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Tuesday, September 30



Volleyball: All even in Orofino

The GHS volleyball team swiped the third game and had an early grip on the fourth game, but ultimately could not overcome Orofino's quick start on Tuesday night, Sept. 30.

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John “Pat” Wilson, 77

John “Pat” Wilson, 77, of Emmett, Idaho, and former longtime Kooskia, Idaho, resident died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, near Lucile, Idaho.

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Monday, September 29

 

Calendar

High school sports schedules, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

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Friday, September 26



Friday Night Results: Week 4

Prairie thumped Clearwater Valley 64-8 behind rushing touchdowns on each of Lucas Arnzen's first three carries. In Grangeville, GHS rolled the Lake City JV 42-14. In Kamiah, the Kubs crushed Potlatch 58-6.

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Gun range land transfer moves forward

H.R. 5040, the Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act, which would establish a county-operated range on 31 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land near Riggins, passed committee last week, according to a release from the office of Rep. Raul Labrador.

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GHS girls soccer meeting set

GRANGEVILLE -- Organizers will meet with those interested in establishing a 2015-2016 Grangeville High School girls soccer team at the Oscar's Conference Room at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29. Sign-up sheets are located at GEMS, GHS, and SPPS. No soccer experience is necessary.

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Thursday, September 25



Bomb hoax scare at Syringa Hospital

(SEPT. 25 UPDATE) - Investigation is ongoing into Thursday’s bomb threat hoax at Syringa Hospital with no leads at present regarding a suspect or a reason.

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Wednesday, September 24

  

Law enforcement warns impersonation scams making regional rounds

Scammers try many techniques to trick potential victims out of their personal and financial information, such as posing as representing a governmental agency. But those tricks can come to a halt if they unknowingly try to scam a law enforcement officer … such as recently with Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran.

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Autumn Whitewater

Unseasonably warm temperatures are providing good conditions for whitewater rafting enthusiasts to continue to enjoy Idaho County rivers. Last Saturday, Sept. 20, a group of several rafts were navigating the Salmon River near Lightning Creek Rapids.

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Four in a row: Kubs’ scoring streak continues

A famous boxer supposedly said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Clearwater Valley’s designs for slowing down Kamiah took a hit 15 seconds into the game last Friday night, Sept. 19.

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Quilt show set for this weekend

Get your projects completed, it’s time for the biennial quilt show. Entitled “Forever Free,” the ninth show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, 400 South Idaho.

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Reconciling Grief classes scheduled

The Syringa Hospice will provide a six-week session on reconciling grief. Classes are facilitated by Cindy Higgins, LSW, and Janet Anderson, bereavement counselor, and are held each Wednesday beginning Oct. 8 and continuing through Nov. 12.

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Art, essay contest open to local students

An art and essay contest focusing on the First Amendment is open to local students. Christopher Hempstead is a former Camas Prairie teacher who is now living in Saudi Arabia where he said there is no freedom of religion. He wants the students to learn to appreciate the freedom in the U.S. and is sponsoring a contest and putting up the prize money.

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State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Sept. 19, at Kamiah. North Suttler, located 14 miles northeast of Kooskia, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 1,865 MBF was sold for an average price of $273 per M. Proceeds will benefit the State Hospital South endowment.

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Learn to properly secure children’s car seats Sept. 27

Syringa Hospital & Clinics is hosting a free car seat fitting in the Soltman Center parking lot Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Certified volunteers will be available to make sure kids fit and sit in their car seats properly, to ensure the seats work to their full potential.

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Kids Klub adds new employees to the mix

Two new faces have joined the ranks at Kids Klub, Inc., this year. Anissa Burgess and Abigail Cartright were hired as employees for the youth development program for the 2014-15 school year.

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Library open Thursdays

The Community Library at the school will be open to the public every Thursday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Be sure to go check out the selection of reading materials available. They can also order any books they may not have through ValNet, the interlibrary loan service. I’ve done this in the past and it is quite convenient.

