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Party makes trip in 'unique' fashion

The people, history and places of western Bonner County.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Bonner County History - Jan. 12, 2021

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Amazing bananas star in delectable main dishes, desserts

Over the years, travel has treated her to more than history, Country Chef Valle Novak writes. Among the benefits, she shares it has it opened her eyes to ama...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Bonner County History - Jan. 10, 2021

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
The Gospel versus man-made religion

In man-made religion, man holds himself to his own standards. But simply exerting willpower to achieve moral goals leads to self-righteousness. And when we fall short of our standards we become insecure.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Bonner County History - Jan. 7, 2021

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Thoughts on weddings, Jesus, and filling life to the brim

“Dreary beauty” or “bleak beauty,” take your pick. That's the way it looks outside right now. Mid-winter in North Idaho. Doesn't seem much like party weather, but parties are on my mind. Especially the wedding kind.

Updated 2 weeks ago
A look at spina bifida

“We were told he would never walk; he would never go to a ‘real’ school; he wouldn’t be a normal kid.” These are the words a woman named Erin wrote on the Ce...

Updated 2 weeks ago
It’s a new year; now it’s time for a new you

Remember that Zoom call a few short weeks with your friends? Yeah, you remember the night.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Bonner County History - Jan. 5, 2021

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Memories over the years make aloneness easier

I believe it’s true that the first few years of one’s life set the pattern for the decades to come.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Bonner County History - Jan. 3, 2021

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Red isn't always the red I see

It is not that I am colorblind; I just am color indifferent. Red and blue and yellow are all the same to me.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bonner County History - Dec. 31, 2020

Bonner County Historical Society and Museum shares interesting stories of the community's people, places and events.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Dear 2020, you won't be missed

I don't suppose you had any idea what you were springing on us — or did you? Do you plan ahead — or just let the days fall where they land? We had such a clever wordplay going with the “2020 vision” thing. You we...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Turn New Year’s resolutions into habits

Happy New Year! In the next few days, about half of us will make New Year’s resolutions, but only ten percent of us will actually keep them until Valentine’s...