LEWISTON, Idaho — A total of 910 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester. The total is similar to a year ago prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when 926 students earned fall honors.

    Though dressed in the stern and combative style lawyers put on for judges, in practice, a statewide change of plan signed off last week clears the way for games to continue and for more people to watch their sons and daughters play ball, despite the pandemic which continues to ravage Idaho, …

    GRANGEVILLE — “I want to thank you for your service — I know it is a thankless job and you do not get paid anything, it’s all volunteer,” Grangeville resident Heather Newson told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Dec. 21 meeting.

    The Kamiah Kiwanis Club in December donated 40 sleeping bags to Kamiah Joint School District 304. Bags were distributed to elementary, junior high and high school students through a raffle. Pictured are some students who received sleeping bags.

      BOISE —The Idaho State Department of Education recently awarded $124,312 in federal grant funding through its Child Nutrition Programs to help 10 Idaho schools purchase new equipment for their National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

        BOISE — Due to COVID-19 complications, the Idaho State Board of Education last week unanimously approved a waiver of the board’s rule requiring students take a college entrance exam in order to graduate from a public high school in Idaho. The waiver applies to students graduating at the end …

        GRANGEVILLE — With questions still in the air for 2020-21, and after only 20 minutes of discussion, mostly aimed at contract language, the Dec. 9 Mountain View School District 244-Central Idaho Education Association (MVSD and CIEA) meeting ended abruptly.

        Grangeville High School cheerleaders and students helped kids, on Saturday, Dec. 12, make lists, shop and wrap gifts for their families.

          GRANGEVILLE — With several uncertain steps behind it, Grangeville High School is hiring a wrestling coach and moving forward with competing on the mats once again this season. Though the schedule remain subject to change, as all high school sports schedules do, due to weather, illness or oth…

          KOOSKIA — At the Nov. 16 Mountain View School District 244 meeting, the board of trustees voted 3-2 to award approximately $250,000 to its 169 employees.

          The third grade classes at Prairie Elementary School would like to send a huge thank you to the Elks Lodge. They generously donated dictionaries to all third grade students this year. Thank you for your kind donation from Mrs. Hagen’s and Mrs. Riener’s third-grade classes.

          Grangeville High School recently announced the following students were inducted into the local chapter of National Honor Society on Nov. 10: Aliyah Pineda, Aliyah Poxleitner, Ava Forsyth, Bailey Vanderwall, Caleb Frei, Camden Barger, Hayli Goicoa, Jared Lindsley, Macy Smith, Talia Brown, Emm…

          KAMIAH — At the regular board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 on Monday, Nov. 16, the board revisited the district-wide mask mandate put in place on Nov. 12. The board had required masks for all students and staff through Nov. 24 after an employee who works with students at all t…

            Grangeville soccer boys Aidan Acton and Emilio Barela were named to the all-Intermountain League team for their play this past season. GHS girls Talia Brown, Jordan Click, Naomi Connolley and Mia Rioux were recognized by vote of the IML coaches. The coaches noted 16 players on each side, wit…

            GRANGEVILLE — “Let me start by saying, it’s a very positive report,” Tom Luper, CPA. Presnell Gage, LLC, reported at the Mountain View School District 244 Oct. 19 board meeting.

              RIGGINS — Salmon River Joint School District 243 announced on Oct. 20 that for the 2020-21 school year, the district has been approved to offer free breakfast and lunch to all children who live in the district, ages 1-18. This will be in effect until May 29, 2021. Contact the district at 208…

              Under the direction of Gangeville schools music teacher, Danica Schmidt, the Grangeville Elementary Middle School junior high band students, grades six through eight, participated in the annual homecoming parade march Oct. 9.

              GRANGEVILLE — Disagreements about language, what to do with unexpected funds and what belongs in teachers’ master agreements remained Oct. 14 hen negotiations for 2020-21 continued between Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA).

              Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth through eighth graders participated in the GEMS PTO Color Run Friday, Oct. 9. Conditions were perfect for the outdoor event as temperatures stayed in the mid-70s and the sun shone. In conjunction with the K-3 jogathon, GEMS PTO and the community ra…

              Grangeville High School students Baeli Kinsley and Dane Lindsley were crowned homecoming queen and king Friday Oct. 9. Since the football game was cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions, the crowning was held at Heritage Square following the homecoming parade.

              By vote of Kamiah students, Landon Keen and Mya Barger were recognized KHS homecoming king and queen during halftime of the football game on Friday night, Oct. 9.

              Despite a year of COVID-related disappointments and no one to play for a Friday night football game, Grangeville High School students made the best of it with a week of fun activities including the homecoming parade in the sun held Friday, Oct. 9. Here, students ride by Idaho Street where el…

                GRANGEVILLE — A couple of goals by Naomi Connolley and a long shot high under the bar by Mia Rioux sealed a first-round district tournament bye for the GHS soccer girls, who beat Bonners Ferry 3-1 last Friday, Oct. 9, and who will play Timberlake at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Coeur d’Alene C…

                  Grangeville Elementary Middle School kindergarten through third-grade students participated in the GEMS Jogathon Friday, Oct. 9. The perfect fall day had temperatures in the mid-70s and students ran through bubbles to fulfill their pledges. In conjunction with the 4-8 color run, GEMS PTI and…

                  Prairie Junior Senior High School celebrated homecoming the week of Sept. 21., and fourth grader Sam Rehder got into the action. The son of Chris and Amanda Rehder, Sam dressed up as Principal Rehder, complete with detention list. “Sam is my cousins Chris’s son,” Jon laughed. “I thought it w…

                    GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the GHS library, 6 p.m. Michelle McClure from LCSC will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms regardless of where the studen…

                    ELK CITY – “I want to say this is a great team to work with, one that wants the very best outcome for this school,” Dennis Kachelmier said at the Sept. 21 board meeting held at Elk City School (ECS).

                    RIGGINS – “The entire audit went very well, with invoice and compliance measures all checking out as they should,” Dan Coleman told the Salmon River Joint School District 243 board Monday night, Sept. 21.

                      The Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter reconvened, after a COVID hiatus, on Sept. 8. President Earl Musick called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. in the GHS ag classroom. Eleven members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report from the March 2 meeting, and Brenda Heckman p…

                      RIGGINS – Salmon River Joint School District 244 told patrons in a Sept. 16 letter that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

                      GRANGEVILLE – Parents in Mountain View School District 244 learned COVID-19 was present at Grangeville High School when they received an e-mailed letter Sept. 10.

                      GRANGVILLE – The first day of school, Sept 2, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) seemed like most any other in the past decade.

                      KOOSKIA – Some state and federal money through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) looks to be available for Mountain View School District 244, superintendent Todd Fiske stated at the Aug. 17 trustee meeting.

                      COTTONWOOD – “Remember to thank all those people who made this year’s fair happen – it was a lot of work,” Grangeville High School FFA advisor and agricultural sciences teacher Katie Mosman Wilson said at the Idaho County Fair Aug. 21. “We are grateful to our amazing and supportive community.”

                        LEWISTON – The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, hosted at Lewis-Clark State College, has received permission to expand into Grangeville this fall, Traci Birdsell, senior director of the Educational Opportunity Grants Program at LC State, has announced.

                        The Mountain View School Board trustees have received numerous e-mails from staff and patrons regarding our current budget dilemma. I appreciate those who are taking the time to both make suggestions as to cuts, and to tell us how proposed cuts would affect them, whether financially or in re…

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