Lorie Palmer

Community Editor


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Drug free GHS group brings its message to middle school

Grangeville High School Senior Lily Willig easily manipulated six “mannequins” last Friday, Nov. 20, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

Winter Magic: Saturday tree lighting set at Grangeville park Area towns to host events starting Dec. 4

Winter Magic tree lighting, sponsored by Grangeville Horizons Recreation Committee, is set for Pioneer Park Saturday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m.

Peer pressure can help steer youth from drugs


Peer pressure can be a good thing. You heard us right. Peer pressure can be a good thing. Maybe we should call it “peer encouragement.” Whatever the label, it can work in positive ways.

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Blackwell is Idaho’s school psychologist of the year

Dani Blackwell may be in a small, unassuming corner office in the back of Grangeville Elementary School, but she plays a big part in lives of local kids.

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‘Village Shoppe’ opens on Main Street

Maryann Gulotta knows what it’s like to be a business owner. And she likes it. She and her husband, Michael, owned a Christian book store in New York for 17 years prior to moving to Idaho. For the past several years Michael has served as pastor of the Christian Reformed Church.

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Oh, deer! Girls help young animal in distress

What started out as a leisurely afternoon horseback ride for two local girls turned into more of an adventure than they had bargained for.

New Idaho area code ‘986’ to be used in 2017

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.

Schools prepare for the worst ‘Hope for the best’

With a rash of school shootings across the United States – and recent incidents hitting closer to home in the Northwest – it’s no doubt parents may question the safety of their children locally. “Our number one concern is the safety of all our students,” said Grangeville High School Principal Steve Higgins.

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Local veterans honored at annual GHS event; Program planned by GHS senior Hailey Sullivan

“I wanted to do something to thank our area veterans,” said Grangeville High School ASB president Hailey Sullivan. “I hope this assembly helps to do just that.” Sullivan organized the annual Veterans Day tribute at GHS last Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Help decorate downtown Grangeville Nov. 13

Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank 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.

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