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Music Makers

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Battle of the Books: Students take reading to a whole new level

Fourth and fifth graders battled it out at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in May. It wasn’t a typical battle but a battle of wits and skill … it was the “Battle of the Books.” “We have been very excited to be able to offer this program this year, thanks to a grant from Grangeville Community Foundation,” said GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson.

Kooskia Library sets variety of events

The Kooskia Library has a variety of events and programs scheduled. A book sale is set for June 11, starting 8 a.m., at the Kooskia Community Center. Used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks, 25 cents. At 11a.m., the $1 bag sale starts. To donate books, drop them off at the library. No magazines. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.

LCSC announces spring honor roll

A total of 839 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester, LCSC administrators announced on Tuesday. Among the honorees, 420 made the president’s list while 419 were named to the dean’s list.

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Senior Showcase

Grangeville High School senior Hailey Uhlenkott performs her final dance for Shirley’s Dance Studio May 14 at GHS. Uhlenkott has danced for teacher Shirley Sears since preschool. She has served as Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie for the past year. She will graduate this Friday.

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Eddie The Eagle Visits GEMS

Eddie the Eagle visited GEMS last Monday afternoon to make the students aware of gun safety. Chris Williams from the police department presented with Eddie. The Grangeville police department and GEMS sponsored this event.

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Nafziger retires from teaching after 32 years

The end of the 2015-16 school year will be the beginning of a new chapter for social studies teacher Betty Nafziger. After 32 years working with students and staff in our school district, Nafziger is retiring.

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Homeschool Graduates

The Prairie Home Educators together with the Valley Home Educators present the class of 2016. Graduation will take place Saturday, May 21.

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Greenhouse Goodies For Sale

The Grangeville High School Bulldog Greenhouse is now open. The GHS botany class has a variety of plants for sale including eight varieties of tomatoes and 10 varieties of flowers, peppers, cucumbers, beans, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon.

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GHS to honor top four academic students

Grangeville High School will honor its top four students as it celebrates graduation Friday, May 27, 7 p.m. Co-valedictorians are Darby Finnegan, Emily Kaschmitter and Lily Willig, and salutatorian is Colton Cervantes.

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Gutzman, Coons at top of CVHS class of 2016

Clearwater Valley High School will hold its graduation ceremony Friday, May 27, 5 p.m. Among those honored will be valedictorian Shalynn Gutzman and salutatorian Tanner Coons.

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CVES kids learn hands-on fire safety at camp

Clearwater Valley Elementary 4th and 5th grade students spent last Wednesday, May 11, at the O’Hara campground on the Selway River. This educational event was organized by Courtney Couch of the USFS in cooperation with the Department of Lands.

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Community Briefs - May 18, 2016

Congratulations are in order for the Grangeville Elementary Middle School 7/8 middle school band who recently won first place at the Music in the Parks Silverwood Festival. Seventy-two students traveled to Coeur d’Alene High School to compete against schools from Canada, Washington, Oregon and Montana. The school competed in the small middle school division, earning first place. The band is under the direction of Kathy Stefani.

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It’s All Right

Rian Wilson sings a solo in the song “It’s All Right” in Grangeville High School’s Concert Choir spring concert Thursday, May 4.

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Murder by Indecision: Summit kids put on murder mystery spoof

Murder, mayhem and lost memories, oh, my! Age has caught up with world-renown mystery writer, Agatha Crispy, and – while talking to her trusty typewriter – she tries to battle the senility and pound out a new murder manuscript


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