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Training for the future: HOSA students fare well at annual state competition

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) members from Prairie, Grangeville and Nezperce high schools recently fared well at state competition in Boise. The state event was held April 6-8 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel.

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KHS kids all qualify for nationals

Seven Kamiah High School students gave up their spring vacation to attend this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference April 6-8 in Boise. There were more than 800 students and approximately 30 schools throughout the state that attended the conference and competed in scholastic events.

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Tar Wars Winner

Wyatt Strauser, fifth grade, of Grangeville Elementary Middle School, is shown with his poster he drew for Tar Wars, a tobacco–free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Student’s photo makes it to national competition

Grangeville High School sophomore Hailey Russell took top honors at the state of Idaho PTA Reflections arts contest.

Salmon River schools seek new community reader board

To better communicate to the community of Riggins and its patrons, the board of trustees at Salmon River Joint School District 243 has given the district permission to pursue the possible replacement of the current reader board on U.S. Highway 95 with a new electronic reader board at the same location.

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Clearwater Valley students tour university

The fourth and fifth graders at Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School were funded through a private donation from Jeff and Debbie Markin, and the Brandt and Coulter families, for a day trip to Washington State University March 9. The tour was organized through Cindy Held at the WSU Visitor Center.

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Somewhere In Space

Eighth graders in Mrs. Barger’s Science at GEMS class have been working on their presentations on space.

Temous Fugit

90 YEARS AGO APRIL 29, 1926 •H. Rothwell, present sheriff of Idaho County made the announcement he will be candidate for re-election on the Republican ticket in the August primary.

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Dinner honors Syringa volunteers

“You are the roots of our community. This room embodies philanthropy in the most amazing way,” Syringa Thrift Store Manager Kristi Brooks told a roomful of about 70 people last Thursday, April 21.

Riggins News: Eggebrecht is EMS director

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Always remember your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” Kudos to Janeen Eggebrecht, longtime Riggins EMT, who is now the new head of Riggins EMS as well as the safety coordinator. Riggins has only two EMTs right now who are covering all the shifts. Janeen and Bill Lenhart, who has recently received his EMT certification, are busy with their runs and volunteer work as well.

Lowell / Syringa News: Guides are trained

Short and sweet upriver news. People are moving in and out around here. Campers going up Selway, lots and lots of them. D of L doing slash burns up the Selway River in the rain, smoke starting all over again.

Elk City News: Slide saga continues

As most of the readers of this column already know, the road slid shut Friday night late but Westco had a lane open by 8:30 a.m. So we are back to our normal schedule.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Barn dance on tap for Saturday

It is spring clean-up time. Kooskia: City Park to leave items for disposal. Kamiah: Kamiah football field. Acceptable waste is small “around the house” items. If in doubt, call Simmons Sanitation at 935-2617.

Cottonwood News: Yard sale is May 21

It’s time to get the cows out to pasture. With the recent rains, the pastures are looking pretty good this year. We have seen lots of cattle being trucked to pasture recently. It is about time to plant gardens also. The Says Phoebe birds are back and already nesting.