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Remembering Jonny On His Birthday

Elizabeth Yalian provided the photo of her son, Jonathan, in his Rathdrum Police Department uniform (above) and as a toddler (below).

Jonathan Franco, the Rathdrum police officer killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this fall, would have been 28 today. In memory of Jonny, HucksOnline is please to run an essay about him by his mother, Elizabeth Yalian. Who notes in the essay that Jonny loved guns and included a note he wrote as a young boy when he got his first gun: “The best thing I ever (heard) was the day Mom said I could have a B.B. gun.  I thaohgt I would faint when Mom said yes but I had to get this awfull haircut but I didn’t care. Mom had already gotton me B.B.s and later got me some pellets.  We went in to Shopco and thier it was the most buitiful thing I ever saw. After school I couldn’t wait to go shooting I was very angcious to knock some cans of the hey stak.  A few weeks later I got a scope and after Christmas I got a case for it.” You can read Elizabeth Yalian's entire essay here.

Question: Elizabeth Yalian has asked people who knew Jonny to drop her a note re: how he blessed their lives.

UI Mourns Loss Of Lake City Student

Members of the Kappa Delta sorority gather in the Idaho Commons as they host a fundraiser and pay respect to sorority sisters Andree' Maxwell and Michelle Bonasera. Bonasera, who died after her car drifted off the road and rolled Sunday, was a student at the University of Idaho. Maxwell is still in recovery and donations are being accepted at this time. Idaho Argonaut story here. (UI Argonaut photo: Steven Devine)

Lake City Woman Killed Near Moscow

A Coeur d'Alene woman is dead after rolling her truck off an Idaho Highway. The crash happened just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Highway 95 about six miles north of Moscow.  Idaho State Troopers say Michelle Bonasera, 19, drifted off the road, went over the embankment and rolled. Her passenger Andree Maxwell, 20, from Boise, was ejected from the truck.  Troopers say Maxwell was not wearing a seatbelt but Bonasera had one on/KREM. More here. Complete ISP report below.

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