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Friday, October 31



Friday Night Results: Week 9

With the start of the playoffs, football results came early this week. With a comprehensive victory over Wallace Thursday, Prairie reached the quarterfinals, which will be played Nov. 7 at the Kibbie Dome depending on the results of the Oakley-Notus game to be played tomorrow. On the other side of the 1AD1 bracket, Kamiah defeated Horseshoe Bend 62-38. In the 2A bracket, Grangeville crushed Nampa Christian 47-13.

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State volleyball tournaments: Friday afternoon results

During the second round of the 2A tournament Friday afternoon, Grangeville was eliminated by West Side. Prairie defeated Oakley and Genesee Friday and remains alive for the title in the 1AD1 bracket, with the Pirates' set to play Troy for a berth in the state title game.

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Wednesday, October 29

 

Frei: deep roots, independent

Mark Frei is an excellent choice for Idaho County Commissioner on Nov. 4. He brings strong leadership skills and a financial background to support his vision for increased economic opportunity for residents of Idaho County.

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Halloween events this Friday

Reformed Church event set 5-8 p.m.; treats, crafts GRANGEVILLE — All are welcome to stop by the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church Oct. ...

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Primping Pumpkins

Friends gathered at The Gallery in Grangeville for the annual “Pumpkin Therapy” night Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Council tables cat licensing issue to Nov. 3 meeting

Ending a city regulation for cat licensing is looking to be no simple matter for the Grangeville City Council. And comment at last week’s regular meeting shows the issue lies deeper than whether there’s a tag dangling or not from a collar.

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Coho season coming through

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Oct. 20 approved an historic fishery for the first time ever: a specific season for coho salmon is open in Idaho.

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USFS head, Brazell, to step down

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests confirmed a new forest supervisor will soon step in for retiring forest supervisor Rick Brazell. Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest deputy supervisor Cheryl Probert will shadow Brazell during the transition and is scheduled to report Nov. 17.

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No holding back

With one of the school’s Class of 2015 most decorated athletes hampered by injury, Prairie seniors Hunter McWilliams, Isaiah Shears and Mason Dalgliesh provided the scoring punch the Pirates required to win during a key matchup in the Whitepine League's regular season finale last Friday night, Oct. 24.

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Pages succeed in first hunting seasons

On the Sunday morning of Opening Weekend 2014, Jackson Page, 10, went to his dad to ask for a chance to go after a deer he had seen weeks earlier and decided would be his come hunting season.

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Poaching stirs anger among social networks

Several recent poaching cases are catching the attention of Facebook users who follow the Citizens Against Poaching page; a trophy mule deer shot before rifle season in Caribou County, two five-point bull elk shot out of season in Owyhee County, five mule deer with backstraps removed, left to waste in Homedale. The list goes on.

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Frei: business, jobs his focus

We would like to offer our support of Mark Frei for Idaho County Commissioner. We have always known Mark to be a man of integrity and strong principles.

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WB Rec. District: for common good

It’s very exciting that our small town and its surrounding residents are working hard to maintain the integrity of our community by creating a brand new parks and recreation district.

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Apply the same political standard to everyone

As I read some of last week’s letters, I worry about the politics of agendas. What I see elected public officials and candidates for public office vilified and accused by innuendo and cherry-picked phrases as having hidden agendas for personal gain.

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WB Rec. District: win-win for area

Idaho County is one of the most diverse counties in the State of Idaho. We have much to be grateful for. We have rich and productive prairies, beautiful mountains and hunting grounds, lowland fishing holes and geographical canyons that rival our national landscape heritage.

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Frei: a strong leader for county

We are asking for your support of Mark Frei for Idaho County Commissioner because of his sincere interest in the future of Idaho County and his ability to make those decisions that will guarantee a promising future.

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Republican: clear choice for county

There is a clear choice in the upcoming county elections Nov 4th. For six years there has been no increase in property tax levy mil amounts, saving the Idaho County taxpayer millions of dollars.

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Perry: Willing to listen to us

Idaho County needs new thinkers at the commissioners’ office. We have had too much of Brandt’s “done deal” politics. The people of Idaho County deserve better.

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Poachers disregard life, property

Poaching, always a problem this time of year, sometimes threatens homes. “We have been very, very busy,” IDFG conservation officer George Fischer said Monday, Oct. 27. “This deer was shot and left in a yard up Cow Creek.”

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville – Welfare check Gville area/NRR; Reckless driver Hwy 95 MP 285/NRR; Medical Pittsburg Landing; Medical Prairie Ave; Agency assist for backup Hwy 95 MP 247/NRR; Fire Lukes Gulch Rd; Kooskia – Medical Hwy 162 ...

