Free Press / Norma Staaf
Calla Hagle and Jake McGarry enter their wedding ceremony in a horse and buggy driven by Larry Nims.
As of Tuesday, May 23, 2017
CLEARWATER VALLEY Spring is for weddings, track meets and graduations.
Last Saturday, Calla Hagle and Jake McGarry married at her parents’ (Sue Hagle and John Hetzner’s) 2 Lazy H ranch near Harpster. Countless friends and family members from all over the country gathered for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The couple travelled in traditional style in a horse-drawn cart driven by Larry Nims. (see photo). The celebration continued for several days, with many guests camping on site. Best wishes to this wonderful couple!
The Clearwater Valley Rams boys track team ran, high-jumped and pole-vaulted to a stunning second place team finish (Valley of Hazelton won first place) in the 1A state championship meet last weekend in Middleton. They beat third-place Challis by one point, showing that every point really matters. The team placed second in the medley relay. Senior distance running standout Cole Olsen added to his first-place state title in cross-country last fall by winning the 3,200 meters (roughly two miles), the 1,600 meters and placing fourth in the 800 meters. Josh Kolb high-jumped to a second-place finish and Mika Rives pole-vaulted 13’ 6” for a second-place finish and Trey Pfefferkorn was sixth in both the 100 meters and the pole vault. Melanie Gianopulos ran for an eighth-place finish in the 3,200 meter girls race.
Next weekend is graduation, with Clearwater Valley’s graduation at 5 p.m., on Friday, May 26. Cole Olsen, Taylor Pfefferkorn and Mika Rives share the valedictorian title. The class motto is “we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” Kamiah High graduation will be at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 27, with Chelsea Robinson as valedictorian. Kamiah’s class motto is “that’s just the way she goes.” Congratulations to all of the graduates!