“I would like to have anyone who says our coaching policy is unfair here right now,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes. “This is not easy and it’s never fun to cut kids. No coach likes that.”
Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building. Candidates for royalty are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Abigail Stowell of Grangeville, Davi Murphy and Hailey Williams of Kooskia, and Kortney Sims of Elk City.
A look at the history of Idaho County
Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho.
“Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8.
Elk City Days is fast approaching. Hope you all can make it for the celebration. Don’t quite know how long it’s been going on, but I have photos of a horse race down Main Street when it was on July 4 back in 1917. Don’t even know if it was called Elk City Days back them or an Independence Day celebration. I also have a photo of a drilling contest.
Harvest is progressing well on the Camas Prairie. On the average, most farmers are reporting yields are down from what they usually are. Haying is winding up on the west side of the prairie. It was cold this morning when we were out picking raspberries. The berries are almost finished also.
It was a cool day for the annual Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See Sunday, July 26, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville. Here, sisters Taylor and Colby Canaday participate in the pair sack race. For results see sports.
This past week at Kamiah Community Library’s “Every Hero Has A Story” Summer Reading Program, participants learned about “Environmental Heroes” Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir’s efforts to expand and protect wilderness areas. Kids rotated through different activity stations for knot tying, animal tracks, using a compass and National Parks trivia.
Aug. 1 will be the last Elk City Wagon Road meeting until October. A wrap-up of this year’s celebration and road trip is on the agenda.
Horses lined the fence in this field on Old Highway 7 outside of Grangeville. They were looking across the road at a field with two horses in it, communicating through whinnies and blows.
The 2015 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Grangeville Border Days arena. Forty-six 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. Judges for the show were Shyla Lisenbee of Farmington, Wash., and Cindy Samson of Pullman, Wash. Alyssa Frei of Havre, Mont., was the trail class judge.
Kooskia Days to host softball; Queen clinic set for Aug. 1; Free CB clinic set Aug. 1, offered by amateur radio club; Kiddie’s Carnival part of Kooskia Days Aug. 1; GCF opens grant cycle.
Elk City Sew-Help-Me Quilters recently presented four additional Quilts of Valor to Elk City area veterans.