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September, 2021
September 30
CdA police seek public's help to locate missing woman: The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Sharon Archer, 62, of Coeur d’Alene. She was last seen at her residence in the area of Fifth Street and Locust Avenue at around 10 p.m. Monday, September 27.
County to honor nation's fallen firefighters: The U.S. Fire Service will pay tribute to the lives of 119 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2020 and in previous years during the 40th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 3. A local memorial ceremony will also be held on that day at 3 p.m. at the main city fire station in downtown Bonners Ferry.
IDSOS, Bonner County challenge Lindell's "Big Lie" claims: A team from the office of the Idaho Secretary of State will be in Bonner County on Saturday, October 2, extending Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney’s review begun earlier this month of a document presented to the state dubbed “The Big Lie” and originating on a website showing a 2021 copyright from Michael J. Lindell, the founder of MyPillow, that alleges statewide digital manipulation of Idaho’s vote totals in the 2020 election, in which former president Donald Trump won with 63.8-percent of the vote.
September 29
Little tours CdA COVID treatment center: Governor Brad Little toured a state-sponsored monoclonal antibody treatment facility in Coeur d’Alene today to highlight the effectiveness of the treatments in saving lives and reducing hospitalizations, but cautioned they are not meant as an alternative to receiving the safe COVID-19 vaccine.
September 28
BCSO seeking information on missing woman: UPDATE: The sheriff's office made contact with Heather Boyce and she is no longer considered missing. 3:30 p.m. - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman. Heather Boyce was last seen driving a silver 2008 Ford Expedition, Idaho license place BEAST 12. Anyone who has information on her whereabouts or who sees the vehicle is asked to call the Boundary County Sheriff's Office at (208) 267-3151, extension 0.
Creston Town Hall to close for first Day of Truth and Reconciliation: On Thursday, September 30, Creston Town Hall will be closed in observance of Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Rotary auctioning hand-crafted wooden sailboat
The Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry is holding a fund raiser auction for a beautiful hand-crafted sailboat and trailer that won grand champion in woodworking at the Boundary County Fair.
Proceeds will go to the local Rotary Scholarship Fund, and the successful bidder will have a scholarship named in their honor.
Icy, snowy roads coming ... sheriff will help you prepare: It’s coming ... even though we are just getting started with fall, winter is just around the corner, and the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering a free community class on winter driving for those who maybe have not driven on winter roads yet, are new to driving or maybe want a refresher before the ice and snow hit.
September 27
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
September 25
Eventful few days for the BFPD: On Wednesday, September 15, Assistant Bonners Ferry Police Chief Marty Ryan, assisted by chief Brian Zimmerman and officer Jason Trujillo, responded to a home on Eisenhower Street in Bonners Ferry in response to a report of a man suffering from a mental disorder, believed to be violent and holding a four-day old child without the mother's permission. It was just one of several dangerous incidents handled quietly of late.
September 24
Teresa Rae seeks second term on school board: I would like to introduce myself, for those of you who don’t know me. My name is Teresa Rae and I am running for reelection for Boundary County School District 101, Zone 5, Naples. I have been a board member for the past four years and have been attending board meetings since late 2014 as a volunteer facilities planner for our district.
September 23
Amid COVID resurgence, students have choices: Thank you to our staff and students for an amazing start to the school year! Our students have a renewed sense of school spirit and excitement. Our staff continues to work diligently to serve our students, colleagues and the community. Although we are extremely excited to be in school, we are asking for community help and support. Over the last two and a half weeks, we have continued to see an increase in the number of staff and students with Covid-19. By Superintendent Jan Bayer
September 20 
A crisis exists, but no medical professional will let you die: While many vehemently dispute and do all in their power to "protect their freedoms" and so prolong the ordeal, there is a major healthcare crisis in Idaho. It is sufficient to warrant the activation of crisis standards of care protocols statewide September 16 by the Department of Health and Welfare. But in this teeming world of instant misinformation, small grains of truth get quickly stretched beyond comprehension, in both ways.   
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions 
RDCK offices to close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day: In June of this year, the Canadian federal government passed legislation to mark September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As part of this formal recognition the Regional District of Central Kootenay will close all offices, recreation facilities and waste and recycling facilities on Thursday, September 30.  
County looking for heavy equipment operator: Boundary County Road & Bridge has a position open for a full-time heavy equipment operator. The position is full time with 40 hours per week starting at $18.73 per hour with full benefits, including medical coverage for family members.  
