Clearwater Valley News: Circus to be in Kooskia Monday, June 19

Bicycles, bicycles everywhere! Last week I saw a lot of very lean cyclists riding between Grangeville and Lolo Pass on a marathon ride. Great to see these folks enjoying the beauty of our area and seeing them “refueling” at local stores and restaurants.

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Lilacs In Bloom

Deep purple lilacs were in bloom last week on the Mount Idaho Grade Road near the Sunset Auto Vue drive-in, their aroma wafting through the air.

Willig makes Carroll College spring dean’s list

HELENA, Mont. – Lily Willig of Grangeville, was named to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list for Carroll College. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale and take at least 12 graded credits in a semester. Willig is a 2016 graduate of Grangeville High School and is the daughter of Maura and the late Mark Willig of Grangeville.

Community Briefs - June 14, 2017

The Kamiah Chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals will be holding their final fund-raiser and announcing raffle winners Friday, June 16, in the basement of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at 407 7th in Kamiah. Haystacks with all the trimmings will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. The meal includes a haystack, beverage, and dessert for $5. Kids 12 and younger eat for $3.

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Summer Time For Nazarene Vacation Bible School

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual vacation Bible school program last week, June 5-8, with 56 children and a large group of volunteers participating. Here, kids and helpers have fun during recreation time on the church lawn.

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Library renovates kids’ space; Summer reading program begins

Kids have a more inviting atmosphere at Grangeville Centennial Library, thanks to the Friends of the Centennial Library (FOCL) and a private donation. “Not to mention a great community of businesses and library volunteers,” said librarian Angie Norman.

Elk City REACH Club collecting cans; summer reading program to start

Those who would like to donate aluminum cans to REACH Club, take cans to the Community Hall just below the post office on Sundays or Tuesdays and leave them to the right of the front doors.

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County historic newspapers digitized, searchable online

Searchability for key words and phrases is another big feature

Just how did prominent Nezperce farmer Wm. Shockley propose to “entirely eliminate” smut from the country? What act of bravery did local man Charles Sales commit to receive $1,000 from O.R.&N. Company?

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Organizations: June 14, 2017

The June 5 meeting was opened with Stanley Modrell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. The free dinner drawing was won by Willene Lance. There were 77 meals served at the site and 32 home deliveries. There were no guests today. Pinochle winners were: Eileen Hazelbaker first, and Gary Crea second.

Honor Rolls: Spring 2017

Clearwater Valley High School, Kooskia Seniors: Cole Olsen*; Taylor Pfefferkorn*; Torrie Pfefferkorn*; Mika Rives*; Taylor Roy; Joshua Kolb; Mitchel Nuxoll; Kammeron Mangun; Dawson Fisher; Nicholas Brandt; Samuel Bartlett; Averie Proctor; Te-Moak Charley; Kaitlin Nason. Juniors: Harmony Edmondson*; Dawson Gorges*; Zane Miskin Summers*; Martina Dioni; GraceAnn Denham; Kelly Haukedahl; Emily Skiles; Carson Morrow; Thomas Hughes; Parker Wilson; Riley Mouser; Garrett Schilling; April Thomas; Garrett Jackson; Samuel Ward; Sean Nelson; Dalton Robinette; Lydia Williams.

White Bird Rodeo, Days events set Friday, Saturday

Let ‘er Rip with White Bird’s annual rodeo and days event this weekend, June 16 and 17. The rodeo starts Friday, June 16, at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, U.S. Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird.

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White Bird Rodeo Queen: Chandler - ‘Absolutely unforgettable’ experience

White Bird Days 2017

“I can put up with almost anything – but I’m deathly afraid of stink bugs,” smiled Cassie Chandler. Grangeville High School freshman Chandler will represent the White Bird Rodeo as its queen this year.

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White Bird grand marshals: Cashes - ‘A good place to stop’

White Bird Days 2017

They may never have gotten to hear Johnny Cash in person, but they are related to him. “He’s a cousin,” smiled Carol (Smith) Cash. She found that out through her genealogy research and some networking. Melvin and Carol Cash will serve as the White Bird Rodeo grand marshals for 2017.

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CVRA Rodeo on tap in Kamiah for June 17, 18

CVRA Rodeo 2017

The “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” is set for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18. Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will host its annual rodeo at the Kamiah CVRA Rodeo grounds this weekend, starting with its cowboy breakfast held both days from 7 to 10 a.m.

244 board OKs more graduate requisites

“I believe the weight on understanding the constitution and on civics is very important for our students,” said board chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia.


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