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Boundary County Archives ~ April, 2016
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April 30
Distinguished Young Women Program is tonight: Tonight is the night for this year's Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women, 2016. The event, with this year's theme of "Around the World in 80 Days," promises to be a scintillating and fun-filled event.
April 26
Shaleyna Higgins ends busy year as Distinguished Young Woman: Shaleyna Higgins will take the stage at the Becker Auditorium one final time on April 30 as the Distinguished Young Woman of Bonners Ferry to welcome a new recipient of the title.
Bonners Ferry Fire Department wins $52,000 in fire gear in nationwide contest: Who knew they could they could also dance? The City of Bonners Ferry Volunteer Fire Department just won a nationwide contest, scooping up first prize of over $52,000 in firefighting gear. The contest they won? A dance video contest.
Badger Girls Softball, Boys Baseball sweep all games vs Timberlake on Saturday: The Bonners Ferry Badger Boys' Baseball and Girls' Softball teams were in similar positions on Saturday.  Both were undefeated in league play, both have had great seasons, and both were facing Timberlake, the only other team undefeated in league play. 
April 23
Details on new Bonners Ferry Shopko Hometown store announced at Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting: One of the special guests at last night's Big Ideas 2016 Dinner, sponsored by the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce, was Jason Brandow, a representative of Shopko, who presented information on the new Shopko Hometown store now being built on Bonners Ferry's South Hill.
New Boundary County businesses discussed at Big Ideas Dinner: Big Ideas were shared at last night's Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce Big Ideas Dinner 2016.
April 22
St. Ann's Catholic Church building destroyed by fire, arson suspected: Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire that completely destroyed St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry. According to reports, investigation shows the fire appears to have been started in three separate locations in the basement of the building.
Disappointed (again) in Mariners' baseball? Here's what you do: Disappointed yet again in the Mariners? Starting another season with high hopes for the Northwest's MLB franchise, only to find them today at 7-8, sub .500 again, and lost in the middle of the pack in the American League West?
April 21
Comment period is reopened for Caribou Critical Habitat in Boundary County: Under orders of the U.S. District Court in Idaho, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the opportunity for public comment on its November 2012 Final Rule, and its subsequent May 8, 2014 proposed rule regarding the Southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou.
April 20
Boundary County’s 2016 “First Baby of Spring”: "In observance of agriculture, spring, and new beginnings, Farm Bureau is pleased to announce this year’s first baby of spring," said Farm Bureau Chairwoman René Riddle. Bryce Rose Marshall was born March 14, 2016 to Caroline and Sean Marshall.
April 13
Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry Annual Scholarship deadline is coming up very soon: The Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry is a non-profit organization open to all individuals interested in expanding their sense of self and community.
Could some of that Unclaimed Property be yours? Have you ever reached into an old coat pocket and found some cash? Most of us have and it’s a great surprise – and one that doesn’t happen often enough.
April 6
Mobile Ultrasound is newest tool in Emergency Department: Thank you to the Fry Healthcare Foundation and their Festival of Trees for raising the funds to add a Mobile Ultrasound Machine to the Emergency Department at Boundary Community Hospital.
Distinguished Young Women Style Show coming up: Being stylish is just one of the many attributes the 2016 -2017 Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry participants possess, and they will share this gift at the upcoming Style Show, scheduled for Thursday, April 14.
April 5
BFHS Teacher Craig Anderson named EWU/KHQ Teacher of the Month: Bonners Ferry High School teacher Craig Anderson was honored last week as the Eastern Washington University / KHQ Television Teacher of the Month for the month of March.
Won't be around for May 17 election day? Consider voting an absentee ballot: Not going to be around for the upcoming May 17 Idaho Statewide Primary Election? You might have a family vacation, a business trip, or a hunting excursion to Alaska coming up.
April 3
Suspects wanted in connection with murder, pursued in Bonner County, appear to have traveled to Spokane area: The trail of murder suspect James Mancuso and his female companion Ashley Ford, recently pursued by police in the northern part of Bonner County, has now led to the Spokane area.
Meet the final group of Distinguished Young Women participants for this year: With this year's Distinguished Young Women program coming up in just a few weeks (April 30), we have been presenting information on those participating in the program this year.  Here are the bios on the last group of four young women.
Street Department presents Cleanup Week for city residents, and it's free: The Street Department of the City of Bonners Ferry will be providing special pickup of yard and yardwork waste during the week of April 11 through April 18.
April 2
Shakespearience presents the play Hamlet at BFHS: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival visited Bonners Ferry High School on Monday. Wherever the cast goes they perform a Shakespeare play in what is known as "Shakespearience."
39 lives lost , over 3,000 injuries in distracted driving: Bonners Ferry police will be participating in Idaho's statewide Idaho "Drive Aware" campaign. Yes, this means increased enforcement activity, and hopefully will result in lives saved.
Fairgrounds parking area to be paved soon: One aspect of visiting the fairgrounds will soon become a lot simpler and easier: parking.
Job Hiring Fair features 60 companies looking for employees: More than 60 employers will participate in the spring job fair April 13 sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor at their Kootenai County office.
