President’s Day holiday closures

Harrison City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of President’s Day. All city employees will have the day off–unless it snows. Public Works staff will plow and sand city streets if needed.

School will be out, too, as students, teachers and staff of Kootenai School District 274 also observe the federal holiday.

As for The Current, the editor’s birthday falls that weekend and she plans to take the day off. You’re only this old once!

Harrison Trading Co. to be closed New Year’s Day

Harrison Trading Co. will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, according to owner Tina Smythe. The store will be open Dec. 31 during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The bakery will operate throughout the weekend and Monday. However, quantities of fresh-baked goods may be lower than normal on Sunday and Monday. Anyone requesting a special order during this period should call the store a day ahead at (208) 689-3211.

Harrison to get ready for Christmas Sunday, Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 2, is the day Harrison will deck the halls–and the park.

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. at the Harrison Grange Hall with the grange’s annual winter bazaar. In addition to gift booths, soup and dessert will be available for $5. The bazaar will run until 2 p.m.

Everyone is invited to help Teri and Rusty Riberich Light Up the Town, from noon to 4 p.m. at the city park.  The park and the big blue spruce will be strung with holiday lights. There will be hot beverages, a warm fire and holiday music. Be sure to stroll by the Grant Building to admire the big Christmas tree in the window.

City hall to close Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day

Harrison City Hall will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the legal holiday of Veterans Day. City Hall will be open for business during normal hours for the remainder of the week.

The actual date of Veterans Day is Nov. 11, in observance of the signing of the Armistice in 1918 that ended World War I. After World War II, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor the veterans of all wars. My father, who was born in 1909 and remembered the end of World War I, always referred to this day as Armistice Day.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
–By John McCrae, 1915

–Maxine Sullivan