Holiday Happenings 2014

Upcoming holiday events for Idaho County.

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Focused On The Story

Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew read to kids and parents Monday night, Nov. 17, at the Grangeville Centennial Library’s annual pajama party.

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Former POW counts herself as ‘lucky’

Born and raised a Dutch citizen in Indonesia on the Island of Java, Pearl Barden never saw what was coming in 1942.

County seeks input to update disaster plans Series of public meetings begins Thursday, Nov. 20

Meetings start this week to take public comment for proposed revisions to Idaho County’s plans for handling natural and man-made disasters.

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Veterans honored at GHS ceremony ‘Make a plan,’ advises speaker Everson

How many of you juniors and seniors here have a plan following graduation?” Jared Everson asked students at Grangeville High School.

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Swisher honored for bravery: PHS grad helped passengers in 2011 plane crash

Cottonwood’s Prairie High School graduate David Swisher was either in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time, depending on how one looks at it.

Idaho Family Reading Week event set for Kooskia

Nov. 16-22 is Idaho Family Reading Week. The community has a family event planned for Friday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., at the Kooskia Community Library.

Food bank gets grant

The Camas Prairie Food Bank in Grangeville recently received a grant through the Idaho Food Bank.

All Lit Up

Contributed photo / Terra Hill

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Sad GHS Superfan

Grangeville’s superfans — including (pictured) Zoey Alm, 3 — shrugged off cold weather and made the drive to Moscow to root for the Bulldogs during the quarterfinal football game held last Friday night, Nov. 14, against West Side.

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Don’t Be a Litterbug

Teachers have been known to “Go the extra mile,” but in this case they have gone two miles.

Christmas tree permits available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

In the Idaho County area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family Christmas tree. Permits are required for each tree you are going to cut. Permits are $5.00 each and are limited to three per family.

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Historic Stonebraker photo collection available online from U of I Library

Historic views of Idaho County’s early 20th Century back country life are available for public view online through the University of Idaho.

SMHC sponsors Angel Tree

For the 17th year in a row St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will sponsor a Christmas “Angel Tree” for families in need of help getting through the holidays.

Accidents mark start of winter weather

Winter’s first snowfall took motorists for a ride last week, resulting in numerous crashes, including one incident involving four vehicles that escalated when an Idaho Transportation Department snowplow slid into an Idaho County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.