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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.
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.
Sheriff Kramer shares plans with Rotary: On Tuesday, January 24, newly elected Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer visited the Bonners Ferry Rotary to discuss the direction the Sheriff's Office will go under his supervision. First and foremost, Sheriff Kramer said he would like to see the relationship between deputies and the community improve, as well as provide better education and direction for the current deputies.
Siver to serve as district FFA sentinel: Congratulations to Bonners Ferry FFA member Shawna Siver, who was selected today to serve as the 2017/2018 North Idaho District FFA Sentinel.
News from the Restorium: The Community Restorium is a place of activity, festivity and hominess as evidenced with the happenings of events that occurred in December and the new year. Residents celebrated the new year with entertainment provided by the Kootenai Kloggers Square Dancers and lots of food on New Year’s eve. By Elsie Hollenbeck
What's happening at BFHS! Quick notes from or about Mr. Knaggs, Mr. Nix, Ms. Ireland, Mr. Omodt, Ms. Garner, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Depriest and more on what's happening in the halls and classrooms at Bonners Ferry High School!
Two make aviation strides at Northern Air :  Northern Air happy to announce the graduations of Steve Parsons of Sandpoint, who received his IFR rating on January 7, and Jim Woodward of Sagle, who received his Private Pilot's license on January 7 in his Maule airplane.
Western Acrylic owners visit Rotary: Dave and Judi Miller of Western Acrylic, a Sandpoint plastic fabrication business on Highway 95 that's been in operation since 1980, were the speakers at the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday.
Mr. Murray BCSD Employee of the Month: I believe without a doubt that the difference between good and great teachers is that great teachers are always learning. We at Naples Elementary have a school full of great teachers, and I get to recognize one of them. By Principal Lisa Iverson
MacDonald introduces Rotary to IDCIS: On Tuesday, Summer MacDonald, Idaho Department of Labor Bonners Ferry, spoke to the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club about the Idaho Career Information System, the Educate Idaho Network and the North Idaho Education Partnership.
Bonnell to teach history at NIC: Beginning with the Spring 2017 semester, Paul Bonnell, Bonners Ferry, will teach History 112-60, U.S. History After 1876, at North Idaho College. Paul has taught several semesters for North Idaho College over the past decade in both dual-credit and adjunct capacities.
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