Lake Pend Oreille School District

Lake Pend Oreille School Levy

School district to ask residents for $15+ million on March 12. ... Full story

School District Health Plan Seen as a Blow to Independent Nurse Practitioners

A local microcosm of national issues at play regarding health care ... Full story

Focus on Education

State of our schools ... Full story

Focus on Education

Supplemental levy for Lake Pend Oreille School District set to go to vote on March8 ... Full story

Focus on Education

Welcome to a new year ... Full story

Focus on Education

District busy while students re-charge ... Full story

Focus on Education

End of the year round-up ... Full story

Improving the Community One Student at a Time

SMS students participate int he Siemens Challenge ... Full story

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

School district protects staff pay, takes a hard look at busing, and cuts over $1 million from the budget ... Full story

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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

I was born a poor German child in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a cold April eve in 1958, on the heels of the greatest event in the history of the state: the hiring of Vincent T. Lombardi to the Green Bay Packers. Hence began my love affair with the game of football and my team in green and gold. Due to my father’s (100%) disability with MS, we moved to sunny San Diego, CA in the summer of 1968 to escape the bitter cold of those Wisconsin winters and its negative effect on my Dad's disease. While in San Diego I found not only my love for beautiful beaches and beautiful girls, but also for the stage. From junior high through college at San Diego State University, I was performing and directing in three to five theatrical productions per year. Between theatre and football I managed to squeeze in distance running as an avocation, competing in numerous 10k races, half marathons and finally the San Diego Marathon. Realizing that the chances of becoming a fabulously rich and famous actor were few and far between, I decided on an advertising career in the newspaper business as my vocation. I began at a weekly publication, then a daily, then the #1 monthly senior publication in the country, Senior World Newsmagazine, where I became their Regional Sales Manager. Looking for a “quality of life” change for our family, my wife I found Sandpoint, Idaho in 1993 and moved here with our son in 1994. I worked for the Daily Bee and then in the car business before finding my niche as Director of Sales and Advertising for Keokee Creative Group in 2001, where I remain today. In the Fall of 2006, Trish found my knowledge of sport, my gift of gab and my theatrical spin on life in the sporting world a match for the River Journal, and I’ve been writing my sports column ever since. Still waiting for that call from Sports Illustrated, though. Of course now that Ric Reilly has retired, maybe there’s a chance…