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Friday Night Results: Week 8

Lifted by a large senior class, Prairie claimed the Whitepine League title with a 48-6 win over Kamiah Friday night.

Three-way race for commission in District 2

Election 2014: Idaho County

Voters have a three-way race of newcomers to decide from in the choice for Idaho County Commission District 2. Up for vote in the Nov. 4 general election, the two-year term is sought by Independent Matthew D. Bybee, Republican Mark A. Frei and Democrat Jerry Zumalt, all of Grangeville. The position’s annual salary is $23,945.

Lost hunter under care due to ordeal

A lost Boise hunter was hospitalized following his nearly five-day ordeal in the back country near Warren.

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PES only Idaho school to be honored

Blue ribbon winners

The words on the wall inside Prairie Elementary School says, “Every child learning -every day.” Teachers and staff take this seriously, as was evident based on a recent award.

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Mass casualty drill trains providers for the worst

‘These trainings help keep mutual benefit and respect and allow some back-and-forth. I can only foresee this cooperation getting better and better.’

What is it like to be dead for an hour? Christopher Osborne – who played one of eight shooting victims for a mass casualty drill held last week – said, “You get a lot of attention.” A simulated emergency call went out at 5:28 p.m. on Oct. 15. By 6 p.m., responders from several area agencies had arrived equipped to play-act a deadly scene at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.

Regional news

A grant was awarded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant in May to the City of Orofino to match funds needed to renovate the Rex Theatre. The reel to reel projectors were removed to make room for the new equipment which will transform the nearly 100-year-old theatre.

Market Report

Cottonwood livestock auctions Oct. 17, Lewiston livestock auctions Oct. 15, and Grangeville grain market Oct. 21.

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Doughty opens Quilt Treasures

“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have my own quilting shop,” said Christina Doughty. That dream comes true this week when she and her family open “Quilt Treasures.”

Recipes sought from county residents

It's Your Business

Hey Idaho County – do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? I need one of your favorite family holiday recipes. Just e-mail them to me as well as why it’s a family favorite or where/who it came from, along with your name, the town you live in, and a “mug shot” photo to use along with it. These will appear in an upcoming recipe booklet. Hurry! Get them to me no later than Nov. 10! E-mail to

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KHS Homecoming

Kamiah crowned queen Katelynn Daugherty and king Jason Lloyd during halftime of the Kubs’ 50-20 homecoming win over Genesee last Friday night, Oct. 17.

Support of timber industry is your story to tell

What is vitally important to the economy and well-being of Idaho County? Say the “forest products industry” and you’ll get a lot of “tell us something we don’t know” responses around here. And rightly so, as this industry forms the historic bedrock of this region’s – and, in fact, the Northwest’s – formation and development.

Better conversation about children’s mental health

For the past 16 years, my husband and I have interacted with numerous child-serving systems as both professionals and consumers…. medical, education, foster care and adoption. So when our family was thrust into the midst of the Idaho mental health system three years ago, we thought we were prepared to navigate the challenging waters that lay ahead. But no amount of experience could have equipped us for our journey through a fragmented and, often, dysfunctional system.

No sanction by clerk for GOP ads

Letter: Kathy Ackerman

It has been brought to my attention that recent election ads placed by the Idaho County Republicans included my name. I did not proof these ads nor approve them.

Chilcott: active rep for Dist. 7

Letter: Kathryn Allen

If you live in District 7 — Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone and part of Bonner counties — vote for Jessica Chilcott.

Frei: win-win for commission

Letter: Betty Alm

In support of Mark Frei I see a self-employed farmer and rancher who is an independent thinker, willing to solve problems, who is sincerely concerned for the future in Idaho County.

Frei: will listen to the people

Letter: Shorty and Marge Arnzen

The best choice for Idaho County Commissioner is Mark Frei. He will focus on keeping regulations at a minimum. He will support bringing more industry to our county and making our county a place of economic opportunity.

Perry: hands-on, involved locally

Letter: David Bearman

Does Idaho County Commissioner candidate, Skip Brandt, donate time picking up garbage along local roads, like both candidate George and wife, Kris Perry, have done regularly for years?

Zumalt: prevent family control

Letter: Dick Artley

If you don’t want Chmelik and his brother-in-law, Mark Frei, to control the Idaho County Commissioners meetings, vote for Jerry Zumalt.

Ashamed to show affiliation? Why?

Letter: Sally Baker

There are several candidates in the upcoming election that do not identify their political affiliation.

Opportunity to change dynamic of business as usual

Lochsa Land Exchange

Sadly, in politics today we too often focus on efforts to disagree rather than engaging in the arenas of ideas to seek solutions to the challenges we face. It is in this arena where visions can be set forth and new horizons can be conquered together.


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