Despite a year of COVID-related disappointments and no one to play for a Friday night football game, Grangeville High School students made the best of it with a week of fun activities including the homecoming parade in the sun held Friday, Oct. 9. Here, students ride by Idaho Street where el…

    GRANGEVILLE — A couple of goals by Naomi Connolley and a long shot high under the bar by Mia Rioux sealed a first-round district tournament bye for the GHS soccer girls, who beat Bonners Ferry 3-1 last Friday, Oct. 9, and who will play Timberlake at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Coeur d’Alene C…

      Grangeville Elementary Middle School kindergarten through third-grade students participated in the GEMS Jogathon Friday, Oct. 9. The perfect fall day had temperatures in the mid-70s and students ran through bubbles to fulfill their pledges. In conjunction with the 4-8 color run, GEMS PTI and…

      Grangeville High School volleyball player Camden Barger hands a pink flower to Mrs. Katina Dennis, GHS English teacher, at the Dig for a Cure volleyball game during homecoming week Oct. 6. Dennis is currently battling cancer. Pictured (L-R) are Holly Lefebvre, Mrs. Dennis and her son, Wyatt Dennis.

      Prairie Junior Senior High School celebrated homecoming the week of Sept. 21., and fourth grader Sam Rehder got into the action. The son of Chris and Amanda Rehder, Sam dressed up as Principal Rehder, complete with detention list. “Sam is my cousins Chris’s son,” Jon laughed. “I thought it w…

      (L-R) Kristy Beckstead, advocate with YWCA-Grangeville, and volunteer Lola Cornejo were busy tying purple ribbons on Grangeville’s Main Street lampposts Friday, Oct. 2, to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The YWCA office in Grangeville is located at 221 Main Street No. 2. Call Be…

        During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via e-ma…

          GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the GHS library, 6 p.m. Michelle McClure from LCSC will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms regardless of where the studen…

            KOOSKIA -- Kooskia Emergency Services is offering a beginning EMT class starting Oct. 15. For information contact local EMS/EMT service or Mary Rogers at 208-926-0892.

              MOSCOW – Dylan S. Hull-Nye of Greencreek, was one of 263 sudents who graduated from the University of Idaho during the summer. Hull-Nye received a M.S. in statistical science.

                WHITE BIRD – The annual community Halloween party will be held at the White Bird IOOF Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. The event will include contests for costumes (all ages), pumpkin carving (bring your pumpkins carved) and scarecrow decorating (bring decorated scarecrow) for kids and ad…

                  GRANGEVILLE – A self-defense class for youth and adults will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at The Gym, 1005 State Highway 13 in Grangeville. The youth class starts at 10:30 a.m., and the adult class (ages 18 and older) starts at 1:30 p.m. Wear gym attire.

                    GRANGEVILLE -- The Snowhaven Ski Patrol is offering an OEC- Outdoor Emergency Class - to become a ski patroller. This will be an on-line class with weekly hour sessions to work on practical application used by First Responders. Class starts Nov. 11 and cost for fees and books is $300. Those …

                      GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County Recycling, Grangeville site only, will be open on a temporary basis on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning Oct. 20. Saturday hours will remain the same, 9 to 11 a.m. For questions or to volunteer, call Tisha at 208-451-0381 or e-mail idahocountyrecycling@gmail.com.

                      GRANGEVILLE – When I moved to Idaho permanently 26-plus years ago, I learned that people camp year-round. For fun. Even people who don’t have little kids to please. Just regular, normal people who enjoy setting up a little home-away-from-home in the woods. They do this in the spring as soon …

                      GLENWOOD-CARIBEL -- If you're familiar with firearms, you might know what checkering is. If you're not, you might not. It's both a functional and a decorative way to give the shooter more grip on the stock, especially when it is wet or greasy. Parallel grooves are cut into the grip panel and…

                      Riggins Fire Chief Jeff Joyce did his yearly presentation last Thursday, Oct. 8, at Riggins Elementary School for grades pre-k through 5th grade during fire prevention week. He brought two fire trucks and firefighting tools and gear. Students learned to “get low and go” under the smoke, as w…

                        Mariel Arnzen opened the Oct. 6 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Alle-giance and also led the dinner prayer. There were 29 meals served with 50 home deliveries. Barbara Rehder won the free meal.

