Several Egg Hunts Planned

At least seven area egg hunts have been organized by local groups for the weekend including the largest event, which is in St. Maries. The St. Maries hunt is under new management this year as the crew at AmericanWest Bank, who has previously helped with the venture, took over the operation after Tami Holdahl stepped down. Ms. Holdahl funded and managed the hunt for the last seven years. “We have worked on the Easter Egg Hunt with Tami Holdahl and […]

Tree of Memories an Annual Tradition

It’s a holiday tradition filled with sentiment. The Hospice Tree of Memories is up at the Benewah County Courthouse, and ribbons can be purchased at the auditor’s office or at Hospice. The tree is decorated with the names of loved ones who have died and a memorial service is held each December; this year’s ceremony is Dec. 19.

Trick AND Treat

Tons of holiday events will be offered throughout the community this week in celebration of Halloween. Be sure to grab a costume and get to one – or several. St. Maries » The Friends of the St. Maries Public Library have organized Harvest Night at the library Oct. 31. Games, prizes, treats and activities will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Call the library at (208) 245-3732 for additional information. » The First Baptist Church of St. Maries will […]

Decorating Downtown

With various holidays coming up, members of the chamber have decided to make things more festive this year with more decorations. Shirley Ackerman and Sue Shoemaker decorated various corners and islands in the downtown St. Maries with festive fall items. Hay bales, scarecrows and cornstalks can be seen set up along Main Avenue. The two chamber officers are also working toward better decorations for the winter season. The chamber is collecting donations to help light up the downtown area for […]

Let it snow

Because we’re ready. Of course, if you’re familiar with us you know we’re always ready to celebrate each season. Winter is no different, and we are about to ring her in. Saturday marks the annual Christmas in St. Maries celebration. The day-long event celebrates small-town merriment with horse-drawn wagon rides, open fire pits along Main Avenue, a multitude of Christmas-themed contests and shopping. Christmas in St. Maries Schedule of Events  12:45 p.m. Santa’s arrival on Main Ave. 1 – 4 […]


Because Halloween is about more than just candy – and is for more than just the kids – we have turned it into a more than just one-day event. For us, the holiday starts tomorrow. Between indoor trick-or-treating at Benewah Community Hospital, a PTO carnival at Heyburn Elementary, downtown businesses open late to offer screaming good deals (think: early Christmas shopping) and even a couple haunted runs planned, this Halloween celebration has something for all ages. Halloween Fright Night at […]

Easter is Celebrated in St. Maries

The St. Maries Ministerial Association has organized special services for Easter celebration this year. A community Good Friday Service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Maries Assembly of God Church. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Shane Royal, pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church in St. Maries. The Assembly church choir will lead worship. The community is also invited to a short sunrise service Sunday at 6:30 a.m. at city park. There will be music and the […]

Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Whether it’s a single string of glittering white lights lacing a roof line or a yard full of brightly lit trees and standing ornaments, several area homes are trimmed in holiday lights and brighten these longest winter nights. Add freshly fallen snow and you’ll find glowing landscapes as lovely as any Christmas card. Most every neighborhood, from Shepherd Road to River Pine Estates, from Cottonwood Drive to Capitol Hill, has at least one exceptional display. Along West Jefferson Avenue, Dale […]

The sounds of the holiday season abound in St. Maries.

Several local groups are preparing to fill the halls of St. Mareis with the sounds of the season. Saturday is the second annual community Christmas concert. The St. Maries community band and community choir will perform. The concert features holiday tunes, sing-a-longs and a few special performances. More than 60 local musicians will perform and organizers hope to surpass last year’s turnout of 300 people.  The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at Heyburn Elementary gym and will last about […]

Christmas is coming!

Christmas, it’s the time of year when giving is most often in the forefront of our thoughts. Giving is never more evident at the St. Maries Elks Lodge where the efforts of the entire community come together to ensure area families have a special meal and gifts for the children come Christmas day. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when the program began, but St. Maries area residents confirm that the Elks have delivered Christmas baskets for more than 35 years. […]