The Kooskia Saddliers will hold an obstacle and trail challenge Sept. 18, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and start at 10 a.m. Entries are $10 for juniors up to age 13, $10 per horse for novices, and $15 per horse in the open class. Spectators are free and all are welcome.

      Cornerstone Teen Center is now accepting applications for a shooting sports program for Camas Prairie and Clearwater Valley youth grades 7-10. Supported by the NRA, Idaho Friends of NRA, CCI, and local benefactors, this program is tailored for youth that are home-schooled or attending privat…

        The fall hunter education course for the Grangeville area is scheduled Sept. 20-Oct. 2 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Register online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education for the class to run 6-8 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday.

          WHITE BIRD — White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Sunday, Sept. 19, at the arena. Young ladies 13-18 who are interested can call Kami Fogleman for details: 208-983-8779.

            Organizers say, “Hope all the gardens have been going well,” and also that there will be no Backyard Bounty meeting this month, Sept. 20. Watch for a posting for next month.

              COTTONWOOD — Prairie Junior-Senior High School music and band instructor Terryn Pitcher is seeking donations of band instruments for the school district’s program. Currently, the school does not have enough instruments for fifth and sixth graders to play at school. If you have an instrument …

                GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Sept. 23 and 24, for children ages birth to 5 years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minutes to …

                  KOOSKIA — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Friday, Oct. 1, for children ages 3 to 5 years. This will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minu…

                    GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) ASB council will be host to a Vitalant blood drives Wednesday, Oct. 6 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the GEMS Community Room. The goal is 35-45 units of blood per drive, and, if the goal is achieved, GEMS will receive a $2,000 STEM grant.…

                      OKINAWA, Japan – U.S. Air Force squadron aviation resource management airman first class Kelsey Pilant Summers was recently promoted to staff sergeant in the 44th Fighter Squadron.

                      GRANGEVILLE — The documentary Skeleton School has appeared in nine film festivals from the Tetons to Toronto to Tokyo, including four festivals where it was selected as a finalist. On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., the Blue Fox theater in Grangeville will present a screening of the 30-minute …

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony, instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, drew a crowd of more than 300 people of all ages. The youngest g…

                      WHITE BIRD — I received the September edition of Ruralite the other day and saw some White Bird locals made the front cover of the magazine. There was a very nice article about the change from Hoot's Café to The Confluence and the new owners, Dan and Heather Suresus. They have brought many c…

                      ELK CITY — Friends of the Elk City Library hosted an end of the summer party for the library’s summer reading program on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Bingo was the name and reading books was the game. With ‘Book Bingo’, the thirteen participants received a Bingo card with titles of books, magazines, mo…

                        GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Community Foundation has opened its 2021-22 grant cycle. Nonprofit organizations that serve Grangeville and the immediate area are welcome to apply for funds for projects consistent with GCF’s mission to enrich the quality of life in Grangeville. The foundation has …

                          LEWISTON – Sixteen Lewis-Clark State College students have received more than $107,000 in total scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year from IdahoSTARS project.

                            GRANGEVILLE — The seminar and discussion “Sexual Purity in an Impure World” is set for Centennial Evangelical Free Church, 408 N. College Street, Grangeville, Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

                              COTTONWOOD — Note the Pioneer Senior Citizens will host a free appreciation lunch on Sept. 21. Menu for Sept. 21 will be: roast beef, salad bar, mashed potatoes w/gravy, roasted Normandy blend, pineapple/apricot cobbler w/whipped topping and a whole wheat roll. Call Lynn Thompson at 208-962-…

                              Reporter’s note: For several years at the Idaho County Fair, I have noticed a grandparently couple sitting in the corner of the livestock barn. This year, I took the time to visit with them. Within a few minutes, I realized why I was drawn to them: They remind me of my own parents. They love…

                              As I watched the Olympics, heard highlights, and read highlights, it made me ponder what winning means to some people. Is it about proudly displaying a medal around their neck? Is it bragging rights? Is it overcoming a personal best? Is it earning a spot on a team? At what point do we stop c…

                                CLEARWATER — Clearwater Grange annual Chili Feed is almost here. The date is Saturday, Oct. 2. On the menu is chili, cornbread, beverage and dessert. There will also be a silent auction to bid on. Donations will be taken for the meal.

