Stories for January 2015

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Friday, January 30



GHS locks up district's #1 seed

Less than five minutes into Friday's game, Grangeville had a point total it would take Coeur d'Alene Charter most of three quarters to match.

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Wednesday, January 28

 

County investigating thousands in cash found at property

Who left a sealed container of tens of thousands of dollars at a remote Keuterville property, and why? Investigators are “looking into possible reasons,” according to Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings, and whether criminal intent, if any, may be involved.

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DeRamus joins Shopper, Free Press staff

Idaho County Free Press and Shopper advertisers may have noticed a new face – or voice on the phone – at the shop. Ashley DeRamus joined the staff in November. She was hired as a sales representative and will be selling advertising space and advising local business owners on designing ads.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Jan. 19 meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer by Jim Myers. The free dinner came to Mike Perdue. There were 66 meals and 36 takeout meals served.

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CVRA announces new officers

Members of the Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) met on Sunday, Jan. 11, for the CVRA annual meeting. Elections were held for 2015 officers and directors.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores VonBargen opened the Jan. 20 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Joyce Forsmann led the dinner prayer. Guests were Jim and Donna Barnett who came to eat and visit with us all. Glad to see them. There were 42 dinners served with 11 takeouts. Irene Terhaar won the free dinner.

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Laundromat open for business through 9 p.m.

I’m going to give you all one more week to call me about a mobile food bank. I haven’t got much of a response. We have the opportunity to have a mobile food bank come to White Bird to deliver food. If this is something you’d be interested in, call me and let me know or it won’t happen, 839-2234.

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No SRS in sight; county plans gun show fund-raiser

Search and rescue dollars aren’t famous among the monies local jurisdictions receive from the federal government in the form of Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payouts. PILT was renewed late last year, but while Idaho County and local school districts anxiously await Congressional action on SRS, Idaho County Undersheriff Jim Gorges is trying to schedule a gun show to help fund one of the county’s basic services.

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Animal House 4-H Club to meet Jan. 28

The Animal House 4-H Club will be holding its first meeting of the year today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) community room. New members are welcome.

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Volunteer Fireman’s ball, auction is Feb. 14

The annual Volunteer Fireman’s Ball and Auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hoot’s Café in White Bird. This includes the Salmon River Rural, Riggins City, Grangeville and White Bird City fire departments.

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Valentine luncheon set for Clearwater Feb. 4

A Valentine’s Day musical program will be presented at the Clearwater Meal Center Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon. Felicia Seigler will accompany her sister Susanna on the piano as she sings a few “old time” Valentine’s Day songs such as “Red Roses for a Blue Lady.”

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Grief seminar is Feb. 1

A seminar on “The Challenges of Grief” will be held this Sunday, Feb. 1, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The seminar will cover some of the overlooked, yet common, effects that grief has on your mind, body, and spirit, reasons why the pain can feel so overwhelming, and how to get things done when you don’t feel like you have any energy.

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State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Jan. 23, at Kamiah. Rack of Yak, located 12 miles east of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,595 MBF was sold for an average price of $381 per M. Proceeds will benefit the Public School Endowment.

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Salvage timber sale under way

One more newsy report from the communities of Lowell and Syringa. The month of January is almost behind us, the Super Bowl is right around the corner, and nobody is turning 70 this week. We have warm weather, we have cougar hunters, we have mud and slush, and we are happy within ourselves, and satisfied with our world, and welcome to it.

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Mild winter benefits strong deer, elk herds

After a banner year for Idaho hunters, deer and elk populations continue to benefit from mild winter conditions. Preliminary harvest surveys suggest high harvest and high success rates in 2014.

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Bird Dog Club seeks proving ground

The Snake River Bird Dog Club is looking for 80 to 150 acres it can use for seven to nine days of bird dog competition trials. Contact Steve Witz of Grangeville, 451-4107.

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Heitman Strikes Back

Prairie’s Kellie Heitman was caught in a cradle and nearly pinned by her opponent during one of the early matches at the Central Idaho League all-stars dual Jan. 20 in Grangeville, but she kicked free of the near-fall and came back to pin her Moscow opponent.

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CVRA elects new officers for 2015

A Valentine’s Day musical program will be presented at the Clearwater meal center luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon. Felicia Seigler will accompany her sister, Susanna, on the piano and she will sing a few “old time” Valentine’s Day songs such as “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” etc.