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Citizen dispute - can hear yelling coming from residence. RP advised son is missing his rifle. Unknown if stolen or fell out of vehicle. Missing between Riggins and Kamiah, 223 Remington Model 700 bolt action, black stock with stainless steel muzzle.

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Big Cedar Homemakers

On Oct. 8, nine members of the Big Cedar Homemakers Club met at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse with two guests, Jo Hinds and Caron Turner.

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Rough Riders 4-H Club

Rough Riders met in Grangeville Oct. 15. Those present were Rachel, Kortney, Hailey, Bella, Demi, Macenzie, Micaela, Iseyda and Colby. Leaders present were Debbie and Lisa. Several parents were there as well.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Oct. 20 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores VonBargen opened the Oct. 21 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. There were no guests this week. There were 45 meals served with 14 takeouts. Diane Schultz won the free dinner.

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Affiliation shame more a concern than relations

I find it interesting that some folks in Idaho County are so concerned that a Republican candidate for county commissioner is married to a sitting commissioner’s sister. They imply that having two members of an extended family (by marriage) in the same government body would cause disaster.

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Mt. Idaho Gymnastics reopens

After 15 years of retirement, Mt. Idaho Gymnastics (MIG) is back in full force. “Everything just came together like a perfect puzzle,” smiled MIG owner Lynn Welborn. “Really, there was just one miracle after another.”

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Three Bulldogs qualify for state

Three Grangeville High School cross-country runners — Diego Barela, Kaleala Bass, and Emily Kaschmitter — qualified to run at Eagle Island State Park. “Kaleala ran a superb race finishing in third,” coach Les Loeber said. “She improved her time by 54 seconds from two weeks earlier.”

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Bulldogs headed to Nampa

Orofino’s 15-14 win over St. Maries during Grangeville’s bye week resolved the Central Idaho League standings tension that kept the CIL tight into the final week of regular season play.

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A bear for the books? Duman’s may be

A black bear weighing 600-plus pounds could not have mistaken a Cottonwood-area photographer’s intentions on Oct. 21, but it turns out Renee Duman has as good an eye with her rifle as she has with her portraiture rig.

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GOP Tour

The Idaho Republican Bus Tour swept through the region for state and federal candidates to meet with local voters.

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Demon god hides in GOP ad?

Has anyone else noticed it again - that strange positioning of the stars on the GOP political elephant banner? Page 5 in my local paper of Oct. 23 shows it, and I expect it may be there again this week.

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Denney: consider for Sec. of State

Fourteen of my 17 years with the Idaho Legislature were spent as Lawerence Denney’s administrative assistant. If I did not believe in him, trust him, I would not have stayed.

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Balukoff: real world experience

For nearly 30 years I’ve known A.J. Balukoff. He is moderate, and an outstanding member of the business community. I highly respect his business acumen.

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Risch, Labrador want to dispose of public lands

The following report was compiled recently in Idaho on economic benefits of public lands: “Outdoor recreation (mostly on public lands) creates more than 77,000 jobs, $6.3 billion in consumer spending, $1.8 billion in wages and $461 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a new report from the Outdoor Industry Association.

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Chilcott: strong voice for Dist. 7

Earlier this summer I met Jessica Chilcott, a social worker and active volunteer from Sagle who is running for District 7 House, Seat A. Her enthusiasm for education issues really impressed me. Her website quotes her: “I know that education continues to be the single most effective way for individuals and families to get and stay out of poverty.”

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Chilcott: dynamic and well-spoken

Have you met Jessica Chilcott? Wow! This dynamic, clear-headed, well-spoken young woman is obviously the best choice to actually represent District 7 in the State Legislature.

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Balukoff: decent, reasonable man

I identify with the T.V. ad of the Republican who will vote for A.J. Balukoff. As a Republican, I am totally dissatisfied with those in power now who refuse to listen to their constituents.

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Kooskia Saddliers dinner, meeting on tap for Nov. 9

The Kooskia Saddliers will host their annual Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kooskia on Broadway Ave. Setup is at noon with the dinner at 1 p.m. Following the dinner will be the meeting and election of officers.

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Revival services slated for Cottonwood

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cottonwood invites the public to attend revival services. Pastor and evangelist Paul Thompson from Eastside Baptist Church, Twin Falls, will be conducting services Nov. 2-5. Sunday, Nov. 2, services will at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3-5 will be at 7 p.m.

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GHS conferences are this week

Parent teacher conferences will be held at Grangeville High School Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31. The conference schedule is as follows: Wednesday conferences will be from 4:30 - 8 p.m.; Thursday – (no school) conferences from 8 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Friday there will be no school.

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Harpster craft show is Nov. 1

The 26th annual Harpster Craft Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Harpster Community Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot lunch of sloppy joes, or sausage dogs, and homemade pie will be available for purchase and coffee is free.

