KAMIAH -- Christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber will be making a visit to Kamiah Friday, Aug. 23. The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites the public to rock out under the stars at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park on Highway 12. Gates open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8…

      HARPSTER -- Harpster area freelance writer and Kamiah schools substitute teacher Norma Staaf has filed to run for Mountain View School Board Trustee, zone 2 in the November 2019 election.

      ELK CITY -- Elk City Days was crowded with people having a great time. Many came to celebrate as you can see by the photos. Don’t forget to see more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elk.city.idaho.83525/.

      COTTONWOOD -- This week is the Idaho County Fair and my sister, Bonnie Gehring, is the grand marshal this year. Her whole family has been involved in the fair for many years, including managing the food booth for about 15 years. We are so proud of her!

      RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “It doesn’t matter what you look like. You can be tall or short or fat or thin, or handsome like your father or you can be black or yellow, or white. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character.” The Addams Fa…

      LOWELL / SYRINGA -- The big 50 is the birthday Lara Smith, of Lowell, celebrated during the past weekend, with partygoers from all over the United States and beyond. Karen DeSanto, Steve Smith, Tammy Parrish, etc. It was a great, happy, celebration with a trip north to the Coeur d’Alene Reso…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- SHAZAM! The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will show the 2019 hit movie Shazam at the Kamiah Riverside Park on Thursday, Aug. 8. This movie is based on the comic book superhero of the same name and can be described as comedy in the fantasy/science fiction genre …

      COTTONWOOD -- Combines were out this week harvesting canola and grass fields. The wheat will be ready soon. Our family went camping up on Grangeville mountain and had a great time. Time spent with the grandkids is always special. We picked a few huckleberries, too.

      RIGGINS -- My quote of the week: “When the elderly die, a library is lost, and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” Take the time now to visit with your loved ones and record or write down their stories and/or wise sayings, times from their childhood days or courting days, or day-to-da…

      ELK CITY -- Many of you may not know, but Joe King was a steady volunteer, cleaning the public restrooms at the Elk City Park for several years. With his passing, we are seeking volunteers to take his place. If you would like to volunteer and serve the community and visitors, please contact …

      Ashley Nelson demonstrated exactly why The Fabulous Kingpins are so fabulous when Drew Mosman engaged her during his impromptu performance Saturday night of Prairie Days 2019.

      From the Friday night BBQ to the parade, Bingo in the Eller building to the Saturday night dance, Prairie Day regulars, like myself, enjoy various aspects of the annual town celebration.

      Has anyone ever experienced a bout of depression? I’m not talking about the long-term clinical depression that needs medical assistance. I’m talking the occasional I-just-want-to-sleep-forever kind that goes away with a dose of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream and a chick flick; whi…

      In a state like Idaho, elections can be frustrating with many voters feeling like their votes don’t really count. However, every vote counts in the $445,000 supplemental levy election for the Nezperce Joint School District #302. Last year, the levy passed on a vote of 187 to 82.

      When the idealistic fathers of the first Border Days celebration were dreaming about an old west exhibition beyond anything ever before attempted in the northwest, the celebration was referred to as “Frontier Days.”

        GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Super 8 in Grangeville. The organization also plans to have an informational booth at the Idaho County Fair this week.

          Stan Modrell opened the Aug. 5 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the dinner prayer. Dick Seay was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 68 meals were served at the site and 35 hot meals were home delivered. We celebrated John & Mary Purdy’s “37” th and they…

            Mariel Arnzen opened the August 6 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the prayer.

              Stan Modrell opened the July 29 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Henderson offered the dinner prayer. Glenn Suhr was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 85 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. We celebrated Lyman Gilmore’s birthday. Carol Ma…

                Mariel Arnzen opened the July 30 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the prayer.

                GRANGEVILLE -- After a two-plus hour special board meeting Monday, Aug. 5, -- most of it in executive session -- Mountain View School District 244 board voted to hire a superintendent.

                  The Mountain View School District 244 board of trustees will hold a special meeting starting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the district office in Grangeville. The board will consider hiring and contract matters, according to a notice from Becky Hogg, clerk of the board.

                  WHITE BIRD -- Can we say summer is going so fast that here it is almost the end of July. We'll be getting ready for the Idaho County Fair and then the start of school...Yes! I did say school, already!

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