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Women Who Make a Difference

From the Summer 2019 Issue

Our community’s spirit of giving is alive, and many people are working to contribute to the greater good of our home. They benefit children, animals, natural resources, and develop recreational and cultural opportunities we all enjoy. In this article, we focus on the women.

We could easily write about hundreds of women who have made a difference, but in the interest of space we feature five women whose efforts through their work, volunteer activities, or political activism have changed our community.

Nell Irion lived in the early 1900s and paved the way for female leadership here; Mandy Evans is influencing animal shelter care management not only in Ponderay but throughout the country; Marilyn Sabella has for decades been instrumental in bringing the performing arts to us; Ruth Wimberly works quietly for eight causes in Sandpoint to help the underprivileged; Representative Heather Scott has helped to change the goals of Idaho’s Republican party.  And now, see who these women are beyond their roles in the community.

And those are only the five for which space allowed a profile in our print edition of Sandpoint Magazine. But as noted, there are hundreds of women who have contributed to building our communities. We asked everyone in the community to give us the names of women they believe have made a difference … and got more than 100. We were able to picture 80 of them in the thumbnail photos in our print edition, in the layout grid pictured below. You can read a bit about all 100-plus of these nominees here online:

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