WHITE BIRD — Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings. April 7, the White Bird Library Committee will begin holding its regular, monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. They will hold their meetings in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Greencreek held its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 3. Finders of the golden eggs won prizes. Winners for each group are as follows:

    Grangeville Elementary Middle School students in the bands and choir programs were able to hold their first concert in more than a year. Sixth grade beginning band and seventh and eighth grade middle school band, under the direction of Mrs. Danica Schmidt, and the middle school choir, under …

    ELK CITY — Elk City Baptist Church will be holding special Easter Services this next Sunday, April 4. The sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. followed by a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. with worship services at 11 a.m. with communion at 11:50 a.m. Everyone is welcom…

    Last weekend, 360 Gymnastics traveled to Kennewick, Wash., to take part in the All-American Gymnastics Star-Spangled Showdown. Marji Remacle, of Cottonwood, and Harper Blewett (top), of Grangeville, represented both 360 and the Camas Prairie in what is likely to be the final meet of the 2021…

    WHITE BIRD — The Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge will be holding their Easter Bake Sale this Saturday, April 3, at the IOOF Hall from 9 a.m. until baked goods are gone. The funds raised are used for the annual scholarship that the Lodge provides for graduating seniors in the White Bird area.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — With the weather warming up, I’m starting to see more life on the streets and people gathering outdoors. After all the spring sports just got started, CV and Kamiah are on spring break this week, so no school activities. Last week, a marathon length track meet at Kamiah l…

    COTTONWOOD — The Prairie Pirate softball team had their first game in Lapwai, which ended in a tied game of 21-21 in the 6th inning. The game will resume on April 15, in Cottonwood. The Prairie boys had their first game against Grangeville in CV, which was a loss, but they made a comeback la…

    WHITE BIRD — The saying “Idaho is too beautiful to trash” also applies to “White Bird is too beautiful to trash”! A friend stopped by the other day and showed me the back of his side-by-side, full of trash he had picked up between Hammer Creek and town. It was sad to see all the garbage. I s…

    WHITE BIRD — On March 21, the Idaho Pathfinders ATV club will hold a ride to Pittsburg Landing, with a BBQ on the Snake River. On the same day, the White Bird American legion will hold the 14th annual Joe and Ada Wilson Sausage Feed at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You…

    RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” – unknown. We sure love our “family” who have traveled this…

    ELK CITY — Spring is here! At least that what the birds think, despite the three to four feet of snow on the ground. “Camp robbers” and woodpeckers are flying around our house. Someone saw some bluebirds. The deer are making their way up the canyon!

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — Dozens of fluorescent, green balls are lobbed over the nets and piled up on the tennis courts, teenagers run laps fast and slow around the muddy track and the throwing and catching of baseballs mark the beginning of the spring sports season at Clearwater Valley High Schoo…

    WHITE BIRD — Hey! Spring forward! Daylight Saving time is coming on Sunday, March 14. For those who have watched Heather C. count down the days until spring on FB, it’s almost here. How do I know, you might ask? I received my first veggie catalog in the mail last week. It’s a sure sign of spring.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — As the snow continues to melt, CV and Kamiah school winter sports season transitions to spring sports this week. Ten boys from the Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op team travelled to the state wrestling tournament last weekend. Athletic director, Allen Hutchens, shared that …

    COTTONWOOD — Brrr... it has been a cold, blustery snow filled week on the Camas Prairie! Friday, we had our second “snow day” for the Prairie Pirates. Inches upon inches of snow and strong winds! Friday would have marked the first day of spring sports practices but ol’ man winter had other i…

    RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “In case no one told you today: You are beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re going to get through this. I’m glad you’re alive. Don’t give up.” – sent to me from Judy Wutzke.

    COTTONWOOD — To start off, we would like to introduce ourselves as your new Cottonwood community reporters! I, Tabitha Key, work at the local convenient store, Coyotes. I’m married with four girls. Born and raised here in Cottonwood. I, Serena Lockett, am a small business owner with both The…

    RIGGINS — Dr. Seuss “Hats Off to Reading Week” begins this Saturday, Feb. 27, to March 6. Find your favorite Dr. Seuss book, read it, then share with a friend to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Read to a child, let a child read to you. Be a part of the biggest annual reading celebration …

    WHITE BIRD — Hello from the awesome, little town of White Bird! I am the new town gossip (correspondent) for the Free Press. My wife, Sue, and I pastored Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird for about 16 years, left for about 13 years and returned here in October of 2019. It is so grea…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — It seems like we got a winter’s worth of snow in the past week. Since I haven’t needed to venture very far from home, I’ve been enjoying cross country skiing around our property. Really great exercise breaking trail uphill, but once the snow stopped and I could follow my …

    RIGGINS — “Hats Off to Reading”, a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration will be ongoing Feb. 27 - March 6. Find your favorite Dr Seuss book and share it with a friend. My three favorite books are “Green Eggs and Ham”, “One Fish Two Fish” and “On Beyond Zebra”. Read to a child. Let a child read to …

    ELK CITY — Our visit to Senator Carl Crabtree, Representatives Pricilla Giddings and Charlie Shephard, was very positive and enlightening. They each gave of their busy schedules to visit with us. We took our granddaughter so she could have the experience, which she said she found very intere…

    Children from Tiny Toys daycare in Kamiah stop during a walk on Main Street Thursday, Feb. 4, to look at the Valentine display in the Clearwater Progress window. Displays are changed monthly by office manager Ronda Edwards, who said she enjoys seeing the kids’ reactions when they pass by.

    COTTONWOOD — Did you grow up on the Camas Prairie? Submissions are being accepted for the third volume of first-person histories called “Our Story”, a Historical Museum project. The Museum is located on the premises of St. Gertrude’s Monastery. The main criteria for submitted articles is tha…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY —The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road plans to hold their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch. The Wagon Road museum, located in the Grange Hall, will also be open 11 a.m. - 1 p…

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