Don’t forget your flu shot this year. There are not only options through St. Mary’s and Syringa hospitals and clinics, but Irwin Drug is also offering vaccinations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COTTONWOOD – While many children start dance classes as toddlers, Thia VanHouten Waller did not start until she was high school age.
The Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) and Panhandle Area Council will be host to a series of virtual meetings regarding broadband in rural Idaho.
ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) thanks everyone who came out to support ARF and see 'Hachi' at the Sunset Auto Vue Drive-In Sunday, Sept. 27.
LYONS, Neb. – Despite bipartisan support, rural small businesses and communities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program will not be included in the latest stimulus package for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new Camas Prairie Food Bank building is open for business! Also, the USDA food distribution will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, Lions Park skate park, 10 a.m., until food runs out.
Small business rules in Idaho, and small business numbers continue to grow.
GRANGEVILLE – It doesn’t get by Jill Lane how hard teachers are working.
A four-person scramble golf tournament to benefit Grangeville High School boys and girls basketball is set for Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Grangeville Golf and Country Club. This 8-hole event costs $300 per team. Cash and Carry plans to donate barbecue food and sides for the event.
KAMIAH -- Mary Jane (MJ) Oatman launched a new magazine called Tribal Hemp and Cannabis (THC) earlier this year. Oatman serves as the executive director of the Indigenous Cannabis Coalition (ICANNC), a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization based in Kamiah.
COTTONWOOD -- St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently introduced its new Rehabilitation Services Facility at St. Mary’s in Cottonwood. The new space houses both physical and occupational therapies and provides expansion to the old space.
GRANGEVILLE – A new salon is open for business in Grangeville: Savvy Hair Studio is located at 117 West North Street, and owner Stacy Askew is already drawing in a crowd.
Kamiah Valley View Church if the Nazarene will be host to a free concert by Christian recording artist, Carman, Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. The performance is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Support Grangeville Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pioneer Park. The market will continue through Oct 3. Did you know the terms herb and spice are often used interchangeably, but are in fact two distinct types of seasonings, made from different parts of plants and proce…
This in from Idaho Sewing for Sports: “Calling all former Idaho Sewing for Sports co-workers! We want to have a reunion work party. OK … that sound more fun than it will be…. However, we would love to see you and could use your help. COVID-19 and our efforts to provide PPE for our local and …
Each year, the top-10 performing states for critical access hospital data reporting rates and levels of improvement are recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is run …
LEWISTON – The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, hosted at Lewis-Clark State College, has received permission to expand into Grangeville this fall, Traci Birdsell, senior director of the Educational Opportunity Grants Program at LC State, has announced.
GRANGEVILLE – As of Aug. 10, Syringa Hospital & Clinics requires all patients and visitors to have a face mask while in the facility. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.
Remi and Rylie Arnzen participate in the Grangeville Centennial Library Story Walk. Join in before it ends Sept. 30. Stop by the library at 215 W. North Street (next to Grangeville City Hall) to pick up a list of participating businesses, listed in order or book pages, or clip the following:…
It’s been a bust fair week. Be sure to thank all the businesses throughout Idaho County who support 4-H and the fair in general.
The South Fork Junction recently opened a new restaurant and lounge after renovating the former Junction Lodge at 7176 Highway 14 near Elk City. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Find their menu on Facebook at South Fork Junction. Lod…
A new study shows seniors are contracting STD’s nationally at historic levels and Idaho ranks No. 47 for infections among states.
GRANGEVILLE – Seeing the need for more restaurant options and armed with a talent for barbecued ribs, The Rib Guy and Gal opened their doors to the community of Grangeville. Located off of U.S. Highway 95, the infamous yellow building offers a variety of meals.
Winners of the Mammoth Bucks in Grangeville’s Crazy Days contest were first place: Hollen Hays, second place: Janet Hays, third place: tie-Walt Edward and Sue Myers There were 63 contestants. The Grangeville merchants and chamber of commerce thank everyone for their participation in a succes…
GRANGEVILLE -- On Aug. 5, Idaho Business for Education (IBE) held Close the Divide Day to collect computers for students who don’t have them and may find themselves in a remote-learning environment during the 2020-21 school year.
GRANGEVILLE – The voice of the Blue Fox Theater and Sunset Auto Vue will hang up his microphone at the end of September.
GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Recycling, Grangeville Center, is looking for a new site manager. They will manage drop offs, pick-ups, online site presence, volunteer sign ups and COVID-19 related health risk in relation to recycling. This is a compensated volunteer position.
