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Friday, August 29



Friday Night Results: Zero Week

Grangeville pulled away with a 43-18 win over Moscow Friday night at GHS and Kamiah handled Zero Week visitor, Victor; Salmon River ran into a powerhouse, Troy.

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Wednesday, August 27

         

Wilderness Society director adopts conservation on Cottonwood ranch

Craig Gehrke has spent more than 30 years in a land-conservation career — working to set aside more wilderness in Idaho for The Wilderness Society and focusing on forest and range management issues on public lands. But Gehrke recently learned firsthand about the potential for implementing conservation measures on private lands — on his family’s ranch near Cottonwood.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Monday Aug. 11 Fuel theft from grain trucks. Traffic offense - rigs driving too fast through town, lime colored pickup speeds every day. Theft of vehicle parts, red Jeep parked on Willow.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Sunday, Aug. 17 Grangeville – Injury one vehicle accident Glenwood Rd/RT; VIN Butcher Creek Ln/NRR; Suspicious people Hwy 7/UNF; Credit card fraud Dasenbrock Rd/RT; Injury one vehicle accident Hwy 14 MP 13/RT; Kooskia – Barking dogs Mattoon Rd/NRR; Civil standby ...

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Idaho suicide prevention hotline adds shifts

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK) continues to expand hours toward 24/7 coverage ahead of schedule, adding two late evening shifts to its current 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday hours.

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GHS wins District II award

At the District II officials meetings last Wednesday night, Aug. 20, “the Grangeville football team, coaches, and fans won the Sportsmanship Award for last year,” GHS football coach Jeff Lindsley said.

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Thank You, Brian

Outgoing Grangeville City Councilor Brian Lorentz was recognized for his service at the regular Aug. 18 meeting with a pen desk set, featuring an antique water meter. Lorentz was appointed to the council in late 2004, was elected to the seat in 2005 and won re-election in 2007 and 2011.

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Reviewed: Leica Geovid 8x42 binoculars To spot, find range at 1,600 yards

I am not an equipment junky. I am usually not one to trade off what I have for something new every time some great hunting tool hits the market. I can immodestly brag that I still have the same rifle, knife and even wife that I started out with 55 years ago; however when it comes to optics that’s a whole different bowl of fish.

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Fall Sports Kick Off

With two-a-days and an intra-squad scrimmage in the books, the Grangeville High School teams are set to open regular season play with a familiar Zero Week opponent: Moscow.

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Golf scramble benefit slated

St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble to benefit the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Grangeville Country Club.

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Group to perform at Nazarene church Aug. 31

The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene is honored to present The Cragun Family, a gospel singing group, Sunday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 515 W. N. 2nd Street.

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Historic preservation meeting set for Aug. 28

The Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission (ICHPC) will host a public meeting to present the citizens of Idaho County with information about the countywide Preservation Plan to be developed throughout the summer and fall.

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‘Salmon Run’ coming up Sept. 13

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend …be safe! Most of you will celebrate the ending of summer and the beginning of fall Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, with trips, picnics, rodeos, rafting, boating, resting, reading, sleeping or even working! Then it is back to work and school on Tuesday, Sept. 2!

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Skydiving wish fulfilled

Let me tell you about my day last Friday. I was sitting in this perfectly good airplane when someone opened the door — well, maybe I better start at the beginning.

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Frigid Fund-raising

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been moving through Grangeville with challenges to local merchants and business owners to donate and/or take the cold dousing.

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Care package a great hit

Thank you and everyone who had a hand in the care package! I knew it was going to be a good one just by the weight of the box.

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Tuesday, August 26



Wednesday, August 20



Pratts serve as grand marshals

Nestled between the towns of Stites and Kooskia on the banks of the Clearwater River may just lay the best place on earth. Just ask Chuck Pratt.

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IDFG volunteer, teens injured in SH 14 crash

Inattentive driving was cited as a factor in last week’s rollover pickup accident on State Highway 14 that injured a man and two teens en route to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game youth salmon camp at Elk City.

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First Things First

Fall sports practices opened statewide on Aug. 15, but teams that scheduled “Zero Week” games started working out together on Aug. 11 in preparation for their season openers.

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Prison time pending for meth dealer

Prison time is pending for a Grangeville methamphetamine dealer, who as a result of his conviction was placed on a 365-day retained jurisdiction rider with the Idaho Department of Correction.

