July 20, 2016
Work started Monday, July 18, on application of a double seal coat to an approximate 18-mile section of State Highway 14. The work will preserve the roadway surface and provide greater traction for motorists.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “When you cannot control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.” Riggins will be sizzling this weekend! Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is this Friday and Saturday July 22-23 in the Riggins City Park.
We spent the weekend in the mountains behind Elk City and had a great time. We found huckleberries and caught fish, so that was good.
Get Ready for Kooskia Days Celebration! It begins Aug. 5th and runs through Aug. 6, and it is sure to be the social event of the Kooskia season. Lots of games, food, live auction, parade and dance. Go to the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The chamber of commerce events Calendar is not updated, yet, still showing last year’s events. I will have more next week about the happenings.
Jackie Mackie and all others involved would like to thank all the ladies for contributing to the bake sales that were held to raise funds for Elk City Days. And thanks to all those who bought the goodies.
10 YEARS AGO July 19, 2006 •GRANGEVILLE – A search for a new administrator begins at Syringa Hospital after Jess Hawley steps down. Board chair Pat Long will act as interim administrator until a replacement can be named.
LaMoyne Hunter led a portion of his family – including two daughters and a grandson – through the Main Street of Clearwater Saturday, July 16. The occasion was the Elk City Wagon Road Days celebration. Hunter and his family live in Harpster.
The end of summer reading celebration party is set for Saturday, July 30, Lions Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lions Club is providing hot dogs and drinks for the kids. There will be giveaway items for everyone. Drawings for the grand prizes will be at 12:30 p.m. All children who participated in summer reading are invited.
Monday, June 11 — the Feast of St. Benedict — the community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho celebrated the jubilees of Sister Chanelle Schuler and Sister Jean Lalande (60 years) and Sister Valine Kachelmier (70 years).
Raul and Monica Cerecero of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Rafael Octavio Cerecero was born July 12, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.
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Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.