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November 2021
November 30
Community orchestra to present 'Christmas at the Movies:' The Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra, conducted by Glenda Novinger and featuring inspiring young pianist Daniel Beal, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School.
Injunction stops CMS vaccine mandate: Governor Brad Little commented today on the action by a Louisiana court granting a nationwide injunction today in the “CMS case,” which temporarily stops implementation of a vaccine mandate on healthcare workers in Idaho. The ruling prevents the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from enforcing its vaccine mandate for healthcare workers until the court can hear legal challenges brought by 10 states.
Labrador pleased with headway in his bid for Idaho Attorney General: Conservative leader and former Congressman Raúl Labrador, Eagle, Idaho, said he is making serious headway in his campaign to become Idaho’s next attorney general as reflected in his fundraising numbers. Today he announced he has raised $100,000 in his first two weeks.
Friends rally for Fuller family: A Boundary County family suffered a serious medical emergency recently and the terrible costs that attend such crisis, and as is the way of our community of neighbors, they aren't facing the crisis alone. Bruce and Lisa Fuller and their family live in the Herman Lake area. An excellent carpenter, Bruce teaches wood shop at Libby High School, and he practices what he teaches, having built by hand the cabin the family calls home.
Naples Elementary improvements roaring right along: Boundary County School District continues to make improvements following their 10-year Facilities Plan. Last week, South Boundary Fire Protection completed training to remove the oldest module on the Naples campus.
November 29
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
November 28
33-year-old man killed by train: The Bonners Ferry Police Department and Idaho State Police are investigating a Union Pacific train versus pedestrian collision that proved fatal and occurred in the early evening hours of November 26 near the fairgrounds.
November 27
Boundary County Commissioner's agenda, week of November 29
Boundary County Commission minutes, November 8-9
November 26
Local farmer, former coach charged with sexual battery: A 45-year-old Bonners Ferry rancher and former Badger JV and Boundary County Middle School boys basketball coach was charged November 23 with three counts of sexual battery of a minor child 16 or 17 years of age.
Marti gets two to ten years on rape charges: With his victim present in the courtroom to hear him apologize, Judge Barbara Buchanan last Friday sentenced Eric Steven Marti, 27, Bonners Ferry, to up to ten years in prison on two counts of rape of a minor, age 16, he being more than three years older at age 26, saying his action's destroyed the girl's family as well as his own.
November 25
Happy Thanksgiving and a record Turkey Trot!
Despite a chilly, gray and wet Thanksgiving morning, 267 people finished the 13th annual Bonners Ferry Turkey Trot, setting another record! Thanks go out to run founder and organizer Carolyn Testa, to the many volunteers who make it work, to the many sponsors who make it possible and to each man, woman, child and pet who make the Turkey Trot the wonderful tradition that it is.
November 22
Denton named Idaho Communication Center Director of the Year: Crystal Denton, who began her law enforcement career after graduating high school in 1990 as a dispatcher with the Troy Police Department and who now serves as 911 Administrator in the Boundary County Sheriff's Office, has been named the Idaho Chapter of APCO/NENAS 2021 Communication Center Director of the Year.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
BCHP alerts motorists to travel issues: British Columbia Highway Patrol is urging caution to all motorists planning travel to or from the Lower Mainland area as some provincial highways are only open on a limited basis. This comes after the major weather system that saw several major highways closed due to washouts and mudslides and the flooding of the Sumas Prairie that resulted in the closure of Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
Snow advisory issued for North Idaho: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for North Idaho for one to three inches of snow between 1 and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Road conditions are likely to be hazardous for the Tuesday morning commute, and motorists are advised to slow down and allow extra time to reach your destinations.
Mt. Hall Boosters putting on online auction: The Mt. Hall Booster Club will run an on-line auction the week of December 13-17, and they're asking businesses, crafters, artists, anybody to donate items to help them pay for a covered playground slab and to help Mt. Hall Elementary teachers with classroom expenses.
Snow advisory for Kootenai/Cabinet region: The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region of northwest Montana, in effect from 2 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. One to two inches of snowfall is expected, with up to three inches in isolated areas.
