Bonner County History – May 24, 2022


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50 years ago

Sandpoint Newsletter

May 24, 1972 – GABELS WEDNESDAY IN THE GARDEN

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gabel (Betsy Nieman) of Boise chose the country beauty of Lake Pend Oreille for their recent wedding. The ceremony was scheduled for Samowen Beach but, due to inclement weather, took place in the Ross Hall garden in Sandpoint. In attendance were the bride’s sister, Marty, and Ross Hall. Gabel, who grew up in Hope, the son of Mrs. Hazel Gabel, is the photographer for the Idaho Daily Statesman and teaches at Boise State College. He worked for several years at Ross Hall Studio.

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WILLIAMSES ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN NOTE

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Lyall Williams, 439 S. Ella Ave., will honor their parents with a reception Sunday in the United Methodist Church social hall to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Mr and Mrs Williams moved to a ranch west of Sandpoint in 1926 and resided there until a year ago when they moved to their new home in Sandpoint. They have two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Ricco of Spokane and Mrs. Susan Bristow of Sagle, one son, Richard Williams, of New York, and four grandchildren.

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FUTURE FARMERS RAISING TWO

Jed Turnbull and Cornell Rasor were re-elected to continue in their FFA SHS Chapter offices. Turnbull will continue as president and Rasor as secretary. New officers joining the veteran pair include Vice President Bruce Johnson; Shawn Woods, scrapbooking journalist; and Steve Rasor, sentry.

100 years ago

North Idaho News

May 24, 1922 – NEW SADDLE-BRONX

The cheese meeting held in Selle on Saturday was well attended and a lot of interest was shown in trying to have a co-operative cheese factory soon.

Mr and Mrs Ole Sletager are the happy parents of a little boy (Raymond) who arrived last week.

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WAR VETERANS ON A 15,000 MILE HIKE

Charles C. Franklin and his dog Champ, both World War veterans, arrived in the city on Friday, on their health hike across the United States. Both were wounded and gassed during the war. Franklin enlisted the day war was declared against Germany. Champ, raised in Scotland, was donated to the Red Cross when he was 14 months old. He served 14 months with the Red Cross, serving on three fronts. He is credited with saving 1657 lives, was gassed twice, injured in both hind legs and shocked by a shell. He saved Franklin’s life in St. Mihiel after Franklin was unconscious in no man’s land for two days. Champ was decorated by Marshal Foch in 1918. The two left New Orleans on January 3, for a 15,000 mile trek, and when they arrived here they had traveled 4,865 miles, passing through California.

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MRS. FARMIN NAMES SPOKANE FAIR SLOGAN

Mrs. Earl D. Farmin yesterday received a check for $10 as a prize for naming a slogan for the Spokane Fair. The slogan could not exceed 10 words and Ms Farmin only took half the number for her hit slogan which reads ‘Make the fair your business’.

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