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Sponsored content: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day is June 24

Thanking Vietnam Veterans — unsung, unseen American Warriors across the nation, Americans are uniting in community to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Without thought of rehashing the war or rewriting history, this commemoration is firmly set on honoring those who bore the pain and price of the war. When asked, these veterans answered the nation’s call. Some fought the war in a distant land of which most had never heard, while others were assigned to support the effort from different locations around the world. Vietnam veterans bravely pursued the objectives established by our elected leaders, yet returned to a society in turmoil. Few wanted to hear their stories, share their hardships, or understand their problems. Most Americans did not separate the warrior from the war, and wanted the veterans — a reminder of the war — to simply disappear.

June 20, 2018 10:21 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Rodeos: A western sport favorite

Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

June 20, 2018 10:18 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Work is a family affair for Farris

“This is my family here – all these people here are more than residents: they are my grandpas and grandmas,” said GHR Activities Director Amy Farris. Last year, Farris became a certified activities director, solidifying what she loves to do at GHR.

June 20, 2018 10:13 a.m. read more..

Color On Parade At White Bird Days Parade

The 40th annual White Bird Days parade was a Mardi Gras spectacular. Friends and families from all over turned out to help the town celebrate. Here, out-of-town visitors Joe and Sharon Abbott (relatives to White Bird’s Maggie Abbot) have fun throwing beads and candy from a four-wheeler.

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EMTs hash out on recruiting, keeping its rural volunteers

“We’re all in our 70s,” said one representative for Lowell Quick Response Unit, repeating a common concern among EMTs of the “graying” of its volunteers. “When we’re gone, Lowell QRU is gone,” which leaves the 77-mile stretch from Lowell to the Idaho/Montana border without emergency medical services (EMS) coverage. “This is a continual issue in Idaho County,” said Syringa Ambulance EMT Bill Spencer, as well as for the state overall.

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Rodney S. Pilant, 45

Rodney S. Pilant, 45, of White Bird, Idaho, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, Idaho

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FNWCU opens Freedom’s outpost in Grangeville

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNWCU) has constructed a new site at 510 E. Main Street in Grangeville. This “outpost” houses an ATM along with other amenities. FNWCU is developing a regional network of Outposts to make its services more convenient as people live and travel in the Northwest.

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Corral Dust: Asker’s donates 22,740 eggs in the past decade

Looking for something extra to do with those guests during Border Days? Pick up the Grangeville Turn of the Century Driving Tour pamphlet at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 North College Street, 1 to 5 p.m. July 4, 5 or 6, or at the Idaho County Genealogical Society resource office on North Idaho (by the Methodist church), 1 to 4 p.m., July 4, 5 or 6.

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Fuller wins bull riding, ranch bronc tops prizes

The most joyous outburst of the 2018 White Bird Rodeo came Saturday night from the mouth of Wyatt Fuller, who celebrated a bull riding win with a few fist-pumps and a shout in the center of the arena. He had made a sublime late-clock recovery, good for 74 points and more than $700.

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Cottonwood News: Greencreek to celebrate Fourth of July in style

Come one, come all to the 4th of July celebration in Greencreek. The flag-raising is at 6 a.m. and Mass is at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m., followed by the raffle. Bingo, kiddie rides and the toy stand are all-day activities. The Altar Society will be selling hamburgers and homemade pies from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The beer garden opens at 10 a.m.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Locals compete at state rodeo, reach nationals

Youth rodeo competitors across Idaho County placed high enough in their district to qualify — placing in the district’s Top 6 — for state competition in Pocatello. The state competition ran June 9-16 at the Bannock County Event Center, with the top qualifiers advancing to nationals and those placing fifth to 15th on to the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., June 30-July 7.

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