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    ELK CITY — Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary recently announced the winners of our annual scholarship from students in our local communities. Post members said they are “proud to announce that we have been able to play a small part in the career success of these two individuals.”

    ELK CITY — The Memorial Day ceremony, held at the bridge next to the Elk City Park, was well-attended, and it didn’t rain! The three veterans who received quilts are as follow: Pamela Fay Roebuck Marcum, a former hull maintenance technician, 2nd-class, was presented with a Quilt of Valor. Sh…

      ELK CITY — The Elk City Area Alliance applied for a grant with the Blue Cross Community Project for use to improve the Elk City Medical Clinic. The alliance was awarded a small grant from the Foundation’s Mayor’s Walking Challenge. Even though Elk City does not have a mayor, the grant was aw…

      GRANGEVILLE — “Every bridge has its individual issues,” said Gene Meinen, Idaho County Road Supervisor, in describing the bridges he proposed for the Leading Idaho Local Bridge (LILB) funding. After reviewing bridges eligible for the program, he recommended to Idaho County commissioners to a…

      ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “The jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” —George Washington (1796).

      ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was…

        ELK CITY ­— The Elk City Area Alliance elected new officers at its annual meeting in April. The new president will be Jon Menough with Robert Taylor serving as vice-president and Mike Edmondson as secretary and treasurer.

        ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.” —Joseph Story (1833).

          ELK CITY — Elk City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary-Wilderness Post 8311 will be host to a veterans memorial dedication Sunday, May 15. The dedication of the Idaho’s Fallen Veterans Memorial will be held at 11 a.m., at the VFW Post, 50 American River Road. RSVP to Bruce Gabari by em…

          ELK CITY — Quote of the week “The government created by this compact [the Constitution] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers.”

          ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door…

            ELK CITY — Elk City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary-Wilderness Post 8311 will be host to a veterans memorial dedication Sunday, May 15. The dedication of the Idaho’s Fallen Veterans Memorial will be held at 11 a.m., at the VFW Post, 50 American River Road. RSVP to Bruce Gabari by em…

            ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “Whenever, therefore a question arises concerning the constitutionality of a particular power; the first question is, whether the power be expressed in the constitution. If it be, the question is decided. If it be not expressed; the next enquiry must be, whether…

            ELK CITY — Hope you have been enjoying learning about the various volunteer and service organizations in the town of Elk City. I will bring you the story of the Elk City Ambulance and the volunteer EMTs, here to assist you when the need arises, next week.

            ELK CITY — The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department was first formed in 1976, but I have not been able to find information on who the original volunteers were. In 1988, the people listed on the Idaho Secretary of State annual report were Trapper and Veona Bettencourt, Don Allen, Jim Hausauer, …

            ELK CITY — I will get to the Fire Department next time, I hope, as I am still doing research on its history! But right now, I would like to feature our old Community Hall (see photos). The following information was taken from interviews and old minutes of the Booster Club (now the Elk City A…

            ELK CITY — CEDA (Clearwater Economic Development Association) & IDA-LEW (Idaho and Lewis County economic development group) representatives will be in Elk City to conduct workshops, held at the Elk Summit Restaurant, next to Elk City Hotel, on Saturday, Feb. 26.

            The U.S Forest Service is currently hiring wildland firefighters for the 2022 season. Applicants must be age 18 by May 2022, on track for graduation, and submit a resume reflecting previous work experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Paul Brouwer at 208-839-2117 or email…

            ELK CITY — Information on the Elk City Airport. Although the date of the vision/plans for our present-day Elk City Airport is not known by the author, records reflect that in November 1948, property owned by Allen Manes was donated to the Elk Valley Club, followed in April 1949 with more pro…

            ELK CITY — Endomine’s operation of the Friday mine in Orogrande and the mill above Elk City has been temporarily halted for the time being. According to their press release, they will be conducting more exploratory “core drilling to outline the quality and quantity of ore. This will allow th…

            ELK CITY — Don’t forget, on Saturday, Feb 12, the VFW Post 8311 will be hosting the Valentine Day dinner. It will be served between 5-7 p.m. The dinner fare will be steak, vegetables, salad and dessert. A donation of $15 would be appreciated. Sign-up sheets are at the businesses in town.

            A busy month so far for the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO), which last week reported multiple arrests in unrelated incidents, including a decade-plus-old lewd conduct case in Grangeville, a man who eluded officers in Elk City, and a felony assault in Kooskia.

            ELK CITY — The VFW Post has two upcoming events. On Sunday, Jan. 30, they will be hosting a kids’ day at the VFW, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The kids will be able to play shuffleboard, darts, pool, foosball, and other board games. A spaghetti dinner will also be served.

            ELK CITY — For those of you new to town, or even for us “old-timers,” I thought I would tell you the history and development of various things around town – the medical clinic, the airport, the Elk City Park and community restrooms, the community hall, etc.

            ELK CITY — Heavy snow last week did some damage to at least one barn roof on Elk Creek Road. But the elk herd seems to be doing okay. (See photo)

            Recently spotted off State Highway 14, heading up to Elk City, just a few miles up the river from the turnoff: Old Glory, flying off a log above the South Fork of the Clearwater River.

              Public comment will soon be open on planning for a proposed Forest Service project near Elk City, designed to improve forest resilience to insect and disease infestation and reduce hazardous wildfire fuels.

              GRANGEVILLE — “We are subject to our own individual surveys and oversights, separate from the hospital,” director of clinic operation for Syringa, Michelle Schaeffer, said at the Nov. 23 board of trustees meeting. Schaeffer gave a brief overview of the clinics for board members.

              ELK CITY — The VFW Post and Auxiliary are doing their cookie plate project to be able to give cookie plates to the veterans in town. They would like donations of cookies. You can bring them to the VFW by Dec. 19. They will be putting the plates together at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20. Voluntee…

              ELK CITY — Elk City has experienced the death of two friends. Pat Doherty was killed in a vehicle accident last week. He and his wife, Carol, have lived here for a lot of years and made many longtime friends. He served on the Water & Sewer board for a few years as well. Pat’s funeral wil…

              ELK CITY — The Elk City 4-H Club is looking for new members. Some current projects are archery, small animal, survival skills, and cooking. A new-member meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10, in the Elk City School community room at 3:30 p.m. For information call Heather Kestner, 208-484-1043.

              GRANGEVILLE – David McKnight, owner of Airbridge Broadband, updated the Idaho County commissioners, at their Nov. 9 meeting, on the expansion of broadband access in Idaho County. Airbridge has made significant progress in construction of additional fixed wireless towers in Idaho County as pa…

              ELK CITY — In honor of our Veterans the VFW Auxiliary 8311 along with VFW Post and American Legion, invites the Elk City Community to a complimentary dinner on Thursday, Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m. at the VFW Hall. There will be roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and a delicious c…

                ELK CITY — The Veterans Day dinner is on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m., at VFW Post 8311. This is a complete roast beef dinner with dessert prepared and served by the Post 8311 VFW Auxiliary. Just bring yourselves, your family and your appetites!

                ELK CITY — Things are pretty quiet in Elk City. Keep watch for news on holiday schedules.

                ELK CITY — Karen Crosby submitted the following about the Wild Game Feed: “I would like to thank the Elk City Community for their generous support to the Elk City VFW Wilderness Post #8311 and American Legion Wild Game Feed held on Friday, October 15th at the Elk City VFW Post. The Wild Game…