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.
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.
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.
Those who frequent the Grangeville Post Office have probably noticed a new face in the past few months.
Pack a lunch and head over to the local museum for Grangeville’s Brown Bag program starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, and running through Sept. 24.
A little upkeep can make a huge difference. “We’re just trying to keep our properties looking good with what we have,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes.
“This is very unusual for us to have this many guests – I have never seen this in my five years on the board,” stated Dave Green, chair of Syringa Hospital board, at the regular meeting Monday, July 28. More than 40 people – including hospital administrators, board members and staff — attended the meeting.
Syringa Clinic has a familiar face in a new provider. Jan Rehder-Jungert was recently hired and will work in the clinic part time.
Olympian Pikus-Pace visits Grangeville, thanks locals for their part in her success.
The 2014 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 26, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena with 34 4-H members participating in the show to complete their 4-H projects. Judges for the show were Bobbie Chambers of Cottonwood and Kim Bixby of Grangeville. Jill VonBargen of Nezperce was the trail class judge.
Grab a lunch and head over to the local museum for Grangeville’s Brown Bag program starting Wednesday, Aug. 6, and running through Sept. 24.
The first two weeks Grangeville Summer Concert Series have come and gone with large crowds gathering in Pioneer Park each week.
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The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly meeting on July 24th in The Gallery, commencing at noon. Carla Wilkins, LCSC Outreach Coordinator, will inform about what programs are available and what the Outreach Center can do for business.
Hot weather, good food, friends and family – it must have been Border Days.
“A Southfork Celebration” is the theme for Stites Days Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.
Grab the lawn chairs and picnic basket and make your way to the Pioneer (City) Park this Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m.
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Activities run through to Saturday concert
Cut ‘em loose with the 103rd annual Border Days celebration that begins today, July 2, and runs through Friday, July 4. In addition, a country music concert is set for July 5.
Shelves are bare and people are in need. That’s the biggest news for Camas Prairie Food Bank.
Long says wreck gave her ‘clear direction’
Twenty years ago the future was very uncertain for Shelby Long.
Born and raised in Canfield on the Doumeq Plains above the Salmon River across from White Bird, Alfred J. “Al” McCulley grew up in a large family.
June 10 forever changed the lives of Jeremiah and Jenna Crane. Jeremiah, a 1995 graduate of Grangeville High School and 1999 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, was caring for his 4-month-old son, Isaac, when the infant became unresponsive. Jeremiah revived him and the family went to children’s hospital where Isaac was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia.
Hot topics include main entry, helipad
A covered drive-through entrance, the loss of longtime trees and a helipad designation were the main hot topics at a June 12 Syringa Hospital meeting.
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Kim Bixby is the May employee of the month for St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.
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What’s an eCybermission? Ask several Grangeville Elementary Middle School eighth graders in Mrs. Bea Edwards’ class and they just might have an interesting and enthusiastic answer.
“My little sister came and grabbed my arm when we were at the park and she said, ‘Come on! It’s important! Come see!’ and I was like, ‘I will in a minute!’ but she dragged me over there,” said an animated Ruth Smith in Mrs. Denham’s classroom, May 21.
County residents interested in the future of Syringa Hospital and Clinics are invited to a town hall meeting set for Thursday, June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center on the truck route.
“We are really excited for this event and think for our first year we are doing great,” said Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie program co-chair Kim Johnson.
Clearwater Valley High School will honor valedictorian Adrianne Nuxoll and salutatorian Ana Pauley at its class of 2014 graduation Friday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Fizz! Boom! Read! It’s time for a summer full of reading fun at Grangeville Centennial Library.
“It’s a good thing to learn to give back,” said Katrena Foltz Hauger.
“At CenturyLink, our vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities,” said Jim Schmidt, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Idaho and southeast Oregon.
Summit Academy will host its graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. Michael Waters is the class valedictorian and salutatorian is Rachel Frei.
Three students will graduate at the top of Grangeville High School’s class of 2014: Alex Nuttman is valedictorian while Alexanderia Rockwell and Phillip Walters will serve as salutatorians.
“I’m not having babies until I’m ready,” said eighth grader Nikki Parks as she lugged a child carrier into her evening dance class. “This is getting old.”
Prairie High School will honor its top 2014 graduates at its ceremony set for Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.
Kamiah High School honored its top two students for 2014 at its graduation ceremony, which was held Saturday, May 24.
Unofficial Tuesday night election results have Abbie Hudson as the Republican pick for Idaho County Treasurer over incumbent Deanna Hall. In regional school levy votes, patrons in districts 242, 243 and 244 were across the board in approving these requests. Bond measures in both Stites and White Bird passed voter approval.