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GHS Veterans Day assembly set for Nov. 11

Grangeville High School will host its annual Veterans Day assembly Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend this assembly put on by students under the direction of GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan.

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BCH to meet Nov. 3 at Kooskia

The North Central Idaho Back Country Horsemen (BCH) will host their monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 3, Clearwater Valley High School library in Kooskia at 7 p.m.

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Veterans Day assembly set for Prairie school

The Cottonwood School District will present a program for veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. in the Prairie Junior-Senior High School Gym. All veterans and their family members are invited, as well as parents and the public.

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Schmadeka is EOU graduate

Vickey Schmadeka of Grangeville, graduated from Eastern Oregon University during the 2013-14 academic year. Schmadeka earned a BS degree in physical activity and health.

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Lyla Simmons 90th birthday party is Nov. 8

Lyla Simmons will be celebrating her 90th birthday Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Lewiston Orchard Community Church located at 822 Bryden Ave, Lewiston, with a potluck lunch from noon until 3:30 pm. Meat and drinks furnished.

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GCF awards event scheduled for Nov. 6

The second annual Grangeville Community Foundation Appreciation and Awards Event will be held at The Gallery Thursday, Nov. 6. Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m., and grants to eight Grangeville organizations will be awarded from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Group ponders wilderness at 50 years

Friends of the Clearwater, Wilderness Watch, and the U.S. Forest Service co-sponsored 50 Years: A Celebration of Wilderness and our National Wilderness Preservation System on Sept.

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Market Report: October 28, 2014

Cattle Market Comment: Light calves - steady to stronger; Heavy feeders, $1 to $3 lower; 893 head sold. Next Sale, Oct. 31. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 260 to 299; 400-500 lbs.,...

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Classes, ‘moonlite’ shopping upcoming

Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has a couple of upcoming classes. Low Anxiety Dancing for Couples will be offered by instructors Jeff and Carla Wilkins Nov. 18 at Grangeville High School. Cost is only $10 and the Wilkins are donating the proceeds to GHS for dual credit scholarships.

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Coho ComeBack

Sabrina Sims of Wisconsin, and her dad, Steve Sims of Grangeville, put in about three hours to catch this coho salmon on a spoon lure last Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Middle Fork Clearwater River

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Homecoming Band

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School 7/8 Band performed in the University of Idaho Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 18, in Moscow.

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Museum to present Idaho mining program

This Thursday, Oct. 30, historian Tom Blanchard will present, “Mining in Idaho: Today and Yesterday.” The lecture is the final event of the 15th annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.

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Veterans meal Nov. 11

We all know that Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and to celebrate our veterans and the sacrifice they have made for us since the founding of the Republic, the VFW Post, VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Post invite all of you to a community meal to honor their service.

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SD, Mac’s set parties

Happy Halloween everybody! A great big thank you to the Brumley family and all the people who volunteered their time at the Halloween party for the kids. Thank you, Maggie and Beth for running the cake walk that lasted a very long time.

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Parish dinner on tap for Sunday

Prairie Community Library’s Bräts & Brew Fest went very well this year with only a few minor hitches. There was a good list of auction items. The Coffey Twins lived up to their reputation and kept the crowd dancing. John and Mary Funke won first place in the dance contest. Second place went to Greg Frei and his partner, and third place went to Bud and Sylvia Uhling. Prizes were given out by the judge, Jane Burgess.

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Kooskia Clinic renovates space

Syringa Kooskia Clinic will be experiencing growing pains. They are currently remodeling the old Eldon’s Sausage space to make an additional exam room and make more space for therapy services.

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Quilters have auction success

Halloween is this Friday, Oct. 31 … be ready for those little trick or treaters. Kids, wear light colored clothing or carry a flashlight …little ones, be sure to have an adult with you. Have fun and be safe. Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Fun

Grangeville High School FFA and student council put on the annual carnival and haunted house at GHS Friday, Oct. 24. Kids from the area had fun being scared and participating in a variety of carnival events such as bowling and face painting.

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Tuesday, October 28



Esther Cash, 94

Esther Cash, 94 of Grangeville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Services are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Carl W. Paul, 101

Carl W. Paul, 101, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Oct. 28, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at Trenary Funeral Home with a reception following at the VFW Hall.

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Elizabeth G. Fogarty, 63

Elizabeth G. “Beth” Fogarty, 63, of Grangeville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Services are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Friday, October 24



Wednesday, October 22

 

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Gold Ferry crossing - RP hit a deer, has extensive front end damage. Vehicle, red Dodge Caliber is parked at the historial site not blocking. RP is home now in Orofino and was advised to call in the morning for a report. ...

