Family Dollar to open July 12

Trucks buzzing in and out, lights on at all hours. What’s going on at the former King’s Discount Store Building off US Highway 95 in Grangeville? “We’re moving in,” laughed David Marsey, Boise, district manager for Family Dollar.

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No charges planned following fatal crash

No charges will be filed following Sunday’s fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at Winchester that resulted in the death of a Lewis County man. Shawn J. Cody, 47, of Winchester, died at the scene.

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Riggins hosts top state officials for Capital for a Day event

“Unique as it is, it’s very informative for us,” said Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter, speaking about the Capital for a Day event to more than 50 people – Riggins’ residents, and state staff and employees combined – last Friday, May 18. As much as it provides a view of the needs and concerns in communities across the state who get to directly question Idaho’s top officials, “We also learn from you,” he said, and, as staff are able, take care of those issues raised. “Frankly, this is why these are so useful,” Otter said.

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Idaho Foodbank sees Idaho County numbers decreasing for the hungry

According to information released in May from The Idaho Foodbank, Idaho County’s current food insecurity rate is 14.9 percent (2,420 individuals) of its total population. For the state overall, Idaho’s food insecurity rate is 13.2 percent (221,800 individuals) of the total population. Idaho County hunger rates have declined steadily since 2012, according to study information released by Feeding America, when 19.5 percent (3,110) were food insecure, dropping 1.9 percent (280) the following year.

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Social services designee is an advocate for residents

Although Samantha Lovetere said she now loves her Idaho job, it wasn’t the reason she and her family moved to Idaho County. “We discovered Summit Academy, and that’s why we decided to move here, on faith,” she smiled. Lovetere and her husband, Josh, have three children, ages 10, 8 and 6. They moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Cottonwood in December 2017.

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Orofino school kitchen manager receives award

The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has named Jerrilyn Hernandez from Orofino Junior-Senior High School in Joint School District 171, ID, the 2018 Manager of the Year. Considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn, the award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.

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