September 19
Searching for Idaho's missing: The Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse  was established in 1999 to provide a central location for resources to identify and assist state and national efforts to locate Idaho’s missing. A missing person is someone whose whereabouts is unknown to a parent, caretaker or others who have normal contact with the person. As of September 15, there were 169 Idahoans listed as missing, including a Boundary County man. 
Friends of Boundary County Historic Places incorporate: The Friends of Boundary County Historic Places recently incorporated to celebrate and retain local history and places and to encourage the protection and proper use of historical sites. They'll be hosting their first fundraiser October 2 at Snyder Guard Station on the Moyie River.
September 18
Creston preliminary election results released: The preliminary results of the Town of Creston's 2021 By-Election for two town councillor positions, with Keith Baldwin and Norm Eisler leading the five candidate pack.
Beartaria video indicates P&Z violation: Former Hollywood actor and comic Owen Benjamin Smith, better known as Owen Benjamin, earlier this week released for his "bears" a long awaited documentary on Beartaria, a dream development being built on ten acres along the Moyie River off Earl Lane Road south of Good Grief. It attempts to portray a bucolic and pastoral place where a legion of "bears" from around the world can visit at will to work, camp, fish, raise livestock and more.
September 17
Mt. Hall Elementary off to an amazing year: The school year is officially in full swing! Students and staff – new and seasoned – are off to an amazing start and this wonderful combination of individuals are integral to what makes Mt. Hall exceptional. By Principal Kylee Guthrie
BCH doctors implore rethinking anti-COVID vax stance: We, the medical providers of Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry, write to you at this time concerning the current healthcare challenges in our region. Staffing difficulties and surging COVID cases have contributed to increased strain on our health care systems. We ask now that you please consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Trestle Creek fire closures lifted: All forest closures associated with the Trestle Creek Complex near Hope, Idaho, have been completely rescinded. The public is again free to enter and use areas previously closed for public safety during the fire suppression efforts. Started by lightning on Wednesday, July 7, the Trestle Creek Complex eventually grew to more than 6,600 acres before it was contained by a robust firefighting effort.
Four local ballots to be decided November 2: Boundary County voters will be asked to decide who will fill two seats on the School District 101 Board of Trustees, one on the Bonners Ferry City Council and whether or not to pass a proposed increase for the county ambulance service district in the next election.
Chantix being recalled as a precaution: Pfizer is voluntarily recalling all lots of Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg tablets to the patient level due to the presence of a nitrosamine, N-nitroso-varenicline, at or above the FDA interim acceptable intake limit. As alternative suppliers have been approved in the United States, Pfizer is undertaking this precautionary measure.
Sater's service to include 50th anniversary auction: The family of John Sater extends their thanks to everyone for all the good thoughts, prayers and well wishes that they’ve received. When John and his son attended funerals together, John would mention “It’s such a shame to have all these people together and not have an auction.”
September 16
Sheriff seeks identity, location of burglary suspect: The Boundary County Sheriffs Office is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating this male subject. If you know this person please contact the Boundary County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (208) 267-3151, extension 0, and reference case # 2021-461.
A new Paul Rawlings play shaping up nicely: Local playwright and director Paul Rawlings is currently in rehearsal with his newest theater production, "Swan Song," and opening night at the Pearl Theater is only a month away.
Canada-wide warrants issued for human trafficking suspects: The Saskatchewan RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime North Unit is seeking information from the public to help locate four individuals wanted on Canada-wide warrants in relation to human trafficking charges laid after an 18-month investigation.
September 15
Kootenai Tribe seeking social services and Indian child welfare advocate: The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is seeking a social services and Indian child welfare advocate to work full-time under the direction of the tribal council to provide necessary assessment, evaluation, intervention information and referral in areas of child welfare and/or social services.
September 14
Water district seeking operator: Cabinet Mountains Water District is seeking a skilled and experienced operator. Holders of Class 1 Treatment (DWT-1) and Class 2 Distribution (DWD-2) licenses preferred.
COVID unrelenting in Idaho: There have now been 1,106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boundary County since March, 2020, with 194 cases active as of 5 p.m. today. The county has now lost 14 neighbors to the novel corona virus. Only five Idaho Counties have vaccination percentages below 40-percent: Boise County, 32, Payette County 34, Owyee County, 35.6, and Boundary County, 37.22-percent, with 3,838 residents over the age of 12 vaccinated.
Mt. Hall Elementary receives award of excellence: After they aced a recent annual inspection with no violations found, Panhandle Health District officials went back to Mt. Hall Elementary cafeteria today to present the school a Food Safety Award of Excellence!
