Stories for October 2017

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Monday, October 30



Friday, October 27



Grangeville picks off Melba

Starting with one of the first plays of the contest, the Bulldogs cleared the way for running back Noah Kaschmitter, who broke touchdown runs of 72, 57, 2, and 42 yards on offense.

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Thursday, October 26



Wednesday, October 25

   

Birth: Alick Ridge Ray Walters

Raymond Walters and Britny Moore of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Alick Ridge Ray Walters was born Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was 20 inches long.

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‘Game Week’ scheduled

Several local libraries will be participating in International Games Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 4). International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of games.

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Community Briefs - Oct. 25, 2017

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

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Fall Lecture Series: Sister Alfreda’s Attic is final in 2017 presentations

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique cornet trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

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Clearwater Valley News: Cross-country runners qualify for state

Our Kamiah Kubs and CV Rams cross-country runners competed at the district meet last week with great success. Nine of the 18 runners qualified for the State of Idaho meet in Eagle Saturday, Oct. 28. CV Rams runner, Melanie Gianopulos, and Kubs runner, Michael MacMenamin, both placed first in the girls’ and boys’ races respectively, both setting personal records with their winning times! The Kamiah boys team placed third and qualified for the state meet as a team of seven runners. Freshman Kub runner Jace Sams placed eighth overall while sophomore Derek Loewen placed 19th overall, reducing his time by an astounding five minutes from last year. Rams runner, junior Kevin Hill, qualified for state after just missing qualifying last year. Good luck to the CV and Kamiah runners at State! Coach Janna Privette is optimistic about her runners’ continued success next weekend. On Halloween, kids are invited to join the October costume contest after school. They will line up in front of the Kamiah fire station for judging, then proceed to trick-or-treat at the Main Street businesses. Taffee at the Chamber, tells me this is her favorite event of the year; the costumes and the kids are great!

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Cottonwood News: Tour, open house is Thursday at ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic Museum’

Hunting season has started and we have had frost for several mornings lately. Time to squeeze apples, dig spuds and get everything out of the garden. Don’t forget to dig up the bulbs that can’t stay in the ground over winter like the gladiolas and dahlias. Time to think about snow tires, too. If you work hard enough in the summer, you are glad to see winter coming. I must not have worked hard enough. Sigh.

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White Bird News: Rebekahs Thanksgiving dinner on tap for Nov. 12

The ghosts and goblins and a few more creatures came out in full force this last Saturday as the annual Halloween Party was held at the IOOF Hall. Darla did a fantastic job again this year, along with all the help, donations and, of course, all the games and goodies. Again, hunting is upon us and as usual I tried my hand at hunting, but the weather didn’t cooperate and got snowed on so bagged it until next weekend. Did have fun with the grandkids as they were up for the weekend, so it was fun as usual.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


‘Thank A Farmer’

Children at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene recently learned about farm tractors from local farmer Mike Hauger on “Thank a Farmer Day.” Hauger showed the kids the tractor parts and answered their questions about the machinery, crops and farming in general.

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Riggins News: Retirement party for pastor is Oct. 29

My quote for the week is “At the end of the day, what really matters is that your loved ones are well, you’ve done your best, and that you’re thankful for all you have.” A retirement open house celebration honoring Pastor Jim and Judy Thibodeaux will be held this Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 p.m., in the Salmon River Community Church fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to stop by, wish them well, and have cake and ice cream. Jim and Judy have pastored the Community Church for 9 1/2 years and have won the hearts of their church family as well as many in our wonderful community here in the Salmon River Canyon. They plan to take a few months to travel, visit their kids and grandkiddos, and do a few things on their “Bucket Lists,” then make Riggins their home. Pastor Jim’s last official Sunday Service at Salmon River Community Church will be Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Memories of Halloween 1976

The first Halloween we spent in Lowell, 1976, the Smith brothers were all dressed and ready for trick or treating, one Superman and one pirate. It was 20 degrees that spooky night, pitch black at 5 p.m. I was a scary witch! We set out on foot up the Selway with orange bags to fill with candy and treats. Michael just turned 8, Marty was 6.

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Schmidt retires from Asker’s after 38 years

Jim Schmidt won’t be rolling in the dough anymore. At least not at Asker’s Harvest Foods. After 38 years on the job, Schmidt recently retired as the store’s baker. Schmidt grew up in Seattle and attended Shorecrest High School. He went to baking school at community college, but it was a previous experience with a neighbor that solidified his desire to bake.

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Wonnacott runs, and runs over

Grangeville’s Adam Wonnacott qualified for the state cross-country meet last year, and this past week qualified to run the 3.1 mile race at state once again.

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Halloween, harvest events start today, run through Tuesday

Halloween, harvest events information set throughout Idaho County. COTTONWOOD – St. Scary’s Haunted Hospital it set for Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., in the lot behind the clinic. Stop in for trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin and more. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.

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Woodrat Mountain roads close starting Nov. 6

The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land on Nov. 6. Entrance roads will be closed at Suttler Creek, Wilson Creek, Harris Ridge, Kidder Ridge, Glenwood Meadows, and Woodrat Mountain. Closures will remain in effect through May 25, 2018.

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Fire burns 75 acres on White Bird Grade

A fire on the night of Oct. 17 burned about 75 acres above the White Bird Grade and was fought by the Idaho Department of Lands and the Forest Service. There were no injuries or property losses, IDL said Monday, Oct. 23.

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Driver transported following Oct. 12 crash

One person was transported for medical treatment following an Oct. 12 two-vehicle accident 14 miles south of Grangeville. Ismael C. Montes, 69, of Grangeville, was taken to Syringa Hospital.

