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CEDA celebrates 50th

During the Clearwater Economic Development Association’s (CEDA) 50th anniversary celebration Friday, April 13, in Lewiston, at the Nez Perce County Fair Building, area individuals were recognized for their community service. Some of the honorees are no longer alive; however, their service to the community lives on. One of those honored was former County Commissioner Joseph “Joe” Leitch, who died Aug. 31, 2017.

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Bulldogs pound Orofino, Prairie

The fields up top were swamped last week, so Prairie and Grangeville made arrangements to meet in the river valley, where the Kubs showed off a field in spectacular condition and the Bulldogs overpowered PHS 10-0 last Friday afternoon, April 13.

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Lindsley jumps into Top 10

Junior Paige Lindsley jumped a personal best by about two feet — and jumped onto the Idaho 2A performance list Top 10 — with a 33-0 mark in the triple jump last Friday, April 13 at Lapwai. That was good for second place in the event.

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Danly named NWAC “player of the week”; Annual jet boat races on tap April 21-22; RMEF annual banquet scheduled April 21; Men’s League golf sign-ups are open; Riggins Rodeo coming; Bowhunter Ed set; Rifle raffle to support Veterans Association; Annual White Bird Hill bike ride is June 2.

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Patron throws out idea on playground fence slats for 244

There are just too many soft targets, and we need to eliminate as many of those as possible,” said Daniel Trankle of Kamiah. Trankle addressed the Mountain View School District 244 board at its March 19 meeting. He spoke about the danger of open, see-through chain link fences in plain view on playgrounds. He said he and his wife have spent time going around to various schools in Idaho County and Kamiah and investigating current fences.

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Grant money sought for public defender; request lists $170K for Lankford case

Idaho County’s public defender last November reported a caseload of 75 felonies and 228 misdemeanors during the fiscal year that ended last Oct. 1. The caseload also included six juvenile felonies and seven juvenile misdemeanors and 10 other types of cases. In all, the county paid out about $127,000 in the first year of its two-year contract with McFarland Law Offices.

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Search under way for missing woman Shawnta Pankey, 25

Search efforts continued as of press time Tuesday for missing Grangeville woman, Shawnta Larae Pankey, 25, last seen on Sunday morning. Circumstances concerning her disappearance are being investigated. “We’re looking at every conceivable possibility to cover those bases,” said Detective Jerry Johnson, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO), “and we’re trying to put people on each of those issues.”

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Page, 15, chosen 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen

Saturday afternoon tryouts for White Bird Rodeo Queen resulted in Kaylee Page of Kooskia chosen to represent the event for 2018. Page, 15, is the daughter of Yogi and Phyllis Page. She is a freshman at Clearwater Valley High School.

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MVSD won’t see an election until 2019

November elections just got a little meatier. Following passage of S1280 earlier this year, school board trustee elections will change to take place each November. Previously, board members took office in July, which coincided with the end of districts’ financial year, June 30. Now, trustees will be elected on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in odd years.

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Manning Arch Dedication

Riggins City Councilman Gary Miller and Mayor Glenna McClure presented Brady Clay (center) with “the golden bolt” – an award recognizing his work relocating one of the old Manning Bridge towers to Riggins City Park.

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Marge Lyda, 96

Friends and family of Marge Lyda are invited to her “Celebration of Life” memorial service.

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Dolores H 'Dodie' Passey, 75

Dolores H. “Dodie” Passey, 75, of Grangeville, Idaho, memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home.

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Behind celebrations are hard work, needing support that benefits us all

The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are this weekend. Are you going? Apart from the excitement of the spectacle itself, this event kicks off our season of community celebrations we’ll all be enjoying well into fall. But two important components of these and other such events are lost during our enjoyment: the time and effort that goes into their preparation, planning and execution; and just what these mean for our communities as a whole.

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Lochsa Land Exchange revival; don’t be fooled

A front page article in Saturday’s April 14 Lewiston Tribune discussed the “revival of the Lochsa land exchange.” The Idaho Dept. of lands (IDL) would purchase the 39,000 acres of private land owned by Western Pacific Timber Inc. (WPT) and trade the land for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests land at an undisclosed location.

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