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Riggins News: Riggins’ schools will start Aug. 29


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “No matter what happens in life, be good to people; Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

Summer is quickly coming to an end. School will begin Tuesday, Aug. 29, for K-12; preschool begins Wednesday 30th; registration is Tuesday, Aug. 22. Teachers will have an in-service Friday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Aug. 28. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 4, so, no school that day. Get outside and enjoy your last weeks of vacation before another great year of school begins.

Jean Louise Christianson, baby daughter of Mark and Sarah Christianson, was dedicated Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Salmon River Community Church with her grandparents, an aunt, and many friends in attendance. Bruce and Sarah Bovey sang a beautiful dedication song especially for the sweet new family.

Golf tournament to raise funds for our Riggins/Salmon River School kids will be held Aug. 13. “Play and Pay It Forward” is the theme for the first Riggins Invitational Salmon River Canyon Golf Tournament Benefit Open. Tee times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $40 per person for 18 holes; $30 per person 9 holes, with lunch included. For questions, contact John Doty at 208-451-5950 preferably by text, or call if you do not text, or by email

Idaho County Fair is just a week away at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. “We’ve got a good thing growing at the Idaho County Fair” is the theme of the 2017 Fair Wednesday-Saturday Aug. 16-19. See the special section in next week’s paper for a rundown of events, or pick up a premium book now at the Idaho County Free Press or Idaho County U of I Extension Office (4-H room, courthouse).

The Salmon River Art Guild, Creating Art Along the River since 1964, extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older, of fine art media to enter the 2017 Regional Art Show in Riggins, in October at the Riggins Community Center. Prize money of up to $1,175 will be awarded. The event judge for the show is Sharon Herther of Donnelly. The public will be invited to view the show on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT).

Campbell to celebrate 90th

RIGGINS — Leola Campbell will be honored at her 90th birthday celebration Saturday, Aug. 12, at her home, 1027 S Main in Riggins; cake will be served approximately 5 p.m. Come visit and share great family memories, friend times, and/or school stories. I’m sure the “blue apron story” will be told repeatedly by her former students. Everyone is welcome. See you there! Park in the Assembly of God Church parking lot for easiest access to her house.

Call or e-mail Nancy at 208- 839-2493, Kathryn at 208-839-2808, or Joyce at 208-628-3765,

“Build a Better World,” Summer Reading Program at Riggins City Library, led by Susan Hollenbeak with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks has its last day today at 11 a.m. at the library.

The Idaho Banana Company Orchard is hosting an open market Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. and Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. held by the Salmon River Growers and Crafters. Get your fresh produce, jams, jellies, unique crafts, and more at the market. Bring your local produce and/or crafts to sell…or stop and buy fresh produce and unique crafts. For more information, contact Linda Hieter at 208-628-3780.

Our dear friend, Andy Walyer, died Thursday night, Aug. 3, 2017, at his home on Rapid River with his wife, Bev, and daughter, Cathy holding his hands and singing to him. Andy was a gentle, loving, compassionate man who loved his beloved Bev beyond measure…and she loved him the same. His Riggins family is his wife Bev and Lee and Cathy Tumelson. There will be no service as requested by Andy, but each may celebrate Andy’s life in his/her own special way.

The After School Kids and their parents had a blast at Silverwood last week riding the rides, eating junk food, and just plain ol’ having a wonderful time before school begins for the new year.


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