Take a look back at 2018!

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2018 was another great year for the Shoshone News Press as we continued to publish our beloved print editions while also expanding our digital presence.

Here are a few of the stories that were featured in the Shoshone News Press and the dates that they were printed.

Please keep in mind that the dates are not the dates of the events themselves, but the date of the publication that they were in.

All of these articles can be found and read at Shoshonenewspress.com.

Here’s to a great 2019!


1-3. Silver Mountain celebrates 50 years.

1-13. Phillip Blundell named Deputy District Ranger for the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District.

1-17. Mullan shooter Kurt Morozko arrested after shooting his gun in residential Mullan.

1-20. Kellogg High School student Sylvia West awarded Horatio Alger National Scholarship.

1-31. Shoshone County Sheriffs investigate robbery at Dayrock Bar in Wallace.

1-31. EPA puts more emphasis on Bunker Hill Superfund site.


2-3. Idaho named as Nation’s fastest growing state.

2-10. House at 3 Bank Street in Wallace approved for demolition after heated deliberation from Wallace Planning and Zoning.

2-24. Mullan woman perishes in house fire,

2-24. Silver Mountain appeals assessed property value.

2-28. Smelterville man Michael Seymour dies after single-car crash on I-90.

2-28. Kellogg Middle School student arrested after threatening to shoot up the school.


3-3. William Dry arrested for Dayrock Bar robbery.

3-10. USW 5114 shoots down arbitration as strike nears 1 year anniversary.

3-10. A rock slide on Fourth of July Pass makes traveling over the hill near impossible.

3-17. Kidnapper Rodney Bradley leads ISP on wild high speed chase that ends nears Lookout Pass.

3-24. Idaho State Police seize over 500 pounds of marijuana during highway emphasis.

3-24. Former Kellogg teacher Troy Schuller dies after suicide attempt.

3-31. SRS funds renewed after President Trump signs OMNIBUS Spending Bill.


4-7. East Shoshone Hospital in Silverton begins its transformation into a community center.

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4-18. Kellogg School District begins search for new superintendent.

4-21. Local political candidates speak at forum at Good Samaritan Center in Silverton.

4-25. Kellogg School District narrows search for superintendent down to two candidates.

4-28. Board of County Commissioners approves technological infrastructure upgrades for County buildings.


5-2. Search and Rescue mission begin for Lionel Harding-Thomas.

5-2. Kellogg School District hires Lance Pearson as new superintendent.

5-5. State decision on Silver Mountain’s value far less than Shoshone County appraised value.

5-9. GOP Gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador visits Wallace.

5-12. GOP Gubernatorial candidate Brad Little visits Kellogg.

5-16. Tyle Lee Potts apprehended after manhunt in Kellogg.

5-19. Kellogg men’s golf team wins state match, girls take third.

5-23. Teacher’s Facebook post divides residents, teachers in Kellogg School District.

5-23. Shoshone News Press wins multiple awards in Associated Press contest.

5-30. Body of Lionel Harding-Thomas found in Coeur d’Alene River, Sheriffs begin searching for second body.

5-30. Lance Pearson turns down position of Kellogg School District superintendent.


6-2. Body of Shannan Souza recovered in Coeur d’Alene River.

6-2. Dr. Nancy Larsen hired as Kellogg School District Superintendent.

6-9. Timothy Sauer sentenced to 10 years for heroin delivery.

6-13. Human remains discovered by construction crews near Kingston offramp. Remains still unidentified.

6-16. Silver Mountain announces plans to fund Kellogg Fourth of July celebration.


7-7. Kellogg wins award for sewer project.

7-11. Midget wrestling draws huge crowd in Murray.

7-18. Wallace Blues Festival draws biggest crowd in event’s history.

7-21. Fire in Mullan sees live ammunition rounds go off due to heat, making containment exceptionally dangerous.

7-25. Family survives horrific rollover accident on I-90 near Cataldo.


8-1. The 25th anniversary of Silver Hoops sees record attendance and temperatures.

8-4. County Commissioners explore option of merging DMV and licensing departments.

8-4. Mullan shooter Kurt Morozko pleads not guilty.

8-4. County Commissioners answer questions regarding abuse of facilities up the North Fork region of the Coeur d’Alene River.

8-4. Wallace City Council backs planning and zoning decision to demolish the home at 3 Bank Street in Wallace.

8-11. Osburn man Eric Goyette arrested on child sex abuse charges.

8-25. Arsonist sets fire to hillside near Kellogg.


9-5. KWAL signs off after 80 years of service.

9-8. Tyle Potts sentenced to 10 years for multitude of charges.

9-12. Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office cancels contract with City of Pinehurst.

9-15. Innovation Collective holds meeting to discuss plans for Silver Valley, old YMCA building in Kellogg.


10-6. Silver Mountain announces plans for Patrick’s Steakhouse building.

10-13. Jordan Martz sentenced to 25 years for rape.

10-17. Bunker Hill Mining Company CEO Bruce Reid resigns.

10-24. Wallace High School holds candlelight vigil to remember Brady McPhail

10-27. Troy Nickelby sentenced to 15 years for rape.

10-31. Suspect injured in Smelterville police shooting.


11-3. Rollover accident on Division Street exit in Kellogg highlights the importance of seatbelts.

11-14. Wallace awarded the title of Best Blues Festival.

11-17. Pinehurst welcomes Tami Holdahl as new Chief of Police.

11-28. Mullan shooter Kurt Morozko dismisses attorney, elects to represent himself at upcoming jury trial.


12-1. Raemon Sauer and Deven Meyers arrested in heroin trafficking case.

12-5. Groundbreaking for new firehouse in Osburn.

12-8. Dave Smith Christmas telethon raises over $20,000.

12-15. A 2-year-old child was saved and man was arrested after routine traffic stop.

12-15. Mullan shooter Kurt Morozko was found guilty on all charges. He will be sentenced in March.

12-29. St. Maries men Donald Peterson and Johnathan Manning found stranded on Moon Pass by Shoshone County Sheriffs after attempting to drive over the closed pass.

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