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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

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Museum of North Idaho seeks new board memebers

Museum of North Idaho seeks new board memebers

 

The Museum of North Idaho is looking for new board members who believe knowing local history adds value and improves the quality of life for community members.

 

As the communities within North Idaho grow and change, the Museum is working to expand its programs, facilities, and staff to preserve regional history. Board leadership is needed to ensure that history has a place in our future.

 

The Museum of North Idaho's nominating committee is currently seeking applicants to fill four, three-year terms on its nine-member non-profit governance Board of Directors. Those interested in applying should contact Dorothy Dahlgren at (208) 664-3448, or dd@museumni.org for an informational packet. Board members will be elected by the membership in mid April.

Worley man sentenced for theft from the Benewah Market

Worley man sentenced for theft from the Benewah Market

On Tuesday, Adam Lee SiJohn, 26, of Worley, Idaho, was sentenced to six months in prison for his part in the theft of more than $22,000 from the Benewah Market in Plummer, Idaho, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered SiJohn to pay $22,665.04 in restitution. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, SiJohn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on October 21, 2014, and pleaded guilty to theft from a tribal organization on December 10, 2014.

 

According to the plea agreement, SiJohn admitted that on the late evening and early morning of August 20 and 21, 2014, he and his two co-defendants devised a plan to rob the Benewah Market. SiJohn was given the keys and the combination to the store safe. SiJohn took three bank bags from the safe. The bags contained cash and checks totaling $22,655.04.

 

The case was investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Young Artist Competition winners to join Cd'A Symphony onstage at the Kroc Center March 13 & 14

Young Artist Competition winners to join Cd'A Symphony onstage at the Kroc Center March 13 & 14

 

In January, over 100 young musicians from across the country came to Whitworth University to play in front of a panel of judges for the opportunity to perform with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony in March.

 

The seven winners of that Young Artist Competition will join the Symphony onstage at the Kroc Center on March 13th & 14th.

 

Those winners are:

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Local snowboarder wins national "Bring A Friend" contest

Local snowboarder wins national "Bring A Friend" contest

 

Cindy Rust, a science teacher at Post Falls High School, has been named the 2015 Snow Sports Ambassador of the Year by the organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend initiative. Rust is an avid snowboarder, and the first runner up in last year's competition.

 

This season, Rust brought 27 students from the Post Falls Ski and Snowboard Club for beginner lessons. The students traveled to either to Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho or Mt. Spokane in Washington throughout the season. Rust founded the club seven years ago with the help of the Colorado-based SOS Outreach, Mt. Spokane, and two other teachers. Since the club began, it has grown from 19 students to 83.

 

Cd'A Arts Commission seeks artists for Utility Box Beautification project

Cd'A Arts Commission seeks artists for Utility Box Beautification project

The City of Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Utility Box Beautification project. The Art's Commission said these utility boxes, which keep lights flashing and communications running, are undiscovered canvases for artists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and other individuals with the imagination to cover them with their artwork.

 

Box locations have been designated to be enhanced in Coeur d'Alene using an artist's design to be printed on vinyl, and wrapped around the boxes. The design must integrate all sides of the box to capture the interest of those that drive and walk by them.

 

The Cd'A Arts Commission stated that public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates an enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly is accessible to everyone.

 

The Community Library Network in North Idaho helps teens get connected during Teen Tech Week 2015

The Community Library Network in North Idaho helps teens get connected during Teen Tech Week 2015

 

 

North Idaho teens will be tuning in at the library as the Community Library Network celebrates Teen Tech Week. This year, programming extends beyond one week, and will be celebrated from March 10th to the 21st. Thousands of libraries and schools across the country will also participate in this year's theme, "Libraries are for making", to encourage teen to explore, create, and share content beyond the classroom.

 

Tech week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Associates (YALSA) aimed at teen, their parents, and educators, The purpose of the initiative is to help teen to be competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

 

"Getting teens into libraries is essential," said Youth Services Specialist, Denise Neujahr. "Offering gaming, free music, access to computers, and online homework help is important. We want teens to know that we are happy to help them discover what we offer and how to use these resources. We promote creativity using technology, and can provide teens with materials that they may not normally get a chance to use.”