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Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

    Another busy collection for Idaho County Recycling (ICR) at its Grangeville site last Saturday, Oct. 12, with volunteers running steady with armfuls of cardboard. ICR operates at four locations: Grangeville and Cottonwood: open Saturdays, 9 -11 a.m.; Kooskia: Saturdays, 10 a.m.- noon; and Ri…

    More than 60 people, representing several area churches, participated Sunday, Oct. 6, in the National Life Chain in Grangeville. This is the 10th year for the local involvement – involving participants from Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird – which is one of many as part of the national…

    COTTONWOOD -- Halloween: Emergency Services Safe Trick-or-Treat. Emergency vehicles will be parked in the upper parking lot of St. Mary’s Church and they will be serving food and goodies 4-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to come and enjoy!

    COTTONWOOD -- America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual. The Tri-…

    COTTONWOOD -- We had our first snowfall Sunday, but it didn’t stay on the ground very long. Reports of 2 to 4 inches were reported in the Cottonwood Butte area. That means winter is not too far off. But I hope we will have a nice long fall before winter actually gets here. Our garden has bee…

    COTTONWOOD -- We have had a nice long fall so far this year. Frost is predicted for this weekend so it may come to an end. We are still getting tons of tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, and squash from our garden. It has been a good year.

    COTTONWOOD -- Adam and Ashley Uhlenkott purchased a house from Don and Morna Lustig. The house was owned years ago by Louis and Mary Schmidt. As part of the sale, the house had to be moved. So, Adam and his dad, Duane Uhlenkott, engineered the moving of it to a place just past St. Gertrude’s…

      FERDINAND -- Assumption Parish of Ferdinand will be holding its annual dinner and raffle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Ferdinand Parish Hall. A roast beef and ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for adults is $10, kindergarten through sixth grade is…

        FERDINAND -- Assumption Parish of Ferdinand will be holding its annual dinner and raffle on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Ferdinand Parish Hall. A roast beef and ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for adults is $10, kindergarten through sixth grade is…

        Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

          Setting aside lab coats and stethoscopes for bats and gloves, staff with St. Mary’s and Syringa hospitals competed in a softball game in the second annual Clash of the Quacks last Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Lions Park in Grangeville.

          Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

            COTTONWOOD -- A free Medicare workshop, for individuals turning 65 and those approaching Medicare eligibility, will be held in Cottonwood on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cottonwood Senior Center, 500 King Street.

              COTTONWOOD – HUB will sponsor its 2019 crop insurance meeting this Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Community Hall. Pepper Harman, Bryan Higgins and Kevin Duling will all be offering 2019 damage information, current crop coverage and future needs.

                COTTONWOOD – The third Annual Ranch Rodeo at Two Bar V Livestock Arena is set to go at 10 a.m. Sept. 21, with events including branding, doctoring, sorting, trailer loading and relay hide race.

                  COTTONWOOD -- At 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, the Idaho County Orchestra will present an eclectic collection of music including pop, classical, sacred, blues, movie themes, dance tunes, and more.

                    COTTONWOOD -- A free Medicare workshop, for individuals turning 65 and those approaching Medicare eligibility, will be held in Cottonwood on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cottonwood Senior Center, 500 King Street.

                    COTTONWOOD – Rod Behler practically teethed on the tires at Fred’s Body Shop. He was 2 years old when his father purchased the George Kaschmitter Building in 1959.

                    Like many mountain roads in Idaho and the West, the Keuterville Loop Road from Cottonwood wasn’t necessarily built with state-of-the-art engineering and design in mind. The road corridor might have been a game trail or a Native American trail to start with, and then a pioneer wagon road, and…

                    Camas Prairie Cruisers want you to bring out your cars and bikes for their Octoberfest car show Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign in at 9 a.m. This will be held again at Umpqua Bank’s back parking lot in Grangeville, just off Main Street. Finished and near-finished projects are…

                      The Gonzaga University Concert Choir performed at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, Sept. 8, for a public audience. Under the theme, What We need Is Here, the choir performed a selection of both ensemble and solo selections from classic composers, such as Johannes Brahms and Leonard B…

                        COTTONWOOD -- The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., which is known for supporting projects that strengthen Idaho’s communities, has awarded the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude a $25,000 grant that will be used to help complete a five-year exhibit remodel project that began in 2015.

                          COTTONWOOD -- Artist and art instructor Laurie Chapman will lead a kid-and beginner-friendly painting and collage class 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the multi-purpose room at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

                            COTTONWOOD -- At Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Thursday, Aug. 16, in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, sisters and guests honored Sister Maria Elena and her 75 years as a Benedictine sister. Assistant Prioress Sister Mary Marge Goeckner led a community procession into the chapel and…

                            COTTONWOOD -- I had a ride in our big yellow semitruck this morning. My son, Eric, was hauling the trackhoe, so I hopped in. I love riding in that truck! Hats off on Labor Day to all truckers and anyone else who works for a living. Where would we be without you?

                            WINONA – Multiple law enforcement agencies were on search efforts late Tuesday afternoon for a suspect – believed armed -- involved in a high-speed chase from New Meadows to Grangeville.

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