Stories for June 2018

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Saturday, June 30

 

Canaday, Hausladen in running for Border Days Royalty 2019

Grangeville Border Days is already looking ahead to 2019. Last Thursday, June 28, Colby Canaday, 16, and Jillian Hausladen, 17, both of Grangeville, competed in royalty tryouts at the Border Days arena. Who will be chosen as queen and princess to represent the 2019 event will be announced at the Friday, July 6, rodeo.

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Readers share memories of Border Days

“What’s your best memory of Border Days? The Free Press asked this question on social media, and we received a great response of those recalling events, incidents and personal moments.

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County receives $1.7M in PILT, puts $100K treating noxious weeds

Last week, the federal Department of the Interior (DOI) announced local governments across Idaho will receive more than $36 million out of the $553 million President Trump approved for the PILT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) program this spring. Idaho County is set to receive $1,719,685.

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Dist. 7 candidate Hart seeks special election; claims unlawful strike-off

A Kellogg man claims he was unlawfully struck off the Republican primary ballot in the May race for Dist. 7A House and is seeking recourse through a special election. Phil Hart filed a notice of contest with the district court in Idaho County on June 4, seeking relief through the Election Contest Act. A hearing in this case has not yet been set.

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Join social media site, share town memories

“You Know You Grew up in Grangeville, Idaho if …” now has more than 2,500 members on Facebook and would like to invite anyone who has a connection to Grangeville to sign up and enjoy this social media site and share your memories about good ole’ Grangeville.

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Recreationists must understand new, flawed Idaho trespassing bill

Idaho’s trespass laws have been criticized over the years, largely for being confusing or inconsistent. During the 2018 Legislature, Idaho lawmakers passed a sweeping bill that altered the meaning of “trespassing” and increased penalties for violators. Unfortunately, the bill was hastily drafted and pushed through into law, without meaningful input from sportsmen or law enforcement. If the goal was to eliminate confusion and inconsistencies in Idaho’s trespassing statute, the bill largely missed the mark.

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Community Briefs - July 4, 2018

The Grangeville collection site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, July 7, as volunteers will be gathering town recyclables following the Border Days festivities. It will be open again on July 14. Both the Kooskia and Cottonwood locations will be open as usual.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Perfect week on the river

Campers are headed up the Selway Road and Highway 12 to pick out their camp spots. The big 4th of July week (and I say week because the holiday falls on a Wednesday) will have come and gone before many read this. We will have had a busy week up river.

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White Bird News: WBARD committee to meet July 9

July - here we come! Another early deadline for the 4th, so not much to report this time. Meetings starting at the beginning of the month are food bank pickup on the 5th at noon. This is at the WBARD building, volunteers are needed. Contact Leah Harvey if you can lend your time at 208-839-2285. WBARD will meet on the 9th at 7 p.m. The city council meeting will be on the 11th at 6 p.m., followed by the SRAG meeting on the 12th at 10 a.m. Remember, there will be no chamber meeting this month due to summer.

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Riggins News: PTCCU offers free portraits July 19

Happy 4th of July week to everyone! Let freedom ring! Celebrate with family and friends in your special way. Remember that freedom is not free; we still have military men and women fighting for our freedom…just as those have done for us in the past.

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Farris takes on large, blank canvas for senior project

“I thought about a barrel racing event fund-raiser, but I wanted to do something for my community that was long-lasting,” Grangeville High School senior Macenzie Farris said of her senior project. That thought led Farris to a large endeavor.

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It's Your Business: FNWCU sponsors Kooskia fireworks

Freedom Northwest Credit Union will again sponsor a family fun time and fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia. This is set for Wednesday, July 4, 5 to 10 p.m., and features free apple pie, bounce houses, zorb balls and water play. In addition, school fund-raiser concessions will be available: cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, glow products and more. Fireworks will begin at dark.

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Corral Dust: Border Days is here!

OK, so there was a little mix-up with the number of grandchildren Border Days Grand Marshal Ernie Robinson has. It may have been the visit was so pleasant, numbers became secondary. Anyway, he has 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Wow! What a Robinson legacy. For the record, he is such a nice cowboy! Be sure to say hello to him when he rides his horse through the Border Days parades.

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Syringa pharmacist gives overview of hospital duties

“Retail pharmacy is a whole other story: I love hospital pharmacy – it’s why I got into the business,” said Shane Henry. Henry is the pharmacist for Syringa Hospital and he made a presentation to the trustees at the June 26 board meeting.

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Men not angels: Why limit government

Whenever we mortals vote for policies or politicians we’re not ushering in Heaven; we’re choosing tradeoffs, not unrealistic unlimited feel-good free goods and services—but government limited to protecting rights which, as Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence—are endowed upon us by our Creator.

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Libraries waive overdue fines for children

Just in time for summer reading programs, the board of trustees for the Prairie-River Library District decided all overdue fines accrued on minor accounts within the district will be waived and no further overdue fines will accrue for patrons younger than 18 as of June 1.

