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March 2022
March 31
Boundary County GOP to host candidates forum: The Local and Legislative District 1 Republican Candidate Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Bonners Ferry High School, 6485 Tamarack Lane, Bonners Ferry. The Boundary County Republican Central Committee will host the forum for local and Legislature District 1 Republican candidates.
March 30
Meet the final four 2022 DYW candidates: Eleven of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss). Set for Saturday, April 30, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School, the theme of this year’s program is “Mission: Possible.” We are proud to introduce the final four of Bonners Ferry's 2022's most distinguished young women.
March 29
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is joining other law enforcement agencies across the state to keep our community safe by educating the public about engaged driving. This is part of a statewide effort highlight the dangers of driving distracted. From April 19-29, more than 60 law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho will work with the Idaho Transportation Department to dedicate patrols to the enforcement of Idaho’s hands-free law.
Alpha + 2130 heading to regional competition: Alpha + 2130 Robotics is leaving for Nampa tomorrow to compete at the Idaho Regional Blue Alliance Robotics Competition March 30 to April 2, with teams coming in from Idaho, California, Utah, Montana and Alberta.
Seventh annual Bridging the Gap dinner slated: Panhandle Health District is offering a free dinner for those who would like to become more comfortable in speaking to their kids about the birds and the bees at the seventh annual Bridging the Gap dinner event, designed for parents, guardians, grandparents or anyone else who is helping guide teens and/or pre-teens through life.
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of March 14
Work to begin next week on next phase of Highway 95 project: A two-year project will begin Monday, April 4, to extend the three-lane section on U.S. Highway 95 from Alderson Lane to Labrosse Hill Street in Bonners Ferry. Drivers can generally expect a lane to be open in each direction. Most work will take place during the day, with some night work and detours possible as intersections and driveways are improved.
March 28
America's Veterinarian leaving soon to help Ukrainian pets: Dr. Marty Becker, Bonners Ferry, announced this afternoon that he will be traveling to the Ukraine border next week to assist with the Herculean effort to help the Ukrainian people get their pets to safety as the nation continues to stand fast against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his immoral war machine.
Prescribed burning to begin on IPNF: Favorable conditions are forecasted in the coming weeks to provide prescribed burning opportunities across the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Multiple prescribed burning projects are planned this spring, although the exact day of ignitions will depend upon conditions aligning with safe implementation.
The Timber Rattlers coming to the Pearl: The historic Pearl Theater, Bonners Ferry, will host the raucous, toe-tapping Timber Rattlers at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8. This Missoula quartet plays hard driving, traditional bluegrass with fresh, brisk progressive modern elements. The Timber Rattlers blend a diverse array of influence into exhilarating, one of a kind live music playfulness.
March 27
New Moyie Springs Ward created today: The Sandpoint stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints continues to see exponential growth with a majority of that growth taking place in Boundary County. Today the Bonners Ferry First and Second Wards were realigned and Brother Adam Newhouse has been called to serve as Bishop of the new Moyie Springs Ward.
March 26
Knotty Pine decision notice now available: The Knotty Pine Final Decision Notice (DN) is available. The Knotty Pine Project is located north and west of Troy, Montana and includes Pine Creek, Curley Creek, Lime Creek, Rocky Creek, and Red Top Creek watersheds. Line Point, Murphy and Red Top mountains form the northern boundary of the project, the Idaho state line forms the western edge, the Kootenai River the southern boundary, and the Yaak River the eastern boundary.
March 25
Hello, Mr. BFHS!
Photo courtesy Eika Willis
Congratulations to Sky Reinhardt, right for taking home the Mr. BFHS 2022 crown tonight! Great job to all involved, and thanks as well to (l-r) Kyle Smith, Jake Summerfield, Brady Hinthorn, Connor Alexander, Levi Bonnell, Ryan Carelli and Jack Duffy for putting on a thoroughly fun and entertaining show!
Volunteers already working on 2022 Independence Day festivities: Those interested in sponsoring or donating to this year's Bonners Ferry Independence Day Celebration have a range of options to make it easy to give and make possible another old-fashioned, hometown Fourth of July celebration. John Becker is promoting the celebration for the second year, and working to raise $15,300 for this year's fireworks as well as durable mortar racks and firing modules that can be used year after year.