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Housing, development buy-in fees issues in Grangeville council races

Issues of insufficient housing and ways to encourage development were at the forefront of discussion for both candidates and the public at a forum last week. Hosted by the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, the two-hour event last Tuesday, Oct. 17, split questioning into two parts to address contested races for three open council positions, as well as the mayor seat; all are four-year terms that will be up in the Nov. 7 election. For council are incumbents Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler, and Earl Musick, Todd McGeorge, Dan Gautney and Dylan Canaday. For mayor, running are Wes Lester, Lance McColloch, Dan Tackett and John Viknius.

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Elk City Extraction Training

On Sunday, Oct. 22, the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department learned the safe way to extricate someone from a damaged car through hands-on activities at the ambulance shed parking lot. After listening and learning, they were able to practice using donated cars and tools. Sponsored by the Elk City Ambulance Group, training was provided to 16 people by Tracy Hoffman of West Coast Fire and Rescue.

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MVSD seeks to partner with patrons for budget solution

“It’s like losing your job and then trying to figure out, ‘OK, what do we do now?’” said Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 superintendent Marc Scheibe. Scheibe, along with school district business manager Becky Hogg, and director of special programs and curriculum Cody Weddle, met last week to visit about the district’s budget for 2018-19 as well as future years.

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Bräts And Brew Fun In Cottonwood

Approximately 150 people attended the Saturday, Oct. 21, Bräts and Brew Fest, held at the Cottonwood Community Hall as a fund-raiser for the Prairie Community Library. The event included dinner, a live and silent auction, and live music by the Coffey Twins.

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Veterans sought for Nov. 10 GHS assembly

Local veterans are sought to take part in the Grangeville High School Veterans Day Assembly set for Friday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Veterans can RSVP to host Wyatt Perry, 208-507-0655; or to GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan, 208-983-0580; sullivanp@sd244.org.

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Grangeville community hymn sing set for Oct. 29

The Fifth Sunday Community Hymn Sing will be held at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Offering will be taken for the Traveler’s Aid Fund. For a special musical number to be provided by your church, notify Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047.

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All-stars announced

The District II volleyball all-stars have been announced. The all-star game will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Lapwai.

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McColloch: eager to work with council, community

We are fortunate to have several capable candidates in the running for Grangeville mayor. After discussions with Lance McColloch, I’m impressed with his grasp of the issues and the effort he has made to really understand their complexities.

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Dealing with sexual assault: Idaho has come long way in short time

Idaho’s police officers have a dangerous job, not to mention an ever-expanding one. In order to make good decisions, police need the tools necessary to protect communities. How best to utilize those resources dominated discussion at last week’s Idaho Chiefs of Police Association conference in Twin Falls. That debate will continue. However, as we both made clear during our speeches to the chiefs, there is no debate over how we must treat victims of sexual assault.

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Harvest soup supper set for Oct. 28 in Kamiah

The Annual Harvest Soup Supper will be served at Faith Lutheran Church at 6th and Idaho streets in Kamiah Saturday, Oct. 28. Serving hours are 5 to 7 p.m. A variety of soups, desserts along with bread and refreshments will be provided. Funds generated by this help support the area Emergency Feeding Outreach (EFO) program which provides emergency food at no cost to folks who just need a little help.

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Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Nov. 1

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday Nov. 1, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 208-926-7776.

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Genesee locks WPL’s top seed

Kamiah cut into the hosts' 28-0 lead a few minutes before halftime, but the Kubs needed many more big plays than they produced during a 40-6 loss to the Whitepine League's top team Friday night, Oct. 20.

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Ridge Runner breakfast, garage sale to be held this weekend

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Time we brought proper management, balance to public lands within Idaho

The only thing putting our Idaho forests at risk are environmentalists like Jonathan Oppenheimer [in response to his Oct. 18 issue guest opinion]. Our public lands will not survive the misguided polices of his radical ideas and how fire is a good thing. If anybody is selling snake oil, it is Mr. Oppenheimer.

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Salmon River to play in 1AD2 title tournament

All but one local volleyball team’s season is now over, with Prairie's having come to a close in a five-setter won 3-2 by Genesee (25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-13) during the Whitepine League upper division's District II tournament at LCSC last week.

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Otter proclaims “Bat Week”

Don’t expect a spotlight in the sky over Gotham City, but do expect furry, flying critters to get their due respect Oct. 24-31 as it’s proclaimed National Bat Week in Idaho by proclamation of Gov. Butch Otter.

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About that forum, absent candidates and letters

A good turnout, Grangeville! Let’s hope for as much or better public involvement in community affairs in the future. Last week’s candidates’ forum for open city council and mayoral positions had an impressive turnout; more than 90 attended Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. And the event was a deal-maker or breaker for several voters we talked with, who said they will be making their voting decisions come Nov. 7 on what they heard that evening.

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Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship set for Oct. 28

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting this Saturday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., in the Porter’s fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive, south of Grangeville. A chili tasting will be held. Bring a favorite pot of chili or side dish to share, and bring a friend. For info call 208-983-0112.

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Border Days dates set for 2018

Border Days 2018’s street sports, parades and rodeos will all be held Wednesday, July 4, Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6. Streets sports will be at 9 a.m. each day, parades at 2 p.m., and rodeos at 6 p.m. For details log onto www.Grangevilleborderdays.org.

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Square dance lessons set for Kooskia

The Mountain Dewers Square Dancers are taking new members (all ages) for lessons through this week. Lessons are held at Clearwater Valley Middle School each Saturday at 6 p.m. Regular square dances are held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call 208-983-1125.

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Idaho Force All Star Halloween Party Fun

More than 100 parents and children attended the first Idaho Force All Stars Halloween party at the Elks Saturday, Oct. 21. Children participated in a costume contest, games, had food and danced. That night, the cheer group also sponsored an adult Halloween party.

