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Lorie Palmer

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Jump in for Justin: Unique fund-raiser nets support for Riggins man

What happens when friends try to think of a way to help someone in need? A unique – and fairly wet – way of raising funds.

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Love Life Walk: Man walks to ‘honor the gift of life’

Steve Fugate has logged more than 36,000 miles by foot in the past 15 years. “I was on my first walk along the Appalachian Trail when I got the news I lost my son … to suicide,” Fugate said. He stopped at Big Dan’s Barbershop where Dan Gautney cut his hair last Thursday, May 15.

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Dumars is new face at GCC: Golf course kitchen, pro-shop under new management

Grangeville Country Club’s kitchen and pro shop are under new management with a familiar face.

Primary election next Tuesday, May 20

Voters head to the polls to decide contested races, as well as school district levies, in the upcoming May 20 primary elections.

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‘I Want My MTV ’:History revisited, rock and roll style

The heart of rock and roll is still beating in … Grangeville. “That’s right, one-two-three-four, turn right, foot pound, shimmy, shimmy,” said Kathy Stefani as more than 20 students ...

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Stevens’ to offer abuse prevention training

When Renee Stevens began working with her church’s youth she helped in many different areas. This volunteer effort led her to believe there is more adults can do to protect kids.

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Corner deli open for business

Food opportunities in White Bird just got a little bit brighter. Steve and Lynn Kernutt opened “Lonnie’s Corner Deli” last week. The business is located on Main Street to the right of the stop sign upon entering town.

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GCF awards local educators

Grangeville Community Foundation hosted its first Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award celebration at The Gallery May 1.

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Evans Honored

Keith Evans was presented a plaque by Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes Thursday, May 8, for his seven years on the school board.

MVSD seeks $2.6M levy: Vote set for May 20

Patrons will go to the election booths May 20 to help keep Mountain View School District 244’s programs on tap for the 2014-15 school year. The levy request of $2,663,246 remains at exactly the same amount as last year, which will leave taxpayers coming up with the same amount which is a little more than $3 per thousand of assessed value after homeowner’s exemption. For example, a person whose home is valued at $100,000 would pay approximately $300 for the year.

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Cox purchases Windshield Magic

“I’ve been looking for a part-time job for 10 years and an opportunity finally came up,” smiled Holly Cox of Grangeville.

USPS food drive set for May 10

It's Your Business

More than 76,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance through Your Health Idaho during the state’s first open enrollment period. Although open enrollment wrapped up at the end of March, Idahoans who experience significant changes in their lives may qualify for a special enrollment period. Call 1-855-YH-Idaho.

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SPPS receives $141k technology grant

Sts. Peter and Paul School will be tops in technology now thanks to a recent grant. School officials applied to the E. L. Wiegand Foundation for funds to help update computers and additional technology at the Sts. Peter and Paul School.

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1994 Riggins Rodeo queen, Farris, still in the saddle

“I think being rodeo queen really boosted my self-confidence,” said 1996 Grangeville High School graduate, Amy Aiken Farris. “I was never afraid to try and once I got past the fear of public speaking ... well, let’s just say I am not afraid to talk anymore,” laughed the now-wife of Jeff Farris and mother of two.

Kinsley opens appliance repair business

Mike Kinsley of Grangeville recently finished on-line schooling to prepare him for this new phase in his life as an appliance repairman.

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Remembering Harpster veterans:‘Patriot Wall’ open house set for May 18 dedication

An undertaking started more than a decade ago is coming to full fruition. The Patriots Wall at the Harpster Community Building will be dedicated May 18 and now includes the names of Harpster area veterans from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict. “This was started by Don and Esther Morrow in 2002,” explained community volunteer Jan Adams.

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Students do well in HOSA competition

Local high school students recently competed at the state level in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) at Boise.

