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Winners of the 2015 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library include: Front row, left to right, Hannah Stowe, Emma Hersey, Lucy Schenkenberger, Jessalyn Adams, Jordan Privett, Joshua Bobbit, Jeffrey Olmo, and Katerina Nixon. Second row, Toby Tabladillo, Hope Nettleton, Emberlyn Reynolds, Emma Hoit, Jessica Gates, Lilyan Jo Feeback, Kateri Klaske, Mikaela Funderberg, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, and Jackson Graham. Third row Marge Huntington, Nicole Luttman, and Rebecca Crouse. Not pictured are Makani Tran, Jenna Gardiner, Kate Toews, Bendi Schrambach, and Brenda Bergelin.

Winners in the 27th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 16, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends along with the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club provide financial support for the cash prizes provided to the winners along with their certificates.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2015 and their entries included:
►Nonfiction 6-8: First, Hannah Stowe, Coeur d'Alene, “Our Dogs;” Second, Emma Hersey, Coeur d'Alene, “The Farm;”  Third, Makani Tran, Hayden, “Bolivia and the United States of America.”
Nonfiction 9-11: First (tie),  Katerina Nixon, Spokane, “Family Recipes;” First (tie), Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “Incredible Endurance; ” Second, Emma Hoit, Hayden, “The Story of Andy; ” Third, Joshua Bobbit, Hayden, “The Mystery of the Lost Shepherd.”
Nonfiction 12-14: First, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “The General Arnold;” Second, Jenna Gardiner, Post Falls, “Treaty Rock: Where Two Cultures Came Together;” Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d'Alene, “Stand for God and the Eagle!”
Nonfiction 15-18: First, Kateri Klaske, Harrison, “Capsized on Kilbuck Creek;” Second    , Lilyan Jo Feeback, Libby, Mont., “Saved By the Pie; ” Third, KateToews, Coeur d'Alene, “Trapped.”
Nonfiction 19-Plus: First, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “This is How You Get Run Over By a Car;” Second, Bendi Schrambach, Hayden, “The Other Woman;” Third, Marge    Huntington, Spokane Valley, “Keeping Secrets.”
Fiction 6-8: First, Jordan Privett, Coeur d'Alene, “The  Perfect Horse;” Second, Jessalynn Adams, Coeur d'Alene, “Diary of a Tomato;” Third, Lucy Schenkenberger, Rathdrum, “Making Friends with Monsters.”
Fiction 9-11: First, Emberlyn Reynolds, Coeur d'Alene, “My Life as a Leaf;” Second, Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “The Peril of Pearl Harbor;” Third, Hope Nettleton, Athol, “No Place Like My Own Castle.”
Fiction 12-14: First, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Love Conquers All;” Second, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “Infiltration;” Third, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “The Lightning Stallion.”
Fiction 15-18: First, Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Honor Before Prejudice;” Second, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, Spokane, “One Hour;” Third, Mikaela Funderburg, Coeur d'Alene, “An Afternoon with Hitler.”
Fiction 19-Plus: First, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “One Lady's Camellia;” Second (tie)    , Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “A Feast of Bad JuJu;” Second (tie), Nicole Luttman, Post Falls, “The Christening of Soggy Perkins:” Third, Brett McHaffie, Liberty Lake, “The Decision.”

The role of the missions in Idaho history will be the next subject to be covered in the series of lectures marking the 125th anniversary of Idaho Statehood.
“Idaho 125: Wilderness to Statehood,” is being presented by regional historian Robert Singletary, Director of the Programs and Marketing for the Museum of North Idaho. The next scheduled program Thursday, May 28. All programs in the 10-part series will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library, 702 E. Front Ave.
Subsequent programs will be “Trails and Roads,” June 25; “Gold and Silver,” July 23; “Indian Wars,” Aug. 27; “Railroads,” Sept. 24; “Settlements and Towns,” Oct. 22; and “Statehood,” Nov. 12.
The program is presented in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., open now through Oct. 31.
The series is also supported by the Friends of the Library.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

Water – it’s one of Idaho’s most valuable resources and one of its biggest political issues.
The role of Idaho waterways, with a special focus on dams, is the theme for Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will host two related presentations sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society with additional support from the Friends of the Library.
On Friday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., Michelle Hannum, of Plateau Archaeological Investigations will present, “Lake Coeur d’Alene Maritime Heritage.”
The lake, at one time occupied by more steamboats than any body of water west of the Mississippi, has a rich maritime history entwined with the military, mining, logging, and recreation history of the area. 
“By some accounts there are 200 wrecks lying at the bottom of Lake Coeur d’Alene, 17 of which have known structural remains,” Hannum said “Using archives and the local diving community come and explore what Lake Coeur d’Alene has hidden in its depths.”
Born and raised in New England, Hannum spent most of her formative years poking about shipwrecks and exploring naval forts and maritime museums along the Maine and New Hampshire coast.
She received her Bachelors at University of Maine in Anthropology/Archaeology, concentrating on historic archaeology.  She received her Masters Degree in Maritime Studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and her thesis, titled “The Effects of Cultural and Natural Transformations: A Foundation for Future Monitoring of the Salamander Point Wreck Site, New Castle, New Hampshire,” focused on cultural and natural processes affecting an 18th century submerged vessel off the New Hampshire coast. Her research interests include natural and cultural processes on submerged sites, prehistoric and historic trade and access routes, as well as historic archaeology.
On Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Lee Sappington, University of Idaho, will lecture on “A Prehistory of the Clearwater River Region.”
The Clearwater River drainage in north central Idaho corresponds to the heart of Nez Perce Country. Archaeological investigations since the early 1960s have led to a series of excavations that have enabled archaeologists to outline the cultural history of the region.  The most recent investigations were conducted in 2010-2012 at the confluence of Kelly Creek and the North Fork of the Clearwater River.
A series of 26 radiocarbon dates document recurring occupations here with features and artifacts indicating numerous activities including fishing, hunting, and animal processing.  Protein residue analysis has identified bison, sheep, rabbit, human, and other occupants and stone items  from sources in Idaho, and Oregon, and Montana.  Kelly Forks represents a significant setting in the northern Rockies that was used intermittently for more than 12,000 years.
Sappington is an associate professor in UofI’s Department of Sociology & Anthropology. He received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, his master’s from UofI, and his doctorate from Washington State University. He has worked at the university since 1975.
Other area activities for the month include a tour of the Post Falls Dam, May 21, 1-4 p.m., to be hosted by the Avista Corp. and on May 30, 11 a.m., a Preservation Awards Ceremony, “2015 Orchids and Onions,” at the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 Euclid Ave.
Copies of the schedule of events for the whole state for May are available at the library.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.