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June 29
Boundary County students earn NIC dean's list honors: North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. 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.
June 13
BCMS announces second semester honor roll: Boundary County Middle School has identified its top scholars for the second semester. They are ...
Halls welcome Charley Jade: Christine and Adam Hall welcomed daughter Charley Jade June 1, and big brother Theo couldn't be more proud. Born at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, she weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long.
June 8
County has 16 students on U of I Dean's List: A total of 2,479 students qualified for the University of Idaho's Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester, which ended May 13, 16 of them from Boundary County. To qualify for the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester.
Years of dedicated service ...
Boundary County 911 Operations Administrator Crystal Denton (left), dispatcher Geneva Trumble and dispatcher Scott Peterson received their years of service badges June 7 from Sheriff David Kramer. Crystal has 20 years and Geneva and Scott both have 10 years of dedicated service to Boundary County with the Sheriff's Office.
June 4
Stone earns masters degrees, set to launch career: Colin Patrick Stone, who graduated Bonners Ferry High School in 2015 and earned his Bachelor's from the University of Idaho in 2019, recently earned his Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Science and Information Systems at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
June 3
Bonners Ferry has its own platinum jubilee: Not to be outdone by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s National Celebration this week, Bonners Ferry has it own Badger Royalty 75th Year High School Graduation Jubilee! Pictured here recently at the Bonners Ferry Chic-n-Chop reunion site are Marcella “Madson” Nelson, Edmund “Gene” Lozier and Elaine “Lesmeister” Guthrie, each of them graduates of the Bonners Ferry High School Class of 1947. Courtesy Darrell Kerby
May 29
Liermann, Callison earn academic honors: Two Boundary County students earned academic honors for the 2022 spring semester at the University of Montana, Missoula. Tanner Liermann, Naples, earned president's list honors with a 4.0 GPA and Edie Callison, Bonners Ferry, was awarded dean's list honors with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9.
May 23
Nine local students earn honors a LCSC: A total of 870 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2022 semester, LC State administrators have announced. Among the honorees, 471 made the President’s List while 399 were named to the Dean’s List. Nine students so honored are from Boundary County.
May 19
Morris celebrates 96th on horseback: To celebrate her 96th birthday, staff helped Community Restorium resident Fay Morris fulfill her wish of horseback riding one more time. Fay has a long history of riding horses and this experience was a dream come true as you can see from the smile on her face.
May 18
Mechelle and Rocky say thank you: Mechelle Lech and her service dog, Rocky, received their mobility support harness today, helping to increase Mechelle's mobility and safety. She extends her thanks to everyone in the community who helped make it possible for her to get this piece of equipment.
May 12
Cole Fitch Boundary County's Ag Baby for 2022: In observance of agriculture, spring and new beginnings, Farm Bureau is pleased to announce this year’s first Boundary County baby of spring! Cole Louis Fitch was born at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, to Natasha and Cameron Fitch. This little guy came into the world weighing 6.8 pounds and he was 21 3/4 inches long, and he is well loved by a long list of agricultural families in Boundary County.
April 30
Teresa Rae Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year: Teresa Rae has been recognized with the “Woman of the Year” award at the Beta Sigma Phi Founders Day Program today. Member Janis Tucker asked Teresa to join them under false pretenses. On Thursday, she told her that one of their presenters had dropped out and could she come speak on behalf of Boundary Fuller Center for Housing, more commonly known as Habitat for Humanity. In exchange for a three to four minute presentation, Teresa was promised her delicious breakfast and the chance to sit next to her favorite middle school volleyball coach!
April 29
Utah State University's Alva Swanson on his thoughtful path to graduation: When he thinks back, Alva Swanson recalls three events that became pivotal in bringing him to where he is now, at the threshold of graduation from the Utah State University Quinney College of Natural Resources. The first is a big fish story. Swanson’s home is in the far north of Idaho, a community called Bonners Ferry. Carving down the center of town is the Kootenai River, where you can sometimes glimpse a native monster. By Lael Gilbert
April 27
Dr. Ulappa earns Golden Apple Award at BSU: The Associated Students of Boise State University have announced the winners of this year’s Golden Apple Awards, and among them is Dr. Amy Ulappa, a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and a 2000 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School. Amy is the daughter of Tom Ulappa and Janis Kerby, both of Bonners Ferry.
April 26
No Ag Baby 2022 ... yet: For the first time in memory, no one has stepped forward to proclaim their child Boundary County's first baby of spring, and at present there is no Boundary Soil Conservation District/Farm Bureau Ag Baby 2022. It's not too late!
April 14
Local family needs community help: 9B Family Foundation, a Bonners Ferry preschool, childcare and family resource center, has a family facing challenging times and needing the community's help. The mother gave birth to twins around 18 weeks early, with one in the neonatal intensive care unit at Kootenai Health, the other in a Spokane NICU. Mom is staying in Coeur d'Alene and commuting between hospitals to be with her babies, who are trying to grow big enough to come home, hopefully in 18 weeks around the date they were expected in June.
April 7
Naples celebrates Students of the Month, Principals for a Day: Naples Elementary recently celebrated its Students of the Month for March. They are Stryder Olson 1st, Keah McKellips 2nd, Mackenzie Issacharoff 2nd, Dakota Rinehart - Kindergarten, Josh Pruitt - Kindergarten, Hank Robertson - Kindergarten, Emily Riek - Kindergarten and Mason Mistelski 1st, Blake Nichols 4th, Dalton Regher 4th, Kathryn Wietzke 5th, Treva Wietzke 5th, Lilliya Giles 3rd, Onyx Gahr 3rd, Maddux Bolton 3rd, Mark Elliston 5th, Levi Jones 3rd. In addtion, two students, below; Ronald Calderone and Aurora Havens-Boone, did admirably in March as Principal for a Day!
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