“As a new person coming into a leadership position,” she said, “one thing that leaders, that I think is a mistake, is they come in with all kinds of ideas on what to do next and how to move forward before they take the time to listen, to learn, to come to know the institution, the community and the people.”October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Traditionally known for low voter turnout, midterm elections this November are forecasted to see a sizeable bump in the ballot box from the average, according to national analysts, as a left-versus-right referendum on the Trump Administration, and for which party will control Congress. At the local level, absentee voting numbers from the Idaho County Election Office are bearing out the predictions.October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
During Lewis-Clark State College president Cynthia Pemberton’s presentation in Grangeville last week, she spoke to what she sees as the school’s unique position in the state, and also to one of the challenges facing such institutions today.October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
State Republican candidates rallied the troops through the region as part of a 10-day bus tour throughout Idaho in leading up to the Nov. 6 election. More than 50 people attended last Thursday’s Oct. 18 event at the Super 8 in Grangeville that included short presentations by GOP candidates, with the common theme being to get out the vote to maintain Republican progress on issues and important values.October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“We didn’t know what kind of zoo we were getting into!” joked Monica Walker. The first year for the Idaho County Courthouse Trunk or Treat event was loaded with goodies; not just in handing out candy but also with games and activities. Event organizers had lots going on, overwhelmingly so. “We didn’t imagine it would get that big,” said ManDee Mignerey.October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It was a fortunate discovery for homeowners who detected an early Sunday morning blaze that firefighters were able to contain within the residence’s kitchen area. No injuries were reported from the Oct. 21 incident, reported at 3:18 a.m. at the Jim and Patty Suhr home at the corner of Crooks and Harrison streets. The home is insured.October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Years of work recently came to fruition for Girl Scout Troup 3702. “We’re here today to dedicate this merry-go-round and thank all those who helped us with this nice piece of playground equipment for this park,” leader Jennie Fischer. Fischer spoke to the troup as well as a crowd of about 25 at a dedication held Tuesday, Oct. 16.October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
How much does it cost to address fire risk on 24 acres of timber and brush? For Idaho County, using federal Secure Rural Schools funding, a typical bid on a recent fire mitigation project might have been $1,000 per acre, and a low bid might have come in at $800 per acre. But last week, the winning bid came in at $585 per acre.October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Scott and Cindy Godfrey invited more than 50 kids to their home on Vrieling Road last week to pick out a pumpkin at their patch. “It’s all Cindy,” smiled Scott, welcoming kids from Kinder Ready and Kids Klub on Friday, Oct. 12. Kinder Sprouts came out the day before. Cindy is the executive director of Kids Klub, Inc.October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
This week, Grangeville gained a bit more craftiness. The Wylde Hare opened at 227 Main Street, by Radio Shack (former home to The Book Shoppe). Owner Laurie Rockwell opened the shop’s doors on Monday and will be host to the shop’s grand opening today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will be open those hours Mondays through Saturdays.October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA/forestry class has brought three Grangeville High School young women together. Senior Ashley Burton, junior Truth “Alleyna” Edmondson and freshman Maitland Martin have joined forces as “The Art-Some Trio” for their SAE. The project represents 20 percent of their class grade for Ms. Katie Mossman.October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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