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May 24
Eight county students earn LCSC honors: A total of 864 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2023 semester, LC State administrators have announced. Among the honorees, 512 made the President’s List while 352 were named to the Dean’s List.
May 5
Mendenhall honored with BCH Diamond Award: Boundary Community Hospital is proud to award Kristie Mendenhall the bi-annual Diamond Award, celebrating the exceptional compassion and care she provides to patients and their families’ daily. Kristie has worked at BCH for over 30 years; beyond her unwavering dedication to BCH, her outstanding patient care truly sets her apart. She does whatever it takes to ensure her patients receive the best possible care, often going above and beyond the call of duty.
April 28
Dinning gets school in Pendleton: The Pendleton School District School Board has selected Kevin Dinning, the son of Dan and Mary Dinning, Bonners Ferry, as the new principal at Washington Elementary School, Pendleton, Oregon. Dinning is currently the Superintendent/Secondary Principal of Ione School District. Prior to that, he served as Boundary County Middle School principal in Bonners Ferry.
April 24
No Farm Bureau first baby of spring ... this year, it's babies: Every year, in observance of agriculture, spring and new beginnings, Boundary County Farm Bureau seeks the first baby of spring, and this year is extraordinarily special. Promotion and Education Chair Cassie Olson put out an announcement searching for the first baby of spring and received a handful of names of mothers expecting around March 20, the first day of spring. All but two of the mothers had their babies before March 20.
April 8
Curley Qs, Roadrunners congratulate basket winners: The Curley Q’s Homemakers Club and the Roadrunners 4-H Club had their annual Easter Egg Hunt this morning and extend congratulations to this year's basket winners.
March 25
Bob Johnson retires after 45 years in the mills: Idaho Forest Group extends its wish that Robert "Bob" Johnson enjoys all the best in his well earned retirement! Bob worked for 17 years at Moyie Springs, mostly as a log yard utility operator. But his career in the wood products industry dates back 45 years ago when he took a job out of high school with the local mill in Bonners Ferry.
March 24
Caring at BCMS ...
Congratulations to the Boundary County Middle School Citizens of the Month for February! The character trait for the month is Caring. Makenzie Beggerly (eighth), Kasey Clemons (sixth), Penny McQueen (seventh) and Mrs. Jenny Mackey are all wonderful examples of this.
March 23
Thank you, Tom Daniel: From the Bonners Ferry Agriculture Education Department and FFA Chapter -- Tom Daniel is a third generation farmer who raises hay and grain on the bench north of Bonners Ferry. While Tom was born on a farm and has been farming his whole life, he bought the farm he now lives on in 1980 and was able to start farming full time in 1987.
March 3
Elliston wins Head Start alumni scholarship: A North Idaho College Head Start employee and a Head Start alumna were awarded scholarships from the Idaho Head Start Association on February 23 in Boise. Neveah Elliston, a Bonners Ferry High School senior, was awarded the Idaho Head Start Association 2022 Head Start Alumni Scholarship.
February 20
70th anniversary of John Alt's arrival in Bonners Ferry: It was 70 years ago Wednesday, February 15, that John Alt and his brother, the late Al Alt, got off the train at the depot in Bonners Ferry, neither speaking a word of English, meeting two people they didn't know except from pictures and letters; their aunt Rosie Neumayer and her step-grandson, Arnold Fessler.
February 15
Nine local students on NIC Dean's List: North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for fall semester 2022. Students eligible for the NIC Dean’s List must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and obtain a grade point average of 3.75 or above.
February 14
Four Badgers graduate University of Idaho: A total of 567 degrees were awarded to 558 students in December in the University of Idaho's fall 2022 commencement. Four were presented to students from Bonners Ferry.
February 7
BCMS honor roll released: Boundary County Middle School's first semester honor roll has been released, with 29 students earning high honor for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average. To earn recognition, students had to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
February 1
12 local students on U of I Dean's List: A total of 2,787 students qualified for the Dean’s List for the University of Idaho's Fall 2022 semester, including 12 from Boundary County. The semester ended December 16. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester.
January 31
Celebrating a Bonners Ferry gem ...
GROW! community gardeners feted Marciavee Cossette at the annual GROW membership meeting and potluck Thursday. As a long-time GROW! board member and all-around volunteer at the community garden as well as so many other organizations in town, Marciavee was presented with a dozen red roses! She thanked GROW! and praised the town of Bonners Ferry for being such a friendly, welcoming town in which to volunteer.
January 23
Weerts earns scholastic honors at WSU: Allie Nicole Weerts, a 2020 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School, was named to the fall 2022 President's List at Washington State University for maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or above.
January 9
NIC literary magazine seeks submissions: The Trestle Creek Review is looking for submissions for its upcoming issue. Submissions are open to the public and may include essays, short stories, poetry, black-and-white visual art and other literary works. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 31.
January 6
Two county students earn University of Montana honors: Edie Callison, Bonners Ferry, earned President's list honors at the University of Montana with a 4.0 grade point average, and Mary Pluid, Moyie Springs, earned Dean's list honors.
Nine county students earn honors at LCSC: A total of 887 students made Lewis-Clark State College’s honor roll for the fall 2022 semester, eight of them from Boundary County. LC State had 484 students make the President’s List, which is slightly higher than a year ago when 470 were honored. The college also reported 403 students made the Dean’s List.
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