Idaho Labor offers out of school youth opportunity: Out-of-school youth between ages 16 and 24 now have numerous opportunities to learn new skills and increase their earnings through apprenticeships, on-the-job and vocational training and much more thanks to a federal program managed by the Idaho Department of Labor.
November 20
Brittany Jean returning to The Pearl for free concert: In 2020, after learning of and then dealing with the loss of her performance schedule for the rest of that year, including a show at The Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry, Brittany Jean turned her focus to creating her first-ever Christmas album. She is thrilled to announce that "Wintertide" is now available and she's equally pleased to announce that she'll be back on stage at The Pearl Theater to put on a free show December 10.
November 19
Idaho 55 closed by slide near Smiths Ferry: Idaho State Highway 55 between Smiths Ferry and Round Valley Road will remain closed through the Thanksgiving weekend following a large rockslide that occurred Thursday afternoon. Geotechnical experts are on site evaluating the safety and stability of the slope, along with determining how much material needs to be removed.
BCH staff given notice of CMS vaccine deadline: Boundary Community Hospital CEO Preston Becker today notified all hospital employees that, with few exceptions, they must receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by December 6 so that the hospital can continue serving as a Medicare provider. "It is with great distress to inform you of our current situation as it relates to the CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate that was released November 5th," Becker wrote.
BC flooding and highway closures impact RDCK recycling: Due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting highway closures across British Columbia, effective Monday, November 22, Recycle BC is suspending the collection of all glass and foam packaging, white and coloured, from Recycle BC depots. There is also the potential of recycling depot closures within the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) due to the inability of Recycle BC to deliver new containers to facilities.
County commission agenda, week of November 22
Fulcher votes 'no' on Build Back Better bill: Congressman Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, today voted "no" on the progressive Democrat-led reconciliation “Build Back Better” bill, saying the size and scope of the 2,460-plus page bill would be the largest expansion of government in our nation's history. "Being pushed through the House without any Republican support, this legislation reflects the most extreme priorities of the House Democratic caucus, and would put our country one step closer to socialism," Fulcher said.
November 18
BCSD 101 emergency closure notifications: With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District #101 wants to inform patrons that emergency school will be announced on the following radio stations: AM 1450 KBFI, FM 95.3 KPND, FM 92.1 KPBX and K102. TV stations that will announce school closures are KREM 2, KXLY 4, and KHQ 6. Closures will also be posted on our district’s website at and on
Lincoln County kids get to 'Shop with a Cop:' Lincoln County's seventh annual "Shop with a Cop" event will take place on December 15, as deputies in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office pick up selected elementary school students, take them to lunch at McDonalds, followed by Christmas shopping for their families at local businesses.
Cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner up, but still a good value: Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31, or less than $6 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14-percent increase from last year’s average of $46.90.
Moyie Springs grows by 26+ acres: WHEREAS, the City of Moyie Springs, Idaho ("the City"), is a municipal corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Idaho and is authorized to annex and to incorporate within the boundaries of the City contiguous real property in the manner provided by Section 50-222, Idaho Code, and WHEREAS, Russell and Cindy Maas, Marvin (Spike) and Peggy Maas and Garrett and Jamie Hull have a written request and application for annexation of said real property to the City of Moyie Springs ...
Moderate to heavy snow expected overnight: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a winter weather advisory for moderate to heavy snow in effect from 4 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Friday in North Idaho and northeast Washington, saying it will bring the first snow of the season to many towns across the area.
November 17
Idaho delegation joins challenge of vaccine mandate: Today, Idaho’s U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined the other 48 Republican Senators and 155 Republican members of the House of Representatives in challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act by introducing a joint resolution of disapproval of the mandate.
Two Idaho deer test positive for CWD: Two mule deer bucks harvested during October in the Slate Creek drainage near Lucile in Idaho County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, according to Idaho Fish and Game. Under Fish and Game’s CWD strategic plan, both hunters have been notified that their bucks tested positive.
Bonner County Sheriff looking for teen runaway: The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a listed runaway, 16 year old Tosha Raelynn Meddock. Tosha was last seen wearing a gray and black striped sweater, black coat and blue jeans.