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Miracle Mountain Camp to feature guest speaker Julianna Goelzer

TOLLGATE – Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to Miracle Mountain Camp at Tollgate, 20 minutes outside of Grangeville, July 18-22. Camp cost is $120. Checks can be made to Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle and camp forms sent to MMC/GGT, 340 Highway 94 N, Grangeville ID 83530. For information contact Dave and Tammi Sherman, 208-954-1063 or twsherm@gmail.com; or Billy Wikoff, 208-983-1047.

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Church sets yard sale for July 6, 7

Valley View Nazarene church will be hosting a two-day yard sale, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Hwy 12, Milepost 69.5). All proceeds will be invested in Nazarene Missions International (NMI). NMI has a large variety of compassionate ministries around the globe, including disaster relief, water purification, medical brigades, refugee assistance, schools, etc.

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Summer T-Ball Fun

Grangeville Youth Baseball program had several T-ball teams for the 2018 season. The littlest baseball fans learned rules with a variety of volunteer coaches, having fun each Tuesday and Thursday at Lions Park. The kids had their last game Thursday, June 28, ending their month-long season. (Bottom) volunteer coaches Andrew Lane and Melissa Lane-Rogers have their team give a cheer for the opposing team in a recent game.

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Organizational News

Clearwater Valley Aero Club, contest winners Pioneer Senior Citizens Idaho County Farm Bureau Scholarships Awarded Idaho County Democrats hold picnic

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Wednesday, June 27

    

MVSD board disagrees on public input session

“Are you going to say the Pledge of Allegiance?” patron John Warford of Grangeville asked as soon as the June 18 Mountain View School District board meeting was called to order. “Please, just give us a minute,” chairman Mike Dominguez of Kooskia said to Warford. Following this, Dominguez asked the audience to stand for the pledge.

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More than 140 turn out for Vietnam veterans event

“I still remember what it was like — what it smelled like, what it tasted like — to be in Vietnam. I don’t regret being there and the job we needed to do,” said Preston Funkhouser. As chairman of the Idaho County Veterans Association (ICVA), and also a two-tour Vietnam War veteran, Funkhouser of Clearwater was keynote speaker to a 140-plus-person assembly at Sunday’s Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day event at the Idaho County Veterans’ Center in Grangeville.

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Scouts Help Border Days Committee

Nick Hilbert (center), member of the Border Days Committee, presented 15 damaged flags to scouts with pack and troop 555 (sponsored by the Grangeville Elks Lodge) for honorable disposal during a Flag Day ceremony held Thursday, June 14

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Meeting, field trip on fuels project; Riggins events set June 29-30

An informational meeting and field trip are set for this Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, in Riggins on the Florence Fuels project. Purpose of the two-day event is for the public to become familiar with the project area and to collaborate with the Forest Service on the development of the proposed action.

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$10k loss in Dabco burglary; reward offered for information

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating a Kamiah-area burglary at Dabco Logging that occurred earlier this month in which tools and industrial equipment were stolen. Dabco is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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Grangeville motorcyclist dies in US12 crash

A Grangeville motorcyclist died in a single vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Myrtle last Friday, June 22. Mario P. Garateix, 65, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Idaho State Police. He was not wearing a helmet.

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Heath is Winchester grand marshal 2018

The Winchester Rodeo is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1. Winchester Open Rodeo named Delores Heath as grand marshal of this year’s event. For her whole life, Heath has stood on the sidelines volunteering and serving the community of Winchester, her family, church, local children, the museum, the senior citizen center, various groups, as well as the rodeo. She is always “Johnny (in this case, Delores) on the Spot.”

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4-H Food Scientists

Idaho County 4-H members became food scientists for a day recently as they experimented with how beverage formulations are made. Participants learned about taste, applying principles of flavor, conducted sensory evaluations and explored packaging, label design and marketing while creating their new beverages.

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Sign up now as vendor for Raspberry Festival

Registration is open for the 26th Annual Raspberry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair, Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. This annual fund-raiser benefits the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and people attend from around the region and beyond. The Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in the park area in front of the Monastery. Registration is $35 for each 10’x10’ space.

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U of I releases spring semester dean’s list

More than 2,500 students qualified for the U of I Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The spring 2018 semester ended May 11.

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Community Briefs - June 27, 2018

The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held today, Wednesday, June 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month.

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Royalty Represents At Craigmont June Picnic

Craigmont’s Annual June Picnic was held Saturday, June 23, with a people lining the streets for the morning parade. Several classes had reunions during the event and the small town was filled with family, friends and visitors.