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Organizational News

- TLC4Vets ministers to area veterans - Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Big Cedar Christmas swag sale under way

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Shockeys seen in Idaho’s CAP line adverts

Celebrity outdoorsman Jim Shockey and his daughter, Eva, are well-known for their hunting adventure television shows. But these days, you will find their images on billboards all over Idaho reminding folks to call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline to report wildlife crime.

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Tuesday, October 24



Human remains discovered Monday may be missing Nampa woman

Human remains discovered along the Salmon River this week may be related to one of two recent missing person cases currently open with the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. Narrowing down or perhaps confirming identification is pending outsourced testing.

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Sponsored content: ‘Tooth Be Told’ – Murphy’s Law always rules

Murphy’s Law is an axiom that states that if some-thing can go wrong, it will go wrong. It seems that when it comes to tooth problems, Murphy's Law always rules. Toothaches seem to come right before you get on that plane for vacation, or just before Thanksgiving

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Sponsored content: Upcoming Auctions: After harvest consignment auction

GOBIDTODAY.COM’S recent and near-future offerings show a couple of the options professional auctioneer Kyle Musick and his wife, Ashley, have for helping sell-ers and buyers get results they are happy with. Last month, GOBIDTODAY.COM put on a live auction of farm equipment, power tools, machinery, firearms and other items at a White Bird-area ranch.

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Sponsored content: Idaho County Light & Power is observing National Co-op Month

ICL&P is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spot-lighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities.

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Sponsored content: Orchids: Winter project, exotic blossoms

Fall weather has ended your outdoor gardening, but you can nurture that green thumb for flowering things through the winter months with an orchid project. Orchids can provide exotic blossoms for months with minimal care.

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Friday, October 20



Genesee secures top seed

Kamiah fell out of the playoff picture with a narrow loss to Lapwai a couple of weeks ago, but Genesee ought not overlook the Kubs tonight.

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Wednesday, October 18



Lutz, GHS girls finished ‘proud’

Outside hitter Kate Lutz — one of the team’s senior leaders — described Grangeville’s volleyball season as “lots of fun” as well as a growing experience.

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Scorecard

Football standings, bowling, trapshooting results.

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Prairie ascends to second in WPL

Prairie faced a long drive and must-win situation last Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14 — and they faced a 14-12 deficit early on. But after Wallace returned a fumble for a touchdown against the PHS offense, the Pirates defense held the fort, allowing no more points in the course of a 66-14 Prairie win.

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Playoff-bound Bulldogs on bye week

Orofino supporters were left righteously salty over a holding penalty call which undid a two-point conversion run, which would have tied the game with 13 seconds left last Friday night, Oct. 13, at GHS.

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IDFG seeks public help with poaching case

Nearly all of a large bull elk shot and tagged on opening day in Unit 14 was left to rot off Slate Creek in what Idaho Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer called an unusual case.

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Idaho looks to book coho records

If you’re fishing in the Clearwater River for coho salmon, or catch one while you’re steelhead or chinook fishing, the IDFG offers this hint: The state catch-and-release record is wide open because this is the first coho fishing season since the catch-and-release records started in 2016.

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Veterans, families invited to dinner, presentation

The Trinity Lutheran Church will be having a TLC4Veterans and Military Families complimentary dinner this Friday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Bratwurst, potatoes and dessert will be served. The dinner will be preceded by a guest speaker, Jenneane Musegades, attorney-at-law. She is a VA Benefits Certified Attorney and will speak about VA benefits for long-term care and aid, assistance pension, and the process for financial eligibility for these benefits.

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Bolan is new Ferdinand veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Bolan’s parents may have never expected their daughter to end up in Idaho, but that dream was in her head long ago. “I always wanted to live in the mountains,” she smiled. Bolan is the newest member of the Ferdinand Veterinary Clinic.

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Beckman joins GHR as administrator

A familiar face has taken over at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Ryan Beckman is the facility’s new administrator. “I grew up in these halls, running around here when my parents worked here,” he smiled. He is the son of Bob and Betty Beckman of Grangeville.

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It's Your Business: The Habit offers ‘Coffee & Canvas’ class

Sign up now for Learn to Dance: The Nightclub Twostep with Jeff and Carla Wilkins, presented by Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. This is set for Tuesdays Nov. 7 and 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. Call coordinator Carla at 208-983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

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Correction: Oct 18, 2017

In a front page report last week (“Giddings unfazed: State rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County,” 1A, Oct. 11) the Free Press reported an inaccurate date. As reported, Idaho County public records include two voter registration cards signed by Giddings. In fact, these are dated Jan. 17, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015, and they reflect her changes of address that year. However, due to a Free Press error, the original article inaccurately stated the day the January 2015 card was signed. The Free Press regrets this error. — A.O.

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Cottonwood News: Fall lecture, Brats and Brew on tap

Tickets for the Prairie Community Library Brats and Brew this weekend are available at the Library, phone number 208-962-3714, and at the Cottonwood Community Credit Union. Advance ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person the evening of the event. Tables of eight may be reserved with purchase.

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High School Career Fair

Students from schools all across the Camas Prairie took part in the Oct. 12 career fair held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event was sponsored by Ida-Lew in cooperation with business, organizations, colleges and individuals throughout the region. (Top, above) Walla Walla Community College and Wells Fargo were among two participating entities. Students not only received information and personal face-time with participants, but were also given a variety of prizes and received a free lunch.

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Clearwater Valley News: Ringers and Singers start holiday practices

I woke up early to the sound of silence on Sunday, yes the dreadful silence of another power outage when the refrigerator and freezer stopped. We fired up the camp stove and made coffee and eggs on the porch. Thankfully this was a “short” outage of only six hours. Nothing like the weeks long power outages in Puerto Rico, I hope things will improve there soon. Good news for the Elk City Wagon Road and the town of Clearwater. The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest awarded a contract to improve the driveability of the route, while maintaining its historic character. The successful bidder is Flash Excavation of Harpster. Great to see a local contractor get this job. The improvements will make it easier for people to travel and enjoy this historical route.