                        COTTONWOOD -- We had a nice rain over the weekend. It washed away the smoke again. It is really starting to look like fall. We have a huge flock of blackbirds around here and they are getting all my apples, so I better get them picked.

                        ELK CITY -- As many of you know, we have a small museum housed in the Elk City Hotel. Many people come by and enjoy looking at the numerous photos dated from 1898 to the 1960’s, as well as some artifacts that have been found and/or donated from our area. I have the pleasure of meeting these …

                          BOISE -- The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) recently announced that a small amount of CARES Act funding is still available to assist humanities-based organizations that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Revised guidelines and an increase in funding levels was introduced …

                          ELK CITY – “I want to say this is a great team to work with, one that wants the very best outcome for this school,” Dennis Kachelmier said at the Sept. 21 board meeting held at Elk City School (ECS).

                          GRANGEVILLE -- With paintbrushes, Sharpies and attentive eyes, several young women were lined along the front of Syringa Hospital last Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, putting new life and color onto decorative birdhouses located within the planter area.

                          STITES -- “We want to create an attractive place for community residents and passersby to stop and to gather” said Gerry Cathey of Stites.

                            COTTONWOOD – Bring in your old, expired, unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal on Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at HUB International, 501 Kings St., Cottonwood. The Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) and the Cottonwood Police Department are participating in this National Pre…

                            Mariel Arnzen opened the September 29 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

                            KAMIAH — It had been the best of times! Everyone was doing well. Many children were added to families as blessings, insuring the status and well-being of their clans. The stock market was up, their extensive cattle herds were growing by the day. Prosperity and flourishing characterized life.

                              LA MIRADA, Calif. — Stephen Goldman of Grangeville was named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence. Goldman was one of approximately 1,500 students who were named to the dean's list in spring 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean's list to honor those with a GPA of …

                                KOOSKIA -- The Ridge Runner Fire Department will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Elementary School gym in Kooskia. The business meeting will be to update the community on the fire department, vote on new by-laws and elect new board members.

                                  GRANGEVILLE – American Legion Post No. 37 will meet tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Community and Veterans Outreach Center at 318 E. Main Street. All members are requested to attend. Call 208-983-1033 with questions.

                                  Artist and Grangeville High School graduate Katy Ann Fox recently participated in the Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Quick Draw, hosted by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. She and about 30 other artists had 90 minutes to produce a new work of art. Part of the proceeds of the sale of the art goe…

                                    GRANGEVILLE – The Embrace Grace program through the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will postpone its start until January 2021. Embrace Grace is a support group for unwed moms-to-be that will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested can call the church to sign up, 208-983-055…

                                    The Clearwater Baptist Church makes a statement at its backside as one of the first things people see when driving into the town of Clearwater. The church is located on the town’s Main Street.

                                      SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Michael Nelson, of the Grangeville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve in the Arizona Scottsdale English speaking mission for a 24-month mission. He is the son of Michael and Natalie Nelson of Grangeville.

                                        COTTONWOOD – A Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima is set for Oct. 10, noon, at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. Participants will walk down Lewiston Street past the hospital, through downtown and up King street. It is about half mile walk. For those who do not want to walk, there wi…

                                        More than 50 people participated in the 11th annual Grangeville Life Chain event on Sunday, Oct. 4. This is an international event and was one of more than 1,000 being held on this day for the local Christian community to provdie a visual statement of solidarity against abortion.

                                          KAMIAH -- Area residents are invited to join in praying for our nation at the 2020 Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon, on U.S. Highway 12 by the Clearwater Bridge across from Riverfront Park in Kamiah. The Rosary Rally will be one of thousands held throughout the United…

                                          On Sunday, Aug. 30, Pastor Geoff Stevens of the Kamiah Christ Church baptized eight people at Three Devils Beach in the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Clearwater River. Stevens baptized Pamela Stout, Wyatt Stevens, Todd DeBurg, Wendy DeBurg, Georgia Stevens, Kadin, JD Carver and Rylee Deal.

                                          Royalty was crowned at halftime last Friday night, Oct. 2, during the homecoming football game for Clearwater Valley against Lapwai.

                                            The next 3 Rivers Radio Club meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Cafe on U.S. Highway 12, two miles east of Kamiah. Anyone with an interest in radio is welcome.

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