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

    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.”

      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.

      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.

      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.

        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 -- 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 -- 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.

            Voters will be deciding contested city council and school board seats, a cemetery district race, and two municipal revenue bonds at the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

            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.

                Mariel Arnzen opened the October 22 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance while Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

                  From the annual Idaho County Courthouse Trunk or Treat to Kamiah's costume contest, Halloween-related events are happening all over Idaho County in the next couple of days.

                    Mariel Arnzen opened the Oct. 15th meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance while Joe Didier led the dinner prayer.

                      COTTONWOOD -- The 20th Annual Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series concludes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, with Keith Petersen, who will present “Straight Lines and Squiggles: How Idaho Got that Weird Shape.”

                      COTTONWOOD -- Mother Nature is giving us a little taste of winter. We have had snow on several different occasions. I hope all the hunters are having good luck. Time to get those fall projects done. Better get those snow tires on, too.

                        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…

                        Lewis-Clark State College is having an Adult Learner Open House at Grangeville High School tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Various department personnel from the Lewiston campus will be at GHS to answer questions. This is being held in conjunction with the high school’s finan…

                          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…

                          Ryan Glimp graduated from Prairie High School in 2017 with 32 college credits, enough to enter Lewis-Clark State College as a sophomore. Now, he’s on track to graduate from LCSC with a degree in kinesiology a year ahead of schedule.

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

                          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!

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