Child tax credit bill heads to Senate

Idaho lawmakers passed one of the biggest tax cuts in years, but a last-minute proposal to tweak it is moving quickly through the legislative process. HB 675 cleared the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee on a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, March 20. The bill would modify the previously approved tax cut, HB 463, to include more tax relief for families.

March 21, 2018 10:41 a.m. read more..

Berg is new owner of Farmers’ Insurance Agency

Farmers’ Insurance in Grangeville is under new ownership. It even has a new mascot. Five-pound Gypsy, a purebred chihuahua, happily greets customers at the 112 Main Street office door with a sniff and some tail wags.

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‘Meet, Greet and Eat’ is March 25

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market is inviting all interested parties to the annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., at the Soltman Center, on West Main Street in Grangeville.

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Cottage on the Prairie accepting visitors

Are you in need of a weekend getaway? How about a place to house family members during the next reunion? Look no further than The Cottage on the Prairie (formerly Chateau by the Halfway Club). The Cottage is located behind Trestle Brewery in Ferdinand and offers two separate rooms and spacious living area. “I’m managing the pla

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It's Your Business: Social set for Monsebroten

If you don’t have Easter dinner plans for Sunday, April 1 (no foolin’!) stop by The Hangout in Cottonwood for a free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Schniders will serve ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans and strawberry shortcake.

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Walkout becomes awareness walk, ‘challenge’ to kids

The message at Grangeville High School Wednesday, March 14, was one of hope: Hope for change, an open dialogue and the skills to agree to disagree – but always listen. “When students came to me asking about becoming involved in the National School Walkout, I offered a challenge to them,” said GHS Principal Randall Miskin. “We got people together and decided what we wanted our participation to represent.”

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Girls Have Royal Time at Little Princess Tea

Living the fantasy for a day, 75 girls ages 4 to 4th grade attended the annual Little Princess Tea Party last Saturday, March 17, at Prairie Elementary School. Participants came in princess and party dresses, and enjoyed refreshments, games, crafts, and learning the basics in being royalty, including the parade wave. The event was presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.

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County commits to road repairs dating back to last year; still chasing fed funds

Two more major road repair projects out of those that date back to Spring 2017 went to bid earlier this month, with work at Ft. Misery won by Cook & Sons and work at Cottonwood Creek won by Crea Construction during the Idaho County Commission’s March 13 meeting. Both projects are eligible for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funding but the feds had not yet obligated the money for these projects, Idaho County disaster management manager Jerry Zumalt told the Free Press last week.

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