Idaho law enforcement looking for distracted drivers: Idaho law-enforcement personnel will combine traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who choose to drive distracted, April 1-11.
Fatal Highway 95 collision at McArthur Reservoir area: Naples resident John Hannigan, age 72, died in a fatal automobile accident on Highway 95 at milepost 493 near McArthur Reservoir yesterday. Also seriously injured in the accident was 29 year old Daniel Duke of Nine Mile Falls, Washington.
Dorothy Jean Smith: July 3, 1926 ~ April 26, 2016
William Don Moore: November 28, 1948 ~ April 20, 2016
Joseph (Joe) Swanson: November 27, 1935 ~ April 15, 2016
Sally L. Reynolds, August 11, 1930 ~ April 12, 2016
Iva Joyce Mastre Dirks, November 3, 1925 ~ April 10, 2016
Larry Dean Dirks, July 19, 1939 ~ April 2, 2016
H.C. Studer, November 4, 1940 ~ March 9, 2016
Tammy Lynn Southwick, November 23, 1957 ~ March 19, 2016
Jo Ann Roman, June 4, 1951 ~ March 20, 2016
Veryl Gloria Lindsay, November 15, 1931 ~ March 23, 2016
Gertrude Evlyn Baker, October 21, 1921 ~ March 24, 2016
Kathy Riebli BCSD April Employee of the Month: Kathy Riebli is Boundary County School District’s April Classified Employee of the Month. Kathy is a paraprofessional at Mount Hall Elementary.
School District Classified Employee of the Month: BCMS would like to recognize Jerry Jimenez as the Boundary County Classified Employee of the Month.
School District Employee of the Month for March: Molly Cochell is Boundary County School District’s March Certified Employee of the Month. Mrs. Cochell, also referred to as Miss Molly by her beloved students, teaches kindergarten at Naples Elementary. Although Miss Molly is new to the school district, she is not new to teaching.
Boundary County Fishing Secret revealed here: We've got a fishing secret for you.Hint: It has something to do with when and where beautiful 10 - 12 inch rainbow trout will be stocked in Boundary County. Some of the stocking, according to this schedule, could be underway right now.
With injured players out, Badgers still win in IML game: The Badger baseball team improved their IML record to 6-0 and 16-2 overall with a 9-1 win over the Priest River Spartans yesterday.
Badger Boys sweep Tigers for sole possession of First Place: The Badger baseball team took control of first place in the Intermountain League by sweeping the rival Timberlake Tigers on Senior Day in Bonners Ferry. The Badgers pushed their overall record to 15-2 (5-0 league) with just four regular season games left.
Spring Chinook season opens this Saturday: The spring Chinook salmon fishing season will open Saturday, April 23, on parts of the mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Lochsa, Snake Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.
Badger Seniors Baseball Trading Cards: Badger Baseball Senior Day is this Saturday, as the team takes on Timberlake at home in a battle of titans to determine who moves into sole possession of first place in the Intermountain League.
Badgers pound Wildcats in IML baseball—invoke mercy rule yet again: The Badger baseball team beat the Kellogg Wildcats 19-6 in Intermountain League play on a sun-soaked Tuesday afternoon yesterday. The win improves their overall record to 13-2 and 3-0 in league.
Badgers pound Rams in doubleheader: The Badger baseball team traveled to Spokane on Thursday, April 7, and swept the Riverside Rams behind Jesse Dunham’s first no hitter of the season and 37 total hits in the two games.
Badgers win Colville Invitational: The Badger baseball team traveled to Colville, Washington this past Saturday, April 9, and came away with a sweep of the Colville Indians and the Trail Hawks.
Badger Baseball keeps on winning: Senior Caleb Gering blasted a two out, two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and Vince Bennett pitched a complete game two-hit shutout while striking out 12 opposing batters in a 3 – 0 win over Lake City JV Tuesday night.
Youth Turkey Hunt begins soon: Youth turkey hunters get an early shot as Idaho's general season youth turkey hunt runs Friday, April 8 through Thursday, April 14.
Thousands of trout coming to Boundary County: Over 6,000 trout are coming to Boundary County. They will be escorted to county lakes courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game, and are scheduled to arrive during the month of April.
BFHS Cheer and Dance Teams at State Competition; Track Team at Lewiston Invitational: Things have been busy for several BFHS teams in recent weeks. The dance and cheer teams got an early morning start on Thursday morning, March 17 and headed for state competition in Nampa, returning on Sunday evening.. It was a long weekend for the Lady Badgers, having a long bus ride to state, along with participating in back-to-back competitions.
Badger Baseball continues on a hot streak: The Bonners Ferry Badgers continued to improve on their overall record this past Friday and Saturday as they beat the higher division 4A Sandpoint Bulldogs 2 out of 3 games in baseball. The wins improve the Badgers record to 5-2 in the early season.
Fire at St. Ann's: Whence such anger against houses of Christian worship? I remember the pain we experienced when Trinity Lutheran Church burned in the early ‘80s, and that fire was not arson-caused.
Boundary County Museum reports on updates and programs: Even though we had a newsletter sent to our membership late last year, there have been numerous inquiries since as to what's going on at the museum. We hope the following information will bring everyone up to date.
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