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November
Josh Knaggs BCSD Certified Employee of the Month: It is an honor to recognize Mr. Josh Knaggs as the Certified Employee of the Month for October 2017. Mr. Knaggs is a versatile person to have in a school. He is the art teacher at Bonners Ferry High School, and he is starting to round the corner toward a decade of service at BFHS.
Elijah Parlow is Badger Awesome! I would like to recognize Elijah Parlow as an exceptional learner. He arrives to class daily with a smile and ready to work. His fine-tuning can easily be overlooked as he diligently answers his questions and checks them himself, while periodically stopping to help the students around him. By Rachel Wheatley
Badger Awesome Student of the Week is Miranda Wenk: Miranda Wenk, a senior at BFHS, is a great student dedicated to her school. When she isn’t playing sports of her own, she goes to all the games she can and cheers on her fellow Badgers. Not only is she a phenomenal “cheerleader,” but Miranda excels academically.
October
Colson BCSD Employee of the Month: Mrs. Julie Colson has been the librarian within the Boundary County School District for the past six years and is currently educating and supporting students at Valley View Elementary School. It was my privilege to nominate her for the honor of being named Boundary County School District 101 Classified Employee of the Month! By Principal Nathan Williams
Steinhagens win Heart Rock costume contest: Heart Rock Wines and the Crosstime Saloon enjoyed an excellent turnout at the Halloween and costume party held Saturday night, and the staff sends out a huge thanks to you all for making it so much fun!
Shawna Siver exudes Badger awesomeness: As the art teacher at Bonners Ferry High School, it was my privilege to be able to select this week's Badger Awesome Student of the Week. I have selected Miss Shawna Siver. By Josh Knaggs
Three from Bonners Ferry earn UI degrees: The University of Idaho awarded 235 degrees, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, law and specialist degrees, following the summer session. Bonners Ferry graduates are ...
Cassidy Anderson is Badger Awesome! Cassidy Anderson is a junior, enrolled in the Cabinet Making and Millwork 2 class this year. I have had the privilege of teaching Cassidy since her freshman year in the wood shop classes. As her teacher I have watched her grow as an individual through her woodworking projects. By Francis Garner
BCH says thanks for ECF wing gifts: Boundary Community Hospital extends a big thank you to the Baptist Sewing Guild for stitching the beautiful quilt that was donated to the Extended Care Facility! The ECF also received a crocheted lap quilt, and the residents are truly grateful to the community for thinking of them!
Lexie Wells a Valley View role model: We just can't get enough respectful Valley View Super Star Citizens! Lexie Wells is a fifth grade student, the daughter of proud parents Scott and Bobbi Wells. In addition to being a fine student and an excellent role model, Lexie loves art, science, social studies and history. She wants to be a doctor in the military when she grows up, like someone she looks up to; her aunt Linda. We're proud of you, Lexie!
Abby Pierce another respectful student! Why, it's another Valley View Elementary student being recognized as a Super Star Citizen for Respect! This is Abby Pierce, a second grader and the daughter of Jackie and Chris Pierce, and she has a super good reason for being so respectful; she is a role model for her little brother, Gabe, who is in kindergarten, and she has a new baby sister due to arrive in just two weeks!
Dodge Jones knows respect: Dodge Jones, the son of Michael and Ruth Jones, Bonners Ferry, is a September 2017 Valley View Elementary Super Star Citizen! He's in the third grade, and already sets a positive example for others in showing respect! Way to go, Dodge!
Piper Banning a Valley View Super Star! Piper Banning, the daughter of Jesse and Katie Banning, Bonners Ferry, surprised her parents when she came home from Valley View Elementary today, where her million dollar smile lights up her whole fourth grade classroom, having won a September 2017 Super Star Citizen Award for Respect for being considerate of others and for treating others the way she'd like to be treated. Way to go, Piper!
Valley View PTO notes: Please take a moment to congratulate Missy Nelson and Katty Rozok. Missy was elected Valley View Parent Teacher Organization president today and Katty is vice president! Congrats, ladies, and thanks for stepping up!
Welcome, Kynzee Jo! Kynzee Jo Cornett was born at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint, to James Cornett Jr. and Kourtney Wells, Bonners Ferry. She weighed 6.3 pounds and was 18.5 inches long.
Naples says goodbye to Linda, hello to Angela: Naples Elementary staff and students said their tough goodbyes to Linda Lee Holloway, who retired September 28 after 21 years as the Naples school secretary, and now they invite everyone in the community to join them in welcoming their new school secretary, Angela Lucas!
Schnittlinger's welcome Carson Charles: Carson Charles Schnittlinger was born at Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint, at 9:54 p.m. Monday, September 25, to DeeAnna and Dillon Schnittlinger, Bonners Ferry. He weighed seven pounds, 13.8 ounces and 20 inches long.
Bateman is BCSD Classified Employee of the Month: Cal David Bateman was hired as Business Manager of Boundary County School District #101 on February 1, 2017, and he has not come up for a breath yet! I am pleased to announce that he has been selected as BCSD 101's September Classified Employee of the Month. By Superintendent Gary Pfleuger
Welcome, Layla Rose! Layla Rose White was born at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, Libby, at 4:49 p.m. October 1, 2017, to proud parents Peter White and Sarah Henslee. She weighed six pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
September
ECF gang looking for some polka! Staff at the Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care Facility would really like to find an accordion player and some polka dancers to entertain residents at their upcoming Oktoberfest celebration!
Seven Bonners Ferry students earn U of I degrees: The University of Idaho recently announced its Spring Semester 2017 graduates. Graduating from Boundary County were Brianna M. Carlson, Allison F. Worley, Janette M. Cartwright, Cody J. Witko, Kody M. Rice, William I. Ryckeghem and Zachary J. Williamson.
Paul BonnellMr. Bonnell BCSD Employee of the Month: Paul Bonnell is a fantastic teacher and human being. When people hear his name, they inevitably bring up positive memories and get a smile on their face! I am not surprised then that Mr. Bonnell is September’s Employee of the Month for Boundary County School District 101.
Spaghetti fundraiser to help local cancer patients: The Bonners Ferry Women’s Cancer Support Group will be holding their annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at the Chic-n-Chop Restaurant. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Hannah SimsSims preparing for state DYW in Idaho Falls: High school senior girls from across Idaho, including Hannah Sims of Bonners Ferry High School, will join together in Idaho Falls for the Distinguished Young Women of Idaho program to be held Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 at the Civic Auditorium.
August
Moyie Shrine names raffle winners: Once again the community has provided outstanding support to the Moyie Shrine Club in its endeavors in raising money for the Spokane Shrine Hospital for Children.
County students make marks on UI Dean's List: Several Boundary County students earned places on the University of Idaho Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the spring 2017 semester.
Three graduate Community Hospital CNA program: Boundary Community Hospital and North Idaho College announced the graduation of the summer semester Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) class in Bonners Ferry. Pictured left to right: Instructor Tracey Maas, RN, Jennah Smith, Chloe Fletcher and Hannah Olson.
Kramer honored by IEMA: During today's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting, Sandy Vanbehren, Emergency Manager from Kootenai County and Vice President of the Idaho Emergency Managers Association, presented Sheriff Dave Kramer a plaque from the Idaho Emergency Managers Association for his participation and leadership over the years as a member of IEMA.
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