Scarecrow contest is on

The Oktoberfest scarecrow contest is back! The scarecrow contest is open to all Grangeville merchants. All voting will be by the public.

September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Get Oktoberfest carnival tickets now

Presale carnival tickets for Oktoberfest are available now. Cost is $20 for one session. Get them now by calling Melinda Hall (or stop by KORT), 208-983-5832 or stop by Asker’s Harvest Foods Friday afternoon (4-6 p.m.) or Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to purchase. They are also available at Home Grown Quilts, Fairchild Accounting and from Peggy Wright.

September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Forsmann moves up to GM at AWS

As many young people do, during college Adam Forsmann decided he would like to someday settle down back home. A 1996 graduate of Prairie High School in Cottonwood, he had spent two years at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene in a pre-engineering program and then went on to finish in agricultural engineering at the University of Idaho.

September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Law for accessible federal facilities celebrates 50 years

The Architectural Barriers Act, which was signed into law 50 years ago this month, influenced federal agencies across the nation to construct facilities that were universally accessible to visitors of varying physical capabilities. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has designed visitor centers, trails, and other facilities with the standards set by this law.

September 5, 2018 6:10 a.m. read more..

Tri-hospital softball tourney set for Saturday

GRANGEVILLE — Are you ready to participate in America’s favorite pastime? That’s right, baseball. Or softball in this case. This Saturday, Sept. 8, the first Tri-Hospital Employee Softball Tournament will be held with all proceeds going to local search and rescue organizations. The event is set for the Grangeville Lions Park ball field. The event is lightheartedly named “Clash of the Quacks” and will be a round robin softball tournament with employees from Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics in Cottonwood, and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Recycling centers no longer taking plastic

Get your cars polished and ready for the Camas Prairie Cruisers’ Octoberfest Car Show Saturday, Sept. 29. Check-in is 9 a.m. and the show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Umpqua Bank parking lot off Main Street in Grangeville. Come view these great local cars. All wheeled vehicles are welcome. For questions call 208-983-2333. •

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business 2018: Youth nonprofits have big impact on community

In 2017, for its debut issue, “It’s Your Business” focused on several family-owned businesses throughout Idaho County. Our communities would not be the same without them. This year, in this expanded section which gets its name from the weekly column I write for the Free Press, we wanted to focus on some of our county’s youth development programs.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business 2018: ASK: Riggins More than an after-school program

“ASK is definitely a positive in our community,” said Rhonda Damon. Damon is the business manager and past program director for the Riggins After School Kids, Inc., program. However, ASK is more than “after school.” Damon, who has worked with ASK for seven years, said the program is open to all kids in the community and serves an integral role in social and academic development.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business 2018: Idaho in the middle for overall child well-being

Idaho is standing mid-range in most “kid” categories, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 Kids County Date Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being, which was recently released. Since 1990, Kids Count has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of key indicators in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business 2018: Valley Educators Support Team: Kooskia Organization gains momentum to support Clearwater Valley schools

The need for more in their local schools brought two men together six years ago; however, the meeting relied on a relationship that was actually forged years before. Kamiah’s Greg Drake, a now retired educator and 1965 alumnus of Clearwater Valley High School, and then-CVHS principal, Dave Harrington, Lowell, a Kamiah High graduate, had known each other for years. “He had played football for me when he was in middle school,” Drake smiled.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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