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Group forms to build arena, event center

‘...a place the community wants to use’

“This is going to happen, but we’re going to do it right, no matter how long it takes,” said Christi Brown. Brown spoke to a group of about 10 people last Tuesday night, May 16, at the second public meeting of the Camas Prairie Arena and Event Center, Inc.

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Memorial Day events through Idaho County

A variety of Memorial Day and weekend activities are scheduled throughout Idaho County communities, including the following:

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Miskin to lead GHS in coming year

“I am a firm believer in life is what you make of it,” said Clearwater Valley High School Principal Randall Miskin. “Each experience, each situation – you have to be positive, make the most of it and learn along the way.”

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Shores settle into Inland Title; Couple also own Clearwater Title

Troy and Mary Shores have a year at Inland Title & Escrow under their belts, but the business owner couple is not new to the business world.

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City pool opens June 3

Limited scholarships for lessons available

The summer swimming season begins next week with the annual opening of the Grangeville city pool. Swimmers are treated with the traditional free swim day: Saturday, June 3, 1-5 p.m.

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Syringa Ambulance EMT Milestones Recognized

At the Tuesday, May 16, meeting of the Grangeville EMT Association (GEMTA), five members were awarded for significant tenure milestones in their EMS careers




    In the News briefs May 24, 2017

    The Grangeville site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal operating hours will resume in June.

    Cottonwood News: Blood drive set for May 31

    Congratulations to Deacon Joseph Lustig, who was ordained a deacon last week. Also, congratulations to all graduating seniors of Prairie High School and Summit Academy. We wish everyone much success in the future with God’s blessing. The forecast for this week looks great! Lots of sunshine. My rhubarb plant is really growing. Time to make some desserts.

    Riggins News: Chevelle sets new pole vault record

    My quote for the week is “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth…for what they believe is what they will become.”

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    Clearwater Valley News: Couple marries at Harpster area ranch

    Spring is for weddings, track meets and graduations. Last Saturday, Calla Hagle and Jake McGarry married at her parents’ (Sue Hagle and John Hetzner’s) 2 Lazy H ranch near Harpster. Countless friends and family members from all over the country gathered for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The couple travelled in traditional style in a horse-drawn cart driven by Larry Nims. (see photo). The celebration continued for several days, with many guests camping on site. Best wishes to this wonderful couple!

    White Bird News: Memorial Day activities scheduled

    Don’t blink – the sun will go away! It was really nice to see it for more than a day or two. With that, be on the watch for the snakes as they are out and the rattlers are on the strike. Remember that the young ones are more poisonous than the older ones. Be careful with the animals as ticks are being found also.

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    Lowell / Syringa News: Lodge, inn open for business in Lowell

    River Dance Lodge is open for lunch and dinner every day. Wilderness Inn is open all day, too. Good food, good friends, how lucky are we! Two choices for delicious food upriver. Eat, drink, be merry, and float down the river.

    Times Past: May 17, 2017

    “Grangeville General Hospital is owned and operated by the city. The 32-bed, accredited hospital is one of the few in Idaho that operates in the black. During 1962 its ward rates were $14 and $16 per patient a day, and private rooms were $20.

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    Camas Rovers Share Irish Dances

    Members of the Camas Rovers, a local Irish dance troupe, performed songs and dances on Monday, May 15, at both the Grangeville Senior Center and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Pictured here at the senior center performance dancing and stepping are (L-R) Kelly Turney, Hannah Rauzi, Katherine Uhlenkott and Theresa Uhlenkott.

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    Prairie Pulse

    Season not a complete wash out

    GRANGEVILLE – On the baseball diamond I am lucky if I don’t strike out. With pen and paper, I’ll admit I haven’t been “to bat” much writing about the game. But sometimes, whether you’ve been on the field or not really has little influence on the outcome. So, I decided ...

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    Sixth Amendment outlines courtroom trial expectations

    The crux of the issue in the Sixth Amendment is ensuring a defendant receives a fair trial. The amendment touches on how quickly the case is brought before the court, the makeup of the jury, and access to counsel. The following is a transcription of the Sixth Amendment to the ...

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    Hinterlong volunteers with ‘cream of crop’

    COTTONWOOD – Wednesday mornings begin early for Jay Hinterlong. Recently I met him at 7:30 a.m. to head out to Northern Idaho Correctional Institution and pick up two prisoners. The drive consisted of instructions and a review of the day’s plan, and one thought kept playing in my head. Johnny ...

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    Fifth Amendment preserves our right to due process, and more

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/apr/03/73054/ Like the First Amendment, there is substantial information packed into the Fifth Amendment. In this section, our founding fathers have addressed issues such as double jeopardy, due process and eminent domain. It also provides citizens the right to remain silent, or not implicate themselves. The following is a transcription ...

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    Group works toward encore for Kooskia Opera House

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/mar/31/72987/ True to any theatrical performance, the fate of Kooskia’s Old Opera House reads like a script still in the writing process. Setting the scene: The Old Opera House sits on Kooskia’s Main Street, a two-story building with a century-long history. Originally built in 1912, it was purchased by George ...

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    Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

    Following on the heels of the Third Amendment, and enforcing the notion that “each man’s home is his castle,” the Fourth Amendment has been the basis for many opinions regarding appropriate law enforcement and governmental procedures. Again, we are looking at an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from governmental ...

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