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Lewis County Fair is on

This is the week for Lewis County Fair. Go and support the hard work of all these youngsters. It is a great way to spend the weekend.

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A nudge from Pollock folks

The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Artists are invited to participate in this show. Work accepted Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fall, fires and fishermen time

Fall, fires, FAOL (Fly Anglers on Line) fishermen, and fly tying: the five F’s of September. It seems to be the talk of the town. The fishing has been phenomenal regardless of the smoke.

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Mystery Night set for Oct. 4

Hot Rod Fever is the theme for Summit Academy’s Mystery night this year. The date is Oct. 4. The place is Greencreek Hall and the $125 donation includes admission for two, no host bar and a one in 400 chance of winning the grand prize of $10,000.

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Flamingo Fun Run

Lutz said 220 preregistered and 44 registered on race day; the event raised more than $6,000 for spinal muscular atrophy charities.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Sheriff’s Office call disposition legend: ARR=Arrest, CIV=Civil Matter, NRR=No report required, RT=Report Taken, TRA=Transferred to another agency, UNF=Unfounded, UTL=Unable to Locate.

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USFS destroying forest, economy

Whatever happened to forest management? In the ‘60s, you could see a long way in the forest, now you are lucky if you can see 100 feet. In the ‘60s we were logging the old growth, the economy was strong, and jobs were plentiful.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the Sept. 17 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Sept. 15 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. Guests were Randy and Victory Henderson.

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Eagle Island trip up next for GHS runners

“In spite of limited practices this past week because of the smoke, our runners did well,” Grangeville cross-country coach, Les Loeber, said of his team’s performance last Saturday, Sept. 20, at Clarkston.

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Carmont tabbed ninth

Riggins man and jet boat racer Duane Carmont placed ninth in the 2014 U.S.A. Jet River Racing Series, which is based on aggregate times recorded in the Salmon, St. Joe and Snake river races held earlier this year.

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Pirates defend home floor

Prairie locked up a season sweep of Grangeville with a Think Pink victory (25-20, 25-15, 25-13) last Monday night, Sept. 22.

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MOPS set for Sept. 25

“Dealing with Toddler Tantrums” is the topic at the MOPS (Mothers of Presechoolers) program this Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Time to clean out community garden beds

Fall is here and within the week temperatures will begin to drop. Nighttime temps are expected to be lowering by increasing amounts starting this weekend which provides for frost.

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White Bird’s PVPC 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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Stout to speak at Encouragers

Yolanda Stout of Grangeville, who recently returned from a mission trip to Cambodia, will speak with the Encouragers Thursday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., at Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville.

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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.

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Ministers to speak in Kamiah, Grangeville

Prophetic ministry team John and Judy Kolb will offer the seminar “Life Changing Impact by the Holy Spirit and Pentecost, Continually and Now,” Sept. 26-27 in Kamiah and Sept. 28 in Grangeville.

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Friday, September 19



Friday Night Results: Week 3

Taylor McAlister and the Kubs had all the answers for Clearwater Valley during a 66-18 win in Kooskia on the Rams' homecoming night.

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Thursday, September 18



Update: Johnson Bar Fire burnouts to continue Friday and Saturday

About 150 firefighters with a local Type 3 organization are in place for burnout operations on the Johnson Bar Fire, which has consumed more than 11,000 acres so far. The burnouts will continue Friday and Saturday until the fire is tied into the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

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Wednesday, September 17

 

Kids’ tennis shoes sought

Women — mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 15, noon at the Soltman Center. St. Joseph radiologist Dr. Luke Grauke will speak on breast health. This is for all ages and the event will include refreshments and silicone breasts to see and feel.

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Cause of death, victim identity unknown in 30-year-old case

He was someone’s son, a friend or co-worker to others. But who he was and how he died in the forested corridor along U.S. Highway 12 remains an elusive mystery. A classic cold case that is periodically revisited as tips or new forensic technologies arise. Meanwhile, the unidentified remains await determination. And it’s been a long wait for Mr. Bones — so named by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) – who has languished in a basement box since his discovery 30 years ago this month.

