Kooskia / Kamiah News: Scare yourself at the haunted house Oct. 29-31

Next Monday we will have a lot of children out and about for the Halloween festivities. Kamiah schools close to let the children have a costume contest and trick or treat downtown.

Riggins News: Lady Savages are district champs

My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “The most valuable asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.” Congratulations Lady Savages as 1A Division II District 3 Volleyball Champions! What a way to end a wonderful winning season with a championship win! Now on to the state tournament in Idaho Falls Friday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., at Bonneville High School. Go Lady Savages, Go!

Elk City News: Oct. 31 activities set

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, West Co. will be performing rock scaling and rock bolting activities on the slide area. The roadway will be reduced to one-lane with flaggers. Expect up to 15-minute delays. The Elk City School’s First Annual Trunk-Or-Treat is almost here. On Oct. 31, starting at 5:15 p.m., you are invited to come and decorate your car, truck, four-wheeler or table for Elk City kids to come around and trick-or-treat safely. Do you have your plans made yet? Decorating can start at 3 p.m.

White Bird News: City water meters being mapped; Halloween events set

With all that’s been going on, I have now been able to goof up the reporting of the news. It’s the chamber that you are to get your winter news from, not the Rebekahs. Sorry! With that said, I can now hopefully get back on track. First, with the EMR classes coming up. If anyone is interested in being a volunteer on the White Bird QRU team, you can contact them at

TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

•KOOSKIA - Investigation of a pipe bomb found 10 miles east of Kooskia this week ended with a bang with disposal of the home-made ordinance by the U.S. Army demolition team.

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Fall Festivities

Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue select choir (top; pictured L-R are Mickey Nelson, Adam Wonnacott and Tristan Bledsoe), Concert Choir and Concert Band held a fall concert Monday, Oct. 24. The concert was the first under the direction of new GHS music teacher Mr. Philip Golde and featured several vocal and instrumental numbers.

Pumpkin carving contest, White Bird Recreation open house, Halloween party all set for Oct. 29

A pumpkin carving contest and decorating party are set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the White Bird Recreation District. An open house for the district is also set for the same day. Bring a pumpkin and join the fun of carving and decorating. Prizes will be awarded. Feel free to bring the pumpkin you grew, but tell organizers ahead of time so a picture can be taken. Prizes will be awarded for the home grown pumpkins as well. Contact Brenda at 839-2303 or Charlotte at 839-2653.

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Project Coat Giveaway

Grangeville High School senior Payton Moore collected coats and winter accessories as his senior project. Saturday, Oct. 22, Moore distributed those items at the Eagles Hall to anyone in need. He gave away 81 coats and all of the hats, gloves and scarfs. Moore said he “really enjoyed this project and loved watching the kids pick out coats was worth all the work. The community was awesome — they donated a lot of coats and Tracy Bush donated a bunch of new ones. I think the coat drive was a success and hope that another senior will choose to do this project next year.”

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Send in the clowns: Ms. Smith goes to China

“I would definitely say there’s quite a little difference between Lowell, Idaho, population 28, and Shanghai, China, population 24 million,” grinned 12-year-old Luella Smith.

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Community Briefs: Oct. 26, 2016

Grangeville High School will present its annual Veterans Day assembly at the school Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Local veterans are invited to be honored at the ceremony. To participate call GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan at 983-0580 or e-mail Those interested may also contact student Morgan Pilant at 983-9527. The assembly is part of Pilant’s senior project.

4-H booster thank you barbecue set for Nov. 12: Members discuss how program has impacted their lives

Calling all 4-H supporters in the upper-river communities: A free community barbecue is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley High School.

Upcoming lecture explores homesteading on the Salmon River

This Thursday, Oct. 27, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude presents the final lecture in the 17th Annual Fall Lecture Series at the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude. Doug and Phyllis Tims will present “Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center.

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Organization News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens

Organizations: Oct. 19, 2016

Agnes Forsman opened the Oct. 11 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens

White Bird News: Cribbage tourney to begin Oct. 29

With all this rain, does your lawn look like a lake or is it greening up like spring again? I have seen some horns but not many stories to report, although we did get to help some friends of ours on the eighth pack his out. Got a nice 7 x 8 but was rather small in the body. At least there’s meat in the freezer!



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