Men’s Golf League

Jerry Mee got his 4th hole in one last night! Hole 3, 100 yards, Pitching wedge Witness’s: Paul Nicely, Barry Fenn and Mike Fissori. Submitted by Jeff Dooley

Quilts of Valor Presentation and Donations

Submitted by Davene Rauschmier

On Saturday May 6th, the Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild held another “Quilts of Valor” presentation at the VFW Post #1548 in Libby. The presentation followed a delicious dinner, prepared by the friends of the VFW, and was served to approximately 70 Veterans, active Service Members and guests. With guests watching, members of the Guild awarded 18 quilts to the many deserving Veterans and active Service Members serving the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The presentation included a slide show highlighting the service of each hero and included a current photo and a service photo.  The presentation also included five area veterans who received Quilts of Valor since the last event.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003, and is a national community service initiative that brings together quilters to make quilts for Veterans and active Service Members.  As of March 31, 2023, there have been 343,000 quilts awarded. The Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild’s participation in the Quilts of Valor program is part of the Guild’s annual community service commitment. Each quilt has been made by a Guild member as a way to say “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.”  The quilts were made with the hope that they would offer healing and comfort to each “hero.” Each quilt is registered with the Quilts of Valor Foundation and includes an award certificate.

To date, the Guild has awarded 70 quilts to Veterans and Service Members, with another presentation planned for the fall.  If you know of a Veteran or active Service Member who would like to receive a “Quilt of Valor”, please contact the VFW at 406-293-7316 or email the Guild at kvqglibby@gmail.com.

Kootenai Valley Rifle Club 52nd George Connor Rifle Match

Submitted by Kathy Konek

On Saturday, May 6th, four members of the Kootenai Valley Rifle Club travelled to Spokane to participate in the 52nd annual George Conner Rifle Match. This match is held on the outdoor range at the Spokane Rifle Club. Using .22 smallbore single shot rifles, the course of fire is a Dewar Course, consisting of 20 shots prone at 100 yards and 20 shots prone at 50 yards. Then the shooters continue to shoot a position match at 50 meters, shooting 20 shots in the prone, standing, and kneeling positions.

Nineteen juniors (under 21 years old and using iron sites) and 4 seniors (over 20 years old and using scopes) would take on the challenge. Lucky for the participants the weather did not match the local weather and the day was overcast with little wind. No rain to speak of. Paige Sartell, shooting in the Sharpshooter class, improved her score by over 90 points from the previous year and moved up from Marksman. She took 2nd place in the Dewar course and 3rd place overall in her class.

Salix Harris and Kyalynn Comer were both in the Expert class. Harris would improve by over 30 points and moved up a class. She took 2nd place in the Dewar course and 2nd place Expert. Comer only shot in the prone class last year, so made quite the jump this year. Proving herself a good prone shooter, she placed 3rd in the Dewar course and 4th in the Expert class. Kathy Konek, shooting in the senior class, was 2nd in the Dewar course of fire.

The outdoor season has just begun for these shooters. Other matches will be held in Spokane, Wenatchee, and Missoula. If you are interested in learning more about, or returning to, the sport of competitive shooting, please leave a message for Don Jordan at 208-610-0226. The indoor season will pick up again in October. See you on the range!