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Haage takes on Seattle Cascades Corps

Chase Haage didn’t grow up in marching band. Although the 2013 Grangeville High School graduate has always been musical, marching band was an experience the Idaho County area did not provide for him. He’s making up for lost time.

COTTONWOOD NEWS: Super Bowl food available

The third annual Holiday Chess Tournament was held at Summit Academy Jan. 16. Taking first place overall was George Watson with Cody Wassmuth of Summit taking second overall and Preston Ammerman of Kooskia Middle School taking third. For first-third graders, Asher Smith, a home schooler from Kooskia was first with Greta Watson of Summit taking second.

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LOWELL / SYRINGA: Live from Vegas ...

No Lowell news because headed to Las Vegas for my birthday. Free room, free buffet, cheap airfare! Had a Big Mac and shake for lunch (closest McDonalds to Lowell is 100 miles). There’s one right next to Harrah’s. Movies on TV are $17.99, using the Internet is $14.99 a day. A cup of coffee is $12. Life has been good to me, and Chewbacca is taking me on the new Ferris wheel!

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ELK CITY NEWS: ‘Incorporation’ idea rears its head

A great thing about living in this area are the unexpected pleasures of driving in to town and seeing the large elk herd on the hill (see photo). In fact, while driving in to town for ladies Bible study early Monday morning, an elk was standing in the road just up from my driveway.

RIGGINS NEWS: McCall Winter Carnival under way this weekend

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “It is not the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant that make the difference in your life and the lives of others.” McCall’s always-popular annual Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, Jan. 29. A hefty helping of snow in Idaho’s mountains has made McCall a winter wonderland.

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TEMPUS FUGIT

convicted Idaho County double murder Mark H. Lankford who claimed illegal procedure in his sentencing for execution.

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Flower Girls Work For Animals

Members of the Flower Girls Club (with mascot Cheweenie, Scout) are seen here at Asker’s Harvest Foods Saturday, Jan. 23. The group hosted a bake sale to benefit the proposed Grangeville ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation), raising $350 for the non-profit.

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Lindsley, Sanders win school geography bees

Where in the world did The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy live? In what country did National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan study white fish in the Frazier River? And what’s the most populous city in Siberia?

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CVES students enjoy hands-on science during MOSS experience

KOOSKIA — In the fall, the fourth and fifth graders at Clearwater Elementary School in Kooskia unanimously voted that MOSS, the McCall Outdoor Science School, rocks. With two night and three days in the forest, desert and water ecosystems that surround the University of Idaho campus in McCall, Kooskia students experienced a full range of science activities that dealt with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rock composition and the changes that the earth is undergoing.

Community Briefs

GRANGEVILLE — Family Math Night will be held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Monday, Feb. 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Games will be played that will also be able to be brought home. Food and drink is almost free – just pay for food by answering a math fact. Everyone is invited.

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Let’s Talk About It: Readers discuss Jewish ‘comedy’

“Comedy and satire are vastly different things,” stated Wendy Green, scholar for the first 2016 Let’s Talk About It book discussion. A group of 14 people gathered to discuss Shalom Auslander’s “Hope: A Tragedy,” Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Grangeville Centennial Library.

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Sanders wins GEMS geography bee

Seventh grader Kara Sanders took top honors at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School geography bee today, Jan. 21.

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TEMPUS FUGIT

•HARPSTER – Investigators allege a Harpster woman shot her husband to death as he lay asleep in bed Monday night. Rockie Sue Ivie, 50, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on first-degree murder, a felony.

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‘I want to help take care of the animals and give them love’

Sometimes it takes a child to start the ball rolling. Emma Roach, 11, of Grangeville, has put together The Flower Girls Club and organized a bake sale to benefit ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation).

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Reilly clan receives Quilts of Valor

Military service is a family value for the Reilly clan, members of which were honored with Quilts of Valor in a small home ceremony last weekend.