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Sunday, Oct. 12 Grangeville – Deer shot on private property Cove Rd/TRA – FISH & GAME; Medical Reservation Line Rd; Cow in Rd Mt Idaho Grade Rd & Cove Rd/NRR; Closed season mule deer...

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Organizations

Grangeville Senior Citizens; Cottonwood Senior Citizens; Kiwanis meet in Grangeville

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ISP investigates collision

Idaho State Police is investigating a multiple injury crash that occurred earlier this month at the Johnston and Tolo Lake roads intersection west of Grangeville.

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Joe Wilson

A celebration of life memorial service for Joe Wilson, 96, of White Bird, who died Oct. 7, 2014, will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, ...

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Hattie Stinnett

Hattie Stinnett, 91, of Riggins died peacefully at her home on Friday, Oct. 17. ...

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James D. McCullough

James D. McCullough, 74, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, ...

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Russell Paul Lovell

Russell Paul Lovell, 32, was born July 24, 1982, in Grangeville, Idaho, at Syringa General Hospital to Robert and Dorothy (Young) Lovell. He passed away on Oct. 15, 2014, at home in St. Helens, Ore. ...

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Kubs climb league standings

Had the opening moments of Kamiah’s homecoming game served as any guide, visiting Genesee might have found a way to turn a halftime tie into a clear victory last Friday night, Oct. 17.

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Savages take two in a row

Salmon River took care of the ball and punished turnovers to win their second game of the season. The 60-22 victory over Garden Valley last Friday night, Oct. 17, doubled as a league victory, keeping Salmon River’s slim playoff hopes alive.

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Senators pass Bulldogs’ test

A Saturday trip to southern Idaho put Grangeville on the same field with a team primed to pursue the 3A football title when the playoffs open next month. Gooding flexed its main muscle — “do-everything” senior Josh Finley — and carried the day 54-27 on Oct. 18.

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Bruner, Pirates clock Loggers

Prairie put up 44 points during the first quarter last Friday night, Oct. 17, and quarterback Jake Bruner had a hand in each of the first four.

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Runners prepped for Potlatch

The Grangeville cross-country team’s meet last Saturday, Oct. 18, was “a great tune-up and preparation for our district meet this Thursday at Potlatch,” coach Les Loeber said.

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Sweep takes GHS to state

With a state tournament berth available to the district winner, Grangeville played brilliantly to win in extra sets against both Orofino (26-24, 24-26, 28-26, 25-21, 15-9) and St. Maries (25-21, 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 16-14) last Saturday, Oct. 18.

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4-H achievement awards announced

What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2014 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Chloe Rowland, Aidan Acton and Sydney Rylaarsdam-Schoo. In the intermediate category are Anna Kaschmitter, Sydney Andrews, Lauren Goldman and Rachel Kelley. Senior honorees include Mitchel Nuxoll, Selena Davila and Elizabeth Orgish.

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Community...in brief

Holiday items sought; GHS haunted house to spook residents this Friday night; GEMS PTA will meet Nov. 11; GHS conferences are next week; No tricks, just treats on Oct. 31; GCF awards event scheduled for Nov. 6; Trunk or Treat event will be held Oct. 31; Farmers’ Market craft show will be held Nov. 8; Saturday morning fun set for kids Nov. 1; Revival services slated for Cottonwood; American Legion sets dinner, membership round-up; Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship is Oct. 25; Harvest party set for Halloween night at Nazarene church; GHS music department fall concert is Oct. 28; Arts, craft sale set for Nov. 8; Harpster craft show is Nov. 1; Encouragers to meet Oct. 23 at Oscar’s; Assumption Parish dinner to be held Nov. 2

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Library offers variety of activities

Where’s the hub of the community? Well, one of them is in the center of town at Grangeville Centennial Library. According to librarian Becky Hosman, the library has a lot going on, including some upcoming activities.

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Blood drive set for Kooskia Oct. 28

The Kooskia Fall Blood Drive runs from 2 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Valley Bible Church. Be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water leading up to donations. Those donating must have ID or a donor card. Message or call 208-305-8132 for a donation time.

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Stites Baptist to host Bible study

Stites Baptist Church is starting a new ladies Bible study entitled, “The Inheritance,” by Beth Moore. This is set for the Stites Baptist Church each Wednesday, 1 p.m., beginning Oct. 29. There is no cost and books will be provided.

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Bears abound around town

Seems there are bears showing up in people’s yards and campsites near town in the last couple of months. There have been at least five sightings close in with three other bears being shot, one of which was on the front porch of a resident near town. Wonder what this unusual activity portends?

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ROW closes for season

River Dance Lodge (ROW) at Syringa is closed for the season. Their huckleberry pie is homemade and the best ever, but you’ll have to wait ‘til 2015!

