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Alex Ackerman commissioned to the U.S. Navy

Alex J. Ackerman was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy Dec. 13, at the University of Idaho.

Long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt free to those who donate blood through Jan. 4

To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those who attempt to donate blood Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

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Clearwater Valley Elementary: Helmets All Around

Students at Clearwater Valley Elementary recently learned about bicycle safety during an assembly presented by Sheriff Carlos Martinez.

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Eagles Helpers

Grangeville High School basketball cheerleaders (L-R) Jennifer Hodges, Katelynn Robinson, Marissa Kennedy, Ashley Bradley and Anastasia Bearden were on hand Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Eagles Aerie to help wrap gifts.

Clearwater meal site open Dec. 17

Kooskia, Kamiah News

All ages welcome to be part of a Christmas luncheon in Clearwater at the Clearwater Meal Center luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, (being served at the Clearwater Baptist Church).

Giving Tree funds sought

Elk City News

The Giving Tree is again being sponsored by the Reach Club. They would appreciate any donation amount. Their goal is to collect $35 per child to buy Christmas gifts for them.

Legion oranges for sale

Riggins News

The American Legion Post No. 130 will hold its annual orange sales this Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at10 a.m. in front of Cloninger’s grocery market. The funds from the orange sales will send SRHS boys and girls to Girls and Boys State in the spring. Cases of oranges can be purchased ahead of time from Dean at 628-3335, Gary at 628-3633 or Dale at 628-3727. White Bird oranges will be delivered in downtown White Bird Sunday, Dec. 14.

Party is ‘event of the year’

The social event of the year was the Lowell QRU holiday party at the Wilderness Inn last Saturday evening. It was a grand party with folks coming out of the woodwork to donate at the auction and enjoying a delicious potluck, with lots of mystery meat and homemade dishes.

Summit volleyball girls top scholars

Cottonwood News

The Summit Academy volleyball team is proud to show off their 1A Division 2 State Academic Award. The team had a cumulative 3.944 grade point average.

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Tempus Fugit: December 10, 2014

A look at the history of Idaho County.

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Local volunteers sought to ring Salvation Army bell, collect funds: Kettle drive money stays in community

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign has begun ringing their bells in Grangeville.

Students can apply for Opportunity Scholarship online

Idaho students can apply for the state’s Opportunity Scholarship now. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and is awarded to high school seniors or undergraduate students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrated financial need who attend an eligible higher education institution in Idaho.

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Three win essay contests

Three local students have been named winners in a First Amendment essay contest.

Three bridge decks to be preserved in 2016 ITD projects

Three bridges in Idaho County will be resurfaced and repaired in 2016 to extend the life of the structures and preserve their driving surfaces, according to the Idaho Transportation Department announcement. Those bridges are Lawyers Canyon (north of Ferdinand), John Day Creek and the Goff (Time Zone) north of Riggins.