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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.
December 12
Meet Legion Post 55's new commander: My name is Scott Cameron. On November 1, I became the new commander of Post 55 of the American Legion here in Bonners Ferry. Like Manny Figueroa, I am a former Marine. I served from 1977 to 1987 as an infantryman. After my active-duty time, I began dual careers in law enforcement and healthcare. I joined the American Legion in 2005 and I am very proud and honored to represent Post 55 as its new commander.
December 6
Wolverines of the Month ...
After two snow days, we were finally able to celebrate our November Students of the Month! These kiddos have reflected our Naples traits of safe, civil, productive and kind!
Students are front row (l-r); Kaine Brewer, Finn Hinrichs, Maibel Espino and Gabriella Feri. Back row; Nathan Issacharoff, Lakota Wortley, Stryder Olson, Dakota Rinehart, Mia Jeppesen, Sophia Parker, Ruhl Upton, Freya Adams, Zoey Wolf (not pictured), and Ronny Calderone.
December 2
Deputy Pew reaches 15 years of service: Detention deputy Robert Pew celebrated his 15th year of service with the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office this month. Sheriff David Kramer presented him with his 15 years of service badge today.
November 30
Jonathan Snyder wins Mystery Mason Award: Each year a Master Mason is chosen to be the Mystery Mason for the year. It is his responsibility to seek out an individual that stands out within the Bonners Ferry Community. He will spend his time throughout the year looking for individuals to be awarded the yearly Mystery Mason Award. This year's recipient of the Mystery Mason Award was Jonathan Snyder.
November 17
Legion Post 55 has new commander: A change of command occurred in Bonners Ferry American Legion, Post #55. Manny Figueroa, Marine, retired U.S. Border Patrol, Badger football coach and Kootenai Tribal Police Officer, was post #55 commander for many years. He has moved to Texas.
November 15
Pyette quilt lifts veteran's spirit: Few would question the notion that few things in the world are as comforting as a hand-made quilt, and Margaret Pyette has long been bringing such comfort to a very deserving group of people. Each year, she chooses two Boundary County veterans, then crafts her amazingly beautiful hand-made quilts, lovingly personalized, to be ready to give during the Veterans Day service. This year, her kind gift did more than bring comfort.
October 30
Elks bring third graders their own dictionary: Excitement and curiosity were just two of the emotions experienced last week in the third-grade classes at Valley View Elementary as two of the many benevolent members of the Sandpoint Elks delivered student dictionaries to all the third grades students. Students were elated to receive their individual books and learn more about the Elks organization.
October 17
Michelle Walker earns national accolade: Michelle Walker is an instructor of many talents and hats when it comes to fitness formats, and her skill and dedication has earned her the title of October Water Exercise Instructor of the Month by www.swimandsweat.com. Her classes range from Aqua Zumba to land Zumba, from Aqua Boot Camp to Balance & Mobility. During the school calendar year, she teaches at the Kootenai River Inn while in the summer you can find her at Northside School B & B along with the Bonners Ferry City Pool.
October 15
Boundary County Victims Services needs you: Many of you have been loyal attendees and contributors to the Boundary County Victim Services (BCVS) Fall Festival & Fashion Show. We are excited to be back together this year for an evening of fashion, food, fun, and fantastic auction items! This year, the fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Great Northwest Territories Event Center.
October 14
Dr. McIntosh retiring after 44-plus years: After more than 44 years practicing dentistry in Boundary County, Dr. David McIntosh, DDS, is retiring. He has loved this community and his patients. He believes he is leaving them in the capable hands of our local dentists who have chosen to make Bonners Ferry their home.
October 13
Chaney to play in National FFA Band: Evelynn Chaney, a member of the Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter in Bonners Ferry, will be on stage and in the spotlight October 26-29 during the 2022 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Chaney, a senior at Bonners Ferry High School and the daughter of Thomas and Michele Chaney, has been selected to play trombone in the National FFA Band. Chaney submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a pool of applicants nationwide.
October 6
4-H Friday Friends is in full swing! You can find us at Boundary County Middle School every Friday during the school calendar year. At $12 per child and a sliding fee scale available, 4-H Friday Friends are a great option for childcare or just to give your kiddos an extra day of exciting hands-on educational activities. They also have open enrollment, so join in for every Friday or any Friday during the school year!
September 22
Leah Moellmer heading to Idaho DYW: High school senior girls from across Idaho will gather in Idaho Falls for the Distinguished Young Women of Idaho program to be held Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 at the Civic Auditorium, including Bonners Ferry's Leah Moellmer. Participants will compete for $35,000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho for 2023. The program is open to the public and preliminaries will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, October 7 and 10 a.m. Saturday, October 8. Finals begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.
August 1
Family of Mary Dirks expresses thanks: Mary Dirks’s family would like to send a special thank you out to all of the people who attended her memorial, to all of the people who helped organize it, to all of the people who sent beautiful flowers, cards and gifts, and to all of the people who called with words of support.
July 27
Nine local students are U of I graduates: A total of 1,603 degrees were awarded to 1,467 students in the 2022 spring semester commencement at the University of Idaho, including nine from Boundary County. In-person ceremonies were held in May in Moscow, Boise and Idaho Falls.
July 5
Linda Lederhos now Rotary president: Linda Lederhos took over the role of president for the Rotary club of Bonners Ferry last week, and this week she was guest speaker, talking about her plans for the future of the club. The Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry works to bring together business and professional community leaders to provide humanitarian service to others within our community and our world.
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