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Prairie Powderpuff Players

Josie Peery, junior at Prairie High School, makes a play for the goal line during the Powderpuff game Sept. 5 in Cottonwood. The junior/senior girls toppled the senior/freshmen girls 12-2.

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GHS Royalty

Grangeville High School seniors Katrina Frei and Luke Stokes were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime of the football game Friday night, Oct. 7.

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McDaniel takes job as SPPS principal

There’s a new face at Sts. Peter and Paul School (SPPS), but she’s definitely not a new face in Catholic education. SPPS welcomed Leslie McDaniel, 72, as its new principal this year. She is also teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies and science.

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Star Spangled Fun

Grangeville High School celebrated its homecoming week Oct. 3-7 with a variety of activities and dress-up days. Here, senior Rachel Kelley was full of spirit on Thursday, Oct. 6, skit day, with the “Star Spangled Seniors” theme.

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Jogging For Dollars

Grangeville Elementary School PTA was host to its annul Jogathon fund-raiser event for grades kindergarten through eighth Friday, Sept. 30.

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Blackmer places in speech competition: GHS student  travels to Oklahoma for national event

“I was definitely nervous,” smiled Grangeville High School senior Nicole Blackmer. Blackmer, 17, attended an American Quarter Horse Association show in Oklahoma City in August. Two years ago, a placing at a state 4-H contest team demonstration with Paige Lindsley allowed her to qualify to go to a contest in Oklahoma.

Homecoming events set at Grangeville, Cottonwood

- GRANGEVILLE – Are you seeing pink? Don’t worry, it’s just homecoming week at Grangeville High School and today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, is “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” day. - COTTONWOOD – Prairie Junior Senior High School will celebrate its homecoming festivities this week. Today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, is spirit day. Everyone is encouraged to dress in school colors. The powder puff football game is set for 6 p.m. on the football field.

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Flamingo Fun Run 2016: Kelley takes on fun run event as senior project Register by Sept. 28 for T-shirt

“It takes a lot of organization, and I have really learned so much through the whole process so far,” said Grangeville High School senior Rachel Kelley. Kelley has taken on the third annual Flamingo Fun Run as her senior project. The run is on tap for Saturday, Oct. 8, during Grangeville’s Oktoberfest celebration.

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Engledow, Riener honored by Nez Perce, STEP program

Kamiah Joint School District 304 staff joined with Lapwai staff and representatives from several American Indian tribes across the country to attend the summer Native Education Research Summit at Joseph, Ore., Aug. 15 and 16. The two schools educate the majority of Nez Perce children in the world, and both schools have staff that, with the Nez Perce Education department and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE), from the Nez Perce State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP).

Community Briefs: Sept. 14, 2016

The Third Annual Flamingo Fun Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. The 5k run will start at Umpqua Bank. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for those 10 and younger and includes a T-shirt. To register and receive a T-shirt, deadline is Sept. 28. Go to Forms are also available at Grangeville area merchants. Those who wish to run the day of the event without a T-shirt can register that morning.

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Cottonwood graduates well-prepared for move to university life

Preparing for the transition to college from high school can be intimidating. But with the help of family and friends, and thoughtful planning, the move can be a bit easier.

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Elk City Scholarship Winners

The Elk City VFW Auxiliary Post No. 8311 gave $25 scholarships to several members of the Elk City 4-H Club. Pictured are (L-R) treasurer Nancy Smart, 4-H members Kathryn Merten, Sarah Merten and Jessica Boyd, and president Cocoa Anderson.

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'Buddies' offer incentive for young readers

What’s small and brown, wears a tiny blue T-shirt and makes kids want to read? It’s a Reading Buddy, of course.

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GHS grad helps turn plastic waste into uniforms

SEATTLE, Wash. — 1997 Grangeville High School graduate Jonna Bell is helping change the world, one plastic water bottle at a time. Bell is one of the founding partners of Nube9, a company that recycles plastic into athletic uniforms.

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First-Day Help

Gabe Severns gets assistance from his mom, Dione Severns, in signing his name on the first day of school at Prairie Elementary School Monday, Aug. 22. Gabe is a kindergarten student in the Cottonwood School District. Monday was the first day of school for Cottonwood schools.



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