St. Maries has some great people!


Jack Buell

As we’ve said before, some great people live in St. Maries.

One such resident is Jack Buell. A Benewah County Commissioner and local businessman, Jack was formally inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame last week.  He was named to the hall earlier this year after being nominated for the honor by Freeman Duncan, a former Idaho legislator. Mr. Duncan made the induction presentation at the Timber Plus meeting Aug. 15.

Benewah County area residents are well aware of all Jack has done for our community, but it was a great honor for the state to recognize one of our own.

He owns Jack Buell Trucking with his wife, Eleanor, and is listed among the county’s largest employers.

Jack is one of the first to step forward when there is a need in the community, whether he’s sharing his resources or lending a hand in a community project. He’s been a strong voice in and for Benewah County for a long time.

Jack joins Vernon Baker, a Medal of Honor recipient, and Ernie Stensgar, former chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, as the third local resident named to the Idaho Hall of Fame. The organization recognizes Idahoans who have made significant contributions to their community and state.

While not all of the great people of our community will be recognized at the state level like Jack, there are many who contribute to our community making St. Maries a great place to live.

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