1.8 percent in county don’t have complete plumbing

It's Your Business

Meet The Tribune night will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant. This is a chance for people to come out and speak their minds and meet the gang. On hand will be Butch Alford, Nathan Alford, Marty Trillhaase, Craig Clohessy (city editor) and Grangeville’s own Kathy Hedberg. Stop in, visit with the Trib people and have them buy you a cup of coffee.

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Harpster historical home renovated:

An 1890s home with a lot of history recently got a facelift – but it has retained its original style. “I wanted to maintain the historical look of the home while updating and repairing everything,” said Jim Moody of All-Around Realty in Grangeville. He and wife, Susan, own the home and have worked with a friend to prepare it to sell.

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Eyes On Their Fear

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Idaho Theater for Youth performed “The Jabberwocky” (based on a Lewis Carroll poem) at both Grangeville Elementary Middle and Clearwater Valley Elementary (Kooskia) schools last week.

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Rockin’ Robin

It was looking like spring in mid-April for this fat robin resting in tree in Grangeville.

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Community garden gets more beds: Grangeville Lions donate time to build 16 boxes

Thanks to the Grangeville Lions and a host of donations the Camas Prairie Food Bank’s community garden will have at least another 16 garden beds this summer.

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Sigler obtains CCA accreditation

Some extra class time and studying has led Daniel Sigler to a lateral move in his career. Sigler, a Primeland serviceman, completed his Certified Crop Advisor accreditation and during the next year will train as a field agronomist for Primeland.

Dinner to benefit mission trip

The community is invited to a fund-raising dinner Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m., at the Eagles Hall on North C Street. “I’m cooking, and it will be an authentic Mexican meal,” smiled Yolanda Stout.

Free Easter dinner set for The Hangout

It's Your Business

Do you have plans for Easter dinner? The Hangout in Cottonwood will host its annual free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. The menu will consist of ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and a dessert.

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Police pursuing leads in case resulting from April 2 incident

(Another) bomb threat causes delay at Grangeville schools

It’s like Groundhog Day: The same thing keeps happening over and over. Patrons in Mountain View School District 244 were greeted with an automated call Wednesday morning voiced by Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal Alica Holthaus, April 2, 7 a.m., stating Grangeville schools would be starting two hours late. “As people probably suspected, it was another bomb threat at Grangeville High School,” said superintendent Kent Stokes.

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Double time: Second win for Singh in state geo bee

Amrit Singh did what no other Grangeville student has done in the 26-year history or the state geography bee: He won two years in a row.

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The Christmas Doctor: Old-time Grangeville physician topic of book

“My father died in 1976, and thereafter I felt a strong desire to gather the precious experiences of his life,” said Tom Weber in the introduction to his book, “The Christmas Doctor: The True Story of Dr. J. P. Weber,” published by AuthorHouse in 2013.

This week is ‘Circuit Breaker’ property tax reduction deadline

It's Your Business

April 15 is the last day to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your property taxes.

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Syringa receives clean audit for FY 2013

The books are in order. Syringa Hospital received a clean audit from Crandall, Swenson, Gleason and Wadsworth Chtd, certified public accountants.

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Seniors keep it cool:Nutrition program obtains appliances; seeking donations

Cooks at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center’s nutrition program had an icy reception Monday, March 24: A walk-in cooler greeted them. “Actually we’ve had it for a while but it’s now installed and working great,” smiled cook Joyce Forsmann.

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Ewing opens heart to India needs: Helps bring clean water to villages

Trips to India for the past five years have brought local pastor Brent Ewing to a place of deeper understanding – and love.

Junior girls invited to take part in scholarship program

Calling all high school junior girls from Craigmont, Nezperce, Cottonwood and Grangeville: Get your acts together. Literally.

Destination orphanage

India is in the hearts and minds of more than one Grangeville church body. Bob Helena will lead a team to Hope House Orphanage in Lonavale, India, April 5-18. Helena will be accompanied by his wife, Terri, as well as fellow Grangeville Church of the Nazarene member Cynthia Onthank and two others from Spokane and Meridian.

