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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

    WHITE BIRD — Vacation Bible school (VBS) will be held July 26-28 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird, 9 a.m. - noon, for all ages. A team is coming from Leoma, Tenn. To preregister or for information, call Pastor Randy at 509-435-8732 (cell) or 208-839-2220 (church phone).

    Incorporated cities within Idaho County will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For the seven cities totaled, this will add up to more than $600,000 to be received out of an eventual $1.23 million payment.

    WHITE BIRD — Update on Delvin Keeler. He is gaining weight slowly and still doing treatments. He is back to work on a part-time basis. Delvin says he is feeling great; Renee says that every day is a good day. Delvin and his dogs doing what he and they love doing, is a picture of part of the …

    WHITE BIRD — The City of White Bird has recently announced water restrictions. They say stop all outside watering until further notice. All water usage is restricted. With this hot weather and the overwatering of lawns by some residents, the wells are not able to keep up with the usage. The …

      White Bird Days Parade, with the theme of “Back with a Bang!” was held Saturday, July 19. Here’s a look at a few of the parade entries. Winners were as follows: Judges Choice, sponsored by the Silver Dollar Bar: Abbott Family; Best theme, sponsored by Royal Gem Rebekahs Lodge 13: Idaho Count…

      WHITE BIRD — “Back With a Bang”: A great time was had by all in White Bird this past weekend. So many people worked, organized and ran their tails off putting everything together to make the parade, booths, music and games a reality. Thank you to Barbara Lowe, for your hard work and leadersh…

        WHITE BIRD — This year’s top prize at the 32nd Annual White Bird Rodeo was nearly $850, and it went to Joseph McKay, who made short work of his saddle bronc entry last Friday night, June 18. A handful of other events cracked $500, with Colin Wolfe ($561, steer wrestling), Tyler Smith ($586, …

          WHITE BIRD — The Salmon River Art Guild will be having its annual Round Robin painting during White Bird Days, Saturday, June 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the veterans park. Every hour a different artist paints and a winner will take the art home at 3 p.m.

          WHITE BIRD — “White Bird Rodeo is such a great family-oriented event. It’s a nice place to start as royalty, too,” said Kami Fogleman. “The whole rodeo family there is helpful.”

          WHITE BIRD —“Back With a Bang!” is here! This coming weekend is Father’s Day weekend and that always means White Bird Rodeo and White Bird Days Parade. The rodeo will be held at the Twin Bridges arena, which is six miles south of White Bird. The rodeo begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,…

          WHITE BIRD — Much belated thanks to the American Legion White Bird Post for the Memorial Day services. They were somber and very honoring of our veterans who have passed away. The Rebekah Royal Gem No. 13 sponsored “Pie in the Park” and raised $669.

            WHITE BIRD — Bill McPherson paced 37 finishers at the annual Just For The Hill Of It bicycle race up the Old White Bird Grade last Saturday morning, June 5, with a time of 56 minutes, 38 seconds. Second came Kaleb Bass, in 56:56, followed by Quentin Smith, Joe Thornton, Jared Hopkins and Sco…

              WHITE BIRD – White Bird American Legion Post 152 held its Memorial Day service at 11:11 a.m. Monday, May 31. Pinehurst Quilters Club in Riggins gave out four Quilts of Valor. 

              WHITE BIRD — “Back With a Bang” is the theme of White Bird Day, June 19. The planning committee will be meeting tomorrow, June 3 at 6 p.m., in the back room of the Silver Dollar Bar. They will be working out the last details of the parade, music and games.

                WHITE BIRD — The annual Fathers Day Weekend rodeo backdropped by the Salmon River is on course for performances at 5 p.m. each day June 18-19, with main event entries open 10-7 p.m. on June 7. Main events this year once again include bareback, saddle bronc, ranch bronc and bull riding, steer…

                WHITE BIRD — Memorial Day observance is May 31 at 11:11 a.m. The American Legion will be leading the Memorial Day ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes on this special day. Beginning at 11:11 a.m., the heroes’ names will be read, and a 21-gun salute will honor their service to our country. T…

                  WHITE BIRD — The annual Fathers Day Weekend rodeo backdropped by the Salmon River is on course for performances at 5 p.m. each day June 18-19, with entries open 10-7 p.m. on June 7. See icarodeo.com or the White Bird Rodeo Facebook page for details.