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Elk City News: Benefit dinner raises $4,500 for Mosers

The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the VFW Auxiliary for the donation of $682.00 raised through the annual VFW Auxiliary Taco Feed benefit which was held on May 19, as well as the community for supporting this fund-raising effort each year.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Happy 100th to Martha Engledow! July 4 is big birthday

Martha Engledow was born on the Fourth of July, 1918. She will be 100 years old next Wednesday. She’s the best mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She’ll be up celebrating with her family in Lowell for a few weeks. All the Smiths and Engledows will gather to help her blow out 100 candles, but she probably will be able to blow them out herself! Happy Birthday Mom.

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Elk City Wagon Road meeting: June 30

The final meeting of the Wagon Road committee before Wagon Road Days is Saturday, June 30. Wagon Road Days are July 21-22. The meeting is at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall, followed by pot luck lunch. Final plans and details will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will also be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Susanne Smith 208-926-4278.

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Cottonwood News: Volunteers sought for Raspberry Festival

Greencreek 4th of July Celebration: Flag raising 6 a.m., Mass at St. Anthony Church 7 a.m., breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. The auction starts 1 p.m., and is followed immediately by Raffle Bingo all day; Altar Society selling hamburger and pie, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kiddie rides and toy stand all day; Beer garden opens 10 a.m.

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Clearwater Valley News: Fly In set for July 7 in Kamiah

Do you have a child or teen who wants to fly? The Clearwater Valley Aero Club will share the joy of flying by offering free introductory flights for youth ages 8-17. What an exciting opportunity and a beautiful area to fly over! This is part of the Kamiah Fly In on Saturday, July 7, at the Kamiah Airport at 121 Airport Road. Other activities are a classic car show, face painting and a silent auction. Breakfast and lunch are available for sale, with breakfast at 7 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for youth) and lunch at noon for only $3.

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Riggins News: Mignerey takes ASK job

My quote for the week is “Re-set, re-adjust, re-start, re-focus, as many times as you need to…there is no limit to starting over again.” Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” started yesterday, Tuesday, June 26, and will be open each Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7. All kiddos ages 2-10 are invited to join in on the fun; Miss Susan reads stories, the kiddos do crafts, and snacks are served. It is a great reading program sharing the excitement of books with children.

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White Bird News: Legion crawdad boil set for Saturday

It’s the end of the month and I hope summer has begun. Temperatures are warming up, people are firing up the BBQs and spending time at the beaches. Remember the American Legion Crawdad Boil will be on Saturday, June 30, starting at 4 p.m. ’til gone. More information can be had by calling Walt Lindsey at 208-404-8571.

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It's Your Business: Elks Burger Night Friday proceeds go to farmers’ market kids

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market would like to thank everyone for their support and a wonderful, although rainy, opening day! Friday, June 29, come out to the Elks Burger Night beginning at 5 p.m. The generosity of the Elks community support is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market’s Grub Club on this date. All proceeds will go to the children’s program.

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Esther I. Edwards, 95

Esther I. Edwards, 95, of Grangeville, Idaho, who died February 28, 2018 – A graveside service will be held

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Brown is new dentist at Two Rivers Dentistry

Two Rivers Dentistry in Grangeville recently welcomes a new face. Dr. Koalby Brown hails from Ogden, Utah, and will be in the Grangeville office Monday through Friday. Owner Dr. Shane Newton also owns a practice in McCall; however, Brown will staff the Grangeville office, located at 120 North A Street (formerly the practice of Dr. Bryan Petersen).

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JAKES Day set Aug. 4

The annual National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Day for children ages 6-14 will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Camas Prairie Bowmen range.

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Kooskia Days softball game scheduled

The Diehard Sports Association is sponsoring an old-fashioned “Home Town Coed Softball Game” as part of the 2018 Kooskia Days Celebration. Kooskia Days is once again being held on the last weekend in July, July 27-29.

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Kayak course slated

Dare To Kayak will be offering a program July 20-22 and Aug. 13-15 introducing kids to the opportunities for paddling as a means to live a healthy, drug-free life.

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Border Days Fun Run calendared July 4

Syringa Hospital Foundation will hold the annual fun run during Grangeville Border Days this July 4. A 5K run or walk through Grangeville, children and pets welcome, will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.

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Wednesday, June 20



Sponsored content: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day is June 24

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Sponsored content: Rodeos: A western sport favorite

Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

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Sponsored content: Work is a family affair for Farris

“This is my family here – all these people here are more than residents: they are my grandpas and grandmas,” said GHR Activities Director Amy Farris. Last year, Farris became a certified activities director, solidifying what she loves to do at GHR.

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Color On Parade At White Bird Days Parade

The 40th annual White Bird Days parade was a Mardi Gras spectacular. Friends and families from all over turned out to help the town celebrate. Here, out-of-town visitors Joe and Sharon Abbott (relatives to White Bird’s Maggie Abbot) have fun throwing beads and candy from a four-wheeler.

