Historic school a treat to tour

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Twice a year, in May and September, the Pleasantview Community Association holds a public breakfast at the historic Pleasantview School to help fund restoration projects. The school, opened in 1910, is a registered historical site in Idaho as well as on the National Historical Registry.

As always, the Cowboy Breakfast at the old Pleasantview School attracts interesting people with wonderful stories. In addition to the homemade biscuits and jams, tours of the building are one of the fun things about the breakfast, too. There’s a bell tower with a bell for the ringing, an antique wood stove and many artifacts from the days the building welcomed school children to class.

There’s a framed and yellowed calligraphy on the wall of the school, titled "Honor Roll." It appears to be an enlistment registry, likely of one-time Pleasantview School students during World War 1, in 1917 and 1918. There are young men from the same families on the list, brothers or cousins perhaps.

The names on the Honor Roll are Leroy Crouch, Arthur Chandlier, Sydney Oakland, James Goumas, Pate Hampton, Lawrence Hartleroad, John Ivanoff, Andrew Stayanoff, George Peters, James Peters, Everett Dodge, George Dodge, John Ware, Sanford Ware, Bert Ware, John Hearing, Elvin Hearing, Amos Smith and Ray Smith.

Experiencing the Cowboy Breakfast, held Saturday from 8-11 a.m., and the historic school is a wonderful outing for families and anyone interested in the local history of Post Falls.

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The Harald Haarfager Lodge of the Sons of Norway will celebrate syttende mai, Norwegian Constitution Day, with a flag-raising and potluck at Falls Park in Post Falls today beginning at 11 a.m. The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in 1814. The local Sons of Norway have held the anniversary flag raising in Post Falls since 2001. Info: soncda11@gmail.com

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Look twice, save a life! When the clouds finally clear, there are motorcycles and bicycles on the roadways so remember to take a second look when driving.

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Things to Do highlights:

Thursday: Safe Passage Stop Violence Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Inn. Info: 208-664-9303.

Kootenai County Young Professionals Volunteer Fair featuring local non-profits with volunteer opportunities, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Human Rights Education Institute.

Friday: Bowls for Scholarships, Rathdrum Lions Club, 5-7 p.m. at the Lions Club House Highway 53 and Meyer Road. Spaghetti feed and you keep the pasta bowl.

Christian Youth Theater opening night of Snow White and the Prince at the Kroc Center, 7 p.m. Info: www.cytni.org

Q-Prom 2017 at Lake City Center, 7-10 p.m., info at www.nipridealliance.com.

Saturday: Historic Pleasantview School Annual Cowboy Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., 18724 W. Riverview Drive, Post Falls. Call: 777-8288

Day for Kids with Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County at McEuen Park, noon to 4 p.m. Bring the family.

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Welcome to the newest member of the Main Street Birthday Club, Miss Natalie Florence Kay Fritz, who arrived just after noon at Kootenai Health on May 16, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Her parents are Samantha and Sean Fritz. Over-the-moon grandparents are Randy and Sue Fritz, Tom and Katie Hamilton and great-grands Frank and Margie Hamilton. The grapevine declares the proudest and most excited aunties in the world are Elizabeth and Grace Hamilton.

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Happy Birthday today to Jared Janke, Brad Finney, Shawntel Shofner, Brad Enders and Christine Brannon.

The same Thursday to Vicki Isakson, Jeanne Helstrom (70!), Amy Corbett, Larry Carstensen (75!), Tom Ball, Corky Chadderdon, Richard Alderman, Shaun Johnson and Tina Haskin.

Putting on their party hats on Friday are Laura Stensgar, Tom Lien, Alison McArthur, Vera Brown, Julie Kohut, Jessica Smalley, Tammy Rupinski and Rick Nowoj (60!).

On Saturday Jeannie Steele, Heather Hart (40!), Barry White, John Goedde, Shawn Nash, Tina Smith, Jana Hull and Lindsay Herbert blow out the candles.

Jessica Bauman, Ruth Fullwiler, Jessica Capaul, Dick Epstein, KV Nelson, Pam Freeman and Carter Hamby celebrate the day of their birth on Sunday.

Kalil Barkie, Michelle Fehling Purcell, Fred Glisson, Ken Keast, Tasha Seath and Jonathan Larson celebrate on Monday.

May 23 is the date of their birth for Marlo Faulkner, Denise Durflinger, Margie McGaughey, Theresa Williams, Tom Morgan, Susan Ballinger, Joel Riner, April Needham, Steve Vick and Elaine Pandolfi.

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Kerri Rankin Thoreson is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the former publisher of the Post Falls Tribune. Main Street appears every Wednesday in The Press and Kerri can be contacted on Facebook or via email mainstreet@cdapress.com. Follow her on Twitter @kerrithoreson.

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