I know hunting has started, so if you have gotten a deer, elk or even a bear, send me a picture and the story behind your kill. I would like to put it in the paper as a fun fact from around our region. I’ll be waiting for your stories - thanks.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
There have been rumors for months that the Cottonwood credit union would expand their reach to Kooskia. They confirmed last week they will open a branch in the former Umpqua bank building on Main Street. We joined Cottonwood credit union (in addition to being Freedom Northwest Credit Union members) a few years back because they have a great construction loan program. They were nice to work with and contractor liked it because he got paid quickly. (Although Freedom Northwest Credit Union can in some cases help people to find construction financing, they do not have a formal construction loan program.) It will also be great to have one fewer vacant building in Kooskia.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The gospel group The Craguns, out of Cincinnati, Ohio, took to the stage at Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Sunday evening, Sept. 16. The free concert was attended by more than 100 people from the community. The Craguns are a local favorite who have been at the church three times in the past four years.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Dixie reports that Tammy Ragains passed away. Our prayers go out to her family and the town of Dixie as they are a close-knit community and feel the loss like family. Raffle winners for Dixie Days were Jorden Dailey, a chain saw; Reed Mulkey, the park bench; Rita Repp was the 50/50 winner; and Charlene Colking won the Ducky Derby.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Quote of the week: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Michael J. Fox. Riggins needs some additional EMTs. If you are interested in helping keep our ambulance and EMT services in Riggins and the Salmon River Canyon, please contact the Riggins City Hall to learn how to become certified. We currently have two certified EMTs and one or two drivers; our volunteer firemen help when they hear the call. Kudos to those who help and those who will come onboard to help.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Officially, fall is here on Sunday, Sept. 23. I think it’s the first vernal equinox after the full moon, after the sun sets in the east, or whatever! Anyway, here’s my to-do list for the next few months: •Pick the pumpkins, put away patio furniture.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Saturday, Sept. 22, is the date and the Cottonwood Community Hall is the place for a “Soup Line Dinner.” The theme of this midterm election year dinner, formerly known as the Greencreek dinner, is “The Party of Roosevelt.” The location is the Cottonwood Community Hall on King Street, across from Wolftrack Brewing. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m., with a social hour at the Wolftrack Tasting Den, 505 King Street. The Guilty Bystanders will entertain.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Locals will notice the Grangeville PTA is no longer. However, it’s been replaced by the Grangeville PTO. The Parent Teacher Association, a national organization, has become the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization or GEMS PTO.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Don Tacke will tell you “don’t get old” —- nonetheless he is celebrating 90 birthdays this month! His children invite all family and friends to join them in a celebration Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall, Cottonwood. No gifts – the presence of loved ones is the only gift desired. Don Tacke was born at home in Greencreek on Sept. 30, 1928, to Bernard “Barney” and Olivia “Olly” (Hattrup) Tacke.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) held its open house Wednesday. Sept. 12. Students and their parents visited their classrooms for a look at what they were doing so far. Here, Chloe Weisz (far left) shows her mom, Hannah Weisz, her school work in Mrs. Brege’s classroom while sister (L-R) Callie and friend Ellie also take a look.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It’s that time of year again to get some education while you lunch. The Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum is sponsoring the Brown Bag Program. Sessions are held each Wednesday, running through Oct. 3, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m. These programs are free to the public and those attending are invited to bring lunch to eat while they listen.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., in the Porter’s fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. They will be serving chicken enchiladas for the potluck. Bring a favorite Mexican side dish and bring a friend. For info call 208-983-0112.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week: “Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” Ron and Ruth Mahurin will be honored at a send-off reception Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. PST, at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, Idaho. They are moving, come wish them well. Desserts and refreshments will be served. Tell your friends and neighbors to join this celebration.September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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