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 […]

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 […]

Brinda Baird honored by firefighters

A desire to give back to the community and help people when they need it most is what drives Brinda Baird to serve her community as EMS Director and Assistant Fire Chief. Mrs. Baird moved to Fernwood in 1990. Seven years ago, she decided to volunteer for the UpRiver Ambulance as well as the UpRiver Fire Department. Last week, Mrs. Baird was honored for her efforts, receiving the North Idaho Fire Chief’s Association’s 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award as […]

Brinda Baird honored by firefighters

A desire to give back to the community and help people when they need it most is what drives Brinda Baird to serve her community as EMS Director and Assistant Fire Chief. Mrs. Baird moved to Fernwood in 1990. Seven years ago, she decided to volunteer for the UpRiver Ambulance as well as the UpRiver Fire Department. Last week, Mrs. Baird was honored for her efforts, receiving the North Idaho Fire Chief’s Association’s 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award as […]

Ronnie eyes another Climb

Sixty-nine floors, 140 staircase landings, 1,356 steps, 1,900 firefighters; Ronnie Dickerson knows the numbers by heart. Which is fitting because heart is what the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is all about. “At every landing, all 140 of them, there are photos,” Mr. Dickerson said. “The first few years the photos were of survivors. But now the photos are in memory of loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer.” He said that even though the annual event at the Columbia […]

Kammeyer named Kiwanian of the Year

Not able to work after his stroke, Scott Kammeyer had plenty of time on his hands. With a desire to give back to the community, he took Candy Pugh up on her offer to join the local St. Maries Kiwanis Club. Two years later, Mr. Kammeyer was named Kiwanian of the Year. “I didn’t really expect anything,” Mr. Kammeyer said, “being the new guy.” Mrs. Pugh, who is the president, said Mr. Kammeyer was chosen for his willingness to help […]

Youth Basketball Returns

Evaluations for the St. Maries Church of the Nazarene’s Win 1 Basketball program are next week. The program, formerly known as Upward, is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Those who plan to participate, whether as a basketball player or cheerleader, must attend one of the evaluation sessions. The first is from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and the second is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 24. Both will take place at the […]

Rotary Family Fun Day Returns

Area families are invited to enjoy two days of fun-filled activities at the annual Family Fun Day. The event, organized by the St. Maries Rotary Club, is Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with the Benewah County Fair. “We are really hoping for a lot of participation,” Carol Humphrey said. “We want to grow this event every year. It’s old fashioned family fun for all ages, so get the family together.” The cost to attend is $35 for a family of […]

Sixteen years of school board service

Marge Gannon thought she would only serve three years when she was first elected to the St. Maries school board. When she steps down at the end of June, she will have served for 16 years, which makes her the longest serving trustee according to records. “I didn’t have a clue what I was getting into,” Mrs. Gannon said. “I thought, ‘it’s one meeting a month, how hard can it be?’ I didn’t know at that time that it is […]

Marzulli Earns State Honor

A St. Maries man who was a teacher and coach and volunteered much of his time to his community was honored last weekend. The late Robert “Marz” Marzulli was inducted into the Idaho State Athletic Hall of Fame at a special banquet Saturday, April 11. For those who knew Mr. Marzulli the Hall of Fame honor is long overdue. “I think it’s a great honor for him. Well deserved,” Jim Asher, a former St. Maries coach, said. “It’s too bad […]

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