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Pro-wolf movement should support accurate, scientific animal count

Estimating – as grade-school students learn at young ages – is a way of counting that is useful for figuring out the number of small things inside a bigger thing. But when a state wildlife biologist sets out to estimate the number of wolves in Idaho, she does not gaze at a map like a child guessing blindly at the number of M&Ms a gallon jar may hold. Instead, wildlife biologists rely on scientific methods.

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Measure of local control for rural districts in tapping alumni

The topic of education funding in Idaho gets folks from zero to 100 mph in a hurry. When Governor Butch Otter hosted the Capital for a Day event in Kamiah Jan. 16, he and state officials got the brunt of local frustration with both barrels. Here are two quotes drawn from the Lewiston Tribune of that day’s questioning:

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Monday, January 26



Boulder shuts one lane of U.S. 12

A boulder fell on the highway, delaying traffic and reducing traffic on U.S. Highway 12 to one lane on Monday afternoon east of Lowell. The Idaho Department of Transportation reported the delay is near milepost 134 approximately 58 miles east of Kooskia, between Bald Mountain and the Colgate Licks Rest Area.

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Saturday, January 24



Thursday, January 22



Rock slide blocks road to Hells Canyon Dam

It could be up to a week before vehicles can be allowed north of Hells Canyon Park. Idaho Power crews are removing a 60-yard-long section of boulders and rock, and clearing additional unstable material from the cliff above the road.

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Wednesday, January 21

     

Basketball roundup: GHS girls cruise, boys hit speed bump in league title race

After the host Lumberjacks stumbled to score just three points during the second quarter last Saturday, Jan. 17, Grangeville’s boys had a bead on the Central Idaho League’s top spot. But St. Maries dialed in on the bottom of the net during the second half and shot its way to the league lead, 55-50, with a win in the Lumberjacks’ CIL opener.

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In praise of Idaho’s youngest hobbyist lobbyist

Symbols mean something different to everyone who looks at them. They are matters of opinion, but when widely-shared, symbols can unite communities as large as nations around a shared sense of values. When enshrined in law, mere symbols can shape what about our society will stand the test of time.

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Isn’t it time to raise state minimum wage?

We have just been through a season of generosity. Many of us stretched our Christmas budgets to buy toys for needy children, festive foods for struggling families, coats for the homeless, and so on. And we were happy to do so.

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Hospital: good care, but still are issues

Syringa Hospital delivers professional care. Caring, “everybody knows your name” care. Unfortunately, my family uses their services regularly. We appreciate them. Still, there are issues.

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Kinds of things that belong on front page

Thank you so much for the wonderful and professional front page of your Jan. 14 issue of the Free Press. There is not one picture or story of a criminal (They’re our heroes?) or of a suspected (but thus immortalized as guilty) criminal.

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Donors, volunteers helped blood drive

I would like to thank everyone who donated blood or volunteered at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Jan. 8. Special thanks go out to Anne and Dave Fraser and Ace Home Center for donating the use of portable heaters and the Trinity Lutheran Church and Gamma Beta Sorority for providing the delicious cookies.

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Baby New Year 2015: Azalea Shanae Rhoades

Ashlynn Shanae Moore and T.J. Rhoades were surprised to learn their daughter was Idaho County’s first baby of 2015. They were even more surprised at the events that followed their daughter’s birth.

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‘Journey to College’ to air : Monday, Jan. 26, on Idaho PTV

Idahoans who end their education in high school can, on average, expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state’s 2013 high school graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year program. Why are Idaho’s high school students not going on to college or other postsecondary education programs?

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Clearwater Ground Hog Feed set for Feb. 1

The 52nd annual Ground Hog Feed is set for the Clearwater IOOF Hall Sunday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This all-you-can-eat home-ground and seasoned sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages, is available for a nominal fee. In addition, bulk sausage will be sold at the door.

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Luncheon set at Clearwater for today, Jan. 21

The next luncheon served at the Clearwater Meal Center will be today, Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon at the Clearwater Baptist Church. All ages are welcome, $5 donation is appreciated but not required. Come and meet a neighbor and find a friend.

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KCPC will meet tonight

The Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) will meet at 6 p.m., tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Kamiah Welcome Center on Main Street.

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GHS collecting veterans’ photos for school display

Grangeville High School senior Steve Bruce is working on revamping the veterans display case at GHS. Any GHS graduate who is a veteran is invited to submit their photo and information. Drop off at the GHS office or e-mail to hallc@sd244.org.

