“We’ll have a levy this year and every year.” This is Todd Fiske’s favorite saying. He said it in our first board meeting and practically every one since, including his levy informational meetings. I’ve heard it 50 times. With the levy as his absolute priority at MVSD, his objective it seems…

Why is Casey Smith of MVSD vilified and demeaned for his position concerning the financial challenges facing the district? It would seem that almost two-thirds of the school district’s voters agreed with him, and he should be entitled to his point of view, and you are entitled to yours and t…

This letter is in response to David Manley’s well-written June 9 letter. A county sheriff must be a state citizen to qualify for the job. The sheriff’s employer is the state citizens of Idaho County and not the governor of Idaho. The fountain of sovereignty lies in the people of Idaho County…

Why do we in Idaho, currently America’s fastest growing state, remain shackled to an antiquated open range law from the 1800s? Shouldn’t we let citizens live in peace in populated areas and not be ruled by the cattle industry?

As a hunter, I normally keep my eyes on the mountains. In May, however, my focus turns to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s big game proclamations in search of the best hunting tags, which are offered via lottery each spring. Anticipation of the hunt reaches its crescendo each fall, bu…

Mr. Fiske started the meeting by telling the board (not once, but twice) that even though the levy failed, with the COVID funds the school received, they could actually make it without the levy. He further stated that at the community meetings people wanted to know exactly where the money wa…

I was so sorry to hear of the lack of support for Casey Smith at the latest MVSD school board meeting. I would like to, publicly, express my grateful thanks to Casey for all of his recent efforts to keep the public informed.

I represent the American Legion and the VFW in our wonderful community. Recently, the VFW Crea D’ Haven Post 3520 placed flags along Main Street in respect to the upcoming holiday. Later that day, we again placed flags on the graves of those who gave their lives at some point for us to enjoy…

From 1993 to 2018, Idaho’s job growth reached 66 percent. Job growth in north-central Idaho during those 25 years was 13 percent, just one-fifth of the state average and far below Idaho’s other five regions.

Left/progressive liberals (MVSD) have ONE strategy (more govt.) and one tactic — blame everything on someone else. Tell me: Who is unprofessional — Casey Smith or (Superintendent?) Fiske — this is the outrageous, disrespectful and false statement Fiske has the nerve to put in the newspaper:

Does the plight of the Central American immigrant pale in milky comparison to that of the lockdown immigrant? My intent is not to offend. I hope this experience adds some dimension, some texture, to our world views.

Memorial Day reminds me of those past and present who kept their oath of office. Besides the armed forces, I consider those we elect: governor, attorney general, senators, representatives, sheriff, commissioners, etc., who also take an oath of office and state, “I do solemnly swear (or affir…

So we have a highly publicized levy and we vote over 60 percent no. No means no, does it not? No it does not, according to Todd Fiske and the board (except Mr. Casey). Not one week after this undeniable rebuke, the board decided to run another levy election. This is particularly corrupt sinc…

We just celebrated Memorial Day to honor those who served and died defending our Constitutional Republic, which guarantees us the rights that come from our Creator. How disappointing to read the hateful reprehensible letters to the editor in the May 26, 2021, ICFP, concerning our District 7 …

Yesterday when I was coming home to Kamiah from Lewiston on Highway 12, a turkey, trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle, flew up, hit my windshield, and smashed it up big time.

As a Republican-leaning libertarian, I listen to Republican speakers more than Democrats, and lately I have been very impressed with Wyoming’s representative, Liz Cheney, and Illinois representative, Adam Kinzinger. Both of these people do not fear Trump or his base.

