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Benewah County and the city of St. Maries met last week to decide how to handle the sewer system they both share. They agreed to write a new contract clarifying their roles and also indicated rates will likely go up for users outside St. Maries.

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According to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Joe River Road will be closed approximately one week due to a large rockslide between mileposts 36 and 37.

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Music programs in the St. Maries School District will team up today for a night of Christmas music for the community. 

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Benewah County Assembly of Community Gardens will be holding an organizational meeting on Friday, December 10th from 1-3pm at the Benewah County Courthouse basement conference room.

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Three students received 4.0 GPA’s at Kootenai junior/senior high following the first quarter, including senior Lauren Addington, seventh grader Iva Hugo and sixth grader Brooklyn Charles.

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There’s a Blues Traveler song called “100 Years,” and its lyrics are about how most things most people do won’t matter after enough time passes. Brian Thie, Benewah County prosecuting attorney, was listening to it a few weeks ago with his wife, Glenda, and it made him think.

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The students at Harrison Elementary School will have warm feet this winter thanks to the efforts of Optimum Idaho. Each student received a new pair of winter boots and cozy socks at the “Give Cold Feet the Boot” event on Nov. 16.

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Lakeside Middle School students earning a 3.8 or higher GPA for the first trimester included Ericka Flower, Joshua Greve, Eli Morris and Elija Sifford.

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Frank Bybee has done a lot in his life, including being a boxer, a triathlete and a chess champion. This week, he is an event organizer so that next year, he can focus on being a runner.

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Christmas in St. Maries returns this Saturday, bringing a whole slate of holiday events and local shopping opportunities to town. Santa Claus is comin’ to town, just like in past years, and so are parades, contests, vendors and wagon rides.

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reported finding a 6X6 bull elk that had been shot and left near Heyburn State Park.

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The Highway 95 choir will perform for their 32nd year. This year the group performs “Glory touching Earth".

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The Tree of Memories, a fundraiser and memorial event, has returned this December as a way to remember those who have passed away over the past year.

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It was a Wednesday night and the gym at Heyburn Elementary was buzzing with activity—chairs and tables being set up, boxes unloaded, and a team of about fifteen workers and volunteers spread out, ready to work. Their footsteps echoed in the loud space.

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Rep. Priscilla Giddings and Art Macomber held a joint campaign event at the American Legion hall in Plummer Saturday, where they presented their ideas and platform and then opened the floor for questions. Giddings is running for lieutenant governor of Idaho, and Macomber is running for attor…

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In 1981, the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries started a small Christmas event to raise money for camp scholarships that the church’s youth ministry could use.

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Last week’s Plummer City Council meeting started with a public hearing regarding a special use permit to move county-owned dumpsters to a new location within city-limits.

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St. Maries Mayor Tom Carver visited the Benewah County commissioners’ meeting this week to ask for clarification on billing as the two entities continue to work toward a new agreement on their water and sewer system. The city and county already have a workshop scheduled for next week, so the…

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The St. Maries City Council made no decision on a proposal Monday night (Nov. 22) for Benewah County to assume complete control of the St. Maries Ambulance. 

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It’s a long way off, but plans have been made to improve mental health services in Benewah County.