As we all know COVID-19 virus has made its way to Benewah County, St. Maries and surrounding communities. We want to assure the public that the “BCH Incident Command Team” is monitoring it all daily and adjusting to this moving target.
Whether Donald Trump is a racist is not the point when it comes to hypocrisy. His visit to Mt. Rushmore in the height of this pandemic without a mask is the point. If it was a patriotic gesture is not the point. It was perilous to have so many people so close together.
This is a long-overdue letter.
If I may direct your attention from the disasters our country is dealing with, I’d like to give well deserved accolades to the staff of the Worley Senior Lunch program.
Am I the only one in this country that knows the answer/solution to this madhouse that’s taking place in our cities? The rioting, burning, defacing public property and outright vandalism?
Seeing the police reports, it seems we have a local woke group who believe they are more enlightened and better informed than the majority of conservatives who live here.
I’m very concerned about the rumored change in our very tried and proven basic school schedule and learning process.
I read on-line that Tami wants to be a write-in. This is sad for the exact reason she lost the primary. Splitting the vote. And by running as a write-in she will split it again.
I and many fellow citizens have no problem with peaceful protests for any just cause. But when troublemakers are allowed to infiltrate any gathering for the purpose of inciting strife, looting, vandalism and violence, don’t be surprised when law-abiding citizens show up armed, to assist and …
I’m a newcomer to St. Maries (3 ½ yrs.). Coming from a big city it was like dying and going to heaven. The landscape is incredible, the community operates without a crushing bureaucracy, kids can ride their bikes with much less parental fear that happens in big cities. Common sense is valued…
The column from Dan Schmidt, June 24, was a good reminder of what a true “hero” looks like.
I couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Nathan Weis of Inland Cellular was contacted and generously quotes about the cell towers after his company acquired the O.K. for installing the tower on Pokey Creek.
I was in town on June 19 for the sole reason of going to the DMV and was chatted up by a gentleman outside of the post office. He gave me the most beautiful knife I have ever laid eyes on. He was gone before I could react and I just stared dumbfounded.
It’s really getting hard to find the truth lately. Covid 19 comes from China....or....Covid 19 was originally from the US. Covid was purposely developed as a weapon....or....Covid comes from bats.
The state of Idaho is taking my daughter’s family home in Fernwood from her for her dad Paul Cook’s (Fernwood) medical bills of $30,000. She is being forced to sell the property to pay his Medicaid bills.
I want to thank our local law enforcement officers for the great job they do for us. We are so appreciative of all that they do for our county.
I was appalled at the guest opinion (with no name attached) “Coronavirus cases are climbing again. So what?”
This reader was saddened to see an angry and hateful ad by a St. Maries insurance company in the June 10 edition of the Gazette.
A beautiful graduation ceremony was June 5 at Kootenai High School. The graduates received their diplomas, had valedictorian and salutatorian addresses, and were recognized for their accomplishments. I was a last minute fill-in for Principal Wade Pilloud to conduct graduation, as his wife ha…
The craziness surrounding whether we should defund and eliminate police departments causes me to wonder if the Democrat party will prefer to react to a serial shooter inside a grade school not by sending a SWAT team, but rather by sending in social workers to talk to the shooter- and any gri…
I am so excited to be calling Benewah County my second home for now, eventually my permanent home.
At the recent Memorial Day service, I was sadly reminded of the lack of veterans in local government positions. More important, I was reminded of the lack of true leadership in our local government.
By the time I finished reading Luke Malek’s hit piece in the Gazette it was obvious to me that he is in lockstep with the many Democrat governors in the country who are using the virus outbreak to oppress their citizens with threats by law enforcement.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
Hi, my name is Gail Barbour.
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.
Years ago while I was working nights in our ER, Tami had to accompany accident victims, victims of crimes and occasionally criminals.
Shame on the Gazette for letting Hari Heath write his own political spin article without fact checking Hari’s history of legal troubles.
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. …
I am writing in support of Tami Holdahl for Sheriff of Benewah County.
I feel that Tony Eells is the best candidate for Sheriff of Benewah County.
The People need to know and the People’s Right to Know:
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…
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.
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…
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…
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?
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
When you were a baby and needed help, you called for your “Mama.”
I am writing this letter in reference to the upcoming election for Sheriff, and in particular Anthony (Tony) Eells.