A Better Day
SHAWN GUST/Press Annette Brennan, science teacher at Lakes Magnet School, hugs a tape dispenser Tuesday while sorting through a box of school supplies valued at $1,000 as part of a donation made by Office Max. Nationwide, some 1,100 stores participate in the event A Day Made Better as a way to relieve the amount of out-of-pocket dollars that many teachers spend on their classrooms. Brennan was nominated by school principal Jeff Bengston.
PFHS Spirit Decorations
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Mila Benson, center, Kenzie Springs, left, and Nicole Reed look at the progress of their junior classmates as they decorate a hallway at Post Falls High School for spirit week Monday.
Mystic Yard Sale
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Matthew Cordell gives his "potion and motion" bottles a shake to attract customers to his "mystic yard sale" Tuesday in front of his Coeur d'Alene home on Third Street in midtown. Cordell creates the bottles that have an effect similar to a lava lamp. He also crafts walking sticks, marionette dolls and shoes in his free time.
PF Oktoberfest 01
SHAWN GUST/Press Sam Clevenger, a community volunteer, mans the grill while cooking bratwurst Friday during the Post Falls Historical Society's Oktoberfest at Q'emiln Park.
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SHAWN GUST/Press Marc Postlewait performs on the accordion during Post Falls Oktoberfest.
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SHAWN GUST/Press Peter Paring, of Clark Fork, interacts with his 6-month-old great grandson Leif during Oktoberfest.
Prairie Farm 01
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Visitors to the Prairie Home Farm feed the animals Wednesday during the opening day for the fall attraction in Coeur d'Alene.
Prairie Farm 02
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Lucia Barton, 3, peeks over a gate with the assistance of her mother Wednesday to get a better view of the geese at Prairie Home Farm.
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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Megan Donnelly, 4, and her brother Braden, 2, walk through the pumpkin patch while on an outing with their grandparents Wednesday at Prairie Home Farm.
SHAWN GUST/Press With a smile, Kyle Kazmierski, an eight grade student at Lakes Magnet School, casts his line into Fernan Lake Thursday during an outdoor sports magnet class fishing trip.
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press After prodding from his coworkers at Parker Toyota, Chris Baker sits atop a 9-1/2-tall fiberglass dog sculpted to the likeness one of the car dealership's mascots "Lucky" which was delivered Wednesday from Wisconsin.
SHAWN GUST/Press Emily Hill, a nursing student at North Idaho College, talks with Jane Oates, assistant secretary of labor for employment and training, about technology used in the curriculum Thursday during a tour of the college. NIC has received nearly $3.5 million in grant money from the Trade Adjustment Assistant Community College and Career Training Grant to be used in its technology and health programs.
SHAWN GUST/Press Jeremiah Cooper, a Project SEARCH student, places a label inside a dictionary Wednesday at the Coeur d'Alene School District office. The Coeur d'Alene Elks Lodge 1254 provides third grade students district wide with a dictionary each year. The nearly 1,800 reference books were funded through grants, member donations and fundraising dollars totaling $3,000.
Eagle Scout Flagpole Project
JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Travis McDowell, 14, salutes the flag after raising it for the first time Wednesday on the newly installed flag pole McDowell installed in front of the St. Thomas Center in Coeur d'Alene. McDowell, a scout with Troop 228, began the endeavor in March as his Eagle Scout project which he completed in mid-September.
SHAWN GUST/Press Sam Balas, a junior at Lake City High School, waves to the crowd as the varsity football team cheers to on lookers Friday during the school's homecoming parade on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene.