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The local comedic political soap opera continues and it seems Mr. Heath was unaware that he has made himself a public figure and subject to scrutiny. Politics bring the skeletons out of the closet and this is only the primary.

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The Idaho Department of Lands has sure taken the joy out of our living next to state land. By blocking off the gate, us folks aren’t able to ride up Wilson Mountain. We can no longer enjoy a ride in the beautiful Idaho mountains. Yup, you have cut us folks off, but the dirt bikes, renegade f…

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Just when I thought the Benewah Republican paper was an informational newsletter about local candidates for the 2020 election I see an “opinion” on the first page and an idiotic one at that.

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Kudos to Phyllis Hill and her people that work at the cemetery. The cemetery looks very, very nice and I have heard numerous compliments from people about how nice It looks.  From mowing, weed-eating, to picking up the cones they do a great job.  Recently, I saw two men on the hillside by th…

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It is unfortunate that someone like Ms. Secord is given so much ink to spread her vitriolic agenda. But when personal attacks are seriously defamatory and largely fiction, sometimes they deserve answer and correction. This is the case with Ms. Secords’s letter of May 13.

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Once again the seamy side of politics has reared its ugly head in our community. I refer to Pam Secord’s May 13 letter in the Gazette Record. This time her vitriol was aimed at Hari Heath. I don’t know Hari but apparently he has had somewhat of a interesting past. I do not bring that up with…

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I am writing in support of Tony Eells for Sheriff. I have worked with this administration for the last eight years and have been impressed with how well Sheriff Resser and Undersheriff Tony Eells have handled the day to day operations of the office. Morale in the sheriff’s office is high bec…

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This is not the world it was six months ago. Isolation, fear, uncertainty. All created by a plandemic designed to cast the world in fear.

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Years ago while I was working nights in our ER, Tami had to accompany accident victims, victims of crimes and occasionally criminals.

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Shame on the Gazette for letting Hari Heath write his own political spin article without fact checking Hari’s history of legal troubles.

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I worked alongside Wayne Glassman for three years on the Benewah County Republican Central Committee. I have always admired Wayne’s unwavering loyalty to his ideals of small government, transparent government for the people and by the people, and his resolute support of conservative ideals. …

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I am writing this regarding the upcoming Republican Primary Election and in particular Anthony Eells, one of the candidates for Benewah County Sheriff. I have lived in Benewah County all of my life. I started working for the Sheriff’s Office at 19, pretty much straight out of St. Maries High…

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Please support Tony Eells for Sheriff. I have known Tony for about eight years. I have been with him on patrol and have seen the professional way he conducts himself with the public during stressful situations.

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Casey Giornesto is the best qualified to be St. Maries’ new sheriff. He spent a tour in the U.S. Army as a ranger paratrooper with combat experience from 1983 to 1989. After being honorably discharged he got his college degree. Education includes B.S. Criminal Justice, EMT Certification, Add…

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My candidate for Benewah County Sheriff has 21 years of experience as a law enforcement officer: As a Benewah County Deputy, a Sergeant for the CDA Tribe, as a Patrol Officer for the Kalispel Tribe out of Airway Heights in Spokane, and is currently chief of police in Pinehurst, Idaho. This o…

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The latest COVID-19 cure: An injection of disinfectant. It may work, who knows, maybe it won’t, who knows. It could work or not, it may be worth a try, why not?

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We are writing this letter in reference to the upcoming election for Benewah County Sheriff. We would like to urge you to vote for Anthony “Tony” Eells in the May primary election.

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the not-in-my-backyard bunch about the proposed cell phone tower in Pokey Creek. The last thing I remember reading about was an article where we were informed by Sharon Hart that residents opposed to the tower were going to hire a lawyer to stop it fr…

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I would like to commend the people that never get recognized from the schools around here. My wife works with the kids at the high school and I’ve spent the last two weeks going house to house of students outside of Fernwood as she makes sure they understood the learning packets and helps wh…

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Millions of Americans are receiving stimulus funds deposited into their bank accounts this month. In their haste to prevent our economy from total collapse, I fear that our elected officials in Washington D.C. passed a stimulus bill that is somewhat misdirected.

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I would like to express my support to Tony Eells for sheriff. I think Jay is honorable and a very good person, but I do not think he has the experience needed for this position at this time. The other gentleman seems qualified, but I cannot verify this so I cannot support him. I will not com…

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Just out of curiosity I started keeping track of the number of adjectives used by President Trump in describing people, government agencies and businesses that please him, i.e., superb, fantastic, incredible, wonderful, marvelous, spectacular, etc. and I lost count somewhere around fifty.

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I worked with Tony Eells as a wildland firefighter, and have witnessed Tony’s professionalism and calming influence during an altercation. The wildfire I most remember Tony’s firefighter skills was on a fire in Canyon Creek. Tony was working with the dozer operator Howard Fauley, trying to c…

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Did you know that on March 27th the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) asked the public to avoid all nonessential open burning? The reasons given in the press release are:

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I agree with Dale and Robin Baerlochers letter to the editor, Tami Holdahl will be a good sheriff for Benewah County. Her honesty and drive to do what is good for all Benewah County citizens is her main goal. The list of her accomplishments is long. All you have to do is ask anyone who knows…

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I am writing to endorse and ask for your vote for Tami Holdahl for Sheriff. Tami, a lifelong St. Maries resident, has volunteered her time and efforts to make this town and county a great place to live. She has coached youth sports, high school sports, been an EMT volunteer, city councilwoma…

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This letter is an endorsement of Undersheriff Anthony “Tony” Eells for Benewah County Sheriff. He’s been a family friend for 35 years. He worked on my ranch and tree farms with my son Mark Ferris for years; always a good worker, sensible, hard-working.

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Well, Republicans have finally figured out a way to save Social Security and Medicare for a while, and save face at the same time. While their idea may be repulsive, it just may work.

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Just a reminder to the public, the St. Maries Senior Meal Site is an essential outreach program, and we are still open and serving “rolling meals” to our seniors Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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St. Maries Ambulance is aware of the ongoing concerns that our community is facing surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. We would like the public to know that St. Maries Ambulance is prepared and ready to respond when we are needed. We are constantly working with our healthcare partners at Bene…

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All of us have heard the latest news, and with each day something new has been added; whether it be instruction or directions. Now they are tabulating about how many are dead and just how many of us are still alive!

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I am taking this opportunity to address a very important issue pertaining to the continuing state of the public safety of Benewah County. More directly, the best qualified candidate for the sheriff of Benewah County.

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The day has finally arrived, and the end is drawing nearer. Hindsight tells me I should have stocked up like others. Alas, I didn’t. I thought surely I can find a 4-pack somewhere. But not a 4-pack to be found.

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In my 75 years of observing the shifts in our society, form when the work ethic was honored, expected and appreciated by industry in particular, and society in general; to a new standard embraced by many in the younger generation of “what can government give me without my expenditure of effort?”

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Everyone has read or listened to something about you know what. The topic has paralyzed many parts of the country and most of the world. It has caused panic to some degree throughout the US and even our small community. If you don’t think so, check the local stores for toilet paper and hand …

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Tossing and turning in our cots, 4 a.m. and not a wink of sleep around the base as thoughts repeating the week’s attacks raced through our heads. Giving up on sleep, one by one we sat up and prepared for the day.

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My name is Janette Doherty and Greg and I have been members of this community since 2001, and we still don’t know most of you. When someone mentions a person by name then I know who they are talking about most of the time. But sorry I probably would not know you if I met you on the street.