THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR BOUNDARY COUNTY, BONNERS FERRY, MOYIE SPRINGS, NAPLES AND PORTHILL SINCE 1891
Bonners Ferry Herald
VOL. 125, NO. 33
THURSDAY, August 24, 2017
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n Rockey called to see if her can wish his Mom, Valdi Burkholder, a very happy birthday from her fabulous son, Rockey, in Seen and Heard since we don?t publish birthdays any more. Consider it done!
Highway 2 and Eileen Road caution: According to Public Information Officer, Michael Meier, do to the Union Pacific Railroad derailment from last spring, work crews will be using Eileen Road with trucks and heavy equipment. The anticipated heavy traffic will begin August 14 and run through September 5. Please use caution when driving in this area, and use caution at the Highway 2 and Eileen Road junction.
Fair celebrates traditions of the past, community of today
Photos by Mandi Bateman The Boundary County Parade featured a strong showing of horses, stretching down Main Street.
Attendees enjoy activities galore
By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? The 2017 Boundary County Fair delivered a week of fun for people and their families, with a wide array of activities, shows, competitions, auctions, and a parade through downtown. The barns were filled with animals, raised with care and love, and the exhibit halls allowed the community to showcase their talents, from gardening to photography, baking to LEGO creations. There were competitions for all to enjoy, from the Seed Spitting to Monster Cookie. The Idaho Forest Group showcased the Lumberjack Show every day, delighting audiences See ACTIVITIES, A2
4-H and FFA livestock auction draws crowd
By TANNA YEOUMANS Staff writer BONNERS FERRY ? The smell of popcorn and freshly made food wafted through the breeze at the fairgrounds over the weekend accompanied by the din of family and friends chatting and laughing, bolstered the buoyant moods of fairgoers. This year?s Boundary County Fair Steven Quirk learned to drive this tractor a half hour before the parade, following his mom, Cyndi Clark on the tractor in front of him, with his grandfather, Ken Irons, behind him in the John Deere. brought community members together in many different ways. The 4-H and Future Farmers of America livestock auction is one of the important ways the community comes together and shows their support for the young adults. This last weekend 4-H and FFA members took to the arena to show off their hard work and sell their animals. There were rabbits, sheep, goats, cows, and a plethora of pigs that they paraded around the arena. Floor prices started as follows: Lamb- $1.35/lb., Goat- $1.60/lb., Beef- $1.20/ lb., and Swine- $0.65/lb. Cheyenne Cada earned the Grand Champion and Champion Showman awards for her rabbits. For the See AUCTION, A8
Opening ceremony a step back in time
By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? In a fast paced, technological world, where people count their friends on Facebook, share photo updates of their lives on Instagram, or Tweet their latest moods, the Boundary County Fair offered the perfect opportunity to take a lazy step back in time. People gathered at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, in the Indoor Arena, clambered up the worn wood booths and settled in while a train rumbled by outside. The smell of barnyard mingled with that of fresh shavings while the hum of people conversing with old and new friends filled the small building. Boundary County Fair Vice-Chairman Ken Goggia welcomed the fair goers along with new administrator, Paula Burt. Fathers escorted their 2017 Fair Royalty daughters, Crysta McLeish, Kassy Skeen, and Brittany Spangler, into the arena. With a precision steeped in tradition, Boy Scout Troop #114 performed the Presentation of the Colors, followed by a prayer by Boundary County Chaplain Len Pine, who then shook the inside of the small arena with his tremendous voice as he sang the national anthem. See OPENING, A8 Photo by Tanna Yeoumans Katelyn Smith shows off her award-winning swine.
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