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Businesses, individuals, family, friends, the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department, Idaho County and Grangeville law enforcement officers, churches and organizations all came together Friday, May 22, to honor Grangeville High School class of 2020 graduates. GHS seniors and their families ma…

St. John Bosco (formerly Summit Academy) in Cottonwood held its graduation ceremony May 23 in Greencreek with a Mass for families. Erin Chmelik, Alexis Currier, Jessie Sonnen and David Wassmuth are the class of 2020 graduates.

GRANGEVILLE – “I, again, want to reiterate what an excellent job the entire Mountain View staff has done during these challenging times,” Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford said at the May 18 board meeting. The meeting was call-in for public attendance.

Kamiah High School’s class of 2020 held its graduation Saturday, May 23, at the track and football field while practicing safe social distancing.

GRANGEVILLE – “The [financial] statements made in recent newspaper advertising and some letters to the editor are completely inaccurate,” Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford said at the May 18 meeting.

GRANGEVILLE – Two local Sts. Peter and Paul School student writers recently fared well in the Alice Whitman chapter (Lewiston) of the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay contest. 

RIGGINS – “We have three main needs,” for the coming year, Salmon River Joint School District 243 Superintendent Jim Doramus at the April 20 board meeting. The meeting was made available via a YouTube video.

Although graduation ceremonies will look quite a bit different than previous traditional celebrations, the class of 2020 will still be able to highlight their achievements this month. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools have planned alternate ways to honor graduates.

GRANGEVILLE – It’s been nearly 30 years of Italian cooking and jewelry-making courses, financial and computer classes, journaling and calligraphy classes, photography and cake decorating instruction. Following all this, and so much more, Lewis-Clark State College’s Grangeville Outreach Cente…

GRANGEVILLE – “This is difficult work, with many frustrations for teachers, staff, parents and students,” said Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford at the April 20 board meeting. Board members, practicing safe social distancing etiquette, met in person while…

    KAMIAH – Following the registration of Kamiah Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins earlier this month, the Kamiah board of trustees announced last week it will soon interview candidates for the position.

      KAMIAH – “Kamiah is the small high school that offers big opportunities for students who seek to jump-start their post-secondary education by taking dual credit classes in high school,” said principal Peggy Flerchinger, adding, “think of Kamiah as the little school that could.”

      Schools across Idaho put the lights on last Friday, April 10, to show support for students, coaches, families and the class of 2020, impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Playing field lights were turned on at 8:20 p.m. – 20:20 for 20 minutes -- with participants asked to drive by to show su…

      KOOSKIA – “We are trying to break the silence and connect with others to help those in need,” said Clearwater Valley High School junior Martha Smith.

        WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has distributed more than $215 million to 41 states and Puerto Rico for distribution to 742 eligible counties that will be used to support public schools, roads and specific county programs. 

        BOISE -- Approximately 200 students from across the state – including from Idaho County -- gathered in Boise last month to learn about government and civic engagement. Idaho’s annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference took place during President’s Day Weekend.

        GRANGEVILLE -- Seattle’s Xakary the Magician donned his “Doctor Science” persona and presented his Wacky Science assembly at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Wednesday, March 11.

        GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244’s trustees have chosen a new superintendent.

        KAMIAH – Kamiah voters narrowly passed a two-year levy March 10.

        GRANGEVILLE-- Patrons in Mountain View School District will be asked to support a $3.9 million levy this spring.

        “You may be hearing a lot of different information about the severity of the coronavirus in different countries. The fact is that the experience has been different. Some countries have done a great job of slowing the spread of coronavirus (such as Singapore) and other countries have not been…

        Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 395 on March 11, officially amending Idaho Code and allowing Lewis-Clark State College to offer graduate level coursework. Little was flanked behind his desk by LC State President Cynthia Pemberton, Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston, Sen. Carl Crabtree of …

        Great news for Idaho parents and students regarding Early Childhood Education. Thanks to the successful collaboration of a bi-partisan committee of stakeholders convened over the summer and the support of Governor Brad Little, Idaho is the recipient of a $3.3 million Federal Preschool Develo…

        GRANGEVILLE – “I don’t know many people who would stand up and say teachers are overpaid,” Region 2 Idaho Education Association director Jason McKinley spoke at the Mountain View School District 244 negotiations meeting Feb. 25.

          To expand the range of options available to families in the surrounding communities, the Prairie River Library District created 100 Kindergarten Readiness Kits with funding received from a grant through the Idaho Commission for Libraries. District staff designed the kits in collaboration wit…

          KOOSKIA – A group of Clearwater Valley High School students are prepared to attend the BPA (Business Professionals of America) state competition in Boise this weekend after qualifying at regionals in December 2019.

          KOOSKIA – “What are the drawbacks to a two-year levy?” Mountain View School District 244 vice chair Brad Lutz questioned acting superintendent Woody Woodford.

          BOISE -- The presidents of four of Idaho’s higher education institutions -- Scott Green from the University of Idaho, Dr. Cynthia Pemberton from Lewis-Clark State College, Dr. Kevin Satterlee from Idaho State University and Dr. Marlene Tromp from Boise State University -- gave a presentation…

          KAMIAH – “Yes, if the levy passes, we plan to open the middle school building,” Kamiah School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins said last Thursday. “Many people in the community have made it clear this is what they want; this is important to them.”

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