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Lewis County welcomes, says thanks

Swearing-in of Elected Officials, Social/Retirement Party and Courthouse Luncheon for Retiring Judge Stephen Calhoun

On Monday, Jan. 9, Commissioner Greg Johnson welcomed everyone in attendance at the Lewis County Courthouse, to witness the swearing in of the Lewis County elected officials and new Magistrate Judge Victoria Olds.

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Stenzel joins Central Idaho Properties

After 21 years with Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood, Todd Stenzel is ready for a change.

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Nez Perce Clearwater NF names Rogers as new safety officer

Brett Rogers is the new safety manager for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Rogers has been the assistant fire management officer (AFMO) on the Lochsa Ranger District for the past four years.

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Food Bank Donation

Representatives of Pine Tree Credit Union in Grangeville presented a $4,832 check to volunteers with the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Funds were raised through the second annual food drive – sponsored by the credit union and Bud’s Powersports that matched $3 with every dollar donated.

It's Your Business: Dr. Lane, Camas Prairie Eye Clinic make move

Dr. Jill Lane, O.D., has moved her Camas Prairie Eye Clinic to 405 East Main Street (across from Pioneer Park and next to Les Schwab). Visit her website at or call 983-3732.

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NICI inmates hand out presents

Inmates from North Idaho Correctional Institution at Cottonwood handed out presents of their own making on Friday, Dec. 23, to residents at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood Shelter Home, and in Grangeville at Meadowlark Homes and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation.

Clearwater Valley News: Clearwater meal site serves lunch twice a month

I talked to Bill Grady up in Clearwater the other day. He told me they had their first Wednesday lunch of the year last week. Sixteen people came for lunch and dined on chicken rice vegetable soup, banana bread and whole wheat rolls.

Elk City News: Elk herd feeds alongside horses

As you can see by the photo, the Elk City elk herd looks pretty good! I get to see them a lot since I drive by them on my way to work at the hotel. The only time, obviously, that they aren’t there is in the heat of hunting season. The elk and the horses get along fine. In fact, when Tim feeds his horses, the elk just stand a little apart from the activity! Remember, these are not domesticated elk.

Riggins News: Little Salmon River sees ice pilings up to 15 inches thick

My second quote of 2017 is “Do one act of kindness each day of this year and change 365 lives.” Anthony Douglas Williams. You have 354 opportunities to change lives…and you know it will change your life, too!

Cottonwood News: VFW breakfast set for community hall Jan. 22

Are you tired of the snow yet? I would be if it wasn’t such a beautiful blue with the shadows on it! And the sunrise and sunset each day is amazing. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It’s not too late. Be a better you by the end of this year.

White Bird News: Start year off with volunteer efforts

New year – new beginnings! Oh, what to do, you ask yourself. Our little town is looking for volunteers for various activities throughout the year. You ask yourself if you would be able to do this or do they really need you – the answer is yes!

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ARC Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reported a great turnout for its blood drive in Grangeville last Thursday, Jan. 6, held at the Idaho National Guard Armory, with 68 donors generating 60 units.

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TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News: Jan. 11, 2017

• Gordo, a two-and-a-half-year-old purebred German Shepherd, and his handler, Deputy Mike Chlebowski, were officially recognized last week with their Idaho Police Officer Standards and Truinging certification in drug detection.

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Royal Donors

Border Days Royalty earned $136 through hot cocoa donations at the Winter Magic Tree lighting event for 2016 at Pioneer Park. Money was donated to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteer Carol Schmidt, Border Days Princess Micaela Farris, food bank volunteer Bonnie Austin and Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens.

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Mr. GHS Scholarship Pageant set for Friday

Grangeville High School senior Marissa Kennedy is out to prove pageants aren’t just for girls. As part of her senior project, Kennedy is organizing the “Mr. GHS Scholarship Pageant.” This event is set for Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room.

Community Briefs: Jan. 11, 2017

The Community Soup Canteen will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will be served at the Presbyterian Church at 7th and Hill Streets in Kamiah. Faith Lutheran Church will provide the meal and the lunch is free and open to all.

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Webber to celebrate 80th birthday

Edna Mae Webber will celebrate her 80th birthday. A celebration is planned for Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Lewiston Community Center, 1 to 4 p.m. Her family members, Audrey Wasem, Joyce Forsmann and Cheryll Webber and their families will be hosts for the event.

Records: Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Idaho County Dispatch Log: Jan 2 - Jan. 8

Addressing the college, career part of Idaho’s public education system

Guest Opinion

As we near the midway point in successfully implementing the 20 recommendations from the 2013 Task Force for Improving Education, it’s time to turn our attention to the postsecondary part of Idaho’s K-through-Career education system.

Suspect history will return favor to Obama

Letter to the Editor

Tribune headline Jan. 6: Obama plans final White House bash before term ends.


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