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Celebrate Recovery won’t meet Aug. 22

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, Bible-based approach for men and women to share, study, pray and take the necessary steps to experience a better, sober lifestyle, meets Friday nights in Grangeville.

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Washouts close Magruder Road near state line

Forest Service officials anticipate reopening a section of the Magruder Corridor Road by next Friday, Aug. 29, that closed last week due to damage and blockage suffered during a high water incident.

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Active Network to compensate Idaho hunters

Active Network, the company that provides Fish and Game's online licensing system, experienced technical difficulties Wednesday, Aug. 6, due to the large volume of transactions involving leftover tag purchases and was forced to shut down.

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Tribe ‘surprised’ at tone of county’s letter

The Nez Perce Tribe was “surprised at the tone and unusual nature of the letter” it received from the Idaho County Commission last month; that’s how Nez Perce Tribe chairman Silas Whitman put it in a reply the county received from the tribe on Aug. 12.

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Market Reports

SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — August 15, 2014 Cattle Market Comment: Active market on all classes; 399 head sold. Idaho County Fair Sale, Saturday, Aug. 23. No sales Aug. 22 and 29. Feeder Sale, Sept. 5. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 230 to 260; 400-500 lbs, 220 to 245; 500-600 lbs, 225 to 245; 600-700 lbs, 210 to 235; ...

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Dan Austin new face at Avista

A lifetime of leadership training led Dan Austin to his current position. Austin is the new operations manager for Grangeville’s Avista office.

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Golf scramble benefit slated

St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble to benefit the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Grangeville Country Club.

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Royal Wave

American Indians donned their respective regalia for the Chief Lookingglass Parade in Kamiah, Saturday, Aug. 16. The parade was one part of a three-day festival that included dancing, drumming, food and friends.

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RadioShack is now Verizon phone dealer

LifeFlight will be hosting tours of their helicopter Friday, Aug. 22, in Cottonwood. The helicopter will be landing on the open area above the Prairie football field around 11 a.m. and will stay for approximately two hours.

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Class of ’49

The 1949 graduating class of Grangeville High School met for a time of sharing and remembrance Aug. 10 at the city park.

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Anthony Joseph Steiger

Anthony Joseph Steiger, 85, of Kennewick, Wash., died at home July 29, 2014. Anthony was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Ferdinand, Idaho.

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Art Glover, 82

Art Glover, 82, died Aug. 16, 2014, at his Crane Hill home near Kooskia, Idaho. Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Non-injury Accident Keuterville Rd/RT; Fire Service Flats; Injury Accident WB; Disorderly Pine Bar/UTL; Disabled Vehicle Hwy 95; non-Injury Accident Gulch Rd/RT; ...

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Makin' a Splash

The swimming season for the Grangeville City Pool came to an end on Monday, Aug. 18. Taking advantage of the last few days of swimming was this girl last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, who plugged her nose for a splashdown off the diving board.

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Last column of summer

This is the very last column of the summer. Next week at this time, the kids will be in school. Wednesday, Aug. 27, is their first day back. How crazy is that? This summer just flew by! There’s still time to go for that boat ride and jump in the river though.

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Fire on the Selway

It is important to first address the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department and USFS and fire crews who have moved in to protect us all upriver from this raging forest fire all around us. Know that we appreciate all you have done and continue to do.

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VFW: Support is appreciated

Marlene George writes, the “VFW Wilderness Post 8311 and its Ladies Auxiliary would like to express their appreciation to Elk City and surrounding communities for their support during Elk City Days at the auxiliary breakfast, the post concession stand, and the auxiliary scholarship auction.

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Child screening events on tap

Happy National Senior Citizens Day to all you senior citizens! National Senior Citizens Day is today, Wednesday, Aug. 20! Have a celebration with your senior citizen loved one… and/or help honor other senior citizens.

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Protect elderly from aggressive salesmen at door

Anyone concerned with an elderly parent or grandparent living alone, there are Kirby vacuum salesmen that if let into their home will not leave until your loved one buys it at an absorbent price, often calling ahead offering a free carpet shampoo.

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Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams death struck a chord with many people for a variety of reasons. That his death was due to suicide hit us extra hard.

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On Syringa Hospital, Clinics remodel: Improvements for a safer, more accessible care facility

Syringa Hospital has grown and changed to keep up with changes in our community and in health care. Grangeville General Hospital opened its doors in 1939, 75 years ago. In the 1980s, the patient wing along Main Street was added; in the 1990s the emergency department was added; and in 2006 the Idaho County Nursing Home was acquired from the county and remodeled into a primary care clinic.