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Toad warts? Maybe ...

There was a big toad hunkered down in the corner of my office this morning when I opened, and I thought, with all the fires around us, trucks and firefighters in and out, and with fall coming on fast, this little guy is just a survivor.

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Wildfire at 9,800 acres

The Johnson Bar Fire on the Moose Creek Ranger District has grown along its southeastern and northwestern flanks, where a Sept. 12 heat map showed fire activity increasing in conjunction with warmer weather last week. Firefighters surged into the area late last month, and as of Sept. 15, the fire had not crossed any of the lines built in August.

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Instrument rental help needed for CV school

Donations are presently needed to help students with rental fees for musical instruments in the Clearwater Valley Music Department. Rental fees are $25 per semester or $50 per year. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, contact the school office at 926-4511 or by email at: nuxoll@sd244.org.

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Run sees 130 participate

The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Call 839-2493 or 839-2414.

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Early TDs let Bantams break out

Clarkston and Grangeville entered an interstate showdown last Friday night, Sept. 12, each having bagged a win over Moscow, but during the first eight minutes, the Bantams ran free.

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Septemberfest is Saturday

The Elk City Saloon and Cafe would like to invite everyone to the third annual Septemberfest and Salsa Competition.

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Wine sought for annual event

Bräts & Brew Fest plans are taking shape. The sauerkraut is in the crock and board members are gathering items for the auctions. As a side event this year, we are looking for anyone who would like to donate a bottle of wine. We will accept any kind. We will sell corks that are numbered and you will get the corresponding bottle.

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Chili cookoff is Sept. 27

The Salmon River Art Guild is looking forward to seeing you at our 50th Fall Regional Show. They are starting to receive reservations for the banquet which will be held on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in Riggins. There will be a choice of barbecued chicken or baked chicken with the dinner. Price is $18 for adults, $9 for children (6-12) and free for 5 years and under. (This covers meal, gratuity and tax.) RSVPs need to be received by Sept. 26 in order to notify the caterer. Contact Nancy Gresham at 839-2493 or email srag.idaho@gmail.com. Thank you everyone for helping the art guild celebrate their 50th anniversary!

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Goehring leaves lasting gift

As the ’80s lyrics go, “I saw the sign. I opened up my eyes and saw the sign.” A new brightly-painted sign at Grangeville High School is hard to miss. And that’s a good thing.

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Many reasons to support local lands control

I would like to both commend and encourage all Idaho state, county and local officials who are spearheading the move to win back managing control over federally owned public lands within our state.

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Carrier Duty In The Pacific

Carl Vinson is under way in an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. Hawks is a 2010 graduate of Salmon River High School and entered the military last year. She is the daughter of Kim and Monte Hawks of Pollock.

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Regional news

Producers face quality problem; Wildfire threatens McCall homes; City to get two newer firetrucks; Lenore man tased at CV Hospital.

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Gordon hits hole-in-one

The final club tourney for the season at Grangeville Country Club saw a small field turn out for the annual Agri-Timber two-person scramble this past weekend, Sept. 13 and 14.

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Scorecard

High school football Week Two, and bowling results.

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Decoy animals help IDFG spotlight the violators

Fish and Game is taking aggressive action to catch and prosecute people who spotlight game animals. In areas where conservation officers suspect spotlighting or other suspicious activity near roads, they are using "artificial simulated animals" to bust unlawful hunters. Artificial simulated animals, commonly called ASAs, are life-like figures of deer, elk and other game species, complete with moving parts.

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Arthur L. Glover

Arthur L. Glover, 82, died Aug. 16, 2014. He was a long-time resident of Kooskia, Idaho. Due to family circumstances, the memorial that was planned for Oct. 4, will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at noon. It will be held at the Glover home on Crane Hill.

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Glenn L. Stone

Glenn L. Stone, 76, of Stites, Idaho, died Sept. 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, from a subdural hematoma.

