Lewis-Clark State College is offering some summer enrichment classes in the next few weeks. A Taste of the Prairie is set for Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be instructed by Carla Wilkins and cost is $25.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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Lewis-Clark State College is offering some summer enrichment classes in the next few weeks. A Taste of the Prairie is set for Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This will be instructed by Carla Wilkins and cost is $25.June 14, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Be sure to stop by the United Methodist Church this Sunday, June 11, and bid a fond farewell to Pastor Barbara Essen, who is retiring as minister. She is sticking around Grangeville and I’m glad as she is an asset to the area. She was such an inspiration when my mom was in the hospital. I appreciate her prayers and visits.June 7, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
At the Syringa Hospital May 23 board meeting, trustee Twila Hornbeck publicly thanked the local EMTs and EMS workers. “I really want to acknowledge all the time they put in and the hard work they do to save so many lives,” Hornbeck said. “This whole board appreciates them and all they do.”May 31, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Those interested in volunteering with the Grangeville Farmers’ Market are invited to a meeting Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m., at Pioneer Park.May 24, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Have you wondered what type of home business you may like to have? A home business fair is set for Saturday, June 3, noon to 4 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Community Outreach Center in Grangeville. Stop by and visit with representatives from more than a dozen different companies and learn what business opportunities may benefit you or just make contact with a rep about the great products they are offering.May 17, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is now open. With a shortage of volunteers, the facility is open limited hours Monday through Thursday. Those who are interested in greeting visitors can call Annelle Urbahn at 983-2333 or the chamber of commerce at 983-0460.May 10, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
You may have heard about the auto accident that Asker’s Harvest Foods employees Sheri White and Jenny Underwood were involved in at Spokane last month. Jenny is home and Sheri is still up north, and both are slowly recovering. A spaghetti benefit dinner is set for the duo to help cover some of their medical and travel expenses. Everyone is invited to the Grangeville Elks Lodge this Friday, May 5, 6 p.m. Donations of $10 per plate will be appreciated and a no-host bar will be available. A silent auction is also set from 6 to 9 p.m., with karaoke after dinner.May 3, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18. Idaho Public Television will air its Outdoor Idaho program called “Almost Canada.” This features Northern Idaho and should be of interest to locals!April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to the Mignereys in Riggins and the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee for all their work and their generous donations towards Salmon River High School athletics. The high school kids help at the jet boat races and the committee makes sure they get a donation toward their activities. Nice!April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
As a thank you to their customers, Lucky Star Auto Sales is holding a customer appreciation giveaway of a 58-inch Samsung smart TV. Now through June 30, each vehicle purchase will earn three drawing chances, and a test drive will earn one drawing chance. Lucky Star is located at the Idaho Street intersection, 331 West Main Street, staffed by owner Mike Hauger and salesman Troy Benefield. For information, 983-0860.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to Peg Gehring, a nurse practitioner at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, who is currently pursuing her doctorate degree, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to provide support of her research project on treating chronic non-cancer pain with non-opioids. •April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
There will be a dedication ceremony by the board of the Syringa Hospital to rename the Kooskia Medical Clinic to “The Dick Tucker Syringa Clinic” on Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. This is a celebration of former board member Dick Tucker who was passionate about bringing Syringa’s medical care to the Kooskia area.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The crews of Avista and Idaho County Light and Power will be taking down lights at Grangeville’s Pioneer Park Tuesday March 28, starting at 8 a.m. People are needed to test, wrap and stow lights. All volunteers are welcome to help the Grangeville Horizons Recreational Group. •March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Lindsley’s Home Furnishings annual St. Patrick’s Day sale is set for tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the store at 113 East Main Street for a chance at door prizes and giveaways – including a chance to win a $500 store gift certificate – as well as refreshments and visiting!March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Did you say chili? Get on down to the streets of Grangeville this Saturday, March 4, for the annual Grangeville Merchants’ chili cookoff. Taste local chili concoctions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of businesses are participating including Asker’s Harvest Foods, Home Grown Quilts, Grangeville Builders, Early Bird Supply, P1FCU, Irwin Drug, Larson’s, Evergreen Suites, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Les Schwab, Nu4u, United Country Musick, Central Idaho Properties (at Ray Holes Saddle Shop) and Cash and Carry.