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 […]

Area students earn BPA honors

Fourteen St. Maries High School students will advance to the state Business Professionals of America (BPA) Conference in March. The students qualified by competing at the regional BPA event Dec. 15. Two students from Lakeside High School are also advancing to the state competition, which will be at Boise State University, March 8-11. From Lakeside, Lillian Rhea placed third in legal office procedure to advance. Sarah Daman qualified by placing second in advanced word processing. From St. Maries, Cooper Daniel […]

First attempt, first moose

A local student took a once-in-a-lifetime trophy this month when he shot a bull moose. Cade Hill, a senior at St. Maries High School, was more excited than usual for the start of this year’s hunting season. He had applied for moose tags for the first time and had won the drawing for one set. Moose tags are controlled tightly in order to preserve the population, and very few are issued in each unit every year by random draw. Hunting […]

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 […]

Scout improves playground

Vic Camm Park received a makeover as part of Dawson Marunde’s project to earn his Eagle Scout rank. Dawson has been active in Boy Scouts for seven years. When it came time to select a project for his Eagle project, Vic Camm Park came to mind. “I have a lot of younger siblings from ages two to 10, and so my family comes up here to play a lot,” he said. “I realized there were some safety hazards at the […]

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. […]

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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