Sts. Peter and Paul School 7th and 8th grade class participated in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” last weekend. They collected this car full of food and $350 for the Camas Prairie Food Bank. They would like to thank the community for their generosity. “We were overwhelmed with kindness as we co…

KOOSKIA – Chaos and tension punctuate each video cut as two young men search and run through forests, something red spatters across a tree, and a shocking moment of discovery is made. Could it be the legendary Bigfoot, the Sasquatch?

GRANGEVILLE — Following a tension-filled board meeting and hour-long executive session Tuesday night, Jan. 22, the news was not favorable for Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marc Scheibe.

    LEWISTON - Lewis-Clark State College enjoyed a sharp increase in the number of students earning honors with a total of 950 earning either President’s List or Dean’s List status for the 2018 fall semester.

    Grangeville High School’s competitive cheer squad recently took a break from practice to accept a $100 check from Shirley Crane on behalf of the Eagles Aerie 539 in Grangeville. Cheerleaders helped children shop and wrap gifts at the annual Kids Christmas Sale. Pictured are (front row,) McKe…

      The Idaho Forest Products Commission recently announced winners of the annual Forest Products Week Essay Contest. For their outstanding writing efforts, five Idaho students will receive a certificate and cash awards for themselves, plus $100 for their classrooms.

      Grangeville Elementary Middle School held its Christmas concert, under the director of music teacher Carla Astle, Tuesday, Dec. 18. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade performed in “Rockin’ Around the Holidays,” which included music through the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

      GRANGEVILLE — Following a lengthy discussion at the Dec. 17 board meeting, the Mountain View School District 244 board voted to hold the 2018-19 supplemental levy in May rather than March.

      Grangeville Elementary Middle School students were treated with a drive-by from Santa Claus and the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department (above) Thursday, Dec. 20. That same day, a PBIS positive behaviors reward program offered nine gifts for students in kindergarten through grade eight who had earned Bulldog tickets. These good behavior tickets were placed in an Inland-Cellular Android air booth that GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson stood in and randomly grabbed names which were the prize winners. One of the prize winners, Shaun Deller (right) was happy to receive a sports-theme bag. Because students met fund-raising goals throughout the first semester, Dr. Anderson was also commissioned to kiss a piglet (see page 1).

        Clearwater Valley Junior/Senior High School recently held its Christmas concert, under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Nuxoll.

        KOOSKIA — “This will allow us to split the costs [between Kamiah and Clearwater Valley] more evenly,” explained Clearwater Valley High School Principal Adam Uptmor at the Nov. 19 Mountain View School District board meeting.

          Grangeville High School students have started off their school year on the path to technology proficiency. More than 40 students recently took and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

            In Idaho County and the surrounding area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family’s Christmas tree. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as several local vendors. Free permits are also available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program.

            Rhett Mahoney’s career choice took a turn when he was at the University of Idaho. Mahoney started in architecture and ended in secondary education. “God has a way of changing our plans, of using us in his ways,” he smiled.

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

              Family Reading Week was celebrated last week at both Grangeville Centennial Library and Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Here, at GEMS on Wednesday, Nov. 14, teacher Mrs. Gorges works with Russell Newson in the library, making an “eye spy” project.

                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.

                  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.

                    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.

                    “I am shocked – absolutely shocked,” said a smiling Erin Shears. Shears was honored by more than 150 community members at a surprise celebration at the Cottonwood Community Hall Monday night, Oct. 22.

                    The community seems to have settled into the four-day school week in Kamiah, though Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins said all the effects of the change cannot be known so early. “We’re only nine weeks into school, so it’s difficult to tell at this point how much impact the four-day week will have. We’ll have a better idea at the end of the year,” Higgins said

                    A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA/forestry class has brought three Grangeville High School young women together. Senior Ashley Burton, junior Truth “Alleyna” Edmondson and freshman Maitland Martin have joined forces as “The Art-Some Trio” for their SAE. The project represents 20 percent of their class grade for Ms. Katie Mossman.

                      The Summit Academy board of directors announced the new name for the school during their annual “Mystery Night” fund-raising event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 13. Summit Academy will soon begin the process of changing the name of the school to Saint John Bosco Academy. Two years ago, Bishop Peter Christensen suggested changing the name after the school’s provisional affiliation with the Diocese of Boise. The board of directors conducted surveys and held meetings with the parents and benefactors before announcing, at the Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration last June, their decision to change the name.

                      Nearly 400 people attended Saturday’s “A Night on the Nile” event, the 21st annual Mystery Night fund-raiser hosted by Summit Academy and held at the Greencreek Community Hall. The night’s $10,000 grand prize winner was Joyce Goeckner, and in addition, 39 prizes valued at $100 or more went to 350 ticket holders, and there were also 180 silent auction items. The evening’s auctioneer was Kyle Musick.

                        (Top) Clearwater Valley High School’s football coach Roger Whelan gives the students a pep talk; Grangeville high school students have a dance off (middle photos) and (above, left) enjoy their ride on the homecoming parade float and (bottom, right) Justin Whitten and Alethea Chapman are crowned Riggins’ Salmon River High School prince and princess. All three schools celebrated their homecomings Friday, Oct. 5.

                          (Left) Grangeville High School crowned its queen and king, seniors Abby Asker and Justin Fogleman, at the halftime of its homecoming game; (middle) Salmon River High School celebrated its homecoming last week and crowned its royalty Friday night, Oct. 5. Pictured here are king Ethan Shepherd and queen is Chevelle Shepherd; and (right) Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia celebrated its homecoming last week and Friday night crowned its royalty. Pictured here are queen Mikaela Herrick and king Ty Dominguez.

                          The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization held its annual jog-a-thon to raise funds for various school projects. Students through fifth grade participated in the bubble run while those in grades six through eight participated in the color run. People from throughout the community sponsored the runners. Main T-shirt sponsor was Central Idaho Properties.

                            Kamiah High School Counselor Jeannette Wilcox was recently named Region 2 Counselor of the Year by the Idaho Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO). The award recognizes excellence in school counseling in the North Idaho South Region which includes the large geographic area from Latah County south through Idaho County.

                            Seniors Emma Gehring and Carson Schmidt were elected homecoming queen and king in Cottonwood at Prairie High School’s homecoming Friday, Sept. 21. The PHS student body voted on the royalty from a court of twelfth grade students.

                            Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) held its open house Wednesday. Sept. 12. Students and their parents visited their classrooms for a look at what they were doing so far. Here, Chloe Weisz (far left) shows her mom, Hannah Weisz, her school work in Mrs. Brege’s classroom while sister (L-R) Callie and friend Ellie also take a look.

                            Locals will notice the Grangeville PTA is no longer. However, it’s been replaced by the Grangeville PTO. The Parent Teacher Association, a national organization, has become the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Parent Teacher Organization or GEMS PTO.

                            Grangeville Elementary Middle School has more to offer its students this year. “I listened to what you had to say in the past year about students needing more electives, more exposure to different classes in middle school,” Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal Dr. Susan Anderson told the Mountain View School District board at the Aug. 20 meeting.

                              The University of Idaho announces its list of spring graduates. The U of I awarded 1,527 degrees, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, law and specialist degrees, during commencement ceremonies in May at Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Moscow.

                              The Rowland sisters ruled at the fair with a variety of winning projects in an array of categories. (L-R) Halee, Mikayla and Chloe are all members of Cottonwood Saddliers 4-H Club. They are the daughters of Brent and Tara Rowland.

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