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On My Honor? Decision effectively ends scouting

As the movie gangsters might say, “You are dead to me.” This month, the Boys Scouts of America announced girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn Boy Scouting’s highest honor of Eagle rank.

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While politicians exploit problems, Idahoans solve them

Our national forests are at risk from beetles, wildfire…and the U.S. Congress. While forests have evolved with fire and insects, it’s not clear they’ll survive attacks from misguided politicians. One thing about busy fire seasons is we all breathe the smoke. It’s unhealthy and miserable. But we shouldn’t let it blind us. And politicians shouldn’t use it as an excuse to sell snake oil.

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Lester: true steward of taxpayer money

Wes Lester has the experience to be the next mayor of Grangeville. With his knowledge of how city government works and the things that don’t work, he is the most qualified to make the best decisions.

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White Bird News: Halloween party set for this weekend

While the weather has finally gotten cooler at night and then still nice during the days, I think we can safely say fall has begun. Attention all you ghosts and goblins — don’t forget the annual White Bird Halloween Party, Oct. 21, at the IOOF Hall from 6-8 p.m. This is earlier than usual so keep the date open! We will be having our costume contest (7 p.m.), pumpkin carving contest (bring pumpkin carved or stenciled) and this year a scarecrow contest for adults and children.

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Elk City News: Quilters change meeting

Heads Up for all you members of the Sew Help Me Quilters – The club has decided to change their normal meeting time from Tuesday, Oct. 31, to Tuesday, Oct. 24, so members could be home to greet trick-or-treaters.

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Cash and Carry Field Trip

Cash and Carry’s Myrissa Gates gives a tour to Grangeville Elementary Middle School students who were recently learning about their communities and neighborhood businesses.

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Cottonwood culvert fix starts process toward system repair

City officials are in action to resolve a long-standing flooding problem for Cottonwood’s downtown business district. “We’re going to do a temporary fix to hold things together, and start the ball rolling to come up with a long-term solution,” said Cottonwood City Councilor Ron Grant.

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Birth: Elizabeth Ann Meyers

Kayla Creutzberg and Clay Meyers of Grangeville are the parents of a baby daughter. Elizabeth Ann Meyers was born Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Amanda Eich of Grangeville and Rodney Creutzberg of Lewiston; Monica Cerecero of Grangeville, and Ryan Meyers of Cottonwood. Great-grandparents are Robert Jackson of Spokane, Wash., and Yvonne Peterson of Grangeville.

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Little Library at Clearwater

The new Clearwater Mini Library, donated by Lyle and Susanne Smith, hangs on the outside wall of the Grange Hall in Clearwater. It was built by Lyle and given to Susanne for her birthday in September. The Smiths hope the new little library will be enjoyed by all, children and adults alike. The public is invited to borrow a book and/or bring a book.

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Community Briefs Oct. 18, 2017

Do you have winter hats and gloves you don’t have a use for? Grangeville High School senior Anthony Nadiger’s senior project includes collecting these items for local kids in need. Collection boxes are currently located at GHS, Cash and Carry Marketplace, Asker’s Harvest Foods, and Larson’s. Boxes will be out until Nov. 10.

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Stites council - Four seek two seats

Two four-year-term Stites City Council seats are open, sought by Neil Bronson, Ralph Jackson, Bonnie Shannon, and write-in Joshua Bradley. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

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Grangeville Community Hymnsing set for Oct. 29

The Fifth Sunday Community Hymnsing will be held at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Offering will be taken for the Traveler’s Aid Fund. For a special musical number to be provided by your church, notify Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047.

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Free health screening set for Riggins

A free health screening and visit with a benefits counselor is on tap for next Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Riggins Community Center. All are invited. Plan to bring Medicare or other insurance information and drug list for a private counseling session and plan to stay for lunch at noon. Screenings will be for diabetes (A1C), blood pressure, body mass, and mood index. Call Linda Hieter at 208-400-0116.

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GHS financial aid night set for Oct. 24

Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GHS library. Start time will be 6 p.m. Courtney Robinson from Lewis-Clark State College will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms. There will be literature available that evening, and Robinson will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation. Call 208-983-0580 for questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Organization News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Camas Prairie Food Bank - GHS FFA

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Free health screenings, SHIBA volunteer at senior center Oct. 20

The Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free health screening at the Grangeville Senior Center Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A SHIBA advisor will also be available to assist those who want to review their Medicare D plans. Bring your drug list and Medicare card.

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Veterans Center to host appreciation dinner

The Idaho County Veterans Association is hosting its first supporters appreciation dinner Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Everyone who supports the center is invited to attend. There will be a wine tasting by Clearwater Canyon Cellars of Lewiston with a variety of appetizers by the Canteen Grill. There will also be a silent auction and music.

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‘Spider-Man’ set for Oct. 20 in Kamiah

Come watch a movie the whole family will enjoy at The Life Center, 4432 Highway 12, in Kamiah on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy the action-packed super hero movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Admission to the movie is free. Concessions will be available. This event is sponsored by the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and ImpactYM. E-mail upriverylc@gmail.com with questions.

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Signage for community services result of cooperative effort

The scenery along U.S. Highway 95 goes by fast at 65 mph, and long has the Grangeville business community wrung its hands with drivers saving time bypassing the community along Johnston Road. While the bypass remains, local efforts have activated the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to install service signage at Johnston Road’s north and south intersections with U.S. 95.

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Fall prescribed burns planned on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns throughout the forest this fall as weather allows. Fire managers considered smoke effects from the long-duration fire season and prescribed burning will focus on reducing fuels that have been piled and create spring planting areas for reforestation.

