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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

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

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    In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

      Come support your Grangeville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pioneer Park. This week’s spotlight vendor is “WOW! Fresh Fruit” owned and operated by Hermilo Angeles. Angeles is one of the market’s newest produce vendors. He lives in Kamiah, but brings certified organic fruit …

      The Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood hosted the 27th annual Raspberry Festival last Sunday, Aug. 4. The event featured its signature dessert, an arts and crafts fair, classic car show, art exhibit, chapel tours, and entertainment throughout the day.

      COTTONWOOD -- This week is the Idaho County Fair and my sister, Bonnie Gehring, is the grand marshal this year. Her whole family has been involved in the fair for many years, including managing the food booth for about 15 years. We are so proud of her!

      COTTONWOOD -- Combines were out this week harvesting canola and grass fields. The wheat will be ready soon. Our family went camping up on Grangeville mountain and had a great time. Time spent with the grandkids is always special. We picked a few huckleberries, too.

        COTTONWOOD – Greg and Colleen Sonnen of Cottonwood will again facilitate the Grief Share series in their home starting Sept. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served, a video will be shown, and discussion will follow. The only cost is a $15 workbook. The session last 12 weeks.

        COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

          The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.

            GRANGEVILLE -- The 2019 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 20, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Two dozen 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. The judge for the show was Dondi Hilderbrand of Clarkston, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow was…

              COTTONWOOD -- Idaho County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 14-17, and the fair board invites entries for the Saturday parade by going onto idahocountyfair.org to register.

                The Cottonwood Summer Fest softball game was a hit last Saturday, July 27, at Wimer Field. The game was just one of about a dozen events in town that day, as a new committee stepped up to revive an old local holiday under a new name. “It was amazing,” organizer Serena Lockett told the Free P…

                  COTTONWOOD -- Join in a day of friends, family, and fun at the 27th Annual Raspberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

                  A new festival to showcase the community, Cottonwood Summer Fest completed its first run with three days well attended for a variety of events, July 26-28.

                    COTTONWOOD -- During the next three months, the Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold strategic planning meetings in 16 locations across the state. Arts administrators, artists, arts educators and arts enthusiasts are invited to join in the conversation to brainstorm ideas, define prioritie…

                    COTTONWOOD -- The hailstorm last week really hammered our garden. Apparently, we were one of the few who got hit. Our neighbors 1/4-mile away didn’t get any hail. The ground was mostly white after three surges of hailstones, each one larger than the last. The largest were about ¾-inch.

                      MOSCOW – The University of Idaho has announced its students who have made the 2019 Spring Dean’s List. More than 2,400 students qualified for the list for the spring 2019 semester. To be included, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester…

                      It was a good day for haying in Cottonwood Saturday, July 6. This young farm worker was busy baling hay on Substation Road in the late afternoon.

                      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Gabriel Angus, from Cottonwood, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) reactor department, received the Warrior of the Week award June 20 for outstanding performance from Capt. John J. Cummings, Ford's commanding officer, and Command Master …

                        COTTONWOOD -- At 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, the Monastery of St. Gertrude will host author Susan Swetnam, who will read from her new book, “In the Mystery’s Shadow: Reflections on Caring for the Elderly and Dying.”

                        COTTONWOOD -- God Bless America! It will be a busy week with the 4th of July. I hope everyone can spend time with their family and have a great time.

                        Idaho County Recycling volunteers will use a portion of the proceeds of the program they’ve run since 2009 to pay $200 monthly stipends to Grangeville and Cottonwood volunteer site managers, with the Idaho County commissioners’ approval Tuesday, June 18. The move keeps the program cost-neutr…

                        COTTONWOOD -- Happy 4th of July to everyone! Time to go camping, fishing, or whatever you like to do for the summer. Some farmers have cut their hay down, but it did get a little wet last week. Maybe this week will be better. The baby pheasants are a month old now and flying all over the pla…

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