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King’s store to close

Company-wide liquidation affects 15 employees locally

“This community has been very supportive of King’s so this is really difficult,” said King’s Variety Store Manager Brad Olson, Grangeville. Olson just recently learned that all King’s Variety Stores will close this year. The closure will affect 15 employees in Grangeville.

Listening sessions set to discuss commerce, tourism, industry

Local businesses and organizations are invited to attend one of the 10 upcoming “Listening to Industry” forums hosted by the North Central Idaho Travel Association. Do you have a tourism-focused business? Do you have business opportunities that you don’t have time to build on? Are you having trouble connecting your customers to other interests and attractions that would keep them coming to you for business? Do you have trouble attracting and retaining help? Are you interested in collaborating to increase your customer base and improve profitability?

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Learning to live again: Rare brain disease changes life for Grangeville woman

In 2002, numbness and tingling on the left side of her body, and particularly her face at first, made Michele Waite think she had a tooth mishap.

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Syringa officially affiliates with Kootenai

SH trustees sign affiliation with Kootenai

After more than two years of discussion and planning, Syringa Hospital’s board of trustees signed an agreement Feb. 1 for Syringa Hospital District to affiliate with Kootenai Hospital District in Coeur d’Alene.

Syringa Pharmacy to open its doors April 1

Local residents, especially those utilizing Syringa Hospital and Clinics, will now be able to have more convenient access to pharmacy needs.

News

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    King’s store to close

    Company-wide liquidation affects 15 employees locally

    “This community has been very supportive of King’s so this is really difficult,” said King’s Variety Store Manager Brad Olson, Grangeville. Olson just recently learned that all King’s Variety Stores will close this year. The closure will affect 15 employees in Grangeville.

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    Syringa officially affiliates with Kootenai

    SH trustees sign affiliation with Kootenai

    After more than two years of discussion and planning, Syringa Hospital’s board of trustees signed an agreement Feb. 1 for Syringa Hospital District to affiliate with Kootenai Hospital District in Coeur d’Alene.

    Syringa Pharmacy to open its doors April 1

    Local residents, especially those utilizing Syringa Hospital and Clinics, will now be able to have more convenient access to pharmacy needs.

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    Dancing The Night Away

    The Festival of Hearts, a fund-raiser hosted by the Syringa Hospital Foundation, was held at the Grangeville Elks Lodge last Saturday night, Feb. 18. Prize winners for the evening: Alex Frei won a $500 gift certificate from B&B Bargain; Jeff Day won a gun safe from B&B Bargain; Jennifer Zimmerman from Inland Northwest Blood Center won the muzzleloader; and Jake Simler won the .22 rifle.

Sports

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    State wrestlers continue in contention tomorrow

    Frankie Zumwalt of Grangeville, Kieran Owens, Carson Morrow and Trae Dominguez of Clearwater Valley and Jace Perrin of Prairie are all still in contention for state titles after the first day of action at the 2A state wrestling tournament in Nampa. In addition to three semifinalists, CV has two more in contention for medals, with Taylor Roy and Ty Dominguez both winning elimination matches.

    Sports...in brief

    GHS girls b-ball squad banquet coming up; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled.

    Fish and Game backs adding $5 license fee

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today directed Fish and Game staff to develop a proposed bill for consideration by the Idaho Legislature that would create a new $5 charge to purchase an Adult Resident annual hunting, fishing or trapping license.

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    Three Bulldogs qualify to wrestle at state

    Perrin, Zumwalt, MacMeniman, Dominguez, Owens and Morrow are all state-bound as District II champs

    Three Bulldogs, nine Rams, a Pirate and a trio of Kubs are all headed to the state wrestling this weekend in Nampa.

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    Pirates’ runners-up run continues

    1AD1 girls basketball

    After Lapwai’s golden generation took a third straight state title with a 79-40 win over Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 18, PHS coach Lori Mader gave the Wildcats their due with a nod to their pending graduation: “The one thing I’m not sad at all about today is all these [Lapwai] girls going bye-bye,” Mader told the crowd in a post-game speech.

