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High School Homecoming Idaho County Style

(Left) Grangeville High School crowned its queen and king, seniors Abby Asker and Justin Fogleman, at the halftime of its homecoming game; (middle) Salmon River High School celebrated its homecoming last week and crowned its royalty Friday night, Oct. 5. Pictured here are king Ethan Shepherd and queen is Chevelle Shepherd; and (right) Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia celebrated its homecoming last week and Friday night crowned its royalty. Pictured here are queen Mikaela Herrick and king Ty Dominguez.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Fire department seeks local volunteers

Quote of the week: “If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in.” This is my October challenge to you…spread love! Fire Prevention Week is this week, Oct. 7-13. Special thanks to our Salmon River volunteer firefighters Roger Rashok, Randy Spickelmire, Donnie Clay, Dave Olson, Jonny Wilson, and Jeff Joyce-Chief. Look, listen, learn, and be aware…fire can happen anywhere. Look for places fire could happen and address the problem. Listen to know the sound of the smoke alarm. Learn two ways out of every room. Besides serving on the Fire Department and being available for fire alls, these guys also go above and beyond to respond to ambulance calls to help when needed. Kuddos to you for your dedication to our community. More fire department volunteers are needed. This takes dedication and training to become a firefighter.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Dinner benefit for Messick is Oct. 20

The “S” word has been heard from some folks this last week. Yes, snow has been spotted in some places, so we now can say the fall and soon to be winter is upon us. The annual wood cutting for the community saw around 40 people turn out to help, split, load and deliver the much-needed wood to those in the community who can’t get out to get it themselves. Our appreciation goes out to all those who brought chain saws and wood splitters; Ginger, for the use of her property; Bonnie Olmstead, for the great lunch; the wood suppliers; Brodie Robinett for hauling the wood; and Tom and Cheryl Cullin for the equipment and fuel.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Mystery Night is this weekend

A Fatima Rosary Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 13. Meet at St. Mary’s Church at noon. Those able to walk in procession will pray the rosary in procession outside. Those who find it difficult to walk will stay in the church and pray the rosary there. Save the Date: Nov 4 is the annual Assumption Parish Dinner and Bazaar! Tickets for the raffle are being sold now.

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Clearwater Valley News: Smiths clown around in China

The historic Kooskia Opera House Theater is on the market again after selling just a year ago to a private buyer. In 2017 a local group organized to raise money to buy the opera house, but did not raise enough funds in the time allotted by the previous owners. I haven’t heard if the group will try again. It’s a great facility with a second-floor performance space that has hosted many theatrical and musical performances throughout the years.

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Elk City News: Flu shots available Oct. 22

Docs from St. Mary’s Hospital will be up on Oct. 22. They will bring flu shots so if you want one call ahead, so you can get on the list. They would like an idea of how many to bring. Call them at 208-962-3267 for an appointment.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Summit’s Mystery Night will be Oct. 13

Happy October! The scenery is beautiful this time of year. So many variations of colors of green, red and yellow. Last week was county fair week at Nezperce. Our seven grandchildren did very well coming home with lots of blue ribbons for steers as well as crafts and other things that they made. We were very proud of all of them.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Robinett, Wisenor are top chili makers

October has arrived — fall is in full swing with the changing of the colors, the elk are bugling and many are still after the big fish in the rivers, and that means that on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. the Medical Relief and American Legion will be meeting at Ginger Welsh’s property to hold the annual wood-cutting for the community. We need wood splitters, trucks, and trailers to deliver the wood for the people in the community who cannot get out and get it for themselves. Last year we had great help and it only took four hours, so let’s make that happen again this year.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: U.S. Highway 12 project on hiatus until 2019

Breaking news: Highway 12 resurfacing project on hold until 2019, except maybe for turnouts. It snowed on Lolo Pass Sunday, so all surfacing stopped. They will be back. Got an e-mail from John Wolcott. Here’s what he said, “Hi Marie, I am a former Idaho ranch kid who lives in Astoria, Ore., now. We enjoy your column. The other tool in the picture [from last week’s column] is an emasculator used for castrating young bull calves.”

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


GEMS Jogathon: Bubbles And Colors

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization held its annual jog-a-thon to raise funds for various school projects. Students through fifth grade participated in the bubble run while those in grades six through eight participated in the color run. People from throughout the community sponsored the runners. Main T-shirt sponsor was Central Idaho Properties.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Art show set for this weekend

Quote of the week: “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers his teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” by Sydney Hook. Thank you, teachers, for all you do for our kiddos. Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Everyone 18 and older is invited to join the fun and help raise funds for the Senior Citizen Transit Bus. Come on down…we have lots of fun.

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Elk City: Wolves seen near town

In case you haven’t heard, wolves are being sighted very close to Elk City. Be careful when out in the great outdoors whether hunting or just enjoying a walk in the woods. If you see one, note it on the “Wolf Sighting” lists that are posted at the Post Office, the Elk City Hotel, or Elk Creek Café.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Old-Time Fiddlers at Hoot’s this weekend

Quote of the week: “Pull people into your peace; Do not let them pull you into their storm.” The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers State Jam Session is this weekend, Sept. 28 and 29, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. There will be someone playing a tune somewhere in that building both days as well as most of the night. Come on out and join in the fun. You are welcome to sit and listen, tap your toes, or join in on the dancing.

September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: American Freedom Defense open house set for this Saturday in Greencreek

It froze last week in certain parts of the county, namely my garden. The trees are getting pretty with their mixture of yellow, red and green leaves. It is once again that time of year when the Center For Discovery and Prairie Elementary School are having their annual cookie dough sale. Cookies are $17 a box for three-dozen preformed cookies. If you don’t get asked by any Prairie students, give Erin Shears a call or text at 208-816-0202 and she will gladly take your order. The money raised will go to support Prairie Elementary School and the Center For Discovery.

September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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