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Six-week workshop to focus on caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. This class can also be for parents who are caring for children with special needs and/or severe emotional disturbances. This is designed to help caregivers who care for individuals across the lifespan.

November 1, 2017 9:44 a.m. read more..


Hope Center offers classes for teens, young adults

Are you a teen or adult who is going to be buying a used car or renting an apartment soon? Do you feel that you need some information on what to look for, what questions to ask, what to avoid? Would you like to have your high school teenager learn more about these subjects? Hope Center, located next door to the Crema Café at 111 N. College St. in Grangeville, offers classes in these subjects.

November 1, 2017 9:42 a.m. read more..


Free lunch for veterans set for Nov. 10

Grangeville American Legion Post No. 37 invites all community veterans and their families to a free luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10, in celebration of Veterans Day. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center located at 318 E. Main Street, Grangeville. Lunch is provided through donations from Asker’s Harvest Foods, Judy Lindsley, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 and the Vets Center. Contact Post Adjutant Don Owen at 208-983-1191.

November 1, 2017 9:37 a.m. read more..


Save the date for Nov. 20 Naval Academy information session

Grangeville High School’s college and career readiness specialist will be hosting an information session about the Naval Academy Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at the GHS library. The target audience is 8th to 11th grade students, and their parent/guardian. Home and private-school students are welcome as well.

November 1, 2017 9:11 a.m. read more..


Sign up for gifts through Tree of Sharing now

Low income families in Grangeville, Harpster, Clearwater, Fenn or White Bird, are welcome to sign up their children up for the Grangeville Tree of Sharing. To have your child’s wishes placed on the tree, you will need to sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare (C Street in Grangeville) starting today, Nov. 1, but no later than Dec. 8. Anyone having questions may contact Linda at 208-983-2300. Those from other communities will need to sign up for the tree in their area.

November 1, 2017 9:09 a.m. read more..


Lutz, Russell receive honorable mentions from national PTA contest

GHS seniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell each received an honorable mention at the national level for their PTA Reflections projects. After winning awards of excellence at the state level, their projects went on to national competition. Lutz was entered in the literature category while Russell’s work was in the photography section.

November 1, 2017 9:07 a.m. read more..


FoCL seeking support to assist GC library

The Friends of the Centennial Library (FoCL) are seeking the community’s help. FoCL is looking for donations to support the library in budget categories: technology, programs, books, library (physical) improvements, scholarships and administration. “Though FoCL has accomplished a lot of things, there’s more we’d like to be able to do in 2018,” said board member Cindy Lane.

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GHS Fall Concert

Grangeville High School’s concert band, concert choir and Varsity Blue choir performed in its first concert of the school year Oct. 26. The groups are instructed by new music teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. Pictured here in the band is freshman Reece Wimer.

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Idaho Force All Stars: Cheer squads perform shows locally; plans to compete

What’s sweet and sassy and really loud? It’s the Idaho Force All Stars and they’re in it to win it. Area residents who have been to Grangeville High School football games this season have viewed the large group of girls cheering and dancing during halftime. Coach Cedar Rose offers cheer practice four days a week and currently has 47 kids enrolled in the program between the ages of 5 and 18.

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Homes tour:Residents, visitors invited to go on driving, walking tour of turn-of-the-century Grangeville homes

Are you interested in the history of Grangeville homes? Grab some friends, hop in the car (or go by foot if you’d like the exercise) and go on the “Turn of the Century Homes” tour in Grangeville. “A brochure was last completed about 27 years ago, but we’ve now updated that and it’s ready for the public,” said Annelle Urbahn, who has helped get the new brochure updated and out. The Urbahn House, 204 E. South First Street, which was built in 1910, is one of the homes on the tour.

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Arsenic and Old Lace performances Nov. 4-5

Cornerstone Theater will present the dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, at the Grangeville Methodist Church. Performance times are 5:30 p.m on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is by donation. The funds from the performances will be going to Hurricane relief.

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Trio brings gospel flavor to Grangeville

“We don’t like to just blow into towns and blow out,” said Korey Kemp. “We want to make a difference in the name of Jesus Christ.” Kemp is the lead man in Allegiance Trio, which performed at the United Methodist Church (UMC) to a crowd of about 100 people Monday, Oct. 16, along with members Jake Sammons and Corey Lackey.

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Contested seats in city council races on Nov. 7

Elections are next Tuesday, Nov. 7, and voters will be deciding contested city council and mayoral races in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Stites and White Bird. Polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sample ballots and polling stations location information is in this week’s Free Press, pages 4-6B.

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Only city residents vote

Only city residents vote in those respective city council races. “Your primary residence has to be within the city limits,” clarified Bette Polack, Idaho County Election Deputy.

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