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    This year there will be more than 3,100 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.

    GRANGEVILLE — At a short special meeting June 9, the Mountain View School District 244 board voted 3-1 to approve an edited budget for the 2022-23 school year, as well as an amended budget for 2021-22.

    Fans cheered the Western action last week at the White Bird Rodeo, held Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Pictured here, Mason Yancy tries to hold on to go the distance in the novice bareback competition last Friday.

    These tiny pink and white bleeding hearts along a fenceline on Kooskia’s Front Street were enjoying a recent wet and rainy afternoon.

      GRANGEVILLE — Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) will be a part of the Grangeville Community Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 25. The ARF sale will be held at 420 East North 4th Street, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations can be left at ACE Home Center or the Idaho County Free Press.

        WHITE BIRD — The 33rd annual White Bird Rodeo drew a full turnout both days, Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, at its arena at Twin Bridges. Results from the event are as follows:

          GRANGEVILLE — Idaho State Police is investigating an early Sunday morning single-vehicle injury crash south of Grangeville.

            RIGGINS — Two missing Riggins teens have been located and are safe, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

            COTTONWOOD — Jordan Zwygart of Zwygart, John & Associates addressed the Cottonwood City Council on June 13 with a brief review of the fiscal year 2021 audit and financial statement. He mentioned key elements throughout the report and said it was a good clean audit with no compliance issues.

            The Cowboy Breakfast is set for Saturday-Monday, July 2-4. This will be held at the Grangeville lodge from 6 to 11 am. each day. A donation of $10 per person is requested. Funds raised help with Masonic Lodge 9 and 56 projects, including GHS senior scholarships. It’s always a good breakfast …

            ELK CITY — The Community Center Committee is holding voting for seven positions on the steering committee on Saturday, June 25, 3-5 p.m. at Elk Summit Restaurant next to the Elk City Hotel. Absentee ballots will be available, so email Sheena Geyer at if you a…

              LAPWAI —The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC) appointed Nikoli Greene as the new executive officer of the Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises. Greene, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, has served as the executive officer in an interim capacity since October 2021.

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — On a rare sunny day between rainstorms earlier in June, I drove the loop up Wall Creek to Clear Creek, dropping down into Clear Creek. I stopped at the little cemetery near Clearwater. Patsy Hunter led the annual spring cleanup effort there last month.

              GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Senior Citizens meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch at the Senior Center on the Truck Route.

              Hope Centers in Kamiah and Grangeville held open houses, respectively on June 6 and 8, including prizes and food. Pictured here at the June 8 Grangeville event were Crystal Zohner with her children, Wyatt and William.

              COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens meet every Tuesday at noon for lunch. Menu for June 28 is spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans and carrots, pears and garlic bread. Lunches are also available through grab and go or by delivery. Call Lynn Thompson by 10 a.m. Tuesday at 208-962-3231.

                GRANGEVILLE — Art lessons taught by Sara Wilkinson will be held June 28-Aug. 9. Call or text 208-553-8386 or or contact Sara via Facebook Messenger.

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville community wide yard sale is set for Saturday, June 25. Pick up maps at the Grangeville Visitor’s Center beginning Thursday, June 23. Included on the map will be addresses plus other events/specials around town that day. This event is sponsored by the Grangeville…

                    RIGGINS — ASK’s (After School Kids) Mini Football Camp for grades K-8, with coaches Ty Medley and Derek Wilson, will be held Thursday and Friday, July 21 -22, 9-11 a.m. at the SRHS football field. The fee is $15; bring your own water bottle.

                      CLEARWATER —Entertainers are wanted to perform at the Elk City Wagon Road Celebration in Clearwater Saturday, July 16. Lunch is provided. Call Dana Lohrey at 208-791-4548. Vendors are welcome to join the celebration at no cost; just set up on Clearwater’s Main Street beginning at 9 a.m. July 16.

                        GRANGEVILLE — The summer lunch program at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) started June 13 and is open from noon to 1 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. The program will run through July 1, then from July 11 to 29. This is free for kids ages 1 to 18.

                          GRANGEVILLE — Participants in the Grangeville Centennial Library Summer Reading Program are invited to a movie at the Blue Fox Theater Tuesday, June 28, 11 a.m. The Disney-Pixar movie Luca will be shown, and a small popcorn and drink will be provided to each participant. Those attending must…

                            GRANGEVILLE — The American Legion Post 37 Firecracker Fun Run is set for Monday, July 4. Those interested must preregister by June 25. The fun run will start at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 6 a.m. Forms can be found at the center at 318 E. Main Street and on the…

                              GRANGEVILLE — The Twin Pines Trail Run will be held Saturday, July 2, 7 a.m., organized by Lynn Fredrickson and Jill Pazdan, with proceeds going to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). This is held at 46 Twin Pines Lane, Grangeville.

                                GRANGEVILLE — The cornhole tournament is on again this year. for Border Days. It will be held Sunday, July 3, at Green Acres Nursery. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the games begin at 11 a.m. This benefits Grangeville High softball and baseball.

                                WHITE BIRD — It is sometimes a good thing when the weather forecaster/guesstimator gets it wrong. The forecast was for rain on both Friday and Saturday, during the White Bird Rodeo and White Bird Days Celebration. Thankfully, the rain held off, the temperatures were mild, and everyone had a …

                                  ELK CITY — Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary recently announced the winners of our annual scholarship from students in our local communities. Post members said they are “proud to announce that we have been able to play a small part in the career success of these two individuals.”

                                    MOSCOW — The University of Idaho (U of I) has announced local students who have made the 2021 Fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 2,585 students qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester, which ended Dec. 17 To qualify for the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at le…

                                      Alijah Pineda, a senior from Grangeville High School, Erin Wassmuth, a senior from St. John Bosco Academy at Cottonwood, and Catherine Uhlenkott, a homeschool senior from Imago Dei Academy of Grangeville, have each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Idaho County Farm Bureau.

                                      Grangeville Elementary Middle School Principal Adam Uptmor awarded three eighth-grade students for the 2021-22 school year. The Principal’s Leadership Awards went to (L-R) Jeri Cox and Sam Green, and the Award of Excellence to Derek Pottala.

                                        LEWISTON — A total of 870 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2022 semester. Among the honorees, 471 made the president’s list while 399 were named to the dean’s list.