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Orofino nearly upsets Grangeville

Preps Beat Journal

The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.

Timberlake ends boys soccer season

The Grangeville boys' state tournament hopes ended Tuesday night, Oct. 10, when Timberlake held on for a 2-1 win during the second round of the District I-II tournament.

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Fogleman, Bulldogs prevail

Bulldog of the Week

“It was a battle, for sure,” Grangeville’s Justin Fogleman said. “They’re a good football team, big, physical, they’re all weight-lifters, and it’s just tough to play good teams when some things go against you.”

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Lapwai barely stays unbeaten in the WPL

Football

Down by a dozen with less than six minutes to play, the Kubs put together one of the finest defensive stands seen all season at the recently-christened Bob Squires Sports Complex.

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GHS girls season ends in district tournament; boys top Orofino in first round

Chloe Dame and Baeli Kinsley scored the final two goals of the first GHS girls soccer season last Saturday, Oct. 7, during their regular season finale against Timberlake, which won 10-2. Before that game, GHS honored seniors Tessa Godrey and Brenda Gomez.

Sports

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Orofino nearly upsets Grangeville

Preps Beat Journal

The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.

Timberlake ends boys soccer season

The Grangeville boys' state tournament hopes ended Tuesday night, Oct. 10, when Timberlake held on for a 2-1 win during the second round of the District I-II tournament.

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Fogleman, Bulldogs prevail

Bulldog of the Week

“It was a battle, for sure,” Grangeville’s Justin Fogleman said. “They’re a good football team, big, physical, they’re all weight-lifters, and it’s just tough to play good teams when some things go against you.”

News

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Sunrise Espresso offers variety of drinks, menu items

“You have to enjoy and love coffee to have a good coffee shop and serve a good cup,” smiled Alison Stahl. “I love coffee.” Stahl opened Sunrise Espresso at 914 West Main Street (behind P1FCU and the Free Press and across from Zip Trip) Aug. 2.

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Kennedy elected v-p of ICCTFOA

Members of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) elected Grangeville City Clerk-Treasurer Tonya Kennedy as first vice president for 2017-2018 at the ICCTFOA Institute in Boise, Sept. 20-22.

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It's Your Business: LCSC has several classes upcoming

Do you have any upcoming Halloween or harvest party events? Let me know so we can get it in the Free Press. Call 983-1200 or call lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

Opinion

Candidates are committed; you should be also

Editorial

Area residents have a rare opportunity this election season to take a hand in the direction their cities head in the coming year. It’s a unique occasion as we have not had such contested races in city elections for several cycles.

Idaho solution only way for health care

Guest Opinion

Obamacare has not worked for Idahoans. Since Obamacare has become law, premiums have gone up exorbitantly, without a corresponding increase in quality of health care. Last month’s release of 2018 state insurance premium rates — with an average increase of nearly 30 percent — confirm this reality.

Lester: knows how the city works; someone with experience

Letters to the Editor

We need persons who are aware of the budget process of a government agency, have been exposed to the ins and outs of running a municipality. Wes Lester has been on the council for 20-plus years and has the experience needed for the job of mayor.

Community

Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to host quilt, craft auction Oct. 21

My quote of the week is “Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you have.” The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers State Jam Session is this weekend, Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. They will be jamming and dancing both days; join the free event for good music, great dancing and lots of fun.

Elk City News: Gehring to be in clinic Tuesday, Oct. 17

Well, it’s that time of year to get scared (or scare someone else) by attending the ‘Halloween Hall of Horrors” at the school on Friday night, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., or Saturday night, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Tom’s Tailgate Party Hits Clearwater Valley

(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.