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Memorial service held for Shoemaker

A memorial service for Cameron Shoemaker, 40 years young and a highly decorated 1st Sgt. in the U. S. Army, was held at the Salmon River Community Church Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Blood drive Oct. 28

Kooskia Fall Blood Drive will be on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 2-6 p.m. at the Valley Bible Church on the corner of Broadway and Highway 13. Be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water leading up to your donation. You must have ID or your donor card. Call for appointment at 305-8132. We need to schedule as many as possible before the event. If you can help with the blood drive on that day they are in need of volunteers. If you can help, call the above phone number. If possible, ask a friend to come with you to help.

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Three-way race for commission in District 2

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.

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Certified tracking dogs can help hunters find lost game

It is an agonizing ordeal when one loses a game animal. It is absolutely one of the worst feelings a conscientious hunter can endure. In order to prevent this type of occurrence Edd and Leanne Woslum in cooperation with the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, have trained blood tracking dogs. The sole purpose in life for these dedicated hard-working animals — other than running and playing — is to seek and track a hunter’s wounded game animal on demand.

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Excess government ‘hampers efficiency’ says Shepherd

Incumbent Republican Paul Shepherd of Riggins and challenger Democrat Kenneth Murray Meyers of Sagle are vying for the District 7B House position in the Nov. 4 general election. District 7 encompasses Idaho, Clearwater, Shoshone and a portion of Bonner counties.

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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.”

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Market Report

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

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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.

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Mass casualty drill trains providers for the worst

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.

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PES only Idaho school to be honored

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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Majors crowned Mrs. Idaho 2015

Charity (Gaston) Majors - Mrs. Boise Metro, daughter of Steve and Sue Gaston, former Riggins residents, was crowned Mrs. Idaho at the 2014 Mrs. Idaho Pageant in Boise Saturday, Oct. 18, with 39 ladies vying for the position. Charity will now go on to the Mrs. America Pageant and hopefully to the Mrs. World Pageant. Charity represents Camp Rainbow Gold, a children’s cancer camp. Her platform is “health and nutrition, and being beaYOUtiful - being yourself is beautiful.” Her husband, Chris, is a Boise firefighter and Charity owns Boise Fitness Factory. She is a health and fitness coach and a graduate of Albertson College. Boise’s Kaley Sparling, who won Mrs. Idaho America in 2013, is the reigning Mrs. World. There are many amazing women in Idaho and across America who do wonderful things in and for their communities.

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Brats and Brew on tap

Photos for the Chamber of Commerce scarecrow decoration contest are now on the chamber’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/CottonwoodIdahoChamber. Go there to check them out and you can be the judges. The winners will be chosen by which ones have the most “likes” on the Facebook page. The first-place business will receive $50 in chamber bucks with the second-place winner receiving $20 in chamber bucks.

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Vote freedom, vote Republicans

I have to agree with Mr. Jeffery [Oct. 8 issue]. We all should reflect on elected officials’ voting records. Have they done well? Have they only done badly?

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Zumalt: has the experience, well-qualified

Of great concern, Idaho County Commissioner Chmelik’s brother-in-law, Mark Frei, is a candidate for county commissioner. It’s bad government to place concentrated power in any one family, no matter who they are.

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County GOP ads are offensive

I find the political advertisements run in the Idaho County Free Press and “paid for by the Idaho County Republicans” offensive.

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Denney: right for sec. of state

Lawerence Denney is the right choice for Secretary of State. He is a pure Idahoan, down-to-earth, honest, intelligent and experienced in rural and state issues from personal experience as a farmer, outdoorsman and legislature leader.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Need balance, independence on commission

In 2012 the American Lands Council formed. Its sole purpose is states taking over federal land. Our county commissioners gave it $5,000 of taxpayers’ money and is spending another $2,000 on a supposed outside expert for advice.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
 

Opportunity to change dynamic of business as usual

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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
 

Zumalt: prevent family control

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

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Perry: hands-on, involved locally

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?

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Frei: will listen to the people

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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Frei: win-win for commission

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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
 

No sanction by clerk for GOP ads

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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


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.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Recipes sought from county residents

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 lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Sunday, October 19



Volleyball tournaments: Bulldogs advance

Grangeville's offense put Madison Brown (42 kills, 4.2 per game) in position to take point after point during the first day of 2A District I-II volleyball tournament day -- which GHS survived with wins over Orofino and St. Maries.

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Friday, October 17



Friday Night Results: Week 7

Kamiah surged to victory, 50-20, during the second half of Friday night's homecoming game. Elsewhere, Prairie and Salmon River won in lopsided fashion.

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Thursday, October 16



Grangeville tops Orofino on senior night

Grangeville defeated Orofino (25-9, 25-13, 20-25, 25-14) Thursday night and will be seeded higher than the Maniacs when the 2A District I-II tournament opens on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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District II volleyball tournament brackets announced

The upper and lower division 1A volleyball tournament brackets have been announced. In the upper division, CV and Kamiah open on Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. In the lower division, Summit will open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. All games are at LCSC.

