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Double Decker Books promotes authors: Mother, daughter duo work to help support writers

Jeniann Bowers and her daughter, KayCee K., are trying hard to turn a love of reading and writing into a full-time business.

GHS band rummage sale set for this Saturday

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Pine Tree Community Credit Union in Grangeville will hold its 59th annual meeting luncheon Saturday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m., at the Grangeville Eagles Hall. Lunch will be served at noon with the meeting beginning at 1 p.m.

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‘Dog Pound’ opens on Main Street

Carrie Marek is the new face behind the counter at the former Yummyz on Main Street. Now named The Dog Pound, Marek purchased the business and is offering new products.

McAdow wheelchair fund reaches $5,500

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Remember a story I wrote about Grangeville High graduate Tommy McAdow in the fall? And how Chad Jungert at Irwin Drug set up a fund to help purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for Tom? Well, that fund is at $5,500!

‘Choose Idaho’ Program encourages local hires

Invite family, friends to work in Idaho through new program

Idaho residents who would like to see family and friends stay or move back to Idaho for work are being urged to go to, send an electronic postcard to their loved ones and invite them to upload their resumes.

The Hangout collects purses for YWCA auction

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The huge decline in Idaho retail pump prices isn’t hitting every community the same way and at the same time, but the benefits should be coming to most communities sometime soon, said AAA Idaho.

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Agency resumes mailing SS statements

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced the agency will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security statements—once every five years for most workers—while encouraging everyone to create a secure “my Social Security account” to immediately access their statement online, anytime.

Zumba offered at The Gym

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Let 2015 be the year you find an exercise program that is fun and effective. The Gym’s licensed Zumba instructors, Tracy Gilmore and Vicki Berg, will host a free class for people of all ages, shapes and sizes who want to be introduced to the basic Latin rhythms used in Zumba fitness.

SHC donates to local families

Last week, six Idaho County families were surprised with dinner and presents from the employees at Syringa Hospital & Clinics and Syringa Auxiliary Thrift Store. The idea of adopting families in need was supported by employees throughout the store and hospital through anonymous gift giving and Jeans on Friday funds.

Cleo Travis retires from Umpqua after 32 years

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On Thursday, Jan. 8, the annual Grangeville Chamber of Commerce membership meeting will take place. This is when the election of board members will occur...

Income declines in 25 Idaho counties Idaho County sees small increase

Median household income declined in 25 of Idaho’s 44 counties between 2012 and 2013, underscoring a modest statewide decline in median household income of five-tenths of a percent, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

County’s unclaimed property owners named

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

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Gift of Music set for Dec. 20 at Salmon Rapids Lodge

The annual tradition of holiday magic and music continues this December at Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins. The Gift of Music will celebrate the holiday season with a free community event in the setting of the lodge’s Big Salmon River Room.

Main Street poles need lights

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Congratulations to Barbara Macy who won the four wheeler from Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood for the Grangeville Senior Fun Night Raffle. You’ll see Barbara pictured here with her new treasure.

Dec. 18 meeting on Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation plan open to public

Committee work will continue on updating the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., at the Syringa Hospital Soltman Center on Main Street.