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On top of the world: Hinrichs’ flagpole painting career spans nearly six decades

Warren Hinrichs, 75, is carrying on a family tradition. He spent two days last week in Grangeville and Kooskia where he did what he does every few years in Idaho County — and everywhere else he goes: paint flagpoles. “I’ve been doing it for 58 years,” the Spokane man smiled. “My father taught me and my siblings.” Hinrichs in turn taught his own two sons.

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NICI Warden Lynn Guyer breaks free: Guyer retires after 30 years with IDOC

It’s full circle for Lynn Guyer. The 52-year-old Cottonwood man, who started his career 30 years ago as a correctional officer for North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) at Cottonwood completes it at the same facility, retiring from the warden position at the end of the month.

It's Your Business: Syringa remodel open house is May 3

Syringa Hospital will host an open house and grand reveal of the new construction at the hospital and clinics, 607 W. Main Street, Tuesday, May 3. Open house and tours will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; the public is encouraged to attend.

District 7 GOP precinct committeemen reorganization set for May 28

Cornel Rasor, GOP Legislative District 7 chair, is calling for a reorganization meeting on Saturday, May 28, in Lewiston, for all precinct committeemen. Legislative District 7 is comprised of five precincts in Bonner County, and all of Shoshone, Idaho and Clearwater counties.

Mental health issues impact each of us; Training, education opportunities start locally May 9

Guest Opinion

Mental health issues impact each of us. Whether you are struggling with these challenges personally, within your family, or simply want to support others in your community, I would like to strongly encourage you to take advantage of at least one of these opportunities.

Sports

Bulldogs thump PHS, PHS blasts CV

Baseball

On a day Prairie had to save some pitching for a double-header later in the week, the Bulldogs worked a slew of walks and lowered the boom on the Pirates on the basepaths, winning 15-5 on April 19.

Overdue mushroom hunters unharmed after night outdoors

Three Clearwater Valley residents were unharmed after spending the night outdoors after not returning from a mushroom hunt last week.

Woodrat roads open, IDL advising caution

On April 20, the Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands, in Kamiah, opened the gates accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land to public use, ahead of the scheduled Memorial Day weekend opening.

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On top of the world: Hinrichs’ flagpole painting career spans nearly six decades

Warren Hinrichs, 75, is carrying on a family tradition. He spent two days last week in Grangeville and Kooskia where he did what he does every few years in Idaho County — and everywhere else he goes: paint flagpoles. “I’ve been doing it for 58 years,” the Spokane man smiled. “My father taught me and my siblings.” Hinrichs in turn taught his own two sons.

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NICI Warden Lynn Guyer breaks free: Guyer retires after 30 years with IDOC

It’s full circle for Lynn Guyer. The 52-year-old Cottonwood man, who started his career 30 years ago as a correctional officer for North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) at Cottonwood completes it at the same facility, retiring from the warden position at the end of the month.

It's Your Business: Syringa remodel open house is May 3

Syringa Hospital will host an open house and grand reveal of the new construction at the hospital and clinics, 607 W. Main Street, Tuesday, May 3. Open house and tours will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; the public is encouraged to attend.

Opinion

Mental health issues impact each of us; Training, education opportunities start locally May 9

Guest Opinion

Mental health issues impact each of us. Whether you are struggling with these challenges personally, within your family, or simply want to support others in your community, I would like to strongly encourage you to take advantage of at least one of these opportunities.

Candidate forum format needs to change

Editorial

Is the candidate forum as we know it dead? Is public interest at such a low? Or is the tried and true method of finding more out about candidates in a public setting as relevant as a VHS player?

Giddings: Will fight for conservative values

Letter to the Editor

She is one tough cookie —and one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.

Community

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Training for the future: HOSA students fare well at annual state competition

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) members from Prairie, Grangeville and Nezperce high schools recently fared well at state competition in Boise. The state event was held April 6-8 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel.

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KHS kids all qualify for nationals

Seven Kamiah High School students gave up their spring vacation to attend this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference April 6-8 in Boise. There were more than 800 students and approximately 30 schools throughout the state that attended the conference and competed in scholastic events.

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Tar Wars Winner

Wyatt Strauser, fifth grade, of Grangeville Elementary Middle School, is shown with his poster he drew for Tar Wars, a tobacco–free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians.