Congratulations to Heidi Martin, Class 28, who became mother to Greyson, who was born on May 29th. Mom and Greyson have already been camping, Greyson is in for an adventurous life.
Recently, at a McCain Foods Customer Appreciation event special recognition was given to Jerry Swisher, Class 10, and Marc Howard, Class 11, on their recent retirements. However, both men have stepped back into the saddle to help with seasonal activities due to employment challenges by the company.
Jim Church, Class 5, is serving as the North Idaho Extension Director. Jim is responsible for the nine northern Idaho counties in addition to his work in Idaho County as an Extension Educator.
Speaking of Extension, we have learned Nic Usabel, Class 42, has relocated from Idaho Extension in Canyon County to Montana Extension.
Carly Schoepflin, Class 34, coordinated an excellent Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new CAFÉ project north of Rupert. Over 150 were in attendance. Duane Grant, Class 2, and Taylor Grant, Class 35, took extra time and effort to build a good road to the location for the event held on June 28. Pictures of the groundbreaking are posted on the LIA Facebook page. Many LIA alumni were present, and we did not capture a picture of everyone, but you will see many familiar faces.
We are receiving good reports from Lynn Bachman, Class 31, on his daughter Elsie. Elsie’s goal was to be back on a horse by July 1 and she accomplished that goal. Also, great reports from Erik Olson, Class 38, on his son, Dylan, and his progress from the car accident. Thanks to everyone who have supported these two families with your prayers and words of encouragement.
Many Idaho Power Customers received in their monthly billing June Connections. The page featured our very own Don Morishita, Class 11, and his wife Betsy. Don has retired from the U of I as an Extension Weed Specialist located in Kimberly.
Rick and Dorita Waitley made a whirlwind LIA Recruitment Tour throughout North Idaho to hopefully elevate the need for more applications from Idaho’s panhandle. A total of 80 applications were placed in the hands of alumni. Thanks to the following alumni who joined us for events along the way:
Linda Rider, Trustee, Class 22
Karleen Meyer, Affiliate Member
Jenny Ford, Class 39
Jeremy Falk, Class 36
Treg Owings, Trustee, Class 35
Alan Martinson, Class 27
Carly Schoepflin, Class 34
Caroline Troy, Class 15
Jim Miller, Trustee, Class 29
Jeff Kaufman, Class 42
Lee Holtom, Class 40
Eric Odberg, Class 11
Eric Gjevre, Class 26
Jared Everson, Class 39
Joel Wasem, Class 38
Sympathy is extended to Duane Grant, Class 2, on the passing of his father. Also, to Taylor, Class 35, and Lynae, Class 36, Grant and to Ryan, Class 33, and Malia, Class 36, Miller and Kenyon, Class 33, Miller’s grandfather. Douglas Grant was 92 years old.
Sympathy is extended to Kyra Povirk, Class 35, on the recent passing of her mother. Kyra works for BLM out of the Challis Field office.
Craig Quarterman, Class 38, has agreed to coordinate the LIA Congressional Aides Fact Finding Tour scheduled for August 8-12 in the Treasure Valley. Craig works for Congressman Mike Simpson.
Thanks to all who participated in the 5th Annual LIA Golf Scramble! The tournament took place on Friday, June 10 at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls. Not only did we have a ton of fun in support of the LIA Foundation, but some great team golf was played! The following teams placed:
T1) Scott Bedke for Lt. Governor
T1) J.R. Simplot Company
Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual LIA Golf Scramble Friday, June 9, 2023!
The LIA Directory update information has been mailed to all alumni. We encourage you to complete the information with current facts and information about your life and return it to our office ASAP.
Dues for 2022-2023 will be in the mail to all Alumni in the very near future. Watch your mail and continue your support of LIA. We look forward to maintaining your name on the roster.