BCVS Fall Festival just around the corner: Many of you have been loyal attendees and contributors to the Boundary County Victim Services (BCVS) Fall Festival & Fashion Show. We are excited to be back together this year for an evening of fashion, food, fun, and fantastic auction items! This year, the fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 25
Former District 1 ISP trooper sentenced for false arrest: Joshua Kagarice, a former Idaho State Police trooper, was sentenced September 7 after being convicted in a court trial of the misdemeanor crime of false arrest, the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today. Kagarice was sentenced to a $500 fine, 60 hours of community service and one year of unsupervised probation by Magistrate Judge Patrick McFadden.
Freeze watch issued for region: National Weather Service offices in Spokane and Missoula have issued freeze watches in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. In Idaho, temperatures in the low 30s are expected in the watch area, which covers the northern Panhandle from Boundary County south to north Kootenai County.
Creston Town Hall vandalized with red paint: During the overnight hours between Sunday, September 12, and Monday, September 13, the Town of Creston’s Town Hall was vandalized with red paint thrown on the front doors, concrete steps and railings. Town of Creston crews began the tedious process of removing the paint from the front doors and steps early yesterday morning.
Army announces implementation of mandatory COVID vaccines: The Army outlined its plan today to fully comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all Service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The measures apply to all Army active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel.
Idaho leaders push Biden on Afghan refugee resettlement: Governor Brad Little and the entire Idaho congressional delegation told President Joe Biden in a letter Friday that Idaho expects the federal government to uphold the most stringent vetting standards in the resettlement of Afghan refugees to Idaho.
100 deadliest days claim 92 Idahoans: The 100 Deadliest Days remain deadly in 2021. According to preliminary data from the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety, 92 people died in traffic crashes on Idaho roads this summer.
Harmful algae bloom on Solomon Lake: Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have issued a public health advisory for Solomon Lake near Bonners Ferry due to cyanobacteria or harmful algal bloom. PHD and DEQ are urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water, especially where ingestion is a risk.
Road work set to begin on Hurl Street in Creston: Construction work is scheduled to take place in Creston on Hurl Street between 16th and 19th Avenues North, expected to start within days and last one to two months. The project will include water main replacement, removal of existing asphalt and road base and asphalt repaving of the road surface.
September 13
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
September 11
John Sater succumbs after COVID diagnosis: John Sater, 89, Bonners Ferry, passed away at about 10 p.m. Friday, September 10, after being hospitalized with COVID September 6 at Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint. "This proud patriot fought to his last breath," his family wrote.
Heavy rain gives firefighters break on Trestle Creek fire: The Trestle Creek Complex fire north of Hope is now 97-percent contained. The fire area received considerable wetting rain overnight that will continue into today. The nearest RAWS (Remote Automatic Weather Station) on Round Top Mountain recorded three-inches of rain in the last 24 hours.
EHD found in Panhandle deer: Multiple samples collected from dead deer in the Panhandle have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease. The diseased deer were recently discovered in big game units 2 and 5 in the Plummer, Coeur d’Alene and Rathdrum areas. Fish and Game has also received reports of dead deer in locations ranging from the Bonners Ferry area down to Plummer.
September 7
Songs to Sing and Tales to Tell series coming to the museum: A workshop on oral history will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, at the Boundary County Museum, 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, one of several community involvement opportunities that are part of "Songs to Sing and Tales to Tell" project, brought to Bonners Ferry by the Idaho Humanities Council and the Boundary County Historical Society.
Idaho ranks second nationally in population growth: According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho’s population grew 17.3% in the 10 years since the 2010 Census, which was the second-fastest rate nationally, to Utah’s first-place growth of 18.5-percent. During the decade, the state netted 271,524 new residents through natural increases and in-migration internationally and from other U.S. states.
September 6
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
September 4
Trestle Creek crews feel ready for hot, dry, windy weather: Acreage continues to hold at 6,441 acres and containment has increased to 50-percent on the Trestle Creek Complex thanks to firefighters on the ground working in conjunction with aviation. Water bucket drops from two helicopters have been assisting with keeping hot spots in check, while also advancing containment.
September 3
Help sought for Charlie Meeker, down with COVID: Cindy Fleck and family are looking for a short term caregiver in Bonners Ferry, preferably vaccinated against COVID, for a developmentally delayed elderly family member, Charlie Meeker, who has COVID. Charlie's smile is known to many who've made Bonners Ferry their home for a few years.
Fit and Fall Proof fall session beginning: Due to COVID, class cancelled.
Fire emergency declaration expiring: On July 9 Governor Brad Little issued a wildland fire emergency declaration, making the resources of the state available to assist Idaho Department of Lands in its firefighting efforts. The declaration was extended and is now set to expire on September 4.
