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Singh takes first at state BPA

Grangeville High School recently had four students travel to Boise to represent the school at this year’s State Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. Junior Amrit Singh was awarded first place in his event of Economic Research. He now has the opportunity to attend the National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. His event consisted of gathering information on contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy and then writing a seven-page research paper promoting which policy would be most effective for the current economic status.

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MVSD 244 $2.6M levy squeaks by

March 14 election: passes with 52 percent of vote

Voters in Mountain View School District 244 came out with a yes vote — just barely — in Tuesday’s March 14, $2,663,246 supplemental levy election.

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Six-week soccer clinic teaches kids skills

About 60 kids participated in a six-week soccer clinic at Sts. Peter and Paul School that finished last Saturday, March 11. The approximate hourlong sessions were put on by volunteers Patrick Gallagher and Joel Gomez.

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'Guys and Dolls' musical hits the stage this week at CVHS

What do you get when you pair a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary? What about a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but lawful?

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Locals attend Know Your Government 4-H conference

More than 160 Idaho 4-H members heard from the state’s top leaders during the annual Know Your Government Conference (KYG) in Boise February 18-20 during the Presidents Day holiday. The Idaho County 4-H Program sent three delegates this year. Idaho County 4-H Delegates included Elise Andrews, daughter of Sean and Rachel Andrews, Kooskia; Sam Smith, son of April Smith, Kooskia; and Clarissa Stevens, daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens, Grangeville.

Donations sought for CV ‘Safe and Sober’ night

The Clearwater Valley High School class of 2017 is seeking donations for its ‘Safe and Sober’ graduation celebration. Students and parents have been running concessions, selling food and hosting raffle drawings to raise money so far.

Honor Rolls: March 1, 2017

The University of Idaho has released the 2016 fall Dean’s List and graduate lists. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. Fall 2016 semester ended Dec. 16. Fall commencement was held on Dec. 10, 2016.

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Cottonwood News: Summit girls are ‘sporting’ at tourney

The snow is melting pretty fast except for the drifts or piles of snow that the tractors made. I wasn’t home the day the three- foot drift outside my kitchen window went away. The wheat fields seem to have survived the snow cover for two and one-half months. Cottonwood Ski Butte still has lots of snow so you still have a chance to go skiing and not have to travel a long distance.

Six go on to state contest for PTA Reflections

After placing first in the regional PTA Reflections contest, the projects of six Grangeville students are headed to state competition in Boise.

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Prairie’s team of three competes at Northwest Science Bowl

The Prairie Knowledge Bowl Team, consisting of students Garrett Crenshaw, Anthony Karel and Luis Samper Flores, participated in the Inland Northwest Science Bowl at Whitworth University in Spokane on Saturday, Feb. 18. Overall, Prairie placed 11 out of 21 teams.

STEM awards grants to GEMS, PTA

The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Action Center recently awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state — including $4,800 to Grangeville Elementary Middle School and the Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA.

CV ‘VEST Fest’ fund-raiser set for March 11

VEST (Valley Educational Support Team — InVESTing in School and Community) will host its second annual fun-raiser Saturday. March 11, at the Outpost/Opera House in Kooskia. The event starts at 6 p.m. with student performances. There will be a social and silent auction that will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner, catered by Stephanie Duclos, at 7 p.m.

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GHS’s fairy tale full of sass, laughs

In a land far away, a long, long time ago, there lived a group of fairy tale characters full of … sass. Attitude. Insolence. Arrogance.

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Thespian Troupe

More than 65 local children from Grangeville Elementary Middle School, Sts. Peter and Paul and homeschool participated in the annual Kids Klub sponsored “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race” performance Friday, Feb. 3, at GEMS. The Missoula Children’s Theatre performance is paid for by the Kids Klub and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Pictured here are part of the Thespian Troupe at dress rehearsal Friday afternoon.

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Kids Klub job helps Madden decide on career path

After an absence due to loss of funding for a few years, the AmeriCorps volunteer service program is again alive and well in Idaho. At Kids Klub, Inc., afterschool program, that has translated to Grangeville High School senior Alyssa Madden being the 22nd AmeriCorps volunteer for the organization. Madden has worked for Kids Klub since her sophomore year of high school as an employee, but applied for the AmeriCorps position in 2016.


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