For the second year in a row, the failure of a levy to fund MVSD 244 sends a clear signal that alternative solutions to generate revenue must be considered. To depend year after year on hit-and-miss federal handouts and increased property taxes is irresponsible and unsustainable. Among the m…

Trustee Pam Reidlen really outdid herself in her editorial two weeks ago. When did it become a crime to stand up for the property owners of our community? These same property owners who have passed levy after levy, year after year because they care more for the kids than anyone gives them cr…

Thank you for all the citizens who came to the town hall for Representative Priscilla Giddings. I’m so sorry that more than one hundred people had to be turned away for lack of room. We were at room capacity by 5:45. Thank you for all who came even if you couldn’t get in, and thank you for a…

I know religion has been used to promote and excuse horrific events throughout history, but Don and Charlotte DeArmond [May 19 issue] using the Bible to defend the heinous act by Rep. Priscilla Giddings, who exposed the identity of a young rape victim in Boise, is beyond disgusting. It is in…

Within the wide, bright ring of documented proof — and truth — how could anyone defend Priscilla Giddings’ abhorrent, unwarranted attack aimed at a sexual assault victim by claiming “that’s not who she is”?

A recent AP article in the Lewiston Tribune presented a lot of BS about inflation being higher prices on things, and why that is happening, but never mentioned the real cause. If you look up inflation in a dictionary printed before today’s PC cleansing, you will find inflation defined as “an…

On Feb. 24, the chairman of the Idaho County Commissioners published an Op/Ed in our weekly newspaper. In this opinion, the chairman was critical of local efforts to prevent infringements on their Second Amendment protections. Being a strong supporter of gun ownership, I was a little offende…

It’s amazing that even though most people realize that individual families can’t “deficit spend,” that is spend more than they take in, yet they think that somehow government can do it with no negative affects, as long as they can borrow from China and print more paper money.

By the time this letter is in the paper, the outcome of the school levy will be known. Regardless of the outcome, I wanted to express my appreciation to all those who have worked so hard to ensure that a quality education is available for all students.

Thank you to anyone and everyone who helped get the cleanup project around the Elk City dumpsters accomplished. I heard prisoners came up and cleaned up all the garbage around the dumpsters and on the road and private properties adjacent to the dumpsters. It looks so much better...thank you,…

In our opinion, Representative Priscilla Giddings is doing an excellent job representing her constituents in our legislative district! One example is her work on getting the pro-life ‘Heartbeat Bill’ passed. We’ve known her for a long time and can’t believe that she would deliberately and ma…

Just a note of thanks for returning Tempus Fugit to our weekly Idaho County Free Press. It is very interesting to read, and always amazing how time flies as we read of items of interest from the past.

Why are businesses having trouble finding enough employees? An article in Sunday’s Lewiston Tribune presented some contributing factors, but left out what I believe is the main reason. The feds are providing unemployment benefits that pay as much or more than many people made at their jobs.

I have seen the signs in favor of the upcoming Mountain View School District levy along the roads, lately. One in particular stands out in my mind: ”Support our Kids, Vote Yes!” My husband and I have always home schooled and we are property owners. Yet we do not benefit from these levies, an…

Gee, ...where to start? How about with the 3.1 million dollar boondoggle, aka, the MVSD levy. Evidently, Fiske and his cohorts on the board (Casey Smith excluded) thought that putting a 1 behind the 3 million dollars as opposed to last years 9 was going to make us feel all better. Fiske even…

You do not have to believe as they do in order to be saved. However, you must be doing the best you can, with what you understand as God’s will for your life, for the right reason, while seeking greater understanding of His will.

As I was driving north out of Grangeville last weekend, Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin came to mind. The big, round, orange objects lining the highway were not pumpkins, but bags of trash that was collected from the roadside. I would like to thank the Trinity Lutheran Church members for…

“Let’s hurdle this levy together with yes votes! Strong schools equal strong communities,” said Simeon Sanchez, 7th grade, GEMS.

We all realize that the levy only pays for about 30 percent of the total needed budget for the four schools in MVSD 244. So that’s about a third of the costs. Last year, when the levy failed, over 30 dedicated experienced instructors left. That along with other cuts was devastating. Classroo…

It’s been said before, “It is decision time for each of us!” These days we are told by Pied Pipers of socialism that individuals can do little to solve the problems we face. We accept Covid handouts, knowing they add to national debt, and contribute to inflation, depression, maybe even colla…

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