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Deary, Idaho is the product of the Potlatch Lumber Company, just like Elk River, Bovill and Potlatch.  But unlike other company towns along the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company, Deary was carved out of the timber by homesteaders and farmers.  The town lies at the head of the Big Bear and Texas Ridges at the edge of the great white pine forest.  It was to these areas that homesteaders came in the 1880's and '90's.  They were mostly Scandinavians who had tried the upper Midwest first.  To these people a good farm had timber on it, and by the late nineteenth century in the Midwest, land parcels were small and the forests were dwindling.

The town of Deary was born on September 24, 1907.  That was the first sale day of town lots by the Deary Townsite Company, managed by F. C. McGowan and H. P. Henry.  Unlike the town of Potlatch where every interest and life itself was run by the lumber company, the announced policy of Potlatch Lumber Company was to log around Deary and then sell the cleared lands.  McGowan and Henry were former employees of Potlatch until 1907, who had been educated in the East, risen through the company ranks, and installed as managers of the Townsite Company to oversee Potlatch interests.  Two homes which still stand were built for their occupation by Potlatch

Deary continued to grow as Potlatch Lumber Company expanded its operations.  The Deary Lumber Company was established in 1909 to independently mill lumber, the Deary Clay Products Company turned out bricks first used in building the First State Bank at Bovill, and the Farmer's Union built warehouses to make Deary a grain shipping point.  Through it all, Anton Lee, who opened his studio July 16, 1909, photographed people, places, and events for postcards and portraits--making a valuable historical record of the region.

Deary is located at the junction of Highways 8 and 3. Agriculture and timber have been the mainstays for the community since its inception. The mountain north of town that rises a thousand feet above its surroundings, is known at Potato Hill (elev. 4,017). It is a volcanic vent of undetermined age. Early residents called it Spud Hill, but the Enterprise always referred to it as Mount Deary. Two forested reservoirs are nearby and offer camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Photo credit: Paul J. McClellan. Portions of this text excerpted from http://www.northcentralidaho.info and http://users.moscow.com/lchs/history.html



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3/1/2014 -  Moscow Mardi Gras 2014
Moscow
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Daytime Mardi Gras features the Moscow Mardi Gras Parade (11 a.m.) and Kid's Mardi Gras (10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in downtown Moscow. Moscow Mardi Gras, Inc. is a non-profit organization which raises money for local children’s organizations and distributes the funds via grants by providing day-long festivities annually on the first Saturday in March and culminating with a festive musical experience in downtown Moscow, Idaho. This year's bands are Sweatshop Union, Soul Siren, McTuff, Bare Wires and the Fabulous Kingpins starting at 9 p.m. Down North and Simba and the Exceptional Africans will be playing all-ages shows starting at 8 p.m. Like us on Facebook or see the webpage for details and locations.

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6/24/2014 - 8/31/2014 -  Local Host Families Needed For Exchange Students
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Please publicize our PSA. Best Regards, Cindy Keeney ASSE Western Regional Office 1-800-733-2773 ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and would like to come to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students are conversant in English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. Those persons interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com. There are many students to choose from, so call and begin the process of selecting your new son or daughter today! ​

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8/7/2014 -  BUGSY MALONE JR.
Clarkston
Bugsy Malone Jr. Directed By: Mel Syverson Performing August 7th – 17th, 2014 Rated G Bugsy Malone, Jr. takes place in 1929, prohibition-era New York City and is a tongue-in-cheek take on gangster movies of that time period. Fat Sam, owner of Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy, is under attack from his rival, Dandy Dan. Dandy Dan has in his possession the newest, most advanced weapon: the splurge gun. Having only the archaic cream pie as a weapon, Fat Sam realizes that he is in big trouble and turns to the only guy with ‘brains’ that he knows: Bugsy Malone. Bugsy is a smooth-talking, penniless boxing promoter with a heart of gold, and he agrees to try to help Fat Sam but has another reason to agrees: Blousey Brown, an aspiring actress. Will Bugsy and Fat Sam defeat Dandy Dan and his new gun? Based on the film of the same name, this wild and wacky musical includes plenty of madcap adventure, with a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie! This is show is certain to be fun for the whole family!

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8/7/2014 -  BUGSY MALONE JR.
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Bugsy Malone Jr. Directed By: Mel Syverson Performing August 7th – 17th, 2014 Rated G Bugsy Malone, Jr. takes place in 1929, prohibition-era New York City and is a tongue-in-cheek take on gangster movies of that time period. Fat Sam, owner of Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy, is under attack from his rival, Dandy Dan. Dandy Dan has in his possession the newest, most advanced weapon: the splurge gun. Having only the archaic cream pie as a weapon, Fat Sam realizes that he is in big trouble and turns to the only guy with ‘brains’ that he knows: Bugsy Malone. Bugsy is a smooth-talking, penniless boxing promoter with a heart of gold, and he agrees to try to help Fat Sam but has another reason to agrees: Blousey Brown, an aspiring actress. Will Bugsy and Fat Sam defeat Dandy Dan and his new gun? Based on the film of the same name, this wild and wacky musical includes plenty of madcap adventure, with a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie! This is show is certain to be fun for the whole family!

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8/7/2014 -  BUGSY MALONE JR.
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Bugsy Malone Jr. Directed By: Mel Syverson Performing August 7th – 17th, 2014 Rated G Bugsy Malone, Jr. takes place in 1929, prohibition-era New York City and is a tongue-in-cheek take on gangster movies of that time period. Fat Sam, owner of Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy, is under attack from his rival, Dandy Dan. Dandy Dan has in his possession the newest, most advanced weapon: the splurge gun. Having only the archaic cream pie as a weapon, Fat Sam realizes that he is in big trouble and turns to the only guy with ‘brains’ that he knows: Bugsy Malone. Bugsy is a smooth-talking, penniless boxing promoter with a heart of gold, and he agrees to try to help Fat Sam but has another reason to agrees: Blousey Brown, an aspiring actress. Will Bugsy and Fat Sam defeat Dandy Dan and his new gun? Based on the film of the same name, this wild and wacky musical includes plenty of madcap adventure, with a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie! This is show is certain to be fun for the whole family!

Related Website:  http://LCTHEATRE.ORG
8/7/2014 -  BUGSY MALONE JR.
Moscow
Bugsy Malone Jr. Directed By: Mel Syverson Performing August 7th – 17th, 2014 Rated G Bugsy Malone, Jr. takes place in 1929, prohibition-era New York City and is a tongue-in-cheek take on gangster movies of that time period. Fat Sam, owner of Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy, is under attack from his rival, Dandy Dan. Dandy Dan has in his possession the newest, most advanced weapon: the splurge gun. Having only the archaic cream pie as a weapon, Fat Sam realizes that he is in big trouble and turns to the only guy with ‘brains’ that he knows: Bugsy Malone. Bugsy is a smooth-talking, penniless boxing promoter with a heart of gold, and he agrees to try to help Fat Sam but has another reason to agrees: Blousey Brown, an aspiring actress. Will Bugsy and Fat Sam defeat Dandy Dan and his new gun? Based on the film of the same name, this wild and wacky musical includes plenty of madcap adventure, with a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie! This is show is certain to be fun for the whole family!

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