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GRANGEVILLE — The Sept. 20 Idaho County Board of Commissioners meeting included approval of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, discussion of future airport plans and a visit by Debbie Critchfield, a candidate for Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction.

GRANGEVILLE — Draft changes to city code finalized last week would clarify the what and when of on-street trailer parking, as well as animal use within certain zones in town, and both set up an infraction penalty for violators.

    GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Life Chain will provide a visual statement of solidarity by the local Christian community Sunday, Oct. 2, coming together against abortion. Those who wish to participate are asked to meet at Heritage Square at 2 p.m. to receive a sign and instructions. Those who…

      GRANGEVILLE — Tickets for the ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) Costume Halloween Ball, set for Saturday, Oct. 29, are now on sale. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner catered by RoDonna’s of Cottonwood, and live music and dancing with Grangev…

        GRANGEVILLE — A class on dehydrating foods will be held at the Elks Lodge, 111 South Meadow, on Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Learn how to properly dehydrate food with basic safety techniques included. This is sponsored by the University of Idaho-Idaho County Extension office. The class is free; RS…

          GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, for children 0-5. This will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approxi…

            GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School will be host to a STEM Grant Blood Drive through Vitalant Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1:30-6 p.m., in the GEMS Community Room. To sign up go to donors.vitalant.org and use the 83530 zip code or the code G7034. GEMS will receive a check for $2,000 for…

              GRANGEVILLE — Elks Burger Night is this Friday, Sept. 30. Fresh ground 1/3 pound burgers, hand-cut fries and fresh baked buns are on the menu. Proceeds of burger night will go to various projects of the Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone welc…

                GRANGEVILLE — All Grangeville Elementary Middle School students, kindergarten through eighth grade, are invited to participate in a cheer camp Oct. 3-5, 4 to 5 p.m. Participants will perform at the Oct. 7 Grangeville High School football game. Cost is $30. Check with Mrs. Howe at GEMS by Sep…

                GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Senior Citizens meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch at the Senior Center on the Truck Route. Call 208-983-2033.

                  Grangeville Centennial Library is back on schedule with story time, held for preschoolers each Wednesday at the library. Sept. 14, volunteer Katie Matthews read stories about ducks, the week’s theme, and participants made a craft, sang, used musical instruments and danced.

                  A praying mantis, in the evening of Sept. 12, on a post in Lane’s yard in Grangeville on Fish Hatchery Road surveying the land.

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County board of commissioners passed the FY 2023 budget resolutions, agreed to support local suicide intervention training, listened to citizen complaints about the Milner Trail and signed the annual MOU with the University of Idaho extension office.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Reclaim Idaho leaders stopped in Grangeville on Saturday, Sept. 17, as part of their statewide victory tour after the state legislature approved major increases in education funding. The group celebrated with Idaho County volunteers and supporters with a pizza party at Pioneer Park.

                    Grangeville High School and Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia each held their homecoming festivities last week and their homecoming football games Friday night, Sept. 16. Crowned homecoming king and queen at GHS were Trid Charley and Natalie Long. Crowned queen ands king at CVHS were …

                      GRANGEVILLE ­­— American Legion Post 37 and Grangeville Elks Lodge are collaborating with Courageous Survival (an Idaho nonprofit) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Idaho) to offer three days of mental health and suicide intervention training for first responders, veterans/milita…

                        GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital will sponsor a Vitalant blood drive Thursday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Center. All donations are distributed locally in the Inland Northwest. To schedule an appointment, visit https://donors.vitalant.org. Walkins are welcome, but m…

                          GRANGEVILLE — A community car seat check event is set for Soltman Center, 600 East Main Street, Thursday, Sept. 22, 3-6 p.m. This is sponsored by Safe Start Infant and Child Health & Safety and supported by Syringa Hospital. Text 844-619-2048 for an appointment. Free car seats are availa…

                            GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Community Foundation will close its 2022 grant cycle Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Since 2013, GCF has provided more than $99,000 to community organizations for projects and programs that benefit Grangeville. For a copy of the 2022 Grant Guidelines and the Grant Application Fo…

                              GRANGEVILLE — The Sew-Ciety Quilt Club’s 13th Biennial Quilt Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Saturday the event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                              GRANGEVILLE — Set to start Oct. 1 with the new fiscal year, the City of Grangeville 2023 budget will be 43% higher as the municipality embarks upon millions in water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

                                Thunder rolled, rain came down and the temperatures barely rose above 55 degrees Thursday morning, Sept. 15, but that didn’t deter Grangeville High School students. The kids participated in the annual homecoming parade, seen here on Idaho Street, and ended with a pep rally at Heritage Square.

