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In brief: NIC raffle tickets on sale for $100

Sun., Dec. 26, 2010

COEUR D’ALENE – Tickets for the North Idaho College Foundation’s 18th annual Really BIG Raffle are now on sale.

Prizes include the $250,000 home; a car valued at $20,000; a $10,000 boat; a $3,500 vacation package; and a $2,000 shopping spree.

The grand-prize house is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with features including granite kitchen counters, an open kitchen, vaulted living room, an exercise room, eco-friendly flooring, tiled baths and a jetted master tub. The 2,300-square-foot home is currently under construction at 6619 Madellaine Drive in Greenstone’s Coeur d’Alene Place neighborhood.

The house is being built by NIC students enrolled in both the 10-month carpentry program and the two-year carpentry management program.

Only 5,000 tickets will be sold before the drawing on July 13. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Tickets are $100 each.

The fundraiser is NIC’s largest of the year. Proceeds support NIC’s needs ranging from technology and equipment in the classrooms and laboratories to enhanced support for programs and students. All proceeds from the raffle stay at North Idaho College.

To purchase tickets and for more information call (208) 769-3271 or visit

The event is sponsored by Greenstone Homes.

Residents finish officer training

COEUR D’ALENE – Local residents, including five from area law enforcement agencies, recently completed the Peace Officers Standards Training Academy at North Idaho College.

Twelve students had the opportunity to attend the academy, paying their own way, although they weren’t yet working in law enforcement; the result of an initiative approved by the POST Council in March. The course also included two female students for the first time since the program began at NIC in April 2009.

Graduates of the class who earned individual awards for their training include Jason Clifford, of Coeur d’Alene, who received the Top Overall Student Award and the Outstanding Academics Award; Patrick Cwik, of Spokane, was given the top award for physical fitness and the Outstanding Professional Award; Justin Arts, of Hayden, was awarded Top Gun; and Amy Davis, of Post Falls, received Most Improved Award for physical fitness.


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