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GCF event set for Nov. 2

Grangeville Community Foundation will host its 2017 Grants Awards Celebration Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, 108 Grangeville Truck Route. Social hour is at 5 p.m. with hearty appetizers and a no-host bar. The awards presentation is set for 6 p.m. 2017 grant recipients will be recognized and the Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award will also be presented. This event is sponsored by Avista Utilities. RSVP to 208-983-5962 or e-mail grangevillecommunityfoundation@gmail.com.

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Fall Lecture Series: ‘7,003 Days’ to showcase work of wildlife biologists

The third lecture in the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude October lecture series will be presented this Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., by Jim and Holly Akenson. Their presentation “7,003 Days,” will provide a unique perspective on life and work in the back country of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness as wildlife biologists.

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'Incredible' amount to county for ICRMP insurance policy

Before the Idaho County Commission approved a motion to pay its first quarter bills during the Oct. 10 meeting, commissioner Mark Frei remarked that the county pays an incredible amount for risk management insurance. The board then approved payment to the statewide provider of local government insurance, ICRMP (the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program).

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Seats contested on White Bird city council on Nov. 7

Candidates will be running for open White Bird city council positions in the Nov. 7 election. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Barbara A. Lowe and Paul Sand. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Rick L. Alley, John Collins, Jeff Mager, Michelle McNamee and Darlene Wadsworth.

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SRAG art show results announced

The Salmon River Art Guild’s Regional Fall Show, was held Oct. 7 and 8. The annual event brought in 108 entries and show winners from as far away as Boise and Anatone, Wash. Show judge Sharon Herther of Donnelly commented on the talent and excellence in this year’s entries. She said that it was a difficult event to judge. The Salmon River Art Guild has grown over the years and boasts nearly 70 members. More information on the Salmon River Art Guild, based in White Bird, ID can be found at www.salmonriverartguild.com.

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Kooskia man arrested during stop for failure to register as sex offender

On Oct. 13, Idaho County Corporal Craig Hoodman had contact with John M. Graham, 49, during a traffic stop. Shortly after the traffic stop was concluded, Hoodman received information Graham was a registered sex offender who was residing in Kooskia without having registered in Idaho County. Graham was arrested for felony failure to register as a sex offender, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cottonwood council - Safety, services at issue in race

Maintaining a good quality of life, community safety and city infrastructure are issues in the Cottonwood City Council race. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Friday, October 13



Orofino nearly upsets Grangeville

The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.

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Thursday, October 12



Timberlake ends boys soccer season

The Grangeville boys' state tournament hopes ended Tuesday night, Oct. 10, when Timberlake held on for a 2-1 win during the second round of the District I-II tournament.

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Wednesday, October 11



Fogleman, Bulldogs prevail

“It was a battle, for sure,” Grangeville’s Justin Fogleman said. “They’re a good football team, big, physical, they’re all weight-lifters, and it’s just tough to play good teams when some things go against you.”

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Lapwai barely stays unbeaten in the WPL

Down by a dozen with less than six minutes to play, the Kubs put together one of the finest defensive stands seen all season at the recently-christened Bob Squires Sports Complex.

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PHS pops Troy

Nine Prairie rushing touchdowns proved more than enough in the end, but during the early phases of the Pirates’ 78-32 win Friday night, Oct. 6, the Trojans led 6-0 and 12-8.

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Savages hold Long Pin lead

The Salmon River boys took an 18-14 lead into halftime on the strength a touchdown run by Canyon Harper and two touchdown catches by Randy McClure, and they did not allow Garden Valley another point after halftime Friday night, Oct. 6.

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Friday is CV’s homecoming

Garfield-Palouse beat Clearwater Valley 48-26 on Friday night, Oct. 6, countering an early Bubba Summers touchdown run with four consecutive scores.

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Volleyball tournaments set

The Central Idaho League’s district volleyball tournament is cheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16-17, with the first three matches to go at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Sports...in brief

Cottonwood annual shoot starts Oct. 11; Board approves coho fishing through Nov. 19

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Preparing for End of the World: USFS rolls out forest health project south of Grangeville

Prescribed burning was a concern for Grangeville couple, Dick and Lois Geary, who questioned Forest Service officials last week concerning a potential project south of Grangeville. They asked about areas designated for fuels and possible prescribed burns – including close to their property – that take up a sizeable portion of the approximate 49,500-acre End of the World project map. “We want to work with you as landowners,” said Salmon River District Ranger Jeff Shinn, discussing the burns proposed for these areas, along with repeating a theme throughout last Wednesday’s meeting this project will be shaped by public comments and concerns.

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GHS Fall Concert set for Oct. 26

The Grangeville High School Fall Concert is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Concert band, choir and Varsity Blue select choir will all perform under the direction of music teacher Ms. Rasmussen.

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Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Oct. 18

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

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Public Square Rosary Crusade is Oct. 14

Area residents are invited to join the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade. In the historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), participants ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. Praying for the nation is set for Saturday, Oct. 14, noon. The Public Square Rosary Rally will take place in Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12 by the Clearwater Bridge across from Riverfront Park.

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Book sale set for Kooskia Library

A book sale is set for Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors will open for the sale at the Kooskia Community Center and will offer used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs, at bargain prices. Fictional books are in alphabetical order by author, non-fiction books are sorted by category

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AWANA, adult Bible study set for Cottonwood

AWANA Kid’s Club is a nondenominational Christ centered organization where children learn the basics of the Bible, play games, and have other activities each week. Some interest has been expressed for a simultaneous adult Bible study, which would be targeted at, but not exclusive to, parents of the AWANA kids.

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Soccer camp set for Nov. 10; signups are Oct. 12

As part of her senior project, Grangeville High School varsity soccer player Brenda Gomez will host a soccer camp Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. The camp is for students who are in public, private or home-school in kindergarten through fourth grade.

