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R.E.D.: Senior project meant to support U.S. troops

When people are on the home front, going to work and attending school and simply living their lives, it’s easy to forget those serving in the U.S. military who are living apart from their homes and families.

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Brown Bag: Keith to show film on Chinese

It’s time for the second week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next seven weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.

‘Chieftain’ play to be performed Aug. 11-13

My Cheiftain Faðir said to me: ‘My son, you must be strong. The world is yours; where’re you are, it’s there that you belong.’” With this verse, young Bjorn assumes his destiny as chieftain of his village after the tragic death of his father. Bjorn is the best of Vikings, but he realizes that there is so much more to be had than the life that he was given. His questions begin with a priest, then with long relationships broken, then with a battle not only for his life, his village, and everything he holds dear, but also for his soul and the souls of all under his rule.

Community Briefs: Aug. 9, 2017

Grangeville High School’s volleyball meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., in the GHS gym. Parent and player must attend. Tryouts will be Aug. 11, 12, and 14, 9-11:30 a.m., and 2-4:30 p.m. each day.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

The Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood held its annual Raspberry Festival fund-raiser Sunday, Aug. 5, with visitors from all over the Camas Prairie and beyond. The day consisted of a variety of food-centered events as well as a fun run, art show, petting zoo, balloon clown, car show, entertainment and historical displays.

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Maxwells serve as grand marshals: Elk City Days

The Elk City Area Alliance recently announced Jeff and Nita Maxwell are the 2017 grand marshals for Elk City Days, which is set for this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12.

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T-Shirts On Target At Kooskia Days

Smoke-filled air did not keep people away from attending the annual Kooskia Days parade Saturday, Aug. 4. People lined the streets to view the parade entries and then went on to view the car show, play games and generally enjoy all the town’s activities. Here, employees from Clearwater Builders were having fun shooting T-shirts out to the crowd.

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Willis to improve CV long jump as part of Eagle Scout project

Clearwater Valley High School will soon have an improved long-jump run, thanks to student Will Willis. Willis of Kamiah, an incoming freshman at CV, will be working on the track as part of his Eagle Scout project.

School registrations scheduled: Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Riggins

School registrations scheduled: Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Riggins

Fire near Pollock quickly controlled last Thursday

Quick action by firefighters saved home, trailer

Firefighters brought a wildfire west of Pollock under quick control last Thursday, July 27. U.S. Forest Service single engine air tankers (SEATs) were seen delivering loads of fire retardant during the firefighting effort, in a video that can be viewed on the Free Press website.

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Racing The Clock: Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See

The Triple Bar Drill Team held its O-Mok-See last Sunday, July 30, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville.

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Scheibe hired as new MVSD 244 superintendent

'We are definitely excited to have him on board'

A familiar face is taking the helm at Mountain View School District 244. The board voted July 27 to hire Marcus Scheibe as the new district superintendent. “I had said, if there was one place I would want to go to, it would be here,” Scheibe said.

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Kooskia Days set for this weekend

'always such a fun time for everyone to get together and visit'

Get ready for the 64th annual Kooskia Days events, set for this weekend, Aug. 4-6.

25th Raspberry Festival on tap for this Sunday

Raspberries, art and cars, oh, my! The 25th Annual Raspberry Festival is set for this Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

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Crews work on local projects, gain experience

“I hear about other people not wanting to go to their jobs and I literally get up every morning and cannot wait to go to my job,” said 17-year-old Clearwater Valley High School senior Harmony Edmondson. “I love this job.”

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