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Five elected to Syringa board; local levies pass

Unofficial Results: May 16 elections

Five locals were elected as Syringa Hospital board trustees in the Tuesday, May 16, election. In addition, levies passed in both Riggins’ Salmon River Joint School District 243 and Cottonwood Joint School District 242.

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride rumbles into Kooskia

Bikers for a cause

The deep rumble of motorcycle engines filled the air all along Kooskia’s Main Street as riders with the Kyle Petty Charity Tour Across America filed into town last Sunday afternoon.

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County service officer available to assist veterans

Nestled away in a basement corner of the Idaho County Courthouse is a treasure to area veterans: Camden Schacher, Idaho County Veterans Service Officer. “I’m here to help, and I just want veterans and their families to know I’m here,” smiled Schacher from behind a desk in room 29.

Reducing mental health stigma key to supporting healthy communities

Guest Opinion

Mental health and substance use disorders impact an estimated 18,000 children and 54,000 adults in Idaho, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. You likely know someone struggling with mental illness or addiction and are aware of the toll these issues can take on individuals, families and communities.

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Girl Scouts clean up historic Mt. Idaho Fort

Despite chilly temperatures and intermittent rain, local Girl Scouts braved the weather Saturday, May 6, and spent a couple hours doing manual labor. Grangeville-based Troop 3702 put on their outdoor muscles and cleaned up the Mt. Idaho Fort site located on Poor Farm Road.

News

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    Historian presentation on Florence Cemetery Wednesday, May 24

    Event part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

    Local historian Penny Casey will present a history on the Florence Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office in Grangeville, Idaho, located at 104 Airport Road.

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    County service officer available to assist veterans

    Nestled away in a basement corner of the Idaho County Courthouse is a treasure to area veterans: Camden Schacher, Idaho County Veterans Service Officer. “I’m here to help, and I just want veterans and their families to know I’m here,” smiled Schacher from behind a desk in room 29.

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    It's Your Business: Home business fair is June 3; Dance recitals scheduled

    Have you wondered what type of home business you may like to have? A home business fair is set for Saturday, June 3, noon to 4 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Community Outreach Center in Grangeville. Stop by and visit with representatives from more than a dozen different companies and learn what business opportunities may benefit you or just make contact with a rep about the great products they are offering.

    In the News: May 17, 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.

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Community

Latest blogs

    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 ...

    Political Broad

    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 ...

    Prairie Pulse

    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 ...

    Political Broad

    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 ...

    Prairie Pulse

    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 ...

    Political Broad

    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 ...

Neighborhood Experts

Opinion

    Not too early to consider city council races

    Editorial

    Coming off Tuesday’s elections, we’re striking while the political iron is hot: You should start thinking about city council and mayoral elections this fall. While this may seem early, really, it’s not.

    Reducing mental health stigma key to supporting healthy communities

    Guest Opinion

    Mental health and substance use disorders impact an estimated 18,000 children and 54,000 adults in Idaho, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. You likely know someone struggling with mental illness or addiction and are aware of the toll these issues can take on individuals, families and communities.

    Idaho needs veto override amendment

    Guest Opinion

    As the state Supreme Court gets ready to consider the fate of the sloppily vetoed grocery-tax repeal legislation, it’s increasingly apparent that Idaho’s constitution contains a major defect. That defect allows too much power to be concentrated in the hands of the governor and silences the voices of the people’s representatives in the Legislature.

    Surcharge suspension surprising, a start

    Editorial

    We’re all leery of the government when it starts charging taxes and fees, as more often than not they’ll remain in effect well after we and our children are long gone. So, it was a surprising bit of news that came across the desk last week....



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