BOISE – Statewide, district and school final results are out for the fall Idaho Reading Indicator. Like the preliminary statewide data released in October, the results show that more Idaho students in first through third grade are performing at grade level than was demonstrated in the new IR…

WHITE BIRD – Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird has a familiar face at its helm. After being gone from the area since 2006, Pastor Randy and Sue Myers are back.

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene was host to its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 24. More than 200 people had lunch at the school that day with the church providing the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and a v…

WHITE BIRD -- Winter has come and showed its ugly temperatures and, of course, this also brought the snow and wind. We got anywhere from 3 to 7 inches depending where you were in White Bird. Now it's supposed to get a little warmer for the next week or so, but don't let this fool you. Winter…

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… It’s December and it’s time to think about a Christmas tree. If you want to cut your own tree, here’s a few options for you. McFeron’s Family Christmas Tree Farm sells u-cut trees, any size for $30. They are located at 2665 Lu…

LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Ladies, wash your hair, polish your nails, get out your best earrings....Men get a shave and haircut, and wash your favorite Levi’s; it’s time for the Lowell/Syringa EMT Christmas Dinner and Auction. As is tradition, it will be held at Ryan’s Wilderness Inn on Highway 12 …

RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “A simple Thank You has magic…it warms the heart and creates a moment of connection and peace between two people” from GratitudeHabitatt.com.

ELK CITY -- The annual Christmas Craft Sale at the school today, Dec. 3, and again Dec. 4, 3:15 to 5 p.m. If you didn’t make it yesterday, get there today.

KOOSKIA – “At Clearwater Valley Elementary School, our students have checked out 2,680 books so far this year,” CVES Principal Joe Rodriguez told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Nov. 18 meeting. “That’s more than has been checked out at GEMS [Grangeville Elementary Middle …

    The upperclassmen team, Jive Turkeys, beat the freshman team, Average Joes, in the annual Grangeville High School dodgeball tournament, held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. Two 10-player teams participated, each paying $10, which goes to the Lifetime Sports class to help offset expenses for …

    LOWELL / SYRINGA -- There’s frost on the pumpkins this morning. Lorraine Smith from Syringa will be busy making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, and probably mincemeat, too. She is a quiet gardener, who is also an amazing cook, and her mate, Greg, too, and her son, Mark, too. I’m not sure abou…

    WHITE BIRD -- You're from Idaho if...we had sun, rain, hail, and snow so I think all the seasons were once again covered. It's going to get cold for the next few days, so stay bundled up when outside and remember those fur babies too.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I stopped by the teen center in Kamiah Friday and learned that Vinnie Martinez recently joined the staff there. Martinez is a former Clearwater Valley High School teacher, beloved by many CV students and Kooskia area community members. I am happy to see him in a job wher…

    RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for each other as well as many other blessings…count your blessings and see how they add up; your worries will dim in view of all of them.”

    COTTONWOOD -- The Prairie Pirates won the State Football Championship by defeating Lost Rivers at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow on Friday night with a score of 26-6. The win gave the Pirates their third win at state in six years.

    ELK CITY -- Debbie Rendleman would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support at Bingo Night. This is a twice a year fund-raiser that she puts on for every kid in town, from babies to high school seniors, to shower them with Christmas gifts.

      Stanley Modrell opened the Nov. 18th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Gary Crea read the prayer. E.G. Akins was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 33 meals served at the site with 32 meals home delivered. Pinochle winners were John Purdy, 1st-3,520 and E.G. Akins, 2nd-3,360.

        Mariel Arnzen opened the Nov. 19th meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- It’s time for another fun Kamiah Characters play. “Cooking can be Murder” is a comedy in two acts. Show time is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 22, at the Kamiah School Multi-purpose room. I really enjoy the funny, light plays this group performs and…

        LOWELL / SYRINGA -- To decorate for Christmas yet, or wait until after Thanksgiving, that is the question! When do you take that big step? Put away your yellow and orange vest, and get out the red one with a big reindeer with ornaments on the horns? Mine might be a little too tight this year!

        WHITE BIRD -- Well "It" is arriving - "It" being Thanksgiving, so I hope everyone either traveling for the holiday or just staying home to relax, enjoys the long weekend. Stay safe!

        RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Be that person who roots for the other person, tells a stranger he/she looks amazing, and encourages others to believe in themselves and their dreams.”

          The November meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:01 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 4, in the GHS ag classroom by President Earl Musick. Eleven people were present. The secretary’s report as distributed via email was unanimously approved. Brenda Heckman presented the…

            Stanley Modrell opened the Nov. 4th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Barbara Henderson led the dinner prayer. Juanita Seay was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 67 meals at the site with 28 meals home delivered. Today’s guest was birthday girl, Gail Stowers. Carol M…

              Chris Maestas opened the Nov. 12th meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer. There were no guests this week. There were 38 meals served with 24 takeouts. Marianne Wren won the free dinner.

              GRANGEVILLE – “The Grangeville FFA Alumni group is all about supporting the kids in the Grangeville High School FFA program,” said alumni member Marie Heckman. “We want to see the kids succeed and grow with in the agriculture community.”

                Mariel Arnzen opened the Nov. 5th meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

                  COTTONWOOD – Planning for the worst-case scenario -- a subject attacking a school, intending to hurt children – will be the focus of a three-day course for regional emergency service responders set in Cottonwood this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

                  Grangeville Elementary Middle School held its Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 8, under the direction of music teacher Carla Astle. Participating were the student body who sand and played in the band (with instructor Danica Schmidt), the local Boy Scouts and guest speaker Jinny Cash.

                  Grangeville High School’s FFA chapter organized the Veterans Day assembly Monday, Nov. 11. Idaho County Veterans Service Officer Lucky Gallego spoke to the student body, students shared their thoughts, the band and Varsity Blue Choir performed under the direction of Danica Schmidt and vetera…

                  Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTO held its annual jogathon fund-raiser this fall. Bringing in the most money for their school were (L-R) Clayton Keeler, Kobe Nadiger, Zoey Alm and Daxton Alm. All children received a pedal car with the exception of Nadiger who received a laser tag game.

                  WHITE BIRD -- Are we getting our Indian summer or has Mother Nature decided it is time for the season to change to winter? We are staying in the mid- 50s for the next week, but getting down in the 30s for the nights. Stay warm...the Medical and Relief, along with the American Legion and many…

                  RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.” author Unknown. This spurred another thought…Live now making memories and enjoying the time you have together with family and friends.

                  ELK CITY – Here is a belated photo of the “Maze of Doom” that was the Halloween event at the school. Looks pretty scary! A special thanks to all the volunteers who produced it.

                  LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Is there anything better than a weekend doing nothing? Eat whatever you want, watch massive amount of football in front of your wood stove, check your e-mail and Facebook every once in a while, stay in your PJs or sweats, call your mom, let the dogs veg out on the couch. …

                  COTTONWOOD -- As I write this Monday morning I am reminded of my husband, Virgil, and all the men and women who gave of their time to help protect us over the years by serving in the military. We salute all veterans today and all thru the month of November. I am especially proud of my classm…

                    The November meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:01 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 4, in the GHS ag classroom by President Earl Musick. Eleven people were present. The secretary’s report as distributed via email was unanimously approved. Brenda Heckman presented the…

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