Bonners Ferry Herald

VOL. 125, NO. 41

THURSDAY, October 19, 2017



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South Boundary Fire hosts fundraiser

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Kootenai River Brewing Company

Costume Party Friday, Oct. 27th

Door Prizes Free Chips & Dip Beer Specials Music by Rural 508 Friday, Oct. 20th Angie Patzer 5-8PM 208 267 HOPS

Seen ?n Heard

n Rocky B. almost got blown off the bridge on Tuesday.


Fire danger drops to ?low?

Photo by Mandi Bateman Border Patrol Explorer Scouts raise the flag for the first time in front of the Boundary County Sheriff?s Office.

Standing tall for the new flag

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor BONNERS FERRY ? Despite a chilly, drizzly fall day, a large crowd gathered for the dedication and raising of the new American Flag in front of the Boundary County Sheriff?s Office at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13. In Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer?s welcome opening to the crowd, he said, ?Our flag is such a symbol of what America stands for, and not only is it an honor to fly the flag at the Sheriff?s Office, but as law enforcement, we stand for one Nation Under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.? Kramer publicly thanked the generosity of Idaho Forest Group, whose donation provided the new flagpole. He especially thanked Chairman of the Board Marc Brinkmeyer and Regional Manager Chris Pease, then went on to include Plant Controller Suzanne Cullinane, Green End Supervisor Les Love, Purchaser Don Stolley, and Maintenance Planner Andy Howe. As each name was announced, and Kramer extended a hand in their direction, they garnered much applause from the audience. Boundary County Chaplain Corps founder Len Pine, then spoke to the crowd. ?You have all seen the headlines lately,? he began, ?about football players taking a knee, rather than showing respect to our country?s flag and national anthem.? See FLAG, A10 BONNERS FERRY ? On the morning of Oct. 7, South Boundary Fire Protection District served up a free breakfast in conjunction with a silent auction to help fund an expansion project at the Naples Fire Station. ?If you leave hungry, it?s not my fault,? said South Boundary Firefighter Wesley Portrey as he helped to dish out pancakes, scrambled eggs, link sausages and ham. Although visitors entered through the silent auction room, they were enthusiastically invited and ushered to the dining area, encouraged to dine. More than 100 people attended, bidding on the wide array of silent auction items that filled the room, from tables to window sills, and even two large turkeys and a rabbit outside. Children played happily in the bouncy house set up on the lawn while the adults chatted happily, engaging in friendly bidding wars. There was a sense of comfort and familiarity in the station, as firefighters mingled and joked with those that came to show their support. Over the years, it is the community?s support, See FIRE, A9 According to Director of Emergency Management Michael Meier and the Idaho Department of Lands, with the current and expected wet weather, they are dropping fire danger to low in both the valleys and mountains. They are now issuing burn permits for all types of burning. As always, they request burners to contact the Boundary County Sheriff?s Office to try to limit smoke reports from passers-by. As a reminder, the closed burn season will officially come to an end Oct. 20. Photos by MANDI BATEMAN A rollover accident at milepost 508.5 of U.S. 95 claimed the life of the driver, a 49-year-old Bonners Ferry man, and injured his passenger. The single-vehicle crash blocked the highway for about three hours.

Man dies in rollover accident on Highway 95

By MANDI BATEMAN Editor According to Idaho State Police, at 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, a fatal rollover accident occurred on Highway 95 at milepost 508.5, blocking the highway for approximately three hours. The single vehicle accident involved a black 1984 Ford 700 truck on the North Hill, between Bonners Ferry and 3 Mile. The truck was traveling southbound when the driver, 49-year-old John A. Crump of Bonners Ferry, lost control and rolled the vehicle. Crump was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 48-yearold Ronald Erickson of Bonners Ferry, was transported to Boundary Community Hospital.



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