Chaplain Corps to hold 9/11 commemoration: In honor of those whose lives were lost or permanently impacted on September 11, 2001, the Boundary County Chaplain Corps is proud to sponsor a local commemoration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 11, at the Boundary County Fairgrounds Gazebo. The public is urged to attend to remember and reflect upon one of the most momentous days in our national history.
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September 24
Alta recognized as Idaho Pollution Prevention Champion: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is recognizing four Idaho businesses as 2021 Pollution Prevention Champions for their efforts to reduce the generation of pollution in Idaho, including Alta Forest Products, Naples.
September 20
BCH pediatric patients warm to caring community: Danielle Larsson began working as Boundary Community Hospital's Community Relations and Marketing Director last spring after Lauren Kuczka's retirement, and she's working now to revive interest in an old community project that's fallen by the wayside as well as revitalize another, in hopes of once again bringing comfort to young children and bringing joy to the hearts of those who take part.
September 15
Charlie Meeker needs cheered up: Charlie Meeker, in a hospital for COVID and a long way from home, needs some of that BF hometown love. He’ll be getting out of Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, soon, but he's very sad that he’s alone. If you have a moment, his family asks friends and neighbors to please call him and say hi!
September 5
Frasier celebrates a year of brightening Restorium: Fraiser, the Community Restorium companion puppy, celebrates his first birthday this weekend! What a year of watching him grow and connect with Restorium residents, making a bond and friendship none will ever forget.
September 29
Tuesday's Trouble back at the lanes: Tuesday's Trouble are back again! They started their season the day after Labor Day, but since the computers at AJ's Lanes were down we couldn't get readouts. You're going to get two weeks' scores with this write-up. By Dolores Sweet
September 28
Alexander has individual win, girls get team trophy Priest River: The Badgers traveled to Priest River Tuesday, September 21, and ran the 5k Ivan Benson Invite at Priest River High School. They modified their course to include a couple of non-consecutive laps on the track, which made it a little bit faster than normal. Highlights on the boys side included a big win for Badger Connor Alexander. On the girls side, the Badgers brought home the trophy.
September 27
Still time to see spawning Kokanee in Trestle Creek: It’s a sight you will never forget. The rhythmic sound of moving water, the crisp fall air and the vibrant red fish filling the creek will all leave you with a cherished and lasting memory. There is still time to see kokanee in Trestle Creek! For those who haven’t seen these red fish spawning in the past, September is a great month to see them for yourself.
September 24
Badgers struggle with late season injuries: On Saturday, September 18, the Badger's cross country team hosted a 5k meet at Bonners Ferry High School. The weather brought light drizzling rain all morning, but not the torrential downpour they had feared. Six schools attended; the entire Intermountain League plus 5A Coeur d'Alene high school.
September 14
Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club season starting: The Kootenai Valley Rifle and Pistol Club (KVRPC) is dedicated to the sport of small bore shooting and invites other interested people to join them. Competitive shooting is a sport of precision. KVRPC practices indoors with .22 caliber rifles and pistols shooting at a distance of 50 feet.
September 13
Badgers run well at Timberlake Invitational: On September 11,the Badger cross country teams were at Farragut State Park for the Timberlake Invitational, grateful that the smoke and eventual rain on Friday led to ideal race conditions on Saturday. The dust was tamped down, the conditions were cooler than the rest of the week, and this made for some really good racing conditions.
September 11
Lady Badgers edge by Libby in back-to-back meets: It was a grueling evening for the Badger varsity volleyball team on Thursday, September 2, going five sets after the road trip to Libby, but the team's mettle and drive sustained them as they prevailed, three games to two. They did it again last Thursday.
September 7
Friends of Mirror Lake enjoy Labor Day tourney: Friends of Mirror Lake held their annual benefit golf tournament over Labor Day weekend. A good turnout raised money for future improvements to the course. The tournament featured a nine hole alternate shot team format and a second nine hole sole survivor format for Flights A and B.
Mother moose moves Post Falls River Run: A mother moose taking up residence in Kiwanis Park meant Saturday's cross country meet had to be moved to Q'emlin Park on the Spokane River in Post Falls. The Post Falls team set up a beautiful little 1.8-mile course that started and finished on the beach, but also wound its way through a well shaded park and up into some rocky hills as well. It was very technical, which Badger coach Tyler Warner said our runners are becoming very good at.
September 19
Debt limit must be raised: Congress has raised or suspended the country’s debt ceiling about 80 times since 1960. Now it must do so again. If not, sometime in October—it is impossible to predict precisely when—the Treasury Department’s cash balance will fall to an insufficient level, and the federal government will be unable to pay its bills.