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Local junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in diesel mechanics, auto tech & repair, ag tech, welding, fab and machining and auto body repair are invited to an open house at Partsway tonight, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.February 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to Cozy Care Daycare that recently provided two microwaves for use in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School so kids can microwave food in the lunchroom. Great idea!February 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has a list of 12 enrichment classes for this spring. Included is the Wednesday, Feb. 15, “PowerPoint 2013” class instructed by Dale Brege and held at the Grangeville computer lab. This is set to be held 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a cost of $35. Call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.February 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Have plans for Saturday evening? Shirley’s Dance Studio, Grangeville area dancers, will present their winter recital this Saturday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m., at Grangeville High School. It’s always a fun time to see dancers ages 3 on up to adults in beautiful costumes who have been working hard since August. It’s also free admission, so come on out and support these local kiddos.January 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Dave Robinson at Robinson’s Garage on Grangeville’s Main Street is in the tire business. Stop in and check out the tires he has for sale. Call 983-1151.January 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Dr. Jill Lane, O.D., has moved her Camas Prairie Eye Clinic to 405 East Main Street (across from Pioneer Park and next to Les Schwab). Visit her website at www.camaseyes.com or call 983-3732.January 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Last week Fed Ex came to the Free Press delivering a package and let us know we don’t’ have street numbers on our building. Huh! Isn’t that a good idea?January 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Syringa Kooskia Clinic dedication ceremony in memory of Dick Tucker has been tentatively planned for this day at 4 p.m. The ceremony will include an unveiling of his memorial plaque and refreshments.December 28, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The American Red Cross will host their next blood drive at the Grangeville Armory on Thursday, Jan. 5. To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcross.org. •December 21, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Dori Dixon, Melinda Hall, Mary Ann Davidson and Karen Cox of Animal Ark Lost and Found would like to thank all those who showed Saturday, Dec. 3, for Pets and Kids Pictures with Santa. They would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Santa, Primeland Country Store for letting them have the pictures taken there, One Hour Photo (Toni Baker for taking photos and Robert Nida for developing them), and Sue Kutner from The Gallery for matting the pictures.December 14, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
o you enjoy reading? Book-N-Hand, a new book store (with “books, et cetera”) opened Monday at 158 East Main Street, Grangeville. Stop by and see what they have to offer.November 30, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Support Small Business Saturday Nov. 26. Check out this week’s papers for business ads and set out to support the Idaho County economy by shopping at these local places.November 23, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Selway Bar at 26 North Main Street in Kooskia is now open. Stop by daily beginning at 8 a.m. Fridays offer karaoke at 8 p.m. Call 926-4994.November 16, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Depot in Grangeville invites all veterans, law enforcement members and their families for a free bacon cheeseburger lunch Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. •November 9, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County: Do you have an upcoming event for the holiday season? This could be a business open house, community tree lighting, church Christmas choir service or school Thanksgiving dinner. Just about anything happening from mid-November through the New Year. Send items to me at email@example.com, call 983-1200 or message me on Facebook. Do it now since you will be sure to want your event publicized in the Idaho County Free Press, Shopper and special Holiday Showcase: Four Weeks of Christmas sections.November 2, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Stites Hardware, 208 Main Street, has Crosley appliances in stock. Look for freezers, washers, dryers, ranges and chest freezers. Stop by or call 926-7241.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars and start planning your outfit for the Kids Klub Halloween Costume Ball Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. A costume contest will be held as well as an opportunity to duct tape a local celeb to the “Spider Wall.” Tickets (which includes dinner) are available at: The Gallery, Lindsley’s Furniture and online at www.thekidsklub.org for $50 per person or reserve seating “Munsters Table” for eight for $600.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Bulldog cards, to benefit the Grangeville schools music department, are on sale now at the school. Cards are $10 apiece and are also available at Grangeville Flower Shop, Seasons, Pizza Factory, Grangeville Country Club, Shear Magic and Crema Café.