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May
Pinkerton addresses P.E.O. state convention: Members of Chapter AP, P.E.O. gathered with others from around the State of Idaho to celebrate a “Joyous Journey” in Lewiston for the Idaho State Convention. Chapter AP proudly introduced Alyssa Pinkerton as a featured speaker and recipient of the PCE Grant in 2013.
Raffle quilt on display at A Little Comfort Quilting: The Hall Mountain Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Raffle Quilt is displayed this week through Wednesday, May 31, at A Little Comfort Quilting, 7189 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Please stop in and Pam will gladly sell you tickets for this King Flannel Top Folk Art Quilt!
Three awarded Farm Bureau scholarships: The Boundary County Farm Bureau was privileged to present the 2017 Boundary County Farm Bureau scholarship recipients with their checks at their May board meeting to Louis Balcean, Brooke Wallace and Kimberly Kramer. Aside from the local scholarships, one applicant with an agriculture related focus and one with a non agriculture related focus were sent on to the state competition.
Westbrook on LCSC President's List: A total of 850 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester, LCSC administrators announced today. Among the honorees, 426 made the President’s List, including Kristina Westbrook of Bonners Ferry.
Stolleys welcome Ryker, marry: Duane Allen Stolley, 33, and Yolanda Ortiz, 27, both of Bonners Ferry, were married by Judge James Combo in Kootenai County on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Their son, Ryker Allen Stolley, was born April 7 at Bonner General Hospital at 10:48 p.m. He weighed eight pounds, three ounces and he was 19.5 inches long.
Seven confirmed at St. Ann's: Seven young Bonners Ferry people reached a milestone Wednesday evening, being confirmed and becoming members of St. Ann's Catholic Church in a beautiful Mass said by Bishop Peter Christensen of the Diocese of Boise.
Methodist Women ladies luncheon slated: The annual United Methodist Women’s Community Ladies Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Fellowship Hall at United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
Hall Mountain VFD thanks Vanessa and Mane Street: The Hall Mountain Volunteer Fire Association Ladies Auxiliary want to thank Vanessa at Mane Street Hair for displaying their raffle quilt in her shop for a week and for helping sell tickets! In gratitude, auxiliary member presented Vanessa a "Thank You For Your Support" coffee mug and gift pack!
Randee Foster works on display: Randee Foster is April’s Boundary County Artists Association “Artist of the Month” for a show on tour starting at Mountain West Bank, moving to the Library, then to Boundary Community Hospital and the Community Restorium for about one month at each location.
April
Nishek school district's April Teacher of the Month: Laura Nishek is Boundary County School District’s April Certified Employee of the Month. Anyone who has had the privilege of working with Mrs. Nishek can speak to the professionalism and dedication she brings to her students and classroom. By Principal Lisa Iverson
Rod Benders support Explorer trip: Bonners Ferry Border Patrol Explorer Post #190 sends out a big thank you to the Rod Benders Car Club for presenting Explorer Post 190 with a check for $500. The Rod Benders have been a strong supporter of the post for several years and the Explorers appreciate the car club's support yet again for the post's upcoming trip to D.C. to take part in the National Peace Officer's Memorial.
Martinez school district Employee of the Month: It is a pleasure to recognize para professional Maria Martinez, who works with migrant students at both the high school and middle school and teaches English as a second language, as April’s Boundary County School District Classified Employee of the Month!
VVES a great place to work and share life: Valley View Elementary School (VVES) is a busy place with so many great students and hard-working staff. At VVES we have students and staff that go out of their way to hold doors, pick up garbage on the campus, give an encouraging word when needed, and are just wonderful citizens to be around. By Principal Nathan Williams
Quite a lively winter at the Restorium: Life here in the Restorium is full of activity. We are blessed to have a staff who really cares about us and who do much to make our lives interesting. This winter has been so severe, but several inside activities kept our folks busy so no one got cabin fever too badly! Restorium Ramblings!
Mt. Hall names Citizens of the Month, honor rolls: Mt. Hall's March Citizens of the Month are Rowdy Hull, Colton Turner, Christi Pendergraft, Lillian Anderson, Jacob Savage, Tory Baisden, Shayla Ortiz, Mason Black, Brent Worley, Emile Sheppard, Gia Roemer, Colten Black and Brooklyn Hubbard. The Mt. Hall third quarter Honor Roll is now out, with six students in the fourth and fifth grades taking home perfect report cards.
