With all of the emotions raging about the wild mob attacking the capital building, it should not be forgotten about the disclosed recording of the president two days before where he pressures Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to “find 11,780 votes,” to tip the election Trump’…

Like a breath of fresh air, it was a delight reading last week’s letters by Gary Altman and Ted Wilkins of Grangeville. Identifying themselves variously as Christian, conservative and Republican, they did not spew the fumes of Trump’s propaganda that many of those three identities continue t…

It never ceases to amaze me that those crying foul the loudest are the ones creating all the disturbance. These same individuals who called for defunding the police, kept silent during the rioting, looting and burning of our cities, are now so appalled by what happened at the Capitol. What t…

According to Idaho statute 18-4001, “Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being including, but not limited to, a human embryo or fetus,...". Thus it would appear that abortion is illegal in Idaho. However, it happens legally in Idaho because statute 18-4016 prohibits prosecution of the …

We would like to thank the businesses, churches, organizations and individuals for their support in 2020. With the generous donations we receive we are able to continue serving our local communities. We really appreciate the amazing support and feel blessed to live in such caring communities.

I have a question of grave concern for America’s churches: Exactly who is their god? Put another way, from whence come the orders that, generally, people of faith follow so obediently today?

Kudos to all of you who supported the Grangeville area Tree of Sharing. Your generosity is appreciated, not only by those of us working on this project, but especially by the families that are blessed through it. Whether you advertised, allowed space, filled a tag from the tree, donated fund…

Now we all know why Joe Biden ran such a weird campaign from his basement bunker. The Democrats had a plan to bring Biden across the finish line. The plan was to manufacture by fraudulent actions enough votes to surpass any amount of Trump votes. It was a multi-pronged action; they used a co…

I want to give a sincere thank you to high school teacher Katelyn Mosman and her students for their letters of gratitude for my service and all the other vets who have served our great nation. When we returned from the Viet Nam war, veterans were looked down upon by the generation that is no…

My recall is that the last negotiations session between the school district and the teachers’ union was reported to be about 20 minutes in length. With the Covid pandemic, the turmoil in Washington D.C. and an antagonistic Democratic party leadership Idahoans have enough stressors in our liv…

Buying used wood stoves. I’ll give you $10. They will do you no good once Comrade Chairman Kamala institutes her green new deal, as you will no longer be allowed to burn wood. This policy will make you more dependent on Big Brother (Thanks, Democrats). These restrictions do not apply to Mexi…

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the secret Santas who donated to the Elk City kids’ Christmas Tree of Giving. It was a great success, and just awesome to watch the kiddos open those presents from Santa.

My Uncle Bob was a lifelong Republican and active in local politics. He stood for the old values of local government, limited federal government, fiscal responsibility and common sense. My dad was a FDR Democrat, which made for some lively discussion, when after a Sunday dinner, the men gath…

On my recent trip to see my son and his family for Christmas, I had the pleasure of noticing your fabulous tree decorations at the park. You folks know how to celebrate Christmas and the holidays. This display puts many bigger cities to shame. Outstanding display. Most enjoyable to take pict…

This Christmas, my daughter sent me some baked goods from back east. They had to be delivered quickly. Somehow my apartment number was deleted from the address listed. A very nice gentleman from Fed Ex did some research and delivered the package that night. I wish I had gotten the gentleman’…

Well, we made it! Perhaps the craziest of years, 2020, has ended! We are still here, looking ahead to another year with all kinds of intriguing possibilities staring at us! Naturally we all hope and maybe pray that the new year will be better than the last, but...only time will tell!

I keep seeing opinions regarding the constitutionality of wearing masks. Many state governors require it and many seem afraid of the Republican party and just strongly recommend wearing them. What I don’t understand is why people are opposed to some state laws or mandates but not others? The…

Two big recent articles how the pandemic has affected the court system, and forced delays of trials, and, according to DA MacGregor, lots of mediation. Or not, as what happened to me.

In regard to those people who object to wearing masks as infringing on their freedom, they should consider these words from the late, great Peter Marshal: “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” It is obvious that what is ri…

The Idaho Business for Education Board of Directors, which represents nearly 250 businesses across Idaho, has unanimously voted to lend its full support to our local government officials — mayors, city councils, county commissions, school leaders and health district members — who are doing a…

Each week it is reassuring to read a number of true American-spirit opinion letters published in our local papers. For that, we are forever grateful... and encouraged.

Whoa! For a minute there I thought I was reading Marty Trillhaase in the Tribune. But no, it was Norma Staaf reporting last week on Clearwater Valley News. When did the Free Press start paying her to opine about (cheer) the actions of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for not taking a s…

Near-blind, wheelchair-bound, multiple-stroke-survivor Eva Maynard displayed courage, grace, grit, and great joy. She reflected Christ, her truest friend. Eva’s final suffering included isolation for nine months in mandated nursing home shutdown. I got to know her before that shutdown.

Thank you from Abundant Life Ministries Sunday School class to everyone who donated to the warm clothing drive. A special shout-out to Bud’s PowerSports for donating 16 brand-new Polaris youth coats. We were so happy to be able to help the community and Hope Center. We gave a lot of items aw…

In news articles and letters to the editor, the lefties demand that state and local authorities make the “difficult” choice and require mask use. Why is that choice difficult for them? It’s difficult because the majority of “we the people” don’t want it. This is America. We are free to wear …

Some years ago my wife and I took a boat ride to Hawaii. While there we visited the Pearl Harbor memorial. I will never forget that visit. That is something everyone should see. I was 9 years old and living in Tacoma, Wash., when that happened. Everyone needs to see this.

What kind of a person says, “What kind of a person...?” eight times in one letter [Dec. 9 issue]? Ms. Dumas, I was set off because I was called uncaring for refusing to wear a mask. You jump in and double down, calling me uncaring, obtuse, bellicose, and then you just piled on from there. Al…

Two big recent articles how the pandemic has affected the court system, and forced delays of trials, and, according to DA MacGregor, lots of mediation. My experience this year — really puts the big “H” in hypocrisy — is what passes for justice in these trying times.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen throughout much of the country, with over 13 million Americans infected. There is so much repetition from government officials on how to prevent infection — wash your hands often, social distance, and so forth. All great advice, yet, there are less t…

The Free Press recently gave the Syringa Hospital Board of Trustees considerable coverage. From this I learned Syringa has ‘utilized $1.57 million in HHS stimulus funds.” And that the “widespread use of masks helps prevent the transmission of COVID-19.” I get COVID is very profitable for the…

Animal Ark Lost and Found would like to thank Grangeville Ace Home Center, Primeland Country Store, Irwin Drug, Toni Baker, The Gallery, Kim Keller and Mr. and Mrs. Santa for their support of the annual Pets and Kids Pictures with Santa fund-raiser held Dec. 5 at Ace. Thanks, too, to all the…

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