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to Joy Swift with Joyful Rain Photography in Riggins for providing the photo of Salmon River High School’s homecoming royalty in last week’s paper. We appreciate the helping hand!October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The popcorn is back! For the first time in several years, Cub Scouts in Pack 555 will be selling the Boy Scouts of America popcorn treats to help fund their local activities.September 28, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Pacific Cabinets, Inc., will host its grand opening open house at its new 20,000 square foot facility this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2:30 to 5 p.m. PCI is located at 2010 Front Street, Ferdinand. Numerous local businesses, suppliers, customers, contractors and past, present and future employees will be attending this event.September 21, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Country Club has lowered the greens fees now through Oct. 31. Play a round of 18 holes for $20 or nine holes for $10. Stop by while the weather is nice! •September 14, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Join the Palouse Area and Camas Prairie cruisers at the Sunset Auto Vue Drive-In this Saturday, Sept. 10, for a show and shine. First, cruise on Main Street at 5:30 p.m., then head out to the drive-in for a barbecue. The feature show is Jason Bourne and a second movie will also be shown. Movie cost is $7.50. Drive anything out – everyone is welcome.September 7, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Have you wanted to use your pressure canner but are worried about whether the gauge is working correctly? Pressure canner lid gauges can be dropped off at the University of Idaho Extension Office (Grangeville Courthouse) to be tested Thursday, Sept. 1. Drop lids off today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and pick up Friday, Sept. 2. Joyce Forsmann will test the gauges and leave notes with any instructions needed.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach program will offer some upcoming programs. The Logs to Lumber Tour at Idaho Forest Group in Grangeville will be held Sept. 20. (Notice date change from a previously advertised date). Cost is $10.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Pine Tree Community Credit Union</strong> in Grangeville, as well as the Riggins branch, will host a <strong>Member Appreciation Day Barbecue</strong> Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop on by for hot dogs, chips, soda and cake. Also enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Do you have a small welding job you aren’t sure where to go to get it taken care of? Try Bryan’s Welding &RV Repair. Bryan Cox is a certified welder and specializes in RV repair, small welding projects, mower repair/blade sharpening, oil changes and trailer wiring. Call 507-0929.July 27, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This week, <strong>Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt</strong> is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Brandt said he has never gone to the convention as a delegate before, but wanted to be part of it this time, as a Trump delegate for Idaho. “I have never wanted to go,” he said, “but this is history in the making.”July 20, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.July 13, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The ACS Camas Prairie Relay For Life event is right around the corner, set for Saturday, July 16, in Pioneer Park in Grangeville. The survivor reception begins at 5 p.m. and all cancer survivors and their caregivers in the area are encouraged to attend for refreshments, celebration and surprises.July 6, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
When you have a chance, stop and look in the windows (and go in the store, too!) at Walker’s Jewelry on Grangeville’s Main Street. They have a beautiful red, white and blue display window that is very festive for this Fourth of July. They also have some unique western jewelry displayed.June 29, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Reminder: The three Idaho County Recycling sites (Grangeville, Kooskia and Cottonwood) will be closed Saturday, July 2, so volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend activities.June 22, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
During White Bird Days this weekend, don’t forget about the Duck Derby raffle. There are some nice prices and all proceeds support the local library. Winners drawn do not need to be present to win. The tickets are available at the library now (839-2261) or during the parade on White Bird Days, Saturday, June 18. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, or a book of 12 for $20. Ducks are not placed in White Bird Creek anymore, but are drawn from a duck pond.June 15, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Are you interested in learning about The Knack of Kayaking? Levi Ewing will offer two separate classes. The first class is set for Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (includes a one-hour lunch) and Sunday, July 17, 1 to 3 p.m. The second class is set for Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m.June 8, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Don’t forget that Red River Hot Springs is under new management. As of May 1, Todd Clift took over the springs and said he is looking forward to the summer season. Call the office at 842-2587 or cell -553-3514. The kitchen is open serving breakfast and lunch in addition to Friday’s taco night and Saturday’s pasta night, 5-7 p.m.May 25, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital will host an open house and grand reveal of the new construction at the hospital and clinics, 607 W. Main Street, Tuesday, May 3. Open house and tours will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; the public is encouraged to attend.April 27, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Save the date! On May 12, there will be a Growing Our Understanding panel discussion and public forum dealing with the important issues of community mental health, This program will be held at Grangeville’s Senior Citizen’s Center from 6-8 p.m. More information at 983-3763 or 983-2821.April 20, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School is hosting a track meet Tuesday, April 19. Volunteers are sought to help with a variety of projects. It’s a big job! Contact Naomi Finnegan at the high school (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on her cell phone at 983-4162.April 13, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Don’t forget, Grangeville City Administrative Assistant Claudia Roberts’ last day will be Friday, April 8. The community is invited to stop by Grangeville City Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. for cake and beverages and to wish Roberts well.April 6, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The movie The Champions will be shown