Rotary, Explorers, track team tackle bleachers: On Tuesday, April 4, the Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry teamed up with Border Patrol Explorer Post 190 and the Bonners Ferry High School Track Team to take care of a long needed project for the Boundary County School District ... removal of the old bleachers from Valley View Elementary, which had been handed down from school to school until they came to rest there years ago.
Four earn state FFA degrees: The Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter had four members get their State Degree at the Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference this week in Twin Falls! The State Degree is the highest degree awarded at the state level. Congratulations Tucker Smith, Tori Smith, Mary Fioravanti and Jesse Sandelin!
Networking is key to the future, local scholar says: University of Idaho sophomore Collin Stone sees networking as the key ingredient to a successful future. Stone is majoring in agricultural education and agribusiness in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He became familiar with the university at a young age through early networking.
Moyie Shrine presents Calam Divan $8,000: At a recent visit by the Calam Divan, Moyie Shrine Club President Richard Hollenbeck presented an $8,000 check to Calam Potentate Russ Graves for the Shriners’ Hospital in Spokane.
March
Pam Copeland BCSD Employee of the Month: Mrs. Pam Copeland has been a secretary within Boundary County School District 101 for 18 years, 14 of them at Valley View Elementary School. Anyone who has been in our school understands that she is an integral part of the success within the building.
Nathan Bowlby is Ag Baby 2017: Congratulations go out to the Bowlby family! Little Nathan Cordale Bowlby, our Boundary County Farm Bureau 2017 Ag Baby, was born on March 24. Mom Jennifer and dad Corey were presented with a gift basket donated by Farm Bureau and local businesses.
Merrill and Betty to celebrate 70th anniversary: Merrill Marcy and Betty Patterson were married March 30, 1947, in Naples, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to attend an Open House in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary at the Chic-N-Chop Restaurant in Bonners Ferry between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Bring no gifts, but be prepared to share stories of their many years together!
Garrek Dlug earns pilot's wings: Garrek Dlug, 17, is Bonners Ferry’s newest private pilot. Garrek started training for his license last year through an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Ground School Scholarship. After successfully completing his ground school course at Northern Air, Inc. and passing the FAA exam, Garrek was awarded a flight training scholarship.
Ryne Rae is Badger awesome! This week’s Badger Awesome Student of the Week is Ryne Rae! Ryne is a junior at Bonners Ferry High School in Mr. Tyler Warner’s U.S. History class. "Ryne is an exceptional student who strives to reach every challenge in front of him," Warner said.
Three county residents graduate U of I: The University of Idaho has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester, and three of them are from Boundary County.
Court of Honor set for Eric Layeux: Eric Layeux, the son of Chris and Dr. Susan Layeux, Moyie Springs, will be recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony at United Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, after he attained the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Scout Award.
Freshmen team up as BFHS Students of the Week: The Bonners Ferry High School co-students of the week this week bring energy and effort to the building in general, and their Advanced Fitness class in particular. Abigail Gorton and Serenity Fahey light up Mr. Ed DePriest’s third period class with their smiles and positive attitudes.
NIC Dean's List students named: North Idaho College recently announced its Dean’s List for fall semester 2016, including 10 from Boundary County. 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.
Mt. Hall names February Students of the Month: Mt. Hall Elementary's February Citizens of the month are Celynn Chaney, Hailey Dickson, Colin Fairchild, Emma Whetstone, Alison Williams, Riley Thompson, Reya Riverman, Cole Camburn, Jeremiah Becker, Gabriel Warren, Curtis Blackmore, Tyson Dickson, Nevaeh Murphy, Bristol Hill, Kendalin Dorhofer and Andrew Sundstrom.
Sara Anderson is BCSD Employee of the Month: Sara Anderson is starting to make her name known at Boundary County Middle School. Ask just about any seventh grader who their favorite teacher is and they are likely to respond, Mrs. Anderson. You might hear parents say the same thing.
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