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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

    The 100 Deadliest Days remain deadly in 2021. According to preliminary data from the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety, 92 people died in traffic crashes on Idaho roads this summer, as the 100 Deadliest Days comes to a close.

      On Sept. 15, at approximately 1320 hours (1:20 p.m.), the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 12, at milepost 24. William R. Jared, of Weippe, was driving a 1995 Kenworth logging truck eastbound on Highway 12. Jared drove off the right shoulder, came back ont…

        More than 200 quilts were displayed throughout Grangeville on Saturday, Sept. 11. Home Grown Quilts sponsored this fourth Biannual Outdoor Quilt Walk, which saw a plethora of visitors downtown. The event included a scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk art, a quilting advice booth, a painted rock s…

          The first annual OC Abbott Memorial Golf tournament fund-raiser for American Legion Post #152 is scheduled Sept. 18 at Grangeville Country Club, with major prizes provided by Hammer Down River Excursions and Killgore Adventures. Green fee is $100 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, lunch…

            GRANGEVILLE — A fund-raiser for GHS boys and girls basketball is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Grangeville Country Club. It’s 18 holes and $300 per team, with free BBQ to be provided by Cash & Carry Foods. Those wishing to sign up or sponsor a hole may contact Cooper Wright at 208…

              The Kooskia Saddliers will hold an obstacle and trail challenge Sept. 18, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and start at 10 a.m. Entries are $10 for juniors up to age 13, $10 per horse for novices, and $15 per horse in the open class. Spectators are free and all are welcome.

                Cornerstone Teen Center is now accepting applications for a shooting sports program for Camas Prairie and Clearwater Valley youth grades 7-10. Supported by the NRA, Idaho Friends of NRA, CCI, and local benefactors, this program is tailored for youth that are home-schooled or attending privat…

                  The fall hunter education course for the Grangeville area is scheduled Sept. 20-Oct. 2 at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Register online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education for the class to run 6-8 p.m. each day Monday through Thursday.

                  Hannah Aiken, who waitresses at The Trails Restaurant and Lounge part-time, said she recently received a call from her brother, Kurtland Aiken. Kurt (a Grangeville High School graduate) is a Marine stationed back East and knew some of the soldiers who lost their lives in Kabul. He asked her …

                  Resident Jenna Boggan enlisted Kim Grubbs — a Wrangler Team Roping Championships 2X National All-Girl champ, WSRRA national champ all girls team, WPRA Rookie of the year Heeling, Go Rope All Girls roping 3X champ, Women’s Timed Event Champion — for a youth/beginner clinic for team roping and…

                    WHITE BIRD — White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Sunday, Sept. 19, at the arena. Young ladies 13-18 who are interested can call Kami Fogleman for details: 208-983-8779.

                      Organizers say, “Hope all the gardens have been going well,” and also that there will be no Backyard Bounty meeting this month, Sept. 20. Watch for a posting for next month.

                        COTTONWOOD — Prairie Junior-Senior High School music and band instructor Terryn Pitcher is seeking donations of band instruments for the school district’s program. Currently, the school does not have enough instruments for fifth and sixth graders to play at school. If you have an instrument …

                          GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Sept. 23 and 24, for children ages birth to 5 years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minutes to …

                            KOOSKIA — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Friday, Oct. 1, for children ages 3 to 5 years. This will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minu…

                              GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) ASB council will be host to a Vitalant blood drives Wednesday, Oct. 6 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the GEMS Community Room. The goal is 35-45 units of blood per drive, and, if the goal is achieved, GEMS will receive a $2,000 STEM grant.…

                                OKINAWA, Japan – U.S. Air Force squadron aviation resource management airman first class Kelsey Pilant Summers was recently promoted to staff sergeant in the 44th Fighter Squadron.

                                GRANGEVILLE — The documentary Skeleton School has appeared in nine film festivals from the Tetons to Toronto to Tokyo, including four festivals where it was selected as a finalist. On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., the Blue Fox theater in Grangeville will present a screening of the 30-minute …

                                CLEARWATER VALLEY — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony, instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, drew a crowd of more than 300 people of all ages. The youngest g…

                                WHITE BIRD — I received the September edition of Ruralite the other day and saw some White Bird locals made the front cover of the magazine. There was a very nice article about the change from Hoot's Café to The Confluence and the new owners, Dan and Heather Suresus. They have brought many c…

                                ELK CITY — Friends of the Elk City Library hosted an end of the summer party for the library’s summer reading program on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Bingo was the name and reading books was the game. With ‘Book Bingo’, the thirteen participants received a Bingo card with titles of books, magazines, mo…

                                  GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Community Foundation has opened its 2021-22 grant cycle. Nonprofit organizations that serve Grangeville and the immediate area are welcome to apply for funds for projects consistent with GCF’s mission to enrich the quality of life in Grangeville. The foundation has …

                                    LEWISTON – Sixteen Lewis-Clark State College students have received more than $107,000 in total scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year from IdahoSTARS project.

                                      GRANGEVILLE — The seminar and discussion “Sexual Purity in an Impure World” is set for Centennial Evangelical Free Church, 408 N. College Street, Grangeville, Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

                                        COTTONWOOD — Note the Pioneer Senior Citizens will host a free appreciation lunch on Sept. 21. Menu for Sept. 21 will be: roast beef, salad bar, mashed potatoes w/gravy, roasted Normandy blend, pineapple/apricot cobbler w/whipped topping and a whole wheat roll. Call Lynn Thompson at 208-962-…

                                        Reporter’s note: For several years at the Idaho County Fair, I have noticed a grandparently couple sitting in the corner of the livestock barn. This year, I took the time to visit with them. Within a few minutes, I realized why I was drawn to them: They remind me of my own parents. They love…

                                        As I watched the Olympics, heard highlights, and read highlights, it made me ponder what winning means to some people. Is it about proudly displaying a medal around their neck? Is it bragging rights? Is it overcoming a personal best? Is it earning a spot on a team? At what point do we stop c…

                                          CLEARWATER — Clearwater Grange annual Chili Feed is almost here. The date is Saturday, Oct. 2. On the menu is chili, cornbread, beverage and dessert. There will also be a silent auction to bid on. Donations will be taken for the meal.

                                          On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Knife River will start resurfacing five miles of Idaho Highway 62 between Zenner Road and Nezperce. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, approaches to farm fields will be improved, and drainage will also be updated near the sidewalks on Fifth Avenue. ID-6…

                                            WHITE BIRD — White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Sunday, Sept. 19, at the arena. Young ladies 13-18 who are interested can call Kami Fogleman for details: 208-983-8779.

                                              A McCall man and a Las Vegas man died and a McCall man was injured when a single-engine plane crashed about 60 miles east of McCall last Saturday, Valley County Coroner Scott Carver said.

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