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ELK CITY -- Lots of people turned out for the annal Elk City Days celebration. Enjoy the photos. I will have the winners of the logging event in next week’s column. Would love to have others send me their photos for our historical records – even past years. I plan on printing a few from each…

ELK CITY – The historic Elk City Days celebration in Idaho County will continue this year amid COVID-19 guidelines. Festivities are planned this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8. Whether you want to watch the parade or compete in the logging show, organizers say there is sure to be fun for ever…

ELK CITY -- Another great volunteer in our community is Sue Phillips. She has been a continual resource for the school and children of Elk City. The volunteer work she has been involved in are: classroom assistant, tutoring and reading with students since 1974; holding offices in the PTO, le…

ELK CITY -- Back in April, I missed that there was a week set aside to honor volunteers. I would like to take this time to highlight a couple around our town. 

ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips writes: "Things are progressing in preparation for Elk City Days with posters up around the area. Although there are concerns about COVID-19 and possible exposure to the virus, there are already so many people visiting and staying in the Elk City area, it's doubtful …

    ELK CITY -- VFW Wilderness Post Auxiliary 8311 held its annual installation of officers July 16, in Elk City. Outgoing president, Sharon McKee, officiated the proceedings.

    ELK CITY -- Marlene would like Auxiliary members to know that the meetings for VFW No, 8311 Auxiliary have been changed from the second Thursday each month to the third Thursday, at 7 p.m.

    Maxed out on screen time and looking for a break? With restrictions for COVID-19 being lifted, libraries are reopening in local communities. Some changes will be in place, but the public will be able to resume accessing computers and information.

    After the past few months of homeschooling and social isolation, a welcome change has come to many local communities with the start of summer reading programs. Libraries across the region are set to begin activities with some new safety guidelines in place, and some events are under way. Dai…

    VFW Post #8311 recognized Flag Day June 14, with a very patriotic and moving flag disposal ceremony.  Community members were invited to drop their worn and torn flags at the VFW and there were many flags that had reached the point of retirement.

      ELK CITY -- Barring another state shutdown due to COVID-19, Elk City Days will occur this summer. Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, will be a weekend of activities in Elk City featuring traditional events including the kiddies parade, the main parade, VFW logging events and sawdust scram…

      Plans are progressing for Elk City Days events (unless, of course, there is another shutdown in August).  For information please contact Sue Phillips.

      ELK CITY -- For those of you who don't live in Elk City but read the column, it snowed Monday morning! I remember back in the late 1970s, it snowed in September. We had a garden at our cabin below the hot springs, but the lettuce survived. Then, again, several years later, it snowed lightly …

      ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips says that as we move “through Governor Little's four stage plan, the Elk City Community Library will open Tuesday, June 2, from 2-5 p.m. The need to follow CDC's guidelines is very important and they will be posted on the front door of the school. Social distancing o…

      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…

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