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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

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Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

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GRANGEVILLE – “Our communities see the benefit of having a certified specialist instruct our children in physical education,” Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher and parent Bernadette Edwards told the Mountain View School District 244 school board July 29.

COTTONWOOD – Showcasing their best, kids worked the floor last Saturday, Aug. 17, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. Held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, the fair culminates in this sale that this year featured a total 205 animals with a total sale of $250,760.

These horses at Silver Spur Lodge in Dixie seemed to be waiting for their next customers to take them for a ride recently.

GRANGEVILLE – Despite a looming insurance deadline, Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and the Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) did not come to any agreements at the July 30 negotiations meeting for the 2019-20 school year.

GRANGEVILLE – Seven Idaho County Fair royalty 2020 candidates and the three current members of the court gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for the annual royalty luncheon.

    Elk City Days was held last Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, featuring kids’ games, a parade, logging show and other activities for the community’s annual celebration.

      In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

        HARPSTER -- Harpster area freelance writer and Kamiah schools substitute teacher Norma Staaf has filed to run for Mountain View School Board Trustee, zone 2 in the November 2019 election.

          The annual Dixie Days celebration brought in townspeople and visitors to view a quilt show, eat burgers, paint, play softball, participate in a tug-of-war and duck derby, play horse shoes, visit and listen to the band American Bonfire.

          ELK CITY -- Elk City Days Logging Event winners: Peewee Rolling Pin toss – Audrey Worth; Kids Rolling Pin toss – Patrick Sandern; Women’s Rolling Pin toss – Heather Kestner; Kids Choker Setting – MacKenzie Woody; Women’s Ax Throw – Heather Kestner; ‘ Ax Throw – Matt Overall; Choker Setting –…

          ELK CITY -- Elk City Days was crowded with people having a great time. Many came to celebrate as you can see by the photos. Don’t forget to see more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elk.city.idaho.83525/.

          ELK CITY -- Many of you may not know, but Joe King was a steady volunteer, cleaning the public restrooms at the Elk City Park for several years. With his passing, we are seeking volunteers to take his place. If you would like to volunteer and serve the community and visitors, please contact …

          Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

          COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

            The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.

            ELK CITY – Jon and Patricia Menough have left their mark on the community of Elk City since they purchased property there in 2004. The Menoughs will be honored as this year’s Elk City Days grand marshals.

            GRANGEVILLE -- After a two-plus hour special board meeting Monday, Aug. 5, -- most of it in executive session -- Mountain View School District 244 board voted to hire a superintendent.

              The Mountain View School District 244 board of trustees will hold a special meeting starting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the district office in Grangeville. The board will consider hiring and contract matters, according to a notice from Becky Hogg, clerk of the board.

                GRANGEVILLE -- The 2019 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 20, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Two dozen 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. The judge for the show was Dondi Hilderbrand of Clarkston, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow was…

                  COTTONWOOD -- Idaho County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 14-17, and the fair board invites entries for the Saturday parade by going onto idahocountyfair.org to register.

                  ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips shares: “Two wonderful books have been donated to the Elk City Community Library by Susie and Jim Borowicz in memory of two Elk City old-timers. 'News of the World' by Paulette Jiles was donated in memory of Leslie Lynn and 'Bound for the Backcountry' by Richard Holm…

                    ELK CITY -- The Elk City Dust Devils, Framing Our Community and Friends of the Elk City School will be hosting an “Old Fashioned Sunday in the Park” on Sunday, July 21. This is in conjunction with the Elk City Wagon Road Days, Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Adventure Trip, that takes plac…

                      CLEARWATER -- The Elk City Wagon Road celebration is set for July 20-21 this year in Clearwater. Organizers are inviting vendors and parade participants to join in this annual celebration of the historic Wagon Road from Harpster to Clearwater to Elk City. This road was used in the late 1800s…

                      ELK CITY -- The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Idaho chapter has set its annual meeting for July 19 and 20 in Elk City. The event is open to the public and will include food, entertainment and other great events. The purpose of the meet is to spread the association's "Support …

                      ELK CITY -- Well, I got the story wrong even though that’s my memory of the story Joe King told me! Joe’s daughter, Sheri, corrected me and said that Joe didn’t come to Elk City until the age of about 4. He was raised by his grandmother, Laura Violet, who was the town telephone operator. Pet…

                        ELK CITY -- The Elk City Dust Devils, Framing Our Community and Friends of the Elk City School will be hosting an “Old Fashioned Sunday in the Park” on Sunday, July 21. This is in conjunction with the Elk City Wagon Road Days, Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Adventure Trip, that takes plac…

                        ELK CITY — The community has lost the longest living resident in Elk City. Joe King died Friday. He was born in 1939, came here as a baby on a stagecoach via the old Elk City Wagon Road and was raised by his grandmother. He went to school here, having Gertrude Maxwell for his teacher for mos…

                        ELK CITY -- Dixie will have its Fourth of July celebration starting with a picnic in the park at noon. Burgers will be provided. Bring a dessert or salad, BYOB. On July 5, there will be a magic show at Mallard Creek starting at 2 p.m., as well as a potluck (BYOB). July 6 will be the annual H…

                        ELK CITY -- Bricks for the Elk City Wall of Honor will be ordered July 2, 2019, so if you would like to honor a veteran, call Dale George at 208-451-2307 or e-mail him at "elkcreek2@gmail.com", no later than July 1.

                        GRANGEVILLE – After more than a hour of discussion and questions from an audience of 100-plus patrons, Mountain View School District 244’s board of trustees voted to pass a $12,613,027 budget at the June 17 public hearing meeting.

                          North Central Idaho is forecast to be hit by a strong weather event by Wednesday, June 26, with high winds and hail, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula, Mont.

                          GRANGEVILLE-- Following a nearly three hour special board meeting-- most of it in executive session -- the Mountain View School District 244 board voted unanimously to immediately relieve superintendent Marc Scheibe of his duties.

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