Two months after the school year began, the State Board of Education has approved a new rule outlining how school leaders are supposed to report full-time student enrollment numbers to the state.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on October 17, 2019Fewer kindergarten students showed up to school this fall prepared to read, according to preliminary Idaho Reading Indicator data released Thursday.
Salmon River High School in Riggins celebrated its homecoming Friday, Oct. 11. Amelia Chapman and Malachi Bell were crowned homecoming queen and king.
City elected positions will be contested in Grangeville, Kooskia, Riggins and White Bird in the Nov. 5 elections, as will trustee positions for Mt. View School District 244.
Grangeville Elementary Middle School kicked off its annual Reading Buddies program on Thursday, Oct. 3. The reading incentive program is geared toward kindergarten to first-grade GEMS students, providing various levels of fun activities with a stuffed animal for the numbers of books read. Id…
Student Camden Barger accepts a check on behalf of Grangeville High School from KREM 2’s Tom Sherry at the Friday, Oct. 11, football game verses St.Maries. St. Maries was the location for Tom’s Tailgate party.
KAMIAH -- Disciple will be in Kamiah Friday, Oct. 11, with Paradise Now and Relentless Flood on The Kill Shot Tour, supporting their September album release Love Letter Kill Shot. Disciple is an award-winning band who has garnered 15 No. 1 singles during the course of their 20-plus years together.
Grangeville homecoming king and queen are Kyle Frei and Danielle Uhlenkott.
More than 60 people, representing several area churches, participated Sunday, Oct. 6, in the National Life Chain in Grangeville. This is the 10th year for the local involvement – involving participants from Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird – which is one of many as part of the national…
Prairie River Library District's branches are offering a variety of book clubs, story hours, Halloween celebrations and much more.
GRANGEVILLE – A recent trip to Columbus, Ohio, not only provided training for Hope Center Director Kelly Turney, but also netted $5,000 for the nonprofit organization.
LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Half the population of Lowell and Syringa is set up somewhere out there in the mountains at hunting camp. Dressed in camouflage with packs of meat left over from last year, and probably a bottle or two of whiskey, they are geared up to shoot, gut, skin and hang in a tree …
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A good crowd of 30-plus enjoyed Roger Amerman’s presentation on the “Elements, Legacy and Lifeways of the Columbia River Plateau,” on Saturday at the Kooskia Community Center. Amerman shared his knowledge of Native American uses of plants in the Columbia River Plateau an…
COTTONWOOD -- Halloween: Emergency Services Safe Trick-or-Treat. Emergency vehicles will be parked in the upper parking lot of St. Mary’s Church and they will be serving food and goodies 4-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to come and enjoy!
WHITE BIRD -- Hunters are out and I have seen some nice racks coming through, so if you have a picture that you would like to share...send it to me. I know the Sickels have gotten an elk...congratulations.
Kyle Stapleton, coach of the Nezperce volleyball team, is optimistic about the team’s prospects for the upcoming district tournament.
ELK CITY -- Elk City Sew Help Me Quilters will have a bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Elk City General Store. All funds made will go into the club's Quilts of Valor fund, which is used to make quilts for our area veterans.
RIGGINS -- Quote of the week from me: “On this day I married my best friend….” Our marriage has lasted 50 years. We have had our ups and our downs, but love and prayers and communication have carried us through it all. We have three fine adult children, Jed and Julie and Jason, and four wond…
WHITE BIRD -- Can we say cool nights? We have gotten down to the 30s and are only warming to around mid-40s. The fall colors are starting to show, and some are really beautiful. For the ones getting ready for hunting, the general season will be opening on the 10th, so everyone is preparing f…
RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “If you have the chance to make someone happy, just do it. Sometimes people are struggling silently. Maybe your act of kindness can make their day.” fb/lessonslearnedinlifeinc.
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Clearwater Valley High School students who enjoyed the homecoming parade with queen candidates dressed in their finery riding on the hoods of various vehicles down Main Street and each class showing their team spirit on a gr…
LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Batten down the hatches! It’s supposed to be in the 20s at night this week. The outside dog water will freeze, there will be frost on the pumpkins, and on your truck windshield. Don’t forget to lock your car when you park in town: zucchinis everywhere will land on your fr…
COTTONWOOD -- America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual. The Tri-…
As the online editor for The Idaho County Free Press, most of my work is done, well, online. I rarely set foot in the office in Grangeville, instead working from the comfort of my living room.
RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “You should tell people how important they are to you. Always.”
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This is a big week at Clearwater Valley schools. A homecoming parade in Kooskia begins after school on Friday, Oct. 4. The school’s National Honor Society invites you to sample a variety of great chili samples after the parade (roughly 3:30 p.m.) to 5:30 p.m. at the Koos…
WHITE BIRD -- Fall was here and gone on Sept. 26. Then the snow made an appearance, but isn't supposed to stick around. Mother Nature is playing with us again!
