Lorie Palmer

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Berg is new owner of Farmers’ Insurance Agency

Farmers’ Insurance in Grangeville is under new ownership. It even has a new mascot. Five-pound Gypsy, a purebred chihuahua, happily greets customers at the 112 Main Street office door with a sniff and some tail wags.

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Cottage on the Prairie accepting visitors

Are you in need of a weekend getaway? How about a place to house family members during the next reunion? Look no further than The Cottage on the Prairie (formerly Chateau by the Halfway Club). The Cottage is located behind Trestle Brewery in Ferdinand and offers two separate rooms and spacious living area. “I’m managing the pla

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Walkout becomes awareness walk, ‘challenge’ to kids

The message at Grangeville High School Wednesday, March 14, was one of hope: Hope for change, an open dialogue and the skills to agree to disagree – but always listen. “When students came to me asking about becoming involved in the National School Walkout, I offered a challenge to them,” said GHS Principal Randall Miskin. “We got people together and decided what we wanted our participation to represent.”

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Trustees attend ‘Day on the Hill’ to discuss education issues

School board members from across the state recently participated in the Idaho School Boards Association’s Day on the Hill in Boise. ISBA’s Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education. It also provides attendees time with colleagues from around the state to visit and share information and network.

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Hall receives ‘Woman of Distinction’ award

A local woman with a longtime presence was recently selected to be included in the forthcoming Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition. Hall was selected for “demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence,” the press release read.

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‘Where are we?’ on school safety; administrators talk to status, needs for MVSD

While funding and levies are at the forefront of local educators’ minds, thoughts also often cross over to school safety. This was no different at the Feb. 26 Mountain View School District 244 regular board meeting in Kooskia. “In light of the recent Florida shooting, what’s your status – where are we and what do you need?” board vice-chair Lot Smith of Grangeville asked administrators.

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Evelyn Ogden to celebrate 102nd birthday with open house

RESERVATION LINE ROAD — “I don’t have any secrets,” Evelyn Ogden shook her head. “I never in my life dreamed I would live this long.” Ogden will turn 102 years old Saturday, March 17. She was born in 1916 in Harrison, Idaho. “My grandparents ran a lodge there in Harrison,” she said March 8 from her home halfway between Cottonwood and Ferdinand. She lives next door to her nephew, Kimron Torgerson, and his wife, Daryl.

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CVHS to present classic musical March 15-17

What do you get when you cross a scullery maid with two horrible stepsisters and a charming prince and his comical sidekick? Why, it’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted Edition, of course.

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