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EMTs hash out on recruiting, keeping its rural volunteers

“We’re all in our 70s,” said one representative for Lowell Quick Response Unit, repeating a common concern among EMTs of the “graying” of its volunteers. “When we’re gone, Lowell QRU is gone,” which leaves the 77-mile stretch from Lowell to the Idaho/Montana border without emergency medical services (EMS) coverage. “This is a continual issue in Idaho County,” said Syringa Ambulance EMT Bill Spencer, as well as for the state overall.

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Rodney S. Pilant, 45

Rodney S. Pilant, 45, of White Bird, Idaho, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, Idaho

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FNWCU opens Freedom’s outpost in Grangeville

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNWCU) has constructed a new site at 510 E. Main Street in Grangeville. This “outpost” houses an ATM along with other amenities. FNWCU is developing a regional network of Outposts to make its services more convenient as people live and travel in the Northwest.

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Corral Dust: Asker’s donates 22,740 eggs in the past decade

Looking for something extra to do with those guests during Border Days? Pick up the Grangeville Turn of the Century Driving Tour pamphlet at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 North College Street, 1 to 5 p.m. July 4, 5 or 6, or at the Idaho County Genealogical Society resource office on North Idaho (by the Methodist church), 1 to 4 p.m., July 4, 5 or 6.

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Fuller wins bull riding, ranch bronc tops prizes

The most joyous outburst of the 2018 White Bird Rodeo came Saturday night from the mouth of Wyatt Fuller, who celebrated a bull riding win with a few fist-pumps and a shout in the center of the arena. He had made a sublime late-clock recovery, good for 74 points and more than $700.

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Cottonwood News: Greencreek to celebrate Fourth of July in style

Come one, come all to the 4th of July celebration in Greencreek. The flag-raising is at 6 a.m. and Mass is at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m., followed by the raffle. Bingo, kiddie rides and the toy stand are all-day activities. The Altar Society will be selling hamburgers and homemade pies from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The beer garden opens at 10 a.m.

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Locals compete at state rodeo, reach nationals

Youth rodeo competitors across Idaho County placed high enough in their district to qualify — placing in the district’s Top 6 — for state competition in Pocatello. The state competition ran June 9-16 at the Bannock County Event Center, with the top qualifiers advancing to nationals and those placing fifth to 15th on to the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., June 30-July 7.

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Stites City Hall gets a new coat of paint

Does this cool, wet weather have you dreaming of Christmas? You’re in luck, the Clearwater Christmas Affair, Christmas in July event is coming up Friday-Saturday, July 13-14, at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah

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Elk City News: Library posts new hours for summer

I need to make a correction to last week’s column and an apology to the Sew Help Me Quilters who were responsible for awarding the quilts. It was the Dixie members of the club who made and presented the quilts, but it was in the name of the club. Sorry about that.

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Mini bulls coming to Grangeville

“They’re basically just like the big ones, but smaller,” Tobie Olson explained to the Free Press June 14. “They’re a miniature breed and they’ve got horns and humps. They look just like the big bulls, except for they’re shorter.”

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Wendover Campground closed for season

Wendover Campground, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along U.S. Highway 12 at milepost 158, will be closed this season for public safety due to hazardous trees within the campground.

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White Bird News: Brian, Barbara named ‘volunteers of the year’

Another great celebration is in the books...I hope everyone enjoyed our little town get-together. Wow, 40 years have now passed for White Bird Days and 29 for the rodeo. The weather held and with it being a little cooler...perfect weather. Thanks to all the volunteers and anyone who helped in any way to make this another success - your help is always greatly appreciated.

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Riggins News: ‘Rock out’ at the city library starting Tuesday

My quote of the week is “A father stands tall regardless the height of his children.” Belated Happy Father’s Day to all you dads, fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Thank you for your vital part in the growing up of your children. Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” will begin Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., and each Tuesday following, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7.

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Down wrong rabbit hole to compare fed, state management

June 13, Tom Reilly’s letter to the editor to the Idaho County Free Press commented on the difference between the Lochsa Land Exchange (ULX) and the proposed Central Idaho Land Exchange (CIS). He feels they are markedly different and blames “environmentalists” for pushing wrong-headed thinking. I’ve followed this land exchange proposal for over a decade, and here are some points to consider:

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Yes, our forests are managed for money

I see in the Idaho County Free Press where the Lochsa Land Exchange is still being pushed by the Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests, and the general public is wanting to know why they are pushing to dispose of national forest land.

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Flag Day Honors

The Grangeville Elks Lodge commemorated the history, significance and symbolism of the United States flag during a Flay Day ceremony held last Thursday, June 14, at Heritage Square. At the close of the event, scouts with troop and pack 555 conducted a retirement by fire of damaged flags. Pictured, Archi Tirado, Grangeville Elks Esteemed Loyal Knight, displays the U.S. “Betsy Ross” flag, introduced in 1776, with 13 stars.

