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Cottonwood FFA earns honors at state

'This learning experience can pave the way for career choices'

With only a few years under its belt, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Prairie High School (PHS) earned some recognition recently. PHS walked away with respectable honors after the 86th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference April 5-8 in Twin Falls.

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Maxwell new ECVFD chief; Anderson retires

After nearly a quarter-century in charge, Loren Anderson turned the reins over to Jeff Maxwell, new fire chief for the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department, at a Saturday, May 6 ceremony.

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KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley High School auditorium was packed Friday night, April 28, at the benefit concert for the Old Opera House, and $1,400 was raised to help save the Old Opera House Theatre.

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Rupp, Hausladen to represent Riggins Rodeo

69th annual event this weekend

Two local young ladies will take the helm and represent the Riggins Rodeo this weekend. Queen Phoebe Rupp and princess Jillian Hausladen will lead the parade and rodeo events at the 69th annual rodeo set for Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7.

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Riggins Rodeo set for May 6, 7

69th annual event this weekend

Dave Wilson is honorary event grand marshal

Purse Auction bags successful third year

‘This is what helps these victims get on their feet’

The old cliché – third time’s a charm – truly describes the success of this year’s purse auction. The third annual Purse Auction, held at Cottonwood’s Community Hall, raised $12,574.40 for the local YWCA branch. Debbie Schnider said this was $1,500 more than the previous year and exceeded this year’s goal.

CIAA celebrates founding member Sue Powell

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5 — both 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., CIAA celebrates founding member, Sue Powell.

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Prairie HOSA

Students at Prairie High School competed at the state HOSA competition recently.

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Hendren displays hitching during equine demo

A sunny Saturday greeted 105 attendees at the Equine Education Experience, held April 29 at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena on U.S. Highway 12 at Kooskia. The event was sponsored by The Back Country Horsemen of North Central Idaho and included presentations on horse health, horseshoeing and cargo/pannier packing, as well as vendor displays, skill demonstrations and children’s horse rides.

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Brooks takes on new library job

Things just sort of fell into place for Dani Brooks when she moved to Grangeville. “I moved here to be with my boyfriend, Jared, who works at the mill,” she said. She wasn’t sure what job she would find but the puzzle pieces started to fit together nicely when last August she was hired as a library aide.

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FOCL chooses logo designed by Brooks

Friends of the Centennial Library (FOCL) will soon have a new logo to be used on products sold to benefit Grangeville Centennial Library.

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4-H party draws more than 200

The Annual Idaho County 4-H party was held Saturday, April 22, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 200 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to participate in this youth development program. This event is also the kick-off for Idaho County 4-H Week.

Call for submissions: third volume of local stories

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude recently announced an upcoming third volume to “Our Story,” the collection of first-person histories that celebrates local families and their ancestors’ lives in the Cottonwood, Keuterville, Greencreek, Ferdinand, and Salmon River areas. The first two volumes are now in their third printing and the books’ success has inspired a third volume.

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Kids experience slacklining

4th and 5th grade students at Meadows Valley School had the opportunity to experience slacklining as part of their physical education program.

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Dist. 3 High/Junior High School Rodeo at Riggins

District 3 High School/Junior High School Rodeo brought competitors into Riggins Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23

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