New rule in effect this season
Idaho County youth will become a little better at protecting their noggins this year. The Idaho 4-H office will enforce the statewide rule of every county’s horse 4-H club member wearing a riding helmet during any horse-riding activity.
Kamiah Joint School District 304 patrons will head to the polls Tuesday, March 11, to decide on a $650,000 supplemental levy for the 2014-15 school year.
School children had the chance to learn about transportation through music when the band Buffalo Hump Syndicate put on the program “Americans on the Move.”
It’s time for prom and your daughter doesn’t have a dress to wear. What do you do? Thanks to a group of local volunteers, a solution to this problem is becoming a lot easier than a trip to Spokane or Boise. The Princess Project is an international program that has expanded into Idaho. It is open to all teen girls from the area including Orofino, Weippe, Pierce, Kamiah, Kooskia, Stites, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Nezperce, Winchester, Craigmont and Greencreek. Local people donate previously owned formal dresses which are then given to local girls for proms and other formal dances.
The Monday, Feb. 10, lockdown at Grangeville High School may seem like a waste of time in hindsight, but that’s not how Mountain View School District 244 superintendent Kent Stokes is looking at it. “I actually believe this was a blessing in disguise,” Stokes said. The lockdown of Grangeville schools resulted from a report a person had been seen carrying a gun into the school. The firearm turned out to be a toy gun for a school play prop.
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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.
The roots run deep in McComas Meadows. And Harpster’s Monty Spears has spent a lifetime tending to those roots. Spears, a fourth generation descendent of the meadows, recently published the book “The History of McComas Meadows, 1894 to Present.”
When that annoying little beep comes from somewhere in your house, don’t ignore it. It may just save your life. The first week of February Harold and Eldene Wasem noticed the carbon monoxide detector in their home beeping. Eldene pushed the buttons and then decided the unit needed a new battery.
Sixth grader Makayla Roberts was busy last fall making scarves, hair flowers and other items. She worked at the December craft fair at Grangeville Elementary Middle School to sell the items she made.