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Thieves take SUV pulling U-Haul with casket inside: Police say thieves have stolen an SUV and an attached U-Haul trailer ? with a casket inside ? outside an Albuquerque motel. Albuquerque police say the coffin heist occurred early Monday at a Residence Inn. Authorities say the casket contained the body of the victim?s father-in-law. Police are searching for a black 2005 Chevy Trailblazer SUV with Oklahoma license plates. No arrests have been made. ? Associated Press


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New ownership, same award-winning care

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter KELLOGG ? The nationally recognized Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Mountain Valley center will now be known as Mountain Valley of Cascadia. The change happened on Sept. 1 when the renowned care center made the switch

Frontier Days draws in a crowd

By CHANSE WATSON Managing Editor SMELTERVILLE ? If I had one of these lawnmowers growing up, I would have listened to my dad and cut the grass? The Smelterville Lions Club held its annual Frontier Days celebration on Saturday and it boasted some good-old fashioned North Idaho fun for all ages. The day began at 11 a.m. with a short parade down Main Street made up mostly of emergency service vehicles. Once the parade made its way through, it was time for the young-at-heart to climb onto their customized lawnmowers and drag race each other in front of the Lions Club building. Racers from all around North Idaho participated in the event and really showed the crowd these lawnmowers were built for speed. The competition pitted drivers head-to-head and then through a time trial to determine the winner. The Shoshone News-Press did not receive the list of winners before deadline. After the lawnmower drag Photo courtesy of LIZZIE KEITEL The Wallace Elks Drum and Bugle Corps lead the charge in Saturday?s parade down Bank Street near ?the center of the universe.?

Round?em up!

By CHANSE WATSON Managing Editor WALLACE ? The Wallace Elks Lodge brought some excitement to the small Idaho town last week when it held its 121st annual roundup. The four-day event in operators. Cascadia, based in Eagle, Idaho, is a fairly new corporation started in 2015. The company acquired all seven of Kindred?s facilities in Idaho. Recently, Kindred made the decision to divest all of its skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), so it sold them to BlueMountain Capital Management in July of promoted Elks ideals and raised money for its charity fund. This fund goes toward youth scholarships, the Elks Christmas fund, veterans programs and promoting Americanism in our community. this year for $700 million. At that time, Kindred?s current SNF portfolio spread across 18 states, and included 89 nursing centers with 11,308 licensed beds and seven assisted living facilities with 380 licensed beds. The SNF has been under the Kindred umbrella for 21 years, and in that time has won several awards, including the

And they?re off!

Racers blast down Main Street in Smelterville on their customized lawnmowers. races, it was time for the actual young to put their pedal to the?plastic. For the first time, Frontier Days featured a Power Wheels event for kids, which had them See ELKS, A8 traversing an obstacle course made of wood, tires, siding, and sand. A couple Power Wheels cars even sported some aftermarket modifications such as larger prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award just this past year. BlueMountain has operators in every state, which means that following their acquisition of Kindred, the facilities were transitioned under that state?s operator ? which is Cascadia in Idaho. batteries to maybe give them an edge. Following the timed obstacle course, the young racers then

Hail to the Queen!

Volleyball season heats up for area teams



See KINDRED, A7 Photos by CHANSE WATSON See FRONTIER, A6 Haylie Betham, a senior at Wallace High School, was crowned at the 2017 Wallace Elks Queen last week during the Elks Lodge Roundup. Betham is a member of the National Honor Society and is a cheerleader at WHS. Some of her special interests include her passion for photography, spending time outdoors, and eating ? which she does frequently. Her plan after graduation is to attend NIC for her general studies; afterward she would like to transfer to U of I to pursue a degree in business in hopes of establishing her own photography business. She was sponsored by the Wallace Drum and Bugle Corp. Photo by JENNIFER WILSON

Kid?s Health Fair 2017

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from10:00 am to 1:00 pm SMC Health & Wellness Center, Outdoor Track, 858 Commerce Drive, Smelterville, ID 83868

?Building Healthy Bodies?

Enjoy A really FUN Day Including: Food ? Bouncy Houses ? Prizes ? Education ? Snacks ? Games ? Outdoor Activities ? Child & Family Resources

* Free Children?s Coat Give-Away*

New and gently-used coats will be available for children in need. Please note: The child must be present to receive a coat. One coat per child.

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