The American Legion marks its 100th birthday this year. Helping celebrate this were American Legion Grangeville Post 37, which held a birthday event Saturday, March 30, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. The celebration drew 115 attendees and included dinner, and awards recognition for EMS perso…

      The seventh meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:01 p.m., on Monday, April 1, by President Earl Musick in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Ten members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Brenda Heckman presented the treasu…

        Stan Modrell opened the April 1 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane said the prayer. Sonia Dalgliesh was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 59 meals were served at the site and 35 hot meals were home delivered. We had no guests today. Shirley Crane shared a joke with …

          Agnes Forsman Hill opened the April 2nd meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

            Stan Modrell opened the March 25 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Henderson said the prayer. Ada Akers won the free dinner drawing. 60 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: E.G. Akins, first with 3,940 and Liz Hauger, second wi…

              The March meeting was cancelled due to snow. At the April meeting, we will be discussing planning for the annual Field Day exercise coming up in June. Field Day is a USA/Canada wide exercise to test our communications capabilities in the field for 24 hours using emergency power and temporary…

                Agnes Forsman Hill opened the March 26 meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

                  Stan Modrell opened the March 20 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Richard Lasse offered the prayer. Scott Scribner was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 62 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. We were entertained by the Old-Time Fiddlers and we ce…

                    The sixth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:03 p.m., on Monday, March 4, by vice President Earl Musick in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Ten members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Brenda Heckman presented the tre…

                      Stan Modrell opened the March 11 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. The free dinner was won by Jessica Reveal. 72 meals were served at the site and 40 hot meals were home delivered. We celebrated Carol Asker’s birthday. Carol Martin shared a stor…

                        Agnes Forsman Hill opened the March 5th meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

                        Grangeville Girl Scouts in Troop 3702 taste tested some Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies last week. They will soon be taking orders from friends, family and community members.

                          RIGGINS – The Idaho Division of Veterans’ Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Riggins on Tuesday, April 2, at Riggins City Hall. The visit will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims and take new claims for filing with the vete…

                            Gladys Sonnen opened the Feb. 26 meeting of the Pioneer Seniors Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. There were 19 meals served with 25 home deliveries. Charlotte Dasenbrock won the free dinner.

                              It is with a heavy heart we announce two of our members, Alan Justesen AE7AR, and Ed Wissler K7FEW, are silent keys. Alan, a past member, passed away on Feb. 18, 2019. His wife, Sue, survives him at their Nezperce home. His contribution furthering amateur radio will be missed by all. Ed, one…

                                Stan Modrell opened the March 1 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Henderson offered the prayer. Dolores was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 61 meals were served at the site and 43 hot and 64 frozen meals were home delivered. There were no guests today. Carol Martin sha…

                                  GRANGEVILLE -- The fifth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, by Vice President Earl Musick in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Nine members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Brenda Heckman pre…

                                    Kris Ricksecker opened the Feb. 5 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Ivan Nuxoll led the dinner prayer.

                                      Dick Seay opened the Feb. 4 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Ada Akers was the winner of the free dinner. 60 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. Shirley Crane shared a story with the group. Pinochle Winners: Nanc…

                                        GRANGEVILLE -- The fifth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, by Vice President Earl Musick in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Nine members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Brenda Heckman pre…

                                          Dick Seay opened the Feb. 4 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Ada Akers was the winner of the free dinner. 60 meals were served at the site and 38 hot meals were home delivered. Shirley Crane shared a story with the group. Pinochle Winners: Nanc…

                                            Kris Ricksecker opened the Feb. 5 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Ivan Nuxoll led the dinner prayer.

                                              Kris Ricksecker opened the Feb. 5 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Ivan Nuxoll led the dinner prayer.

                                                At the January meeting, Ken Tuning - KT7KEN, was re-elected as president for another two-year term. Brian Davis - AB7ID, was re-elected treasurer for another two-year term.  After the election, Dave - WB6DHW, showed off a through-hole PCB and a surface mount PCB that he designed. A discussio…

                                                  The Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) met on Jan. 15 at the meeting room at the Super 8 in Grangeville with Marilyn Giddings as chairman. They discussed selling T-shirts and hats as a fund-raiser at future events this spring.

                                                    Agnes Forsman-Hill opened the Jan. 29 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

                                                      Stan Modrell opened the Jan. 28 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Essen led the prayer. Lewis Endsley won the free dinner drawing. 86 meals were served at the site with 39 meals home delivered. Shirley Crane shared a story with us. Pinochle Winners: Izzy Hilbert, first with 4…

                                                      Girl Scouts in Troop 3702 recently visited the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center in Grangeville to obtain permission for a community service project.