                                  Last Wednesday, Sept. 1, Clearwater Valley Elementary School students arrived for their first day of school. After a quick breakfast, they headed outside to the playground. At 8:10 a.m., the children lined up by class, then followed their new teacher to the classroom. Principal Joe Rodriguez…

                                    Some were pensive, most had smiles and all seeped some excitement on the first day of classes at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) Wednesday, Sept. 1.

                                      BIG CEDAR — Hot, fresh fry bread tacos will be available at the historic Big Cedar schoolhouse picnic pavilion on Friday, Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes a fry bread taco with beans, veggies and toppings, a dessert taco and a soft drink for $7.50 adults and $5 for 12 and younger.

                                        GRANGEVILLE — American Legion Post 37 will hold its September meeting tonight, Wednesday, Sept 8, at 6 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Center. All veterans are invited to attend to find out the American Legion’s missions and goals. For questions: adjutant Jinny Cash, 208-983-1033.

                                          GRANGEVILLE — The City of Grangeville reports Walco will no longer pick up city yard waste containers on Mondays on the south side of town. However, through the end of October, they will pick up your yard waste container on your regular garbage pick-up day instead. Simply set your container …

                                            GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospice will host hospice volunteer training sessions Wednesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soltman Center, 600 W. Main St. Grangeville. Refreshments and lunch will be provided both days. Preregister by calling Syringa Hospice at 208-…

                                            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Remember the return of the Big Cedar Taco Feed is this Friday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a fresh, hot fry bread taco outdoors on the grounds of the historic Big Cedar one-room schoolhouse. Tables and chairs are provided. Dinner and a soft drink are $7.50 for adults and $5 …

                                            ELK CITY — Nita Maxwell writes on behalf of the ECVFD: “The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department thanks everyone for their support at our food booth, during Elk City Days. Also, much appreciation to the town landowners for their great response to our annual subscription drive; along with addit…

                                            WHITE BIRD — The First Annual O.C. Abbott Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Grangeville Golf Course. The tournament is to honor OC as a longtime White Bird resident who was very active in our community and in the American Legion White Bird Post #152. The proceed…

                                            Pictured in Alaska in mid August, Grayson Biesecker, 6, of Stites, gets a hold on a recently caught sockeye salmon.

                                            Pictured are students at the Mt. Idaho School in 1946. The one-room schoolhouse was part of Mt. Idaho School District 1 and later merged with Grangeville. Pictured (L-R) — front row: unknown, Barbara Workman, Earl Wilson, Larry Case, Carol Sharp, Jerry Sharp, unknown, Kaylyn Garten; second r…

                                              The first annual OC Abbott Memorial Golf tournament fund-raiser for American Legion Post #152 is scheduled Sept. 18 at Grangeville Country Club, with major prizes provided by Hammer Down River Excursions and Killgore Adventures. Green fee is $100 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, lunch…

                                              This man was taking a walk up above the Grangeville watershed area on a recent Saturday morning, before the high heat hit, in late August. Although they were following him loyally, he said the dogs were not his, but belonged to his neighbor.

                                              Riggins Ambulance recently announced installation of the ZOLL X Series Advanced to improve care during cardiac emergencies. As stated in their Facebook post, “The ZOLL has the capabilities of obtaining a 12 Lead EKG of our patient’s heart. We are able to send that 12 Lead to the hospital bef…

                                                In 1847, missionary Henry Spalding shipped two barrels of “Indian curiosities” to his friend Dr. Dudley Allen in Kinsman, Ohio. Inside included Nez Perce shirts, dresses, baskets and horse regalia —some decorated with porcupine quills and others with precious dentalium shells and rare elk te…

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