Longest partial lunar eclipse in 1,000 years coming Thursday night: A deep partial lunar eclipse will darken the moon for much of the globe overnight on November 18 for North America. Most locations will see up to 97-percent of the moon slip into Earth’s shadow. North America has the best location to see the entirety of the eclipse.
November 16
UPDATE: AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: The child was found safe by police in Elko, Nevada -- Amber Alert issued after child abduction in Burley: An Idaho Amber Alert has been issued follow the abduction of four year old Alaina Duey, who was last seen in a 2004 silver Pontiac four door with 41-year-old Elizabeth Rose Crofts in the 1500 block of Malta Avenue in Burley. The child is believed to be in imminent danger.
VFW, Legion raffling rifles at Celebration of Crafts: Boundary County American Legion Post 55 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3622 will be making two people's Christmas season just a little brighter as they each raffle a rifle, with the winners names to be drawn during the Celebration of Crafts at the Boundary County Fairgrounds December 3 and 4.
Family needs community help after death of Badger Shipping owner: Neil Andrew Mulford, owner of Badger Shipping, died unexpectedly November 10. A small business owner working mostly on his own, he had no insurance, and his family is asking the community to help ease the burden of this terrible time. Neil fell suddenly ill November 9 and was taken to Boundary Community Hospital.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
Power outages could be lengthy: Northern Lights is responding to multiple power outages caused by last night's wind storm and it could be hours before it's restored. the North Side in Bonners Ferry and the City of Moyie Springs are out due to a BPA issue, the City of Troy is without power and schools are closed.
November 15
Search on for Kootenai County sex offender: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating an Idaho registered sex offender, Kevin Michael McLeod, 42. McLeod currently has an active $10,000 arrest warrant for three counts of various sex offender registration violations.
November 13
High winds expected across North Idaho Monday: The National Weather Service, Spokane, has issued a high wind watch in effect Monday afternoon and evening, with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour expected. Sustained southwest winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour are forecast, capable of downing trees and power lines and making travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Snow and ice in Kootenai/Cabinet forecast tonight: The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and ice overnight in the Kootenai/Cabinet region, in effect from 7 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Sunday. One to three inches of snow, becoming very wet and heavy in the morning, is expected along the main travel corridors.
Bonners Ferry City Council meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, city hall. Click here for the agenda.
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 15
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of November 1
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of October 25
November 11
Remembering those who served ...
Marine Corps Sergeant Pete Leonard  (right) was guest speaker at Bonners Ferry's 2021 Veteran's Day observance today in Veteran's Memorial Park outside this Boundary County Library, an event well attended in spite of an iron-gray  day with temperatures near freezing. VFW Post 55 Commander Manny Figueroa was master of ceremonies as our community remembered all who have served in our nation's armed forces; Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force and Space Force.
Winter weather advisory for northwest Montana: The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet and West Glacier regions and the Flathead/Mission Valleys, in effect from 11 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Friday. Wintry precipitation of up to an inch of snow accompanied by a light glaze of ice is expected to make driving hazardous.
November 10
Naples Elementary has lots to be thankful for: Thank you to our Board of Trustees and district administration for their continued support! We know you are always on duty for our schools and our kids, so thank you! Congratulations to Teresa Rae on her re-election as the Naples community board representative. We look forward to having you serve our schools. A hearty thanks to Grocery Outlet for their generous donation of snacks and drinks for our students to access and enjoy throughout the school year. By Principal Robin Merrifield
COVID has Restorium staff going above and beyond: Restorium administrator Karlene Magee was down for days with COVID-19, and though she's back at work now, no longer contagious, she's nowhere near completely recovered. And she's not the only Restorium employee working who would be better if at home; many are going above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure residents have the care and support they need. As of today, there are at least 17 at the Restorium fighting COVID, among both residents and staff.
Bonners Ferry store closure rattles folks in Tennessee: A recent store closure in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, has had repercussions clear across the country in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, population 738. "The store that is closing is in Idaho! THIS. IS. NOT. US!!!" the owner of the Bulls Gap store posted to Facebook.
'Murder on the 518' will keep you guessing: Over 30 students in the Bonners Ferry High School drama department have been hard at work in preparation for this week's performances of "Murder on the 518," a fun little murder mystery with a bit of black comedy thrown in. The debut performance is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school's Becker auditorium.
