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The BFHS Track and Field Team and the BFHS Golf Team have both sent athletes to the Idaho State Tournament this spring.  Full details of their finishes at State are provided in our Sports section, which includes a Track and Field State Champion from Bonners Ferry.
Race for Sheriff will continue as Schuman officially files as write-in candidate:  Plans to carry on through to November election.  Has carved out campaign territory as "Constitutional Sheriff."
Locally-filmed vampire production showing this weekend:  High school group produces comedy film about the life of a vampire family.
Couldn’t make last Friday’s Farm Tour?  The full story on Farm Tour 2016:  This year's Farm Tour included releasing sturgeon into the Kootenai River, learning about the river's dike system, forest management, noxious weeds in Idaho, and a tour of the Houck Farm at Copeland.
Hundreds accept Kootenai Tribe's invitation to help release new sturgeon into Kootenai River:  Last Friday, hundreds of Boundary County residents got to see, touch, and hold something very rare nowadays—a Kootenai River sturgeon.
Boundary Community Hospital Health Fair and Fun Run: A Tradition of Caring for the Community:  Boundary Community Hospital has been celebrating National Hospital Week with its annual Health Fair and Fun Run for decades, and this year was no exception.  See the details and lots of pictures in this story.
Pearl Theater looking for community volunteers:  The Fabulous Pearl Theater on Ash Street in Bonners Ferry has been a wonderful place for local emerging artists to perform and grow.  Now the Pearl is extending the opportunity for leadership in several positions.  See this article for details.
BFHS Band's final performance of the year is memorable:  Great performance numbers by the full band and the Jazz Band, three graduating seniors recognized, many awards given.  And we have photos of some of the evening's highlights.
Memorial Day events outlined, all invited:  Attend, participate in activities going on this upcoming Memorial weekend.
From the cascading golf balls, someone wins a TV as part of hospital Golf Tournament:  And that's a big TV, too.  All part of the 8th Annual Fry Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament, which along with golf, includes a cookout, prizes, and lots of fun.
Local FFA chapter performs well at district competitions:  Local chapter members placed well in Dairy Foods, Ag Mechanics, Welding, Small Engines. Next up is the state competition.
Hospital Auxiliary raffle a success, prizes won by many:  One of the fun events at last Saturday's Boundary Community Hospital Health Fair was the raffle for exciting prizes.  Sixteen local Boundary County businesses donated to this raffle.  Proceeds helped to purchase important equipment for the hospital.
Series of musical productions and performances coming up at high school and middle school:  Including two Broadway-style musicals, and end of the year galas for several school choirs.
Free summer baseball / softball program offered:  A free program providing instruction and both baseball and fastpitch softball games is being offered this summer for Boundary County boys and girls ages 9-12.
New principal hired for Bonners Ferry High School:  Local candidate selected after an intense search and selection process.
Kootenai River will be rising as Libby Dam increases river flows for sturgeon spawning:  You will be seeing the Kootenai River rising and filling its banks over the next several days.
Kids complete Forest Service stewardship program with fun-filled day at the Refuge:  Lots of hands-on learning and entertainment, see this story for details.
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Letters & Opinions
Gerald B. Higgs:  Election Reflection
Rosanne Smith:  Says Moyie City Council meeting an eye opener
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Sports & Outdoors
Badger Track has a great meet at State, including State Champion in discus event:  The Bonners Ferry Badgers Track Team was off to Middleton, Idaho, for the State Track Meet a week ago, on May 20-21. They returned with some notable achievements, several personal best marks, individual medals, and a State Champion.
Badger Golf has great spring, both teams place at Districts, Boys' team competing at State:  The Bonners Ferry Badgers Golf Team has had a great spring, doing well at the Intermountain League District Tournament, and competing in the Idaho State Tournament, where a Badger golfer took ninth place overall.
Badger Boys take 3rd Place at Idaho State Baseball Tournament:  The Badger baseball team ended a phenomenal season by taking third place in the 2016 3A Idaho State Baseball Tournament.  Here is the story and several photographs from the Third Place game.
Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers:  On Free Fishing Day, anyone can fish without having to possess a valid fishing license. And that covers non-residents as well as residents.
Time to gear up for Kokanee fishing:  The warm weather may finally be here to stay, and for many anglers across the state, warm spring weather means kokanee fishing.
Free summer baseball / softball program offered:  A free program providing instruction and both baseball and fastpitch softball games is being offered this summer for Boundary County boys and girls ages 9-12.
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Vonnie Marva Maas: May 5, 1933 ~ May 13, 2016
Paulina Ciocazan: November 1, 1939 ~ May 3, 2016
Randy Linn Fort:  May 13, 1953 ~ April 30, 2016
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Social News
School District’s April Certified Employee of the Month:  Valley View Elementary fifth grade teacher.
Kathy Riebli BCSD April Employee of the Month:  Kathy is a paraprofessional at Mount Hall Elementary.
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Schools Information
School District 101:  Agenda for Mar 21 Board Meeting
Mt. Hall / Naples News, Principal Iverson, Feb 2016
BCMS News, Principal Miles, Mar 23
BCMS News, Principal Miles, April 11
BFHS News, Principal Gering:  Newsletter, May 9
Supt Scoop, Superintendent Pflueger:  May 2
Local Government 
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, Feb 15
Boundary County:  Commissioners Minutes, Feb 22
Bonners Ferry:   Minutes for April 19 City Council
Bonners Ferry:  Agenda for May 17 City Council
Moyie Springs:  Minutes for March 9 City Council
Moyie Springs:  Draft Minutes for Apr 6 City Council
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
Memorial Day Parade:  Monday, May 30, 10:00 a.m., on Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.
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