Elk City News
Suzanne and Sonja are at it again! They must like to work hard or is it that they are committed and believe in their mission – seeing that the VFW Post has incoming funds with which to work. They are putting on a fund-raising dinner for St. Patrick’s Day on March 15. When you attend you will not only be helping out the Post but will be treated to a dinner of traditional corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, bread and dessert. Donations accepted for the meal. RSVP at 842-2392.
It’s time for prom and your daughter doesn’t have a dress to wear. What do you do? Thanks to a group of local volunteers, a solution to this problem is becoming a lot easier than a trip to Spokane or Boise. The Princess Project is an international program that has expanded into Idaho. It is open to all teen girls from the area including Orofino, Weippe, Pierce, Kamiah, Kooskia, Stites, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Nezperce, Winchester, Craigmont and Greencreek. Local people donate previously owned formal dresses which are then given to local girls for proms and other formal dances.
Kooskia, Kamiah News
Idaho absentee voting applications are available on-line. If you are a registered voter in Idaho, your can access an absentee ballot on-line at www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm , click on “voter registration and information,” then on “absentee ballot.” Print your ballot, fill it out and submit to the appropriate site. Ballot application must be requested at least six days before the election and must be delivered by mail or in person to: Idaho voters, Idaho County Elections 320 West Main St, Rm 5, Grangeville, ID 83530 or Lewis County, Lewis County Courthouse, 510 Oak St., Nezperce, ID 83543. Absentee ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day. Be sure and vote either in person or by absentee. You can’t be heard if you don’t vote.
The winners for Prairie Elementary/Jr. High spelling bee are Garrett Crenshaw, first place, and Brylee Wood, second place. Garrett will now compete in the regional spelling bee in Lewiston on March 8. Way to go! Congratulations to the Lady Pirates basketball team who are 1A Division I State Champions. We are so proud of you. Good luck to the Summit Academy boys’ basketball team who are off to state.
White Bird News
We got a little more snow last week and it brought a few laughs for me and my friends. There’s a group of people who live around Cottonwood, who come down here for church every Saturday. After church they always bless me with their presence at Canyon House. We were sitting around the table looking out the window and watching the wind blow the snow up! Those prairie folks thought it was pretty funny, that when you’re at the bottom, everything goes up from here!
Spring ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday, March 8, as Sunday, March 9, begins Daylight Savings Time. If you get somewhere an hour ahead of time, you will know you forgot to set your clocks!
Lowell, Syringa News
Lowell and Syringa, just up the highway from Kooskia, on the banks of the Lochsa and Clearwater Rivers, first week in March, this ace reporter decided nothing was coming in as far as news, so go on out after it. Friday, put on my boots, gloves, scarf, hat, jacket and ski pants, up the Selway River I walked. No trucks, no fellow walkers, no snowmobiles, not even a jogger. Spotted four turkeys and about 25 geese. Saturday, same routine, only it’s raining so took umbrella, same four turkeys and some cougar tracks, no sign of the geese. Sunday, and this time it’s snowing to beat the band, the wind is blowing and it’s a whiteout. No other living human being out and about, no turkeys, no geese, and the cougar must have been heading out of town, no more tracks. Even a cougar sighting or attack would have given me a reason to get up the next day. But nothing, I was “one with the earth,” and the earth was frozen and cold as well as this reporter, I mean ace reporter.
A Look at the History of Idaho County.
Grangeville High School graduate Leah (McCulley) Steinbruecker is pictured here with her grandmother, Doris Bowman (holding her great-granddaughter Jovie Ann Steinbruecker and her mother, Laura Smith. The photo was taken at Leah’s Grandpa Glenn Bowman’s 88th birthday party at Laura’s home Feb. 22.
White Bird News
Not only do I have news to report this week, but I have the best news that has come to this draw in years! Here it is.
Lowell, Syringa News
So this morning I got up to no Internet, no news because no TV, the telephone is out, and even my coffeemaker didn’t work, my truck is buried in snow (slash slush), my boots are still wet from yesterday’s digging out, and I can’t find my cat. Highway 12 is closed again due to landslides, and the guy plowed the Selway road about 7 a.m. We do have electricity, thank goodness, and the school bus showed up at exactly the right time, so life goes on in Lowell.
Congratulations to Salmon River High School science teacher, Mrs. Sarah Walters, for being selected to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholar’s mentorship program. This is the second selection for Mrs. Walters in three years. She will be a mentor in the Moscow area. Way to represent science and Salmon River area!
Mega Kudos to the Summit Academy boys’ basketball team. They have been named Academic State Champions for 1-A, Division II. They had a team grade point average of 3.550. The award will be presented at the state basketball tournament in Caldwell.
Elk City News
The Baptist Church will be having its winter revival, March 9-11. Sunday, March 9, services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11, they will be at 6 p.m. The evangelist will be Wendell Schrock, currently attending Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife, Dawn, will accompany him on the trip. Wendell is a pilot, an auctioneer and former police officer.
A look at the History of Idaho County