July 19, 2017
Nineteen-year-old Emily Kaschmitter knew she needed a summer job that paid well. What she didn’t know is that this thought would lead her on the path to entrepreneurship. The soon-to-be college sophomore, who graduated in 2016 from Grangeville High School, is used to working.
United Country Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services has a new face, but it’s a familiar one for the area. Brandy Schwab has joined the business as a real estate agent.
Back to school immunization clinics are set for your local public health departments. Make an appointment now. In Grangeville, come in July 24, Aug. 10, 15, 16 or 22. Call 983-2842. In Kamiah, clinics are July 26 and Aug. 7, 9 and 30. Call 935-2124.
Free Press / David Rauzi Kooskia celebrated July 4 with activities, food and then fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School Tuesday, July 4. The event was sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU). Here, FNCU mascot, Scorchy the Torch, holds a hand out to make a new friend with one of the kids who attended the July 4 event. See www.idahocountyfreepress.com for video. Free Press / Andrew Ottoson Rocky Taylor was the winner of the recent Lucky Star Satellite promotion. He is pictured here (left) with Troy Benefield, Jr., and Troy Sr., at Lucky Star. Rocky Taylor was the winner of the recent Lucky Star Satellite promotion. He is pictured here (left) with Troy Benefield, Jr., and Troy Sr., at Lucky Star.
District/Magistrate Courts - Idaho County
Dispatch Log, July 10-16
New board members are in place, and Syringa Hospital’s guiding force is continuing its quest for a new CEO as well as nailing down its formal affiliation with Kootenai Health.
Cottonwood’s city streets director reported on a looming crisis during the City Council meeting Monday, July 10. According to Jack Duman the culvert carrying Cottonwood Creek below a portion of downtown is rotted.
Mountain View School District 244’s Zone 5 is in need of a representative.
Several lightning-caused starts, detected July 14-16, on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts, are currently staffed, in mop-up status, or are being managed for resource benefits.
Organizers estimated several hundred people had attended the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club's 2017 Northwest Air Tour during the morning July 12 at the Idaho County Airport.
Recovery not yet possible
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is focusing on the river recovery of a Boise man after he failed to return home from a Riggins fishing trip July 1.
Area residents may notice the sound of a slight southern drawl when they walk into the United States Post Office in Grangeville. “Come on, I don’t have an accent – I think you all do,” laughed Jim Ward. Ward is the new postmaster, having been in Grangeville just less than two months now.