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Edith L. Anderson

Edith L. Anderson, 71, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her home in Grangeville.

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William Harlan Litchfield

William Harlan Litchfield, 70, also known to his friends as “Wild Bill,” passed away peacefully at his home in Dayton, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2014.

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Virginia Manes

Clearwater Baptist Church in Clearwater will host a memorial service on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the life of Virginia Manes who died several years ago.

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ITC announces annual grant awards

During its annual summer meeting held in Coeur d’Alene Aug. 12, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted nearly $3.67 million in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

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Kevin W. (Thumper) Kaschmitter

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, the Lord called and Dad, Kevin W. Kaschmitter, 57, answered the phone. The conversation was brief and he was guided home.

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Lynn Burton

Lynn Burton, 60, passed away Sept. 14, 2014, in a motorcycle accident involving a vehicle in Grangeville, Idaho.

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Mary Margaret Chiles Hutchison

Mary Margaret Chiles Hutchison, 90, born Aug. 17, 1924, in Knox County, Ohio, the youngest daughter of the late Lawrence and Ida M. Chiles, passed away Sept. 13, 2014, in Grangeville, Idaho.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Sept. 8 Grangeville – One vehicle non injury accident Hwy 95 MP 235/RT; Kooskia – Injury one vehicle accident Hwy 12 MP 70.5/RT; Trespassing Battleridge Rd/NRR; Domestic verbal dispute over mail Main St/NRR; One vehicle non injury accident Ridgewood Dr/RT; Assault Main St/RT; Automobile theft Rock Rd/NRR; Dispute between roommates Clear Creek Rd/NRR; Riggins – Medical Hwy 95 S; GPD – Parking problem Court St; Subjects in vacant house S Boulevard; Fire N State St; Reckless driving Main St; Disorderly female South C St; Recovered stolen guns E South St.

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Sports...in brief

SMA benefit fun run coming up; Legion b-ball meeting set; Upland game bird seasons open Sept. 20.

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Rams edge Bulldogs

At the conclusion of a long day of volleyball, the Clearwater Valley Rams rallied from a game down to beat host Grangeville in three (12-25, 25-21, 19-17), as senior middle Raelynn Schlieper shook off an apparent upper body injury to ice the finale for CV.

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Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting deputy

Paul Lee Oatman, 33, of Kamiah, was sentenced Monday, Sept. 15, to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Oatman to pay $25,719 in restitution and serve 100 hours of community service. He was found guilty by a jury on June 26, 2014.

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Peasley Creek Road 469 open to forest visitors

Peasley Creek Road No. 469, a popular access road for hunters and other forest visitors, was reopened Aug. 26 after being closed for 10 years for safety reasons. The Peasley Creek Road Project is located approximately 15 air miles southeast of Grangeville.

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Prairie gets revenge; Kamiah erupts again

Compared to recent history, Salmon River does not run deep — so when feature back Jimmy Shepherd sustained a hand injury at Colton, the Savages prospects took a big hit. But even if the Savages had been at full strength, their Sept. 12 matchup against Prairie would probably have gone about the same.

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Community...in brief

Stout to discuss Cambodia trip; Riggan concert scheduled for Sunday; McNeely to talk about White Bird; Basic Amateur Radio Class is Oct. 4.

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Graceful Harmony

The 75 members of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir performed at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Sept. 15, as part of the Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude program. The hourlong performance featured traditional pieces by Bach and Handel, as well as international music from Kenya, Haiti and Cuba.

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Saturday, September 13



Friday, September 12



Friday Night Results: Week 2

Grangeville played Clarkston within one point through three quarters on Friday night, but the Bantams forced late turnovers to take away the Bulldogs' winning chances.

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Thursday, September 11



Wednesday, September 10

  

Rape case needs info

Last month a woman was raped in Elk City, and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in its investigation.

