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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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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 email@example.com.
“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.”
“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.
A familiar face is again gracing Alicebelle’s Beauty Parlor.
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...
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.
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.
Once again, a job move has thwarted the efforts of Mountain View School District 244 to retain a board member.
Goal is 1 million
Junior Krystin Uhlenkott is helping bring awareness to the Ronald McDonald House in a big way.
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.
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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.
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.
We’ve all heard that change is good. At least we can agree it’s inevitable, right?
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.
‘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.
Book includes local sports figures
Think you know sports history? Come up against Lewiston’s Dick Riggs and you just may change your position.
A lifelong dream was recently fulfilled for Prairie Junior-Senior High School’s Jayde Wilson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real Life Ministries has once again eased the burden of Grangeville parents — and will even extend that blessing to Kooskia-area parents this year.
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LifeFlight will be hosting tours of their helicopter Friday, Aug. 22, in Cottonwood. The helicopter will be landing on the open area above the Prairie football field around 11 a.m. and will stay for approximately two hours.
American Indians donned their respective regalia for the Chief Lookingglass Parade in Kamiah, Saturday, Aug. 16. The parade was one part of a three-day festival that included dancing, drumming, food and friends.
Scribner retires; ends on high note
A seat is available on the Syringa Hospital Board of Trustees and a new member is currently being sought.
Robin Williams death struck a chord with many people for a variety of reasons. That his death was due to suicide hit us extra hard.
Crop is better than average this year
The aroma of a familiar fruity scent fills the woods. The noses find the bushes before the eyes do. However, once the eyes adjust, it’s purple berries as far as the eyes can see.
This fall’s Mountain View School District 244 calendar looks a little different.
Food service in schools can be a tricky business. Ask Maureen Burney who manages the Chartwells program for Mountain View School District 244.
Inch by inch, row by row, Lester helps makes this garden grow.
Local schools will benefit from the generosity of the Nez Perce Tribe this coming school year.
Mountain View School District 244’s board has a new face. Trustee Randy Bartlett of Elk City was appointed by the board to replace Keith Evans of Clearwater who resigned earlier this year due to a move.
The Idaho County Orchestra will present the last in the Grangeville Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Grangeville’s Pioneer Park. The orchestra features six violins, cello, bass, guitar and harp.