Bonner County History – June 19, 2022

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50 years ago

Sandpoint Newsletter

June 19, 1972 – MINE CAN OPEN IN 90 DAYS

Officials at Sunshine Mining Co., Kellogg, Idaho, hope the mine can resume production within 90 days. The blaze that killed 91 miners on May 2 is extinguished, but rock temperatures in the area of ​​the fires remain high.



High water at Sandpoint City Beach made the docks inaccessible except by fording. The high waters washed away large amounts of driftwood and debris along the shore of the lake, and youngsters can be seen swimming among the floating logs. They found that some logs made suitable diving platforms, although they might not be too safe. The seawall at the Condo del Sol project has been invaded by high water and appears to have lost the battle. An unfinished unit lies perilously close to the rising waters.



Mr. and Mrs. Uzell E. March celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday June 11 with Holy Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sandpoint. A reception at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall followed. March was employed by the town of Sandpoint in the water utility before retiring. Both were born in South Dakota. Mrs. March moved to Idaho in 1917, and March came the following year. They were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on June 14, 1922. The couple have two daughters, Mrs. Edith Riddle of Spokane and Mrs. Mary Ellen Olson of Seattle, and seven grandchildren.

100 years ago

North Idaho News

June 19, 1922 – LOCAL MENTION

On Wednesday morning at the Catholic parsonage, the officiating Reverend Kelly, Uzell E. March and Miss Helen A. Sindelar were married. That evening, 40 of the couple’s friends called on them informally and were treated to ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. March will be at their home at 514 N. Sixth. The bride is the daughter of Vincent Sindelar of Algoma. Their many friends wish the couple prosperity and happiness.



Mr and Mrs Horace Ridley, who live down the road from Dover, are the happy parents of a beautiful baby boy who was born last Thursday morning.



The Mosquito War has been waged with great success by the citizens of South Second Avenue. Early in the spring, Ed Small and several neighbors came up with the idea of ​​spreading fuel oil over the waters of the marsh that runs from Second to the lake. Accordingly a petition was made and signed by all the inhabitants of Second and with the money of the signatories two barrels of fuel oil were purchased and the contents sprinkled liberally on the swamp water and grass at proximity. The result was more satisfactory than expected. In previous summers the mosquitoes were so bad that it was almost impossible to sit outside at night. This year, thanks to the measures taken, the number of mosquitoes has fallen sharply.

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