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    Savages rally to place second

    1AD2 girls basketball

    A third come-from-behind win was not in the cards last Saturday, Feb. 18, as Butte County’s roster had simply too much depth for Paula Tucker to out-coach.

    Grangeville tops Orofino; Potlatch ends CV’s season

    Boys basketball

    Grangeville topped Orofino for the first time all season behind Ryan Ruklic’s 10 points, 11 rebounds double-double on Monday night, Feb. 20 — and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Scorecard

    Trapshooting, bowling results.

Community

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    Dancing The Night Away

    The Festival of Hearts, a fund-raiser hosted by the Syringa Hospital Foundation, was held at the Grangeville Elks Lodge last Saturday night, Feb. 18. Prize winners for the evening: Alex Frei won a $500 gift certificate from B&B Bargain; Jeff Day won a gun safe from B&B Bargain; Jennifer Zimmerman from Inland Northwest Blood Center won the muzzleloader; and Jake Simler won the .22 rifle.

    Listening sessions set to discuss commerce, tourism, industry

    Local businesses and organizations are invited to attend one of the 10 upcoming “Listening to Industry” forums hosted by the North Central Idaho Travel Association. Do you have a tourism-focused business? Do you have business opportunities that you don’t have time to build on? Are you having trouble connecting your customers to other interests and attractions that would keep them coming to you for business? Do you have trouble attracting and retaining help? Are you interested in collaborating to increase your customer base and improve profitability?

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    It's Your Business: After-hours set for Idaho County Vets Center; Get Acquainted is here

    Local junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in diesel mechanics, auto tech & repair, ag tech, welding, fab and machining and auto body repair are invited to an open house at Partsway tonight, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencreek this Saturday, Feb. 25

    The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Greencreek Community Hall, Greencreek

    White Bird News: YouTube video does not accurately reflect town

    Where has the month gone – we are in the last week of February! Seems that when you get older, the months start going by a little faster. But who’s old…and the months still pass quickly. March 2 is the food bank at the WBARD building. Deer Creek Highway will be meeting on the 6th at 7 p.m. City council meeting will take place on the 8th at 6 p.m.

    Elk City News: General Store is library drop-off

    Sue Philips would like everyone to be apprised of the following: “The Elk City Community Library would like to thank the Elk City General Store, Jessica and Damien, and their staff, for being a drop-off and pick-up site for library books.

    Clearwater Valley News: Becoming a ‘locavore’

    Bummer about the Lolo Pass snow sports demo day getting cancelled last weekend due to warming conditions. It sounded like it would have been a fun time. Hopefully all of the same partners will rally and make it happen next year.

    Riggins News: Free cooking classes set for March

    My quote of the week is “When you cannot find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” Congratulations to our eight Salmon River Lady Savages and their coach Paula Tucker for placing runners- up in the 2017 state girls basketball tournament. The Lady Savages won their first tourney game Thursday with Castleford with a close score of 52-51!

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    Lonesome was our very own Hollywood star

    You may not have known there was a movie star in your midst. But if you live in Idaho County, and more specifically the Slate Creek area just off the Salmon River, this is very true. If you are a Western movie aficionado, I would wager a bet you have ...

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    Second amendment arms a nation

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    White Bird antique store a historic relic itself

    Travel south from Grangeville on the White Bird grade and at the bottom you will find a tiny, but historic community. Just off Highway 95 is the White Bird community, just a stone’s throw from the site of the White Bird battlefield. If you make a trek to White Bird, ...

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    Riggins helicopter company to the rescue

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/feb/03/70864/ RIGGINS – American society has been aptly dubbed a throw-away culture. No longer need something, throw it away. No longer want something, throw it away. It extends beyond material goods. Shelters overflow with unwanted and discarded pets. Recently, Valley County residents rallied to the assistance of two such unwanted ...

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    Deciphering the First Amendment

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    The clock that stood the test of time

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/27/70626/ GRANGEVILLE – If a clock could talk, the grandfather standing in the Grangeville Wells Fargo branch would tick out quite a tale. Neither flood nor fire could destroy his old bones. He’s travelled from Europe and across this great country eventually stopping in Grangeville where he has resided for ...

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