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

    Kyleigh Duclos (daughter of Mike and Tara Duclos of Ferdinand, and Leann Lightfield (daughter of Ron and Heather Lightfield of Cottonwood) were among 85 students awarded scholarships from Northwest Farm Credit Services (NFCS). Each will receive a $2,500 college scholarship, both to attend th…

      ATCHISON, Kan. — Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Jessie Sonnen of Greencreek, Idaho, was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended May 15.

      GRANGEVILLE — In a rare display of solidarity, Mountain View School District 244 trustees voted unanimously to forgo rerunning a levy vote in August.

      COTTONWOOD — The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) recently announced its 2020-21 Schools of Excellence.

      Reporter’s Note: This story was written following the board meeting May 17 and prior to the levy vote May 18. With the levy not passing, it is possible COVID-19 funds may be utilized in different areas, as needed, and as guidelines allow. — lp

        Boise — The Idaho Secretary of State has given volunteers the green light to begin collecting signatures for the Quality Education Act. The ballot initiative would boost funding for K-12 education by more than $200 million annually.

        RIGGINS — Academic resources, teaching and student engagement at Salmon River High School are all heading in the right direction. SRHS recently received its official written performance review from the accreditation evaluation performed in February, and results are favorable.

        KOOSKIA — “I want to be clear, for the record, these are not bonuses, correct?” trustee Katie Matthews asked at the May 17 Mountain View School District board meeting.

          STILLWATER, Okla. — A total of 7,623 students were named to the 2021 spring semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

            NAMPA — The College of Western Idaho recently released its honor roll for spring 2021. Dean’s list recipients must obtain at least a 3.5 GPA or above. Among those on the list is Hailey Kenna Russell of Grangeville. She is a 2018 graduate of Grangeville High School and the daughter of Valor a…

              Grangeville High School held its commencement exercises for the class of 2021 Friday night, May 28, at the school. GHS had 51 students in the graduating class this year. Former Grangeville music teacher Kathy Stefani was the special guest speaker.

                Graduation commencement was held for the Clearwater Valley High School Class of 2021 last Friday, May 28. Graduates family and friends attended the ceremony held that evening for the 21 students in the CVHS gym.

                KOOSKIA — “All of our planning and trying to pass the levy has been successfully thwarted by Mr. Smith,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske spoke to the board, including trustee Smith, at the May 17 meeting.

                GRANGEVILLE — Seven Grangeville High School students recently received their awards at the State of Idaho Science and Engineering Fair the week of March 24. The pile of awards, certificate and medals was huge.

                COTTONWOOD — “We reduced this year’s levy by $50,000 — I don’t think that happens very often,” Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD 242) Superintendent Rene Forsmann said.

                GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville’s Katie Matthews is the new Mountain View School District 244 zone 5 trustee.

                GRANGEVILLE — Trust, a salary allocation schedule and language were the main topics April 14 as Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) negotiations for 2020-21 continued.

                BOISE — Teachers are in the spotlight again in Idaho, but once more, they are denied funding after House Bill 354 failed after a long debate. This hour and a half discussion on the floor involved fears that House Republicans have regarding teachers talking about race theory with their studen…

                GRANGEVILLE — Despite a previous year filled with disappointments and cancellations, Grangeville High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) members had a successful run at the regional conference, as well as in the state competition.

                In an effort to answer patrons’ concerns on the upcoming levy, Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske will hit the road with a variety of community meetings starting this month.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Mrs. Barger’s sixth and seventh grade science classes at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) recently held a science fair where they learned about forming a scientific question, making a hypothesis about their question, revising their hypothesis and then providing a con…

                    KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                    GRANGEVILLE — Seven Grangeville High School students had their hard work paid off when they took a large portion of the awards at the State of Idaho Science and Engineering Fair the week of March 24.

                    GRANGEVILLE – “Now is the time; there’s no more putting it off,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske told the board of trustees at the March 15 meeting. Fiske reiterated that the need for a levy wasn’t MVSD’s funding model. “This is the State of Idaho’s funding model,…

                      KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                        KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                          LEWISTON — A Grangeville High School graduate is among four Lewis-Clark State College graphic communication students who had their designs chosen to be on the cover of Inland 360, an alternative weekly arts and entertainment publication, during the next year.