September 14
What's next? Hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors across America will be forced to choose between getting the jab (or being tested weekly), or losing their job. Some legal experts are saying the President’s requirement is legal, while others believe it is patently unconstitutional. By Idaho First District Representative Heather Scott
September 1
Back to school during uncertain times: The new school year begins with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, administrators, teachers and parents are ready to meet the challenge. By Kurt Liebich, President, Idaho State Board of Education
September 30
Lana DeBoer Brady, 60, said goodbye as she left us early Tuesday morning, September 21, 2021. There will be a service at a date to be announced. Lana will be interred near her parents, infant brother Dennis and niece Sadie in Paradise Valley Cemetery.
September 29
Janet Lawson, 68, Bonners Ferry, passed away on September 27, 2021 in Sandpoint. Janet was born on July 23, 1953, in Phoenix, Arizona. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
September 28
Joan "Joanie" Lucille Petersen, 74, passed away on September 26, 2021 surrounded by her family at home. Joanie was born on October 9, 1946 in Greeley, Colorado.  Funeral services will be announced and a full obituary is pending.
September 27
Cheryl S. Grantham, 74, Billings, Montana, passed away September 18, 2021, at home. She was loved by many. Cremation has taken place and a celebration is being planned. Cheryl was born in Bonners Ferry December 1, 1946, to Lloyd Richard Starks and Alvira Phipps Starks.
September 22
Farice Sarah Basler passed to be with the Lord September 18, 2021, in Coeur d’Alene. She was 94 years old. A graveside service for Farice will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry.
Christina Lynn Snyder was born December 25, 1948, to parents Mary and BG Rock in Casper, Wyoming. She died September 8, 2021. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 3, at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, with a meal following at Paradise Valley Grange.
Richard Howard Merrill, 80, Bonners Ferry, passed away peacefully at home on September 20, 2021. Richard was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and lover of his Heavenly Father.
September 19
John William Sater was born to Carl Alexander Sater and Helen Beatrix (Wentz) Sater on June 25, 1932, in North Bend, Washington, at the family home, where he joined his older brother, Dan. He died on September 10, 2021, at the age of 89. We hope you will all come out and celebrate with us on April 16, 2022, at the Auction Barn to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend. There will be a memorial service and an auction for John’s estate.
September 18
Larry Ray Merrifield, 71, born in Bonners Ferry and a graduate of Bonners Ferry High School, passed away at Generations Assisted Living in Rathdrum on September 14, 2021. At this time, no formal public service is planned. Larry's ashes will be placed in part at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry, and the remaining ashes will be spread across the mountains of North Idaho in a private gathering.
September 14
Valdie and Rockey Burkholder: With North Idaho’s low vaccine rates, low incidence of mask compliance, and high levels of COVID, the family of Valdie and Rockey Burkholder have, with great sadness, elected to postpone the memorial service for the mother and son who epitomized for decades the ideal of conduct becoming citizens of "Idaho's Friendliest City."
September 13
Harold K. Wedel, 90, Bonners Ferry, passed away on September 11, 2021, at Boundary Community Hospital. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, Bonners Ferry. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, at Mt. View Mennonite Church, 510752 US-95, Bonners Ferry, with burial to follow at the Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery.
September 11
Hazel Bolding Eby, 93, passed away peacefully at home September 4, 2021, surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at Mountain Springs Church, 6789 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.
September 7
John Wayne Miller Sr., 82, Naples, passed away at home on September 2, 2021, surrounded by his family and friends. The family invites neighbors and friends to join them at the home at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, to remember and celebrate John’s life.
September 6
Mary Dawn Dockstader Johnson, 75, passed away on September 3, 2021, at her home in Bonners Ferry due to complications of COVID and other health issues. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, the Mt. Hall Mormon Cemetery.
Donna Jane Tompkins went home to be with the Lord September 2, 2021. She passed away surrounded by family at the age of 92. The family plans to have a private service with a celebration of life at a later date.
September 5
Rodney Ingrum, 67, Bonners Ferry, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends on August 31, 2021, after a four year battle with lung cancer. He now is resting in the loving arms of Jesus. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday September 11, at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 64835 Harrison Street.
Gerald Wayne 'Jerry' Tucker: Gerald Wayne Tucker, known affectionately to all his family and friends as Jerry, was born in Bonners Ferry to Clifford O. Tucker and Marie Penson Tucker on May 14, 1940. He was their fourth child. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church, 4281 Cocolalla Loop.