March 24
Bonners Ferry artist brightens 40th North Idaho Spring Dash: A Bonners Ferry woman in her freshman year at North Idaho College studying graphic design won a prestigious competition to create the art that will reflect and define the United Way of North Idaho's 40th annual Spring Dash ... and not only is she honored that they accepted her design, she is grateful, too, that in doing so she is giving back to her North Idaho community. On top of that, she also joins a list of Bonners Ferry students to earn accolades from her instructor!
Second Chance Thrift Store reopening on truncated schedule: Second Chance Thrift Store will reopen tomorrow on a limited schedule after six employees quit after two employees were allegedly sexually harassed by a customer recently and the board refused their request to ban the Montana man who allegedly did it.  The incident began at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Comment added
Meet DYW participants 4 through 7: Eleven of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss). Set for Saturday, April 30, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School, the theme of this year’s program is “Mission: Possible.” We are proud to introduce four more of Bonners Ferry's most distinguished young women.
Wildland firefighter hazard pay bill signed into law: Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 588 today, authorizing wildland firefighters to receive hazard pay while working in dangerous conditions. This legislation underpins a movement to modernize the Department of Lands’ (IDL) wildfire management program. The bill, which enjoyed broad support among Idaho’s policy makers, enables Idaho’s wildland firefighters to receive competitive compensation on par with their federal peers.
Spring conditions affect National Forest roads and trails: The U.S. Forest Service would like to remind visitors travelling on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ extensive network of roads and trails to be aware of changing conditions and the hazards of driving on soft roadbeds as roads thaw. Excessive snowmelt causes road shoulders to be “soft” and unstable.
JBS hosting Republican candidate forum: All are welcome to attend the 2022 Boundary County State Candidate Forum for the Republican primary election, hosted by the John Birch Society. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. at the Boundary County Middle School, 6577 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.
Big-money Nevada consultants play part in Herndon Senate campaign: As the calendar edges nearer to the May 17 primary elections in Idaho, certain campaigns are only growing more contentious — among them, the contest between incumbent Senator Jim Woodward, R-Sagle, and challenger Scott Herndon, with Herndon waging a campaign so negative it's raising eyebrows in Idaho's friendliest city. By Zach Hagadone, Sandpoint Reader
Engel asks for packed courtroom Monday: Todd Engel, Priest River, who is challenging incumbent Sage Dixon for State Representative District 1, Position B, is not only seeking votes, he's asking support in a court case in Boundary County set for 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 28. UPDATE: The hearing has been postponed to 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 11. The article has been updated with additional information.
March 22
Lincoln Day Dinner set for May 7: The Boundary County Republican Central Committee will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Great Northwest Territories Event Center, 998 Mountain Meadows Road, Naples, with keynote speaker Luba Wold, a North Idaho woman with an inspiring story to tell about her escape from communist Russia.
Survey out on county All Hazard Mitigation Plan: Residents of Boundary County are invited to participate in the update process of the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan by completing a brief survey. The questions aim to get a sense of the public’s perceptions of, and experiences with, the hazards and potential disasters that affect local communities.
New website to keep Idahoans updated on state meetings: Idaho Governor Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf announced the new Townhall Idaho web site today, an online one-stop-shop for all public meeting information for state executive branch agencies. On the site, users can search and find information pertaining to public meetings for state agencies and state-affiliated commissions. The goal is eventually to include local government entities’ meeting notices on the site.
Ukraine, drought add more uncertainty as Idaho farmers start to plant: Food costs have increased substantially over the past year and are expected to continue to rise in 2022. At the same time, farm production costs are also increasing, sometimes dramatically. “Farmers are getting hit by higher costs every which way,” said Hammett farmer Nick Blanksma, who estimates his overall farm production costs are up at least 30 percent over the past year.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
March 20
Idaho 66th Legislative Session nearing an end: The second session of the 66th Idaho Legislature is nearly complete. Every year, the Idaho Legislature meets starting in January and normally ends in March. Last year, the legislative session ran exceptionally long. This year, it looks like we will finish in the typical timeframe. The goal is to adjourn by March 25. By Idaho Senator Jim Woodward
March 19
Farm Bureau looking for first spring baby: Tomorrow is the first day of spring and the Boundary County Farm Bureau is looking for the first Boundary County Baby of Spring! In observance of agriculture, spring, and new beginnings, Boundary County Farm Bureau Federation is looking for the first Boundary County baby born on or after March 20, 2022!