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Volunteer Fireman’s ball, auction is Feb. 14

The annual Volunteer Fireman’s Ball and Auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hoot’s Café in White Bird. This includes the Salmon River Rural, Riggins City, Grangeville and White Bird City fire departments.

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Holy Cross dinner on tap for Feb. 8

The Idaho Catholic Youth Convention is coming up soon. All the youth of the Tri-parish are invited to attend. Are you interested in sponsoring a youth for ICYC? Cost this year is $128 for a youth to attend ICYC. Some of our youth cannot afford the fee to attend ICYC, so any amount you would like to contribute to help is very much appreciated. Make your check payable to St. Mary’s Parish and mark it for ICYC.

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Fireman’s Ball to be held Feb. 14

I didn’t get a whole lot of response from anyone about the mobile food bank. I know there are quite a few people in this area who go to the Grangeville Food Bank, so I’m confused.

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Dinner to raise money for VFW

Sad news! Kim Beeler (some may remember her as Kim Pitcher growing up here in Elk City) died last week. Please pray for her family and especially for their young children.

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Hollon, Calvin, Smith named P.O. coloring contest winners

Congratulations to the talented coloring kids, Johanna Hollon, Logan Calvin and Min Smith, for winning the coloring contest for their age groups sponsored by the Riggins Post Office and made possible by the wonderful donations by The Banana Co., Blevins Agency, Sterling Bank, Salmon River Inn, Two River Coffee, Gold Dredge Builders Warehouse LLC, Alliance Heating and Air Conditioning, and Diane Thach. Lori Schmidt, postmaster, is also very grateful to these businesses for the smiles she received when the winners picked up their prizes. It was the highlight of the holidays!

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Turtle Time

Grangeville Centennial Library hosted its weekly preschool story hour Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme was pet day and children attending were able to pet a ferret, puppy and this turtle.

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Encouragers will meet this Thursday

The local Encouragers group will meet Thursday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m., at Oscar's Restaurant for a no-host luncheon. Charlotte Carlson of Grangeville will share about her work as a volunteer at the local inmate facility (North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood) and will tell about “the exciting things that are happening there,” Carlson said.

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Dramatic Dancers

More than 40 kids participated in the winter dance recital for Shirley’s Dance Studio in Grangeville Sunday, Jan. 18. Shirley Sears offers dance classes for ages 3 through adult each Monday in Grangeville. Call 509-758-6510.

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York appointed trustee for MVSD

“I am so excited to give back in this way – I am passionate about education,” said Julia York of Elk City. York was recently appointed as the new trustee for Mountain View School District 244, zone 2, who replaces Randy Bartlett who moved out of the zone.

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ITD forecasters again ready for avalanche threat season on U.S. 12

Last year was the most active avalanche-threat season in decades on U.S. Highway 12 through North Central Idaho; and the highway may be subjected to avalanches again this winter. But regardless of what Mother Nature brings, ITD and the Avalanche Forecast team will be ready, unit manager Bill Nicholson explained.

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Kooskia-area ITD driver recognized for heroism

The Idaho Transportation Department last week recognized one of its Kooskia-area snowplow drivers, Dana Graves, for an act of heroism he performed on the section of U.S. 12 that parallels the Lochsa River.

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Notes from the Idaho County Commission Jan. 13.

Guests/Presenters: Syd Fuzzell-Claims; Skip Brandt-donation for Crisis Intervention Training, phone system upgrade, solid waste discussion; Don Solberg-Airport Insurance Renewal; Nightfeather Bogan-Rural transportation services for Riggins area; James Zehner-Destruction of DMV records; Kathy Ackerman-Destruction of semi-permanent Auditor/Recorder records over 5 years old, 5 year elevator load test; Kathy Johnson-Update from Facilities Review Group; Kirk MacGregor-PA phone system upgrade.

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Goldman is SPPS winner

Eighth grader Stephen Goldman was the winner in Sts. Peter and Paul School’s geography bee, also held Thursday, Jan. 15.

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Wolf management group organizing locally

While the public-sector lethal control board’s efforts may have stalled, a private group trying to organize locals wants to accelerate the trapping of wolves in the Clearwater Region.

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GHS band rummage sale set for this Saturday

Pine Tree Community Credit Union in Grangeville will hold its 59th annual meeting luncheon Saturday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m., at the Grangeville Eagles Hall. Lunch will be served at noon with the meeting beginning at 1 p.m.

