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

    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 …

      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…

      MyBioSource.com, a biotechnical products distribution company, conducted a survey of 3,000 people to gauge how much the general public thinks that the unvaccinated should be incentivized in order to get a jab. Idahoans, on average, agree that the unvaccinated should be paid a substantial $14…

      Attendees came out to celebrate the region’s industry at the 87th annual Idaho County Fair, held Aug. 16-21 at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. For fair results, click on the links below the photos or go to the Community section of our website.

      COTTONWOOD — Jon Rehder has come full circle. The 1996 Prairie High School graduate is now serving as Cottonwood Joint School District 242 superintendent and Prairie Elementary School principal.

        COTTONWOOD - Two Bar V Livestock has calendared a ranch rodeo Oct. 2. It’ll include six events with teams of four. For information, see facebook.com/twobarvlivestock.

        Have you checked out Gaul’s Getaway in Grangeville? Located at 117 West North Street, the shop offers books, candles, bath salts, herbal tinctures, Idaho soaps and creams and more. Stop by or call 208-507-0560.

        COTTONWOOD — Sorry we missed writing last week! We were recovering from a very successful Cottonwood Summer Fest! As co-chairmen for the festival, to say we were busy would be an understatement. But we are so happy to say our event was very successful and brought our community together for s…

        A couple holds hands on the way to their car this summer at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood.

        Wild daisies and other flowers and weeds turn a Cottonwood-area field into a bright, majestic view.

          COTTONWOOD – St. Mary’s Health Foundation will hold its 21st Annual Golf-4-Life Tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.

            Cottonwood’s second Summer Fest was an explosion of color, people and heat Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. Despite balmy temperatures in the high 90s, more than 60 people participated in the color run Friday night, Saturday brought the parade, a variety of games, a dog show, cornhole an…

            COTTONWOOD — Four young ladies from Idaho County will vie for three Idaho County Fair 2022 royalty positions this year: Riley Enneking, Kaylee Graves, Jazmin Ove and Chloe Rowland.

              COTTONWOOD — The Idaho County Fair parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “There’s a Touch of Country at the Idaho County Fair.”

              COTTONWOOD — Cottonwood Summer Fest is almost here! And what’s a community festival without a parade? Lineup starts at 9:30 a.m., at Cottonwood City Park, with the parade to begin on Main Street at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 31. Hurry if you want to enter because Thursday, July 29 is the de…

              COTTONWOOD — With a passion for service and family, new owners Candice and Michael Van Loon have taken the helm of The Hangout in Cottonwood. Originally from Oregon, the Van Loon family decided to make a switch to the restaurant business and move to Idaho.

                COTTONWOOD — The Idaho County Fair parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “There’s a Touch of Country at the Idaho County Fair.”

                  KAMIAH — The first of three dates for high school sports physicals is July 28 at the St. Mary’s clinic in Kamiah, with dates also available Aug. 3 in Nezperce and Aug. 4 in Cottonwood. Time is 5-6:30 p.m. each date. Cost is $25 and proceeds are donated back to the child’s school. Forms are o…

                    COTTONWOOD – St. Mary’s Health Foundation will hold its 21st Annual Golf-4-Life Tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.

                      COTTONWOOD — The Idaho County Fair parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “There’s a Touch of Country at the Idaho County Fair.”

                      COTTONWOOD — Frances Conklin here, filling in for Serena and Tabitha for a couple of weeks. It has been more than a few years since writing a Cottonwood correspondent’s column. Since then, I am older, maybe a little wiser, no more witty and still busy with life on the edge of town at Dog Bark Park.

                      COTTONWOOD — Hello Cottonwood, we’re back! We didn’t forget you; we were just off spending time with our families for the Fourth of July! Hope your Independence Day was spent with family, fun and memories! It was a little different this year with the burn ban in effect and no personal firewo…

                      Incorporated cities within Idaho County will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For the seven cities totaled, this will add up to more than $600,000 to be received out of an eventual $1.23 million payment.

                      An extended heat wave across the Pacific Northwest last week pushed the mercury high and broke records in several areas, including in Riggins.

                      Stop by Umpqua Bank, 147 W. Main Street, Grangeville, Friday, July 2, during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to wish Beryl Grant a happy retirement. She has been with the bank for 35 years.

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