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September 12
Nordheim honored by Juvenile Justice Association: Boundary County Juvenile Probation Officer Jessica Nordheim is in Nampa today, where she's being honored with the Idaho Juvenile Justice Association's Commitment to Service Award for her demonstrated dedication, leadership and teamwork.
September 5
Jim and Brenda Woodard celebrating 29 years: Jim and Brenda Woodward, Sagle, are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary today, and only recently realized that they were married ten years to the day after they first met in the first hour of the first day of their freshman year at Bonners Ferry High School!
September 4
Class of '61 reunites, gives back: The Bonners Ferry High School Class of 1961 recently held its 62nd class reunion, during which a $400 donation from the estate of late class member Jerry Everhart was presented to Eli Pine for Hope House and the community dinner each Thursday at the Bonners Ferry Senior Center.
August 28
Tyler Brown graduates POST Academy: Boundary County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy Tyler Brown recently graduated from Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Detention Academy #92 in Meridian, Idaho. During the academy they receive 235 hours of specialized training.
July 12
Seven county students graduate U of I: The University of Idaho is pleased to release the list of graduates from Spring 2023 Commencement. A total of 1,566 degrees were awarded to 1,457 students, which includes 1,004 bachelor’s degrees, 315 master’s degrees and 47 doctoral degrees. In-person ceremonies were held in May in Moscow, Boise and Idaho Falls. Seven Boundary County students were awarded degrees.
July 6
Seven local students on NIC Dean's List: North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for spring semester 2023. 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. Seven Boundary County students were honored.
June 29
Belden, Florea to wed: Becky Lynne Belden and Scott Andrew Florea will be married at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, in the Jantz Barn, 301 Deer Park Road, Bonners Ferry, off Highway 95 10 miles north of Three Mile Junction. A country celebration potluck will follow.
June 15
Clayton Isaac wins Governor's Cup scholarship: Governor Brad Little announced today the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Cup Scholarships. Fundraising from last year’s Governor’s Cup brought in enough money for 39 scholarships to be awarded this year. Recipients were chosen from among more than 3,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 13-member board of directors.
June 14
BCMS 2023 second semester honor roll: The names of the top students of the second semester at Boundary County Middle School have been released. Thank each of you for your hard work and dedication!
June 13
Dozen local students on U of I Dean's List: A total of 2,778 students qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 semester, which ended May 12. 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.
Four honored at P.E.O. Scholarship Award Luncheon: This year, four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 2023 female graduates of Bonners Ferry High School by Chapter AP, P.E.O., at an award luncheon, held at the Dodge Peak Lodge on Saturday, June 10. These scholarships are made possible through the support of the local community during fundraising events, including nut sales during the holiday season and a spring yard sale, as well as local donations for this purpose.
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.
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