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GRANGEVILLE – “Our coding department has gone from the ICD-9-CM in 2015, which has 13,000 diagnostic codes, to the ICD-10, which has 68,000 diagnostic codes,” Carri Forsman reported to the Syringa board of trustees, Aug. 27.

    COTTONWOOD -- At 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, the Idaho County Orchestra will present an eclectic collection of music including pop, classical, sacred, blues, movie themes, dance tunes, and more.

      Fall leaves were decorating Pioneer Park last Saturday, Sept. 14, as vendors plied their wares at Saturday’s Grangeville Farmers’ Market. That market day featured a special event, “Exploring Your Health and Home” with related services and offerings.

        The Cragun family out of Cincinnati, Ohio, performed at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Sunday night, Sept. 8. The concert included a solo by 4-year old Scarlett Cragun.

        COTTONWOOD – Rod Behler practically teethed on the tires at Fred’s Body Shop. He was 2 years old when his father purchased the George Kaschmitter Building in 1959.

        GRANGEVILE – “We have decided, after talking and waiting some time, to hold at the 70 percent for employee insurance benefits,” Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Sept. 5 negotiations meeting with Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA).

          COTTONWOOD -- The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., which is known for supporting projects that strengthen Idaho’s communities, has awarded the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude a $25,000 grant that will be used to help complete a five-year exhibit remodel project that began in 2015.

          Camas Prairie Cruisers want you to bring out your cars and bikes for their Octoberfest car show Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign in at 9 a.m. This will be held again at Umpqua Bank’s back parking lot in Grangeville, just off Main Street. Finished and near-finished projects are…

          Like many mountain roads in Idaho and the West, the Keuterville Loop Road from Cottonwood wasn’t necessarily built with state-of-the-art engineering and design in mind. The road corridor might have been a game trail or a Native American trail to start with, and then a pioneer wagon road, and…

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            GRANGEVILLE -- Grab an Ameripass for one low fare and “ride the dog” across America with author Paula Coomer for a gritty, unflinching journey through some of the country's most poignant and vulnerable moments: war, racism, women’s rights, the sexual revolution and more.

              RIGGINS -- Beginning Sept. 16, Riggins Elementary and Salmon River Junior High students through grade eight can receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins on the Go program. Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a c…

                KAMIAH -- During Kamiah Barbecue Days, Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) displayed art at Central Insurance Agency. Among the 13 artisans participating, CIAA welcomed new members Cassi Oatman and Brenda Felkey. Although this was the first show for both artists, Oatman’s acrylic paintings …

                  The Gonzaga University Concert Choir performed at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Sept. 8, for a public audience. Under the theme, What We need Is Here, the choir performed a selection of both ensemble and solo selections from classic composers, such as Johannes Brahms and Leonard B…

                  GRANGEVILLE – Syringa Hospital passed its fiscal year 2020 budget at the regular monthly meeting Aug. 27.

                  GRANGEVILLE – “I know you have a lot of important things to worry about, but I hope this falls in line with Syringa’s vision,” Daryl Mullinix spoke to the Syringa board of trustees at the Aug. 27 monthly meeting.

                    COTTONWOOD -- At Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Thursday, Aug. 16, in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, sisters and guests honored Sister Maria Elena and her 75 years as a Benedictine sister. Assistant Prioress Sister Mary Marge Goeckner led a community procession into the chapel and…

                    The Grangeville’s Biannual Quilt Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street. More than 300 quilts will be available for viewing outdoors and in businesses. This event is sponsored by Home Grown Quilts.

                      Kamiah’s 83rd Annual Barbecue Days brought in community and business members, as well as Kamiah High School alumni and friends, for the annual Main Street parade. The weekend held a variety of events from quilt and art shows to auctions, vendor booths, a football game and food.

                      Temperatures soared to the high 80s, low 90s, Saturday, Aug. 31, as these two dogs – Bell and Piper -- enjoyed a dip in the Middlefork of the Clearwater River in Kooskia.

                        A variety of quilts were on display at St. Catherine’s Parish during Kamiah Barbecue Days Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The local quilt guild also held a sale of various items to help support their club during the year.

                        Blue skies and white, billowy clouds overlook a field of hay bales on Lukes Gulch Road near Stites.

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