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Vandals tear down Snowhaven sign; replacement in works

Seven miles south of town along the Grangeville-Salmon Road, someone tore down the sign that points out the turnoff up to the Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area last weekend. “They hooked on to the posts with a chain and pulled it down,” Snowhaven manager Scott Wasem said Sunday night, Oct. 29.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Billups sends off Yuba tractor headed to auction this month

A piece of Camas Prairie old iron is headed east to corn country. Last Friday, Oct. 27, the approximate four-ton 1917 Yuba Model 20-35 four-cylinder gas engine tractor was secured to a Bell Equipment flatbed truck pending shipment to an auction house in Davenport, Iowa. A sunny fall morning reflected across the tractor’s glossy green paint, still pristine from a restoration effort undertaken more than a decade ago by Ted Billups of Grangeville.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Schmidt retires from Asker’s after 38 years

Jim Schmidt won’t be rolling in the dough anymore. At least not at Asker’s Harvest Foods. After 38 years on the job, Schmidt recently retired as the store’s baker. Schmidt grew up in Seattle and attended Shorecrest High School. He went to baking school at community college, but it was a previous experience with a neighbor that solidified his desire to bake.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

‘Thank A Farmer’

Children at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene recently learned about farm tractors from local farmer Mike Hauger on “Thank a Farmer Day.” Hauger showed the kids the tractor parts and answered their questions about the machinery, crops and farming in general.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Community Briefs - Oct. 25, 2017

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Birth: Alick Ridge Ray Walters

Raymond Walters and Britny Moore of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Alick Ridge Ray Walters was born Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was 20 inches long.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Idaho Force All Star Halloween Party Fun

More than 100 parents and children attended the first Idaho Force All Stars Halloween party at the Elks Saturday, Oct. 21. Children participated in a costume contest, games, had food and danced. That night, the cheer group also sponsored an adult Halloween party.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Border Days dates set for 2018

Border Days 2018’s street sports, parades and rodeos will all be held Wednesday, July 4, Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6. Streets sports will be at 9 a.m. each day, parades at 2 p.m., and rodeos at 6 p.m. For details log onto www.Grangevilleborderdays.org.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Grangeville community hymn sing set for Oct. 29

The Fifth Sunday Community Hymn Sing will be held at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Offering will be taken for the Traveler’s Aid Fund. For a special musical number to be provided by your church, notify Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Veterans sought for Nov. 10 GHS assembly

Local veterans are sought to take part in the Grangeville High School Veterans Day Assembly set for Friday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. Veterans can RSVP to host Wyatt Perry, 208-507-0655; or to GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan, 208-983-0580; sullivanp@sd244.org.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Halloween, harvest events start today, run through Tuesday

Halloween, harvest events information set throughout Idaho County. COTTONWOOD – St. Scary’s Haunted Hospital it set for Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., in the lot behind the clinic. Stop in for trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin and more. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Housing, development buy-in fees issues in Grangeville council races

Issues of insufficient housing and ways to encourage development were at the forefront of discussion for both candidates and the public at a forum last week. Hosted by the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, the two-hour event last Tuesday, Oct. 17, split questioning into two parts to address contested races for three open council positions, as well as the mayor seat; all are four-year terms that will be up in the Nov. 7 election. For council are incumbents Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler, and Earl Musick, Todd McGeorge, Dan Gautney and Dylan Canaday. For mayor, running are Wes Lester, Lance McColloch, Dan Tackett and John Viknius.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


MVSD seeks to partner with patrons for budget solution

“It’s like losing your job and then trying to figure out, ‘OK, what do we do now?’” said Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 superintendent Marc Scheibe. Scheibe, along with school district business manager Becky Hogg, and director of special programs and curriculum Cody Weddle, met last week to visit about the district’s budget for 2018-19 as well as future years.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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