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.

                                Stars Dance Academy presented its recital “Christmas Stories,” Saturday, Dec. 8, at Grangeville High School. More than 50 dance students participated in the program under the direction of instructor Lori Zechmann (see Stars Dance Academy on Facebook).

                                Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening, Dec. 1. GHR activities director Amy Farris lighted the outside patio, fence and gazebo and administrator Ryan Beckman flipped the switch at the event. Here, (L-R) Jerry and Susan Johnson and their granddaughter, Sydney, provide music for the residents and their family.

                                  Encouragers will celebrate the season with their annual Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m., at Pizza Factory in Grangeville. Christmas music will be offered by Myra Pierce, Pat Hunter, Susan Johnson and others. White elephant gifts will be exchanged. Victoria Davis, of Kamiah, will speak about her work in crisis response ministry with Reach Global, the relief arm of the Evangelical Free Church organization. Davis manages teams of workers and interns, who help those whose homes have been ruined by hurricanes or floods and have no insurance. This ministry helps to restore homes and offers spiritual ministry to those in crisis. Join the party at 126 W. Main.

                                  “Hospice – all of you – you made all the difference in the world,” Kathy Dice told a room of about 30 people Wednesday night, Nov. 14. Syringa Hospice, in honor of National Hospice Month, held an educational get-together at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center.

                                    Lewiston Roundup Queen Bella Klapprich and Idaho County Fair Queen Naomi Connolley serve pie at the Grangeville Health and Rehab. Thanksgiving dinner last week.

                                      Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) awarded Matthew Payne the 2018 Scholarship of $200. CIAA receives limited applicants for the art scholarship offered to local Grangeville and Clearwater area students. When Payne was asked why he thinks students do not choose art in college he said, “Studying art in college is a risk that some people are not willing to take. It is non-traditional and constantly changing, so many people are intimidated by the dynamics of the field of art.”

                                        Grangeville Elementary Middle School fifth graders (L-R) Hallee Crowl, Addi Vanderwall and Emree Beeson were responsible for writing a grant that will purchase two picnic tables for GEMS. “This will help us enjoy lunch outside,” the girls said. The Grangeville Community Foundation awarded the grant of $1,800 at their Nov. 8 granting event.

                                        Photographer Toni Baker rings a bell to get Skye, shown here with his owner, Grangeville Postmaster Jim Ward, to look at the camera. Skye was not afraid of Santa Claus, but kept an eye on the treat basket. The annual Pets Pictures with Santa was held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ace Home Center in Grangeville. This is a fund-raiser for Animal Ark.

                                        It may seem a little too early for Christmas for some, but Syringa Hospice volunteers have been busy making ornaments since October. The annual Syringa Hospital Tree of Lights Memorial Service is set for Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center.

                                          The Grangeville Senior Center held a costume contest during its meal time on Halloween last Wednesday, Oct. 31, sponsored by Season’s Restaurant, which provided four $10 gift certificates for the winners.

                                            The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) recently held a “Train the Trainer” facilitators training for The Strengthening Families Program (SFP). This program is a free, seven-week interactive workshop for parents and youths ages 6 to 16, that will begin to be offered in the Kamiah community and surrounding area after the holiday season. Six Kamiah community members graduated the training and are now able to offer the training locally. This is the first time that the program will be available locally.

                                              With the fall semester in session, a scholarship is helping Idaho child-care workers get back to school, too. About 30 early-care and education workers across the state have received IdahoSTARS academic scholarships, designed to address three pressing issues: low wages, high turnover and low quality of child-care programs.

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                                                  Tora’dan, a music ensemble from Boise, will perform at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The performance is free thanks to support from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

                                                    Grangeville High School senior Marie Heckman of White Bird raised and auctioned beef to raise money for her senior project, which was to donate to two local entities. Heckman used the funds for the Idaho County Veterans Center and Camas Prairie Food Bank, donating $769.65 to each.

                                                      This Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., come experience Idaho wilderness through a slide presentation recounting years of high country adventures that often included horses and mules. The collection features images by Phil Wimer and Lynn Welborn — a nurse, photographer and horsewoman. Phil is a Cottonwood native, graduated from St. Gertrude’s Academy in 1960 and currently lives in Grangeville with his wife, Marilyn.

                                                        Stan Modrell opened the Oct. 1 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Terri Wisdom was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 47 meals were served at the site and 32 meals were home delivered. There were no guests this day. Pinochle Winners: Jane Burgess, first with 3,370 and Barbara Henderson, second with 3,250. Stan Modrell opened the Oct. 3 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Crystal Peck was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 48 meals were served at the site and 29 hot and 60 frozen meals were home delivered. Guests: Riggins Senior Center.

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