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Higgins wins oratorical contest

Joseph (Joey) Higgins won the American Legion Post No. 37 competition for the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest.”

Districts say ‘Yes’ on school levies

“Yes” was the word for local school district patrons Tuesday, March 11, when it came to education levies and improvements.

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Fire Dance

Fire science education for youth merged with the performing arts when the University of Montana CoMotion Dance Project performed Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Performance at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia Monday, March 10.

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Historian gives presentation on 16th president

President Lincoln’s Idaho connection focus for talk

“Did you know Abraham Lincoln’s wife was in deep depression? Did you know he was on a suicide watch for what, at the time, was identified as ‘melancholia?’” Garry Bush asked the Grangeville High School student body.

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Know Your Government

Idaho County 4-H Know Your Government participants

Teacher mini-grants available

Idaho Farm Bureau has teacher mini grants available for projects they would be otherwise unable to complete. This grant is aimed at the teacher to help with ag-related materials for the classroom. Applications must be submitted by March 15. For information or an application form contact Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327 or

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Local band explores history, transportation with students

School children had the chance to learn about transportation through music when the band Buffalo Hump Syndicate put on the program “Americans on the Move.”

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Kids Keep Grades Up

Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth and fifth graders from the IKUG (“I Keep Up Grades”) group are pictured here. These are students who have 3.75 GPA or above. Many students in grades four through eight at GEMS were recipients of IKUG and IBUG (“I Brought Up Grades”) awards.

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Someday My Prince Will Come ... : Missoula Children’s Theater’s “Cinderella”

The Kids Klub sponsored production of Missoula Children’s Theater’s “Cinderella” was held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Friday, Feb. 14, with more than 60 public, home and private schooled students in grades kindergarten through eighth participating in the evening performance.

Higgins, Uhlenkott head to state for BPA contest

State of Idaho conference set for March 6-8

Grangeville High School’s Business Professionals of America fared well at recent regional competition. The event was held at the Lewis-Clark State College campus Jan. 24.

Local students win art contest

Reception set for May

Twenty students have been selected as winners of the Fifth Annual Grangeville Arts and Syringa Hospital Foundation “Get Moving” art contest for students kindergarten through fifth grade. This is an initiative designed to promote the advancement of healthy choices by encouraging children to develop exercise habits.

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‘Cinderella’ set for Feb. 14: MCT to present play featuring local kids

A pumpkin coach, prince charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a fairy godmother this Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. at Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s multipurpose room, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 60 local students present an original musical adaptation of Cinderella.

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GHS to present ‘Surviving Reality’

Play set for Feb. 6, 7, 8

What do you get when a Park Avenue family and a poor hillbilly family are thrown together to live in the same home? A comedy that pits the wealthy against the uneducated and brings laughs to audience and cast members alike.

Local girls win in essay contest

Morgan Howard of Nezperce High School was awarded first place and Rebekah Bruner third place in the Daughters of the American Revolution 2013-14 Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Alice Whitman chapter out of Lewiston/Clarkston.

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Girls collect pennies for Cancer Resource Center

“I just wanted to do something to help someone,” said seventh grader Madison Adams.