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Veteran to speak on PTSD June 22 at county veterans center; Speaker set for 4 p.m.; dinner to be served at 5 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting its final TLC4Vets complementary supper on Friday, June 22, 5 p.m. The meal will feature bratwurst on pretzel buns with assorted salads and homemade cake for dessert. Supper will be preceded by a guest speaker, Paul Henderson, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, author, lawyer, and pilot. He will start his presentation at 4 p.m.

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Community Briefs - June 20, 2018

Calling all veterans! Help give brothers and sisters from the Vietnam conflict the welcome home they deserve. Join in for the second annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day at the Idaho County Veterans Center, 318 East Main in Grangeville. The events will be held on Sunday, June 24. Doors open at noon with program, lunch and entertainment to follow.

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Firefighters prepare for 2018 fire season

More than 200 firefighters — representing seven fire management units from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests — attended an all-forest preparedness event earlier this month to ensure their readiness for the upcoming 2018 fire year.

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Regional water supply expected to be adequate

Regional water supply is expected to be adequate, according to data released from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). As of June 1, the Clearwater Basin had above normal snowpack, recorded at 115 percent. June-July cumulative streamflow forecasts for Clearwater are near or above average.

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Preregister for June 26 crop tour in Nezperce

Preregister by this Friday for the Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour, set for Tuesday, June 26. All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend this morning tour of the Prairie Area grain industry and a hosted breakfast.

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Sponsored content: SMHC believes fitness doesn’t have an age limit

If you think exercise isn’t for you because you’re “not is shape” or it’s “boring,” you need to check out what’s happening at the Cottonwood Community Center on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

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Organizational News

Idaho State Chapter P.E.O. Pioneer Senior Citizens Grangeville Senior Citizens Godfrey, Hunter, Russell awarded Grangeville Lions’ Scholarships

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Wednesday, June 13



Second body found in Selway River

Two of four men missing in the Selway River since a May 21 vehicle accident have been recovered: Reece Rollins, 22, of Terrebone, Ore., and Koby J. Clark, 21 of Bozeman, Mont., and Kuna, Idaho.

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White Bird Rodeo, Days set for this Friday, Saturday

Do you need a place to take Dad this Father’s Day weekend? The 29th annual White Bird Days and Rodeo celebrations are set for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. The rodeo will be held at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird on Rodeo Drive.

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Cochran graduates U.S. Military Academy

Cadet Drew Cochran, son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran of Cottonwood, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 26. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the infantry branch and will report to Ft. Campbell, Ky., for his first assignment. Cochran graduated from Prairie High School, Cottonwood, in 2014.

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June 5 ceremony officially opens new Manning Crevice Bridge

Approximately 90 people attended last Tuesday’s June 5 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Manning Crevice Bridge, attended by the public, project contractors, and representatives from the City of Riggins, Forest Service, Federal Highways Administration, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

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Commission approves $4,200 for effort

Alongside neighboring counties, Idaho County earlier this month agreed to put up $4,200 to study how to make the regional fiber optic network ready for emergency communications. The amount, matched by the other counties across the district, will fund discovering the locations of existing fiber optic lines and estimating the costs of building new interconnections between the region’s dispatch centers.

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Dixie Road chip seal planned to cost $1.4M

Federal funding will cover all but about $107,000 of the more than $1.4 million involved with an upcoming project for sealing cracks on the first 26 miles of the Dixie Road, under the early steps toward an agreement between the Federal Highway Administration and Idaho County which were taken last month.

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These young men need some respect lessons

In response to letter, “Young men broke vehicle glass…” (May 23 issue): I’m not so certain these young males ought to be called “men” – they have not earned the honor and/or graced the maturity associated with the designation.

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School board seems to be out of control

After meeting with a school board member and the MVSD superintendent and his number 2, and sitting through almost all of a negotiation meeting, I have come to the conclusion that the indoctrination system—oops, I mean education system, at least here in our district, is severely flawed.

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At least seven good reasons to remain a Democrat in Idaho

A Republican family member recently asked me a tough question: “In Idaho, where Republicans almost always win, what’s the point of being a Democrat?” I fumbled through some vague answer about fundamental beliefs, but I found myself – especially after the shady shenanigans of the ethically challenged DNC – wishing for a viable third-party option.

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Red herring tactic to undermine exchange

Judging from last week’s letters to the Free Press, radical environmentalists are putting on a full court press before the ink is even dry on the proposed Central Idaho Land Exchange. They are likening it to the failed Lochsa Land Exchange of a few years ago, which it is not.

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Oregon voting reform proposal something Idaho should watch, consider

You rate hotels, restaurants, how your product or service was provided. So why not do the same in choosing those for elected office? Reform in some U.S. states is providing for improved candidate selection, such as rank choice voting where the top contestants in a multiple candidate race are determined by eliminating those with the fewest first-choice votes.

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Investment today brings doctors to stay

A recent article in the Twin Falls Times-News brings into sharp relief a major hurdle rural Idaho communities must overcome. The story focused, in part, on Doctor Keith Davis, who has served the people of Lincoln County since 1985. However, that was just the setup to the story. Doctor Davis is the county’s one and only doctor.

