Anyone still doubting that there is a prolonged and protracted communist revolution taking place here and now, needs only check their normalcy bias and/or educate yourselves with the history of the past sixty years or so.
I wanted to thank Benewah County Commissioners Jack Buell and Phil Lampert for saving our summer and saving our lungs.
Mr. Stricklin’s comments last week were a little misleading. Tami Holdahl has the experience and qualifications necessary to serve as our Sheriff.
The Community Presbyterian Church 2020 Bazaar Committee appreciates our wonderful community for the support of our annual fundraiser over many years. We strive to put on a bazaar that lets us distribute financial support to several community organizations but sadly, this year, we will not b…
Readers who respect and support the rights of a minority, I write to encourage every Idaho voter to vote NO for the State Constitutional Amendment that will appear on our November 3 ballot.
I would like to share some thoughts about the upcoming Sheriff’s election. We have three candidates, Mike Ingersoll, Tami Holdahl, and Tony Eells.
I had no idea my letter would reach all the way to Massachusetts and provoke a response from Barbara Leedom. I will clarify my facts, opinion and sarcasm as simply as I can so they can be more easily understood.
Jack Buell is a conservative and has served his community well for many years. Jack was born and raised in this area, working his way through the ups and downs of the timber industry. He knows and loves this area and is constantly using his own equipment and money to improve Benewah County a…
I have been gunsmithing for 57 years. I want to thank all the great people in this area that supported my shops here for the past 30 years. I have decided to reduce the shop to more of a hobby.
For years I have watched the dedication to duty by my brother-in-law Tony Eells.
In response to Richard R Deaver’s letter of Sept. 23. "Stand against the cowardly, nameless, masked extremists" it’s important for readers to comprehend the difference between opinions and facts.
Well here we go again, a rerun of the primary election.
Right now it feels that we are living in a world gone mad. Covid-19 has impacted every country on earth, and it feels like it’s never going to end. There’s a tension in the air that we are mostly unaware of feeling, as if we’re not able to draw a deep breath anymore.
I see Trump signs and flags in town and haven’t noticed any defaced or missing. Biden signs are being defaced and stolen off private property, which is illegal.
For our state and local politicians and law enforcement personnel, a quick review of the Idaho State Constitution, Section 11 gives our citizens this: “Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.”
Last week an article was written titled “Stand with us against Extremism”. I felt it was extremely well written and basically mirrors my own feelings and thoughts in recent months. I couldn’t have said it better.
A point by point un-masking of the true radicals and extremists.
This past Saturday evening the St. Maries Elks Lodge held its annual Pork Chop Feed to fund our scholarship program. Thanks to Dan Felton and Felton’s Auto, the entire cost of food was absorbed by Dan. The event was a huge success. Thanks to so many local businesses who donated auction items…
My father lives in St. Maries and has for the last 47 years, we are originally from Montana, and currently I live in Astoria, Oregon.
In this time of the unknown we must make some hard decisions.
There are heroes among us.
I want to commend last week’s letter-to-the-editor written by Barbara Leedom. There was a lot of thought and equable points of view on many issues we all find ourselves reflecting on.
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…