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GRANGEVILLE – “Our team does a great job of working together as well as working with every other department – and patients and families – within the hospital and clinics,” Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei said at the Nov. 26 board meeting.

GRANGEVILLE – Building damage estimates are pending following last week’s single-vehicle crash into the credit union last Wednesday, Dec. 4.

GRANGEVILLE – It was a smooth transition last month as the city’s second largest well came back online after being out of service for four months due to a mechanical problem.

MT. IDAHO – Substantial damage resulted from a chimney fire that spread through a portion of a Mt. Idaho home last week.

Remember to shop local for as many of your Christmas needs as possible. This really makes a difference to our local businesses and their families. This past week, I found great, warm wool socks at Larson’s for my bonus daughter in Vermont who needs to bundle up as she is teaching our little …

    Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

    GRANGEVILLE – “It’s been an honor to serve as Syringa Hospice Medical Director since 2010,” Dr. Danny Griffis told a crowd of nearly 100 people at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Sunday, Dec. 8, for the annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service.

    GRANGEVILLE – “Holly [Cox] really knows the heartbeat of the community – she and Matthew [Casey] helped direct where funds could go to,” said Mike Tatko, Avista Regional Business Manager.

      Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogy Society.

      Grangeville High School held its annual Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 9, under the direction of music teacher Danica Schmidt. Performing were the band, concert choir and Varsity Blue Select Choir.

      Jan and Jim Adams of Harpster sell their handmade antler art at the annual Grangeville craft fair at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, held Saturday, Dec. 7.

      Approximately 50 students for Stars Dance Academy presented their “Winter Wonderland” dance recital Saturday, Dec. 7, at Grangeville High School. Teacher Lori Zechmann showcased the students’ talents in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical numbers. Tech crew included Casey Zechmann, Tyler …

      Performers with Cornerstone Theater presented The Sound of Musicals last Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at the Grangeville United Methodist Church.The performance included songs from several popular musicals, from Fiddler on the Roof to Into The Woods. The group is composed of Christian yout…

        Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.

        GRANGEVILLE – A District Court judge has denied a motion by Mark Lankford for a new trial concerning his conviction earlier this fall for the 1983 murders of a couple at Grangeville.

        People braved temperatures in the mid-teens Saturday night, Nov. 30, for the annual Winter Magic tree lighting event at Pioneer Park, sponsored by the Grangeville Horizons Recreation Committee. A Main Street Christmas parade preceded the event that included seasonal musical presentations. Th…

        Tuesday, Dec. 3, was “Giving Tuesday." This is a movement to give -- whether it's some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in our local community. Kids Klub had the idea to create a "giving wall."

        Grangeville Church of the Nazarene was host to its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 24. More than 200 people had lunch at the school that day with the church providing the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and a v…

        The crew from P1FCU in Grangeville went with the Peanuts Gang theme at Saturday night’s Christmas parade, leading into the Winter Magic tree lighting event at Pioneer Park, Nov. 30. Pictured are (L-R) Rachael Robie, Polly Mozingo, Lori Courtright and Lacey Bybee.

          GRANGEVILLE -- American Legion Grangeville Post 37 will meet tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Idaho County Veterans Center at 7 p.m. All post members and veterans interested in giving back to the community are invited to join in the meeting at 318 East Main in Grangeville. Final plans will…

          The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce merchants will be hosting a Christmas Progressive Afterhours Party on Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at 12 downtown merchants to the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas. Save the date and look for information next week!

          GRANGEVILLE – “I’m about people serving people, and making sure we are operating under a righteous leadership,” Casey Zechmann said. “I feel I have the integrity and the right intent to lead, as I would expect from a sheriff.”

            If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who'd like to learn, you'll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

            A memorial bench in honor of Harold Wasem was placed at Eimers Park next to the Tolo Lake Mammoth exhibit in Grangeville. Wasem served on the mammoth committee, along with his wife, Eldene. The family provided the bench for passers-by and visitors. Harold Wasem died this year at the age of 95.

            GRANGEVILLE – “The mission of the radiology department is to provide quality services 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Syringa Hospital Radiology Department Manager Matt McPherson.

            GRANGEVILLE – The Free Press took time recently to talk turkey with some area youngsters.

              The upperclassmen team, Jive Turkeys, beat the freshman team, Average Joes, in the annual Grangeville High School dodgeball tournament, held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. Two 10-player teams participated, each paying $10, which goes to the Lifetime Sports class to help offset expenses for …

                WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is calling on Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs, which are of great importance to Idaho’s rural communities. In recent years, SRS and PILT funding has become unreliable, creating financial…

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