The First Indian Presbyterian Church, 4335 Church Canyon Road (off US Highway 12). Kamiah, was organized in 1871 and still hosts services.

A little more than six months ago, a very good friend introduced us to her adorable husky puppy, Sakari. Her name means “sweet” in the Inupiaq language. She wears her name well. She is beautiful, inquisitive, smart, energetic and, as most puppies, she can be a rascal too. After spending only…

    Aaron Michael and Melissa Weil and their daughter, Elisabeth, provided a concert in the Cottonwood City Park during Summer Fest 2021. The Weils currently live in Minnesota; however, they are former Idaho residents and Aaron has performed with his family and solo in the area many times. Cotto…

      Hope Center in Grangeville and Kamiah recently announced they have expanded their team and hired Katie Linabary of Grangeville as a part-time employee. Hope Center is a “place to learn and grow,” especially for expecting parents or parents of small children; however, a variety of resources a…

        GRANGEVILLE — The clothing bank is currently open the third Saturday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. This is located at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church at WN 4th and Junction streets.

          KAMIAH — The Upper Clearwater Ministerial Association is sponsoring Christian comedian Brad Stine for a performance on Thursday, Sept. 16, at The Life Center in Kamiah at 7 p.m. Help is needed in sponsoring the performance. For information, contact Pastor Kevin Davis at 208-553-5406.

          It seems like we now have five seasons. We have spring, summer, smoke, fall and winter. The other four seasons all have their purpose, they have their good points and are necessary and productive. Smoke season doesn’t seem have any good points. There are fires, danger, loss of property and u…

            The historic Clearwater Baptist Church, established Dec. 25, 1887, was the home for the Elk City Wagon Road Days Gospel Hour in July. A variety of people played, sang and entertained the church crowd.

            This rose bush in the Grangeville Christian Church parking lot (church seen in the background) has been in full, glorious bloom, showing off its tangerine-colored blossoms.

              GRANGEVILLE — A 13-week Griefshare program will begin Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene. This will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Carol McLean for information. Leave a message at the church at 208-983-0552.

                GRANGEVILLE — The community men’s breakfast is set for Saturday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street. All men are welcome.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Sunday, July 25, the Grangeville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will hold its annual conference at 10 a.m. It will take place at the meeting house located at 403 N Blvd. Bishop Cory Smith will conduct the service and Stake President Matthew Clegg will …

                    Grangeville Christian Church and Abundant Life Ministries held their combined vacation Bible school the week of June 21-25 at GCC. Children ages 5 to fifth grade divided into tribes and participated in Bible stories, songs, crafts, snacks and recreation during the week.

                      HARPSTER — ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster has set a variety of summer camps.

                      KAMIAH — I heard a phrase the other day. It is a phrase about effort, desire, identity and results. Here is the phrase, “If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly!” Go big! Go all the way! Don’t just toe dip – plunge in!

                        Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its vacation Bible school the second week in June with more than 60 children in attendance. Kids sang, did crafts, listened to Bible stories and more. They raised money for an orphanage in India, Hope House. They were able to raise $581 for some of Hop…

                          White Bird Days was the place to be for the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church float. The float was a first-place winner in the parade.

                            WHITE BIRD — Vacation Bible school (VBS) will be held July 26-28 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird, 9 a.m. - noon, for all ages. A team is coming from Leoma, Tenn. To preregister or for information, call Pastor Randy at 509-435-8732 (cell) or 208-839-2220 (church phone).

                              GRANGEVILLE — Cory Smith has been called as the Bishop of the Grangeville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

                                GRANGEVILLE — “Anchored: Depending Faith in God,” is the theme of the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene’s upcoming vacation Bible school (VBS).

                                  GRANGEVILLE — Michael Told of Grangeville has returned home from a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a member of the Grangeville ward.

                                  An evening in Kooskia sees the illumination of the cross at the Valley Bible Church.

                                  To say that our state and local area is beautiful is an understatement. North-Central Idaho has many sights that can take your breath away. Adventurers from many places come to our area for our pristine rivers and the activities that can be enjoyed on and in the water. Just a few miles up th…

                                  GRANGEVILLE — “We thank everyone who helped make this year a success, but, mostly, we thank you, the parents and students,” Pete DeSantis, volunteer school administrator at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center (CCLC).

                                  I joked with my wife on our way back from her first chemo dose, “COVID in 2020, cancer in 2021, I think we should take a break for 2022.” Our lives have certainly been interrupted! I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to recall life quickly before COVID when masks, vaccinations, elect…

                                    GRANGEVILLE — Timmie Hoecherl, who with her husband, Mike, directs Alacca Bible Camp and Conference Center in Harpster, will speak at Encouragers Thursday, May 6, at the 11 a.m. luncheon meeting at The Trails Restaurant in Grangeville.

                                      GRANGEVILLE — Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street, Grangeville, officially welcomed a new pastor on April 11. Pastor Steven Naylor, formerly of Lutz, Fla., was installed as the new pastor at Trinity. After the 4 p.m. Sunday service, a welcoming reception attended by approximately 50 …

                                      The Girls Rejoice group, under the direction of Mary Bales, sang together recently at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene.

                                      St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Greencreek stands out against a recent blue-sky day.

                                      COTTONWOOD — The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has re-elected Sister Mary Forman as prioress. She is the 14th prioress of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood, and will serve for an additional four years after her initial six-year term that began on June 13, 2015.

                                        KAMIAH — The Deary Youth Bell Choir will be giving a sacred concert at the Kamiah Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 3366 Willow Street, in the Bethman Addition, on Saturday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

                                        Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 North Mill Street, Grangeville.

                                          GRANGEVILLE — An Easter story walk is set for the Grangeville ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This will run March 28 through April 4, with pictures and scriptures posted around the exterior of the church, located at 403 N. Boulevard Street. Everyone is encouraged to …

                                            GRANGEVILLE — A Good Friday Prayer Walk at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene is set for Friday, April 2. Drop in and take a walk through the life of Jesus anytime between the hours of 4-6 p.m. The church is located at 515 W. North 2nd St. Call 208-983-0552 for information. In addition, …

                                              GRANGEVILLE — An Easter story walk is set for the Grangeville ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. This will run March 28 through April 4, with pictures and scriptures posted around the exterior of the church, located at 403 N. Boulevard Street. Everyone is encouraged…

                                                GRANGEVILLE — A Good Friday Prayer Walk at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene is set for Friday, April 2. Drop in and take a walk through the life of Jesus anytime between the hours of 4-6 p.m. The church is located at 515 W. North 2nd St. Call 208-983-0552 for more information. In addit…

                                                  GRANGEVILLE — A Good Friday Prayer Walk at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene is set for Friday, April 2. Drop in and take a walk through the life of Jesus anytime between the hours of 4-6 p.m. The church is located at 515 W. North 2nd St. Call 208-983-0552 for information. In addition, …

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