November 9
IDFG still monitoring for chronic wasting disease in the Panhandle: Idaho Fish and Game is reminding hunters that we need your help monitoring for chronic wasting disease in Idaho. Fish and Game staff will be collecting samples from deer, elk and moose at hunter check stations around the Panhandle this weekend as part of a statewide surveillance program for CWD.
McGeachin gets Trump endorsement: Former president Donald J. Trump has formally endorsed Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin in her campaign to be the next Governor of Idaho. McGeachin has had multiple phone calls and personal visits with President Trump this year, discussing her campaign and their joint efforts to advance conservative, America First policies in Idaho and across the country.
November 8
FWS seeking comment on grizzly location sites: The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on proposed grizzly bear relocation sites. Senate Bill 337, which was passed by the 2021 legislature, requires the Fish and Wildlife Commission to approve all sites where grizzly bears will be relocated by FWP. FWP staff, working with other land management agencies, have assembled a list of potential release sites in each of the Cabinet-Yaak, Northern Continental Divide, and Greater Yellowstone ecosystems.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
County commission land use hearings postponed: Two public hearings scheduled before Boundary County Commissioners originally set for Tuesday, November 9, have been postponed until Tuesday, November 16, to allow additional time for public notice and written comments. The hearings are on land use applications by Alta Forest Products LLC at 9 a.m. and Ruth Eckblad at 9:30 a.m. Both will be held at the county annex building, 6566 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
Final checklist underway for Webb space telescope launch: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope safely arrived at its launch site last month in French Guiana and technical teams are making progress on the final checklist of preparations before liftoff December 18. If all goes as planned, the Webb will succeed the Hubble, providing improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble, to enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, including observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
November 5
Boundary County Commissioner's agenda, week of November 8
Boundary County Commission minutes, October 11-12
November 4
Ambulance levy did not pass: Despite receiving a slight majority of votes in favor, Boundary County Clerk Glenda Poston reiterates that the levy increase the Boundary County Ambulance Service District sought in Tuesday's election failed, as the request required a 2/3 super majority to pass.
Hardwood Heart coming to the Pearl Theater: Missoula's Hardwood Heart will grace the stage at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry at 7 p.m. Friday, November 26, and while it's a new band, it features members of Pearl Favorites Dodgy Mountain Men. This show promises to be high energy and the main floor will be cleared for dancing, with limited seating and VIP Balcony seating available. The cafe will be serving up appetizers, dinner options and drink specials from Dry Fly Distillery.
McGeachin and Trump discuss Idaho: Following their successful meeting in June, Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin met with President Donald Trump for a second time on Tuesday to discuss important issues related to Idaho, education and their unified efforts to promote a strong America First agenda.
November 3
City of Moyie Springs annexation public hearing, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 3. Followed by regular meeting at 7 p.m.  For the agenda, click here.
November 2
Poston, Fioravanti to be new faces in local government: The ambulance levy failed, Mary Fioravanti will be the new member of the Boundary County School District 101 board and Brion Poston the new face on the Bonners Ferry City Council.
November 1
Westside Restoration Project gets thumbs up: The Bonners Ferry Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued a final decision notice and finding of no significant impact for the Westside Restoration Project. The project will conduct a variety of natural resource management activities within a 60,000-acre project area that includes the Cascade, Myrtle, Snow and Caribou Creek drainages.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
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November 22
Jake's Landing updating operating hours: The owners and staff at Jake's Landing in Porthill are excited with the border restriction changes coming at the end of the month, and they look forward to seeing their Canadian friends again. This week they will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and closed Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 4
Tribe's Kootenai Travel Plaza will bring revenue, Sonic: The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is planning the first phase of economic development on the Three-Mile portion of the Kootenai Indian Reservation, located in Ktunaxa Territory along Highway 95 and just west of the Boundary County Airport. Phase One of the economic development project consists of an 8,660 square foot travel center with gas and diesel fueling stations, truck parking, convenience store and a Sonic Restaurant!
November 3
YDA seeking admin assistant: Youngwirth, Davis & Associates is looking to hire a bookkeeper/administrative assistant. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. General job responsibilities include answering and redirection of incoming calls, customer service handling concerns and questions.