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$3.3M airport work dominates FY15

As part of a 19 percent bigger budget for fiscal 2014, which the Idaho County board proposed last month and approved last Tuesday, Sept. 2, the county commissioners tabbed $3.3 million for a major airport renovation during the upcoming fiscal year. The money will fund a new runway at the airport in Grangeville, where the county anticipates construction as early as the end of summer, 2015.

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Area fires make run

The 8,500-acre Johnson Bar Fire, the Rain Fire and the Myers Fire all flared up during a run of hot weather last week, but Forest Service scouting aircraft confirmed fire lines remained strong as of Sunday morning, Sept. 7.

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Dawgs rip Huskies: Grangeville 41, Marsing 6

The radio broadcasters made mention of various southern Idaho teams who had scouts on hand for Grangeville’s visit last Friday night, Sept. 5, and noted that GHS would be trying to win without giving away their big secrets. If the likes of Declo had imagined Grangeville may not be as strong in 2014 as in recent years, a 41-6 win at the tail end of a 220-mile drive may have let the cats — er, Bulldogs — out of the bag.

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Gonzaga choir to perform

At the end of last year’s Gonzaga University Choir concert, Prioress Sister Clarissa mused, “How do we ever live without this beauty?”

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Navajo Taco dinner fund-raiser is Sept. 13

The Big Cedar Schoolhouse is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and the Navajo Taco Feed fund-raiser will be held there Saturday, Sept. 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The schoolhouse is located on Red Fir and Big Cedar roads.

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Meeting set for American Legion baseball Sept. 24

American Legion Post 37 is sponsoring an organizational meeting for the Camas Prairie American Legion Baseball Team, the Camas Prairie Zephyrs, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. The meeting will be located at the Idaho National Guard Armory in Grangeville.

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PVBC sets activities

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in White Bird will host men’s breakfast, second Saturday of the month, at the church. Serving starts at 7 a.m., is completely free of charge and there will be plenty of food. Feel free to bring a friend.

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Patriot’s Day is Sept. 11

Sad news again …Al Hutson died suddenly this last Friday. Our prayers go out to his family for strength and peace during this hard time.

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Senior exercise class on tap

Senior exercise will be held for both men and women at the Cottonwood Community Hall Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per month and this will be facilitated by Shelli Schumacher and Cheri Holthaus.

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Idaho State Good Sam meet Sept. 11-13

Wondering what’s going on at the Idaho County Fairgrounds? Those are members of the Idaho State Good Sam Club meeting for their annual fall roundup this Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 11-3.

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‘Salmon Run’ to go Sept. 13

The Riggins Salmon Run is set to feature half-marathon, 10K and 5K races the morning of Sept. 13. Online registration will close Sept. 10.

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SMA benefit fun run coming up

A fun run to benefit the Families of SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) charity will be held at Lions Park and on the Grangeville truck route Sept. 20.

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Legion b-ball meeting set

American Legion Post 37 is sponsoring an organizational meeting for the Camas Prairie American Legion baseball team — the Camas Prairie Zephyrs — on Sept. 24.

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Fall turkey seasons near

Hunters looking to bag a wild Idaho turkey can start hunting on Monday, Sept. 15. The general fall turkey season will open in the Panhandle and Clearwater regions. Fall controlled hunts open in a few places in the state.

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IDFG: report predators

Fish and Game is asking sportsmen and others who may be in the field and observe wolves and grizzly bears to report the sighting.

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Bowling Season Begins

Men’s Thursday night league play at Camas Lanes opened last Thursday night, Sept. 4. Leagues at Kamiah and Craigmont are also starting up.

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Pirates Win

Prairie’s Kristin Uhlenkott played effectively in all phases of Prairie’s win last Thursday night, Sept. 4 at Grangeville.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

RP would like to speak to an officer about two boys who are killing cats and they have made some sort of device that sounds like gun shots when it goes off...

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Court Records: September 10, 2014

Mark A. Carlin, 22, DUI, disposition withheld. Candelario Roman-Herrera, 35, driver’s license - fail to purchase or invalid, $221. Mark S. Semons, 52, Idaho Fish and Game - Fish - Commission rule or proclamation violation, $200, $250 restitution...

