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Christmas Past: Revisiting ‘Letters to Santa’ from 1977-2007

Each year as Christmas dawns, it’s a fun trip down memory lane to look back on past Santa letters that have appeared in the Free Press. In 1977, third graders wrote about the meaning of Christmas while second graders simply asked for items and chit-chatted. The most popular items asked for in Idaho County that year? In order of the number of times requested: Hot Wheels, train set, Stretch Armstrong, Barbie, Mouse Trap Game, Baby Alive, logger truck and a King Kong punching bag.

December 20, 2017 9:14 a.m. read more..


Cornerstone Christian Christmas Program

Cornerstone Christian Learning Center children held their school Christmas program, “A Visit from Jesus Christ,” at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Thursday, Dec. 14. Students are in preschool through grade two.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Singing Sheep at Sts. Peter & Paul School

Sts. Peter and Paul School in Grangeville held its Christmas program Dec. 14. Here, the day prior during dress rehearsal, (L-R) Harper Blewett, Bryden Pineda and Olivia Beckman sing a Christmas song as little sheep at the birth of Jesus.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


MVSD 244 has new phone app

Have you seen the new Mountain View School District 244 app? Go to your App or Google Play store and download MVSD 244’s app for free. Keep it on your phone screen for easy access to school news. It’s a great way to keep updated on what’s going on!

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Bruner honored in WWAMI program

A second-year University of Idaho medical student from Cottonwood is among those being honored Dec. 14 as future doctors in the WWAMI Medical Education Program transition to the clinical phase of their education.

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Holiday Happenings - Dec. 13, 2017

Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School’s Winter Concert is set for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the CVHS cafeteria. This will feature both bands and choirs in 6-12 grades playing and singing Christmas and holiday music.

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Grangeville High School Christmas & Winter Concert

Grangeville High School was host to its 2017 Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 7. The wind ensemble (band), Concert Choir and Varsity Blue Choir were all under the direction of music teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. (Top, L-R) seniors Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger entertain the crowd and (right) sophomore Trey Dreadfulwater sings in the finale performance.

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Community Briefs - Dec. 13, 2017

Winners were named in the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department raffle drawing: hope chest, Jonathon Moore; gun safe, Tiffany Thomason; fishing trip, Jenny Underwood; and area rug, Jill Seubert. Proceeds benefit operation of the GVFD Christmas Truck and other programs.

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Puckett wins grade-level holiday card contest

A joyful, wintry watercolor by Marsing Middle School student Drew Hanley will grace this year’s holiday cards from the Idaho State Department of Education. Grade-level winner for fourth grade was Kamiah Elementary School fourth grader, Emily Puckett. Artwork from all of the grade-level winners can be viewed on the State Department of Education website https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/.

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Lighting The Menorah At GEMS

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students in grades kindergarten through fifth performed for their annual Christmas & Winter Concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at GEMS. The groups are under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Carla Astle. Here, during a Hanukkah song, Ellissa Crowl helps her daughter, Caoimhe. (an Irish name pronounced like Kee-va.) light the Menorah. Caoimhe is a second grader in Mrs. Pfefferkorn’s class.

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Holiday Happenings - Dec. 6, 2017

Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

STEM Action Center grants awarded locally

More than $6,000 in Idaho STEM Action Center grants were awarded locally, the purpose for which is to advance science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Grangeville Centennial Library received $2,115 to host an “Intro to 3D Printing Design & Fabrication” workshop at both their facility and also at Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. Mountain View School District 244 received $2,419.78. The plan is to use the Amazon Fire 8 tablets for Khan Academy personalized instruction in a math remediation course designed to help struggling students in the pre-algebra through geometry course-work at the junior high and high school levels.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Blood drive set for Dec. 13

Grangeville High School’s Ethan Ormsby’s senior project is an American Red Cross blood drive at the Grangeville Armory Wednesday, Dec. 13, noon to 5 p.m.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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