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    Sign up is now for low income families with children birth to 18, in Grangeville, Fenn, White Bird and Harpster. Sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare office, 216 S. C Street, Grangeville. If the door is locked, forms will be in a folder to the left of the door by the drop box. Fil…

    This year, the Grangeville Elks Lodge donated a total of $3,250 to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. The funds were made possible through grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Grant program. Pictured are Exalted Ruler Michael Tackett and Food Bank administrator Ken Lefsaker exchangin…

      GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Toys for Tots deadline sign- up is Dec. 4. Call Julie Bentley at 208-983-2183 to get on the list. Items will be ready for pickup Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Donation boxes will be at the Camas Lanes, …

        GRANGEVILLE — Trinity Lutheran Church invited the community to attend Advent celebration services Wednesdays Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 7 p.m. Sunday services are 9:30 a.m. with coffee and Bible study. On Christmas Day, Dec, 25, a service will be held at 9:30 a.m., as well.

          GRANGEVILLE — A “getting through the holidays” grief class will continue Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., at Grangeville’s Centennial Evangelical Free Church. Reservations and masks required. This is for anyone suffering any type of loss, call Charlotte Carlson at 208-983-4383.

          A tree by the United States Post Office driveway in Grangeville has its berries covered in white, fluffy snow after a weekend storm in early November.

            GRANGEVILLE — Winter clothing and accessories for all ages will be distributed following this Sunday’s church service, Dec. 6, Abundant Life Ministries, Grangeville’s Main Street (across from the veterans center). Church service is 10:30 a.m. for anyone wanting to attend; clothing distributi…

              GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will be host to a Living Nativity Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., at the church, 511 W. N. 2nd Street, Grangeville. This will be in place of Breakfast with Santa. Walk through the Bible to the Live Nativity! Take-out breakfast provided. Due t…

                GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital Hospice will host its annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Soltman Center. Due to COVID-19, those wishing to may stop in between 2 and 4 p.m., and pick up a booklet and see and pick up their ornament from the memorial tree.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Animal Ark’s annual Pets and Kids’ Photos with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ace Home Center in Grangeville (side gardening center building). Donation for a deluxe 5x7 photo is $10. All donations of money, pet food and supplies will also be gratefully…

                  A holiday tradition, the Winter Magic Tree Lighting event at Pioneer Park lit the festive colors at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night. More than 40 people attended, walking through the lit park. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, this year’s event did not feature the regular kids’ choir performances an…

                  GRANGEVILLE — If you listen closely, you may hear the whispers of an animal lover. She quietly and patiently takes on unwanted animals and makes them part of her family.

                  WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) recently announced he recognized 22 Idahoans with the 2020 Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. Veterans’ service organizations across Idaho nominate awardees for their service to fellow veterans and the nation.

                  Volunteers with the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, Grangeville Merchants and Avista were out last Friday morning, Nov. 20, wrapping the 53 Main Street lampposts with LED garlands and red bows, preparing the community for Christmas.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill has fallen victim to COVID-19 concerns. At a special meeting last week, the Grangeville City Council unanimously approved to not open the municipally owned hill for the 2020-2021 season due to logistical issues in meeting requirements to comply wit…

                    GRANGEVILLE — Heading to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for non-emergency business? Staff asks the public, before they make a trip to the Idaho County Courthouse, to call ahead to ensure personnel will be available or the office will be open. According to Capt. Jim Gorges, recent COVID-19…

                      GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital Hospice will host its annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Soltman Center. Due to COVID-19, those wishing to may stop in between 2 and 4 p.m., and pick up a booklet and see and pick up their ornament from the memorial tree.

                        GRANGEVILLE — The 13th annual Grangeville Horizons Committee Winter Magic Tree Lighting is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will not be any ceremony or lighted parade.

                          GRANGEVILLE — Animal Ark’s annual Pets and Kids’ Photos with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ace Home Center in Grangeville (side gardening center building). Donation for a deluxe 5x7 photo is $10. All donations of money, pet food and supplies will also be gratefully…

                            GRANGEVILLE — “Throughout the past years, I have been blessed to work with a lot of people who have helped physically, given money, toys and time to help with the Marines Toys for Tots Program,” volunteer Julie Bentley said. “Last year, we helped 141 children have a better Christmas.”

                              Signup is now for low income families with children birth to 18, in Grangeville, Fenn, White Bird and Harpster. Sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare office, 216 S. C Street, Grangeville. If the door is locked, forms will be in a folder to the left of the door by the drop box. Fill…

                                GRANGEVILLE — Trinity Lutheran Church invited the community to attend Advent celebration services Wednesdays Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 7 p.m. Sunday services are 9:30 a.m. with coffee and Bible study. On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, a service will be held at 9:30 a.m., as well.

                                Grangeville High School recently announced the following students were inducted into the local chapter of National Honor Society on Nov. 10: Aliyah Pineda, Aliyah Poxleitner, Ava Forsyth, Bailey Vanderwall, Caleb Frei, Camden Barger, Hayli Goicoa, Jared Lindsley, Macy Smith, Talia Brown, Emm…

                                GRANGEVILLE — Disagreement about an insurance fund was the main topic of discussion at the Oct. 28 Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244-Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) negotiations meeting for 2020-21 contracts.

                                Grangeville Elementary Middle School students hit the curbs Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. They held signs of thanks and the middle school band played the National Anthem as approximately 20 carloads of local veterans paraded by, kids cheering and waving at them. During COVID-19 and s…

                                  GRANGEVILLE — “Throughout the past years, I have been blessed to work with a lot of people who have helped physically, given money, toys and time to help with the Marines Toys for Tots Program.,” volunteer Julie Bentley said. “Last year, we helped 141 children have a better Christmas. We are…

                                    GRANGEVILLE — The 13th annual Grangeville Horizons Committee Winter Magic Tree Lighting is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m. Although this year will not include a ceremony, Santa will make an appearance after the park is lit. In addition, the Border Days Royalty Lighted Parade will take p…

                                      GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital Hospice will host its annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Soltman Center. Due to COVID-19, those wishing to may stop in between 2 and 4 p.m., and pickup a booklet and see and pickup their ornament from the memorial tree.

                                        GRANGEVILLE — Animal Ark’s annual Pets and Kids’ Photos with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ace Home Center in Grangeville (side gardening center building). Donation for a deluxe 5x7 photo is $10. All donations of money, pet food and supplies will also be gratefully…

                                          Signup is now for low income families with children birth to 18, in Grangeville, Fenn, White Bird and Harpster. Sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare office, 216 S. C Street, Grangeville. If the door is locked, forms will be in a folder to the left of the door by the drop box. Fill…

                                          These kids had an easy sled ride along South Idaho Street to school last Wednesday morning, Nov. 11. On left, Shellie Pierce pulls her granddaughter, Olivia Pierce, and on right, Carmen Sangster pulls her daughter, Zoe Parr.

                                            GRANGEVILLE — A “Getting through the holidays” grief class is set to begin Nov. 22, 6 p.m., at Grangeville’s Centennial Evangelical Free Church. Reservations and masks required. Call Charlotte Carlson at 208-983-4383.

                                              GRANGEVILLE — The annual Christmas craft fair extravaganza at Grangeville Elementary Middle School has been canceled for 2020 due to Idaho being pushed back to the yellow stage and not allowing crowds of more than 50 people to gather in one place.

                                              Grangeville Centennial Library, with the help of FOCL (Friends of the Centennial Library), held a Family Reading Week celebration at the library Nov. 11. Families were treated to hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies, as well as a goodie bag and a free book for each child/student attending. Us…

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