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Man Of The Mat

After dropping one match during the seeding round of the Orofino Invitational last Friday, Jan. 16, Grangeville’s Frankie Zumwalt won every match during the elimination round on Saturday — including the one pictured, by way of a pin of Lewiston’s Keegan Sweeney en route to the 132-pound title.

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Giant rainbow caught

When Larry Warren landed the monster rainbow he knew he had no choice but to let it go, but he and his fishing companion took photographs and weighed and measured the giant before putting it back in the water. Their scale put the rainbow at 28.37 pounds. They say it was 32 inches long with an amazing girth of 28.5 inches.

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Mountain-to-Meadow half-marathon slated

The Lolo Pass Visitor Center’s visitor programs are poised to benefit from the eighth annual Mountain-to-Meadow run, to be held on June 27. Organizers are adding a 10K run this year.

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F&G commission to meet Jan. 21-22

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will set seasons for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat when it meets Jan. 21-22 at the IDFG headquarters. A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 21, in the headquarters trophy room.

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Tuesday, January 20



Eugene ‘Gene’ Pearce, 79

Eugene “Gene” Pearce, 79, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at his home in Grangeville. Arrangements are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Wednesday, January 14

 

Program for grief recovery set to begin

Begin the journey from mourning to joy by participating in GriefShare, a faith-based grief recovery program featuring national experts and people who have walked the grief journey themselves. The program has been updated with all new videos and workbooks for 2015, based on feedback from thousands of participants and leaders across the country and around the world.

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In the news

Republicans to meet Jan. 20; Whitman to speak at Spalding Jan. 17

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‘Dog Pound’ opens on Main Street

Carrie Marek is the new face behind the counter at the former Yummyz on Main Street. Now named The Dog Pound, Marek purchased the business and is offering new products.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — January 9, 2015; Grangeville (Primeland Co-op) January 13, 2015

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Regional news

Wages drop statewide; Victor man killed on Highway 12; Smoking on city council agenda.

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Frosty Handiwork

A silver thaw of slippery frost and freezing rain covered the branches of bushes, trees and objects Saturday morning, Jan. 10, such as on this rosebush on Mount Idaho Grade Road.

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McAdow wheelchair fund reaches $5,500

Remember a story I wrote about Grangeville High graduate Tommy McAdow in the fall? And how Chad Jungert at Irwin Drug set up a fund to help purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for Tom? Well, that fund is at $5,500!

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Sharing A Laugh

A reception was held at the Idaho County Courthouse last Friday, Jan. 9, for outgoing elected officials James Rockwell, Steve Frei and Deanna Hall.

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Pot legalization, lawsuits and what Idaho can learn

On July 1, Oregon’s legalized marijuana goes into effect, putting Idaho in the center of a shrinking circle of Western states – including Utah and Wyoming – where the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal.

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Solid waste bill doesn’t add up

I am thoroughly impressed with the deal our astute and trustworthy county commissioners gave to the 118 county properties who haven’t paid a garbage bill since 1987.

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No hope in D.C. of representation

By voting to continue the same old big government freedom-swallowing policies of the Boehner/GOP leadership, you personally and expressly violated the mandate and purpose given you by the voters this last November.

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Pressing ahead in Congress

Considerable work is required in the 114th Congress to build the foundation for a competitive, national economy that encourages innovation and job growth. Improving our nation’s economic well-being —which includes reforming our badly broken tax code, reforming entitlement programs to ensure their solvency and establishing powerful budget controls — remains my number one priority.

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Send That Band To Disneyland

American Legion Post 37 out of Grangeville stopped by Grangeville High School Monday morning, Jan. 12, to make a donation to the band.

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Order Super Bowl food

Chili and cinnamon rolls for Super Bowl Sunday! Do you have a group of people coming to watch Super Bowl on Feb. 1 and are not sure what to prepare?

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Gov. Otter to be in Kamiah Friday

Wouldn’t you like to be in a position where you can teach your children something that they will never forget? Well, here is your chance. On Friday, Jan. 16, in the Kamiah multi-purpose room, beginning at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break, Idaho Governor Butch Otter and at least 10 other state officials will host Capital for a Day.

