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Yearbook Photo Policy Upsets Senior

Katie Richardson (pictured) had plenty of ideas for her senior yearbook photo. Like posing with her guitar, the Lake City High School senior said, to leave her mark as an artist. “I love singing and I love music,” said Richardson, 16. “I just wanted to have fun photos.” But her yearbook photo will feature the same aspect of herself as every other senior: Her head and torso. That's not enough, Richardson argues. And some other students feel the same. According to the school's policy for senior yearbook photos, seniors must only provide vertical shots of the waist up, face to the front, with professional quality resolution, no soft focus, and no props, animals or other people/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)

Question: Do you agree with LCHS senior Katie Richardson that her school should allow leeway with senior photos?

PM: Running Along The Waterfront

Sue Hutter's daughter, Chloe, kept up her training for the Lake City High cross-country and track teams, even with snow on the ground this winter at City Park. Chloe, a LCHS sophomore, has been running since the first grade. As a freshman, she qualified for the state track meet in the 1600. You can see more photos of Chloe running along the waterfront & read about her training efforts at Sue's Wine Chocolate & Friendship blog (which now has a link in the right rail) here.

LCHS Softballers Perfect, Win State Title

Near perfection met perfection Saturday afternoon. Lake City sophomore pitcher Casey Stangel no-hit Timberline for 6 2/3 innings as the Timberwolves shut out the Wolves of Boise 2-0 in the State 5A softball tournament championship game that started at Post Falls and ended at Lake City. Stangel handcuffed Timberline, coming within an out of a no-hitter. But what was most important to her was the ending – LC finished the season 26-0. “It’s OK,” Stangel said. “I didn’t need a no-hitter. It’s a team win.” In the game for third place, Centennial handled Mountain View 9-4. In the game for fourth, Rocky Mountain outlasted Coeur d’Alene 5-3 in eight innings/Greg Lee, SR. More here.

Also: Timberlake girls capture state 3A track title/Jordan Rodriguez, special to the SR

Blast From Past — Out, Out, GOP

The Idaho Education Association is circulating a photo that shows supporters of Tom Luna/GOP candidates setting up signs and handing out hotdogs at Lake City High. The photo, I believe, was taken prior to the Timberwolves homecoming game in late October 2010. If so, here's another photo of that event that was published on Huckleberries Online the following Monday, Oct. 25, 2010: “Lake City High Principal Deanne Clifford tells Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador and others on the GOP bus tour, including 1st Lady Lori Otter and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde that they can't campaign on school grounds Friday evening before the football game with visiting Sandpoint.” 

Lee Analyzes Viks-Wolves Rematch

The outcome wasn’t surprising in the Coeur d’Alene/Lake City football game last week. What was eye opening was the fact that the Timberwolves had the lead late in the fourth quarter and almost pulled off the upset. A week later the teams meet in a State 5A playoff opener and the top-ranked Vikings (8-1) are again favored. But the Timberwolves (6-3), who qualified for the state playoffs for a 14th straight year, believe they can knock off their crosstown rival when the teams meet Friday at CdA. Kickoff is at 7. “We played really well last week, but they’re a very good football team,” LC coach Van Troxel said. “I still think, like I said at the start of the season, that three of the best five teams in the state are right here”/Greg Lee, SportsLink. More here. (SR file photo by Bruce Twitchell: Lake City’s Kaleb Mitchell knocks down a pass near the goal line intended for Post Falls’ Jordan Pastras.)

Question: Who will win this week, to move on in high school football playoffs?

GOP Bus Hits Bump At Lake City High

A Lake City High Principal Deanne Clifford tells Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador and others on the GOP bus tour, including 1st Lady Lori Otter and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde that they can't campaign on school grounds Friday evening before the football game with visiting Sandpoint. Earlier story here.

Bus Tour Comes To Unhappy End

  • Originally posted at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22

Seems the GOP Bus Tour had an unhappy ending as it swung into the Lake City High parking lot a few minutes ago for the final step of an all-day tour in North Idaho, prior to the football game between Sandpoint and the host Timberwolves. The governor, his First Lady, and other top elected officials had barely set foot on the ground when they were told by a school administrator in a pink, silk cap that they couldn’t campaign on school grounds. A Berry Picker assumed that the administrator didn’t know she was talking to the governor’s wife, Lori, Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, or Senate Education Chairman John Goedde. At her insistence, the GOP officials moved their campaign signs across the street from the north end of the football field parking lot and joined well wishers for hot dogs in the corner of the lot. (Photo: Lt. Gov. Brad Little holds a “remember to Vote” sign as he tours North Idaho aboard the GOP express Friday)

Question: Did the Lake City High administrator react correctly when the GOP bus tour pulled onto school grounds Friday evening?

Obama-Minnick Sign Joins Westboro

FishinJay: Driving by Lake City High School this morning I saw the Westboro crazies out there, and the counter protesters across the street. Then right next to the Westboro crowd was a man with the “Support Obama, Vote Minnick” sign. If the point of the Obama/Minnick sign is guilt by association, perhaps he should have taken a hard look at who he was standing next to first!

Question: Is the “Obama/Minnick” sign guy helping his cause by standing next to the Westboro Baptist Church crowd? Or is he being clever in trying to get his photo taken to besmirch Minnick?

Westboro Arrives On CdA Campuses

A crowd turned out in the early morning darkness in Coeur d’Alene today to counter the small group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church that plans a second day of denouncing gays, soldiers, Jews, the United States, and private and public colleges and schools. The eight members of the extremist group from Topeka, Kan., were out holding signs at the corner of Fourth and Dalton streets, next to Coeur d’Alene High School, by 6 a.m., while at least 50 counter-demonstrators met them with messages of their own. “I don’t like the way they treat veterans at the funerals,” said Greg Prado of Hayden, a Marine who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Prado attended with his son Cade, 6, and wife Amy/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.

  • Nic: And they’re at Lake City HS with counter-protests across the street (both to the north and to the east). Oddly, a local is on the Westboro side with the Support Obama/vote Minnick sing. And he’s next to the “God hates boobies/gay people/America” people so it looks like he’s one of them.

Question: Am I the only one who feels sorry for the kids that Fred Phelps & his horrible family have drawn into their web of hate?

P.S. Sky High For LCHS Homecoming

Photographer Rocky Castenada has posted this photo and a dozen others of the homecoming game between Lake City High and Wenatchee on his Facebook page here. I picked this one because it reminds me why I’m glad my kids never were cheerleaders. The girls are much too high. And the ground is much too hard. Football, baseball, for Junior, yes. Volleyball and drama, for Amy Dearest, yes. Cheerleading, no.

Question: Were you ever a cheerleader?

Patrons Oppose Baccalaureate Program

Nick Adams: The Maureen Dolan story in the Press about the opposition to the International Baccalaureate program in the CDA schools is pretty interesting reading. I’ll admit that I’m not familiar with the program and had no idea that some folks view it as an “indoctrination” program (evil UN ties). Is it not an elective/voluntary program? If so, I just don’t see the problem if some students want to take part in more globally-based curriculum—especially at the high school level. It also sounded like several of the folks there don’t actually have kids in the schools currently.

Question: Patrons voiced concern that the International Baccalaureate program is associated w/the United Nations and UNESCO and “indoctrination that promote anti-American principles and socialist theories, including global warming and redistribution of wealth and resources through community activism.” What do you make of those concerns?

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