall improvement to the interior of the store and the shelf will be embellished with mirrors and flat glass. The removal of the cigar trade is necessitated by the demand for floor space.



The recently organized U of I club will entertain with a Halloween dance at KP Hall. All university and college graduates in the city are invited to attend.

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