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It's Your Business: GHS ag program awarded $17k grant

Grangeville City Pool lifeguard and swimming instructor McKenzie Kennedy assists 5-year-old Robby Maynard in floating on his back. Swimming lessons started the second session on Monday.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Grangeville City Pool lifeguard and swimming instructor McKenzie Kennedy assists 5-year-old Robby Maynard in floating on his back. Swimming lessons started the second session on Monday.


Lorie Palmer

The Idaho County Driver’s License and Civil office is now closed for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer a couple of upcoming hikes.

Day Hike at Fish Creek is set for Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to noon with Dale Brege. Cost is $10. Students will then hike a 2.5-mile trail and identify plants and trees along the way. The leisurely hike will be suitable for adults and children older than 10.

Day Hike at the Watershed is set for Tuesday, July 24, 6 to 9 p.m., also with Brege. Cost is also $10. This is a three-to four-mile hike with some steeper terrain, suitable for adults and children older than 10.

Call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 208-983-2164 or e-mail to register.

The Grangeville High School Agriculture Education program was awarded a $17,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Career and Technical Education to purchase and ArcLight 6000 CNC Plasma table. With this table, students will combine skills in manufacturing and metal working, art and design, computers and technology, customer service, and marketing. It will also be used as an interdisciplinary learning opportunity with the GHS Business Education program. The CNC table will be incorporated into GHS courses starting in the Fall of 2019. If you have a part, project, or decorative piece you would like to commission students to build, contact ag teacher Katie Mosman at

Early deadline set for July 4 issue

GRANGEVILLE — The Shopper and Free Press will have early deadline next week.

Deadline for the July 4 issue will be Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m.

On Sunday, June 17, a mother duck took four fuzzy little, darling ducklings across the road from Dr. Brice Neimi’s driveway on Highway 13 toward the old mining cabin headed to Three Mile Creek in Lions Park. I stopped as a barricade, hoping they would make it safely. After a few hops, the last duckling finally made its way up over the curb, all the while as Mama quacked and called. It was so cute, I wish I could have taken a photo; however, it was a precarious spot and there was a truck right behind me (who waited patiently and watched).

Sunday in church there was a Father’s Day video clip that reminded me of my first bike. We didn’t have a lot of money and one of my dad’s best friends owned Z Recyclers. My dad got an old, rusted looking bike from there when I was 6 or 7. He sanded and painted it and made it look amazing. It took me a long time to ride without training wheels and finally Dad just took one training wheel off. In a short time, I learned to balance and we discarded the other one. For my 10th birthday, my parents bought me a brand new, $39 “Dove” bike with blue handlebars, a banana seat and a flowered basket from Coast to Coast in Lynden, Wash. What a treasure. I gave my cat, Hairy, rides in that basket all over our place in Custer, Wash. (See photo).


Me and my cat, Hairy, 1978.

And here’s the final list of “Best of Idaho County” winners: Best Hospital: St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics; Best Alternative Care: A Quality Life Health Center; Best Vision/Eye Care: Camas Prairie Eye Clinic; Best Nursing Home/Rehab Center: Grangeville Health & Rehab; Best Veterinarian Clinic: Ferdinand Vet Clinic; Best Counseling Services: Camas Prairie Counseling; Best Electrolysis: Clearwater Electrolysis; Best Radio Station: Retro Radio KKAG; Best Theater: Blue Fox Theater; and Best Bowling Alley: Camas Lanes. Get ready to vote on your faves in 2019!

Call the Free Press today at 208-983-1200 during our Mega Sale. Get up to 50 percent off business cards, envelopes and certain ads.


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