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Youth Links

Grangeville Country Club is hosting a youth golf clinic this week, through Friday, June 15. More than 40 participated despite Monday’s weather, and even more showed up for instruction on Tuesday, June 12.

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Grangeville High School Senior Fun Night

Grangeville High School’s class of 2018 held its Senior Fun Night Friday, May 25, following graduation. Here, seniors and their friends play the various games offered. Senior parents raised money through the generosity of the community throughout the year to provide the safe and drug-free event. Students were awarded and won a variety of gifts from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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Baseball Blast

Sunny and warm, last Friday evening, June 8, was a great day for Central Idaho League machine pitch baseball at Cottonwood.

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Fair royalty entrants sought

The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participation in the 2018-2019 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school. Deadline for applicants is July 2.

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Community Briefs - June 13, 2018

A yard sale to benefit this year’s Cristo Vive camp program will be held Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 West North 2nd Street. All proceeds will help pay for special needs children to attend Cristo Vive camp at ALACCA in Harpster. This year’s camp will be July 31 to Aug. 4. There is a charge for camp, but scholarships are available.

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Comm - Milestone - Anniversary - Tomlinson - 65 years

The Grangeville couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Grangeville this summer. Bob Tomlinson and Anna Stewart were married June 5, 1953, in Council, Idaho. She is a homemaker, while he owned and operated Tomlinson Motor Freight for 38 years hauling mail and supplies to Elk City. He retired in 1996.

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Sports...in brief

Sprague wrestling camp tour coming to Kamiah this summer; ‘Softball Revival’ slated for June Picnic; Kooskia Days softball game scheduled; Border Days Fun Run calendared July 4.

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Governor’s Cup recipients announced

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the recipients recently of the 2018 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. The 43rd Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money for 36 new scholarships to be awarded this year.

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106 pro entries listed for White Bird Rodeo this weekend

With the rodeo set to run June 15-16, the local section was still open Monday afternoon, June 11, while 106 were scheduled on the Idaho Cowboys Association pro draw, which listed 27 barrel racers, 16 breakaway ropers, 14 novice bull riders and 10 team roping entries.

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Van Gunten is essay contest winner

Grangeville High School junior Grace Van Gunten was the recent winner in an essay contest. In December of 2017, Van Gunten won the local Lewis Clark Valley Chapter contest and then her essay received second place in the 2017 Fleet Reserve Association- Pacific Northwest Region contest.

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More than 400 4-H’ers participate in spring livestock show

The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 9, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The day began with weighing-in the market lambs and market goats. Nearly 100 4-H members participated in the livestock judging contest followed by fitting and showing and quality classes for beef steers, breeding beef, market goats, and market lamb. Educational clinics were also held for dogs, poultry, and rabbit project members. Results are as follows for livestock fitting and showing and quality:

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Taps Honor

Memorial Day, May 28, local veteran groups assembled at the Grangeville Cemetery to honor America’s heroes. The Crea-deHaven VFW Post 3520, American Legion Grangeville Post 37, their respective auxiliary units, Sons of the American Legion, LaFemmes, and others in the community participated. Speeches, prayers, flowers, flags, and a 21-gun salute were offered in remembrance of America’s fallen heroes. “Taps” was played by Legion & VFW member, US Air Force veteran Connie Workman. Memorial poppies were distributed by the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary’s junior member, Sophia Wright. Here, Connie Workman plays Taps.

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Riggins News: Murphy’s collections on display at Heritage Center

My quote of the week is “If you like someone, tell them. If you miss someone, let them know. If you love someone, show it. Life is too short to keep your feelings inside.” White Bird Rodeo is celebrating its 29th year honoring Duane and Sharon Sickels as grand marshals and Kaylee Page as 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen. See this week’s Free Press for all the news on White Bird Days and Rodeo. The Salmon River Heritage Center has a new feature in its main display case showcasing Patsy Murphy’s collections of salt and pepper shakers and other knickknacks that she willed to the Heritage Center. Check at Riggins City Hall for a time to visit Salmon River Heritage Center; it is not open on a regular basis.

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White Bird News: Let ’er rip with White Bird Days, Rodeo

SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Remember, the chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m. at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.

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Corral Dust: Royalty is representin’

Those Border Days royalty girls are really getting around! They earned first place at Culdesac’s parade last weekend. Great job, queen Micaela Farris and princess Bella Klapprich. FYI, Micaela won the spirit award at the recent Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie program.

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Seibert joins United Country Musick and Sons

Look for a new face at United Country Musick and Sons. Gina Seibert is a now a licensed real estate agent for United Country Musick and Sons. She has also successfully owned and operated a local cleaning business, Pristine Clean, for the last 25 years, as well as raising two children who are now adults living in Boise, where she visits regularly. After graduating high school, she attended classes in small business management at Palomar College and received a CNA certification at Western Nevada College. Seibert was born and raised in Southern California but said she was lucky enough to see other parts of the country and decided to move with her two children to Grangeville 10 years ago.

