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Don’t wait; use the good China

As we clean out papers and glass (my mom loved pretty glassware) we are afforded a lot of good memories. The one thing that has made me feel particularly gloomy is my mom’s beautiful Noritake China.

April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Seasons celebrates with deals

Seasons Restaurant in Grangeville is celebrating its 6th anniversary and customer appreciation day Tuesday, March 14. Breakfast special is biscuit and gravy/ham and eggs for $5; lunch is a cheeseburger and fries or Santa Fe salad for $5; and dinner is bite-sized steak for $10. Great prices! Stop by 124 West Main Street or call 983-4203.

March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Why I want a ‘perfect’ Christmas

I pretty much lived an idyllic childhood. Every holiday, every milestone, every event was special. I have to be careful, as an adult, that I don’t let my childhood ruin Christmas for me.

December 21, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Boojie? Fleek? Rickroll?

As we start the school year, I thought it would be a good time to give a little overview on some recent additions to the Merriam Webster Dictionary (as well as other on-line dictionaries). Recent as in the past three years. The evolution of words and phrases is quite interesting. Don’t ask for fry sauce in some Eastern states – they don’t know what you mean and they might hand you a container of gravy or cheese. Soda is said instead of pop and it’s pocketbook instead of purse.

August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

More than spuds: Idaho has much to celebrate

You may love living in Idaho, but what do you really know about the Gem State? This Friday, March 4, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter kicks off commemoration of Idaho Day, recognizing Abraham Lincoln’s signing the congressional act to make Idaho a territory on March 4, 1863.

March 2, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Pair seniors with teens for prime benefits

A recent Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey tells us our high school kids are involved in a few things we would rather they didn’t experience. While some seem like rites of passage or areas we may not have control over, there are other areas where we can step up and take action.

February 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Stories behind best-loved tunes

We all sing, hum along with or listen to the Christmas carols and songs of the season, but how many know the stories behind some of the best-loved tunes? Here’s a history of a few of my favorites.

December 23, 2015 8:23 a.m. read more..

Help decorate downtown Grangeville Nov. 13

Grangeville’s <strong>Umpqua Bank</strong> on Main Street is collecting hats, gloves and coats for those in need, through Dec. 1. A special emphasis is on the hats and gloves this year. Drop items off in the bank’s collection box. 983-0600.

November 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..

Scribner, Tucker: epitome of working board members

All too often nowadays there are those who want glory for the sake of looking good and are not willing to put in any elbow grease. That is definitely not the case for Grangeville’s Judy Scribner and Kooskia’s Dick Tucker.

October 7, 2015 6 a.m. read more..

Why we shop local

We’ve all shopped the big box stores and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are things we can purchase from those facilities that we can often not get in our small towns.

November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Support student innovation and curiosity

The teenage years are perhaps the most important time for students to develop their individual skills and interests. It is one of the greatest times for character development that begins to turn teenagers into adults.

October 1, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

‘Yes ’ vote May 20 part of supporting public education

Supplemental schools levies will be held in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Riggins May 20. The state of Idaho has failed in funding its public schools. Yes, public schools cost Idaho about $1.3 billion in 2013-14, the largest part of the state’s $2.8 billion budget – but Idaho simply needs to do a better job.

April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Surprise! You owe tax money. What?!

Haven’t received your tax refund yet? There’s a chance it might not be coming. The Washington Post recently reported on several taxpayers who are being held responsible for some very old debts. Mary Grice of Maryland had her refund of nearly $3,000 taken – without notice — to pay for a supposed overpayment.

April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

What tests don’t measure

As the season rolls around again for standardized testing in our schools, let us remember a few things. First of all, we all understand there has to be some standard of measurement so we as parents and a society can make sure our kids are indeed learning.

March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

GHS lockdown: Reaction, aftermath appropriate

Two weeks ago, Grangeville High School underwent a lockdown due to a report of a person on campus with a firearm. In due course, this was determined unfounded, and life went on. In reflection: Was this an overreaction? Was it unnecessary? Even in pro-gun Idaho County, the reality today – as unfortunately demonstrated in past incidents nationwide — argues “not at all.” In fact, response by both the Mt. View School District 244 and local law enforcement showed a proper response that followed procedure and focused on quick response and safety.

February 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Remember the victims: Robert and Cheryl

Procedural error or not, the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole made the correct decision last week when it overturned an earlier decision to parole murderer Bryan Lankford in 2018.

January 22, 2014 6 a.m. read more..

Not too late to thank veterans

I didn’t meet my father for the first time until I was 8 months old. It was 1968 and my mom, brothers, Dave Jr., 10, and Steve, 7, lived in Custer, Wash., while my dad completed his tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force.

November 6, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


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