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Mennonites make Grangeville area their home

Woman speaks on life as Amish, Mennonite

A group of Mennonites have recently made their home in Grangeville. Edith Engbretson spoke to a group of nearly 50 women at the monthly Encouragers meeting at Oscar’s Restaurant, March 6.

Districts set levy votes for May 20: MVSD 244 amount same as 2013; Cottonwood, Riggins set sums

Trustees for Mountain View School District 244 made the decision March 17 to stick to the status quo for 2014-15. Board members voted at their regular monthly meeting to request a one-year $2,663,246 supplemental levy – the exact same amount as last year.

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Students fare well at mock trial competition

Guilt or innocence – and a whole lot of arguing, witnessing and research – hung in the balance recently as Grangeville High School students took part in a hands-on trial.

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Imprint Graphics opens on Main Street

From customized shirts and aprons to water bottles and towels, Imprint Graphics has it all. The store, located at 158 East Main Street, Suite 3, is a cozy haven that offers a plethora of gift items as well as easily-personalized items such as tea towels, shirts, onesies, tote bags, aprons, bathrobes and pillow- cases.

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Character Work

Clearwater Valley Elementary School teacher Delise Denham (right) worked on a character traits collage with her second and third grade students March 10. (Top) Axl Fairbanks and (bottom) Tia Haukedahl show their finished projects.

Trustee sought: MVSD 244 zone 2

Mountain View School District 244 is seeking a new trustee. Zone 2 board member Keith Evans from Clearwater resigned effective this month. Evans will be moving to Lewiston. He has served on the board since 2007.

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Students fare well at mock trial competition

Guilt or innocence – and a whole lot of arguing, witnessing and research – hung in the balance recently as Grangeville High School students took part in a hands-on trial.

Community invited to GHS drug-free program

Event set for Thursday, March 20

An interactive video and a group discussion will be part of the Idaho Drug Free Youth’s i2i event set for Thursday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Grangeville High School cafeteria.

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Group discusses Doig book

“I didn’t choose this book – it chose me,” said Wendy Green. Green was the scholar for the “Let’s Talk About It” series Tuesday, March 4, at the Grangeville Centennial Library.

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Challenging the thought process: Math (Common Core Style)

Although some of the Common Core State Standards have had negative light shed on them, in Joe Tosten’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School second and third grade classroom, the math techniques are making kids think.

Royal Time For Girls

Idaho County Fair royalty (queen Holli Uhlorn and princesses Marie Munger and Emily McHugh) put on the annual Little Princess Tea Party in Cottonwood Saturday, March 15. More than 80 little princesses attended for an afternoon of snacks, crafts, goodie bags, photo sessions and a wave and walk session with not only the ICF royalty, but also the royalty for the Lewis County Fair: queen Katy Haight

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Music For Breakfast

People came in by the droves for the annual White Bird Joe Wilson St. Patrick’s Day Sausage Feed breakfast Sunday, March 16. A breakfast of sausage, pancakes, eggs and beverages was served, friends visited and the Old Time Fiddlers entertained for the event.

Districts say ‘Yes’ on school levies

“Yes” was the word for local school district patrons Tuesday, March 11, when it came to education levies and improvements.

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Chinese paper cutting helps fashion handmade books

“What did you like best about studying China?” Catherine Smith asked her class of homeschooled fifth and sixth grade students.

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Fire Dance

Fire science education for youth merged with the performing arts when the University of Montana CoMotion Dance Project performed Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Performance at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia Monday, March 10.

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Animal Ark seeks area foster homes

Families needed to socialize stray dogs, cats

Do you have extra time, space and love? A stray animal could benefit from your assistance. “Animal Ark is in desperate need of volunteer foster homes for rescue dogs and cats in Grangeville and in the Camas Prairie area,” explained volunteer Mary Ann Davidson of Grangeville.