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Vote for ‘Best of Idaho County’

Nominations began Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, for The Best of Idaho County. Visit www.idahocountyfreepress.com/bestof/ to nominate your favorites for places and events, food & drink, businesses, people, government, medical, entertainment and overall. If you bought an ad in the 2018 Get Acquainted, then congratulations, you’ve been nominated! Voting begins Feb. 26. May the best win!

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Missoula Children’s Theater: ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

More than 60 local kids performed in the Friday, Feb. 9, Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) production of Gulliver’s Travels. The event was sponsored by Kids Klub, Inc., with support from Dr. Matthew and Katie Told, Up Front Construction and Grangeville Community Foundation. Super 8 Motel was host to the actors and accompanist was Carla Astle. (Top) Aliens of Lilliput and Aliens of Bleffusca (L-R) Autumn Long, Noah Rodriguez and Samantha Spencer get along; (Left) Jefferson Good is the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta; and (right) Yahoos Payje Sickels and Abigayle Phillips listen for instruction.

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Elk City News: Snowmobile Club sets weekend events

The Nitz family would like to thank the community, both far and near, for the honor paid to Betty Nitz through your physical presence, letters, and poems in support of the family. The Baptist church was overflowing with friends and family numbering more than 100-120 people. They would also like to thank everyone for the delicious food served after the memorial service. The community will certainly miss her.

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Lowell / Syringa News: All is quiet on the Lowell-Syringa front

No writing about weather, just look out the window. No writing about hunting, nothing getting hunted. No writing about parties or meetings, that was zero at last count. Highway 12 is quiet, no Lifeflight this week in Lowell, not even a request for help with a flat tire out in front of my office, which usually happens once a week.

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Cottonwood News: Keuterville parish dinner is Feb. 25

American Freedom Defense will be offering one-day courses for firearms training soon. Classes will be held in Riggins and Greencreek. March 3 will be the training for Enhanced CWP 1 for $100. March 10 is the Handgun 2 training at a cost of $125. April 15 is a training for women’s beginner which costs $25. To register for these classes or information go to amfreedomdefense.org. Jim Gorges is the person in charge and you can contact him at amdefense@gmail.com or 208-935-5734. Gorges has built a new firing range at his home in Greencreek. He is very knowledgeable in handling guns and has been an instructor for 12 years. He is the undersheriff for Idaho County.

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White Bird News: New officers elected to WB chamber board

Here it is the middle of the month already, and as this writing is coming out. I hope everyone did something a little extra special for their Valentine this year. Even if you didn’t have someone special, I hope you wished everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. I didn’t receive the results of the Fireman’s Ball, but will have that for you next week. The only meetings for this next week is the WBARD on the 12th at 7 p.m. This is opened to the public so go check them out and see what they have to offer. The other meeting is the city council on the 14th at 6 p.m. They have a lot of information to be discussed, so plan to attend.

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Riggins News: Catherman honored as volunteer fireman; fishing continues

My quote for the week is “Look for Love. Love is all around you. Love. Pass love around.” uknown. Happy, happy Valentine’s Day to you! What a beautiful day to tell someone or many loved ones that you love them…and not just today, but every day day of the year. I am happy to report that school children still love to give and receive Valentines in their Valentine boxes. Dr. Seuss, a favorite author of many kids of all ages, author of more than 60 children’s books, and ninth-best selling fiction author of all time, approximately 500 million copies sold, will once again be honored and celebrated this Friday March 2. Whether it is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” or “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham” or “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”, or “On Beyond Zebra”, get out your favorite Dr. Seuss book and read it to a child, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or to yourself.