It’s almost time for the Idaho County Fair! You have time this weekend to prepare what you will enter in open class exhibits (and, all you 4-H’ers, you have time to finish your record books!) Pick up a premium book at the extension office in the county courthouse, at the Free Press in Grange…
The Idaho Department of Labor is in the process of notifying unemployed workers who will exhaust extended benefits under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program that they can apply for additional benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefit program.
Idaho County residents may have noticed some of the local signage and request for coins in the past few weeks.
August 7, 2020
Come support Grangeville Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park. This week's tidbit: Botanically speaking, zucchini is a fruit though we often talk of it as a vegetable. Zucchini are usually picked when the seeds are soft and immature (8 inches in length). A zucchi…
GRANGEVILLE – Do your trees need some personal care that you cannot manage? Does your lawn need more regular maintenance than you can give it? Ewing Grounds-Keeping is up to the challenge.
KOOSKIA — The Syringa Hospital Foundation (SHF) announced July 30 it will not move forward with purchasing the Baylor Building on Main Street where the Kooskia Syringa Clinic is located.
Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) will administer $1,401,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help North Central Idaho communities and businesses respond to economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
GRANGEVILLE -- Are you interested in helping local kids own a computer and receive Internet access to assist in their education?
Know that the detour off U.S. Highway 95 is not bad at all. The Old Pollock Road has been improved and the wait isn’t unusually long. Be prepared to put an extra 30-ish minutes on your trip. There are several signs through the Pollock route that ask people to slow down. One read, “This isn’t…
A recent study shows the job outlook for mental health workers is on the rise, as the stigma around mental health dissipates.
GRANGEVILLE – Seeing the need for variety and a service for vehicles to provide, The Tire Guy has expanded from Cottonwood, recently opening a second store in Grangeville.
MagnifyMoney (a LendingTree company) recently released the results of its survey on Americans hoarding cash due to coronavirus fears. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that 28 percent have stockpiled cash in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and of those who withdrew cash, th…
GRANGEVILLE – “Medicare pays about 85 percent of hospice costs,” social worker and Syringa Hospice director, Cindy Higgins, explained at the June 23 Syringa board meeting.
Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 7, when Pine Tree Community Credit Union will be host to its annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue at both the Grangeville and Riggins locations. Stop in from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and a dessert bar, as well as the c…
FERDINAND – What started as a small community cabinet shop in 1979 has grown into a commercial cabinet force in the Northwest.
Encore Drive-In Nights is launching another drive-in concert which will air at drive-ins and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada.
“We regret to inform of the cancellation of Kooskia Days 2020. With a heavy heart and much discussion, it has been decided that due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the desire to maintain low numbers in Idaho County,” said one of the community volunteer organizers, Lara Smith. “We love our …
The Idaho Department of Labor has cleared about 85 percent of 42,000 pending claims, as of June 6, and expects to work through the remaining 5,500 pending claims by mid-July.
A 2019 study found Idaho County at average with the state in a variety of social and economic factor areas, and lower than the state in the areas of children eligible for free and reduced lunch and median family income.
Well, the state approved the Main Street activities, so it looks like everything is on for Border Days’ Main Street events. Just remember to listen to Border Days committee members, announcers and law enforcement when asked to social distance and be safe. We want to keep our community healthy!
GRANGEVILLE – A new member has recently joined the staff of the advertising department for the Idaho County Free Press.
Mark your calendars: Grangeville Merchants have set aside Aug. 6, 7 and 8 for Crazy Days. Be looking for special sales those days.
An incorrect day was listed for the “take and make’ program through the Kooskia Community Library in a story last week. The correct information is as follows:
- Homicide investigation under way in Elk City; interviews ongoing, awaiting lab tests from autopsy
- Two sets of human remains found along Selway River; indentification pending
- Terry Wayne Ruttman, 75, Jamestown, Calif.
- County inmate tests positive for COVID-19
- GHS FFA 1948 Farmall H is on the auction block; students spent last year restoring tractor
- Idaho County Free Press COVID-19 information portal / situation report
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Guest Column: Numbers blur truth about virus; bureaucracy at its finest
- Idaho County District Court
- LETTER: Can do better than letter ‘R’; give Rudy, Paulette the chance
- Prairie-Genesee game called off
- Fall sports schedules, results (updated Oct. 18)
- Traditional, family-centered lifestyle for Law family
- Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Century Farm and Ranch Program
- Roping legend, Joe Beaver, trains, inspires attendees at Lewiston clinic
- Succession planning starts with family meeting
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