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Bolan is new Ferdinand veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Bolan’s parents may have never expected their daughter to end up in Idaho, but that dream was in her head long ago. “I always wanted to live in the mountains,” she smiled. Bolan is the newest member of the Ferdinand Veterinary Clinic.

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Beckman joins GHR as administrator

A familiar face has taken over at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Ryan Beckman is the facility’s new administrator. “I grew up in these halls, running around here when my parents worked here,” he smiled. He is the son of Bob and Betty Beckman of Grangeville.

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It's Your Business: The Habit offers ‘Coffee & Canvas’ class

Sign up now for Learn to Dance: The Nightclub Twostep with Jeff and Carla Wilkins, presented by Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. This is set for Tuesdays Nov. 7 and 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. Call coordinator Carla at 208-983-2164 or e-mail

Correction: Oct 18, 2017

In a front page report last week (“Giddings unfazed: State rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County,” 1A, Oct. 11) the Free Press reported an inaccurate date. As reported, Idaho County public records include two voter registration cards signed by Giddings. In fact, these are dated Jan. 17, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015, and they reflect her changes of address that year. However, due to a Free Press error, the original article inaccurately stated the day the January 2015 card was signed. The Free Press regrets this error. — A.O.

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Cottonwood News: Fall lecture, Brats and Brew on tap

Tickets for the Prairie Community Library Brats and Brew this weekend are available at the Library, phone number 208-962-3714, and at the Cottonwood Community Credit Union. Advance ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person the evening of the event. Tables of eight may be reserved with purchase.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log - Oct. 9-15

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High School Career Fair

Students from schools all across the Camas Prairie took part in the Oct. 12 career fair held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event was sponsored by Ida-Lew in cooperation with business, organizations, colleges and individuals throughout the region. (Top, above) Walla Walla Community College and Wells Fargo were among two participating entities. Students not only received information and personal face-time with participants, but were also given a variety of prizes and received a free lunch.

Clearwater Valley News: Ringers and Singers start holiday practices

I woke up early to the sound of silence on Sunday, yes the dreadful silence of another power outage when the refrigerator and freezer stopped. We fired up the camp stove and made coffee and eggs on the porch. Thankfully this was a “short” outage of only six hours. Nothing like the weeks long power outages in Puerto Rico, I hope things will improve there soon. Good news for the Elk City Wagon Road and the town of Clearwater. The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest awarded a contract to improve the driveability of the route, while maintaining its historic character. The successful bidder is Flash Excavation of Harpster. Great to see a local contractor get this job. The improvements will make it easier for people to travel and enjoy this historical route.

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District/Magistrate Courts - Idaho County


District Court - 9/30/2017 – 10/6/2017

Riggins News: PTO carnival set for this Saturday

My quote of the week is “Good things in your life give you happiness. Bad things give you experience. The worst things give you a lesson. The best things and people give you great memories.”

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Lowell / Syringa News: Gardiner recovering from foot surgery; big birthdays

We have some nice big bucks hanging from the cabin decks, so the hunters are having good luck early in the season. Our electricity was out for 12 hours during this last weekend. I hate it when that happens; telephones out, too!

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White Bird News: Halloween party set for this weekend

While the weather has finally gotten cooler at night and then still nice during the days, I think we can safely say fall has begun. Attention all you ghosts and goblins — don’t forget the annual White Bird Halloween Party, Oct. 21, at the IOOF Hall from 6-8 p.m. This is earlier than usual so keep the date open! We will be having our costume contest (7 p.m.), pumpkin carving contest (bring pumpkin carved or stenciled) and this year a scarecrow contest for adults and children.

Elk City News: Quilters change meeting

Heads Up for all you members of the Sew Help Me Quilters – The club has decided to change their normal meeting time from Tuesday, Oct. 31, to Tuesday, Oct. 24, so members could be home to greet trick-or-treaters.

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Cash and Carry Field Trip

Cash and Carry’s Myrissa Gates gives a tour to Grangeville Elementary Middle School students who were recently learning about their communities and neighborhood businesses.

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What A Rush: Kinder-Ready visit Grangeville firefighters

Kids with Kids Klub Kinder-Ready had a close-up look at firefighters and equipment with a visit by the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department last Wednesday, Oct. 11.



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