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GRANGEVILLE – “I was first hired part-time, and I decided to do it until I found something better,” Mountain View School District 244 bus driver, Tom Roy, of Stites, told the board at the May 18 meeting. “I never found anything better!”

The Grangeville city pool was full of water last Wednesday, May 27, in preparation for the summer swim season. The city has set a tentative opening date for Saturday, June 13th. However, the date and program offerings this season are subject to change, depending on COVID-19 requirements. Che…

GRANGEVILLE – Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Camas Prairie Food Bank (CPFB) will be giving out boxes of food at Lions Park.

-Tiahnna Marie Bedard and Dylan Kane Haworth, both of Moscow, Idaho.

    Hey, there! Did ya’all hear Border Days is up and running? Plans continue for the three-day event, set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 2, 3 and 4, with parades each day at 2 p.m., and rodeos each night at 6 p.m. Stay tuned in case there are changes in anything. With the craziness in …

    “North Central Idaho’s unemployment saw the sharpest one-month increase ever, going from near-record lows in March to near-record highs in April. Nothing has ever taken such a large toll in such a short time,” stated regional economist with Idaho Department of Labor, Kathryn Tacke.

      COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies, 14 to 18 years old, interested in participating as a part of the 2020-2021 fair royalty. Girls must be going into their sophomore though senior years of high school and must be available through the end of the 202…

      COTTONWOOD -- A funnel cloud was spotted a few miles east of Greencreek on May 26 at 9:30 a.m. At one point it looked like it touched down on the ground. There were several more smaller ones that day. In the early morning hours on Sunday, May 31, we had a terrible rainstorm. Weather is getti…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A beautiful spring morning provided the backdrop for the somber occasion of a Memorial Day commemoration at the Pine Ridge Cemetery near Kooskia. Members of the American Legion, Post No. 75, and VFW Post No. 5407, provided color guard and honor guard for the ceremony. Ro…

      ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips says that as we move “through Governor Little's four stage plan, the Elk City Community Library will open Tuesday, June 2, from 2-5 p.m. The need to follow CDC's guidelines is very important and they will be posted on the front door of the school. Social distancing o…

      RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: continuing on from the book, “Everything I need to Know to learned From a Golden Book.” “Go ahead and make a big deal over your birthday… (or graduation since it is that time of year). Dress up and go dancing…any kind of dancing…even your own home! Make somethin…

      WHITE BIRD -- What happened to our weather…Mother Nature is at it again! We went from hot weather to 20 degrees cooler in a blink of an eye. Rivers are running high and debris is in the water.

        Idaho Commerce, in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, conducted an Idaho business impact survey to gain insight into the economic and employment impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on Idaho businesses and to identify potential opportunities of assistance. The sur…

          I listed Rhonda Schacher as president of ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation). She is actually the vice-president and Karin Vetter is the president. Both of these ladies can be thanked for their tireless volunteer efforts on behalf of Idaho County’s animal population! Read on the community page th…

            (May 28, 2:45 p.m.) BOISE – Protocols are now available for movie theatres to follow in order to open in Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s economy in stages. Governor Little announced today that he moved up the opening of movie theatres two weeks early…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last Friday I cheered on the graduating seniors at both the Clearwater Valley parade, in my CV news area, and the Grangeville parade where I saw my great-nephew Quinn Hall. It was a little challenging to wave a “Congrats 2020 grads” sign, point a camera, wave and cheer a…

            Businesses, individuals, family, friends, the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department, Idaho County and Grangeville law enforcement officers, churches and organizations all came together Friday, May 22, to honor Grangeville High School class of 2020 graduates. GHS seniors and their families ma…

            St. John Bosco (formerly Summit Academy) in Cottonwood held its graduation ceremony May 23 in Greencreek with a Mass for families. Erin Chmelik, Alexis Currier, Jessie Sonnen and David Wassmuth are the class of 2020 graduates.

            Free Press reader, Denton Thaves, caught this moment at the Grangeville Lions Park on May 19: A large puddle created by recent rains makes for reflection of trees.

              COTTONWOOD - To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake River, as well as the additional 20-mile trip along the Snake to the popular t…

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