Born and raised a Dutch citizen in Indonesia on the Island of Java, Pearl Barden never saw what was coming in 1942.
How many of you juniors and seniors here have a plan following graduation?” Jared Everson asked students at Grangeville High School.
Cottonwood’s Prairie High School graduate David Swisher was either in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time, depending on how one looks at it.
Mountain View School District is seeking a trustee for its school board.
To have a helipad on Main Street or not? That question will hopefully be answered for area residents.
‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year … but not for everyone. Many local residents are struggling with food needs year-round, but especially during the holiday season when money is tighter and needs are greater.
For the second year in a row, Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF) awarded grants to a variety of local groups.
There’s a new face running around at Les Schwab Tire Center in Grangeville.
Nov. 4 unofficial election results; county voter turnout high at 60 percent
Tuesday night unofficial election results show a GOP sweep in the Idaho County Commission race, with Dist. 1 incumbent Skip Brandt and Dist. 2 newcomer Mark Frei receiving the voter majority.
Doctor Jim Dardis knew what he wanted to do with his life from a young age. “I still remember in first grade writing on the board that I wanted to be a doctor,” he said. “And my family said they remember me saying it before then.”
Friends gathered at The Gallery in Grangeville for the annual “Pumpkin Therapy” night Thursday, Oct. 23.
As Winnie the Pooh so aptly stated, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
After 15 years of retirement, Mt. Idaho Gymnastics (MIG) is back in full force. “Everything just came together like a perfect puzzle,” smiled MIG owner Lynn Welborn. “Really, there was just one miracle after another.”
Dr. Grauke speaks to Grangeville women
“Breast cancer runs in my family, so it really hits home for me,” Dr. Luke Grauke told a room full of about 20 women at the Soltman Center Wednesday Oct. 15.
What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2014 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Chloe Rowland, Aidan Acton and Sydney Rylaarsdam-Schoo. In the intermediate category are Anna Kaschmitter, Sydney Andrews, Lauren Goldman and Rachel Kelley. Senior honorees include Mitchel Nuxoll, Selena Davila and Elizabeth Orgish.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have my own quilting shop,” said Christina Doughty. That dream comes true this week when she and her family open “Quilt Treasures.”
Story hour, teen read on tap for this week
Where’s the hub of the community? Well, one of them is in the center of town at Grangeville Centennial Library. According to librarian Becky Hosman, the library has a lot going on, including some upcoming activities.
It's Your Business
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is a one-time deal,” said Nicole Lowe of White Bird. “If it doesn’t pass, we lose the school and its property, period.”
A familiar face is again gracing Alicebelle’s Beauty Parlor.
“Are you going to be scared if a fireman has to come to your home in the middle of the night?” asked Grangeville Volunteer Fireman Andrew Lane.
Grab the girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmas and make a date for Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon, at the Soltman Center.
2007 accident leaves McAdow paralyzed but ‘disability’ doesn’t slow him down
The past seven years have been hard rows to hoe for 22-year-old Tom McAdow. But don’t offer a him any sympathy – that’s not what he’s looking for.
Area domestic violence task force members were tying one on Monday, Oct. 6. Tying ribbons, that is.
Matt Jessup received some exciting news Sept. 11: He passed the bar exam.
Standing in proxy for his mother, Joanne Sonnen, Allen Sonnen was the last man standing Saturday night, Oct. 4.
‘God thought I was worthy’
Who knew that a lonely, abusive childhood would ever give credence to a young Christian as she visited half a world away? More than 20 women were in attendance at the monthly Encouragers meeting Sept. 25 when Yolanda Stout of Grangeville briefly told about her recent mission trip to Cambodia.
Memorial to Dominick Boyd also set up
“I enjoy helping the community,” said Grangeville High School junior Zach Told...
A couple trying to be good Samaritans left a Slate Creek couple searching for their beloved dog last week.
It seems last week was a week for recovering lost pets. Julie Cuffe of Grangeville discovered a visiting feline on her home’s roof Sunday, Sept. 21.
Those who would like to attend a plant workshop at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird Saturday, Oct. 11, need to register with Kathy Stefani so enough packet information is available.
Once again, a job move has thwarted the efforts of Mountain View School District 244 to retain a board member.
If things go as planned, Kooskia’s Syringa Clinic will be seeing a facelift.
Two new faces have joined the ranks at Kids Klub, Inc., this year. Anissa Burgess and Abigail Cartright were hired as employees for the youth development program for the 2014-15 school year.
It's Your Business
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.
Goal is 1 million
Junior Krystin Uhlenkott is helping bring awareness to the Ronald McDonald House in a big way.
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.
Book includes local sports figures
Think you know sports history? Come up against Lewiston’s Dick Riggs and you just may change your position.
‘We saw the [GHS] sign’
As the ’80s lyrics go, “I saw the sign. I opened up my eyes and saw the sign.” A new brightly-painted sign at Grangeville High School is hard to miss. And that’s a good thing.
We’ve all heard that change is good. At least we can agree it’s inevitable, right?
A lifelong dream was recently fulfilled for Prairie Junior-Senior High School’s Jayde Wilson.
The removal of two large trees – one cottonwood and one maple – in front of Syringa Hospital last week is the beginning phase of renovation plans for the facility.
A variety of historic preservation ideas were brought to the attention of a specialist and people interested in the area’s past, Aug. 28. Nine local residents attended a meeting held Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum.
At the age of 8, a little girl dug through her mother’s sewing scraps. To keep her busy the little girl’s mother set up her daughter with a needle and thread to go with the fabric.
Collaboration between St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and Syringa Hospital and Clinics may be in the works, albeit tentatively.
Grangeville High School has another star. An interscholastic star, that is. Senior honor student Kaleala Bass is the recipient of the Idaho High School Association (IHSAA) and United Dairymen of Idaho Interscholastic Star Award. Soon her banner will hang at the school along with those earned by Landon Loeber in 2003 and Megan DeFord in 2010.
List varied for Idaho County
“New Rule: Don’t name your kid after a ballpark. Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their newborn son, Wrigley. Wrigley Fields,” said television commentator Bill Maher.
Never underestimate the power of a grassroots newsletter. After all, it’s what got legislative assistant Rebecca S. Cotton from her D.C. office to Grangeville.
A face familiar to Grangeville High School patrons for more than three decades will soon move on to the next chapter in her life book.
Nestled between the towns of Stites and Kooskia on the banks of the Clearwater River may just lay the best place on earth. Just ask Chuck Pratt.