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Wednesday, October 15

    

Gunfire, fight ends in felony charges

A gunfire incident in Grangeville earlier this month has resulted in felony charges for two 35-year-old men. Preliminary hearings are set this Friday, Oct. 17, in magistrate court for Mike A. Heisey of Moriarty, N.M., and Abraham A. Oman of Grangeville.

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Forests welcome visiting hunters

Hunters have informational tools to choose from this hunting season, including the 2014 Clearwater Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM), Clearwater Motorized Travel Guide, and the availability to download vehicle use and visitor maps on a new app.

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Nice Shot

Dillon Alder, 17, a junior at Grangeville High School this fall, shot his first elk last Sunday, Oct. 11, near Elk City.

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Sparse news week

News is sparse this week. I could tell you I saw a big dead moose in the back of someone’s truck last weekend, or that I saw a dead beaver in front of cabin #10, but it’s all been reported before. The flies are bad and the bees are gone. The river is low and the turkeys are everywhere. Everything else is just about the same.

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Hospice seeks canning rings for program

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, in an ongoing effort to help customers succeed financially. Visit www.wellsfargo.com/freecreditscore.

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Quilters fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25

Blevins Agency Real Estate located at 101 North Main Street in Riggins, just north of Riggins Elementary School, is holding its annual open house tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Relief group chops firewood

Our community has been saddened by the loss of Mr. Joe Wilson. He’s been a great friend and neighbor to everyone who knew him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and each other.

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Wolf sightings reported

Several wolf sightings have been reported in and around town in the last couple of months. Wonder if that is why there is no game close in!

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Day on transplant list

St. Mary’s Hospital will be hosting a welcome/farewell dinner on Oct. 27 to welcome Dr. Abby Luensmann and nurse practitioner Scarlett Uhlenkott, and to say good-bye to Dr. Farnworth and his family...

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GHS boys improving

Grangeville cross-country runners continued to improve; they tested the district race course Oct. 9 at Potlatch with favorable results.

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Bulldogs crush St. Maries in key CIL showdown

After a week of shuffling players into new roles in the wake of a narrow loss in their Central Idaho League opener earlier this month, the Bulldogs played near-perfect defense in a lopsided win over St. Maries last Friday night, Oct. 10...

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We’ve Got Spirit

Grangeville High School hosted its homecoming activities last week which included a parade through town ending in a pep rally at Heritage Square Friday, Oct. 10.

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Dinner withe D's

The Idaho County Democrats held their election season Greencreek Dinner last Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Greencreek Community Hall.

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Idaho horsewoman topic of Oct. 16 lecture

This Thursday, Oct. 16, historian Philip A. Homan will present, “Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho and the Wilkins Horse Company.” The event is part of the 15th Annual Fall Lecture Series presented by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.

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Good News Club to begin Oct. 15 at PVBC

Good News Club begins this Thursday, Oct. 15, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird at 4 p.m., as soon as the school bus arrives. The club is designed for grades first through sixth.

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Harpster craft show is Nov. 1

The 26th annual Harpster Craft Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Harpster Community Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot lunch of sloppy joes, or sausage dogs, and homemade pie will be available for purchase and coffee is free.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

RP advised a couple of guys trespassing and hunting on RP’s land. RP’s son is out with him and the hunters. RP couldn’t get a hold of F&G to report...

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James D. McCullough, 74

James D. McCullough, 74, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Gerhardt to speak on area floods

Saturday, Oct. 18, Nick Gerhardt, a resident along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and now a retired hydrologist with the US Forest Service, will make a presentation on “Floods of the Clearwater and Lower Salmon River Basins.”

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Zumalt, Perry: Take good look at them

As you consider who you wish to have represent you as a county commissioner in Idaho County please take a good look at Jerry Zumalt, his work ethic and his county government philosophy.

October 15, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
    

Clarifying issues on Forest Plans

I would like to thank Mr. Haverstick of Friends of the Clearwater for his opinion piece shared with many northern Idaho newspapers, including last week’s Idaho Free Press.

October 15, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, October 14



Wednesday, October 8

  

Election: Dist. 1 County Commission: Public lands, communication issues for pair

Public lands management and improving communication and education with county residents on its governmental operations are a few issues for candidates in the District 1 Commissioner race. Incumbent Republican “Skip” Brandt will face fellow Kooskia resident, Independent George Perry, in the Nov. 4 general election. This is a four-year-term position that receives an annual $23,945 salary.

