A beloved former Grangeville High School teacher had the crowd lit at graduation Friday night, May 25. Kathy Stefani, music teacher, was the guest speaker for the class of 2018’s ceremony. Stefani received whistles and whoops as well as thunderous applause as she greeted the standing-room only crowd. “I have missed you, and am so honored to be here,” she said, sharing memories of her decade in Grangeville that ended just two years ago when she moved to Moscow.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
School’s out for summer! Congratulations to all of the Kamiah High School and Clearwater Valley graduates! It turns out caps and gowns aren’t just for high school. I caught a video clip on Facebook of Maylei Ryan and her class graduating from pre-school last week wearing bright blue caps and gowns while reciting their A-B-Cs. Too cute for words! Off to kindergarten in the fall.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Mighty Lochsa is over 9 feet this morning, cold and fast and raging, the spring thaw is coming off the mountains. Biggest water in several years, and sure isn’t over yet. I can sit on my front porch, and with my trusty telescope I can see the gauge on the bridge that spans the river and goes up the Selway. The age-old gauge doesn’t lie, and those rivers are high.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
As I write this on Memorial Day, I hope everyone is remembering their loved ones who have passed away as well as all the military men and women who have given their lives so that we may live in a free country. The combined American Legion and VFW honor guard conducted services at Ferdinand and Keuterville this year. Those men should be commended for the great job they do.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Hope your Memorial Day was one shared with friends and family and you all remembered and paid tribute and honor to those who serve us and our country in uniform. Several former Elk City students graduated from high school this year – yikes! Where did the time go? I had a granddaughter and grandson graduate this year!May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The 2018 Big Water Blowout River Festival is this Saturday June 2 on the Salmon River. The Blowout is an action-packed family fun event with Riggins outfitters offering discounted raft trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your thrill-seeking in and come paddle huge rapids with experienced guides and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the second deepest river gorge in North America. The Dutch Oven Cookoff and dinner in the park will begin about 4:00 followed by dancing for everyone. Everyone is invited to get out and have fun.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Local men and women gathered at the White Bird Park to celebrate Memorial Day Monday, May 28, an effort of American Legion Post 152. Pictured above are (L-R) Delbert Wadsworth, Al Bolden, Fred Nichols and James Lee Weeks who all received Quilts of Valor from Pinehurst Quilters to commemorate their service in the United States military. Also receiving quilts were veterans Gerald Lindsey (accepted by his son, Walt Lindsey, pictured at left) and Johnny Glover. The Rebekahs served pie at the event.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
With an early deadline, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and now are ready for our little town to come alive in three weeks for White Bird Days and Rodeo. Dates to remember: Food Bank pickup will be on June 7 at noon.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School was given $5,000 Tuesday, May 22. Dolores Kaschmitter (right) stopped by to give the school a check from the Camas Prairie Charitable Foundation for Catholic Education. The foundation is comprised of parents, grandparents, family members and friends who have benefited from their previous education in Catholic schools. “We are very grateful for their continued support of prayers and treasure as we continue provide an excellent Catholic education to children of Camas Prairie and Grangeville,” said principal Leslie McDaniel.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Long Camp “Classics on the Clearwater” 5th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet is set for Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show car registration is $10; vendor space (10x10) is $10. Admission is a cash donation or six canned goods. Proceeds go to the Local Emergency Feeding Outreach. Long Camp RV Park is located one mile east of Kamiah River Bridge, Highway 12 MP 68. Call Connie at 208-935-7922.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Democratic Party will host their annual June Picnic and Pie Auction on Sunday, June 10, at the Cottonwood City Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Grilled ribs and chicken, iced tea, wine, punch, and lemonade will be provided. Bring your favorite beverage, a chair, a side dish, and possibly a pie for auction. Other auction items include a load of tamarack firewood.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie will present “A Starry, Starry Night,” this weekend, Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m., at Grangeville High School.May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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