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Lorie Palmer

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Legislative rep from D.C. visits Hope Center: Newsletter draws assistant to view site

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.

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Dave ‘graduates’ from GHS after 34 years

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.

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Pratts serve as grand marshals

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 helps with CV, GEMS school supplies; Community drive also assists students

Real Life Ministries has once again eased the burden of Grangeville parents — and will even extend that blessing to Kooskia-area parents this year.

RadioShack is now Verizon phone dealer

It's Your Business

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.

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Royal Wave

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.

Hospital board seat open after resignation

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.

Remembering Robin Williams

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.

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Huckleberry heaven: Area a haven for purple berry treats

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.

MVSD calendar sees a few changes for 2014-15

This fall’s Mountain View School District 244 calendar looks a little different.

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Food program faces strict regulations: Manager receives award; Chartwells services renewed

Food service in schools can be a tricky business. Ask Maureen Burney who manages the Chartwells program for Mountain View School District 244.

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Residents, activity director help make garden profitable

Inch by inch, row by row, Lester helps makes this garden grow.

Nez Perce Tribe grant helps fund area school programs, counselor at CVES

Local schools will benefit from the generosity of the Nez Perce Tribe this coming school year.

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Last in concert series is Idaho County Orchestra: Performance to benefit food bank

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.

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New trustee: Randy Bartlett; Elk City resident joins MVSD 244 board

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.

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Richards at the helm of Grangeville PO

Those who frequent the Grangeville Post Office have probably noticed a new face in the past few months.

Brown Bag 2014: Heaton to discuss appraisals

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.

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Facelift improves GHS athletic fields: Moving gates, sidewalk, ticket booth all help enhance site

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.

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Syringa Hospital concerns discussed; trustees delay Main Street helipad issue until spring

“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.

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Rehder-Jungert joins Syringa

Syringa Clinic has a familiar face in a new provider. Jan Rehder-Jungert was recently hired and will work in the clinic part time.

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Sweet Silver

Olympian Pikus-Pace visits Grangeville, thanks locals for their part in her success.

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Horse show draws 34 participants

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.

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Brown Bag 2014: Ronnenberg to discuss breweries Aug. 6

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.

Local favorite to perform at park: Josh Crosby Band to take stage Thursday

The first two weeks Grangeville Summer Concert Series have come and gone with large crowds gathering in Pioneer Park each week.

Chamber to host meeting July 24; it’s ‘Selfie’ time

It's Your Business

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.

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Border Days 2014: Eggs, parades and rodeos – Oh, my!

Hot weather, good food, friends and family – it must have been Border Days.

Stites Days celebration set for weekend

“A Southfork Celebration” is the theme for Stites Days Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.

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First in summer series to feature bluegrass band

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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Hometown Heroes

Grangeville High School graduates ...

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2014 Grangeville Border Days Celebration

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.

Donations sought: Food bank shelves near empty

Shelves are bare and people are in need. That’s the biggest news for Camas Prairie Food Bank.

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Where are they now: 20 year update

Long says wreck gave her ‘clear direction’

Twenty years ago the future was very uncertain for Shelby Long.

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Border Days 2014: McCulley to serve as marshal

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.

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Baby diagnosed with rare disease: Funds sought to help with care expenses

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.

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Town hall meeting draws crowd, discussion on hospital renovation

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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Campbell honored for 40 years at Wells Fargo

It's Your Business

Kim Bixby is the May employee of the month for St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

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eCybermission virtual project:

Students are state winners

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.

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Author shares love of storytelling with Kooskia kids

“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.

Syringa Hospital: Making it better: Town hall meeting to address facility renovation plans

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.

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Distinguished Young Women: Four to compete for scholarships June 7

“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.

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Nuxoll, Pauley to be honored at CV

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.

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Reading programs set for summer: Kick-off party is June 6

Fizz! Boom! Read! It’s time for a summer full of reading fun at Grangeville Centennial Library.

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Kids give back through community service projects

“It’s a good thing to learn to give back,” said Katrena Foltz Hauger.

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CenturyLink awards local grants: Students choose recipients as part of class project

“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.

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Summit Academy honors top two grads

Summit Academy will host its graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. Michael Waters is the class valedictorian and salutatorian is Rachel Frei.

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Three at top of GHS class

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.

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The Baby Project: Program teaches abstinence, responsibility

“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.”

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PHS honors top grads: Graduation set for this Friday

Prairie High School will honor its top 2014 graduates at its ceremony set for Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.

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LeCates, Simler on top at KHS

Kamiah High School honored its top two students for 2014 at its graduation ceremony, which was held Saturday, May 24.

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Election: Hudson gets GOP nod; levies, revenue bonds pass with voters

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.