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Tuesday, August 19



Friday, August 15



Thursday, August 14



Wednesday, August 13

  

Wildfire update: 3,051 acres torched near Syringa

A fire first reported Aug. 3 on federal ground about one mile southwest of the Johnson Bar Campground took four days to grow to 400 acres, running down into both the Goddard Creek and Elk City Creek drainages; last Friday, Aug. 8, it sprinted south, jumped Goddard Creek and expanded by almost 800 acres.

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Ready To Fire

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers held its sixth JAKES Day outdoorsmanship event Aug. 9 at the Camas Prairie Bowmens Range.

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Aug. 13 v-ball meeting set

Volleyball players and parents will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the GHS gym; this is mandatory, and players will not be allowed to practice until their parent participates in a mandatory meeting with the coaching staff.

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Kiwanis slate Aug. 23 golf tournament

The Grangeville Kiwanis Club will be holding its First Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament Aug. 23, at Grangeville Country Club. Registration for the four-man scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with tee off at 9 a.m. Cost, $40, includes 18 holes of golf, lunch goodie bags, and the chance to win prizes.

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GHS senior Lutz marshalls charity fun run

Grangeville High School senior Addie Lutz is organizing a fun run fund-raiser to benefit the “Families of SMA,” a charity dedicated to fighting spinal muscular atrophy: “the number one genetic killer of children under two...a progressive neuro muscular disease that affects one in 6,000 to 10,000 children worldwide” according to Lutz’s parents, Brad and Genny.

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St. Mary’s Hospital golf scramble set

GRANGEVILLE — St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Grangeville Country Club. Contact Cheri Holthaus, 962-2327.

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Runners’ parents to meet Aug. 14

Parents of those high schoolers interested in running cross-country this fall must attend an organizational meeting for athletes and their parents on Thursday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., in the GHS library.

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Grangeville chamber members meet: new lights needed

The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly board meeting at The Gallery Thursday, July 24, with about 20 people attending. Several items of business were discussed including obtaining new Christmas lights and garland for the downtown light poles.

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Corner Deli ‘awesome addition’

We are smack dab in the middle of our fifth fire season. Hopefully it’ll be done soon. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. The summer is coming to a close. School starts Aug. 27. For me, this summer has just gone by in a blink. I can’t believe we’ve already got to start thinking about a routine. Yuck.

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Klobetanz goes airborne

Private First Class Eric James Klobetanz, son of Norm and Jeannette Klobetanz and a 2011 graduate of SRHS, officially completed basic training on June 12 at Sand Hill Fort Benning, Ga.

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Smokey celebrates his 70th

Smokey the Bear had a 70th birthday party last Saturday, and that night at about midnight a lightning strike came down along the Selway River and started one of the worst fires we’ve seen here in many years.

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Lots of fires cause smoke-filled days

It’s very smoky as I write this morning. According to reports, some fires have been controlled but there are lots of fires around the Northwest that are not yet contained.

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Hypnotist, ventriloquist to perform in Riggins

Friday, Aug. 15, hypnotist Don Spencer will be performing at the Riggins Community Center at 7 p.m., with guest ventriloquist Dakota Spencer. Dakota was the winner of the 2014 Terry Fator Scholarship from Las Vegas and joins his father, Don, the “World’s Fastest Hypnotist.”

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CIAA show set for Aug. 29-30

Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Kamiah Barbecue Days annual Art Show and Sale will be August 29-30. The Barbecue Days show officially opens with an Artists Reception on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5-7 p.m. Cookies will be provided.

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Summer blood drive set Aug. 14 in Kooskia

KOOSKIA – The summer blood drive will be held in Kooskia on Aug. 14, 1 - 6 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church. Donors must have I.D., eat a good meal leading up to the donation and drink plenty of water.

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Frank J. Schober, Jr., 83

Frank J. Schober, Jr., 83, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the Veteran’s Nursing Home in Lewiston. A funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville: Loose dogs Sherwin St Fenn/NRR; Reckless driver Hwy 95/NRR; Extra Patrol; Disabled Vehicle Pine Bar/NRR; Fire Pellet Mill Hwy 95/NRR; Agency Assist NPCO/NRR; Kooskia: Deer vs vehicle Hwy 12 MP 69.5/RT; Dogs chasing mules Red Fir Rd/NRR; Welfare Check Battleridge Rd/NRR; Domestic Dispute/UTL; Theft Hawthorne Ln/NRR; Pedestrian in road/TRA Tribal; Fire Hwy 12 MP 116/TRA FS; Suspicious item Selway River/UNF; GPD – VIN N B St; VIN Washington Ave.

