State GOP candidates stump at Lincoln Day event

“2018 will be the biggest election for Idaho in a generation,” stated Jonathan Parker, new chair for the Idaho Republican Party. He – along with candidates for state and federal offices — addressed around 250 attendees last Friday night, March 9, at the Lincoln Day Dinner. This year’s event, held at the Greencreek Community Hall, was jointly sponsored by the Idaho and Lewis county Republican central committees.

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Council reviews options to fix sinking Main Street brick strip

In the nearly two decades since the decorative brick strip was installed along Grangeville’s Main Street, its care and maintenance has been – at best — very little, but more often on the slim to none side. As a result, bricks are obscured with dirt, overgrown with weeds in places, and sunken below grade for long stretches. Twice in past years, the issue has come before the city council’s attention, with no action. Could the third time be a charm?

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Trustees attend ‘Day on the Hill’ to discuss education issues

School board members from across the state recently participated in the Idaho School Boards Association’s Day on the Hill in Boise. ISBA’s Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education. It also provides attendees time with colleagues from around the state to visit and share information and network.

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Hungry Ridge Restoration Project advances to alternatives

A public meeting has been scheduled April 11 regarding a draft environmental impact statement proposing timber harvest 17 miles southeast of Grangeville. According to the document released March 9, known as the Hungry Ridge Restoration Project DEIS, the work would “restore a more diverse and resilient forest structure, with a range of age clases, size classes, habitat complexity and disturbance patterns that more closely emulate the results of natural disturbance.”

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Bathrooms at square? Save your money

Last week the city council got to the bottom of what it would take to put in bathrooms at Heritage Square. For now, it’s not their number one priority. Continuing a discussion topic from last year, the Grangeville City Council last Monday, March 5, heard from public works on cost estimates, placement and continued maintenance for a public restroom.

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GHS Music Nite Auction

The Grangeville Music Nite Auction and Dinner was held Saturday, March 10, at Grangeville High School. Choirs and bands sixth through 12th grade performed at the event.

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Kamiah gains levy support; MVSD squeaks by

After years of failed levy attempts, Kamiah Joint School District 304 patrons said “yes.” Voters in Kamiah decided on a $500,000 request Tuesday, March 13, with 57 percent of voters giving the nod to schools. In addition, Mountain View School District 244 also approved its levy, the largest ever. The $3,090,048 request passed with 53 percent saying yes. The levies are passed on simple majority.

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Risch recognizes AWS as Small Business of the Month

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has named Advanced Welding and Steel (AWS) of Grangeville, as the “Small Business of the Month” for February 2018. AWS will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the Senate.

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It's Your Business: Benefit dinner set for Meissner; Asker’s wins chili contest

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to help offset medical expenses for Cash and Carry employee Elaine Swanstrom Meissner has been set for Friday, March 16. The dinner will be held at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, 108 Truck Route. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the dinner served from 6-8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Elaine has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and will need to undergo chemotherapy, radiation and a hysterectomy. An account has been set up at Umpqua Bank in Elaine’s name.

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