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GRANGEVILLE – Three teams of students from Grangeville Elementary Middle School will make their way to the University of Idaho this Saturday, Jan. 25. The occasion? The state First Lego League robotics competition.

GRANGEVILLE – You may know where Laredo, Panama City and Bangor are located, but what about the Great Dismal Swamp? Do you know in what environment the endangered Red Wolf lives? Would you be able to answer questions about Shanghai or the Falkland Islands?

GRANGEVILLE – The City of Grangeville has authorized $31,000 to purchase the site of its former municipal solid waste facility.

GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Free Press community editor Lorie Palmer had some questions on adult vaccinations, and Syringa Hospital’s Dr. Kelby Wilson recently took time to answer them:

Little Raelee Fischer stopped in to Ace Home Center in Grangeville Monday, Jan. 18, to donate $35 to ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation). She recently raised the money at her birthday party and said, “I really want to help animals and help with an animal shelter so cats and dogs can get adopted t…

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 – “I was driving from town to home [on Mt. Idaho Grade Road] on Monday [Jan. 6] and when I hit the drive-in corner I thought, ‘something doesn’t look right,’” Chris Wagner said.

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?

"It was kind of a bummer we didn’t open for Christmas break, as far as revenue,” Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area manager Mark Vandlik told the Free Press Jan. 13, “but, the last two weekends have been really, really good. For the first weekend, we were surprised at how busy we were, but for …

GRANGEVILLE – “What is employee engagement?” Syringa Hospital Human Resources Director Katy Eimers asked the board of trustees at the Dec. 17 meeting during a presentation on the hospital’s recent “employee engagement survey.”

    Syringa Hospital’s Julie Hammatt, NP, and Maja Ledgerwood, LCSW, DSW, will present Healthy Mind and Body “Dealing with our Weight and Well-being” sessions Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 23, noon to 1 p.m., at the Soltman Center. The community is invited to attend these free seminars where topics wil…

      GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville city administrator Tonya Kennedy has received her state advanced certification from the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA).

        GRANGEVILLE -- The Sno Drifters Snowmobile Club will host its fun run Sunday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-ups will be at the Sno Drifters shelter from 10 a.m. to noon. Parking is available at the Fish Creek parking area (follow the signs). Cost is $5 per hand, as many as you choose, with…

          KAMIAH -- On Jan. 18, YAB (Youth Advisory Board) will be providing a bus to take 7th-12th graders to Snowhaven for a day of skiing, snowboarding and tubing. The bus will load at 8:45 a.m. at the Kamiah High School football field and leave at 9 a.m, and is scheduled to return to Kamiah by 5:3…

            GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. Street, will host special guest speakers from Southeast Asia, Monday, Jan. 27. The public is invited for a dinner at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation to follow.

            The Grangeville Elks Lodge hosted the New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball last Tuesday, Dec. 31, which drew 99 participants for hors d’oeuvres and dancing to music by Vintage Youth. This fund-raiser benefits the Elks charitable works.

            Kids at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene sing for Jesus’ birthday and the congregation Sunday, Dec. 22. The children had parts where they told about the meaning of Christmas through the Christmas tree and its accessories, and also sang Christmas carols. They were under the direction of…

              LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

                GRANGEVILLE -- Don’t miss the opportunity to pray together for the nation and community. Those interested will meet at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, from 9 to 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 11.

                  NAMPA – College of Western Idaho in Nampa recently announced its 2019 fall semester dean’s list. Recipients achieved a grade point average of 3.50-3.99 for the term.

                  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.”

                  Your Best Friend’s Quilt Shop owner Christina Doughty, in Grangeville, recently partnered with textile executive Scott Fortunoff, Jaftex. An Eversewn Maker 200 sewing machine, $500 worth of fabric and various other accessories were given to Joy Huntley of Grangeville Dec. 23. Huntley recentl…

                  Grangeville eye doctor Joel Brown spent time at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Mr. Johnson’s science class in the fall, where he helped students dissect a cow’s eyeball.

                    GRANGEVILLE -- Pastor Luann Howard will speak at the Encouragers at the no-host luncheon Thursday, Jan. 2, 11:30 a.m., at Pizza Factory. Howard pastors Grangeville United Methodist Church, and also the Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. She has pastored in numerous places, but has spen…

                    The community’s traveling holiday card: The Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Truck has been making nightly rounds since Thanksgiving, with music playing and Santa Claus wishing onlookers a Merry Christmas. The truck made its final run for the season Monday, Dec. 23. Here, the …

                    GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) has a new captain at its helm this year, though he’s not a stranger to the Camas Prairie.

                    The Grangeville Seniors Citizens Center was hopping with more than 200 people Friday, Dec. 14, for the annual Christmas luncheon. The cooks for the senior nutrition program made prime rib with vegetable medley and loaded potatoes, salad, fruit, rolls and dessert. Syringa Hospital employees a…

                    The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual Breakfast with Santa at the church Saturday, Dec. 14, with more than 75 participating in crafts, breakfast and visiting with Santa (aka North Pole helper Troy Benefield).

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