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Sticking Around School

Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA treated kids to a “duct taping celebration” Wednesday, Nov. 30. Students had a goal of raising $10,000 in the all-school fund-raiser; they actually sold more than $15,000 worth of merchandise. Students who sold items had the fun of duct taping GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson and teacher/assistant Brittany Stewart to the gym wall.

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Food bank seeks to meet seasonal needs in region

Putting meals on table:

We’re all thinking of the upcoming yummy holiday treats. However, in the midst of personal blessings, there are also great needs within the community.

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Small business consulting available at no cost from Ida-Lew specialist

Ida-Lew Economic Development Specialist Jessaca Austad is adding to her workload. The Grangeville-based businesswoman is becoming certified to serve as the Idaho Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) agent for Idaho and Lewis counties. “It is a job that really complements what Ida-Lew has to offer,” Austad explained. “It’s a very good partnership.”

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Prairie sweeps 'Shootout'

Event nets $16K in money and food donations

The Idaho County Shootout raised $16,648 in donations, and Prairie won both of the basketball games Saturday night at GHS.

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Series of snow events begins Thursday night

Valleys to expect 'impressive totals;' potential impact to ground, air travel

More snow is on its way for Idaho County in a series of forecasted systems set to start Thursday evening, Dec. 8. Multiple rounds are expected, according to a Dec. 7 video briefing by the National Weather Service Missoula office, with Thursday beginning a four- or five-day period where many valleys will see accumulating snow each day.

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    Series of snow events begins Thursday night

    Valleys to expect 'impressive totals;' potential impact to ground, air travel

    More snow is on its way for Idaho County in a series of forecasted systems set to start Thursday evening, Dec. 8. Multiple rounds are expected, according to a Dec. 7 video briefing by the National Weather Service Missoula office, with Thursday beginning a four- or five-day period where many valleys will see accumulating snow each day.

    $1M work proposed for bridge

    Comment due Dec. 10 SH13 project at Butcher Creek

    Butcher Creek Bridge on State Highway 13 is being proposed for $1 million in replacement work by the Idaho Transportation Department. This is one of 26 such projects ITD proposes for implementation throughout the state, pending available funding.

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    Food bank seeks to meet seasonal needs in region

    Putting meals on table:

    We’re all thinking of the upcoming yummy holiday treats. However, in the midst of personal blessings, there are also great needs within the community.

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    Sticking Around School

    Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA treated kids to a “duct taping celebration” Wednesday, Nov. 30. Students had a goal of raising $10,000 in the all-school fund-raiser; they actually sold more than $15,000 worth of merchandise. Students who sold items had the fun of duct taping GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson and teacher/assistant Brittany Stewart to the gym wall.

Sports

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    Wrestlers compete in Cottonwood

    Prairie will host that school's only home wrestling event of the season starting at 5 p.m., and tonight's dual will mark the first Central Idaho League event of the season. Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op and Grangeville wrestlers will be competing, as will Orofino and Potlatch. Elsewhere, in girls basketball action, tonight holds the Grangeville league opener, a cross-county contest with Prairie at Kamiah and, perhaps, CV's first win of the season. In boys basketball action, Grangeville visits Clearwater Valley and Prairie travels to Troy.

    Scorecard

    December high school sports schedules, basketball, wrestling and bowling results.

    Aerial game surveys slated

    Beginning in early December, Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer numbers, including through low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state.

    Bringing home the bull: managing elk and your mojo

    Ask Bwana

    Hey there, Thomas! You have a couple of good questions, so let’s tackle your manly troubles first.

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    Freshman Dreadfulwater starts, scores team high

    Bulldog of the Week

    Grangeville freshman guard Trey Dreadfulwater missed much of the previous basketball season with an arm injury and missed much of the track and field season after hurting it again last spring.

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    Bowing Out

    Grangeville’s football squad honored players and coaches during the football banquet last Thursday night, Dec. 1, at GHS.

    Owens, Gonzalez power CV to first; Rams win Griswold Invitational tournament

    Wrestling

    Kieran Owens, reigning 2A heavyweight champion, picked up right where he left off. So did the Rams, who again won this event — the first big gathering of the season.

    Sports...in brief

    Winter rec season opens Dec. 10 at Lolo Pass Visitor Center; Hunters reminded to report their results.

Community

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    Andrews take helm of Pleasant View Baptist

    Though Mike and Debbie Andrews were literally headed to the other side of the United States in August, God had other plans for the couple. Mike is the new pastor at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird, replacing Charlie Stefani who recently retired.

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    Martin to make first profession Dec. 8

    On Thursday, Dec. 8 — Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Karen Martin will make her first monastic profession at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, leaving the novice phase of formation to become a sister of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood. She will make her profession at 1:30 p.m.

    Sister Mary’s Children fund-raiser a success

    Organizers for the first Sister Mary’s Children, Inc, 501(c)3 Non-Profit’s Fund-raiser, held Nov. 5, state it was “an astounding success!” “You contributed $20,000 to benefit the lives of some extra special children!” stated a news release. “It far exceeded our wildest dreams.

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    Faith Briefs - Dec. 7, 2016

    Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will be host to its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. Children and their families are invited to come for breakfast, a story and photos with Santa Claus.

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    Memorial program honors loved ones; Proceeds go to Syringa Hospice

    “I thank you for being here today for a chance to remember those who have made indelible marks on our lives,” said Dr. Danny Griffis. Griffis spoke to the attendees of the 2016 Syringa Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial service at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Sunday, Dec. 4. More than 75 people attended the event which is held each year to honor loved ones who have died.

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    Holiday Happenings - Dec. 7, 2016

    Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot. After the parade, head down to the fire station for the Santa Cabana and enjoy hot cocoa, coffee and hot dogs. Santa will be available for pictures.

    Cottonwood News: Masses, concerts set at churches, schools

    Mega kudos to the people who put up the cross on Grangeville mountain. We can see it from everywhere on the prairie. It reminds us to “Stand up for Jesus” as we were told at Mardel Sonnen’s funeral last week.

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    Cornerstone Theater presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dec. 9-11

    A classic holiday tale of a heartless miser, ghosts and redemption: A Christmas Carol will be performed by Cornerstone Theater this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11.

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    Human experience conveys more meaning than a date

    Editorial

    Three-quarters of a century ago, on this date, Dec. 7, Imperial Japanese forces launched a surprise aerial attack on the U.S. Naval facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; the event enraged the nation and launched U.S. involvement in World War II. We all know the story. Or do we?

    Understanding promise of America

    Guest Opinion

    So, the Democrats want to hold the incoming party accountable. They might start by understanding what America is. That America is the opportunity for the individual to achieve their dreams.

    Price lock way to secure IFG funding

    Guest Opinion

    Your license dollars are critical both to daily wildlife management, and in the legacy of wildlife conservation that started in Idaho more than 75 years ago.

    Twice run off the road; think before getting behind wheel

    Letter to the Editor

    Please do not text while you drive either, which is something else I see on a daily basis as I make my runs. Two times I have been run off the road by people texting this past year and they too never stopped.



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