GRANGEVILLE – “By the time I was in middle school, I was acting out and getting into a lot of trouble” Jason Stanley Marshall told students at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) Thursday, April 11.

GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) board chair Lot Smith and trustee Rebecca Warden came head-to-head with teachers and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) members Char McKinney and Carey Draper for another shot at negotiations Monday, April 1.

LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Come hell or high water. That is the statement of the week. The water is rising, the creeks are roaring, and mud is sliding down on to the highway (Highway 12) along with trees and rocks, so that we never know if we can make it east or west from one minute to the next.

ELK CITY – For those of you who haven’t been down river in the last few days since we got all that rain, there are close to a dozen places where debris has slid down the mountain and across the road. The photo shows one such just below the 24-mile marker. Thanks to the road crews, they have …

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This past week the news in the Clearwater Valley has been all about the historic levels of flooding from Stites to Kamiah. Water came over roads, with slides and blowouts leading to closures of highways and local roads. Water threatened people’s houses and businesses. Th…

    Five Nezperce High School students participated in the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Boise April 10-12. HOSA was formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America and continues to use the acronym despite the name change to Future Health Professionals.

      LOWELL / SYRINGA -- There’s a very fine line between being a true recluse, living alone, non-social, to exist only for solitude. To enjoy the sound of your own voice, to forage for your own food in the wilderness, to kill or be killed.

      WHITE BIRD -- April showers are sure to bring on the flowers. The fruit trees are budding or blooming depending where you live. It really is beautiful to see new life coming alive after their winter's rest.

      RIGGINS -- Quote for this week is mine: “Becoming a grammy or grandpa doesn’t mean you’re old, it means that you’ve been blessed with the most precious gift there is.” …and what a precious week we had with Finn and Darby…as well as a super time last weekend with Kylie and Ty.

      COTTONWOOD -- Rain is keeping everything pretty soggy lately. The only good thing about it is, it’s melting the snow. Flowers are starting to bloom already. Spring always gives you hope for a new year.

        COTTONWOOD -- The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held Saturday, March 30, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 150 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a "Penny Arcade," intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and…

          The American Legion marks its 100th birthday this year. Helping celebrate this were American Legion Grangeville Post 37, which held a birthday event Saturday, March 30, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. The celebration drew 115 attendees and included dinner, and awards recognition for EMS perso…

            GRANGEVILLE -- The 4th and 5th grade students at Grangeville Elementary Middle School will be performing the musical, "The Adventures of Lewis and Clark," on three different days by three different casts. The public is encouraged to come in and see these performances. Tuesday, April 23, (Van…

              KAMIAH -- On Friday, April 19, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB). will be hosting an egg decorating party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UYLC office at 413 Main Street.

                KOOSKIA -- Registration for new students entering kindergarten through fifth grade at Clearwater Valley Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year, will be Wednesday, April 24. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process. Call CVES at 208-926-4311 to reserve an app…

                  GRANGEVILLE -- On Monday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church will host missionary/speaker, Amaila Smith. The topic will be breaking free and living wholeheartedly for Jesus.

                  Grangeville High School held its prom Saturday, April 13. Voted queen and king are seniors (L-R) Paige Lindsley and Hunter Schoo.

                    The seventh meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:01 p.m., on Monday, April 1, by President Earl Musick in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Ten members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Brenda Heckman presented the treasu…

                      Stan Modrell opened the April 1 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane said the prayer. Sonia Dalgliesh was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 59 meals were served at the site and 35 hot meals were home delivered. We had no guests today. Shirley Crane shared a joke with …

                        Agnes Forsman Hill opened the April 2nd meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

                          KAMIAH -- On Friday, April 19, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB). will be hosting an egg decorating party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UYLC office at 413 Main Street.

                            KOOSKIA -- Registration for new students entering kindergarten through fifth grade at Clearwater Valley Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year, will be Wednesday, April 24. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process. Call CVES at 208-926-4311 to reserve an app…

                              KAMIAH -- Faith Lutheran Church at Kamiah welcomes all to special services this week. Palm Sunday service is at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14.

                              ELK CITY -- Don’t forget the Easter celebrations at the Elk City Baptist Church. There will be several services to commemorate the sacrifice on the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone is warmly invited to come to all services and fellowship with one another. Pastor Tom More w…

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I’m writing from the road this week. I’m in Ohio visiting my Mom who in her mid-80s is still active. Last night we went to see a spectacular rendition of the old Broadway musical “Singin’ in the Rain” at my old high school. The school is Rocky River High School, located …

                              Heaven’s Gate Brewery out of Riggins went above and beyond for the Nezperce Brewfest on Saturday, April 6 by bringing "a small bus load of peeps".

                              Audriana Fischer spent her spring break at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation helping residents keep their hands soft. This is her third year spending her spring break at GHR. “She is great help. I am so fortunate to have coworkers willing to share their kids with me,” said activities dir…

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) first Friday $5 Fund-raiser lunch is April 12 (not the first Friday this month since the Kamiah students have school on April 5 to make up a snow day.) Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. until they run out. Lunch is a chicken patty on a fresh Heart…

                              ELK CITY -- The community is invited to the school Thursday, April 4, for a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Family and Community Night. Come and see the different things the kids are doing at the school through these learning technologies. They received a $1,000 grant from Idaho S…

                                WHITE BIRD -- April has arrived...Spring break is over so now what to do next you might ask? Our little town is coming alive with green grass peeking out, along with flowers. Buttercups have been found, tulips inching their way up out of the ground and many are readying the garden spots for …

                                  Stan Modrell opened the March 25 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Henderson said the prayer. Ada Akers won the free dinner drawing. 60 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: E.G. Akins, first with 3,940 and Liz Hauger, second wi…

                                    The March meeting was cancelled due to snow. At the April meeting, we will be discussing planning for the annual Field Day exercise coming up in June. Field Day is a USA/Canada wide exercise to test our communications capabilities in the field for 24 hours using emergency power and temporary…

                                      Agnes Forsman Hill opened the March 26 meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

                                        GRANGEVILLE – The public is invited to the fifth annual World’s Fair, Tuesday, April 9, at the Centennial Evangelical Free Church in Grangeville, 408 North College St. This is open house style and will run from noon to 2 p.m.

                                          KOOSKIA -- Registration for new students entering kindergarten through fifth grade at Clearwater Valley Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year, will be Wednesday, April 24. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process. Call CVES at 208-926-4311 to reserve an app…

                                            GRANGEVILLE – A yard sale to raise funds for Cristo Vive (a camp for persons with disabilities which takes place at ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster) is set for Saturday, May 18, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene. Donations are currently being accepted. Contact Carol McLean at 208-507-1241.

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