Saturday, April 10, Blue Fox, at 3:30 p.m., with donations being accepted to go toward the local future regional animal shelter, ARF.March 23, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Mark Imus and Phil Jahn will be instructing a series of free introduction to fly fishing classes on April 6, 7, 13 and 14, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Soltman Center in Grangeville.March 16, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Dr. Kim Wolfrum House Call Vet will be in Elk City March 17 and 18, April 21 and 22, and May 19 and 20. She will also offer a vaccination clinic downtown White Bird Friday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 553-9283.March 9, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood will host the Second Annual Purse Auction fund-raiser to help local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through Grangeville’s YMCA.March 2, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Baring the unexpected, <strong>Oscar’s Restaurant</strong> is set to open back up in March. That’s next week! A lot has been going on there — new flooring in the kitchen, painting, carpets have been cleaned and the menu is being worked on.February 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Students who took some college entrance exams in 2014-15 via computer tended to score lower than those who took the exams with paper and pencil—a revelation that prompts questions about the validity of the test results and poses potentially big problems for state and district leaders. I’m not sure what else to say on this right now but it’s interesting. Check out www.edweek.org for details in a news story.February 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Super 8 Motel now has a little extra power … for electric cars, that is. The facility is wired with new power stations for these cars and their people who come to visit. Super 8 thanks Live Wire Electric for “such care and quality work.”February 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Note that last week’s story on Bear Claw should have stated he worked for a total of 19 years in a muffler factory in Wisconsin. I had that interview on Monday and hurriedly wrote the story when I returned and noticed the next day I had missed that fact.February 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital’s main entrance and front parking lot is open to public. The main entrance is designated for any non-emergency check-ins such as laboratory and radiology testing or patient visitors. Those checking in to the Primary Care Clinic should still use the clinic main entrance doors. Those looking to pay bills or who have questions about billing can be helped at the business office, previously the LeBlanc building.January 27, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Workforce Training through Lewis-Clark State College will offer two upcoming welding classes to be held at Grangeville High School. Beginning Welding will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays March 1-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at a cost of $426.January 20, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Check out Reilly’s Customs and Classics full service auto body shop at 105 W. North 2nd Street, Grangeville. Call 907-2166.January 13, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood Credit Union will host its annual meeting and dinner Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Registration is at 4 p.m. with the meeting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner is $3 per plate or donate a food item to the food bank. RSVP to the credit union by Jan. 15 by calling 962-3451, 924-0225 or 937-9877.January 6, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Quilt Treasures has a variety of upcoming classes including Beginners Quilting Class (six weeks, starts Jan. 12, $75); Featherweight Maintenance Class (Jan. 16, $65); and Quilt-in-a-Day Class (Jan. 23). Featherweight Club also starts in February. Stop by 120 W. Main Street in Grangeville or call 451-4909.December 30, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
New Year’s Eve at Hoot’s Café is set for dinner from 5-8 p.m. with choices of New York steak, prime rib and baby back ribs, all with salad bar included. Music will be by The Dave Dixon Band starting at 8 p.m. Soft drinks, coffee, beer and wine will be available at the back bar. •December 23, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital Board Chair, Dave Green, announced his resignation from the board last month. His last day was Nov. 23, as he will be relocating to Oregon in the next few months.December 16, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Would you be willing to help ring the bell for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive? The monies go to help local families in need.December 9, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Don’t forget to have Lunch Among the Trees this Friday, Dec. 4, noon, at the Senior Center. All adults are welcome on a donation basis.December 2, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Join neighbors and friends on Thanksgiving Day at the Silver Dollar in White Bird. Bring a dish to share and visit with friends.November 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
State regulators recently approved a 16-month plan for Idaho’s second area code to be implemented in late 2017. An hour after the Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued its order approving the plan, the agency that contracts with the federal government to administer the nation’s area code numbering plan, Neustar, issued Idaho’s second area code: 986. The second area code will be issued only to new telephone numbers beginning in late 2017. Idaho is one of few states that still has one area code, “208” issued in 1947.November 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars: Pets Pictures with Santa will be on Saturday Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Acres Nursery in Grangeville. Cost for a 5 x 7 color matted photo is $10. Pet owners are also invited to bring in dog and cat food, wet and dry, litter and monetary donations. For questions call Melinda at 983-5832.November 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Drive-in closed this weekend for homecoming...October 14, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Bulldog Cards are on sale again, currently at Sheer Magic on Grangeville’s Main Street.September 2, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Look for your 2015-16 River-to-River Phone Book in this week’s Shopper. These are published by the Idaho County Free Press and Shopper and if you need extra copies for your home or office, stop by and pick some up!August 5, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Expert sewing machine repair is now available in the Riggins area by a man with 35 years of experience.July 8, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
