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It's Your Business: Jessup to retire from Columbia Grain


Lorie Palmer

Join Columbia Grain as they send 33-year-employee Jerry Jessup off into retirement. The party is set for Monday, June 4, 5 p.m., at the Grangeville Gun Club.


Jerry Jessup

It was a graduation extravaganze in our home this past week. We had 24 people in our house for Hailey’s graduation celebration (Grangeville High School, class of 2018). I thank this community for all the blessings they have bestowed on Hailey. She is already off to Nampa to start the next chapter of her life. We had a very nice celbration at Grangeville Church of the Nazarene last week then were on to the week-of festivities. First, though, Hailey was incredibly sick and ended up in the hospital Thursday morning, making us wonder if she would even make it to class night. Thanks to the care she received at Syringa Hospital, she was up (but not quite running) and able to make it through the festivities. We are grateful for PA Derek Wynn!


Idaho County has many businesses that are unique and go “above and beyond” the norms of every-day business. Super 8 Motel in Grangeville recently added bikes for its guests to rent and enjoy during their stays. Guests can now see the Camas Prairie in a whole other way (see bikes at top). Call Super 8 at 208-983-1002. Shirley’s Dance Studio continues to offer tap, jazz, ballroom and some addtional dance lessons each Monday and provide free-to-the-public recitals twice a year. Here (above) Aubrey Schaff shows her tap skills at the recent spring recital. Call Shirley Sears at 509-758-6510. Is your business doing great or exciting things? Send info to Lorie Palmer by e-mail at Free Press / Lorie Palmer

We had 13 out-of-town guests from Washington and Idaho as well as well wishes from across the USA (farthest — Vermont). Among our guests were seven children which included our neighbors we consider family. Super 8 Motel was a wonderful place for more than half of these people to stay, as was Gateway Inn.

Our guests enjoyed Taco John’s/Zip Trip, Palenque, The Depot and Asker’s. In addition, we fed them Pizza Factory, Cash and Carry deli trays and Beth Sturdevant’s famous rolls, cupcakes and cake. It was a very good week. Senior Fun Night was a blast with all sorts of great parents and help, not to mention those kids who had just graduated a couple hours prior. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated to this event.

Big thanks to Heather Adams and Nikki Gortsema for fitting Hailey in your busy hair and nail schedules.

Grangeville has been a great community ro raise kids. My house is going to seem awfully lonely and quiet now.

Unclaimed property in Idaho County named

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

The following is a selected list provided by the Idaho Tax Commission on Idaho County residents owed $25 or more in unclaimed property:

Cottonwood: Theresa Heath; Sidney L. Vandyke; Dustin Weitz; Elk City: Brad C. Hilmoc; Sandra L. Hilmoe; Ferdinand: Richard Chesney; Robert Riener; Grangeville: Patricia L. Berger; Stephanie R. Harrison; John Kummet; Water Oz; Gary B. Ward; Kamiah: Nicole Michelle Andrade; Sherry Andrade; Becky Drewery; David Emerson; James Enneking; MelissaJohnson; Cathy Labatt; Dale E. Leslie; Jessica Pitman; Kooskia: Dagmar Godfrey; Dale Hendren; Riggins: Virginia A. Beardsley; Adela Galindo.

Check on-line if you have unclaimed property by going to and click on Unclaimed Property. For information write to Idaho Unclaimed Property, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-9101; call 877-388-2942 or 332-2942.


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