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GRANGEVILLE — Concerns about 5G communication drew more than 25 people to last week’s council meeting with the focus on the alleged health hazards and what the city was doing about it.

GRANGEVILLE — Citing stress and health management, Mountain View School District 244’s zone 4 trustee, Pam Reidlen, of Kooskia, submitted her resignation at the Oct. 18 school board meeting. Reidlen was not in attendance.

GRANGEVILLE — “I’m very offended by this. It’s wrong, it’s a warrantless search. Normally you have to have cause to come in and look at someone’s financials.”

GRANGEVILLE — “Inpatient services continue to see more COVID-positive admits. A good portion of these patients remain here for treatment, but we have needed to send some out for further care,” Syringa Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Margretta Fortin reported at the Sept. 28 board meeting. “Th…

St. Mary’s Health will offer drive-through flu shot clinics at a variety of locations: Cottonwood Clinic, Thursday, Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m.; Craigmont Clinic, Monday, Nov. 1, 3-6 p.m.; and Grangeville Clinic, Monday, Nov. 2, 3-6 p.m. This will be done from your car, no appointment necessary. Wear …

    Grangeville High School put on its fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 19, directed by Mrs. Danica Schmidt and accompanied by Ms. Kimberly Page. The concert choir was adorned in high school colors with their robes and concert band members performed several pieces. The GHS Christmas concert is set for…

      GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher Carla Astle is planning the GEMS Veterans Day assembly (in the new gym) for Thursday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

        GRANGEVILLE ­— Grangeville High School will host a Veterans Day Assembly Thursday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. All veterans are invited. To help with a head count, call the high school at 208-983-0580; however, this is not required. Veterans are asked to meet in the library between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. pr…

          GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Centennial Library will be host to a Family Read Week event Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink. Games, crafts and prizes will be included.

            GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School is holding a Senior Fun Night fund-raiser, selling firewood. Get one cord of red fir split, delivered and stacked for $190. Multiple cords are available for purchase. To order, contact Aliyah at 208-507-2213.

              GRANGEVILLE — The monthly Elks Burger Night is set for Friday, Oct. 29, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge, with doors opening at 5 p.m., and dinner served from 5:30-7 p.m. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, handcut fries and salads are available.

                GRANGEVILLE — The Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, sponsored by the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, is set for Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m. This is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, free of charge. and everyone is welcome. The church provides all …

                  GRANGEVILLE — Those interested in joining Scouts can do so tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge basement, at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (kindergarten through grade five) meet each Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Boy Scouts (grades six through 12) meet each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.…

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Commissioners approved a lease agreement with Idaho Forest Group (IFG) for continued use of their land for the Day Rd. recycling site in Grangeville. Janie Fluharty from the Idaho County Recycling program explained to commissioners the lease rate of $1 per year…

                  The Nov. 2 elections are less than two weeks away, and if you are looking to vote for a school board candidate, make sure you can cast a ballot in that race. Idaho County Deputy Election Clerk Jessie Adams clarified voters need to reside in the zone in order to be able to vote for that candidate.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Commissioners Denis Duman and Ted Lindsley attended the Oct. 12 meeting, along with the county’s civil attorney, Matt Jessup and Bette Polack. Commissioner Skip Brandt and County Clerk Kathy Ackerman were in Salt Lake City, Utah, attending the meetings of the Weste…

                    Grangeville Elementary Middle School was host to the Idaho STEM Action Center and a rural community engagement workshop/conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9. Educators from throughout the area participated in a variety of modules and hands-on learning experiences.

                      GRANGEVILLE — The earliest round of the 2021-22 edition of the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot free throw contest is at GEMS Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m., with boys and girls divisions for GEMS students ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Age groups are based on age as of April 1, 2022.

                        BOISE – Members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) elected Grangeville City Treasurer Janell Arnzen and Bovill City Clerk/Treasurer Christine Jewell as Directors for District 2 for 2021-2022 at the ICCTFOA Institute in Boise, Sept. 21-23.

                          U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelsey Summers, 44th Fighter Squadron aviation resource management from Grangeville, was selected as the 18th Wing’s Airman of the Week for the week of Oct. 18 - 22, 2021, at Kadena Air Base (KAB), Japan. The Airman of the Week program is an opportunity for outst…

                            GRANGEVILLE — A public candidates forum for Mountain View School District 244’s potential trustees is set for Monday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

                              GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher Carla Astle is planning the GEMS Veterans Day assembly (in the new gym) for Thursday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

                                GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary this fall, and with that will come a celebration with the Veterans Day Patriots (Blue Jean) Ball.

                                  GRANGEVILLE — Save the date for Sunday, Nov. 21, when the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 2-4 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

                                    GRANGEVILLE — Camas Prairie Food Bank, 411 East North Street, will host a community open house Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. All are invited.

                                      GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Centennial Library will be host to a Family Read Week event Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink. Games, crafts and prizes will be included.

                                        GRANGEVILLE ­— As part of the “Growing our Understanding” series, the new Ida-Lew director, Tim McDonald, will be guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 26, meeting of the Idaho County Democrats. For many years, Ida-Lew has been central to economic development in Idaho and Lewis counties. McDona…

                                          GRANGEVILLE — The monthly Elks Burger Night is set for Friday, Oct. 29, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge, with doors opening at 5 p.m., and dinner served from 5:30-7 p.m. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hand cut fries and salads are available.

                                          GRANGEVILLE — “We prayerfully sought the right direction, and feel God led us to this,” said Grangeville Church of the Nazarene (GCOTN) Pastor Ben Boeckel on Monday, Oct. 11.

                                            Students from the Kooskia Discovery Center afterschool program spent some time Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Miss Cindy’s Pumpkin Patch on the outskirts of Grangeville. Children traveled by bus with director Wendy Kolb and other chaperones to pick two pumpkins each. Cindy Godfrey said, “This is it.…

                                            This field of pumpkins was photographed on the outskirts of Grangeville shortly before the most recent frost.

                                              Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s PTO held its annual jogathon Friday, Oct. 8, with a patriotic USA theme. Prior to each class running, one student circled the field with a flag while the national anthem played. Bubbles greeted the joggers as they rounded a corner and students ran in 20…

                                              GRANGEVILLE — At the Oct. 5, 2021, Idaho County Commissioners meeting, commissioners Skip Brandt, Ted Lindsley and Denis Duman participated along with Idaho County Clerk Kathy Ackerman and the county’s civil attorney, Matt Jessup. Attorney John Wiltse, the county’s public defender, addressed…

                                                Sunflowers line the path of a driveway on Vrieling Road outside of Grangeville.

                                                  ARF has received several grants this year to help support the spay/neuter programs. The grants help provide funding for approximately 25 percent of the costs associated with spay/neuter. We are very thankful to have the financial support of these grants received from the Innovia Foundation, …

                                                  Grangeville photographer, Denton Thaves, caught this upward-looking view of fall colors of yellow, with a backdrop of the blue sky, on Sept. 29.

                                                  GRANGEVILLE — “This is the first time I have grown this variety of giant pumpkins, and I was really surprised,” smiled Amber Chicane.

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