“I appreciate the Idaho Highway Department,” said Evelyne Pickett when she and her husband, Joe, who live just North of Riggins, recently visited the Free Press office. The two witnessed the planning blasting work on the U.S. Highway 95 below their home a couple of weeks ago. Evelyne wrote about it while Joe took photos. To read more on this, log onto www.idahocountyfreepress.com.June 17, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Did you now that <strong>Asker’s Harvest Foods</strong> is now on-line? You can order your food on-line and it will be shipped directly to your door! Log onto askersharvestfoods.cmainstreet.com. Just shop, click and save. Know that Asker’s also has home delivery. Pick up a sheet in the store or just call your order in if you are unable to get out.June 10, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It's your business.May 27, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Made to Grow Grant will recognize one deserving small business with a $10,000 grant and be featured in Umpqua Bank’s Local Spotlight program.May 20, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The National Weather Service will sponsor an upcoming weather spotter training today, Wednesday, April 22, at Super 8, 7 p.m.April 22, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly meeting is set for Thursday, April 16, at The Gallery.April 15, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A recent CTIA and Nielson study shows that the number of text messages sent each month increased by 840 percent between 2007 and 2012. People, particularly those under 35 years old, prefer texting over any other form of communication, especially in confrontational situations (http://www.statisticbrain.com/text-message-statistics/ CTIA, Nielsen).March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Deanna English will be offering a two hour class on “Keeping Your Back Healthy,” a yoga class for back pain.March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Arts’ Annual Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Gallery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person and will include a sushi bar, Asian inspired soups and salads and edamame. Reservations are recommended with limited seating available. Call 983-2595.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Taxpayers who want to file both their federal and state income tax returns online for free should visit the Idaho State Tax Commission website at tax.idaho.gov and click on the “Free individual income tax e-file” link (under the “Quick Picks” section).February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Syringa Thrift Shop Auxiliary Committee met Jan. 19 and voted to grant $13,600 to Syringa Hospital and Clinics. The Kooskia clinic will receive $4,100 for a high/low exam table along with an additional $1,000 for privacy curtains for the recently expanded Kooskia PT area.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s time again to start thinking about Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach enrichment classes.January 28, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Let 2015 be the year you find an exercise program that is fun and effective. The Gym’s licensed Zumba instructors, Tracy Gilmore and Vicki Berg, will host a free class for people of all ages, shapes and sizes who want to be introduced to the basic Latin rhythms used in Zumba fitness.December 31, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has a couple of upcoming classes. Low Anxiety Dancing for Couples will be offered by instructors Jeff and Carla Wilkins Nov. 18 at Grangeville High School. Cost is only $10 and the Wilkins are donating the proceeds to GHS for dual credit scholarships.October 29, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Hey Idaho County – do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? I need one of your favorite family holiday recipes. Just e-mail them to me as well as why it’s a family favorite or where/who it came from, along with your name, the town you live in, and a “mug shot” photo to use along with it. These will appear in an upcoming recipe booklet. Hurry! Get them to me no later than Nov. 10! E-mail to email@example.com.October 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, in an ongoing effort to help customers succeed financially. Visit www.wellsfargo.com/freecreditscore.October 15, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The customer service team at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood selected Matt Polumsky as the September employee of the month. Polumsky was hired in November 2012 as a plant operator and become the maintenance manager for SMH in September of 2013.October 8, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital & Clinics is hosting a free car seat fitting in the Soltman Center parking lot Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Certified volunteers will be available to make sure kids fit and sit in their car seats properly, to ensure the seats work to their full potential.September 24, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Women — mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 15, noon at the Soltman Center. St. Joseph radiologist Dr. Luke Grauke will speak on breast health. This is for all ages and the event will include refreshments and silicone breasts to see and feel.September 17, 2014 6:01 a.m. read more..
