Memorial Day services set for SM, WestSide

Memorial Day services will be take place this weekend across Benewah County and Worley Events will begin this Thursday in St. Maries when fifth graders from Heyburn will assist the legion in laying flags at the graves of local veterans. The American Legion’s Jim Shubert said not only fifth graders are welcome, but any community member who wishes to help should meet at the maintenance building at 8 a.m. St. Maries will honor its veterans at a service Sunday afternoon […]

Area churches list Christmas services

Area churches will celebrate the Christmas season with songs, sermons, brunch and other activities this year. Churches throughout the area each have their own unique plans. In addition to regular church services scheduled Sunday, Dec. 24, most will also offer Christmas Eve services as well. Below is a list of scheduled services for churches in area communities. St. Maries Benewah Community Worship – All are invited to a children’s Christmas pageant at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Benewah […]

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 […]

Veterans honored at annual dinner

Veterans will be honored this weekend at the annual Benewah County Veterans’ Day Dinner. The event starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the St. Maries Elks Lodge. As always, there is no cost for veterans and their families who attend. The Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 25 take turns sponsoring the dinner each year. During Sunday’s meal, Jim Shubert will be the guest speaker. He will show a PowerPoint presentation on a former St. Maries resident Clyde […]

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 […]

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 […]

Timber Plus seeks grant for St. Joe riverfront docks

A grant for new docks at Aqua Park awaits approval. Timber Plus submitted the grant application to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Jan. 26. If approved, a total of $210,000 of the $230,000 estimated cost for the construction and installation of new docks will be covered, according to Kristi Scott, Economic Development Director for Timber Plus. The project has been targeted by Timber Plus because new docks would make the park safer to use. Also, Aqua Park provides […]

Jacks perfect starting state race

St. Maries football’s undefeated 8-0 record resets Saturday. The Jacks open the state playoffs on a mission to add four wins to their unbeaten streak. After finishing the first undefeated season for St. Maries since 1995, the team now looks ahead to its first-round playoff with optimism. Adding weight to the Jacks post-season are the teams’ 15 seniors, now in their final run at a championship. “I want to still look at it one game at a time,” senior quarterback […]

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 […]