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Host position available at Wilderness Gateway

An opportunity is still available to serve as a campground host at Wilderness Gateway Campground, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along Highway 12 and the beautiful Lochsa River, 50 miles east of Kooskia, Idaho near milepost 123.

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American Legion No. 37 hosts end of year meeting

Members of the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 had the last meeting for the 2016-2017 year on Saturday, May 13, at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center. Nine members were initiated including a new junior member, Sophia Wright.

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GEMS gets new Chessboards

When eighth grader Alli Kohrman told her mom, Breezi, that the Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s chessboards were not all complete and were a little worn, Breezi put a call on Facebook that received donations from across the United States. May 5, she was able to donated11 nice, wooden chessboards and pieces to the GEMS chess club that meets during lunch in Mr. Peeple’s classroom. Peeples stepped in after science teacher Mr. Mark Willig died in 2016. Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade meet twice a week to play or watch during lunch. Peeples said if students don’t know how to play they are invited to learn or can simply watch if they wish. Here, students play on some of the existing chessmats.

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Elk City VFW Taco Feed

The annual VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary Taco Feed was held Saturday, May 6, at the post. This fund-raiser for the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department brought in $637 through donations. Shown in the picture preparing the meal are (L-R) auxiliary members Carolyn Lovell, Debbie Mosher, Bruce Gabari, and Nancy Smart; and Debbie Taylor, Alliance and ECVFD member.

Pioneer Senior Citizens gather

Agnes Forsman opened the May 9 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Dolores VonBargen gave the dinner prayer. Guests were Nan and Dan Olk of Nezperce. There were 58 meals served and 25 takeouts. Buddy Hood won the free dinner. Agnes Forsman won the nickel Bingo pot and Marianne Wren won the blackout. Door prize winners were Bob Talbott, Lorene Nightingale, Eleanor Hinkelman, Mary Ann Kuther, Nan Olk and Dolores Kindall.

Grangeville Senior Citizens pinochle winners named

Stanley Modrell opened the May 8 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. The free dinner went to Charlene Schumacher. There were 38 meals at the site and 27 home-delivered. Sue Crea shared a joke. There were no Bingo winners.

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Former commissioner Harry Owens dies in crash into Clearwater

Funeral service on Saturday, May 20

Funeral services are later this week for Harry E. Owens who died last week in a vehicle crash into the Clearwater River. Owens, 89, of Grangeville, was a former Idaho County Commissioner who served five terms (1987-2002) on the board.

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Children’s mental health program revamped for state

Group meets to hear about county services

Fourteen months of intense work in the State of Idaho children’s mental health realm has brought Jen Griffis full circle. She is now explaining the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) program to her community.

Board approves GEMS handbook changes

Grangeville Elementary Middle School Principal Dr. Susan Anderson said she wanted to add a few rules to its student handbook concerning its dress code. She addressed the Mountain View School District 244 board at the April 17 meeting. The board took the month to read over the handbook changes, and at its May 15 meeting in Kooskia voted to accept the changes

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Walk For Life

Just more than 150 people came out Saturday, May 13, for Hope Center’s 10th Annual Walk for Life.

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride rumbles into Kooskia

Bikers for a cause

The deep rumble of motorcycle engines filled the air all along Kooskia’s Main Street as riders with the Kyle Petty Charity Tour Across America filed into town last Sunday afternoon.

Saturday fire destroys US12 residence

Dog alerts occupants to blaze; minor smoke inhalation injury

Cause is believed accidental for a Saturday evening fire that destroyed a home west of Syringa on U.S. Highway 12. An unidentified member of the household was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville for smoke inhalation.

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Star Wars Family Night at Library

On Thursday, May 4, the Grangeville Centennial Library hosted a Star Wars Family Night event with snacks, and contests with trivia and costume judging. Among the participants was this girl dressed as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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