KOC picnic set for July 23

Knights of Columbus altar server appreciation picnic will be Thursday, July 23.

Wagon Road celebration is this weekend

The Elk City Wagon Road History Museum is celebrating its second year anniversary in July. It is located in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The little town of Clearwater, four miles off Highway 13, between Grangeville and Stites, is also celebrating its annual Elk City Wagon Road observance this weekend, July 18-19. See the Free Press article for details.

Smiths return to the basics after 40 years

Whew, it finally cooled off to the high 80s this past weekend, what a relief.

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Thorncreek Express

Carson Sass plays his banjo during the first in the Grangeville Summer Concert Series held Thursday, July 9, at Pioneer Park. He and his three older brothers made up Thorn Creek Express. More than 250 attended the event. This Thursday’s concert, July 16, will feature the band, Working Poor, out of Lewiston.

Kamiah Library sets activities

Kamiah Community Library kicked off the first week of its Summer Reading Program on July 8 with the theme of “Heroes of the Future – Coding is a Superpower!” Kids in attendance from ages 4-12 learned why computer coding is a good skill to have for the future and the basics of algorithms and debugging with several activities – graph paper programming, peanut butter sandwich coding, and a coding app called Lightbot on the branch’s iPads. A list of free coding resources for kids is available at the library.

Call for Raspberry Festival Quilt Show entries

Quilters are invited to enter their handiwork in the Raspberry Festival quilt show to be held Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood.

Walyer, Hieb celebrate birthdays

Andy Walyer celebrated his 92nd birthday July 11 at a family dinner with his wife, Bev, and their daughter and husband, Lee and Cathy Tumelson. He received lots of birthday cards from family and friends, and is thankful for all life has brought him in his long, happy life.

School supply donations sought

Each year the community comes together to assist families in need of school supplies. brief

Idaho County Recycling seeks volunteers for centers; Idaho Master Gardeners at farmers’ markets; Idaho Master Gardeners at farmers’ markets; CIAA artists bring home awards from the Wallowa Festival of the Arts; Sydney Andrews to attend Writers at Harriman; Kooskia Library to raffle quilt

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Kooskia’s Opera House announces ‘reunion’ play

“Sometimes when you are living an experience, you don’t even realize the lovely impact it will have on your whole life and personal memory bank,” said former Kooskia resident now living in Lewiston, Cheryl Tousley. “Directing and watching Oklahoma! at the Kooskia Opera House was one of those experiences for me.”

VBS slated for Stites Baptist

Stites Baptist Church will host a vacation Bible school program Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, 9 a.m. to noon daily, for children ages 4 through grade six (just finished grade six).

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Locals fare well at state horse contest

Idaho County sent several teams and individuals to Blackfoot July 6 and 7 to compete in the State Horse Contest.


Cottonwood Senior Citizens; 4-H Crazy Critters 4-H Club; Grangeville Senior Citizens

Honor roll: Clearwater Valley High School

Seniors: Joseph Ellsworth*, April Heberling*, Dominique Hunter*, Nara Nakano*, Madison Fisher, Mika Charley, Savannah McHone, James Clark, Mariah Loughran, Karlie Torrey.

Stewart named scholar-athlete

Sheyenne Stewart of Grangeville was awarded the Academic Excellence as a Top Scholar-Athlete award by the North Star Athletic Association.