March 18
Fourth graders discover the 'Lazy Susan' mine: A new mine has been discovered in Bonners Ferry! A man who goes by the name of Marty filed a claim on the "Lazy Susan Mine," and exploration took place on Wednesday, March 2. In honor of "Idaho Day 2022," themed "Mining in Idaho," fourth graders from Boundary County School District 101 arrived at the Museum to learn about mines and mining in the county. The mine and this activity was constructed expressly for this one-time event, and is not a permanent exhibit.
Sauter running for House Seat 1A: Mark Sauter, Dover, is running for District 1A Representative because he has the leadership skills and the solid conservative values that focus on our citizens and our communities. "We need leaders who are responsible, who listen to all their constituents and who will collaborate with their conservative colleagues to find solutions," he said. “We live in challenging times. The last decade has brought immense growth, changes in political attitudes and stressful impacts to our communities."
Woman missing on I-90 found dead: Members of the Kootenai County Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit responded to Fourth of July Pass and focused their search efforts on the south side of Interstate 90. During the search, Janelle M. Burchfield, 46, was located deceased in heavy brush down a steep embankment.
March 17
Boundary County School District 101 Board meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, district office
March 16
Meet three of this year's Bonners Ferry's DYW participants: Eleven of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls are embarked on a transformative adventure as they participate in this year's Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, to culminate April 30 in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School. Here are the first three on "Mission: Possible;" Grace Frances Worley, Maile Kekela Murdock and Nevaeh Ann Elliston.
Respond to identity verification letters to protect tax refunds: Last year the Idaho State Tax Commission sent over 22,000 identity verification letters and stopped more than $3.4 million in tax refunds from going to fraudsters. This year, the Tax Commission continues its fraud detection reviews that include sending letters asking income tax filers to validate their identity or confirm that they’ve filed their return.
March 15
KCSO seeks missing woman: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is looking for Janelle M. Burchfield, 46, was last seen at the top of Fourth of July Pass at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. Her cell phone was powered off about 10 minutes later.
Bonners Ferry Eagles busy this weekend: Members of Bonners Ferry Eagles Aerie 3522 are rolling into spring with a busy March weekend; holding both their St. Patrick's Day Dance and another of their famous benefit breakfasts to help those in our community who need to travel for cancer treatments.
March 14
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of March 7
Boundary County Commission minutes, week of February 28
Cowell announces bid for coroner: My name is Richard Cowell, and I am announcing my candidacy for the Office of Boundary County Coroner. Currently, my wife and I live in Moyie Springs, but I have called Boundary County my home for the last 15 years. In 2014, I joined the Bonner's Ferry Police Department’s Explorer Post, getting to know and work with local law enforcement. In 2018 I was hired on with Boundary County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy before going to work for Bonner County Juvenile Detention.
Free seed at seed bank open house: County residents have a valuable free resource at the Boundary County Extension Office, and free seeds will be available at the Boundary County Seed Bank Open House from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, preceded by a seed starting class at 1 p.m., especially helpful to those new to gardening in this area to both learn how to test the viability of your seeds and to get your plants off to the best start possible.
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
March 13
Honoring a Bonners Ferry legend; Coach Dick Dawson: By now I have come to believe that most of us, by the time we become adults, which I would loosely define as someone who has attained enough age to have developed the insight to look to the past for inspiration for the future, have recalled someone who came along just at the right time in their life to inspire them by making a memorable positive difference in their life. A person who ended up speaking to their soul. By Darrell Kerby
March 12
The most important mid-term primary of our time is at hand: In 66 days, Idahoans will go to the polls in what is assuredly the most critical mid-term election of our age. Have no doubt; how we vote this May will have lasting effect on our nation's future, and the world's. For over 30 years, I've given my best effort to provide fair, unbiased and honest coverage of our local elections. This year, not only is the trust I've worked to earn over decades in question; so too is the trust in our electoral process itself. Still, I present the Boundary County 2022 Voter's Guide. I will not lose hope.
March 11
Idaho candidacy petitions are in: The deadline for candidates seeking Idaho office to have their names on the May 17 primary ballot ended at 5 p.m. today. Three of six Boundary County offices to be filled this year are contested, and two of the uncontested offices will see new officers as the incumbents retire. If you are running or representing an initiative that will appear on Boundary County, Idaho, ballots in 2022, we'd love to hear from you!
