COTTONWOOD -- If you have been watching the snowstorms this past couple weeks, you may have noticed that they just keep to the mountains mostly and circle the Camas Prairie. Once in a while, a storm will hit here, but the snow is all going sideways and never hits the ground. Sunday night we …

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BOISE -- Steven Detmer was born in Cleveland, Ohio. As a child he remembers his grandfather saying that no grandson of his was going to be brought up in Cleveland. His grandfather took the family west and they settled in Cottonwood.

    OWENSBORO, Ken. – Brescia University recently named its fall dean’s list 2019 recipients. Students on this list completed at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 gpa.

    COTTONWOOD -- Jim Gorges will be giving a presentation on “Protecting What’s Yours” Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., at American Freedom Defense in Greencreek. The idea is to empower families to be prepared and secure in their homes. Learn some practical skills from a man who has been in…

      LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

      Under the program titled, A Musical Celebration, the Idaho County Orchestra performed a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at a concert last Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood. Around 150 people attended the hour and a half concert.

        GREENCREEK -- Area farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and the general public are welcome to come for a morning of information about the grain industry and a complimentary lunch at the Prairie Area Cereal School, set for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Greencreek.

          COTTONWOOD --The Idaho County Orchestra, led by Jean Melching, will perform a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel. Included in the program will be ensembles within the group. The title of the program is "A Musical…

          COTTONWOOD -- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Some of the grandkids came over to help decorate our house. What a nice thing to do! It looks like we will have a white Christmas this year. I say if you live in Idaho, you should always get a white Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!

            Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

              Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogy Society.

              Santa Claus is making his rounds of area communities. Most recently, the Jolly Old Elf attended Sunday’s Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade on Dec. 8. The evening featured a lighted parade — led by area veterans — followed by a gathering at the Cottonwood Fire Hall for refreshments and a vi…

                Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.

                COTTONWOOD -- The Prairie Pirates won the State Football Championship by defeating Lost Rivers at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow on Friday night with a score of 26-6. The win gave the Pirates their third win at state in six years.

                  If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who'd like to learn, you'll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

                  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 – “I’m about people serving people, and making sure we are operating under a righteous leadership,” Casey Zechmann said. “I feel I have the integrity and the right intent to lead, as I would expect from a sheriff.”

                  COTTONWOOD -- As I write this Monday morning I am reminded of my husband, Virgil, and all the men and women who gave of their time to help protect us over the years by serving in the military. We salute all veterans today and all thru the month of November. I am especially proud of my classm…

                    BOISE, ID – The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) has awarded grants to 16 organizations located throughout the State of Idaho. ISHS and the Community Enhancement Grants program serve the history needs of the entire state. The program is an important way the ISHS assists groups and organ…

                      COTTONWOOD – Planning for the worst-case scenario -- a subject attacking a school, intending to hurt children – will be the focus of a three-day course for regional emergency service responders set in Cottonwood this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

                      COTTONWOOD -- Mystery Night for St. John Bosco was a huge success this year. The decorations were outstanding, with a riverboat theme and a stagecoach complete with horses on the wall. The food was good, and the auctioneer did a fine job. The best part was that my husband, Virgil, and I, won…

                        COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Farm Bureau annual dinner meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Community Hall. The featured speaker will be Brent Frei, who will talk about TerraClear, an automated solution for rock picking.

                        GRANGEVILLE – Last week, a house on Grangeville’s C Street found a new home site. The house belonged to Helen Nuxoll, who died in October 2016, at the age of 104. The house sat next the Eagles Hall, just a lot over from Palenque.

                          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.

                          COTTONWOOD -- Happy and safe Halloween to everyone. It has been getting very cold the last few nights. Farmers are busy getting the fall planting done. People are also making the wood pile look good for winter. Ranchers are working with the cows and calves so they are ready for winter.

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