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Councilor On The Job

Pete Lane took the oath of office and was sworn in as Grangeville city councilor at the Aug. 18 meeting.

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Advocate to be in Grangeville Sept. 16

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

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Kamiah public meeting is Sept. 22 for NPNH Trail revision

In September and October, the U.S. Forest Service Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (NPNHT) staff will host a number of public meetings across the length of the NPNHT. Locally, the upcoming meeting will be Monday, Sept. 22, in Kamiah, 7-9 p.m., at the Kamiah Emergency Services Building (Fire Hall), at 515 Main Street.

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Newspapering is just fine ... thanks

How does it feel to be working for a dying industry? Well, you must be talking about eight-track tapes or Chia pets, because newspapering is humming right along, thank you...

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Thanks Real Life for CV supplies

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Real Life church community for their generous donation of school supplies to the students of Clearwater Valley Elementary School.

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Many helped make event ‘fly’

The Eagles want to thank the community for the support for our sister Eagle, Judy Elliot. Because of all of you we were able to help send her on a “Make a Wish” trip to Alaska and a cruise back home.

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Kamiah’s Orr is featured quilter

At the age of 8, a little girl dug through her mother’s sewing scraps. To keep her busy the little girl’s mother set up her daughter with a needle and thread to go with the fabric.

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Still feeding firefighters

News is happening right here in River City; we are in the middle of a mecca of activity, the fires, weddings, memorials, birthdays and don’t forget football.

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Navajo taco feed is this weekend

This is Navajo Taco Saturday at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse! In honor of its 100th birthday, the Big Cedar Homemakers will be serving their delicious tacos, desserts and drinks at the schoolhouse located at the junction of Red Fir and Big Cedar Roads — south intersection.

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Sign up for cookoff

The next event on the calendar is the chili cookoff, sponsored by the White Bird Medical Relief Fund. It will be Sept. 27 downtown.

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Football, volleyball schedules set

The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River,” is this Saturday, Sept. 13, in Riggins. Half marathon, $40, start time, 9 a.m. (MT); 10K, $30, start time, 9:30 a.m. (MT); 5K, $20, start time, 10 a.m. (MT). For details see Riggins news on-line (www.idahocountyfreepress.com).

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Learn to blog; Harman grower meeting is Sept. 19

The 90th annual convention of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho, Inc., was recently held at the Sun Valley Resort where officers and directors were elected by the membership for the year 2014-2015. Among those was president Marilyn M. Rylaarsdam-Schoo, Likkel Insurance, Grangeville.

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Saturday, September 6



Friday Night Results: Week 1

With a powerful ground game, Prairie crushed one of the teams most observers anticipate will finish near the top of the Whitepine League's upper division.

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Wednesday, September 3

    

Season Up In Smoke

Camas Prairie agricultural producers are cleaning up following harvest with field burning. Last Wednesday, Aug. 27, producers were touching off fields in the Grangeville area.

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Bass earns state’s ISTAR award

Grangeville High School has another star. An interscholastic star, that is. Senior honor student Kaleala Bass is the recipient of the Idaho High School Association (IHSAA) and United Dairymen of Idaho Interscholastic Star Award. Soon her banner will hang at the school along with those earned by Landon Loeber in 2003 and Megan DeFord in 2010.

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Moscow Mauled: Bulldogs dominate second half

Less than a minute into the Bulldogs’ 2014 opener, defensive back Michael Wilson — Grangeville’s most experienced varsity player — picked off Moscow’s third down pass attempt and returned it 10 yards to the Bears 12. Two minutes later, Jack Lawrence — a junior running back and linebacker making his first varsity start — showed off his speed with a touchdown run around the left side of the formation.

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TOPS

Weight-loss group TOPS #0283 recently installed new officers at a picnic brunch at Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Aug. 25 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Roy Powell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. The free dinner went to Marie Pettit. There were 55 meals and 26 takeout meals served.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the Aug. 26 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Clark led the dinner prayer.