October 8, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
     

Ol’ King Coal

Who uses coal for heating anymore? Just ask the Blue Fox Theater that last Friday, Oct. 3, received delivery of approximately 17 tons of stoker coal that will fuel its basement boiler for facility heating.

October 8, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Jogging For Dollars

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School annual PTA jogathon was held Sept. 30. Kids from grades k-5 solicited pledges and ran laps to earn the money. Funds go toward PTA projects which benefit students and GEMS.

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Homecoming parade is Friday

The customer service team at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood selected Matt Polumsky as the September employee of the month. Polumsky was hired in November 2012 as a plant operator and become the maintenance manager for SMH in September of 2013.

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Scorecard

High school football, cross country; bowling; o-mok-see results.

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Top of Her Game

Clearwater Valley High School (class of ’96) alum Callie McPhee won the Idaho High School Activities Association’s state “Official of the Year” award by vote of IHSAA members for her work last season.

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Prairie places second at Pea and Lentil Tournament

Prairie reached the championship round last Saturday, Oct. 4, at the annual Pea and Lentil Tournament but the Pirates of Pomeroy caught the Pirates of Cottonwood without senior middle Holli Uhlorn, who sat out part of the day due to illness.

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Kubs tagged with first loss

Kamiah trailed by a touchdown after one quarter and Troy’s rarely-stopped offense kept the Kubs at an arm’s length during a 58-52 win in the confrontation between Whitepine League leaders last Friday, Oct. 3.

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Sports...in brief

Homecoming parade slated; Youngsters reach title game; Anti-poaching setup CAP going on 35.

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Press apples at no cost Oct. 18

Tahoe QRU will have cider presses at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek Road, 7 miles east of Kooskia on Saturday, Oct. 18. Bring your apples, containers and bags for scraps if you want to keep them. If you have extra apples and jugs to donate, bring them.

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Homecoming events scheduled

Salmon River High School 2014 Homecoming is this Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. on the SRHS football field. Savages will be playing Cascade Ramblers.

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Workshop scheduled for Nov. 6

Do you have questions about how to work with government contractors and agencies? The seminar “Doing Business with the Government” may help fill in those knowledge gaps.

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Notes from the Idaho County Commission Sept. 30.

Guests/Presenters: Bette Polack-Designation of polling places for General Election; Melisa Bryant-Technical Education Foundation; James Zehner-computer room remodel; Mike Cook-Airport update, Salmon River Road update; Kirk MacGregor-Big Horse Canyon Road issue, Salmon River Road review, PA contingency line, Public Defender contract.

October 8, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Sept. 29 Grangeville – Medical Country Court Dr; Disabled vehicle Long Haul Rd/NRR; Fire S of Grangeville; Rocks in Rd Hwy 95 ...

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Gerhardt to speak on area floods

Saturday, Oct. 18, Nick Gerhardt, a resident along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and now a retired hydrologist with the US Forest Service, will make a presentation on “Floods of the Clearwater and Lower Salmon River Basins.”

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Trunk or Treat event will be held Oct. 31

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Grangeville City Police, the Grangeville Fire Department, the Syringa Hospital ambulance crew and other local businesses will present a Trunk or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m., in the back parking lot of the Idaho County courthouse.

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Jayde Wilson successful at Lewis County Fair

Jayde Wilson was the top showman for market swine at the recent Lewis County Fair where more than 70 participants showed. Wilson went on to compete in the Large Animal Round Robin where she won the top overall showman.

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Kooskia book sale will be Oct. 11

Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will host the annual fall book sale Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to noon, in the community center adjacent to the library on Main Street.

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Spencer hired by Republican party

David Johnston, Executive Director of the Idaho Republican Party, recently announced the hiring of Rachel Spencer as the Deputy Executive Director of the Idaho Republican Party.

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Saddliers Queen

The Kooskia Saddliers held their 2015 queen tryouts Sunday, Oct. 5, at the home of member Lauretta Crabtree on Battle Ridge (between Stites and Kooskia). Macenzie Farris of Grangeville was selected as the queen for 2015.

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White Bird sets activities at PVBC

Those who would like to attend a plant workshop at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird Saturday, Oct. 11, need to register with Kathy Stefani so enough packet information is available.

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Youth Quilters

A group of young girls recently made quilts at Homegrown Quilts in Grangeville. They are pictured here with their creations – strip quilts.

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Yes to candidates who reject Lochsa exchange

Almost 60 percent of Idaho voters are Independent. Since Republicans closed their primary, these voters are now called “Unaffiliated,” recorded at your county courthouse during primary season.

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Market Report: October 8, 2014

Cattle Market Comments: Steady to $5 higher on light test; 433 head sold. Special Calf and Feeder Sale, Oct. 8. Steers: 300-400 lbs., 285 to 305...