March 10
Little seeks to delist lower 48 grizzlies: Idaho Governor Brad Little on Wednesday submitted a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove grizzly bears in the “Lower 48” United States from the Endangered Species Act and recognize states’ successful efforts to recover and manage grizzly populations.
RDCK lifting mask mandate: The British Columbia Regional District of Central Kootenay will no longer require masks to be worn by members of the public in any of its offices or facilities effective Friday, March 11, after a decision by the provincial health officer based on B.C.’s lowered hospitalization and transmission rates.
March 9
COVID health emergency declaration to end April 15: After weeks of thoughtful deliberation with numerous stakeholders, Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will end the public health emergency on April 15. Little said he kept Idaho open, never put in place mask or vaccine mandates, banned vaccine passports and successfully challenged President Biden’s vaccine mandates in court. Idaho now has the strongest economy in the nation. Idaho still maintains a fund to respond to COVID-19 if needs change.
Mission: Possible!
Eleven Distinguished Young Women set off on 'Mission: Possible:' Eleven of Bonners Ferry’s most outstanding junior girls will be given an opportunity to win scholarship money in this year’s annual Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss). Set for Saturday, April 30, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School, the theme of this year’s program is “Mission: Possible”
March 8
School bond levy fails: The Boundary County School Bond Levy got a majority of yes votes, but required a two-thirds super majority and did not pass. 1,158 voted yes, 995 voted no. That's 53.8-percent in favor, 46.2-percent opposed. It required a 66.67-percent yes vote to pass.
March 7
Boundary County First Judicial District Court dispositions
March 5
9B News slowed by health issues: My apologies for the lack of coverage of late as I am working to resolve potentially serious health issues. I will do my very best to post any breaking news that arises as well as results of Tuesday's election, but I ask your patience and good thoughts during this difficult time, and promise to return to full coverage as soon as possible. Thank you ~ Mike Weland, Publisher
March 1
Pair of Labs missing in 20 Mile area: These two Labs are missing in the 20-Mile area. Both are wearing collars with their names, as well as shock collars. If you see them, call Kim at (208) 290-1702.
Candidates are filing two days in: The window for filing declarations of candidacy for the May 17 Idaho primary election opened yesterday and the slate is off to a good start, with six in Boundary County having filed as of noon today.
Adam Hiatt's Orediggers strike gold: Adam Hiatt, who graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1997, took over as head coach of the Montana Tech Orediggers men's basketball program, Butte, for the 2016-17 season knowing it would take time to build the program. On February 28, his hard work paid off. Here's how Daniel Shepard, 406 MT Sports, wrote it up: "Smiles on the faces of players and coaches as they ascended the ladder and cut down nets told the story."
Officers save local man from possible overdose: Bonners Ferry Police were called to a report of suspicious activity at AJ's Lanes February 24 and quick action by officers Scott Davis and Malorie Stippich is credited with saving a Moyie Springs man from a fentanyl overdose. On arrival, police were told that Jacob A. Wanner-Vanetten, 32, had been in the restroom for an extended time. On making entrance, Davis smelled the reek of smoked fentanyl pills and recognized that Wanner-Vanetten was lapsing into an overdose.
In Ukraine, every lost soul is on Putin: Since Russian military forces illegally invaded Ukraine last week, Ukrainian civilians and soldiers, as well as Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict. Estimates are in the thousands. Every one of those deaths is directly attributable to Russian president Vladimir Putin, said Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby. By C. Todd Lopez, DoD News
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March 18
Bill Clark welcomes prayers, cards, visits: Bill Clark has recently moved to Room 4, Hospice House, Coeur d'Alene, and he and his wife, Nona Kay, welcome company and the reminiscences of family and friends. Prayers, cards, visits and good wishes for Bill are welcome at Hospice House, Room 4, 2290 West Prairie, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815.
March 16
Bartoe family welcomes Cash and Winnie: Lauren and Benjamin Bartoe welcomed twins to their family at Kootenai Medical, Coeur d'Alene, on Sunday, March 13; with son Cash Otto Bartoe born at 5:31 p.m. and daughter Elowyn "Winnie" Jane Bartoe making her appearance just minutes later at 5:46 p.m. They join big brother Chase and big sister Remington.