                                                        Stan Modrell opened the Jan. 21st meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Liz Hauger was the winner of the free dinner. 95 meals were served at the site and 39 hot meals were home delivered. We celebrated Christal Peck’s birthday and Joyce Dunning and…

                                                        Grangeville Girl Scouts in Troop 3702 were busy making Valentines last week which they plan to deliver to Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation and Meadowlark homes Tuesday, Feb. 5. Here, Ellie Kouril and Callie Weisz show some of the finished products.

                                                          Gabbie Rehder opened the first meeting of 2019 for the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance while Laddy Clark led the dinner prayer.

                                                            Dick Seay opened the Jan. 7 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Gary Crea offered the prayer. Val Stone was the winner of the free dinner. 67 meals were served at the site and 42 hot meals were home delivered. There were no guests today. Shirley Crane shared a story with the group. Pin…

                                                              The fourth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, by president Rachael Robie in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Eleven members were present. Secretary Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Treasurer Brenda Heckma…

                                                                Bingo is set for the American Legion Hall in Kamiah this Friday, Jan. 18, 618 Main Street, at 7 p.m.

                                                                  Grease lightning and crab galore! Friends and neighbors are invited to come out for the 42nd Annual Kamiah Crab Feed Jan. 24, 25 and 26, with its theme of the 1950s-inspired movie, “Grease.” “This is a long-going event and our goal is to one day soon open back up the Kamiah swimming pool,” said volunteer Joanne Ketchum.

                                                                    Kooskia Saddliers will host a meeting and potluck Saturday, Jan. 19, noon, at 2 North Front Street in Kooskia (call 208-926-0963).

                                                                    What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2016 Idaho County Achievement Award winners who were recently announced: Junior Division winners are Jackson Enneking, Kane McIntire, Ben Nuxoll and Makenna York; in the Intermediate Division, Whitney Andrews, Aaron Forsmann, Riley Enneking and Gracelynn Missman; and in the Senior Division, Gabe Forsmann and Ellea Uhlenkott.

                                                                      Dick Seay opened the Dec. 17 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Phyllis Gilmore was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 57 meals were served at the site and 41 hot meals were home delivered. Shirley Crane shared a joke with the group. Pinochle Winners: Dick Seay, first with 4,250 and Dolores Kindall, second with 3,080.

                                                                        The Elks Friday Burger Night in December is this Friday, Dec. 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. and burgers will start being served at 5:30 p.m. Food will be served until the burgers run out, which is usually around 7 p.m. The public including children is invited. The benefit will be Opportunities Unlimited (OUI), a local non-profit that serves developmentally disabled adults and children in Grangeville and surrounding areas.

                                                                          When asked if the CBYCC program helped her get the job she has today, Harmony Edmondson affirmed that it was indeed a stepping stone. “CBYCC introduced me to the tools, working on a crew, how that works and what that looks like,” she explained. She added it was a fundamental part of learning how to interact and cooperate with others. “We worked near the fish hatchery outside of East Kooskia, and we built the wood fence that’s out there right now. My crew built that!” Edmondson said it gives her a sense of pride when she sees the fence, knowing that she was able to contribute to her community.

                                                                          Chase those winter blues away by grabbing a book and discussing it with a group of peers. Grangeville Centennial Library was again chosen to be a partner in the Let’s Talk About It program. The public discussion group will meet through April. All meetings are set for Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at The Gallery, 107 West North Street. Books are currently available for pickup at the library, 215 West North Street, Grangeville, and the first session is set for Jan. 15. Call 208-983-0951.

                                                                          The Camas Prairie Turkey Trackers, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, met up Dec. 20 at Cash and Carry Foods in Grangeville to process the group’s annual donation of 50 turkeys to local charities.

                                                                          Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 15. Children from the community were invited to have breakfast, visit with Santa and make crafts. More than 100 people in total were at the event.

                                                                          “I welcome you all here today who come to remember those who have left an indelible mark on our lives,” said Dr. Danny Griffis. Griffis spoke at the annual Syringa Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial program held at the senior center Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. Close to 200 people attended the event. Griffis is the medical director of Syringa Hospice, a position he has been in since 2010.

                                                                          A cold night with temperatures in the teens didn’t stop attendees from crowding along Main Street Sunday evening, Dec. 9, for the annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade.

                                                                            Grangeville Centennial Library will be host to a craft time for students in kindergarten through grade 12 tonight at the library, 4-5:30 p.m. Last week, 39 students participated in making a giftable Christmas craft.

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