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Times Past: May 17, 2017

“Grangeville General Hospital is owned and operated by the city. The 32-bed, accredited hospital is one of the few in Idaho that operates in the black. During 1962 its ward rates were $14 and $16 per patient a day, and private rooms were $20.

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Camas Rovers Share Irish Dances

Members of the Camas Rovers, a local Irish dance troupe, performed songs and dances on Monday, May 15, at both the Grangeville Senior Center and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Pictured here at the senior center performance dancing and stepping are (L-R) Kelly Turney, Hannah Rauzi, Katherine Uhlenkott and Theresa Uhlenkott.

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Elk City Auxiliary Officers Swear-In

Officers for the 2017 - 2018 year of Elk City VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary were installed during the May 11 meeting. An enthusiastic group of members welcomed the incoming officers and said they are looking forward to a great year.

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- Grangeville Senior Center - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Idaho County Democrats

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Memorial Day events through Idaho County

A variety of Memorial Day and weekend activities are scheduled throughout Idaho County communities, including the following:

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Group forms to build arena, event center

‘...a place the community wants to use’

“This is going to happen, but we’re going to do it right, no matter how long it takes,” said Christi Brown. Brown spoke to a group of about 10 people last Tuesday night, May 16, at the second public meeting of the Camas Prairie Arena and Event Center, Inc.

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Syringa Ambulance EMT Milestones Recognized

At the Tuesday, May 16, meeting of the Grangeville EMT Association (GEMTA), five members were awarded for significant tenure milestones in their EMS careers

Several garden beds available through food bank

Gardening help is available from staff

The Camas Prairie Food Bank has several garden beds available for the public this season. Cost is $10 per bed for the season. For food bank clients, there is no cost.

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Spring In Her Step: Dance Performance

Shirley’s Dance Studio’s Grangeville area dancers held their spring recital Sunday, May 21, at Grangeville High School.

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Lochsa River Madness runs through Memorial Day weekend

Informal event runs Saturday to Monday, as river conditions permit

Are you ready for some madness on the Lochsa? Each Memorial Day weekend, the Lochsa River Madness event draws out boaters to enjoy the spring whitewater action and also kick off the start of the rafting season.

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Tahoe QRU Bake Sale

Running a volunteer emergency medical service organization takes bodies and, as well, funds to keep it going. EMTs with Tahoe QRU (Quick Response Unit) ran a fund-raising bake sale in Kooskia on Saturday, May 13.

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Girl Scouts clean up historic Mt. Idaho Fort

Despite chilly temperatures and intermittent rain, local Girl Scouts braved the weather Saturday, May 6, and spent a couple hours doing manual labor. Grangeville-based Troop 3702 put on their outdoor muscles and cleaned up the Mt. Idaho Fort site located on Poor Farm Road.

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ECWR to host ‘Dessert at the Museum’ set for Saturday, May 20: Event to run 1-4 p.m.

The Friends of the Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road are hosting a desert at the museum Saturday May 20, 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. The Wagon Road Museum is a step into the past which was opened four years ago in the Clearwater Grange Hall in beautiful downtown Clearwater.

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market plans for season

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market held their third annual Meet, Greet and Eat event, Sunday, April 30, at the Soltman Center. Nearly 40 people attended the informational meeting. Those interested in selling and others offering volunteer support stepped forward with questions and comments.

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American Legion No. 37 hosts end of year meeting

Members of the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 had the last meeting for the 2016-2017 year on Saturday, May 13, at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center. Nine members were initiated including a new junior member, Sophia Wright.

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