Plans are underway for the April 2020 launch of a regional initiative to empower local leaders in 22 rural northern Idaho communities with the knowledge and assistance to shape their town’s future. REV up North Idaho provides training, hands-on assistance, and a toolkit for Renewing Economic…

    GRANGEVILLE – “What is employee engagement?” Syringa Hospital Human Resources Director Katy Eimers asked the board of trustees at the Dec. 17 meeting during a presentation on the hospital’s recent “employee engagement survey.”

      Syringa Hospital’s Julie Hammatt, NP, and Maja Ledgerwood, LCSW, DSW, will present Healthy Mind and Body “Dealing with our Weight and Well-being” sessions Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 23, noon to 1 p.m., at the Soltman Center. The community is invited to attend these free seminars where topics wil…

      Your Best Friend’s Quilt Shop owner Christina Doughty, in Grangeville, recently partnered with textile executive Scott Fortunoff, Jaftex. An Eversewn Maker 200 sewing machine, $500 worth of fabric and various other accessories were given to Joy Huntley of Grangeville Dec. 23. Huntley recentl…

      Grangeville eye doctor Joel Brown spent time at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Mr. Johnson’s science class in the fall, where he helped students dissect a cow’s eyeball.

      GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) has a new captain at its helm this year, though he’s not a stranger to the Camas Prairie.

      Dana Greig of Syringa Hospital & Clinics (left) and Kim Johnson of St. Mary’s (right) present a $600 check to Todd Marek and Rachel Young of the Grangeville Arts to be used for the Grangeville Pavilion Project. Funds were raised through the Second Annual “Clash of the Quacks” softball ga…

      This holiday travel season is expected to be the busiest on record, with 116 million Americans dashing through the snow to visit family and friends this year. About 614,000 Idahoans will be among them, according to new projections by AAA. 4.3 million more Americans will travel this year than…

        Avista has partnered with community-building expert and best-selling author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” Doug Griffiths, to create a community needs assessment for 23 rural communities in Idaho and Washington.

          Downtown businesses participated in a progressive after-hours party with the theme of The 12 Days of Christmas Thursday, Dec. 12. The event was sponsored by the Grangeville Merchants/Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

          Les Schwab Tire Center in Grangeville recently donated $500 to the Grangeville High Scholl girls’ basketball program for its Nyssa, Ore. tournament. “We as a basketball family just want to express how thankful we are to have such a great supporter of GHS sports in our community,” said coach …

          GRANGEVILLE – “Our team does a great job of working together as well as working with every other department – and patients and families – within the hospital and clinics,” Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei said at the Nov. 26 board meeting.

          Remember to shop local for as many of your Christmas needs as possible. This really makes a difference to our local businesses and their families. This past week, I found great, warm wool socks at Larson’s for my bonus daughter in Vermont who needs to bundle up as she is teaching our little …

          GRANGEVILLE – “It’s been an honor to serve as Syringa Hospice Medical Director since 2010,” Dr. Danny Griffis told a crowd of nearly 100 people at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Sunday, Dec. 8, for the annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service.

          GRANGEVILLE – “Holly [Cox] really knows the heartbeat of the community – she and Matthew [Casey] helped direct where funds could go to,” said Mike Tatko, Avista Regional Business Manager.

          The crew from P1FCU in Grangeville went with the Peanuts Gang theme at Saturday night’s Christmas parade, leading into the Winter Magic tree lighting event at Pioneer Park, Nov. 30. Pictured are (L-R) Rachael Robie, Polly Mozingo, Lori Courtright and Lacey Bybee.

          The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce merchants will be hosting a Christmas Progressive Afterhours Party on Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at 12 downtown merchants to the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas. Save the date and look for information next week!

          GRANGEVILLE – “The mission of the radiology department is to provide quality services 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Syringa Hospital Radiology Department Manager Matt McPherson.

          GRANGEVILLE – The Free Press took time recently to talk turkey with some area youngsters.

          Don’t need your bread? They’ll donate that dough

          COTTONWOOD – “We’re excited about helping the hungry and those in need,” Debbie Schneider of The Hangout said. “There’s not much worse than being hungry.”

          GRANGEVILLE – After more than 35 years in Kennewick, Wash., Vincent Rundhaug has found a new home in Grangeville.

          GRANGEVILLE – Representatives from Syringa Hospital and Clinics spoke at a town hall meeting to more than 100 people at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the regular luncheon.

          GRANGEVILLE – After 13 years as a counselor with Mountain View School District 244, Angie Edwards has opened a private practice.

          The Big Cedar Homemakers are preparing to put together swags for the upcoming holiday season, and they will be ready to hang on Friday, Nov. 22. All the proceeds from the swags are divided up among community organizations such as the Tahoe QRU and the Ridge Runners Fire Department. If you ar…

            RIGGINS -- The Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) recently announced the winners from the Oct. 5-6 regional art show that took place in Riggins.

              On Friday, Sept. 27, three local hospitals joined the Northwest Hospital Alliance (NHA). Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, are the newest members of the Alliance.

                GRANGEVILLE -- Join Syringa Hospital and Clinics for a town hall event as they share information on selected services and open the floor to questions from the community during the regularly scheduled lunch at the Grangeville Senior Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at noon. Topics to be covered …

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