November 30
Veryl Lindsay Fund still giving comfort, eliciting smiles: This little guy came in to Boundary Community Hospital last night and he was scared when he came into the emergency room. But with the kindness of staff and some extra love from the stuffed squirrel and blanket he was given, donated by the community, he perked right up and even gave a big smile.
November 20
Neighbors seek to bring comfort to those in crisis: Last year, a group of Bonners Ferry neighbors pitched in to provide 75 blankets to local senior living facilities. This year, they are working to provide blankets for the Boundary County Victim's Advocacy Program, where there is a definite need. These blankets will be given to bring a small measure of comfort to children and adults in crisis.
November 27
The Bluebells look pretty in week 10: Carolyn McNeill got high scratch game 174, high scratch series 419 and high handicap game 242 as the ladies in Tuesday's Trouble league finish week 10 at AJ's Lanes. Kathy Konek got second high scratch game 160 and second high scratch series, 398.
November 20
Earn your second helping at the 13th-annual Turkey Trot: For the 13th year, Bonners Ferry is looking forward to another fun, family-friendly and free Turkey Trot 5k/10k fun run this year on Thanksgiving morning. The gun goes off promptly at 9 a.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds and the route leads runners down Riverside Road to the 5k turnaround past Mirror Lake Road.
November 18
The Lupines shine in Tuesday's Trouble week nine: Alice VanGundy got high scratch game 187, high scratch series 485 and second high handicap game 244 to lead her team, the Lupines, to a sweep in week nine of Tuesday's Trouble league bowling at AJ's Lanes. Zetta Graupner got second high scratch game, high handicap game 255 and high handicap series 675.
November 11
A little for everyone in Tuesdays Trouble week eight: Carolyn McNeill tied for high scratch game 170, got third high scratch series 406 and second high handicap game 239. Alice VanGundy tied for high scratch game 170, got high scratch series 464 and second high handicap series 641 in week eight of Tuesdays Trouble league bowling at AJ's Lanes.
November 10
Badger harriers honored for another fine season: The Bonners Ferry Badger cross country program saw 14 varsity letters distributed this year at their recent post-season awards ceremony, many of them to first timers. Badger All-League runners this year were Connor Alexander for the boys and Camille Ussher, Ceci Roemer, Sydney Beckle and Leah Moellmer for the girls. In team awards, Connor received the 110-Percent Award and Levi Bonnell and Camille Ussher were honored as Most Outstanding Cross Country Badgers.
November 4
Local ladies earn national shooting honors: In March, the Kootenai Valley Junior Rifle Club, joined by shooters from the Sandpoint team, shot a rifle match at their home range. The scores were then sent to the NRA to rank them nationally. The results are finally in.
VanGundy takes it all in week seven with Nystrom close behind: Alice VanGundyAlice VanGundy took it all but Donna Nystrom was close behind in week seven of Tuesdays Trouble League play at AJ's Lanes. Alice took high scratch game 187, high scratch series 508, high handicap game5 250 and high handicap series 697. Donna got second high scratch game 172, second high scratch series 472, second high handicap game 245 and second high handicap series 674.
November 3
Alexander, Ussher lead Badger effort at state: Per usual, the Badgers were the furthest traveling team in the state just to get to the State 3A Cross Country Championships in Eagle October 29-30. They were watching the 4A and 5A races on Friday on the way down and making notes, so they expected that times were going to be slower, but Coach Tyler Warner assured them that their races would be a matter of places and points, not necessarily times.
