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Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

Following on the heels of the Third Amendment, and enforcing the notion that “each man’s home is his castle,” the Fourth Amendment has been the basis for many opinions regarding appropriate law enforcement and governmental procedures. Again, we are looking at an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from governmental ...

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Cottonwood fire chief committed to protecting community

Roy Uhlenkott’s great-grandfather bought a plot of land just south of the monastery in Cottonwood from a gentleman who had failed his homesteading bid. Roy’s great-grandfather built a home there and raise his family. Roy, his father and grandfather also raised their families in the same house. With Roy's family ...

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Kooskia Internment Camp brought to life

Note: Update to correct first name of President. KOOSKIA – Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans were gripped with fear of another impending attack. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded by issuing Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. This authorized the deportation and incarceration of Japanese-Americans. ...

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Third Amendment address our right to privacy

Not since the Civil War has the Third Amendment been tested. It's an obscure little section, but a critical one addressing citizen's right to privacy. The following is a transcription of the Third Amendment to the Constitution in its original form. Amendment III No Soldier shall, in time of peace ...

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Lonesome was our very own Hollywood star

You may not have known there was a movie star in your midst. But if you live in Idaho County, and more specifically the Slate Creek area just off the Salmon River, this is very true. If you are a Western movie aficionado, I would wager a bet you have ...

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Second amendment arms a nation

I will preface this week’s blog post stating my family has had a tragic connection to gun violence. But wait, don’t stop reading just yet as you may be surprised with my opinion on this amendment. The following is a transcription of the Second Amendment to the Constitution in its ...

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White Bird antique store a historic relic itself

Travel south from Grangeville on the White Bird grade and at the bottom you will find a tiny, but historic community. Just off Highway 95 is the White Bird community, just a stone’s throw from the site of the White Bird battlefield. If you make a trek to White Bird, ...

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Riggins helicopter company to the rescue

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/feb/03/70864/ RIGGINS – American society has been aptly dubbed a throw-away culture. No longer need something, throw it away. No longer want something, throw it away. It extends beyond material goods. Shelters overflow with unwanted and discarded pets. Recently, Valley County residents rallied to the assistance of two such unwanted ...

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Deciphering the First Amendment

Following on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, now seems a perfect time to address the First Amendment. Let’s dissect how it was written and what it means. The following is a transcription of the First Amendment to the Constitution in its original form. Amendment I Congress shall make ...

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The clock that stood the test of time

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/27/70626/ GRANGEVILLE – If a clock could talk, the grandfather standing in the Grangeville Wells Fargo branch would tick out quite a tale. Neither flood nor fire could destroy his old bones. He’s travelled from Europe and across this great country eventually stopping in Grangeville where he has resided for ...

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Inghram cleans up community a piece at a time

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/26/70563/ GRANGEVILLE - “Thanks Obama!” All kidding aside, when I tell you about Grangeville resident Roger Inghram I imagine you will say the same. It is not meant in jest, as a current viral video about the former U.S. President does. (If you haven’t seen it, Obama tries to dunk ...

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Inspecting the Bill of Rights

On Dec. 30, 2016, I traveled to the Grangeville Centennial Library for a little research. I found a large, three-dimensional display marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. I was intrigued and thought maybe there was an opportunity for me to write publicly. Following the holidays I returned ...

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Horse rescue reveals love story on multiple levels

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/26/70562/ STITES - It’s not February yet, but I am about to tell a tale of love. It’s a story of a man’s love for his horse. It’s a tale of the love between two horses. And if selfless risk for another can be described as love, it is that ...

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Rowland tireless in community efforts

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/26/70555/ COTTONWOOD – Some individuals seek the limelight. They are driven by drama, and seek to acquire accolades. My daughter calls them divas. Then there are others who fly under the radar. They work tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure activities run smoothly and events pull together unhitched. They devote ...

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Finding the spirit of the Prairie Pulse

You may, or may not have noticed a prolonged absence of the Prairie Pulse. I’d like to chalk it all up to illness, but the fact is that most of the absence is completely unrelated to my health. I have in fact taken time to reevaluate how I proceed with ...

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A History of Service

When I was six years old, my father was sent to Fort Carson, Colo., to serve as the base dentist. We lived there until I was nine and he was discharged from the military. I still remember his dark green camouflage uniform and his glossy black combat boots. We lost ...

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Following the trail to Florence

I hadn't planned to write about Florence again so soon. But an impromptu trip yesterday with Dan Doherty of Slate Creek led through the wilds of Idaho County to what remains of the gold rush town. He called early in the week and said the weather would be perfect this ...

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Searching for ghosts in Idaho County

You may have asked yourself why is the Prairie Pulse posting on a Monday, rather than Saturday this week? This is no trick, but rather a little holiday history treat. Today, this Halloween 2016, I decided to indulge in a ghost story of another sort. I am delving into the ...

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Florence history scripted like a western movie

During last week's blog about the Gold Point Mill and the birth of Elk City, I discovered its link with the long gone city of Florence. I should reiterate the fact that I moved to Idaho two years ago in September; so the history of Idaho County is new to ...

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Gold Point Mill discovery, or so it seems

ELK CITY – The trouble with researching history online – and fast to boot – is that invariably you get information incorrect. On Oct. 12, I published a photo from our files that was not identified in our records. I scoured the internet hoping to connect the photo to a ...

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