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Tuesday, August 12



Russell E. Simler, 89

Russell E. Simler, 89, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Aug. 12, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, Idaho.

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Eva L. Harris, 91

Eva L. Harris, 91 Kamiah, Idaho Eva L. Harris, 91, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at her Kamiah, Idaho, home. Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.

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Alvin M. Marsh, 60

Alvin M. Marsh, 60, of Grangeville died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Friday, August 8

 

Wednesday, August 6

 

"It Went Quick": Fire destroys pellet production facility at Grangeville

Sawdust continues to smolder at Rocky Canyon Pellet Company following a Monday evening fire that destroyed its main production facility and damaged adjacently stored product. Owner Lot Smith initially estimates a half-million dollars in damages as a result, hitting the wood pellet fuel manufacturing facility at the worst possible moment, he said: the start of their season.

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Songs Of Faith

Eagle Song, a group of Northwest Nazarene University alumni, performed songs as part of the entertainment at Sunday’s Raspberry Festival, an annual fund-raiser for the Historical Museum at the Monastery of St. Gertrude near Cottonwood.

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Highrange blaze near White Bird 1,250 acres

Ominous clouds move through the area every August, but last weekend an especially cruel twist of lightning struck fire into an area stoutly defended by a local fire crew just three weeks ago. Though the Pittsburg Fire eventually swelled to 8,000 acres, an interagency command credited a Salmon River Ranger District crew’s initial attack with stopping the fire’s advance below Highrange Ridge.

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Just ‘livin’ the dream ’

Sitting in my office this past week, grateful that I have an office here in the wilderness, a guy walks in and I asked him, “How ya doin’?”, he replies, “Livin’ the dream.” It brought a smile to my face, and so from now on I’ll use that as my comeback, I am livin’ the dream, and here’s what was in my dreams this week!

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville – Cows in rd Hwy 95 MP 240/NRR; Vehicle parked blocking rd Hwy 95 MP 236/NRR; Theft of tools Country Court Dr/RT; VIN Cemetery Rd/NRR; Disabled vehicle blocking Hwy 12 & Poor Farm Rd/UTL; Kooskia – Agency Assist/Tribal Police w/ report of intoxicated & disorderly male Depot St/TRA – Tribal Police; Probation violation Carlisle Ct/TRA – Tribal Police; ...

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JAKES Day set for Aug. 9

The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers, will host its sixth JAKES Day outdoorsmanship event for ages 3-14 on Aug. 9 at the Camas Prairie Bowmens Range south of town on the Grangeville-Salmon Road.

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Football camp set Aug. 11-12

A Bulldog Football Fundamentals Camp for kids third grade through eighth grade is scheduled to run 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-12. Cost is $30 each for all kids from any schools in our area.

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Aug. 13 v-ball meeting slated

Volleyball players and parents will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the GHS gym; this is mandatory, and players will not be allowed to practice until their parent participates in a mandatory meeting with the coaching staff.

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Runners’ parents to meet Aug. 14

Parents of those high schoolers interested in running cross-country this fall must attend an organizational meeting for athletes and their parents on Thursday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., in the GHS library.

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Consecutive mild winters set up big deer possibilities

Many Idaho hunters are optimistic about taking a deer, or maybe even two, this fall. Three consecutive mild winters across most of Idaho are resulting in unusually high numbers of mule deer and whitetail deer. Survival rates have been higher than average in five of the last six years.

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Night golf scheduled

What’s night golf? It’s golf played on the course after dark with special glo-balls and other illuminated equipment — “the second most fun thing you can do in the dark,” according to organizers Lois Geary and Lynda Williams.

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Waterfowl plan public comments due Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters in Idaho have a chance to comment on proposed 2014-2015 duck and goose seasons during an upcoming open house scheduled Friday, Aug. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

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Walt Luman Memorial 2-Man Best Ball: Huff, Brown win on a tiebreaker

Jason Huff and Trent Brown extended their winning streak at the annual Walt Luman Memorial 2-Man Best Ball last weekend, Aug. 2-3, at Grangeville Country Club, but only by way of a tiebreaker against the only other team to win the tournament in recent memory: 2010 champions Lucio Morales and Travis Gibbens.

