What’s in the March 2019 School Levy? On March 12, 2019, Bonner County residents will vote on a school levy that comprises 30 percent of Lake Pend Oreille School District’s (LPOSD) annual budget for the next two years. This is a replacement levy (not supplemental) replacing the expiring levy from two years ago. The requested

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Amy graduated from WTAMU with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She enjoyed serving as Executive Co-Director of The Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo, Texas for many years before moving to Denver, Colorado. As a certified personal trainer, she began her own business in the mile-high city and worked with a diverse range of

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Caleb Bowman was born and raised in Sandpoint and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. A proud product of the Lake Pend Oreille School District, Caleb graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1998 where he was a multi-sport athlete and member of the 1997 State Champion Football Team. He earned a football scholarship

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Christian Groenke has a long tradition of providing leadership for diverse entrepreneurial ventures. After a brief employment in his family’s business at Deutsche Interhotel GmbH and TRIGON Immobilien Holding GmbH, Groenke started his own company as a franchisee of Burger King restaurants in Germany. As the business grew, he diversified his investments and became a

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Toby McLaughlin, attorney at law, has been practicing law for more than 14 years, first in Spokane, Washington, at the firm of Witherspoon Kelly, then, beginning in 2006, as a founding member of his own firm, Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson, Chtd.  Toby heads the litigation practice of his firm, with an emphasis on real estate

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Stefanie Nostdahl has been the co-owner of Pend Oreille Insurance since 2009, but has been in the insurance industry since she was 15 years old. She obtained her knowledge of the industry by working in her father’s insurance agency in Aspen, Colorado where she was born and raised until moving to Sandpoint in 1998 with

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Erin Roos was raised in Sandpoint and has greatly benefited from her public education and the strong community support. After attending LPOSD schools K-12 and graduating from SHS in 1993, she accepted a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan. Erin graduated from UM in 1998 with a BS in Exercise Science. She

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Debra Heise has been a magistrate judge in Bonner County, Idaho for over 20 years. She previously worked as an attorney in private practice in Caldwell, Idaho and as attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as vice-president of the Idaho Magistrate Judges Association and is a member of the Advisory

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Ross Longhini is an experienced medical device executive with a track record of growing businesses, identifying unique market opportunities and building strong relationships. His career began at 3M Dental Products after he graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1983 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He served in several executive roles including Executive Vice President,

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Kelly Prior joined Litehouse in 2002 as Controller, was appointed to CFO in 2005 and added Executive Vice President to his responsibilities in 2010.  In 2019, he stepped into the role as President of the company. Kelly graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business Administration and immediately obtained his license as a

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