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Royal Donors

Border Days Royalty earned $136 through hot cocoa donations at the Winter Magic Tree lighting event for 2016 at Pioneer Park. Money was donated to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteer Carol Schmidt, Border Days Princess Micaela Farris, food bank volunteer Bonnie Austin and Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens.

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On Dec. 14, 10 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers met for their annual Christmas meeting at Lorna Olsen’s home with Denise Troumbley as co-hostess. Club president, Lynne Anderberg, presided over the last meeting of the year. Members each shared a fond memory from years past.


Dec. 19 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Tom Helmick; free dinner, Claire Satre; meals at site: 50 with 33 home-deliveries; guests: Ashley Reuter and Nathan Reuter.

Scholarship set for Elk City student; Essay, letters of reference required

The Elk City Veteran of Foreign Wars, Wilderness Post 8311, Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Application Packet is now available from the Counselors at the Grangeville or Clearwater Valley high schools or from the auxiliary representative.

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Rough Rider Games

Rough Riders 4-H Club held its Christmas party Sunday evening, Dec. 11.


Dec. 12 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Shirley Crane; free dinner, Kathy Straw


Dolores VonBargen opened the Dec. 6 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance

Clearwater Valley Aero Club to host Dutch oven cookoff, Christmas party Dec. 17

Clearwater Valley Aero Club will host a Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m., at the Kamiah Airport Hangar, 121 Airport Road.

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Christmas Luncheon

Seniors and others from throughout the region were treated to a special Christmas luncheon at Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Friday, Dec. 2.

Organization news

A group of individuals met in Grangeville on Oct. 13 to discuss opportunities related to developing business around brewing beer and/or distilling spirits.

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TIMES PAST : More Than A Century Of Idaho County News : Nov. 30, 2016

ELK CITY - This week, look for boxes seeking items from a list of needs for our soldiers in Iraq. Donations can be dropped off at The Store or at the VFW Post. Monetary donations to help with postage will also be accepted. These supplies will be sent off to reach our troops through the month of December to show our support and boost morale of those who cannot be home for the holidays. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary heads up this program and be overseeing the mailing of packages.

Holiday Happenings: Nov. 30, 2016

The Monastery of St. Gertrude has some holiday events set: Silence the Christmas Noise: Advent Retreat will take place Dec. 1-18. Set aside a few days for calm, quiet Advent preparation this year. Register online at or call 208-962-2000. Christmas Masses include: Christmas Eve caroling at 7 p.m., Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.; and Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11:30 a.m.

Pink Donation

On behalf of Border Days Royalty and Committee, 2017 Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens and Princess Micaela Farris of Grangeville donated $462 to the Eagles Aerie 539 cancer fund. The money will be used to help local people who have expenses related to cancer.

Ten named as county’s top 4-H’ers for 2016

What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2016 Idaho County Achievement Award winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Ryan Alter, Aliyah Pineda and Chloe Rowland. In the intermediate category are Aidan Acton, Oliva Klapprich and Paige Lindsley. Senior honorees include Nicole Blackmer, Te-Moak Charley, Rachel Kelley and Hope Mcintire.

Organization News

Lyins-Dahl VFW Post No. 5407 and Auxiliary once again had a fine turnout of veterans, families and friends for the annual “Veterans Day Chili Feed.”


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