ELK CITY -- Folks up Orogrande way have asked local businesses here to set out petitions for signatures during the next two weeks. It seems the Forest Service recently reconstructed the bridge on the NF 9836 road at the Five Mile Pond end near Orogrande. However, when it was completed, they …
LOWELL / SYRINGA -- The storm of the century, they said. An historic event, they said. Get out your heavy coat, they said. Split your firewood and stack it near the doorway, they said.
COTTONWOOD -- We had our first snowfall Sunday, but it didn’t stay on the ground very long. Reports of 2 to 4 inches were reported in the Cottonwood Butte area. That means winter is not too far off. But I hope we will have a nice long fall before winter actually gets here. Our garden has bee…
Magnus Scarano, son of Nezperce High School grad Heidi (Hardisty) Scarano and Prairie High School grad Chris Scarano, was a stand-out athlete at Asotin High School, excelling in football and track before graduating this spring.
COTTONWOOD -- We have had a nice long fall so far this year. Frost is predicted for this weekend so it may come to an end. We are still getting tons of tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, and squash from our garden. It has been a good year.
LOWELL / SYRINGA -- First day of fall, sometimes known as autumn, has come and gone. Upriver you can feel it in the air, the mosquitoes are dying, the apples are ready to be picked, and everybody is wearing long sleeves.
RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children and grandchildren.”
ELK CITY -- Nita Maxwell writes: “The Elk City Volunteer Fire Dept. thanks everyone who gave their support by eating at their ‘burger booth’ during Elk City Days. Burgers and scones were enjoyed by all. ECVFD also thanks all the property owners who recently gave their support to the Departme…
WHITE BIRD -- Fall was officially here last Monday, and from the way the colors are changing, I would believe we have seen the last of the 80s and 90s degree weather. Harvest is at the end of their run, and planting of many fields can be seen on the prairie and beyond. We are nearing yet ano…
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- How about that CV Rams football team? They are 3-0 after another big win, this time over Lapwai 36-16. Lane Schilling scored three touchdowns and Tyce Pfefferkorn scored two. The defense held strong throughout the game. This Friday, the 27th they will play an away game a…
Cancer. It’s not something most of us like to talk about despite it touching nearly every one of us. Lynda Riggers Wolters, who was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal mantle cell lymphoma in August 2016, decided to take a different approach.
COTTONWOOD -- Adam and Ashley Uhlenkott purchased a house from Don and Morna Lustig. The house was owned years ago by Louis and Mary Schmidt. As part of the sale, the house had to be moved. So, Adam and his dad, Duane Uhlenkott, engineered the moving of it to a place just past St. Gertrude’s…
LOWELL / SYRINGA – Dr. Morgan Wright and the Mrs. Olga were out and about on the Selway River Road this past week. Looking great and re-retired, they are healthy and ready to enjoy fall and the holidays. So are the rest of the 23 residents in Lowell.
RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.” Anonymous
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- With school up and running everywhere, I spent some time in the Mountain View schools this week. On Tuesday, I had fun at the girls volleyball games with Clearwater Valley versus Timberline at home. I admit that I hadn’t watched a high school volleyball game since the la…
ELK CITY -- It is the 232nd anniversary of the ratification of the United States Constitution — celebrated across the country as Constitution Day. Take some time to read and celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme l…
WHITE BIRD -- Last Saturday morning, Monty and I were headed toward White Bird when a deer ran across the road, fell down, got up, and continued across the highway. All the time, I'm slamming on the brakes! Never hit it and that's not the way I want to go hunting. I have been seeing horns in…
“I am woman hear me roar ….’ We all know Helen Reddy’s famous song from 1971, which bolstered our weak feminine resolve and strengthened our grit in order to take on the world with a guitar in one hand and a spatula in the other, saying in a single look, “Dare me to use either of these!”
In the Acknowledgements to her first novel, “The World Without You,” 16-year-old Emily Hess thanks her Dad, Nezperce High School grad, Alan Hess.
RIGGINS -- Quote: “So many people from your past know a version of you that doesn’t exist anymore.” Soooo, be who you are now and keep moving forward.
LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Say goodbye to summer weather. It’s 70 degrees as I write this and should stay the same all week and add some rain here and there. There is one big grizzly bear up near Lolo Pass and it’s heading west (that’s us).
WHITE BIRD -- Cooler temperatures were a welcomed sight for a while this past week. It also brought about lightning strikes and some new fires. Helicopters dipped water out of the rivers and it seems they got them out for now.
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.
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