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January 21
BFHS grad making his mark as a Space Force athlete: With the new year underway, gyms across the country are going to see a rise in membership as millions of Americans resolve to improve their personal fitness, but for Master sergeant Dalton Grainger, his journey into weightlifting began not at the turning of the new year, but while deployed back in 2014. Grainger, a 2009 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School and the son of Dave and Cherry Grainger, is currently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo, Texas.
January 6
Two local students make University of Montana Dean's List: The University of Montana, Missoula, has released its fall semester Dean's List, and two Boundary County students earned honors. Maintaining grade point averages above 3.5 were Edie Mae Callison, Bonners Ferry, and Michael Layeux, Moyie Springs.
Lammers to represent Bonners Ferry in FFA district meet: Boundary County Farm Bureau extends its congratulations to Trew Lammers, winner of the 2022 Farm Bureau Discussion Meet held recently at Bonners Ferry High School! Trew took first place, Brycen Cowin second and Cassidy Underhill third, and Nora Young, Nevaeh Elliston and Jacob Bremer each provided insightful discussion as well.
January 5
Pam Fleck BCSD Classified Employee of the Month: For her hard work and dedication to our district, our staff, and students, Boundary County Middle School paraprofessional Pam Fleck has been named Boundary County School District 101 Classified Employee of the Month for November.
Kari Dameron BCSD Certified Employee of the Month: Boundary County's Certified Employee of the Month for November is Kari Dameron. Kari is the kindergarten teacher at Mt. Hall Elementary and has been in that position since 2018. She has been teaching kindergarten for nine years total. Kari embodies the trait of being a lifelong learner - she is always on the hunt for opportunities to learn and grow.
Seniors ... are you ready to exercise? Time updated -- It’s a new year and time for the winter session of The Fit and Fall Proof® exercise class. The class will begin on Monday, January 10 in the VFW Hall at the Senior Hospitality Center, 6635 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry. This hour long class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. This free exercise program is targeted for older adults or anyone who has a history of falling or a fear of falling.
Four seats to fill on historical society board: The Boundary County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will be held in Portrait Hall at the Boundary County Museum, 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 11. The agenda will an election to fill four seats on the board of trustees.
December 29
Turkeys and hams, oh my! BCMS wins in 2021: Boundary County School District 101 Superintendent Jan Bayer, on behalf of the school board, the Bonners Ferry Ministerial Association and all the many families whose Christmas was blessed with bounty, sends a heartfelt thank you to leadership students at Bonners Ferry High School and Boundary County Middle School for collecting turkeys and hams for our community.
December 23
Campbell, Espino join sheriff's staff: Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer extends his congratulations to Kristi Campbell and Jeremy Espino, both of whom recently earned their Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Emergency Communications Officer Certificates, to include certification for emergency medical dispatch. Both are now working as BSCO dispatchers in a communications center that has seen a very busy year!
November 30
Veryl Lindsay Fund still giving comfort, eliciting smiles: This little guy came in to Boundary Community Hospital last night and he was scared when he came into the emergency room. But with the kindness of staff and some extra love from the stuffed squirrel and blanket he was given, donated by the community, he perked right up and even gave a big smile.
November 20
Neighbors seek to bring comfort to those in crisis: Last year, a group of Bonners Ferry neighbors pitched in to provide 75 blankets to local senior living facilities. This year, they are working to provide blankets for the Boundary County Victim's Advocacy Program, where there is a definite need. These blankets will be given to bring a small measure of comfort to children and adults in crisis.
October 20
Alexander, Garrison SD101 Employees of the Month: Lael Alexander, special education administrative assistant has been selected as September Classified Employee of the Month and eighth grade science teacher Jacob Garrison is the district's Certified Employee of the Month.
October 19
50th anniversary celebration will instead be a celebration of life: I am saddened to report that Pastor Steve Robins has passed away. Instead of a celebration of his and Linda's 50 years of marriage, the celebration will instead be one of Pastor Robins' life, at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Bridgeway Assembly of God, 66027 Highway 2, Bonners Ferry. Our deep and heartfelt condolences to his wife, his family, his flock and his friends. ~ Mike Weland
October 15
Riddle, Mellett winners in HMVFD: Bobby Riddle, Bonners Ferry, was the grand prize winner in the September 25 Hall Mountain Fire Ladies' Auxiliary annual raffle. He won a $1,000 shopping spree at Far North Outfitters.
September 20
BCH pediatric patients warm to caring community: Danielle Larsson began working as Boundary Community Hospital's Community Relations and Marketing Director last spring after Lauren Kuczka's retirement, and she's working now to revive interest in an old community project that's fallen by the wayside as well as revitalize another, in hopes of once again bringing comfort to young children and bringing joy to the hearts of those who take part.
September 15
Charlie Meeker needs cheered up: Charlie Meeker, in a hospital for COVID and a long way from home, needs some of that BF hometown love. He’ll be getting out of Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, soon, but he's very sad that he’s alone. If you have a moment, his family asks friends and neighbors to please call him and say hi!
September 5
Frasier celebrates a year of brightening Restorium: Fraiser, the Community Restorium companion puppy, celebrates his first birthday this weekend! What a year of watching him grow and connect with Restorium residents, making a bond and friendship none will ever forget.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Mike Weland, Publisher

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