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Community’s needs to be discussed at June 14 event

Idahoans are invited to attend one of a series of free community conversations this summer focusing on community needs and challenges, existing resources and promising new solutions in the charitable sector. Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.

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George D Deardorff, 62

George D. Deardorff, 62, of Grangeville, Idaho – A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Grangeville Christian Church.

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Organizational News

Idaho County Genealogy Resource Center 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club Grangeville Senior Citizens Pioneer Senior Citizens

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Big game application deadline extended

In recognition of current licensing system issues, F&G has extended the big game application period to midnight (MT) on June 7. Fish and Game continues to work with its license system contractor to solve the problem so it can get the licensing system back online as soon as possible.

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Free Fishing Day events planned

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and partner groups will be hosting this year’s Free Fishing Day events on Saturday, June 9 near Grangeville, Elk City, and Lowell. The events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, with a focus on children up to 12 years of age. An adult must accompany each participant. Bring a pole and your own tackle.

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Howard tops ‘Hill Of It’ bike race

Shawn Howard of Spokane finished the 24th annual Just For The Hill Of It bike race first with a time of 49 minutes, 28.61 seconds, having outpaced his winning time last year by about a minute.

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Classics on the Clearwater

$1,273.15 was raised at the 2018 Classics on the Clearwater car show to benefit Emergency Feeding Outreach, held at Long Camp RV Park in Kamiah on Saturday, June 2.

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Cottonwood News: Masses, VBS, more on tap for communities

The summer is officially here since graduations are finished and most of the children are out of school. Bring on the summer fun. I love looking out across the Camas Prairie where everything is so beautiful with all of the rain we have been having. The snowcapped mountains in the background complete the picture.

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White Bird News: Storm rips through White Bird

I hope everyone is enjoying this bright light in the sky...oh, that is the sun! I think it may stay around for a few days...one can only hope! Upcoming meeting and events are the Food Bank pickup on June 7, at noon. On Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m., the WBARD will be meeting. City Council will meet on the 13th at 6 p.m. SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m., at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.

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Elk City News: Markets set for this weekend

Big doings in Elk City the next two weekends… The Flea & Farmers’ Markets are taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9, and 10. There are no fees for vendor spots. A partial list of goodies that will be offered are: fresh produce, homemade goodies, tortillas, leather goods, food concessions, homemade crafts, handmade jewelry, wood carvings, and more. There will be live music by Brittany Jean. Call Anita at 208-842-2311, Chris at 208-842-2555, or Cheryl at 208-842-2551. On Sunday, the 16th, the Dust Devils ATV club is having the Father’s Day Chili Fun Run. Check-in is from 8-10 a.m. Bring a can of chili and the hot dogs and burgers will be provided. This event is open to everyone. Side-by-sides are welcome. Call Karen Crosby at 208-842-2567.

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Riggins News: Fred Taylor is the ‘Dutch Oven King’

My quote of the week is “Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out…take another shot.” Big Water Blow Out had another successful day on the water, great Dutch Oven cookoff and meal, and super dancing in the moonlight at the park.

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Opinion - Letters - June 6, 2018

You may have noticed over the past several months that the flag displayed at the Idaho County Courthouse was lacking something. Several citizens called to express their dismay that the one property in town that should be setting the example was falling way short. There were a series of challenges and several temporary fixes were employed in an attempt to get Old Glory flying high again. Thanks much to Avista Utilities and Nick Slichter for helping us get the intel we needed to get the right parts and for then making another trip to the top of the flagpole to make the repair. Your service to our community is greatly appreciated!

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Corral Dust: Border Days is on its way

It’s hard to believe another year has rolled around, but here we are. Border Days this year is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 4, 5 and 6. Rodeos are 6 p.m. each night and parades are at 2 p.m. each day.

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It's Your Business: Business Showcase set for Saturday

Note that Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank parking lot will be closed at least through Friday, possible the weekend, as it is being resurfaced. Not just resurfaced, but ground down and paved! This will be very nice, especially as we approach Border Days. Thanks for your patience!

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Doris L Baker, 95

Doris L. Baker, 95, of Lewiston, Idaho, formerly of Grangeville, Idaho - A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Mount Idaho Cemetery, Grangeville, officiated by Stephanie Jordan.

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Quilts of Valor presented to 13 on Memorial Day

The Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor presented 13 quilts to veterans on Memorial Day, May 28. The first quilt was presented to Art Grabski, age 92, who served in the Navy during 1944-1946. Twelve additional quilts were presented to veterans during the American Legion Post 37 / VFW Post 3529 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held at the Grangeville High School gym. Melville Kimmel, age 92 and a WWII veteran, was among the recipients.