March 29
IDFG readies to stock local lakes: Several Boundary County lakes are scheduled to be stocked by Idaho Fish and Game personnel with 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the month ahead.
Chinook season shaping up to be best since 2015: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved spring Chinook fishing seasons for the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon River drainages, which will open April 23. Fishing for Chinook will be open daily in the Lower Salmon River, Little Salmon River, Snake River in the mainstem Clearwater River, Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and South Fork of the Clearwater River. Fishing for Chinook will be open four days per week in the North Fork Clearwater River, Thursday through Sunday.
March 28
KV Rifle Team aging like fine wine: They say that some things get better with age. Well, the Kootenai Valley Rifle Team is proving that they are aging quite well. For the fourth time in four years, the team of Bill Leach, Greg Mead, Tom Daniel and Don Jordan have broken the Senior three-position team national record. On March 12 and 13, the team hosted a rifle match at the Kootenai Valley Range.
March 27
Everybody has fun in week 26: Kathy Konek tied for high scratch game 177 and second high scratch series 459 in the 26th week of Tuesday's Trouble Women's League bowling at AJ's Lanes, as well as high handicap game 242 and second high handicap series 654. Donna Nystrom got second high scratch game 165, third high scratch game 165, third high scratch series 426 and tied for second high handicap game 234.
March 31
Selective legislative outrage costs us all: A recent letter expressed concerns about materials available to all users in possession of a Boundary County library card. Key word is all. It is my library too. I stand with the library director. The letter writer then goes on to describe the contents of novels that should be, or already are, restricted. By Rosanne Smith
Where are the lies? In a letter dated March 28, Mr. Albert Sullivan claims that he read three of Scott Herndon's mailers while vacationing in Moyie Springs. Mr. Sullivan then stated that "these mailers are outright lies" and even wrote that Herndon got "his wife * to lie for him -- doubly pathetic." By Arlene Herndon
March 28
Herndon spreading lies about a good public servant: While visiting Moyie Springs this weekend, I read the Scott Herndon's mailers, three of them in total, that were in the vacation rental house at which we were staying. Since I work around the State Capital building in Boise, I am familiar with many of the Senators and House members. By Albert Sullivan
March 27
Open letter to legislators on peril of diluting education: I am a mother of two middle-school boys who have been educated by Lake Pend Oreille School District Schools since the first grade. I am disappointed in the numerous bills that have been proposed this session that attack public education and educators. So many of these issues are straight out the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) playbook, and it's time those who have been elected to represent Idahoans stop listening to outside agitators. By Barbara Schriber
March 26
Take steps to protect our kids from eyebrow-raising library materials: A few weeks ago I learned that parents across the nation are trying to ban certain library materials. Some of these materials really raised my eyebrows. These materials have words, photos and videos with sex and even racism. The alarming part is how the library will allow any age to check these items out. Luckily, most on the list of questionable materials were not in our library, but a couple were! By Adrienne Norris
March 21
Mudslinging campaign mailer a disgrace to local politics: In politics negative campaigning or "mud slinging" has long been frowned upon. An honorable candidate focuses upon his or her attributes while refraining from insulting an opponent. We still see negative campaigning in national politics but it is extremely rare in local Idaho races. By Jim Cadnum
March 13
Woodward listens: The contrast between state Senator Jim Woodward, R-Sagle, and several members of the Idaho Legislature is striking. Woodward understands how representative government works. Others overreach and ignore the voices of voters. The contrast was apparent March 2 when members of the House State Affairs Committee essentially told those testifying, “It doesn’t matter what you say, our minds are made up.” By Mary Ollie
March 12
Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more: Pardon my late start to this letter, but I had to "give directions" to an unwanted telemarketer. Get my drift? Friday was the filing deadline for candidates desiring to run for local and statewide offices. After reading the names, I just sat there shaking my head. There are a few good souls on that list who have or will serve us well, but what I find troubling is a general lack of quality from the field as a whole. By Gerald Higgs
March 10
Federal money? Spend it: The selective outrage over “federal” monies is puzzling. In 2020, the City of Moyie Springs took one million “federal” dollars and gave to EL Automation for half mile of internet to an area already served. Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin accepted $314,000 of “federal” PPP monies. as did many of your neighbors. A private contractor, BC Ambulance, requests a large slice of the “federal” pie be handed to them. By Rosanne Smith
March 8
Continue to support future generations: In 1947, Boundary County voters elected to consolidate all schools into one district, thus creating Boundary County School District #101. At that time, BCSD #101 consisted of a single high school, the "Northside School," the "Southside School," Naples Elementary and a variety of one-room schoolhouses spread throughout the county. By Ron MacDonald
Loretta Elaine Bliss, 74, died peacefully at her home on March 28, 2022, in Bonners Ferry. Loretta was born on November 9, 1947, the daughter of Howard and Lorna Sutton Pfeif in Yakima, Washington. No services are planned at this time.
