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June
TJ Smith perseveres and earns pilot wings: He had to reschedule a couple of times due to high winds, but TJ Smith's perseverance paid off Tuesday night when he (finally!) completed his check ride, and became the newest private pilot trained by Northern Air! Congratulations TJ - awesome job!
County well represented on U of I Dean's List: University Communications & Marketing at the University of Idaho is pleased to make available the 2017 spring Dean’s List. More than 2,400 students qualified for the UI Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Several hail from Boundary County.
Geyman takes first in chess tourney: Jonathan Geyman took first place in the adult division and Mitchell Mosely was tops in the K-12 age group in a weekend chess tournament directed by Julie Nahlen of Master's Academy and hosted by Boundary Martial Arts. Thanks go to Doctor Troy Geyman for sponsoring this event.
Mt. Hall names May Citizens of the Month: Mt. Hall Elementary Citizens of the Month for May are Elizabeth McCoy, Lavinder Allred, Atziry Blanco, Hunter Higareda, Jeffrey Jordan, Isaiah Stump, Jude Willis, Andres Ponce, Olivia Lammers, Sami Koehn, Natalia Blackmore and Jack Marshall.
Hospital Auxiliary raffle winners named: Drawings for the Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary Spring Garden Raffle took place May 13 during all the activities of the Health Fair. Winners of the raffle were ...
NIC Foundation Scholarship winners named: Congratulations to the the 2017 Bonners Ferry High School Class of 2017 North Idaho College Foundation Scholarship recipients. They are Brooke Wallace, Kendra Rekstad, Mary Fioravanti, Karla Horton, Emma Temple, Elijah Price, Evan Wasmer, Mason Kelson and Christopher Lennox.
May
Bushnell earns bushel of high honors at NIC: Mercy Bushnell, the daughter of Thomas and Sherry Bushnell, Bonners Ferry, made the Dean's List at North Idaho College and was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year of the Engineering Department Division of Math, Computer Science and Engineering for her dedication and diligence to studying within the field.
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.
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