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Syringa discusses ways to cut down non-emergent ER care

Among areas reviewed, CEO Abner King reported there were 4.46 percent non-emergent emergency room (ER) visits for the fiscal year. “We would like to reduce this to 3.75 percent, but we haven’t made headway on this goal yet, but we have a renewed focus on this,” King stated. Chief medical officer, Dr. Matthew Told, said this is a “difficult one.”

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Cross-control program brought before council

New measures are planned to protect the municipal water system with an ordinance to establish a city monitoring program the likely next step. On the table is implementing a cross-control program, one of the outcomes of a recent sanitary survey conducted on city wells a few months ago, and a requirement being put forth by Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Hack, hack... Idaho County sees whooping cough case

North Central District Health Department last week confirmed one case of pertussis in Idaho County, said Peg Gehring, nurse practitioner, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “That’s more commonly known as whooping cough,” Gehring added.

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Veterans honored at annual GHS assembly

“Our time is past,” U.S. retired Army veteran Preston Funkhouser swept his hand across the area where veterans sat at Grangeville High School Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. “Now, it’s your time,” he told students, half-jokingly adding, “don’t screw it up.”

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GCF awards nearly $10,000 in local grants

“It’s great to see so many people here who care about the future of Grangeville,” Mary Jahn told a crowd of about 125 at the senior center Thursday evening, Nov. 8. The gathering was the 2018 grant awards reception for Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF). The event was sponsored by Avista Utilities.

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Volunteers with Real Life Grangeville were at Pioneer Park on Sunday, Nov. 11, assisting the Grangeville Recreation Committee in wrapping trees with Christmas lighting.

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Your opinion? Syringa sets town hall meeting for Nov. 13

“We need to educate people on how the hospital runs,” said Syringa board of trustees chair Leta Strauss at the Oct. 23 meeting. To that end, a town hall meeting has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center (318 East Main Street, Grangeville).

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Juvenile charged in GHS bomb hoax; records sealed

A 15-year-old male has been charged in connection with an Aug. 27 bomb threat hoax at Grangeville High School. However, no further information will be available as the records are not public due to the suspect being a juvenile.

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County considers participation in Stibnite mine advisory group

Midas Gold is working to establish an advisory council that would participate in the Forest Service process under which the company could gain the federal permit required for new production at the old Stibnite mine near Yellow Pine – a group that would write a comment letter regarding the project, and that would also participate in a new charitable foundation.

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