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

    BOISE – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities.

      Hundreds of eggs hunters from birth through age 12, as well as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, showed up at Cottonwood Lions Park Saturday, April 3, to hunt Easter eggs. Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club was in charge of the event and members started early in the …

      GRANGEVILLE — “The county positives for COVID-19 have been steadily low, so the decision has been made to bring all clinic services back to the primary care clinic,” director of clinic operations Michelle Schaeffer reported at the March 22 Syringa Hospital board meeting.

      In an effort to answer patrons’ concerns on the upcoming levy, Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske will hit the road with a variety of community meetings starting this month.

        GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 meets tonight, Wednesday, April 7, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 E Main Street, at 6 p.m. All members are requested to attend.

        The Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) presents a new showing of 23 pieces of art. These are on display at the Pine Tree Community Credit Union, 230 E Main, in Grangeville, through September. Seven artists displaying work include Debbie Barnett, Nancy Gresham, Sharon Herther, Marlene O’Neill, Lin…

        Salmon River Mobile Veterinary, Amy Keehner, is a new veterinarian serving Riggins. Dog wellness exams and a vaccination clinic will be held at the Salmon River Heritage Center, Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Preregister by email at appointments@salmonrivermobilevet.com. A cat only clini…

          BOISE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced it will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.

          ELK CITY — The Easter egg hunt at the school, last Sunday, was so much fun! Watching the little ones running around trying to find eggs – some real, and some plastic with prizes in them. Some found so many their baskets were almost overflowing. The list of children hunting eggs is as follows…

            GRANGEVILLE — Mrs. Barger’s sixth and seventh grade science classes at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) recently held a science fair where they learned about forming a scientific question, making a hypothesis about their question, revising their hypothesis and then providing a con…

            WHITE BIRD — Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings. April 7, the White Bird Library Committee will begin holding its regular, monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. They will hold their meetings in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

              KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

              WHITE BIRD — “Sometimes it’s difficult for people when things change, but we are really excited to be there and offer our services to the community and those who visit,” Heather Surerus said. Heather and her husband, Dan, purchased Hoot’s Café on U.S. Highway 95 outside of White Bird in Janu…

                KAMIAH — VFW Post 5407 is holding Bingo on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, at the VFW Hall, starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Popcorn and water are free.

                  GRANGEVILLE — The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply. A blood drive is set for Grangeville, April 13, noon - 6 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 403 N.…

                  COTTONWOOD — The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has re-elected Sister Mary Forman as prioress. She is the 14th prioress of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood, and will serve for an additional four years after her initial six-year term that began on June 13, 2015.

                    KAMIAH — The Deary Youth Bell Choir will be giving a sacred concert at the Kamiah Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 3366 Willow Street, in the Bethman Addition, on Saturday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

                    Greencreek held its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 3. Finders of the golden eggs won prizes. Winners for each group are as follows:

                    Spring has sprung on the Camas Prairie, as shown with this single flower with a bumble bee gathering nectar, pictured on Wednesday, March 31, in Grangeville.

                      LAPWAI -- Beginning April 1, the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) will change its COVID-19 response to correspond with Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds guidelines. As of March 26, Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) had a 14-day average of less than one positive COVID-19 case per day and a positivity rate of 4.17 percent.

                        COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood’s The Hangout will offer a free Easter dinner Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will be ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and a dessert. Anyone who does not have Easter dinner plans is invited to come in and eat or get a meal to go. The Hango…

                        GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Commissioners have narrowed down their pick from five to two public works contractors competing for the Big Cedar 1 Slide Repair Project. At their March 23 meeting, the commissioners revealed their final decision will involve interviewing two finalists: GeoStabiliz…

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