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Readers share memories of Border Days

“What’s your best memory of Border Days? The Free Press asked this question on social media, and we received a great response of those recalling events, incidents and personal moments.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Canaday, Hausladen in running for Border Days Royalty 2019

Grangeville Border Days is already looking ahead to 2019. Last Thursday, June 28, Colby Canaday, 16, and Jillian Hausladen, 17, both of Grangeville, competed in royalty tryouts at the Border Days arena. Who will be chosen as queen and princess to represent the 2019 event will be announced at the Friday, July 6, rodeo.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Dist. 7 candidate Hart seeks special election; claims unlawful strike-off

A Kellogg man claims he was unlawfully struck off the Republican primary ballot in the May race for Dist. 7A House and is seeking recourse through a special election. Phil Hart filed a notice of contest with the district court in Idaho County on June 4, seeking relief through the Election Contest Act. A hearing in this case has not yet been set.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


County receives $1.7M in PILT, puts $100K treating noxious weeds

Last week, the federal Department of the Interior (DOI) announced local governments across Idaho will receive more than $36 million out of the $553 million President Trump approved for the PILT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) program this spring. Idaho County is set to receive $1,719,685.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
   

More than 140 turn out for Vietnam veterans event

“I still remember what it was like — what it smelled like, what it tasted like — to be in Vietnam. I don’t regret being there and the job we needed to do,” said Preston Funkhouser. As chairman of the Idaho County Veterans Association (ICVA), and also a two-tour Vietnam War veteran, Funkhouser of Clearwater was keynote speaker to a 140-plus-person assembly at Sunday’s Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day event at the Idaho County Veterans’ Center in Grangeville.

June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

MVSD board disagrees on public input session

“Are you going to say the Pledge of Allegiance?” patron John Warford of Grangeville asked as soon as the June 18 Mountain View School District board meeting was called to order. “Please, just give us a minute,” chairman Mike Dominguez of Kooskia said to Warford. Following this, Dominguez asked the audience to stand for the pledge.

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