Prairie High School senior Holli Uhlorn had a different Thanksgiving than ever before. She spent the day traveling and a week away from family to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.
Supt. Stokes would like more local control
For Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes, it’s all about local control. Or at least it should be. “I don’t believe the lawmakers in Boise know what’s best for our rural schools and I would like to see local control,” Stokes said.
Tolo Lake outside of Grangeville seemed to be frozen clear across on Jan. 2 as the sun shone through the clouds during a 25 degrees temperature spike that day
Recently, Idaho has been named in more than one poll as in the top three states for volunteering.
If Idaho County is any indication, then it’s no surprise that the State of Idaho was recently ranked third (in a tie with Kansas) for “most charitable.”
Students remember sixth-grade class
Thirty years ago, four sixth-grade students in Mr. Pete Lane’s class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School were caught on camera learning to do CPR.
Concrete was poured last week at Syringa Hospital’s main entrance in the next step of this ongoing renovation. The project started earlier this year as part of a multi-phase remodel and renovation of the hospital utilizing funds bequeathed by the Orrin Webb family.
New toys, old favorites make kids’ Christmas lists through decades
Do your grandkids’ Christmas lists contain things you can’t even pronounce? When you read the Letters to Santa section are you dumbfounded over what kids are asking for? What’s a Wubble? A Wii? A Furreal Friend?
Sts. Peter and Paul School students were busy practicing their annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 17, for that evening’s performance. Pictured are (L-R) shepherds Tristen Beeson, Parker Garman and Dylan Miller.
In Idaho, 53 percent of families with young children are low-income. This is the fourth-highest among all states and above the national average of 45 percent. Idaho also has the second-highest rate of poverty among families in which all resident parents work. This is from the recently published Idaho Kids Count Report.
Grangeville High School basketball cheerleaders (L-R) Jennifer Hodges, Katelynn Robinson, Marissa Kennedy, Ashley Bradley and Anastasia Bearden were on hand Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Eagles Aerie to help wrap gifts.
“This is an opportunity for us to remember our loved ones who have passed on in a very meaningful way,” said Dr. Danny Griffis.
Physician and nursing shortages are nothing new in rural areas.
Grammy Awards aren’t just for the rich and famous. Grangeville High School’s band is one of 120 schools nationwide up for a Grammy.
Local volunteers sought to ring Salvation Army bell, collect funds: Kettle drive money stays in community
The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign has begun ringing their bells in Grangeville.
Three local students have been named winners in a First Amendment essay contest.
Scared, young and full of dreams, Robert and Linda Nida embarked upon a new business venture in 1984. Thirty years later, that business is still a staple on Main Street.
Enter the Enchanted Woodland Holiday this week as Syringa Hospital Foundation’s 21st annual Festival of Trees (FOT) event finds a new home for 2014.
Toys for Tots is up and running.
The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene hosted its 30th annual Community Thanksgiving dinner at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 23, serving more than 200. Longtime organizers Doug Long and Joe Bednorz will step down and allow others in the church to coordinate the event starting in 2015. Pastor Mike Greenwood thanked the men – and many additional volunteers – for their years of service. Pictured here, church members serve the dinner.
arly 30 years in motion, the Grangeville Holiday Gift and Food Fair is an annual event for many people in the area. The 29th fair is set for this Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.
Don’t be fooled by a call from the nation’s capital.
Bright yellow and orange walls, a paradise welcome and an inviting place to relax are all part of the new Aloha Laundry at 817 Cunningham Street. Bob and Carolyn Haning opened the new business last week and are still putting the final touches on it.
The GHS Concert Band has been selected to perform at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, March 14, 2015.
What costs $7 to deliver halfway across the world (or maybe all the way across the world) and brings priceless joy? A box full of goodies through Operation Christmas Child, of course.
Born and raised a Dutch citizen in Indonesia on the Island of Java, Pearl Barden never saw what was coming in 1942.
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.
How many of you juniors and seniors here have a plan following graduation?” Jared Everson asked students at Grangeville High School.
Mountain View School District is seeking a trustee for its school board.
‘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.
To have a helipad on Main Street or not? That question will hopefully be answered for area residents.
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.”
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.
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 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.