November 30
GROW fixes donation link issue, still time to give: What comes after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? Giving Tuesday, a worldwide generosity movement, inspiring people to give back to the communities and organizations working hard to make the world a better place. If you haven't participated yet, we would like to encourage you to consider a donation to GROW!, Gardeners for Regional Organic Well-being. By Kate Painter
Open letter to Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra: I feel I have no choice but to write to you. Maybe, this time, you will read a letter? It has become incredibly clear over the past four years you have no interest in meeting with me or anyone from the team in Idaho that supports children with Dyslexia. Maybe you will take a few minutes to read this. By Robin Zikmund
November 29
A new vision for the students and parents of Idaho: Parents, teachers, community members and business leaders deserve an engaged leader with a strong vision to actively connect them to funding and program support. As Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will lead Idaho education with honesty and transparency to empower parents, strengthen local control and prepare our students for the workplace needs of a growing state. By Debbie Critchfield
November 20
Building Bridges – Neighbor to Neighbor: Not too long ago, I noticed a new billboard just south of Bonners Ferry. The words “Building Bridges – Neighbor to Neighbor” stood out. This got me thinking about neighbors. When I was growing up, I started understanding that neighbors are like the two pieces of land the bridge connects. The water between acts as a boundary. By Mary Ollie
November 17
Thank you, Idahoans: The great people of Idaho are foremost among the blessings I am counting this Thanksgiving season. We have been tested by challenges this year, and Idahoans have repeatedly met those challenges with kindness, hope, good judgment and optimism. Throughout Idaho, we find countless examples of Idahoans doing great work and good deeds that are helping to lift us all up. By U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
November 30
We've received word of the passing of veterinarian Dr. Bob Stoll, Sandpoint, on Monday, November 29, and the permanent closure of his practice at 1120 Superior Street, Sandpoint.
Virginia Prieber, 84, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2021, at the Boundary County Extended Care Facility. Born July 13, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland, she gained national acclaim for keeping a long stretch of Boundary County roadway free of litter. No services are planned at this time.
Jane (Stuart) Lehman Hudson, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, went to be with Jesus on November 25, 2021, from her home after a valiant fight with cancer. She was 73 years old. A Celebration of Life service for Jane will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the First Baptist Church, 6711 El Paso Street, Bonners Ferry.
William Ralph Platts, 77, of West Richland, Washington, died November 17 in West Richland. He was born in Bonners Ferry and lived in the Tri-Cities for 47 years. Service arrangements are pending.
Donald L. Dozier, 96, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021, at Boundary Community Restorium. Donald was born on October 4, 1925, the son of Lee and Ada Sullivan Dozier. Friends are invited to sign his online guestbook here. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
November 29
Jeannette Johnson Levig took the hand of Jesus November 23, 2021, and entered her final rest. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry, with interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery.
David Elliot Wiley, 33, born in Logan, Utah, and residing in Bonners Ferry, passed away unexpectedly at around 6 p.m. November 26, 2021, as a result of a tragic train accident. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry.
November 23
Frederick James Thompson, age 96, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 13. He was born in Bonners Ferry October 30, 1925, to James and Edna (Ball) Thompson. Per his request, there will be no services.
November 22
Louise E. Raper, 79, Troy, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at her home of natural causes. She was born on February 23, 1942, at Kerrville, Texas, to Bill and LaNell Orcutt. She attended high school at Central High in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned an Associate’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Drafting from Tulsa Tech.
November 18
Selby Scott Sharp Sr. passed away in Bonners Ferry on November 7, 2021, just four months before his 100th birthday. Selby will be interred at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California, where his son John is buried. The family is planning a celebration of life when all those grandchildren and great-grandchildren can attend.
November 9
Beatrice E. Madill passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Monday, November 8, 2021. She was 83 years young. A memorial service will be held at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20.
November 8
Joyce A. Peterson, 92, died on November 4, 2021, at Boundary County Nursing Home. Joyce was born on June 2, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Cyrille Traver McNalley, in Bonners Ferry. Services and a full obituary are pending. Family and friends are invited to sign her guestbook by clicking here. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Warren Heath, 62, passed away on November 3, 2021, in Bonners Ferry. Family and friends are invited to sign his guestbook by clicking here. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
November 1
Joan Brown, 82, died on October 29, 2021 at Boundary Community Hospital. There will be no services at this time. The family invites friends to leave memories in her online guestbook.  Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Eloisa Gorino, 91, died on October 27, 2021 at Boundary Community Hospital. She was born on January 13, 1930 the daughter of Avelino and Francisa Perez Espinoza in Chicago, Illinois. No services are planned.
Beverly “Bev” Adele Wilson Saul, 90, Bonners Ferry, passed away on October 30, 2021, at Sunset Home. No service is planned at this time.