“Four years ago, we were at our maximum capacity. Since then, there has been a waiting list for the after-school program,” said Kids Klub Program Director Kristi Keeler. Keeler spoke to about 60 people who gathered Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the Kids Klub, Inc., building groundbreaking. Arnzen Building Construction our of Cottonwood, owned by Morris Arnzen, was awarded the contract to start work on the 4,016 square-foot building at the 506 South A Street site (adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School).November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A channel change last week for KUID-TV requires TV viewers in the Cottonwood, Grangeville and Ferdinand areas to reset their tuners. On Oct. 31, the KUID-TV signal broadcasting from the translator at Cottonwood Butte changed from channel 46 to channel 35.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County Free Press/Shopper/ICFP Media employees recently attended an Eagle Newspapers advertising conference in Hood River, Ore. Making the trip were publisher Sarah Klement and advertising representatives Lisa Adkison and Ashley Hagen. There, the trio racked up several awards. They won first place in Best Self Promotion (It’s Your Business) and Best Print and Digital Combination (Holiday Showcase). They had one minute to make their case for each publication. In addition, they also won $200 for the office for Outstanding Innovation and Originality. Congratulations!November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Richard Jacobs VFW Post 4902, based in Cottonwood is proud to announce this year’s student education award winners. The Voice of Democracy competition is a three to five-minute speech with high school participants in grades nine through twelve. The theme this year was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
November is halfway gone and the holidays have begun. The Rebekahs Turkey Dinner was once again a success. We appreciate these ladies for all their effort on putting on a great fund-raiser...well done. The American Legion No. 152 bought dinners for 27 veterans. We fed 225 people and a special appreciation goes out to OC who cooked two turkeys. Hope everyone remembered to get their new 2018 community calendars. I received mine and it is great to see all the information on the area cowboys. A great job and a lot of time was put into these calendars, please help support the Library and their fund-raiser too.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Well, the Veterans Day Dinner was a big success. There were several things going on besides eating the delicious food prepared, thanks to the VFW Auxiliary ladies! Harmony Edmondson, senior at Clearwater Valley High School presented her entry for the VFW Scholarship program, Voice of Democracy with the title, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” She did an outstanding job!November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week is “We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Love with all your heart and learn to forgive quickly. Be kind; be thankful. Enjoy your loved ones.” Salmon River Community Church greeted its new Pastor Mike and his wife, Becky Chapman, last Sunday evening. They drove cross-country from Indiana in two vehicles to get to Riggins. Some of our church family helped them unpack their truck; they will get things put away where they want them. They are delighted to be here and looking forward to meeting people in our community. Becky returned to Indiana until their two daughters finish their first semester in mid-December. Pastor Mike delivered his first sermon Sunday and will be one of the speakers at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner this Sunday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I’ve been watching the progress of the new construction of a log cabin in Stites for the past few months. It’s a nice looking little cabin at the downstream end of town. It’s great to see a new building going up in Stites. I’ve been curious about the fate of the Kooskia Opera House, so I stopped to see Marcia Graves at Graves Nursery and Thrift Store. She and Mike are excited to have sold it to a younger family who are in the process of moving here from out of state. I checked with Umpqua Bank about what they are planning to do with their bank building in Kooskia once they close the bank in January. They plan to sell the building as quickly as possible. Hoping that someone with deep pockets will see a future for this building.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
At Syringa, Lorraine Smith is canning quince jelly and marmalade, Becky Jackson is cleaning up after coming home from hunting camp, which is harder than the actual hunting, and River Dance Lodge and Syringa Cafe are going into winter mode until early spring. In Lowell, the Ryan’s at Wilderness Inn have cut back hours to breakfast and lunch, just for a few more weeks, then they open one more night for the Lowell QRU Christmas party. Three Rivers Cabins are busy with the hunters for this late whitetail season.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
By now we’ve all seen or heard the headlines: The U.S. is in the midst of a national opioid crisis that claims the lives of 91 Americans each day – one person every 16 minutes. Overdose deaths due to opioids, which include commonly prescribed pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine, are now responsible for more deaths in this country than car accidents or firearms.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Fittingly, it was an educational writer (William Edward Hickson) who popularized this old proverb. The sentiment has a dual meaning when it comes to one of the recommendations of the governor’s Higher Education Task Force: the so-called “Adult Completer” scholarship.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital Hospice volunteers are again preparing for the annual memorial commemoration by crafting handmade ornaments. The annual Syringa Hospital Tree of Lights Memorial Service is set for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
St. Hildegard of Bingen wrote, “We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.”November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
An electrical issue is the likely cause for a Sunday evening structure fire in Elk City. No injuries were reported, and though it suffered fire and water damage, the home was saved. The owner was insured. “It was a team effort,” said Fire Chief Jeff Maxwell, Elk City Volunteer Fire Department (ECVFD), that included five firefighters and two auxiliary personnel. “I’m glad we were able to save his house.”November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“I know you could have found someone with a more compelling or exciting story – but you’re stuck with me,” smiled retired Coast Guard Commander John Kennedy. Kennedy spoke to a full house at the Grangeville High School Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 10. “Driving downtown Grangeville this morning, I was reminded how special this community is and appreciate its efforts to celebrate its veterans,” he said.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Had it not been for some honest locals, last week could have gone down as one of the worst in JR Prado’s life. Late last week, Prado, a contractor and owner of Prado Construction, cashed a check for $3,000 at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union. He then ran to The Depot where he purchased fuel and a soft-drink. He didn’t even notice his bank envelope with the $3,000 in cash had slipped from his pocket.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
(Left) Nov. 10-11, two of Grangeville High School’s trumpet players were able to participate in the University of Montana’s All Star Band Festival. They had the honors of playing with high level high school musicians from around the Northwest and with the UM Grizzly Marching Band. Throughout the weekend (pictured, L-R) Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger played in one of the two bands where they worked with an award-winning composer, David Gillingham. They also marched on the field at the Washington Grizzly Stadium with the GMB and performed for their pre-game entertainment in front of 24,000 people. They also took the time to hike the M trail in Missoula and see area sights; (Right) Mr. Rehder and his 3rd and 4th grade class just finished reading the classic story by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They presented a Wax Museum to the school and their parents. Each character in the Oz Museum came to life and shared with audience their character using literary analysis and theatrical expressions. This project was designed to introduce the students to performing a memorized script in front of a live audience. The class had so much fun with their museum and can’t wait to see what book their teacher has in store for them next.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Forest health issues are driving two harvest projects on city-owned property south of town that were given the go-ahead by the council last week. Of these, work alone on 35 acres near Fish Creek and the Sno-Drifters warming cabin is estimated to net the city more than $90,000.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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