                  WHITE BIRD — I know this notice may seem early, but the White Bird Rodeo and White Bird Day is just around the corner; June 18-19. The theme for White Bird Day is “Back With a Bang”. There will be a parade, music, lots of games and food. The parade and activities will be in town. The rodeo w…

                    WHITE BIRD — The annual Fathers Day Weekend rodeo backdropped by the Salmon River is on course for performances at 5 p.m. each day June 18-19, with entries open 10-7 p.m. on June 7. See icarodeo.com or the White Bird Rodeo Facebook page for details.

                    WHITE BIRD —The White Bird Library is beginning to work on the 2022 Community Calendar. If you are new to the area, stop by the library and pick up one of the four or five that are still available for this year. The calendar contains pictures and a short note on area history (this year is pa…

                    WHITE BIRD — Alcoholics Anonymous: A women’s AA group will begin meeting each Wednesday, at 4 p.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church, in the Fellowship Hall. The first meeting is today. Call Joy at 808-482-0871 for information.

                      WHITE BIRD — The annual Fathers Day Weekend rodeo backdropped by the Salmon River is on course for performances at 5 p.m. each day June 18-19, with entries open 10-7 p.m. on June 7. See icarodeo.com or the White Bird Rodeo Facebook page for details.

                        WHITE BIRD — The annual Fathers Day Weekend rodeo backdropped by the Salmon River is on course for performances at 5 p.m. each day June 18-19, with entries open 10-7 p.m. on June 7. See icarodeo.com or the White Bird Rodeo Facebook page for details.

                        WHITE BIRD — The American Legion White Bird Post will be meeting May 1. There will be discussions concerning the events taking place around Memorial Day, May 31. This will include the different ways that the Legion post will be honoring the 95 veterans who are interred in the White Bird ceme…

                        WHITE BIRD — Idaho State Police is investigating last week’s commercial vehicle accident that resulted in a fire and shut U.S. Highway 95 down for more than two hours.

                        WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Library Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. For now, they are meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist. They would like to remind everyone the library is open and serving the Salmon River community. They have a new phon…

                        WHITE BIRD — The Canyon House will be closed this coming weekend, April 17-18, due to family memorial services being held. The memorial service for Evelyn Dewitt will be at 4 p.m. at the White Bird Cemetery. Following the service, everyone will go over to the old mill site on Deer Creek Road…

                          It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible, according to a wildlife advocacy group, and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands, as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundati…

                          WHITE BIRD — Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings. April 7, the White Bird Library Committee will begin holding its regular, monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. They will hold their meetings in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

                          WHITE BIRD — “Sometimes it’s difficult for people when things change, but we are really excited to be there and offer our services to the community and those who visit,” Heather Surerus said. Heather and her husband, Dan, purchased Hoot’s Café on U.S. Highway 95 outside of White Bird in Janu…

                          WHITE BIRD — The Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge will be holding their Easter Bake Sale this Saturday, April 3, at the IOOF Hall from 9 a.m. until baked goods are gone. The funds raised are used for the annual scholarship that the Lodge provides for graduating seniors in the White Bird area.

                            WHITE BIRD - The annual Just For The Hill Of It bike ride benefit for the Syringa Hospital hospice was a no-go last year, but is on once again in 2021. The 13-mile hill climb of 2,200 feet starts from Hammer Creek Camp Ground and ventures up Old U.S. Highway 95 starting at 9 a.m. June 5. Reg…

                            WHITE BIRD — The saying “Idaho is too beautiful to trash” also applies to “White Bird is too beautiful to trash”! A friend stopped by the other day and showed me the back of his side-by-side, full of trash he had picked up between Hammer Creek and town. It was sad to see all the garbage. I s…

                            WHITE BIRD — On March 21, the Idaho Pathfinders ATV club will hold a ride to Pittsburg Landing, with a BBQ on the Snake River. On the same day, the White Bird American legion will hold the 14th annual Joe and Ada Wilson Sausage Feed at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You…

                            WHITE BIRD — Hey! Spring forward! Daylight Saving time is coming on Sunday, March 14. For those who have watched Heather C. count down the days until spring on FB, it’s almost here. How do I know, you might ask? I received my first veggie catalog in the mail last week. It’s a sure sign of spring.

                              The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office has extended the current temporary closure at the Hammer Creek recreation site into mid-March to complete improvements to the boat ramp. Construction at the site began in early January and, when completed, will provide additional …