                                  GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School is seeking help with photos for its 2023 yearbook.

                                    GRANGEVILLE — MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will resume Friday, Sept. 30, at the Grangeville Christian Church, 402 W. South 1st Street, 10 a.m. to noon.

                                      GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, for children 0-5. This will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approxi…

                                        GRANGEVILLE — All Grangeville Elementary Middle School students, kindergarten through eighth grade, are invited to participate in a cheer camp Oct. 3-5, 4 to 5 p.m. Participants will perform at the Oct. 7 Grangeville High School football game. Cost is $30. Check with Mrs. Howe at GEMS by Sep…

                                        GRANGEVILLE — Sentencing is set this week for a Washington state man charged with allegedly exposing his naked body to children at a Grangeville private school last week.

                                          GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Life Chain will provide a visual statement of solidarity by the local Christian community Sunday, Oct. 2, coming together against abortion. Those who wish to participate are asked to meet at Heritage Square at 2 p.m. to receive a sign and instructions. Those who…

                                            GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Senior Citizens meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch at the Senior Center on the Truck Route. Call 208-983-2033. Menu for Sept. 21 is chili hot dogs, lettuce salad with carrots, sauerkraut, fresh fruit and a whole wheat bun; menu for Sept. 2…

                                            GRANGEVILLE — A Peck man will serve a minimum of five years on an ordered 15-year prison sentence for the beating death of an Orofino man in 2021.

                                            With brilliant colors in reds, oranges and yellows, these marigolds at Sts. Peter and Paul Church seem to be making an announcement of fall’s onslaught.

                                            GRANGEVILLE — A $600K-plus windfall in federal funds has spurred the Grangeville City Council to direct these toward the municipally owned and operated Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill. Whether funds will go toward a renovation, or perhaps a completely new facility, is yet undetermined as the c…

                                            Weeds along a fenceline on North Florence Street in Grangeville make for a pretty view.

                                            Meeting the growing push — both nationally and statewide — for more electric vehicle charging stations, proposed projects in Grangeville and Kamiah in North Central Idaho were recently awarded $425,000 for development and construction.

                                              GRANGEVILLE — Rock scaling will begin next Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the top of White Bird Grade to stabilize the slope above U.S. Highway 95. Work over the next several weeks will intermittently affect the highway.

                                              GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville City Council is on the closing stretch of dealing with two ongoing issues it started on early this summer: on-street trailer parking and animal use within certain zones. At its Sept. 6 meeting, the council directed city attorney Adam Green to draft two proposed …

                                                GRANGEVILLE — Storytime is back at Grangeville Centennial Library every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids can participate in story, music and crafts. Today, Sept. 14, the theme is ducks.

                                                  Community car seat check events are set in Cottonwood, Orofino, Grangeville and Kamiah this coming week, provided by Safe Start, and sponsored by St. Mary’s Health, Syringa Hospital, Orofino Fire Department and Nimiipuu Health.

                                                    GRANGEVILLE ­­— American Legion Post 37 and Grangeville Elks Lodge are collaborating with Courageous Survival (an Idaho nonprofit) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Idaho) to offer three days of mental health and suicide intervention training for first responders, veterans/milita…

                                                    Four Grangeville Elementary Middle School students set up a lemonade stand in the summer and donated the money they made to ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation). Pictured here are friends and neighbors (L-R) Chloe Weisz with Boone, Mesa Barnum with the $37.96 they raised, Newt Barnum and Callie We…

                                                    Freedom Northwest Credit Union recently made a donation of $3,000 to the Grangeville-based Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc., for the continuance of its goals to assist local animals in need. This includes clinics to spay and neuter feral and friendly cats and assist with the fosters and adopti…

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