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Community Briefs: Oct. 11, 2017

As part of her senior project, Grangeville High School varsity soccer player Brenda Gomez will host a soccer camp Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. The camp is for students who are in public, private or home-school in kindergarten through fourth grade. Signups for the camp will be this Thursday. Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., in the GHS Library. Cost is $25 which includes a T-shirt. For questions or for those unable to sign up on the 12th, call Gomez at 208-702-2339.

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Fall Lecture Series: Alex McGregor to speak on Mullan Trail

The second lecture in the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude October lecture series will be presented this Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., by Alex McGregor. His presentation is “Merchants, Mule Packers, A Rugged Path to Success: The Mullan Road, 1860-1883.”

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Ruzicka makes blankets for rehab residents

A group of residents at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation (GHR) will be a little warmer this winter, thanks in part to Grangeville High School senior Mikayla Ruzicka. Ruzicka helped nine residents make fleece blankets as part of her senior project. “I had a car wash to raise money for the fleece this summer, and then the residents helped tie the blankets,” she said.

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Cottonwood News: Brats and Brew Fest on tap for Saturday

The drawing for the hot rod at Summit Academy took place Saturday, Oct. 7, and the winner issss, Jason Vogel of Lewiston. Congratulation, Jason! Have fun with that car. Local artist Eric Wassmuth has some of his metal artwork on display at the Center for Arts and History at 415 Main St. in Lewiston. The art show and sale is for local steampunk artists. They are calling it “The Reclaimed Revolution.” It will be on display until Oct. 26.

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Lowell QRU seeks volunteers; KREM 2 visits CVHS

There’s a nip in the air and the leaves are changing. The children in Lowell are picking out their Halloween costumes to be ready for the big day. KREM 2 and Tom’s Tailgate came to Clearwater Valley High School football game in Kooskia. Tom’s such a nice guy and it was a great experience for all the students and players. Speaking of football, Mike Smith Sr., Marty, Dani, and Max Smith all attended a Vandal game last week in Moscow. They had great seats and a great time, too!

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Clearwater Valley News: Muse Media opens its doors in Kamiah

Lauren Paterson has just opened a great new business in Kamiah called Muse Media at 410 Main Street (between the post office and the Hub) She combines her experience and education in art, journalism and technology to offer digital media support to small businesses, non-profits and everyday people to help them connect to the larger world. I stopped in to meet her last week and found her easy to talk to and bubbling over with creativity in sharing the types of digital solutions her business offers.

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White Bird News: Fiddlers to play at Hoot’s this weekend

Remember the Old Time Fiddles will be at Hoot’s Café Oct. 13 and 14, all day for the weekend. The Annual Halloween Party is Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Darla Brumley is heading this party up and it should be a great time again as always! This is early this year and is fast approaching so get those costumes ready and let’s have some fun!

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Tom’s Tailgate Party Hits Clearwater Valley

(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.

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Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to host quilt, craft auction Oct. 21

My quote of the week is “Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you have.” The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers State Jam Session is this weekend, Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. They will be jamming and dancing both days; join the free event for good music, great dancing and lots of fun.

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Kennedy elected v-p of ICCTFOA

Members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) elected Grangeville City Clerk-Treasurer Tonya Kennedy as first vice president for 2017-2018 at the ICCTFOA Institute in Boise, Sept. 20-22.

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Sunrise Espresso offers variety of drinks, menu items

“You have to enjoy and love coffee to have a good coffee shop and serve a good cup,” smiled Alison Stahl. “I love coffee.” Stahl opened Sunrise Espresso at 914 West Main Street (behind P1FCU and the Free Press and across from Zip Trip) Aug. 2.

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Kamiah Second Ward of the LDS Church to hold ward conference

Kamiah Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its annual ward conference Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. The conference will be held at the LDS meetinghouse located on U.S. Highway 12 in Kamiah. Bishop Dennis Olsen will conduct the service and stake president William Perez will preside. The conference is open to the public.

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Preservation Field School spends summer at Fenn Ranger Station

FENN RANGER STATION — Students from the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School spent four weeks this summer working on projects at Fenn Ranger Station, a building listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the primary office for the Moose Creek Ranger District on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

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Donkey basketball set for Nov. 11

The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites the public to donkey basketball. Bring the whole family out to the Kamiah Middle School Gym Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Discounted presales tickets are available at The Clearwater Progress and Arnzen’s Kamiah Drug. In honor of their service to our country, military service men past and present will be admitted free of charge.

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Candidates are committed; you should be also

Area residents have a rare opportunity this election season to take a hand in the direction their cities head in the coming year. It’s a unique occasion as we have not had such contested races in city elections for several cycles.

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Idaho solution only way for health care

Obamacare has not worked for Idahoans. Since Obamacare has become law, premiums have gone up exorbitantly, without a corresponding increase in quality of health care. Last month’s release of 2018 state insurance premium rates — with an average increase of nearly 30 percent — confirm this reality.

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Lester: knows how the city works; someone with experience

We need persons who are aware of the budget process of a government agency, have been exposed to the ins and outs of running a municipality. Wes Lester has been on the council for 20-plus years and has the experience needed for the job of mayor.

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ARF gains momentum; facility plan for 2020

ARF’s mission is to develop a “no kill” regional animal shelter that will: protect the welfare of abandoned and abused pets, provide care and shelter to pets, spay and neuter to prevent future unwanted pets. Secure adoptive homes for pets and support community awareness of ethical treatment of animals.

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Players not intelligent nor honorable

I am gravely disappointed in professional sports. From the servitude of the public in supporting stadiums, through bonds and the immense costs associated with viewership for the benefit of benefactors, to the decline of decency and gentlemanlike sportsmanship that I observed in earlier years.

