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ELK CITY -- Things will be heating up this week weather-wise as summer is on its way. Looks like it will get up into the 90s in the next few days.

ELK CITY -- Marlene George would like to let you all know that the spring order for bricks for the Memorial Wall at the Elk City Park is going to be submitted June 1. Anyone interested in having a brick for themselves, a friend, or family member with military time, should call Dale George at…

ELK CITY -- For all of you newcomers in town, and for those of you who are interested in history and the Elk City Wagon Road, there will be a “Dessert at the Museum” event Saturday, May 30, from 1-4 p.m., put on by the Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road organization. The museum is located in…

ELK CITY -- Pastor Tom Moore, of the Elk City Baptist Church, said that “After meeting by Zoom for the past few weeks, tomorrow [last Sunday] we resume mostly normal meetings. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and Worship at 11 a.m. The ladies resumed their study of Genesis at 7:30 a.m., on Monday…

ELK CITY -- Driving home from Grangeville last Thursday, a cougar crossed the road in front of us.  Fortunately, we saw it come up from the river in time to slow down and watch it climb up some rocks on a small cliff. It’s the first time we had seen one in quite some time.

ELK CITY -- The wild turkeys have been an entertainment (LOL) this past winter. There is a group of them that range between our neighbors and us (and who knows where else?). I remember when I first saw them, somewhere in the early 1980s.  Anyway, I walked out my door to go to the garage the …

ELK CITY -- Tom and Carol Moore of the Elk City Baptist Church invite everyone to the Easter service online using Zoom on your computer -– www.zoom.us, meeting #553705480, at 11 a.m., Sunday morning, April 12. Even online you can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

ELK CITY -- Opportunity for youth in our community: This note comes from Angie Edwards-Kuskie:  “CEDA is taking on management of the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps program, a partnership with the USFS, ACOE, NPS, Idaho Firewise and other natural resource and local government entities.

ELK CITY -- Because of the panic about the coronavirus in the “outside” (of Elk City) world, I am sure we, all who live up here, feel pretty isolated and safe. But that doesn’t mean to let our guard down. A vector/carrier can drive up Highway 14 to visit family and friends and not know they …

ELK CITY -- On my way to ladies Bible study Monday morning, I encountered the Elk City elk herd meandering down the road.  I had to stop and give them room. Most of them jumped back over the fence into one of two pastures on Little Elk Creek Road, but three chose to keep trotting down the ro…

ELK CITY -- For those folks who live in yonder parts, thought you might like to see some snow pictures!  The extensive snowfall has kept those with equipment busy plowing people’s driveways. That said, the ice build-up on all those plowed surfaces continues to get thicker, making a nightmare…

ELK CITY -- Nancy Smart created a wonderful dessert for the VFW Valentine’s Day dinner and many people enjoyed steak with all the trimmings, as well as the red velvet cakes, red velvet cheesecakes, and chocolate covered strawberries.

ELK CITY -- Treat your sweetie to a night out. The VFW Post and Auxiliary is having its traditional Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 15. Dinner includes steak, salad, rolls, and desserts. Cost is $15 per person. Be sure to call and make reservations.

ELK CITY -- Went to the open house at the Forest Service last Tuesday to talk to Cheryl Probert, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest, and others. NP-CW Forest Plan Revision is up for comments and I want to encourage the readers of this column to review the plan and get your…

GRANGEVILLE – Reclaim Idaho – or any other politically charged group for that matter – won’t be spreading its word on Mountain View School District 244 property anytime soon.

GRANGEVILLE – How will the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests be managed in the coming decades? What are the plans to guide the complexity of resource management decisions to be made across four million acres of national forest?

ELK CITY -- A lone doe was seen on Elk Creek Road near town. She looked forlorn and hungry. Perhaps someone going into Grangeville could pick her up and take her to the prairie so she could join up with her family and not starve here. LOL!

ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips writes, "REACH Club apologizes for the late delivery of the Elk City Community Calendars. Between illness and some issues at the printers, the calendars will be late. They will be delivered as soon as possible. And there will be extra calendars for sale at the Elk Ci…

GRANGEVILLE – “It has been an honor to serve this district, community, staff and, most of all, its students,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Dec. 16 meeting. “We’re human and don’t always make the right choices, but I don’t have any regrets.”

ELK CITY -- For this late in the year it was a surprise to see three whitetailed deer on Elk Creek Road close to town. And speaking of wildlife, we had a group of 12-15 turkeys near our house a couple of weeks ago, but a couple of days ago there were only three. Perhaps they ended up on Than…

ELK CITY -- Chris Thompson writes that the “Ben Thompson and family would like to thank the Elk City community and surrounding areas as well as the VFW for your generosity. Around $2,500 dollars was raised from the dessert auction and money tree. They would like to thank everyone who donated…

    Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

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      ELK CITY -- The annual Christmas Craft Sale at the school today, Dec. 3, and again Dec. 4, 3:15 to 5 p.m. If you didn’t make it yesterday, get there today.

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

        ELK CITY -- Debbie Rendleman would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support at Bingo Night. This is a twice a year fund-raiser that she puts on for every kid in town, from babies to high school seniors, to shower them with Christmas gifts.

        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.”

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