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Tuesday, October 7

 

Monday, October 6



Wednesday, October 1

       

Stout discusses Cambodia trip

Who knew that a lonely, abusive childhood would ever give credence to a young Christian as she visited half a world away? More than 20 women were in attendance at the monthly Encouragers meeting Sept. 25 when Yolanda Stout of Grangeville briefly told about her recent mission trip to Cambodia.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Kooskia book sale is Oct. 11

Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will host the annual fall book sale Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to noon, in the community center adjacent to the library on Main Street.

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Blood drive is Thursday

The regular American Red Cross Blood Drive is set for this Thursday, Oct. 2, noon to 6 p.m., at the armory in Grangeville.

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Legion will meet Oct. 1

American Legion Post 37 will have its regular monthly meeting tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Idaho National Guard Armory, 7 p.m.

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Studded tires legal beginning Oct. 1

Drivers can use studded tires on Idaho roadways beginning today, Oct. 1, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. Idaho state law allows the use of studded tires Oct. 1 - April 30 each year.

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Students spend time, learn in outdoors

For more than a decade, the fourth- and fifth-grade students of Clearwater Valley Elementary School have been able to experience the outdoors and study science at the McCall Outdoor Science Camp.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Saddlier queen tryouts set for Oct. 5

Queen tryouts for Kooskia Saddliers will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m., at Lauretta Crabtree’s home on Battle Ridge Road in Kooskia. The address is 555 Battle Ridge Road.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
 

Locals place at NPC event

Two locals with Grangeville High School connections competed at the Night of Champions National Physique Committee bodybuilding and fitness national qualifier last Saturday, Sept. 27.

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GEMS Campout

The GEMS and SPPS 6th graders attended the 29th annual Outdoor Classroom last week.

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Support student innovation and curiosity

The teenage years are perhaps the most important time for students to develop their individual skills and interests. It is one of the greatest times for character development that begins to turn teenagers into adults.

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‘Life is good’

The Johnson Bar Fire is winding down with less and less smoke for the incoming hunters and fishermen, less and less meals to cook, less and less yellow shirts running around, and more and more sprinkles and yellow leaves falling.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Art show scheduled for this weekend

Salmon River Art Guild’s is having its 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction this weekend in Riggins at the Riggins Community Center behind Crump’s Chevron!

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Childers to preach Oct. 4

Harpster will be having their regular monthly bingo today, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Harpster Community Building at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for a pack that lasts for the evening and there are other games that are extra for $1 each, if you are interested in playing those. You must be 18 and older to play ....free coffee.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville – Disabled vehicle resulting in the arrest of a 47-year-old male for Kootenai County Warrant Hwy 95 MP 255.5/ARR; Medical Joseph Plains; Welfare check, subject OK West Lightning Creek Rd/NRR; Reckless driver Hwy 95 MP 235/UTL...

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Congregational Food Donation

The congregation of the United Methodist Church in Grangeville hosted a food drive for the Camas Prairie Food Bank during the month of August as a community service home-mission project. More than 260 pounds were collected and donated to CPFB.

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Awana continues at Kooskia

Valley Bible Church of Kooskia invites children 3 years old through grade eight to participate in Awana each Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. Awana is an international program of games, individual Bible study and memorization, group learning and worship.

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PVBC offers activities

Those who would like to attend a plant workshop at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird Saturday, Oct. 11, need to register with Kathy Stefani so enough packet information is available.

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Ladies retreat set for Harpster

Camp Alacca will host a ladies retreat Oct. 3-5. Check-in is Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Camp ends Sunday, Oct. 5 after lunch. All ladies, daughters and girls older than 12 are invited. Call 983-1188.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..


Bible Club set for GGGT

Bible Club at Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle began Monday, Sept. 22, 3:30-5 p.m. for ages 4 through grade six.

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Fall On Red Rock Road

Wild grass partially obscures barns along Red Rock Road near Winona, pictured under overcast skies on Monday, Sept. 29.

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Drug, alcohol combo factors in Sept. 20 death

A combination of alcohol and narcotics is a suspected factor in last month’s death of David R. Pugh, 35, of McCall. Determination is pending testing of blood samples by the Idaho State Police lab.

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Kubs clock Potlatch

The Kamiah football team stayed unbeaten in its fifth game of the season, but the team’s run of 60-point games ended last Friday night, Sept. 26, but only by the width of one two-point conversion.

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14 teams turn out for golf tourney

The team of Michael Gruben, Rod Eckert, Matt Dame and Dan Lustig won the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation golf tournament with a combined score of 64 on Sept. 21 at Grangeville Country Club.

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GHS runs state meet’s course

Grangeville’s Diego Barela ran the course at Eagle Island State Park — the course which will host the state championships on Nov. 1 — more than a minute faster than he ran it two years ago.

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