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GCF grant cycle now open

Grangeville Community Foundation recently announced the 2014 grant cycle opened Aug. 1st. GCF will accept applications for Grangeville projects until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Grant guidelines and 2014 GCF grant application forms are available for download on the GCF web page.

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GHS class of 1949 will meet Aug. 10

The 1949 graduating class of Grangeville High School will host a time of visiting and remembering for their 65th reunion. They will meet Sunday, Aug. 10, Grangeville’s Pioneer (City) Park at 4 p.m. All who graduated near that time is also welcome to join.

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VFW, auxiliary to offer food during Elk City Days

Post 8311 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will offer a sausage, pancake and egg breakfast during Elk City Days Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 to 10 a.m. In addition they will provided hamburger and hot-dog concessions starting at 11 a.m.

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FCCLA to host yard sale

Grangeville High School’s FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America) will host a yard sale Aug. 16, at 617 West North 2nd Street, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Blood drive is Aug. 14

The summer blood drive will be held in Kooskia on Aug. 14, 1 - 6 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church. Donors must have I.D., eat a good meal leading up to the donation and drink plenty of water. Call Madison Fisher at 451-5876.

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School registrations scheduled locally

Registration for Grangeville High School is set for Aug. 18-21. Seniors register Monday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to noon; juniors register Monday, Aug. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Sophomores are set to register Tuesday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to noon and freshmen who attended Grangeville Elementary and Sts. Peter and Paul schools last year will also register Aug. 19, 1 to 4 p.m.

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PTCCU’s appreciation lunch will be this Friday

An open house is set for North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood recognizing their 40th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ceremony taking place at 1 pm. Tours of the facility will be available.

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Celebrate Recovery meets weekly

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, Bible-based approach for men and women to share, study, pray and take the necessary steps to experience a better, sober lifestyle, meets Friday nights in Grangeville.

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Everyone loves results

Unintended results are usually a bummer. In the pharmaceutical world they would call these “side effects.”

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Ham operators needed for Lewiston event

Three Rivers Amateur Radio Club is seeking ham radio operators who are needed to provide communications for the “Thunder on the Snake” jet boat races near Lewiston Aug. 23 and 24.

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Into The Blue

Grangeville swimmers, including Jillian Hausladen, dove in at their home swim meet last Saturday, Aug. 2. [Note: Results for this meet were not available before the print deadline; we’ll run ‘em when we get ‘em. —AO]

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Elk City Days this weekend

Well, it’s almost here… Elk City Days, that is! Hope you all have made plans to be there. In case you have forgotten when your favorite event is scheduled, or any of them, there are posters up around town to guide you.

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Big Cedar reunion is Aug. 13

If you were ever a student at the Big Cedar School, east of Kooskia, you are invited to attend a gathering for an evening of reminiscing about your school days. They will meet in the Big Cedar schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m. on Aug.13. Refreshments will be provided by the Big Cedar Homemakers. For information contact Kris Perry at 926-4979. It is real important for all who ever attended this school to attend this meeting. Much of the history of the school and the area is in your head. Meet with others, exchange stories, recollections and memories, and help record this beautiful school’s history.

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Prairie’s harvest under way

Harvest started on the Camas Prairie this week. It seemed like all of a sudden it was in full swing. Eric Wassmuth was putting his new combine to the test. It is a New Holland with a 36-foot header. It seems to be doing a good job and makes short work of a field. Yields are good this year.

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Give blood Aug. 12

Riggins community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! The blood drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room, 1102 S. Main St., Riggins, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Otter delivers on bad expectations

When Cecil Andrus was governor, he stopped his “Capitol for a Day” trips during campaign season. Why? It was unethical to campaign on the public dime.

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Vets needed to help VA services

The men and women of our Armed Forces face many challenges as they protect our nation. Because of the unique challenges they face and solemn sacrifices they make, Congress must support the needs of service members both on the battlefield and upon their return. The recent exposure of the mistreatment of veterans seeking assistance through the U.S.

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Tuesday, August 5



JoAnn L. Johnson, 58

JoAnn L. Johnson, 58, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, July 2, 2014, at her home on the South Fork of the Clearwater River near Grangeville.

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