GRANGEVILLE -- A hurricane wails away and Nick and Selma are shipwrecked. They make their way to a small island with only one hotel -- the Jolly Roger Bed and Breakfast. Here, everyone mistakes them for the elusive, mysterious J.J Hay and his mother. The only problem is, someone wants Mr. Ha…

RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “It’s not the number of members in your team that makes the difference, it’s the Team in your members that makes it all count.”

COTTONWOOD -- We had quite a snowstorm on Sunday, which was so vicious it even had the electricity off for a little while. It started with rain and then turned to snow. The wind was up to 45-miles-per-hour for a while. We lost tree branches from our fir trees.

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is offering a spring session of the Strengthening Families Program beginning on March 4. This is a free, 14-week interactive workshop for parents and children ages 6 to 11. The weekly 2-½ hour sessions are designed to improve r…

ELK CITY -- For those folks who live in yonder parts, thought you might like to see some snow pictures!  The extensive snowfall has kept those with equipment busy plowing people’s driveways. That said, the ice build-up on all those plowed surfaces continues to get thicker, making a nightmare…

    Stanley Modrell opened the Feb. 17th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Henderson gave the prayer. There were 53 meals served at the site with 32 home delivered. Today was Charley Spengler’s birthday. Pinochle winners were Barbara Henderson, 1st-4,360 and Maria Camacho, 2nd-4,040.

    Chris Maestas opened the Feb. 18 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

    Groundbreaking for the new Camas Prairie Food Bank building at 411 E. North Street (in between Les Schwab and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation) began Monday, Feb. 24. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteers Darlane Lovell, Dave Jerolimek, Karen Jarolimek, Carol-Marie Schmidt, Alanna Lef…

    Grangeville High School class of 2020 held a Bingo fund-raiser Friday, Feb. 21, at the Idaho County Community and Veterans Outreach Center. Though attendance was low, spirit was high as Idaho County Veteran Advocate Lucky Gallego called numbers.

    Clearwater Valley High School senior Melanie Gianopulos had many supporters for her Feb. 15 “Run With Your Heart,” a 3K fun run/walk event, held at CVHS in Kooskia. Helping the heart health awareness event and fund-raiser were donations from the community, help from Freedom Northwest Credit …

    RIGGINS -- Quotes of the week: “When your heart is really into it, you just keep going and never give up.” This is just what our six Lady Savages do...and they are off to State Girls Basketball Tourney because of their commitment to keep going. Congratulations, ladies.

    ELK CITY -- Nancy Smart created a wonderful dessert for the VFW Valentine’s Day dinner and many people enjoyed steak with all the trimmings, as well as the red velvet cakes, red velvet cheesecakes, and chocolate covered strawberries.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I watched my grand-nephew Quinn Hall, a senior, and his fellow JV Bulldogs play against the Rams last Thursday at CV. They were action-packed games with the Bulldogs winning both JV and Varsity. I loved the lively music from the Clearwater Valley High School pep band dur…

    Cornerstone Christian Learning Center held its annual Notes and Floats fund-raiser at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Saturday, Feb. 15, featuring local country music artist Josh Crosby. CCLC is home to 25 students in preschool through fourth grades, and five teachers/staff members. F…

    Stanley Modrell opened the Feb. 10th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Robert Gilmore was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 68 meals served at the site with 31 meals home delivered. Today’s guests were Bryon, Mason, Robert, Amber, Tracy …

    More than 60 kids participated in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Snow Queen” at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Friday, Feb. 14. The event was sponsored by The Kids Klub, Inc., with support from GEMS PTO. MCT’s Christopher and Ashley were the theater directors/actors…

      Upriver Youth Leadership Council and its Youth Advisory Board in Kamiah recently sent a busload of local youth to Bald Mountain to ski. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events and activities. 

        KAMIAH -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will be offering the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) beginning March 4. This program is a free, 14-week interactive workshop for parents and children ages 6 to 11. Classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School, and are fa…

        On Thursday, Feb. 13 the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host breakfast at the Soltman Center, at 7:30 a.m. All members and those interested in being involved with the chamber are invited to attend. The City of Grangeville Public Works will be presenting information regarding the requir…

        Grangeville Elementary Middle School basketball girls Allie Schumacher (in blue) and Ellie Austad (in white) were among the players who got a bit of floor time during halftime of the Grangeville-Orofino varsity game Feb. 5 at GHS.

        WHITE BIRD -- The weather has changed again...snow, rain, slide-offs, boulders (can you say big?), and hillsides caving in, are all the mess this week. Be ever watchful of what is around you as you never know when something will happen.

        COTTONWOOD -- Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. This is a day to honor your loved ones and let them know how special they are to you.

        ELK CITY -- Treat your sweetie to a night out. The VFW Post and Auxiliary is having its traditional Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 15. Dinner includes steak, salad, rolls, and desserts. Cost is $15 per person. Be sure to call and make reservations.

          What do you know about Idaho County history? Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogy Society. Answers are at the end of the column.

            The February meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, in the GHS ag classroom, by President Earl Musick. Eleven members were present. Julia McCarthy gave the secretary’s report and Brenda Heckman gave the treasurer’s report.

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