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April
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.
February
Word to your mother, Grace: Bonners Ferry High School art educator Josh Knaggs recently decided to take a moment to recognize the actions and attitude of one of his students, Grace Detherow. "I have had the absolute pleasure of having Ms. Detherow in my art classes for the past three years," he said.
Hospital Auxiliary pie sale a big success: Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased pies at the famous Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale on Thursday, February 16. The 50 pies and cakes were sold out by Noon and the Auxiliary raised over $1,000.
Mt. Hall names Citizens of the Month: Congratulations to Alison Williams and Riley Thompson, this month's Citizens of the Month at Mt. Hall Elementary!
BCH welcomes nurse Janet Lukehart: Boundary Community Hospital bids you to help welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Janet Lukehart to Boundary Community Clinics. Now that they have three providers, the Primary Care Clinic will start seeing patients Monday through Friday starting Monday, March 6.
Darrelyn Rose is Artist of the Month: Local artist Darrelyn Rose is the Boundary County Artist Association’s Artist of the Month of February. Her work will be on display in the Mountain West Bank lobby from February 13 to March 13.
Halleman joins staff at BF Family Medicine: Bonners Ferry Family Medicine, 6488 Chinook Street, Bonners Ferry,  is honored to have Haley Halleman join the practice. Haley is a certified Physician Assistant, licensed in Idaho as well as Oregon.
Host families needed: Two more foreign exchange student host families are needed for the 2017-2018 school year.
Melior wins BCMS Geographic Bee: Boundary County Middle School eighth grader Emmet Melior won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 26, along with a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. The Idaho school champions, including Melior, will take a qualifying test, with the 100 top scorers being eligible to compete in the State Bee on March 31.
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