Christmas kicks off tomorrow

An old tradition returns and a new one begins. The annual Christmas in St. Maries celebration is Saturday, Dec. 2. The kickoff to the holiday season, sponsored by the St. Maries Chamber of Commerce, welcomes back an old tradition and adds a new activity as part of the day’s events. Years ago, individuals used to do a jingle bell stroll. This year, community members are invited to take part. Individuals will walk from IGA to Cabin City ringing jingle bells […]

Halloween tricks and treats galore

These events aren’t anything to boo at. They all promise a scary good time and fun for children and adults alike. Several activities are scheduled throughout Benewah County to celebrate Halloween. St. Maries Benewah Community Hospital will once again open its doors for Fright Night. Free admission for all, the event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. There will be tons of games, contests, tons of candy, a photo booth, food and more. Those who come should […]

Harrison Oktoberfest marks 10 years

An event that has grown every year since its inception will mark a decade. The 10th Annual Harrison Oktoberfest is next month. It will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Harrison City Park. It is sponsored by the Harrison Chamber of Commerce and draws people from all over the area, including Canada and Spokane. Teri Riberich has spearheaded the event every year.   The purpose of the event is to bring people into Harrison and bring the community […]

Fourteen vie for St. Maries title this Saturday

Fourteen high school girls will compete for the title of Distinguished Young Women 2018 this weekend. The program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Heyburn Elementary gymnasium. Tickets are $7 per person. Doors open at 9 p.m. This year’s theme is Destination Unknown and will center on travel. Participants this year are Kaylee Auer, Nancy Becktel, Cassie Blankenship, Margaret Ebert, Claire Edwards, Tayva Hendrickx, Hailey Johnson, Elena Moore, Hunter Morris, Kaylee Nelson, Gracie Nelson, Kyrra Powell, Elizabeth Quigley […]

Our Heart is Showing

The community rallies this weekend to help three families. A house fire that left a family of six homeless, a horseback riding injury that required a woman to undergo two major back surgeries and a bone marrow transplant for a local three-year-old have the community of St. Maries working together to help raise money to help cover costs for the three families affected by the hardships. Benefit for Massing Family Friday A local family still seeks a place to live […]

Benewah Community Hospital Honors Francie Walters

It is an honor she did not seek out. But many will tell you it is one she deserves. The Tamarack Conference Room at Benewah Community Hospital will be dedicated and renamed for longtime nurse Frances “Francie” Walters. The event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the conference room. The ceremony will include a short program and an open house format, allowing the community to gather and visit. Refreshments will be served. Ron Hodge and Dr. […]

County Fair Kicks Off Thursday

Steers, hogs, chickens, rabbits, sheep and other critters will make an appearance at the Benewah County Fair this week. The fair starts tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 21. Fairgoers are sure to find something that delights them as an array of projects – both indoor and outdoor – will be on display. Not to mention this year’s theme is Stars and Stripes and Fair Delights. Many 4-H students will be showing animals throughout the week with […]

Church backs back-to-school

The St. Maries Church of the Nazarene will help families send their children back to school. For 16 years, the church has organized an annual clothing giveaway to help area families with school-age children. In addition to used clothing for all ages, the church also gives away new backpacks, school supplies and winter coats. This year’s event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the church’s gymnasium. During the clothing giveaway, four beauticians from the community will […]

Racers launch here Saturday

Race fans from around the world will join area residents this weekend for the start of the World Championship Jet Boat races. Racing teams from four countries are set to gather over the next two weeks to race four Idaho rivers. The ten-day event marks the second time St. Maries has been selected as the starting point for the race, and the St. Maries Chamber of Commerce has been working for much of the past year to prepare for the […]

Annual Cancer Ride Saturday

Both women have been affected by cancer in some way. And they both have a desire and a passion to help others in their fight. The third annual Ride Because We Care Four-Wheeler, ATV, Motorcycle Ride, which is organized by Destrie Brown and Pam Shawver, is Saturday, May 7. The ride will start at the Shawver’s shop at 1840 Riverdale, which is different from pervious years. Breakfast burritos will be served beginning at 8 a.m. by the Kiwanis Club. All […]

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