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Boise developer, Ahlquist, brings record of ‘getting things done’

“I bring real-world experience with a record of getting things done,” said Tommy Ahlquist. A Republican running in the 2018 Idaho Governor race, the Boise commercial developer and former physician made a campaign stop in Grangeville last Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of his “44 Counties in 44 Days Tour.”

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Tuesday semi-truck fire obstructs grade

An engine problem is the suspected cause of last week’s fire that destroyed a semi-truck just north of White Bird. No injuries were reported from the Tuesday, Oct. 3, incident called in around 2:33 p.m. between mileposts 226 and 227, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

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Propane system problem cause of Oct. 1 house fire

A propane system problem was determined the cause of an Oct. 1 fire that damaged a Wild Plum Lane residence. No injuries were reported, and the owner, Georgia Rencher, was insured. Fire damage was contained to the roof and an upstairs bathroom, and water damage affected the first floor and basement of the two-story timber-framed house.

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Managed growth, housing, services issues in Grangeville City Council race

City infrastructure, providing and managing growth, and providing for more and affordable housing are issues for candidates in the race for Grangeville City Council. A vigorous turnout this go-round has given Grangeville voters several choices to consider for three council seats, all four-year terms: Dylan Canaday, Dan Gautney, Todd McGeorge, Earl Musick, along with incumbents Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

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Group forming on emergency services issue

A discussion group regarding local emergency response services is in the works thanks to Syringa Hospital board member Jim May of Kooskia. “I believe our local emergency service groups, QRUs and EMTs, are suffering due to a lack of volunteers,” May said at the regular Sept. 26 board meeting.

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SPPS Animal Blessings

In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Father John Gathungu offered animal blessings for the pets of Sts. Peter and Paul School families Wednesday, Oct. 4. Father Gathungu is the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville.

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Giddings unfazed; State Rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County

Contrary to statewide media reports that she is caught a residency and tax scandal, Rep. Priscilla Giddings told the Free Press she had done everything the law required of her and that she continued to follow the law after she decided to run for office early in 2016. She said she even went to the trouble of seeking advice from the Ada County Assessor’s Office at the time she was moving from Garden City to White Bird.

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Wednesday, October 4



Ruklic’s return gives GHS a lift

For most of the season, Grangeville’s soccer squad played without one of its key seniors, and during the two games since Ryan Ruklic returned to action, he has scored three goals and drawn praise from coach Joel Gomez.

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Poaching case gets first convictions

The first four of eleven defendants named in an Adams County wildlife poaching conspiracy case have recently been found guilty or pleaded guilty to charges against them.

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Grangeville to visit St. Maries Friday

Including touchdown runs by Justin Fogleman and Jaize Norman, the Bulldogs accomplished everything they wanted during a 48-0 win over the Lewiston JV Thursday night, Sept. 28, despite a couple of scheduling oddities — one planned and one unplanned.

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Sports...in brief

Ducks down from last year, but above long term average; chukar hunters get off to good start; chinook fall harvest season sees bump.

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Clearwater Chili Feed set for Oct. 14

The community of Clearwater is celebrating fall with the sixth annual Grange Chili Feed Saturday, Oct.14. Proceeds support grange activities. All are welcome. Come to Clearwater Grange Hall, on Sally Ann Rd. between 4:30-7 p.m. and join the fun.

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Harpster craft fair set for Nov. 4

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 4, for Harpster’s 29th annual craft fair. This is set for the Harpster Community Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 208-983-1436 for details.

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Syringa Clinic Pharmacy is open for business

The convenience of accessible care in one location has come to Grangeville. Syringa Hospital and Clinics is now home to a fully operational pharmacy. Syringa Clinic Pharmacy, owned and operated by Cardinal Health, is located next to the clinic (inside).

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It's Your Business: Griffis to present on hypothermia Oct. 18

The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for a brown bag presentation Dr. Danny Griffis. This is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Dr. Griffis will talk about “Preparing for outdoor activities – preventing, recognizing, and treating hypothermia.”

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Schaeffer joins GHS as special ed teacher

Is it a new student? A visitor? No, it’s a teacher! “I have been mistaken for a visitor or a friend of a student,” laughed Taylor Heitman Schaeffer. Schaeffer is the new face of special education at Grangeville High School. She replaces Sally Payne who retired in May.

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Clearwater Valley News: CV communities work together for residents

No column for me last week as I was traveling in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my sister. It gave me a patriotic feeling to walk around Mt. Rushmore, through the Avenue of the Flags (featuring all of the state flags). Seeing the carved faces of four of our early presidents carved eloquently in stone reminded me of the enduring nature of our country. I met people from many states and other countries. For the last few weeks, people have weighed in on patriotism based on whether NFL football players stand or kneel for the pre-game national anthem. For me the flag and the anthem are not an end to themselves but a symbol of our country’s values. It’s about how we treat other people and welcome other into our communities and our respect for other people’s first amendment rights.

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Cottonwood News: Johnson takes on leadership of healthy seniors class

Rosaries, a litany and Marian songs will be part of the program to honor Mary, the Mother of God on Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood at noon. It was on Oct. 13, 1917, that the three children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, as on the other five occasions, first saw a bright light, and then they saw Our Lady appear over the holm oak. Our Lady’s message to the children was, “Let them offend Our Lord no more for He is already much offended.” At the end of her visit, 70,000 people saw the sun dance. Let’s spread the word and get lots of people there to get the good news message out there to combat all the bad news these days. Prairie Community

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Fun Run For A Cure: Flamingo Fun Run 2017

Despite some drizzle and cool temperatures, more than 100 people gathered for the annual Flamingo Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 30, during Grangeville’s second annual Oktoberfest event. This year’s run was organized by Grangeville High School senior Kate Lutz and proceeds will go toward helping find a cure for SMA (spinal muscular atrophy).

