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Trio Keeps Grangeville Veterans' Center Lively

Taco Thursday at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center brings in not only a crowd for tacos, but also a group of musicians to keep the atmosphere lively. Pictured here on Feb. 8 are (L-R) John Purdy, Ginny Cash and Marian Wikoff. Not pictured is Bob Wikoff.

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Mood inviting to sell on public property

Selling knives, fresh produce, a hot sandwich? City code hasn’t changed but rather a clarification in procedure that may ease the way for vendors to set up temporary trailers within city limits to sell their wares.

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‘Downward spiral’ if levy does not pass says Supt. Scheibe

“I know it’s not the best system to have property taxes bear the brunt of education costs – but what other options do we have?” questioned Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marcus Scheibe. MVSD will go to the polls March 13 to request a $3,090,048 levy.

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Absentee voting under way

Voting is under way for both the Mountain View and Kamiah school district’s levy elections. Last Friday, Feb. 9, the Idaho County Elections Office began sending mail-out absentee ballots to voters. On Monday, Feb. 12, absentee voting opened at the Idaho County Courthouse, which continues through March 9.

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NRA Fund-raiser For Education Programs

The Grangeville Elks Lodge saw a full house last Friday night, Feb. 9, for the annual Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA Banquet. Funds raised from the event go toward state and national education programs, none to political causes. Past local programs supported include “Women on Target” and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office shooting safety clinic.

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$17M in improvements coming to US12 starting this spring

Construction may begin as early as April on U.S. Highway 12 that will undergo a $17 million transformation to revitalize aging infrastructure and improve safety throughout the corridor. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, more than 50 miles of the highway between Lowell and the Idaho-Montana border will be repaved, and two bridges—over Maggie and Fish creeks—will be replaced. “We are excited to have this opportunity to improve the corridor,” said Joe Schacher, ITD manager for the improvements.

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McGeachin talks politics on campaign stop - ‘We can do a much better job; the people of Idaho know better...’

Filings open in two weeks for elections that begin with the May 15 primary. Many candidates for state office have been campaigning for months, including Idaho Falls resident Janice McGeachin, who is looking toward the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. “I’m a true conservative, and I have a voting record that proves it,” McGeachin said during a campaign stop in Grangeville last Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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Sexual assault kits: 2017 ISP report: No backlog for county law enforcement agencies

No backlog is reported for Idaho County law enforcement agencies in submitting sexual assault kits, according to a state report released last month. However, agencies statewide are missing the mandated month time to submit kits, showing some legislative change may be needed to the law that better fits with the process and complexity involved in these cases.

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Traffic stop ends in felony firearm, DUI charges

A Feb. 23 preliminary hearing is set for a Kamiah woman, arraigned Monday on felony charges resulting from a Friday night traffic stop in Kooskia. Tonna Funderburg, 45, is charged with felony DUI and unlawful possession of a firearm, along with additional misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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Idaho ranked 8th best state in which to retire

Luckily for our readers, Idaho is ranked 8th in “best states to retire.” This is based on a list compiled by the on-line site WalletHub (2018), which compared the 50 states across 41 key indicators of retirement-friendliness. Their analysis examines affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life.

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Inmates in ag bill passes House committee

While the committee ultimately voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill, S1208 did generate concern about the wages paid to inmate workers and their insurance coverage. “These (people) are working a long, hard, eight-hour day… so are you going to pay them more?” asked Rep. Ryan Kerby, R-New Plymouth.

February 9, 2018 4:56 p.m. read more..

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