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Elks launch another Christmas drive to help families

One of the largest efforts to help out those in need this Christmas is underway.

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
The story behind the sex-crime bust
Posted: September 19, 2018

Resser credits Detective Richardson

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Memorial Walk returns: Every dollar stays right here
Posted: September 19, 2018

The BetterCare Memorial Walk returns to St. Maries Saturday.

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Brad Little sets SM visit; no schedule yet for Jordan
Posted: September 19, 2018

Brad Little, the Republican candidate for governor, will be in St. Maries Oct. 17 for a campaign visit.

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Little pig (and freezer) make big impact
Posted: September 19, 2018

St. Maries seventh grader Ava Stancil was disappointed when she learned her pig, Courtney, didn’t make weight at the Benewah County Fair last month.

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SM Chamber builds on concert success
Posted: September 19, 2018

The return of the Summer Sunset Concert Series in Summer 2019 is one of many to-dos on the St. Maries Chamber’s docket.

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Board gives green light
Posted: September 19, 2018

St. Maries High School students may have new facilities in the future after the school board approved fundraising for a new multi-use room.

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Tenth gets second dose of paving
Posted: September 19, 2018

The remaining half of Tenth Street finally got its face lift last week when crews finished paving the road, now serving as a main arterial through St. Maries.

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Trike wreck sends two to hospital
Posted: September 19, 2018

Two Spokane residents were hospitalized after their motor tricycle collided with a logging truck Sept. 11.

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Two killed in one-car wreck Sept. 1 near Plummer
Posted: September 19, 2018

Two Washington residents were killed in a one-vehicle accident near Plummer Sept. 1.

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Group eyes charitable foundation for St. Maries
Posted: September 19, 2018

The next step in establishing a community foundation in Benewah County is underway.

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Local schools join car raffle
Posted: September 19, 2018

Eight schools in North Idaho, including three local high schools, are selling raffle tickets for a 2018 convertible Volkswagen Bug donated by Post Falls Volkswagen.

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Help with special event? Women open new business
Posted: September 19, 2018

The grand opening of a new event planning business in St. Maries is Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Homecoming hits SMHS
Posted: September 19, 2018

Homecoming week at St. Maries High School began Monday and this year will include a community participation award.

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Lorna Eichelberg ride raises $1,700
Posted: September 19, 2018

The Aug. 4 Third Annual Lorna Eichelberg Memorial Ride raised $1,700 for Hope’s Haven.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Meeting Thursday morning to talk local foundation
Posted: September 13, 2018

There will be a meeting to discuss the creation of a St. Maries Community Foundation Thursday, Sept. 13. Residents are invited to discuss the creation of a foundation that would collect donations for community development through a partnership with the Idaho Community Foundation.

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Child sex crime case
Posted: September 13, 2018

Deputies arrested a man suspected of sex crimes against two minors Sunday, Sept. 9.

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Residents urged to complete survey
Updated: September 13, 2018 - 8:40 am

The city of St. Maries has an opportunity to apply for a grant worth $500,000 to improve its sewer system. One of the criteria of the the grant will be the result of a random income study.

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Plans launched for St. Maries Oktoberfest
Posted: September 13, 2018

The new owners at the Grapple Haus hope a new event will become an annual attraction in St. Maries.

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Emida celebrates Saturday
Posted: September 13, 2018

The Emida Days celebration is Sept. 15 and begins at 8 a.m.

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Fernwood Merc thief gets probation
Posted: September 13, 2018

A Clarkston woman is out of jail on probation after pleading guilty to a burglary spree two years ago.

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Financials for St. Maries Ambulance
Updated: September 13, 2018 - 8:39 am

Checking Account - $14,454.88

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New fee prompts school to cancel ambulance
Posted: September 13, 2018

Ambulance crews will not be on site for St. Maries High School football games after getting sticker shock from the St. Maries Ambulance.

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Harrison: Small town, big show
Posted: September 13, 2018

The Harrison Haul Ass To Harrison’s Nineteenth Car Show and Shine was Sept. 9. There were 78 entries in the show but there were also several cars that were not registered that were also parked in town.

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Hospice sponsors film here
Updated: September 13, 2018 - 8:36 am

Hospice of North Idaho will offer two opportunities for the public to screen “Being Mortal,” a PBS documentary addressing end-of-life issues.

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Harris fails program; on to prison
Posted: September 13, 2018

A Spokane man will serve his full sentence for lewd conduct with a child after failing a rider program.

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Plummer selects bids for upgrade to electrical utility
Posted: September 13, 2018

Plummer selected bids for the latest phase of renovations to the city’s electrical grid Sept. 6.

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Fiftieth show the best yet, boosted by donors
Posted: September 13, 2018

It was his best show ever.

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New owners at helm of St. Maries flooring store
Posted: September 13, 2018

Rebecca and Dan Hills had gone into Jim’s Floors last month to buy supplies for a project.

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NIC lands grant for health-care classes
Posted: September 13, 2018

North Idaho College will teach two new health care courses after receiving more than $200k from the Idaho Department of Labor.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
Sprint boat race team hopes to return to area next year
Updated: September 05, 2018 - 8:53 am

Although sprint boat races in St. Maries fell through, one race team from Australia said they hope they will return next year.

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Haul Ass to Harrison Saturday
Posted: September 05, 2018

The Nineteenth Annual Haul Ass to Harrison Car Show and Shine is Sat., Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harrison City Park. The car show is presented by the Harrison Chamber of Commerce and the chairperson is Russ Wilbur.