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Organizations - June 6, 2018

Elk City Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary is pleased to announce Kortney Mila Sims is the recipient of their annual scholarship. Sims is enrolled at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont., toward her chosen field of speech language pathology.

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Faith - Briefs - June 6, 2018

June 11-15 are the dates for Emmanuel Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. Join in for a week of preparing for life’s big game at Game On! Kids will begin each day at the pep rally, then gather at the field house where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word.

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Summit Academy officially joins Boise diocese

Bishop Peter Christensen celebrated Mass at Summit Academy Wednesday, May 16, to mark the school’s formal entrance to the Diocese of Boise. After Mass in the school gymnasium, attendees went on a short tour of the school where they received information on the history and the future of both education and the facility at Summit Academy. A lunch reception followed. Bishop Peter sent the following announcement to parishes in the deanery to be read at weekend Masses.

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Community Briefs - June 6, 2018

The Idaho County Democratic Party will host its annual June Picnic and Pie Auction on Sunday, June 10, at the Cottonwood City Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Special guests will include Christina McNeil, candidate for 1st District US Congress, and other candidates for public office. Grilled ribs and chicken, iced tea, wine, punch, and lemonade will be provided. Bring your favorite beverage, a chair, a side dish, and possibly a pie for auction. Other auction items include a load of tamarack firewood.

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Milestone - Anniversary - Wessels - 50 years

Elmer and Irene (Stubbers) Wessels were married June 1, 1968, at St. Anthony’s Parish in Greencreek Idaho. He was a teacher at Timberline, Weippe, Cottonwood and finally Clearwater Valley Junior High. He taught PE and science and spent most of his career at CV.

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Comm - Milestone - Births - June 6, 2018

Ashley and Ryan Hampton are the parents of a baby son. Bentley Joseph Hampton was born Friday, May 25, 2018, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, Idaho. He weighed seven pounds and was 20-1/2 inches long.

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Stevens is Distinguished Young Woman 2019

“I’m excited,” smiled Rachael Stevens of Grangeville, upon congratulations from her family members. Stevens, who will be a senior at Grangeville High School this fall, was the winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie 2019 program Friday night, June 1, at GHS. The daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens won the $500 DYW 2018 scholarship as well as the self-expression ($100), interview ($150) and scholastic ($150) scholarships.

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Negotiations stall after three days; MVSD 244 teachers, attorney to come to table again in July

Tension was thick as the third day of Mountain View School District 244 negotiations opened at the district office Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. A team of teachers, with Central Idaho Education Association President and Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School teacher Char McKinney at its head, round tabled with attorney Scott Morotz of Boise. Audience member John Warford interrupted the beginning of the meeting with, “excuse me, don’t you start the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance?”

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Kamiah Bluegrass Pickin’

Grangeville’s Angele and Burt Hazelbaker spent some time pickin’ and singing at the Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association’s (ISBA) Spring Jam in Kamiah Saturday, June 2. The event is held each spring/summer at the Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA Campground on US Highway 12.

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Sally Ann Road reopens after culvert replaced

Storm damage repairs zoomed forward during the days following Gov. Butch Otter’s disaster declaration, which made state money available to fix Sally Ann Road culverts damaged by storm water last month. The Idaho County Road & Bridge Department reopened the road Saturday, June 2.

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Missing person searches go cold; Pankey, Selway River four still unfound

Two separate private searches for missing people continued into June in Idaho County: One following the Salmon River (Pine Bar) disappearance of Grangeville’s Shawnta LaRae Pankey last month, the other originating from the Selway River pickup crash in which six out-of-state men were caught up earlier this month. But there’s nowhere left to look but to the rivers, Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings told the Free Press May 30. “After this many days, we are making that assumption,” Giddings said. “We’re waiting for the rivers to spit them out. Someone will call us, and we’ll go get them.”

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Summer is on its way

Neighbors are all up and moved in for the summer, Donn and Kelly, Dave and Pat, and newly retired folks working on their ponds and yards!

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Darlene K Fine-Cannon, 69

Darlene K. Fine-Cannon, 69, of Grangeville, Idaho – A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the White Bird Cemetery, White Bird, Idaho.

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Kids Klub opens doors at new facility

A dream of more than 20 years in the making came true when the new Kids Klub (KK) building opened Thursday, May 31. More than 100 people attended the celebratory event which was catered by Effortless Event Planning. Summer programs started at the new facility, 506 South A Street, adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS). “In its five different programs, Kids Klub serves more than 485 students per year currently,” said program director Kristi Keeler.

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Sally Ann Road reopening on schedule for Saturday

Storm damage repairs zoomed forward during the days following Gov. Butch Otter’s disaster declaration, which made state money available to fix Sally Ann Road culverts damaged by storm water last month. The Idaho County Road & Bridge department has been working toward reopening the road sometime Saturday, but the exact time depends on weather and construction, Idaho County disaster management coordinator Jerry Zumalt told the Free Press Friday, June 1.

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