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Idaho Travel Council announces annual grant awards

During its meeting held in McCall the first week of August, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted more than $5 million in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

In the News: Aug. 16, 2017

Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year have still not been signed in Mountain View School District 244 as the Aug. 8 mediation meeting did not see the two come to an agreement. “We want what’s best for our kids, and we appreciate our teachers and what they do,” said Mike Dominguez. “My hope is that we can come together and talk this through and come to an agreement.” Negotiations will continue this Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Hauger lets the dogs out: Raises money for Animal Ark through senior project

“I really love working with animals, so I thought, ‘why not do that and help out locally while doing my senior project at the time?’” said Marie Hauger. Hauger, a senior at Grangeville High School, has worked this summer for Animal Ark Lost and Found. Melinda Hall, a longtime Animal Ark volunteer and organizer, was her mentor. “Marie did a great job,” she said. “She is so sweet and has a great attitude. I have really been blessed by her.”

Cottonwood News: Idaho County Fair week is on

Sunday morning we had a welcome sight when we came out of church. It was raining! It smelled so fresh and clean, no smoke smell. Hopefully this will help the firefighters get control of the fires. It was a nice, cool day. A few farmers are still harvesting, but I think they were happy with the rain, also.

Riggins News: Fair, fall sports and fun runs in future

My quote of the week is “Your County Fair is one of the best events of the summer season. It closes summer, opens school, and brings on the fall season.” See you at the Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood today and the rest of the week. “We’ve got a good thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair” is the theme of the 2017 Fair today Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 16-19. Idaho County Fair started this morning at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. Get on out to the fair.

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White Bird News: Fire camp still set up at WB rodeo grounds

Here we are in the middle of August already! Summer has come and almost gone and with that school will be beginning in another week, the 23rd. Yes, that was the big “S” word so, remember registration will be the week of Aug. 14 through 18 for Grangeville. You can call 208-983-0580 for questions.If you are attending Riggins, theirs is Aug. 15-17. The elementary school will be on Aug. 22. Call 208-628-6055.

Clearwater Valley News: Chief Lookingglass Powwow is this weekend

When the rain started on Saturday afternoon, I left my pickles in the canner and ran out onto the driveway and danced. I think the long hot spell has made a lot of us a little crazy! Great to have some relief from the blistering heat.

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Elk City Days a success; event winners named

Another Elk City Days is in the books (Aug. 11 and 12). Hope you enjoyed all of the activities. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are a couple of photos. The first one is of our grand marshals – Jeff and Nita Maxwell. The kids were especially fun. Just look at the two miners!

Lowell / Syringa News: No news is good news

First football practice, then basketball practice, then school starts, then the eclipse, then Labor Day weekend, then bow season, then yellow leaves, then????

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‘Kiss the Pig’ contest set for Saturday at the fair

It’s not usually OK to buy votes, but at the Idaho County Fair, anything goes. At least in the annual Kiss the Pig contest. “This year we are honoring those in local government,” said Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman. And just how will they be “honored?”

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Brown Bag: Pelham to discuss Idaho County graves

The third week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series takes place next week. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next six weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.

Community Briefs: Aug. 16, 2017

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be hosting Johnny Rowlett (2016 Music Evangelist of the year) Saturday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., for one night only. He will perform at the home of Gary and Judy Porter, 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Bring a friend and bring a favorite dessert. Seating is limited; don’t be late. A love offering for Rowlett will be taken during the concert. For questions call 208-983-0112.

Quilt show set for Kamiah Free Barbecue

Members of the Central Idaho Quilters’ Guild are making plans for the 23rd annual quilt show to be held in conjunction with Kamiah’s 81st Annual Free Barbecue festivities. The show will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, located at Idaho and 7th streets. Show hours are Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. Entries are welcome from anyone who would like to share their quilts and /or quilted items. There is no item limit unless there is an unusually high volume of entries. Antique quilts are also sought for display; must be at least 60 years old.

Organization News

- Pioneer Senior Citizens

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Got plans? Idaho County Fair starts today

Pig and princesses, popcorn and pigtails

Pig and princesses, popcorn and pigtails, it’s time for the Idaho County Fair. Look for the special fair section inserted in this week’s Free Press that will go over details of the events set for today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 19. The fair’s theme this year is “We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair.”

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