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White Bird News: Swiftwater R.V. Park turns 13

The Salmon River Art Guild held its miniature art sale at Hoot’s Café in White Bird Saturday, 
March 18.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
The Salmon River Art Guild held its miniature art sale at Hoot’s Café in White Bird Saturday, March 18.


Toni Baker 983-7701

— We’re into April and it’s starting to look and feel a little like spring is on its way. The rivers and streams are still running very high so please be careful around water. Trees and flowers are starting to bud out or bloom, so you know it’s around the corner somewhere.

I know many are venturing out to Pittsburg and some to Kirkwood, so watch also for the snakes…they are emerging from the dens. Bees are out and they may be a little docile yet, but as it warms up, so do their tempers.

Clean-up has been done at the Recreation District. Many volunteered their time to get this cleaned up for the upcoming events and hopefully for the Spring and Summer activities as well.

The WBARD held their breakfast last Sunday with about 10 attending. The food was amazing with elk steak, eggs, potatoes, egg casserole, biscuits, and sausage. Old time conversation was going around and it was a great morning. Remember this event is always the last Sunday of each month starting at 8 a.m.

Guess who’s turning 13 this month? Well, on April 4, Swiftwater RV Park is celebrating their 13th year. This is a great place to stay and watch the Salmon River pass by, as well as many activities take place there. Also, it’s a great jumping off spot for all recreation in the area. Anna invites visitors to stop by, visit or call 839-2700 for reservations or any questions you may have.

Meetings for the first of the month will be Deer Creek Highway on the 3rd at 7 p.m. Library meeting will be on the 4th at 10 a.m., with Food Bank pickup on the 6th.

Birthdays for the first part of April are Marshall Romer, Jacob Collier Booze, Jessica Schacher, Marie Henderson-Ingram, Jeff Blair, Payje Sickels, Shaun Bass, Ryder Schacher, Connie Schuck, Adam Emig, Anne, Debbi Shugert, Eric Hickman, Bill, Charlie Hickman, and Steve Smith. In memory of Tom Jones, Leo Pils, Jack J. Marek, and Bill Smurthwaite.

Anniversary wishes go out to April & Jerry Brown, Bob & Edith McKnight, Clint & Nikki Sickels, and Barry & Ruth Trivett.

I am out gathering rodeo ads, so if you have a business (new or old) and want to get the word out, let me know and we can get it in our rodeo program for White Bird Days and Rodeo. The town comes alive over Father’s Day weekend with lots of family, friends and visitors to our little town, so what better way to let them know what you have to offer and hopefully they will come back each year!

Melvin and Carol Cash have been chosen as the grand marshals this year and I will have a write-up on them as this event gets closer. The theme for the parade this year is Adventure Idaho “Living the Good Life.” Entries will be taken by phoning 839-2457 or e-mailing This should be very interesting to see what everyone comes up with, so put on your thinking caps and get that entry in!

TidBits: Shuck/Star School. I talked about the short-lived town of Copperville, but did you know that there was a school that sat on a ridge up from Gregory Creek? This was south of White Bird, across the mouth of White Bird Creek. Records state that that there was no school at Shuck after 1942. Families in the area before 1910 include Remington, Lyons, Shuck and Otto. In 1929 the Hagens, Remingtons, Ottos, Holcombs, Mosburgs remained. In 1929 only the Remington and Hagen children attended the school, which consisted of the teacher, one girl and four boys.


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