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Big Cedar Schoolhouse is 100 years old

The Big Cedar Schoolhouse is 100 years old this year! It’s all spiffed up for its centennial and the Navajo Taco Feed fund-raiser which will be held there (Red Fir and Big Cedar Roads — south intersection) on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5:30-8 p.m.

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Fund-raiser for Elliot is Sept. 6

In line with the National Fraternal Order of Eagles’ grand motto, “People Helping People,” Eagles Aerie 539 plans to send auxiliary member Judy Elliot, past president of the Grangeville chapter, on a trip.

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Healthy Horizons started Sept. 2

St Mary’s Kamiah Clinic is once again hosting Healthy Horizons classes, which began on Sept. 2, and will be held weekly throughout the fall and winter.

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Run set for next week

Pappy Wash, dear friend of many in Riggins and beyond, celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 7. His memory is sharp as a tack and he has a good time talking about old times.

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Art guild sets show for October

School has begun with its obligations and demands in full force. I thought that since school has started, it wouldn’t be such an obstacle course of kids and dogs through Main Street.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Aug. 25 Grangeville – Fraud Charlotte NC/TRA; Disabled vehicle Hwy 95 MP241/NRR; Equipment vandalism Chapman Creek/RT; Storage Unit Burglary White Horse/RT; ...

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Football season is here: Pick your winners

It’s football season! Don’t forget to fill out the football picks section starting this week in the Free Press (page 2B). It’s a lot of fun and you can win some great prizes all the while supporting your local businesses.

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Softball Showdown

Kooskia Krush won the 2014 Grangeville Co-Ed Softball League championship last Wednesday night, Aug. 27, at Lions Park, by claiming a 15-9 win over runners-up Brew Crew.

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Meeting today on fire

The Johnson Bar Fire, 8,533 acres based on latest infrared data, was 55 percent contained with 90 personnel still on station as of Aug. 29.

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Steelhead clinic for youth slated

Young anglers ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the annual Steelhead Clinic held 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Both events will be held at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office.

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Blackmer wins GCC club title

The 2014 club champion at Grangeville Country Club is Jeff Blackmer, who fired a 76 to outdistance former winners Greg Stone and Allen Willis, who both shot 80.

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Bowling season opens

The 2014-2015 bowling season is just around the corner. Most leagues in the Central Idaho USBC Bowling Association will begin the week of or following Labor Day.

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Great effort by outstanding kids

Thank you to the Animal House 4-H Club and the Crazy Critters 4-H Club. Animal House 4-H Club set a goal of collecting 500 pounds of dog food for Animal Ark, and they exceeded their goal.

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Thanks, Church, for legacy that continues to hurt

Last Saturday’s Tribune ran a story with the headline, “A lasting legacy for the ‘boy wonder’ and Idaho” referring to former Senator Frank Church and how he blessed Idaho with so much federal wilderness.

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Forest decisions made on science, not on emotion

Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor, Brazell, would have cut his losses had he not responded to my letter of July 30 pointing out the problems with his proposed, revised forest plan. Trying to justify an unpopular proposal using untrue statements and lies by omission is ineffective and unprofessional.

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First Day Hugs, Laughter

Grangeville Elementary Middle School started last Wednesday, Aug. 27. Children said goodbye to parents (above) like Derrek Pottala and his mom, Leslie, while others (left) played and chased and readied themselves with full backpacks.

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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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Beauty comes from ashes

The term “dysfunctional family” is commonly used to describe various problems, conflicts, and misbehavior within families.

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Market Report: September 3, 2014

Lewiston Livestock Auction — August 24, 2014 Cattle Market Comments: Light test on calves and feeders; cows steady, bulls, $4 to $5 lower; 1,730 head sold. Cream of the Crop Sale Sept. 3. Steers: 300-400 ...

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Tuesday, September 2



Charlotte J. Davison, 82

Charlotte J. Davison, 82, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date in California.

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