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'Old' class popular at Kootenai
Posted: September 05, 2018

Kootenai students will learn essential skills this semester as the school revives its home economics class.

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Two-way traffic coming to river bridge
Posted: September 05, 2018

Drivers will soon see the last of traffic lights at the four-way stop in St. Maries.

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Math and science workshop at SM Library Thursday
Posted: September 05, 2018

The St. Maries Public Library has something educational – and explosive – to check out when it presents its math and science workshop for preschoolers.

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Jet Boat Race docked
Posted: September 05, 2018

Low water levels sunk a set of sprint boat races Sunday, Sept. 2.

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Free photos offered to local veterans by SM photographer
Posted: September 05, 2018

A local photographer will honor veterans with a unique photo shoot at the Elks Lodge Sept. 11.

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Coeur d'Alene man dies in two-vehicle accident
Posted: September 05, 2018

A Coeur d’Alene man is dead after an early-morning car crash near Worley Sept. 4.

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Motorcycle club leader killed in accident on Hwy 3
Posted: September 05, 2018

A motorcycle club leader was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Benewah County Sept. 3

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Plans to extend PRIDE beyond St. Maries High School
Posted: September 05, 2018

A group of St. Maries High School introduced a new system to promote Lumberjack PRIDE among students.

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Sotins win 11th combined PBD logging title
Posted: September 05, 2018

Just one short of a dozen.
Paul and Suzanne Sotin repeated as champions of the Paul Bunyan Logging Events – bringing the total number of individual titles the couple has combined to win to 11.
Paul is the leading-half of the marriage, having claimed six titles with his win at the 2018 Paul Bunyan Days. Suzanne claimed her fifth title Monday.
Suzanne had three first-place finishes and teamed with her husband for two additional top placings to claim the women’s title. Paul claimed first-four times in addition to the events he won with his wife.
The Sotins have dominated the Paul Bunyan Days Logging Events for the last several years. If they can manage to win again next year, then they will have claimed a baker’s dozen of Paul Bunyan titles. Time will tell.
Results, in order of finish, from the logging events were:
Men’s Power Saw: Earl Andersen, Jesse Suchoski, Ben Sotin.
Women’s Power Saw: Tami Holdahl, Suzanne Sotin.
Men’s Crosscut: Paul Sotin and Ben Sotin, Devin Vint and Scott Leas, Steven Mathers and Nevada Krump.
Women’s Crosscut: Suzanne Sotin and Tami Holdahl.
Teen’s Crosscut: Amanda Wine and Braxton Colglazier, Amanda Wine and Trysten Lockridge, Colby Renner and Jimmy Taylor.
Men’s Axe Throw: Paul Sotin, Ben Sotin, Valentine Haddix.
Women’s Axe Throw: Suzanne Sotin, Natasha Moyle.
Men’s Choker: Jared Wantz, Jesse Suchoski, Josh McHenry.
Women’s Choker: Suzanne Sotin, Tami Holdahl, Mareva Kammeyer,
Pole Climb: Paul Sotin, Ben Sotin, Jesse Suchoski.
Men’s Axe Chop: Ben Sotin, Jesse Suchoski, Josh McHenry.
Jack & Jill: Suzanne Sotin and Paul Sotin, Caitland Casteel and Nate Brown, Courtney Wear and Jake Wantz.

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
Benewah Democrats honor Jack Buell, Bud McCall
Posted: August 29, 2018

Two Benewah County Commissioners will be honored for a lifetime of achievement at the Tom and Dottie Hodgson Democratic Dinner Sept. 8.

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Mark marks his golden parade year
Posted: August 29, 2018

Fifty years after the first Paul Bunyan Days in St. Maries, a local man promises a good show at this year’s annual parade.

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Council tables variance for wall
Posted: August 29, 2018

A local resident petitioned the council to consider a variance for a wall she plans to construct to save a well-known landmark.

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Sprint boat races launch Sunday
Posted: August 29, 2018

The inaugural St. Maries Sprint Boat Races will take place Sunday, Sept. 2 – albeit with a limited crowd size.

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Don't miss it - Biggest fireworks show ever
Posted: August 29, 2018

If practice makes perfect, this oughta’ be pretty good.

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State cites Lakeside schools for performance
Posted: August 29, 2018

As school was preparing to begin this month, two local schools learned they had been identified as two of the lowest-performing in the state.

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State lands generate higher payout
Posted: August 29, 2018

The Land Board recently approved a 3.5-percent year-over-year increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 payout from the eight endowment funds that support Idaho’s public school system, universities and other beneficiaries.

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Liz Sellers takes helm at Benewah Community
Posted: August 29, 2018

With nearly two decades of hospital administration experience, Liz Sellers took the helm of Benewah Community Hospital this week.

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Pain pill abuse topic of symposium
Posted: August 29, 2018

Panhandle Health District (PHD) invites community members interested in efforts to reduce opioid abuse are invited to the North Idaho Rx Opioid Solution Symposium September 12.

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Open houses planned for SM schools
Posted: August 29, 2018

St. Maries schools will host open houses at their buildings Aug. 30 ahead of the start of school. The events at the three schools will allow students to become familiar with their classrooms, and will give parents and guardians a chance to meet with teachers before the school year begins. The schools will also offer information on extra-curricular opportunities available through the school.

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