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Clearwater Valley: Art show, BrewFest liven up week in Kamiah

Last Tuesday night the Muse Media February art opening was the place to be in Kamiah! Lauren Paterson, artist and Muse Media owner, welcomed a diverse group of artists with the theme What Does Equality Mean to You? An interesting mix of people came by to enjoy the varied art pieces and to mingle, snack and meet the artists. Ashlei Ryan was on hand with a display about YWCA’s local programs to support women and to answer questions. Cameron and Amelia provided some fun live music with guitar, drumming and vocals. Maylei Ryan, at age 5 the youngest artist featured in the show, painted a colorful piece almost as tall as she is. The show will be up for the month of February at Muse Media (410 Main Street, Kamiah). Artwork is for sale and 25 percent of the sales price will go to support the YWCA. We had fun at the Febrewary Brewfest in Kamiah on Saturday seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. This chamber of commerce event featured local and regional craft beers and hard ciders. Lots of good brews, got to sample five, five-ounce drinks. It’s great to see the Chamber recognizing the craft brewing culture that is developing in our area with beer:30 taproom owner Brian Brokop leading the event. Local band the Syndicats entertained in the afternoon until the auction started.

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Everson to present on tunnel system ‘hoop houses’

Local gardeners, are you tired of long winters and short summers? Those tomatoes and watermelons aren’t ripening quickly enough? Would you like to extend your growing season? Set aside some time for this Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will sponsor a presentation by Jared Everson on “High Tunnels, more commonly referred to locally as “hoop houses.”

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


GHS band partners with Shiznits

The Grangeville High School Band will be doing breakfast at the Shiznits trailer on Sunday, Feb. 11, as a fund-raiser for the upcoming Disneyland trip. For $10, customers will get hashbrowns/gravy, eggs, pancakes, sausage links and orange juice or coffee, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. delivered or pick up at the trailer. Call 208 983 8045.

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Clearwater Valley News: Brewfest on tap for this weekend

Last Tuesday, the women of Rose Wellness Center gathered at the Center for the full moon to honor the life of Julie Rose Wells. The group, led by Stacy McCusker, shared an evening of yoga, meditation and prayer. We also shared stories and poems about our unique friend Julie and the joy she brought to our lives and the Kooskia community. Her openness to people and acceptance of different ideas continues to inspire us. We enjoyed a potluck and fellowship afterwards.

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Riggins News: EMTS desperately needed in Riggins

My quote for the week is “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take seconds to say, but for that person, it could last a lifetime.” Bingo night and chili feed combo is tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Riggins Community Center. The chili feed begins at 5 p.m., for everyone; Bingo at 6:30 for those 18 and older.The package deal is $10 per person which includes chili and two Bingo cards … or for those who would just like to have chili it is $5…for those who choose to just play Bingo it is $5. You win money prizes at Riggins Bingo! Get over and support our Senior Citizen Program and have a fun evening.

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White Bird News: Valentine prime rib available at Red’s

Here we are a week away from Valentine’s Day…have you been thinking of something for that special one or are you stumped? Check out Canyon House as they have some really nice items or unique ones for your special person. Then on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hoot’s Café, starts the dinner (charge is separate) and the fireman’s ball, with all proceeds going to the volunteer fire departments around the area. All the fun begins at 5 p.m., with a $5 raffle at the door with Dave, Joaquin and Verna playing all your favorites to dance to. Auctions and the Rebekah Sweetheart basket will be held throughout the evening. White Bird now has a fresh crew for the volunteer fire department. Congratulations!

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Cottonwood News: Blood drive nears goal; preschool seeks help

The blood drive last week came close to their goal. They collected 66 of the 73 pints hoped for. The next drive will be April 10. Mega kudos to all the generous people who gave blood. How about you? There is always a need so consider giving next time. Call Brenda at St. Mary’s Hospital to make an appointment — 208-962-3251.

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Lowelll / Syringa News: Rivers are a-rising; snow is falling at Lolo Pass

It rained for Groundhog Day, it rained for the Super Bowl (best one ever), it rained so hard the Mighty Lochsa River came up to 10,000 CFS and the remote Selway River is at 15,000 CFS. It rained on the steelhead fishermen, it rained on the cougar hunters, it rained on the college students going to Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Lolo pass got 15 inches of new snow.

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