The 90th annual convention of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho, Inc., was recently held at the Sun Valley Resort where officers and directors were elected by the membership for the year 2014-2015. Among those was president Marilyn M. Rylaarsdam-Schoo, Likkel Insurance, Grangeville.September 10, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s football season! Don’t forget to fill out the football picks section starting this week in the Free Press (page 2B). It’s a lot of fun and you can win some great prizes all the while supporting your local businesses.September 3, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly board meeting at The Gallery Thursday, July 24, with about 20 people attending. Several items of business were discussed including obtaining new Christmas lights and garland for the downtown light poles.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An open house is set for North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood recognizing their 40th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ceremony taking place at 1 pm. Tours of the facility will be available.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Frozen Potato Express is coming again this year. The Idaho Food Bank Truck will be at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center parking lot Thursday, June 26. Cases of frozen potatoes will be given out between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A story on CNN.com may have caught your eye: A CNN 10 Dare to Go places includes Idaho as its No. 4 destination to visit. That’s some great publicity! The story is a little cliché with its “Honey, forget Bora Bora; let’s go to a potato farm!” But hey, we all know Idaho is more than potatoes.May 28, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
More than 76,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance through Your Health Idaho during the state’s first open enrollment period. Although open enrollment wrapped up at the end of March, Idahoans who experience significant changes in their lives may qualify for a special enrollment period. Call 1-855-YH-Idaho.May 7, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Meet The Tribune night will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant. This is a chance for people to come out and speak their minds and meet the gang. On hand will be Butch Alford, Nathan Alford, Marty Trillhaase, Craig Clohessy (city editor) and Grangeville’s own Kathy Hedberg. Stop in, visit with the Trib people and have them buy you a cup of coffee.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer the class Introduction to Herbal Salves and Tonics. Sisters Agnes Reichlin and Carlotta Fontes will offer the course at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Do you have plans for Easter dinner? The Hangout in Cottonwood will host its annual free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. The menu will consist of ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and a dessert.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
April 15 is the last day to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your property taxes.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for April 30, 5-8 p.m., at The Gallery. A “shop until you drop” event will be held with a variety of local vendors and treats to boot. Stay tuned for more details later this month and remember this will be a great event from which to order Mother’s Day gifts.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Are you interested in learning to work on your finances? Instructor Bobbie Christensen will present “Building Your Financial Portfolio” Monday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Super 8 Conference Room in Grangeville. This is sponsored by Super 8 and Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach Center.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Does your child need to have his teeth cleaned but you are without any type of dental insurance? Nelson Family Dentistry in Grangeville has some appointments open Friday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the Give Kids a Smile program. Children kindergarten through sixth grade without any type of dental insurance can get a free exam, x-rays and cleaning. Call 983-2422 right away to set up an appointment.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Instructor Rachel Burrell is bringing Pilates back to Groaners. The first class is free and will be held each Wednesday, beginning March 12. Classes will be held at noon and will last 45 minutes. The Pilates classes are for all levels and are included at no charge with a gym membership. Everyone is welcome to attend, just drop in at Groaners and get the class schedule and visit with manager Cindy Nelson or call 983-7070. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The deadline of March 31 to enroll under the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. Syringa Hospital and Clinics has personnel who have received the specialized training to become certified in-person assisters (IPA).February 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop and Sterling Bank in Riggins are selling raffle tickets for a one-of-a-kind metal art work made by Tom Travis. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and all proceeds will go toward medical expenses of the premature daughter of David and Elizabeth Galli, Lillian. The family will be returning to Riggins when Lillian makes a few more hospital milestones. The drawing is set for March 8 and the art work is on display until then at Sterling Bank in Riggins.February 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Remember, according to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho workers receiving financed extended unemployment benefits will receive their final payment for the week ending Dec. 28 under federal legislation that discontinues the program at the end of the year.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Saloon and Cafe will be closed on Christmas Day this year, but will still be taking reservations for Christmas parties and special events. Reminder: They are also closed Mondays and Tuesdays until May, and open at 11 a.m., Wednesday through Sunday.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.November 6, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.October 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
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