Students who took some college entrance exams in 2014-15 via computer tended to score lower than those who took the exams with paper and pencil—a revelation that prompts questions about the validity of the test results and poses potentially big problems for state and district leaders. I’m not sure what else to say on this right now but it’s interesting. Check out for details in a news story.

Do you know you can rent to own at Clearwater Barns for a price as low as $69 a month? This includes chicken coops, horse barns, play houses, greenhouses, garden sheds, hunting cabins, ATV and other storage sheds, garages, pool houses and more. Visit Clearwater Barns at 1123 Highway 13, Grangeville, or call 451-4393.

It’s 50 percent off everything at Second Hand Treasures in Fenn on Saturday, Feb. 20. The store is located on U.S. Highway 95 and hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit Summit Academy. Call 983-5549.

According to the FBI, 2015’s safest states in the U.S. include (in order) Vermont, Maine, Virginia, Wyoming, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Idaho, Utah, Minnesota and Hawaii. That’s right, Idaho is number seven on the list. Feel safe?

Kamiah Chamber and Auction Febrewary Brewfest is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Legion Hall, 1-7 p.m. Purchase tickets at Kamiah Flower Shoppe, Higher Ground Coffee or the chamber. Trestle Brewery will provide the drinks and homemade brats from Cloninger’s will be featured.

Grangeville Arts Annual Sushi Night is set for Feb. 27 at The Gallery with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $24 and reservations are recommended, 983-2595.

We’ve had fun going to boys and girls basketball games these past few weeks. Also good to see the Grangeville High School cheerleaders having fun and taking charge. To see a video of their “Music Through the Decades” routine, log onto

Lewis Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer the enrichment class More (Cooked) Sushi with Rachel Young as instructor. This is set for Tuesday, March 15, at the GHS family and consumer sciences room, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $32. Call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.ed.

I saw quite a few Grangeville-area people at the Air Supply concert at the casino in Lewiston on Valentine’s Day evening. What a fun time we had. Everyone was so nice and the music was great. Lots of fun and some good memories.

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