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Harpers fare well in area Elks Hoopshoot contest

Grangeville held its 43rd annual hoop shoot Saturday, Jan. 10, with lots of kids hooping that ball! Several Riggins kids participated: ages 8-9 division were Tyrus Swift and Raney Walters; ages 10-11 division were Tysen Travis and Lotus Harper; ages 12-13 division were Canyon Harper and Emily Diaz. Congrats to Canyon Harper and Lotus Harper who each took second place in their separate age group. Nice job everyone!

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Serenading Students

Children from Grangeville Elementary Middle School spent some time in December singing for residents of the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Syringa Thrift partners with St. Vincent De Paul

What’s better than a partnership that utilizes every available asset? Not much. Syringa Auxiliary Thrift Store in Grangeville recently partnered with St. Vincent De Paul industries out of Lewiston/Clarkston to help make use of all its donations.

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Kyle Dean Bower

Pvt. Kyle Dean Bower graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp on Dec. 5, 2014, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. Bower graduated expert rifleman of his platoon with a score of 339 out of possible 350.

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13 student projects go on to districts

How would you make the world a better place? Grangeville students reflected on that as the PTA Reflections theme of “The world would be a better place if …” for the 2014 arts program.

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Community...in brief

Let’s Talk About It Series begins Jan. 20; Dance recital to be held this Sunday; KCPC to meet Jan. 21; GHS band rummage sale scheduled for Jan. 24 at school; Relay for Life meeting scheduled for Jan. 20; Luncheon set for Clearwater is Jan. 21

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Sports...in brief

Hoop shooters advance to Clarkston; Spring hunt applications begin soon; Basketball clinics offered

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Ski Scoop

Snowhaven will be open for the upcoming three-day weekend.

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Perfect Day Shooting The Clay

In more ways than shooting a perfect team score, the Grangeville Gun Club got off to a strong start on the opening day of the 62nd Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association 10-week shoot last Sunday, Jan. 11. Pictured is a squad of well-practiced handicap shooters. Not pictured are those among 56 singles shooters who shot perfect 25s: Rod Behler, Brian Lorentz, Bill Stolz, Neil Walstad, Brad Baker and Logan Schumacher. In Cottonwood, 24 shooters turned out, Cottonwood Gun Club Secretary Jean Spencer said. “It’s not too late to sign up,” Spencer added. “Come on out on Sunday and see what we are all about. Visitors are welcome. If you would like to find out more about this sport or just shoot a few rounds, we gladly help anyone who shows up.” See Scorecard, 8B, for trapshooting results.

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Court Records

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne

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Dispatch Log

Idaho County Sheriff's Office, Grangeville Police Department, Cottonwood Police Department

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Policing, problem-solving training set for Kamiah on Jan. 20-21

A two-day course on public safety, tribal police, supporting governmental organizations, and community members with an opportunity to work together to identify and address specific problems in communities is set for Jan. 20 and 21. This is set for the Kamiah Welcome Center, 518 Main Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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In the news

Idaho Labor Warns of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Filing Scam; VINE notification service available for domestic violence victims; Border Days 2015 dates announced

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Scorecard

Wrestling, boys and girls basketball, trapshooting and bowling results for the week of Jan. 7-12

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$100K raised for sheep research

Idaho’s bighorn sheep auction tag sold for $100,000 to an online bidder at the national Wild Sheep Foundation Sheep Show in Reno Saturday night. This is the fifth highest winning bid since the program started in 1988.

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Organizations

Cottonwood Senior Citizens; Grangeville Senior Citizens; YWCA to offer series of discussion groups in Kamiah; Kiwanis of Grangeville

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Cottonwood Train Trestle View

The Cottonwood train trestle and tracks that run through town just past The Hangout Restaurant toward Keuterville may not run with trains anymore, but this wooden piece of architecture offers aesthetically pleasing eye-candy, especially on a blue-skied day such as this one pictured recently.

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Wednesday, January 7

        

Kooskia Saddliers to meet Jan. 10

Kooskia Saddliers will meet this Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m., at the home of Elaine Pearson at 02 Front Street, Kooskia. All members and those who are interested in joining the Saddliers are invited to attend.

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Savages snap Huskies win streak

Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted the Savages to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night at Salmon River High School — but without effective defense from Rylie Travis and Alex Diaz, Highland's Tanner Dempsey (26 points) might have given the visiting Huskies a winning burst.

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Scorecard

Boys and girls basketball, wrestling and bowling results, Dec. 30-Jan. 6.

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Alliance sets Jan. 12 meeting

The REACH Club and the school would like to thank all those who donated to the Tree of Giving this year. I’m sure everyone appreciates the time, effort, and money that go into this project.

