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Three to vie for Idaho County Fair Queen; crowning set for Aug. 18

Three local young ladies will vie for the position of Idaho County Fair Queen 2018. The new queen will be crowned at the fair Friday evening, Aug. 18. Rachel Chmelik, Emma Gehring and Sierah Poxleitner make up the royalty court candidates for the coming year’s fair.

Local University of Idaho spring graduates named

MOSCOW – The University of Idaho recently named its 2017 spring graduates. Among those listed for Idaho County and the surrounding Free Press coverage area include the following:

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‘And The [GHS] Class Of ’57 Had It All’

Grangeville High School’s class of 1957 celebrated its 60th class reunion during Border Days. The class got together for a photo.

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ICR Honors Payne

Janie Fluharty, steering committee president of Idaho County Recycling (left) presented Matt Payne with a high school senior appreciation scholarship for outstanding volunteerism. For many years Matt has been a volunteer at the Grangeville recycling site.

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1978 GHS grad has never missed an egg toss

For Kim Cash Hulla of Missoula, Mont., there is no question as to where she will be July 4 each year. “I don’t miss Border Days,” she smiled. And, no wonder. The Super Egg Toss was the brain-child of her father, Gary Cash and longtime friend Jack Marek.

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Greencreek, Idaho: Tiny town comes alive for annual Fourth of July celebration

The sleepy little town of Greencreek, Idaho, located 5.5 miles east of Cottonwood, is home to local farmers, an auto body shop and longtime families.

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Idaho STEM deploys drones to schools, libraries

The Idaho STEM Action Center recently awarded more than $147,000 in grants to equip 22 schools and libraries throughout the Gem State with drones, including three sites in North Central Idaho.

U of I announces dean’s list

Area students have been named to the University of Idaho 2017 spring dean’s list. To be included, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. Spring 2017 semester ended May 12

MVSD 244 searches for a superintendent

Stokes out due to medical issues

Mountain View School District 244 is on the search for a new superintendent. “I’ve been having some serious health issues,” said Kent Stokes, who has served as the school district’s superintendent since 2013.

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Cornerstone expands, Hauger joins teaching staff

Longtime medical issues may have caused Kristin Hauger to resign her teaching post at Grangeville Elementary Middle School; however, she said it was the hand of God that made her make that final decision.

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Fourth fun set for Kooskia

Tuesday, July 4, Kooskia will be hopping with Fourth of July fun.

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Sickels to run Shiznits booth as part of culinary degree

“We are happy to have him here – he’s been great help, and we are excited to give him this experience,” said Sheila Arnzen. Arnzen spoke about Justin Sickels, 2016 Grangeville High School graduate, who will be running a Shiznits food booth downtown during Border Days.

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Finnegan earns WWU undergrad scholarship

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University student Darby Lynn Finnegan, child of Pat and Naomi Finnegan of Grangeville, has received the $1,000 WWU Alumni Association Scholarship for Undergraduate Students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Day camp offers variety of classes

Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held Wednesday, June 21, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. 4-H members participated in games and workshops throughout the afternoon. Workshops were led by community volunteers and 4-H leaders assisted by Idaho County 4-H Ambassadors Bailie Gehring, Rachel Kelley, Mitchell Nuxoll, Kortney Sims and Laina Sonnen. Workshops included:

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Berdoys; Boys honored on June 4

On June 4, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Blaze and Tate Berdoy, sons of Brad and Lesa Berdoy.



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