Richard Lee "Dick" Hollenbeck, 87, died on March 27, 2022 at his home in Bonners Ferry. Richard was born on September 4, 1934, the son of Harry and Beula Ferguson Hollenbeck in Bowman, North Dakota. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School.
Rachel Dianne Sego Snider peacefully passed away on March 25, 2022, in the comfort of her Bonners Ferry home and onto her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, with her funeral service following at 7 p.m. at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, Bonners Ferry. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, Lee Cemetery, Rosebud County, Montana.
March 29
Kathryn Braatz, Bonners Ferry, died on December 22, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Spokane Valley due to complications following surgery in early October. She was cared for by professional caregivers, Hospice of Spokane, and her family until her death. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
Billy Jack Clark passed peacefully Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Coeur d'Alene Hospice House with family present after a gallant battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
March 28
Carol Dillin passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Bonners Ferry with family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Grandview Cemetery. Carol was born on August 31, 1937, in Bonners Ferry, to Edward and Mary Alice Houck. She grew up with her older brother Edward on the family farm north of Copeland. She was one of the first students to attend Mt. Hall School.
Paul Steven Perez passed away on March 17, 2022, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Montana at the age of 61 due to COVID complications. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Grandview Cemetery. Everyone is also welcome to a gathering at the Memorial Hall at the Fairgrounds following the service.
March 21
Lois Louise Frazier, 80, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho passed away March 16, 2022, at the Boundary County Restorium. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry. Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering at the Boundary County Fairgrounds Valley Event Center after the graveside service.
March 19
Gordon "Gordy" Allured, 68, died peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2022, at his home in Woodburn, Oregon, after a courageous 36-year battle with Parkinson’s disease and over six years with Lewy Body Dementia. A gathering of family and friends will be scheduled in the future.
March 18
Richard E. Waterloo passed peacefully in the care of Pacifica Senior Living in Pinehurst with help of Hospice and wonderful staff there on March 16, 2022, with his daughter close to him. He is at peace now and living life as he would like in heaven after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Per his request there will be no service.
March 15
Barbara Lee (Allwardt) Priebe, 83, of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at Sunset Home Assisted Living in Bonners Ferry. A celebration of life service will be at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Justin Lee Holmes, 51, flew “Bat out of Hell” into the sunset on January 22, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Suncrest Worship Center, 6048 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls, Washington.
March 14
Carl Boss, 74, passed away on March 9, 2022, at the Boundary County Nursing Home in Bonners Ferry. Carl was born on June 14, 1947, the son of Carl and Alene Haller Boss in Grand Junction, Colorado. Services will be held later in the summer.
James "Jim" Roger Hogan, 75, died February 18, 2022. Respecting his final wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bridgeway Assembly of God Church, 66027 Highway 2, Bonners Ferry.
Dane William "Dan" Dogherra, Bonners Ferry, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away February 26, 2022. Dan was born in New London, Connecticut ("Connecticut Yankee!"), to Santa Cruz natives Donald Eugene "Don" Dogherra (deceased) and Kathryn Susan "Kay" (Read) Bejarana.
Claudia Jeanne (Howe) Sommers, 76, went home to be with Jesus on March 9, 2022. Claudia was born February 9, 1946, to Clyde and Helen Howe in Bonners Ferry. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at First Baptist Church, 67111 El Paso Street, Bonners Ferry. Graveside service will be held immediately following at Grandview Cemetery.
Dorothy Ann Wood, 98, died on March 5, 2022, at Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. Dorothy was born August 24, 1923, in Woodland, California, to Theodore and Maude Summers Meyers. No services are planned. Family and friends may share memories of Dorothy by clicking here.