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Saturday, November 17
Hearing set on proposed fee increases: A public hearing has been set on a proposed increase in rental fees for users of all fairground facilities except the Parks & Recreation Pavilion. All citizens are invited to attend the public hearing, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 3, in the Boundary County Fairgrounds dining hall.
Cabinet Mountain Water issues RFQ: Cabinet Mountains Water District has issued a request for qualifications for professional engineering and consulting services pursuant to Idaho Code 67-2320. The intent of this Request for Qualifications is to select an engineering consultant to prepare a capital facility plan.
Be on the lookout for critters on the highway: An increased potential for vehicular accidents involving deer and elk on Idaho roadways occurs during fall when cooler weather encourages wildlife activity. The Idaho Department of Insurance urges drivers to always drive with caution and to be on the lookout for animals on the roadway.
High school senior parents getting Next Step reminders: The parents of high school seniors throughout Idaho are receiving letters this week from the Idaho State Board of Education intended to encourage them to remind their student to submit their college applications free of charge using Apply Idaho on the nextsteps.idaho.gov website.
There's no place like home for the holidays: If there's an agreed-upon day that marks the beginning of the holiday season in Boundary County, it could well be the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as craft fairs and season sales offer residents the first opportunity of the season to make the circuit -- today the Kootenai Valley Mennonite Church on Moon Shadow Road is a challenge to get to for the traffic, the halls and cafeteria of the middle school are packed and the fairgrounds is awash in seasons greetings!
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Friday, November 16
Beautiful tabby rescued in Marx Subdivision: A teen in the Marx subdivision climbed a tree yesterday to rescue a beautiful orange and white tabby, and Marlene, who is keeping the kitten safe and fed, drove all around trying to find out what neighbors belong to her, with no success.
Bonners Ferry FFA honored: The Bonners Ferry FFA chapter has been recognized in 2018 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization.
Hank's Law seeks kids for Thanksgiving float: Pennie Collinson, a cofounder for the group Hank's Law, an organization seeking to strengthen the laws in Idaho in regards to domestic animal abuse/cruelty, invites kids from across North Idaho to ride their float in the Coeur d'Alene Thanksgiving Parade November 23.
Girl, Awake! taking the Pearl stage: The Pearl Theater presents Girl, Awake!, an original production by Brook Bassett, performed by six girls between the ages of 10 and 17 in two performances at The Pearl. Different performances each day present different issues, so audiences may attend one or both.
Boundary County Commission agenda, week of November 19
~ Bonners Ferry City Council Meeting ~
The Bonners Ferry City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, in council chambers at City Hall, 7232 Main Street. For the agenda, click here.
Look for stagnant air to settle: The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory in effect across the region from 7 a.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Wednesday. High pressure will cause strong temperature inversions, trapping pollutants near the surface, with the strongest inversions expected Monday and Tuesday.
Trees of Care at BCH: For the third year in a row, Boundary Community Hospital is sponsoring the Christmas Trees of Care in their Outpatient Services Lobby and Boundary Community Clinics Lobby for the benefit of Boundary County children through the BoCo Backpacks program. Hand-crafted ornaments created by Naples, Mt. Hall and Valley View fifth grade students will be available.
Looks like a nice weekend ahead in the metro: It's an almost balmy Friday morning in Bonners Ferry with a smattering of stars shining through scattered clouds, wet roads and a toasty 36 degrees in Bonners Ferry and around MacArthur Lake at 6:05 a.m., 37 in the Porthill banana belt and 30 degrees in Eastport. At 7:07 it was 35 degrees in Troy and 29 degrees in the Yaak.
Thursday, November 15
Three-year-old responsible for tragic fire: A Bonners Ferry woman who has given much to the community over the years is now in an induced coma in a Spokane hospital after a fire destroyed the Atlanta Street home she shared with her son's girlfriend and their three-year-old son early Saturday morning. Janice K. John, 65, had made it outside with the others, but went back inside.
Local photographer wins Life Flight calendar contest: Boundary Community Hospital's Kimberly Nelson submitted the best photo in the Life Flight Network Calendar Photo Contest, winning a Yeti cooler! "Thanks for sending in the wonderful photo. Many, many congratulations, Kimberly," judges wrote after the extremely close competition.
Winter weather advisory for northwest Montana: The National Weather Service, Missoula, has issued a winter weather advisory for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region and Flathead/Mission Valleys for snow on Friday. The advisory, which is in effect from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m. November 16, calls for up to two-inches of snow accumulation as well as a sudden cold snap after 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 14
Moyie Springs City Council minutes, October 3
Moyie Springs City Council minutes, September 26
Tuesday, November 13
Amazing things happening at Mt. Hall: Great things are happening at Mt. Hall Elementary! Looking back over the past month, I’m surprised at all we have managed to accomplish. The Mt. Hall Auction took place Saturday, October 20, and it was tremendous success. The auction raised over $12,000. A huge thank you to our amazing PTO for putting it all together. By Principal Lisa Iverson
Weather spotter class offered: A National Weather Service weather spotter training class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at the National Armory Building, 6566 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Please use the side entrance through the gate.
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Mary Ann ThompsonMary Ann Thompson, 68, Lewiston, lost her long battle with cancer on Friday, November 9, 2018. Per mom’s request, she was cremated and there will be no service. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Mom was born August 18, 1950, to Mel and Merrie Richards in Bonners Ferry.
Darlene SheltonDarlene Kay Shelton, 61, Troy, passed away of natural causes Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Libby Care Center. There will be no public services at this time.
Armand R. Hamel, 93, passed away on November 11, 2018, at his home in Troy of natural causes. Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, November 19, at Milnor Lake Cemetery in Troy.
Pat StewartPatricia A. Stewart, 74, Bonners Ferry, died November 4, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rosary will be said for Pat at 7 p.m. Friday, November 23, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Funeral services will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 24, followed by a private burial service.
Jim StackhouseJim Stackhouse, Jimmie Miles Stackhouse was born on December 10, 1931, and passed away on October 11, 2018, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Services and a military tribute will be held for Jim at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 24, at the Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry.
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After 30 years, Sue Winey retires: She's been a fixture in Boundary County School District 101 since August, 1988, and today Sue Winey, who keeps the superintendent's office functioning properly, is retiring.
Emmett couple find news of their wedding: Last week the Emmett Messenger Index, Emmett, Idaho, held its 125th Anniversary Open House, and one of the couples in attendance was Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hodgins of Emmett. It's a bit of news that shows how small the world can be!
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Beck's Furniture, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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SmartHub coming to Northern Lights billing: On November 27, 2018, NLI will upgrade its current billing system with SmartHub, a self-serve solution for making electronic bill paying easier than ever – view your bill, make a payment, access history, update your account and check for outages. SmartHub will also provide NLI members convenient access to detailed account information and show energy usage graphs.
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Fun & Entertainment
Girls Awake! coming to the Pearl: Six charismatic girls rise up with fists and flowers for human rights. The Pearl Theater presents Girl, Awake!, an original production by Brook Bassett, performed by six girls between the ages of 10 and 17 in two performances at The Pearl Theater November 17 and 18.
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Sports & Outdoors
Badger harriers feted after a good season: The Badger cross country team gathered one last time Wednesday for their awards night ceremony, and every member of the team was recognized. One of the team's new traditions, started last year, was to have every athlete write a favorite quote, memory or compliment for every single one of their 26 teammates.
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Jim Thompson: A deep appreciation to all who have donated to the new water line fund for the old part of Grandview Cemetery. Your donations are greatly appreciated. As of November 2, the balance in the fund was $9,930. A long ways to go to meet our goal, but a good start.
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