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GEMS Mural Magic

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students work on a mural in the junior high wing of the school on Saturday, April 22. They received help from community members, principal Dr. Susan Anderson and art teacher Patrick Phillips. The mural was the idea of late teacher Mr. Mark Willig and will include a geological timeline.

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New principals step up at Prairie, CV

Rehder, Uptmor return home

Rehder returns home to take leadership role at Prairie High; Uptmor returns to CV as principal; ‘very excited for this new position’

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Honey the Dog’s DNA results come in

Last week, the Free Press reported on an Animal Ark dog who had the good luck to be adopted by two families.

City of Stites, Kids Klub awarded grants for public projects

he City of Stites and Kids Klub, Inc., have been awarded 2017 Idaho Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities funds for their public infrastructure projects.

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Farm And Forest Fair: More Than Just Cattle

Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the area met at Greencreek Community Hall for the annual Farm and Forest Fair Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20.

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Idaho County 4-H Fun

The annual Idaho County 4-H party to celebrate and recognize 4-H throughout the state and county was held at the Cottonwood Community Hall Saturday, April 22. Clubs throughout the county provided games and lunch was sponsored by the Idaho-Lewis County Cattle Association.

Cottonwood approves teacher pay increase, pending levy OK

Area district news

Cottowood, Salmon River school districts met Monday, April 17 during regular meeting hours. The following is a summary of business included on the respective agendas.

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Obituary: Bertha Drury, 81, Grangeville

Bertha Osborn Ackerman Drury, 81 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. She was born to Roy and Luella Osborn in Essex, Montana on April 2, 1936.

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Organizational News

Organization news: - PEO Chapter BV - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Grangeville Senior Citizens

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Obituary: Alane K. Robie, 52, Grangeville

Alane Kristine Robie, 52, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Alane was born on Jan. 6, 1965, to Earl and Agatha Haener in Grangeville.

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Obituary: Isaac John Aiken, 32, Grangeville

Isaac John Aiken, 32, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Grangeville, ID., due to health complications. He was born Sept 22, 1984, in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Obituary: Celebration of Life – Jack and SueAnne Gruell

A celebration of life for Jack and SueAnne Gruell of Riggins will be held at the Riggins Community Center on April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. (MT). Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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CIAA honors founding member Carm Spencer

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, CIAA celebrates founding member and patron Carm Spencer. The 50th Show takes place at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members. The show opens Wednesday, May 3, 5 to 7 p.m. with complimentary refreshment and the music of Rick Weholt. The show continues May 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes the traditional local elementary school tours. The show concludes May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historical scrapbooks and information will be on display. For more information contact

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KHS students excel at state HOSA conference

Kamiah High School students received recognition at the recently-completed Idaho State HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held in Boise, April 5-7. More than 800 secondary and post-secondary students from throughout the state attended the event which featured an opening ceremony followed by two days of competitive events and a closing ceremony.

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GHS Students are Microsoft Certified

Grangeville High School students are preparing for life as they continue to take Microsoft Word tests for certifications as office specialists in various areas. Recently passing the certification tests are students in Mr. Bruce Wassmuth’s second hour business and technology class: Mindy Fredrickson, Alexia Holcomb, Jack Kennedy, Quinn Hall, Dawson McEwen, Jesus Perez, Ryan Cox, Nicole Parks, Abigail Pullen, Hailey Russell and Marissa Kennedy.