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Faith briefs: Oct. 4, 2017

Saint Catherine’s Altar Society is sponsoring a rummage and baked food sale Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday is $2 a bag day, fill bags and only pay $2 each. The sale is located in the Saint Catherine’s parish hall, 7th and Idaho, Kamiah.

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No suspect in GHS bomb hoax; intent to pursue felony charges

Grangeville Police continues its investigation into last week’s bomb threat incident at Grangeville High School. No suspect has been identified at this time. “But if we do develop one, we fully intend to charge someone, if we can,” said Police Chief Morgan Drew.

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‘Thumbs Up For Him’ conference set for The Life Center

Are you ready for a new and fresh experience with God? Come to The Life Center in Kamiah Oct. 6 and 7 to experience “Your Story through His Story!” Chapter 1 begins Friday night at 6:30 p.m., followed by chapter 2 Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with intermission and lunch at 11:30 (lunch will be potluck finger foods and salads). Chapter 3 begins at 12:30 p.m.

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Pastor's View: A great place to live, work and play ... together!

We are a Community – a group of people with common interests, interacting in a common location. We have joint participation and joint ownership. We have common goods, activities, character and interests. We might call ourselves collectively the Upper Clearwater Community. When we focus on what we have in common and how we are alike and how we can capitalize on the common unity we have … life gets better.

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Riggins News: SRAG art show set for this weekend

My quote of the week is “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until is becomes a memory.” The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Annual Regional Art Show is this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street, just behind Chevron Station. Admission is free.

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GEMS PTA Jogathon Bubble Run

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA’s annual jog-a-thon was held Friday, Sept. 29, at the school. Elementary students participated in a bubble run while middle schoolers had the color run. Funds raised will go toward PTA projects to benefit the school during the year. Even Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marcus Scheibe got in on the bubble run, held on a perfectly-blue-skied day with just enough wind to make the bubbles fly.

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Oktoberfest Scarecrow Contest Winners

(Top, left) Best of Show Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is Seasons Restaurant; (top, right) Funniest Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is The Idaho County Free Press. Here, Free Press Editor David Rauzi interviews his scarecrow likeness. Second-place winner is U.S. Bank with KORT Radio in third place; (bottom, left) Most original Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is Ace Home Center, pictured with creator Barbara Adkison. Second-place winner is Umpqua Bank and Crema Cafe is in third; and (bottom, right) Scariest Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest contest winner is Irwin Drug, pictured here. Second-place was Super 8 and third was won by The Establishment. In all, there were 16 entries.

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Hide Slide At Ranch Rodeo

The Two Bar V Livestock’s Ranch Rodeo was held Saturday, Sept. 30, in Cottonwood. The event had 10 four-man teams competing in team branding, doctoring, sorting, trailer loading and a hide race.

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Housing, growth, city services issues in Grangeville mayor’s race

Affordable housing and growth management, infrastructure and municipal services are several issues being raised by four candidates seeking the Grangeville mayor seat. Seeking the four-year position are Wes Lester, Lance McColloch, Danny Tacket and John M. Viknius. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

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Kooskia man arrested on felony meth possession, delivery charges

A court hearing is pending for a Kooskia man arrested last week on felony drug charges. Jerry W. Wilson, 60, was taken into custody Sept. 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamaine and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) release.

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Infrastructure, public involvement issues for Stites mayor race

How to manage city infrastructure and fund projects, and encouraging more public involvement are issues within the mayor race for the City of Stites. The mayor position is currently contested between incumbent Gerald “Gerry” J. Cathey and Rey Mireles. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Cragmont library to give books to kids

Through the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ My First Books program, Craigmont Community Library will provide books to young children, up to age 6, to help build their home libraries. Craigmont Community Library is partnering with Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program to reach parents/caregivers of children who could benefit from the My First Books program. For more information, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/my-first-books.

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Player protests cast doubt on NFL's future

The NFL players’ protests have been the talk of the nation for more than a week. Everyone has a take, but almost no one has a stake. While fans feel like they’re in serious relationships with their favorite teams, the league’s marriages with gigantic television companies are the real deals.

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Idaho leading way to reduce wildfire, create more jobs on federal lands

As wildfire season winds down in Idaho and other parts of the West, one initiative ramping up in Idaho has the potential to tamp down fears about the future of federal lands that make up so much of our state. Working together through a federal law called Good Neighbor Authority, the State of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service are implementing plans to remove dead trees and other fuels, use fire’s natural benefits on the land through prescribed burning, plant new trees, and carry out other on-the-ground activities on federal lands.

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White Bird News: Clark wins chili contest

Saturday, Sept. 30, was a great day for the chili cook off. This community all came out to support our group. Winners this year were 1st – Sheryl Clark ($50), 2nd - ($25) Jill Robinett, with 3rd ($10) going to Jenny Hanson. Jenny also brought home the 50/50 drawing but donated it back. Sorry we weren’t able to get any pictures as Maggie decided to be out of town (playing?) and no one else took any.

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Cottonwood city infrastructure, business growth issues for trio

Finding creative ways to maintain city infrastructure, and creating an atmosphere condusive to business growth are issues for candidates seeking open Cottonwood council positions. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Lynn Guyer, and incumbents Ron Grant and Pat Holthaus. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Good work put into Octoberfest; great job

Thank you, Octoberfest staff. You did great. It takes a lot of work to put this on. I was on the very first one and know how much you three – Melinda Hall, Nancy Asker and Peggy Wright — did.

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Organization News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens - 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

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Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Smiles

Heather Slichter of Grangeville holds her dog after it crossed the finish line in the annual Oktoberfest Winer Dog races. Results were not available as of press time Tuesday. More than 12 dogs raced as a crowd of bystanders watched the canines scramble toward their owners.

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