Boundary County Memorial Day Notice:
The Memorial Day Parade begins
at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, and will take
place on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.
About half an hour after the parade ends, a
special Memorial Day Remembrance Service is held
at Grandview Cemetery. At this service,
notable for its somber and reverent atmosphere,
a couple of short addresses are given (totaling
perhaps 10 minutes), a couple of musical
performances, local military veterans present a
21-gun salute, and Taps is played. All are
invited to attend this special service following
the Memorial Day Parade.
Boundary Community Hospital Health Fair
a tremendous success:
Over 700 people attended this year’s popular
Health Fair hosted on Saturday, May 9, by
Boundary Community Hospital. Activities
included a fun run, kids bike rodeo, vendors and
displays, free lab testing, tours of hospital
and emergency equipment, and more.
ITD, law enforcement partners rally against 100
Last year, 40 percent of Idaho’s fatal
motor-vehicle crashes occurred during the 100
days between Memorial Day and Labor Day,
according to Idaho Transportation Department
The time period between the two holidays,
referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days,” is when
road conditions are at their best, but more
lives are lost on Idaho roads than other times
of the year due to vehicle crashes.
Data emerging on current water outlook:
Just a year ago, around this time, NewsBF was
putting up stories looking at the possibility of
flooding at Boundary County rivers. Readers were
posting photos of their pastures with standing
water in the fields. This year, just a
quick glance at the Moyie River will tell you
things are not the same this time around.
BADGERS SUCCESSFUL AT STATE TRACK
The Bonners Ferry contingent at the Idaho High
School State Track Championships picked up
several important finishes.
Topping the list: Mackenzie Mendenhall, who took
the gold medal and won the state championship in
her signature hurdles events. Mackenzie won the
100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.76, and also
took first place in the 300 meter hurdles with a
time of 48.13.
Mackenzie Mendenhall is the Idaho State Champion
for both of those events. Her time in the 100
meter hurdles also set a new school record for
Bonners Ferry High School.
She wasn't finished medaling, however, as
Mackenzie also took second place at state in the
long jump, with a distance of 16-05.
Bonners Ferry Senior 800 specialist Jacob
Perkins took fifth place at state with his time
The BFHS boys' sprint medley team (Warren Carle,
Isaac Lavala, Jack Wade, and Jacob Perkins)
finished in sixth place at state in their event.
In team results, the Bonners Ferry High School
Boys finished #16 out of 20 competing teams,
while the BFHS Girls' team finished #9 out of 18
teams from around Idaho.
State Tournaments Update:
In Girls' Softball, the Badgers lost
their first game to Kimberly, 12-6 earlier
today. In their second game at state, the girls
lost a close game to Filer by a score of 11-9.
In Boys' Baseball, see the full story
in our Sports section.
Meanwhile, in the State High School Golf
Tournament, Bonners Ferry entry Mitch
Kramer shot a first day 92, and a second day 93.
His two-day total of 185 placed him #28 out of
the 44 high school golfers who participated in
the Idaho State Tournament. Mitch is the
only entry in the State Tournament from Bonners
Free Fishing Day in Idaho is June 13:
Saturday, June 13 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho,
and Idaho Fish and Game invites veteran and
novice anglers of all ages--residents and
nonresidents alike--to celebrate the day by
fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license.
BFHS Baseball eliminated at state competition:
With the hopes of bringing
home a State trophy this year, the Bonners Ferry
Badger Baseball team traveled to Ontario, Oregon
to compete for the first time in three seasons
in the 3A Idaho State Baseball Championship.
Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:00 a.m., and runs from
the Boundary County Fairgrounds, into downtown, and down
Main Street. After the parade, all are invited to
a special Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Grandview
Cemetery, which will begin approximately half an hour
after the parade.
More events below, or go to Events Page
Thursday, May 28
Last day of school attendance for BFHS seniors, Class of
Friday, May 29
The Boundary Soil Conservation District and Farm Bureau
are once again offering their free community farm tour.
This year’s event will head north with a stop at an
early settlement, featuring an old barn, a nursery, an
elk ranch and a look at a hot house at Elk Mountain
Farms. Lunch will be provided along the way. We will
meet at the Boundary County Fairgrounds at 8:00 a.m. on
Friday May 29. We should return by 4:00, if not sooner.
Hope you can make it. Limited seating. Please RSVP at
267-3340 extension 107 or 267-5502.
Saturday, May 30
Graduation for Bonners Ferry High School Class of 2015,
1:00 p.m. at the BFHS football field.