THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR BOUNDARY COUNTY, BONNERS FERRY, MOYIE SPRINGS, NAPLES AND PORTHILL SINCE 1891
Bonners Ferry Herald
VOL. 125, NO. 40
THURSDAY, October 12, 2017
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Fallen firefighters honored
When I am called to duty, God whenever flames may rage, Give me the strength to save some life Whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child Before it?s too late, Or some older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert And hear the weakest shout, And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and give the best in me, To guard my neighbor And protect his property. And if according to Your will I have to lose my life, Please bless with Your protecting hand My children and my wife. ? By Firefighter A.W. ?Smokey? Linn By MANDI BATEMAN Editor Photo by Mandi Bateman Firefighters watch solemnly during the Fallen Firefighter Memorial on Oct. 8 in Bonners Ferry. BONNERS FERRY ? Firefighters and spectators gathered at the Bonners Ferry Fire Department on Oct. 8 for the 2017 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Observance. A parade of firefighting apparatus from all the surrounding area and departments began at Super 1 Foods and finished at the fire department. The exception was Bonners Ferry Department Ladder 1, which was adorned with the American flag, attached to the tip of its ladder, then raised high over Arizona Street, next to the fire department. The day broke clouds, with sun spilling over the street as people gathered to honor the sacrifices made by lost heroes and their families, to honor all those lost in the call of duty. Amid the pomp and circumstance, the beauty of uniform, the shine of chrome and badge, the people in attendance, from firefighter to citizen held a solemn face and emotion echoed in their eyes. For young Hall Mountain Firefighter Ben Allinger this See MEMORIAL, A9
Crime still happens in a small town
Common sense can help reduce its occurrence
By MANDI BATEMAN Editor
Seen ?n Heard
n Never trust clowns, zombies, or women chained to doors.
The postseason is underway for the BFHS soccer teams, and the Badger boys will play for the district title today. For coverage, see B1 Photo by Mandi Bateman The Moyie Mud Bogs allow a closed environment of fun for those who love rigs and mud. And for those not on the course, there was plenty of great food available during the Oct. 5-8 event.
Moyie Mud Bogs: Racing, food make a wonderful mess
By TANNA YEOUMANS Staff Writer BONNERS FERRY ? The cool, crisp air, accompanied with the changing of the leaves, marks the transition of the seasons from summer to fall. With the rainfall bringing mud, the mud, in turn, brought the Fall Moyie Mud Bogs to life Oct. 5-8. With raging motors and big tires, people both local and visitors from many other places came to participate in the event. Mud flew in the pit and dust flew up on the dry hill course behind it as the crowd lining the fences cheered the drivers on. On the far side of the property, the rock climbing crowd lined the back hill as the climbers maneuvered the course. Muddy vehicles, road vehicles, campers, tents and people packed into the campground, where one could hear the din of conversation and laughter marking the boisterous attitudes of the attendants. The smell of food wafted among the crowd from the attending vendors. Simple Simon?s Pizza, Eldon?s Italian Sausage, Scott?s Kettle Corn and More, The Twisted Kilt Black Iron Grill, the Curley and Dirty fries vendor, and other vendors selling their wares, tempted the bog-goers. The Bonners Ferry branch of Simple Simon?s Pizza partnered with the Libby, Mont., branch and together they brought a booth to the Moyie Mud Bog weekend for the first time. Pete and Red Lafond, owners of the Libby store, received the invite to attend the Mud Bogs, and the Bonners Ferry partnership brought the two franchises together to meet the common goal. See MUD, A10 BONNERS FERRY ? According to the Idaho State Police?s 2016 Idaho Statewide Crime Profile Crime Clock a burglary occurs every 1.4 hours, a theft every 24.4 minutes, and a motor vehicle theft every 4.2 hours. To many, this statistic only applies to the big cities. ?We are fortunate that we live in a great community, but we are not immune,? said Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer. ?We still have people, who if they see an opportunity to take property, to steal, to do any of those crimes, they will still do it.? The numbers seem high, but even in the relative quiet of our community, in 2017, there have been approximately seven vehicles stolen, close to 20 burglaries, and upward of 80 thefts in Boundary County. The citizens of this community have the ability to lower that number. It is often complacency and a sense of comfort that allows people to become victims. See CRIME, A2
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