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Lorie Palmer

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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.