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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

“I’ve lost my childhood home,” said Plummer, Idaho, resident Mariane Nomee, as she retrieved a brick from the burned rubble of the former Mary Immaculate School in DeSmet on Thursday. Nomee lived most of her childhood at the boarding school. (Kathy Plonka)

"To me it wasn't haunted. It was my home." 

"I've lost my childhood home," said Plummer, Idaho, resident Mariane Nomee, as she retrieved a brick from the burned rubble of the former Mary Immaculate School in DeSmet on Thursday. In the late 1970s, after a stint at secretarial school and a time in Spokane,...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire.   (Courtesy Stewart / Courtesy of Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Tribe)

Human remains found in DeSmet fire

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire. Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s historic former...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

Fire Levels Historic Sisters Building 

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Sister’s Building was destroyed in an early morning fire in the early morning hours Thursday. The cause of the blaze is unknown and is currently under investigation by tribal police. At this point, authorities don’t think anyone was hurt or killed....

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INW: Historic Desmet Building Burns

The Sisters of Charity of Providence School, which burned to the ground this morning, looked like this in about 1915 -- from DeSmet photo postcard, circa 1915. See story below. (SR photo archives, first published in 1974) Historic school building burns in Desmet/Spokesman-Review Officer in...

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Desmet's Old Sisters Building Burns 

A historic brick building once used as a boarding school on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation was destroyed by fire early today in DeSmet. The three-story building, was a total loss, said Bob Sobotta, superintendent of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School, which is adjacent to...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Former Fighting Creek "mayor" Ron Johnson stands outside the landmark two-hole outhouse at the Fightin' Creek Tavern Saturday, the last day of operation under current owner Janell Chmelar (cq).  The "mayors" were elected annually in a rowdy function where cheating was encouraged and votes were bought for a dollar.  Their duties included stocking the outhouse with toilet paper and shoveling snow around it.  The future of the local hangout and roadside bar is uncertain, but a final night of merriment was planned for Saturday evening.   Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review (Jesse Tinsley)

Crump: How Fighting Creek Was Named 

In the Twin Falls Times-News, columnist/opinionator Steve Crump claims you're not a real Idahoan unless you've been to 10 places he lists in today's column, including Fighting Creek and Desmet. Have you ever wondered how Fighting Creek got its name? Steve provides the answer: "In...

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MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

ISP: Vehicle Hits, Kills Desmet Man

A 22-year-old Tensed man was killed this morning as he was walking along Desmet Road at Ajot Road when he was struck by a vehicle at the crest of a hill. Patrick A. Gourneau was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by...

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