A Picnic and Airplanes

There’s always a little something for everyone in St. Maries, and the next two days’ events are proof of that. Wind down from your weekend at a community picnic tomorrow and start up your work week by admiring classic and antique planes at the St. Maries Airport Monday. Yeah, that’s how St. Maries does hot summer days – with unique events for all types of interests. Benewah picnic Sunday Friends, family, neighbors and guests are invited to join current and previous […]

Local Writer Publishes 10th Book

Karl Wetter, a lifetime resident of Plummer, has published his 10th book. This one is titled Poems Along the Trail and includes a collection of more than 70 poems Mr. Wetter has penned over his lifetime, with the earliest being from his high school years. “I’m no poet, but I did write poetry once in a while and I had so many of them that I thought I might as well make a book out of it,” he said. Mr. […]

SM Rural Fire Honors Volunteers

The St. Maries fire district honored four of their own at an annual banquet dinner earlier this month. Josh Masterson was named Firefighter of the Year and Hadley McInturff Most Improved for the northern end of the district. Wesley Rice and Brian Bigelow received honors as Firefighter of the Year and Most Improved for the southern portion of the district. “The four were chosen by their peers for the honor,” Chief Larry Naccarato said. “They stood out from the group […]

A Family Apart

Two days before Tony and Kelli Spooner were to leave for Africa to pick up their two adopted children, they received a phone call telling them not to come. It was the news that adoptive parents know they could hear as they work their way through the adoption process, but the Spooners were still stunned. The adoption of their two children from the Democratic Republic of Congo — five-year-old Dimercia and Felly, who will turn four in March — was […]

Holden Stakes Claim to Honor

The first baby born at Benewah Community Hospital each new year receives a plethora of gifts from the staff. When Melissa Rettstatt’s doctor told her about the tradition, she jokingly said, “Well, I’ll see you on the first then.” Little did she know she would actually be going into labor that same day. Mrs. Rettstatt gave birth to her son, Holden Ridge, at 8:26 p.m. Jan. 1, 2015. Holden was originally due on Jan. 9. Mrs. Rettstatt’s husband, Josh, said […]

We Wanna Show You Something

We want to show you lots of stuff, actually, but what we’re most interested in introducing you to – today, at least – are our Main Avenue  attractions, our stores. But we want to do more than just show you around downtown St. Maries, we want you to get to know us, which is why we have created a sister site to this one in Show Me St. Maries. Show Me is a place to learn more about us, read […]

Elks Fishing Derby Returns Saturday

Fish out a rod and reel. The Elks 6th Annual Fishing Derby, hosted by Felton’s Auto Sales, is Saturday, June 28. Children 12 and younger may participate for free. Anyone 12 and older must pay $10. Tickets to participate in the derby can be picked up at the St. Maries Elks Lodge, St. Joe Sports Stop, Blue Goose and Felton Auto Sales through Friday, June 28. “You have to get your tickets prior to the day of the event,” Jim […]

Q&A: 2012 SMHS Grad, Ryan Kennelly

Ryan Kennelly, a 2012 graduate of St. Maries High School, was recently featured in the St. Maries Gazette Record. Ryan is a sophomore at the University of Idaho, and he is pursuing a degree in operations management and marketing with an entrepreneurial emphasis. Ryan attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program as a senior at St. Maries High School. Each year, the local St. Maries Rotary Club selects a senior to attend the leadership conference. Not only did Ryan attend […]

Hall Leads Lakeside

A longtime teacher at Lakeside Middle School was selected to replace John Brumley following his retirement as the middle and high school principal.Jennifer Hall said she is excited and up to the challenge as she switches gears. She’s taught math and science to Plummer-Worley middle school students for more than 15 years. “I come from a generation of teachers. Both of my parents taught at Eastern Washington University. I graduated from there with my bachelor’s to teach math and science. I was hired to teach […]

Couple Buys Harrison Store

Minor changes are expected for the grocery store in Harrison as new owners take over this month. Those changes include extended summer hours, a tweaking of the name, and accepting food stamps. The sale of the Harrison Trading Company closed last week. The business, owned by Tina and Mike Smythe, was sold to Tim and Marie Neville, a couple who moved from Indianapolis, Ind. to run the company. “We’ve visited the area a few times on vacation and were looking to buy property out […]