“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” may be the postman’s creed, but it certainly applies to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics as well. Each month, St. Mary’s providers head upriver to Elk City, braving cold and snow and ice in the winter months, to offer medical services to a community that might otherwise have a difficult time obtaining them. Last month, those care providers consisted of Peg Gehring, NP, Shelli Lothspeich, Michelle Hain-Flores, nursing staff, and Kelly Williams, admissions manager.
Dave Robinson at Robinson’s Garage on Grangeville’s Main Street is in the tire business. Stop in and check out the tires he has for sale. Call 983-1151.
After 21 years with Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood, Todd Stenzel is ready for a change.
Brett Rogers is the new safety manager for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Rogers has been the assistant fire management officer (AFMO) on the Lochsa Ranger District for the past four years.
Representatives of Pine Tree Credit Union in Grangeville presented a $4,832 check to volunteers with the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Funds were raised through the second annual food drive – sponsored by the credit union and Bud’s Powersports that matched $3 with every dollar donated.
Dr. Jill Lane, O.D., has moved her Camas Prairie Eye Clinic to 405 East Main Street (across from Pioneer Park and next to Les Schwab). Visit her website at www.camaseyes.com or call 983-3732.
Inmates from North Idaho Correctional Institution at Cottonwood handed out presents of their own making on Friday, Dec. 23, to residents at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood Shelter Home, and in Grangeville at Meadowlark Homes and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation.
One Kooskia business aims to increase services while adding jobs in the community. Bud Whitcomb, owner of BudCo Custom Body and Paint of Kooskia, expanded his fleet in an effort to better serve Idaho County and boost the local economy.
Scott Godfrey will be the new vegetation stewardship staff officer for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.
Last week Fed Ex came to the Free Press delivering a package and let us know we don’t’ have street numbers on our building. Huh! Isn’t that a good idea?
Quentin Smith has joined the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests team as the new technical services staff officer. Smith accepted the position in early November while serving as the facilities program manager on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Smith has worked in a variety of areas in the engineering world and has a wide variety of experience.
Courtney Couch, Fire Prevention Specialist for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, is the recipient of the 2016 Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Award. Couch was recommended by her peers and formally nominated by Northern Regional Forester Leanne Marten to receive the prestigious national award.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Syringa Kooskia Clinic dedication ceremony in memory of Dick Tucker has been tentatively planned for this day at 4 p.m. The ceremony will include an unveiling of his memorial plaque and refreshments.
Idaho ranks fifth in the nation in volunteering, according to the latest report on volunteerism by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Pictured (L-R) are Grangeville Border Days princess Micaela Farris, Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation resident Doris Drake and administrator JR Burt Nov. 17 at GHR. More than 150 residents and guests were served for the facility’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.