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Residents dig out of snow

First thing every morning when I open my eyes, I think, “Do we have electricity?” Once it’s established that we do, I can go on with life as we know it in Lowell and Syringa.

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Ski butte opens for season

COTTONWOOD — Cottonwood Butte Ski Area opened last weekend. They plan to be open on weekends from now on. It is really a good hill and offers a challenge if that’s what you want. They offer lessons also.

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Blessed to have GHR right here

Yes, we are truly blessed to have a facility like Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation in a central location where all the family members can visit their loved ones and also visit each other who are either friends or neighbors.

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Something more sinister at work

A recent federal court ruling stated “... it does not matter if a thing is called a tax or a fee ... a state cannot collect either ... from an Indian ....”

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville – One vehicle injury accident Day Rd/RT; Medical Cottonwood Butte Rd; Non-injury one vehicle accident Hidden Springs Circle & Old White Bird Hill Rd/UTL; One vehicle injury accident Hwy 7 MP 8/RT; Subject cutting trees onto Rd Cove Rd/NRR; Slide off Hwy 7 MP 10/NRR...

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Idaho bighorn sheep auction starts Jan. 8

Hunters interested in bidding for the ultimate bighorn sheep hunt can attend the Wild Sheep Foundation Banquet and Auction in Reno from Jan. 8-10, or bid online beginning Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. MDT.

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Cael August Tacke

Clark and Sara Tacke are the parents of a son, Cael August, born Dec. 21, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He weighed eight pounds and 13 ounces and was 22 inches long. He joins a brother, Corbyn, 3.

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The Hangout collects purses for YWCA auction

The huge decline in Idaho retail pump prices isn’t hitting every community the same way and at the same time, but the benefits should be coming to most communities sometime soon, said AAA Idaho.

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PHS wins one at North Idaho College tournament

After hanging in against a tough Seattle-area squad earlier in the Coeur d’Alene Inn-vitational Tournament, Prairie nearly pulled out a win over Ridgeview of Oregon, then followed up with a clean victory over international Georges Veniers of British Columbia. Against Ridgeview, the Pirates led by five at halftime and kept an even score through three quarters before falling by 57-54 final score last Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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Sports...in brief

Basketball clinics offered; GHS boys camp delayed to Jan. 10; Annual area trapshoot starts Sunday; Winter big game aerial surveys under way; ‘Wildlife Management’ group to meet.

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‘Choose Idaho’ Program encourages local hires

Idaho residents who would like to see family and friends stay or move back to Idaho for work are being urged to go to chooseidaho.gov, send an electronic postcard to their loved ones and invite them to upload their resumes.

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Jillian Marie Andrick

Jill and Sonny Andrick of Boise are the parents of a girl born Dec. 17, 2014. She weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and was 21 inches long.

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Weight Watchers meetings set

Weight Watchers group meets at the Super 8 conference room, Thursday nights, 5:15 p.m., for weigh-in with the meeting afterwards.

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Kiwanis meet in Grangeville

Area residents are invited to join the Grangeville Kiwanis and help make Grangeville a better place to live. Grangeville Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at noon at The Gallery.

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Staying ahead of danger ...

Whistling in the dark may be comforting but it isn’t much of a defense. I have been alone in the dark several times. Walking out of the woods without moonlight or a flashlight can be a little intimidating.

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Ringing In The New Year

Families enjoyed an evening potluck and interaction on New Year’s Eve at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church on North Junction Street.

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Recycling In The New Year

Recycling efforts didn’t take a break during the New Year’s holiday weekend. Volunteers were out at the Grangeville site on Day Road last Saturday, Jan. 3, gathering plastic, metal and cardboard brought in by patrons that morning.

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Icy Days Short Lived

Tolo Lake outside of Grangeville seemed to be frozen clear across on Jan. 2 as the sun shone through the clouds during a 25 degrees temperature spike that day

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Kids’ Christmas Program

The Life Center in Kamiah held its children’s Christmas musical “Unfrozen” in December with many children from the area participating.

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Faith Briefs

KAMIAH — Faith Lutheran Church, located at 6th and Idaho streets in Kamiah, invites all to worship each Sunday. The service begins at 11 a.m., followed by social time and refreshments...

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Tuesday, January 6



Jack R. Gruell, 85

Jack R. Gruell, 85, of Riggins, Idaho, died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at a Nampa care facility. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel.

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