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Night Of Fantasy

Sts. Peter and Paul School hosted its annual Chocolate Fantasy fund-raiser last Saturday, March 18, at the SPPS gymnasium.

Use of Force policy passes for MVSD 244

Next step for district: ICSO for training

After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.

Riggins man presumed drowned following crash

ICSO deputies patroling river for Olson

Riggins resident Derek L. Olson, 35, is presumed drowned following a Monday morning accident into the Salmon River.

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U of I students spending spring break in prison

Program allows ‘Vandals’ to volunteer, teach NICI inmates

The Alternative Service Break program is administered through the Department of Student Involvement at the university. Students participated in the Making Corrections: Enhancing Education in Incarceration event March 11-18, one of five programs available in the spring 2017 semester.

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    Higgins to return to Kamiah as superintendent

    Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district.

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    Community walks start April 1

    The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).

    Organizations

    Grangeville Senior Center March 13 – pledge, Stanley Modrell, prayer, Shirley Crane; free dinner, Helen McLean, meals at site: 71 with 31 home-deliveries;

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    CIAA celebrates founding member Eddie Olson

    50th Spring Show in May

    In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Eddie Olson. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.

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    Night Of Fantasy

    Sts. Peter and Paul School hosted its annual Chocolate Fantasy fund-raiser last Saturday, March 18, at the SPPS gymnasium.

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    Cottonwood residents meet, discuss school building’s potential

    Fate of former Prairie Elementary; option for community center

    Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. “Our role is to identify what our options are,” said Michael Taylor, president of consulting firm Vita Nuova. “Tonight, our goal is to hear from you.”

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    GHS students fare well at first state science fair; Singh to compete at nationals

    Grangeville High School students had a very good run at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan — made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.

    Use of Force policy passes for MVSD 244

    Next step for district: ICSO for training

    After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.

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    Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

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    Kooskia Internment Camp brought to life

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    Lonesome was our very own Hollywood star

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    Good legislative effort continues for sexual assault victims

    Editorial

    Good work continues for sexual assault victims, as Monday saw unanimous passage of House Bill 146 that addresses untested rape kits in the state.

    Salvage Idaho’s forest family

    Guest Opinion

    An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once lived and loved.

    Thanks to patrons for their levy ‘yes’ votes

    Letter to the Editor

    On behalf of the students and staff of Clearwater Valley Jr/Sr High School, I would like to thank the local patrons who voted yes on the recent levy.

    Where to find ‘big’ money? The FAIRtax

    Letter to the Editor

    So, President Trump, you are looking for some really big $$$ (in the trillions) for the infrastructure, military and a wall. Here are some ideas.



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