Snowhaven Ski Swap

Winter recreation enthusiasts packed the Idaho National Guard Armory last Friday evening, Nov. 17, as part of the annual Snowhaven Ski Swap. The Nov. 17-18 event provided ski and related equipment and consignments for sale, along with season passes for Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho County 4-H achievement awards 2017 announced

What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2017 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Halee Rowland, Elizabeth Severns and MaKenna York. In the intermediate category are Halle Klapprich, Aliyah Pineda and Mary Kate Forsmann. Senior honorees include Lindsey Goeckner, Gabriel Forsmann, Hunter Connolley and Sydney Andrews. According to Idaho County 4-H director Susie Heckman, during the year, club leaders keep track of all of the members’ activities, giving points for their participation. “Club leaders submit their top point earners to the 4-H Extension office at the end of the 4-H year,” she explained. “The top point earners from all of the 4-H clubs in the county are given to the 4-H Program Council and the 4-H Achievement Award winners are selected.” Heckman said the purpose of the achievement award is to recognize 4-H’ers who exemplify the goals of the Idaho County 4-H Program. Emphasis for the award includes overall achievement, leadership and citizenship. This year’s Idaho County Volunteer Leaders Distinguished Service Award went to Hold Your Horses 4-H Club horse project leader Sharon Blackmer of Grangeville. Blackmer has not only been a club volunteer, but has also been instrumental in assisting with the horse bowl and taking 4-H members to district, state and national competitions, Heckman said.

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Community Briefs - Nov. 29, 2018

The community is invited to gather for prayer with brothers and sisters in Christ at the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the hospital) in Grangeville at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. In addition, those who would like to share and discuss ideas for the observance of the National Day of Prayer in May, the group will meet for that purpose at 8 a.m.

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Kids’ ‘Friendsgiving’Celebration

Students at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center in Grangeville held a pilgrim and American Indian theme feast at school Tuesday, Nov. 21. Students tried a variety of foods and ate and visited with staff and family, as well as their classmates.

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Ahrens receives award

Kristen Ahrens, a student at Lewis-Clark State College, received the top award for her senior project at a regional conference held Nov. 4 in Coeur d’Alene. Ahrens received best overall conference paper from The Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. Her senior project topic is gender and homecoming in The Odyssey, The Aeneid and their Adaptations. Ahrens will be receiving a double major in history and English this December. She is the daughter of Ed and Martha Ahrens of Grangeville.

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Area 10th graders recruited for career training pilot program

Lewis-Clark State College and its partners are recruiting 90 area high school students for training preparing students for entry-level manufacturing jobs as part of a free two-year pilot program. Informational events for interested students and their parents or guardians will be held 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Grangeville; additionally, on Nov. 30 (Clarkston), Dec. 7 (Orofino), Dec. 11 (Moscow) and Dec. 13 (Lewiston).

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Share the warmth:Youth coat drive set at GEMS

Mrs. Bush’s 4/5 class (Grangeville Elementary Middle School) is holding a coat drive! We shall be accepting donations of coats. We are going to give these to coatless kids, because we would like to make sure nobody at our school is cold this winter. We will have a drop box by the GEMS office and near the school library during the craft fair (Saturday, Dec. 2). Items can also be dropped off at the school office any time. We will only be accepting new and gently used coats, from now through Dec. 8. Please donate!

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Timber sale prep may cause delays Cove Road

Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for short–term travel delays on Cove Road (Forest Service road 279), located on the Salmon River Ranger District, as part of early work on the Doc Denny Stewardship timber sale. Logging operations are expected to begin in January 2018.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Nov. 29

The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held on Nov. 29, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and conversation. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Holiday Happenings - Nov. 22, 2017

•The Grangeville Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale starts Saturday, Nov. 25, at Green Acres and continues every weekend through Dec. 17. Proceeds support the scholarships the club provides to GHS students who take their educations to the next level. Last year’s successful Christmas Tree sale and the club’s other fund-raisers allowed the Grangeville Lions to provide three $2,000 scholarships for GHS graduates. The tree sale is located at Green Acres and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Kamiah parade set

•Kamiah Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is set for Friday, Dec. 1. Lineup is 5 p.m., judging at 5:30 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. An Ugly Sweater contest will be held at the American Legion Hall about 6:30 p.m., and Santa will make an appearance.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Kooskia winter festival scheduled

•Kids Winter Festival is set for Clearwater Valley Elementary School gym Friday, Dec. 1, 2:45-6:30 p.m., cost is $20 per child. Parents are invited at 5:30 p.m. for wreath making and dinner at a cost of $5. This is for students K-8, Call or text to sign up: 208-451-3538.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Community briefs: Nov. 15, 2017

KAMIAH — Clearwater Christmas Affair and Small Business Saturday: Nov. 24 and 25; Friday, noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kamiah American Legion Hall, 7th and Main Streets. For information call Georgia at 208-935-5616.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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