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Concert series continues Thursday with ‘Jon and Rand’ duo

“Thank you to everyone for helping make this series happen,” said Grangeville Arts volunteer Rachel Young. Young spoke to an audience of more than 150 at Pioneer Park Thursday, July 13, for the first of the 2017 Summer Concert Series which featured Gipsy Moon out of Colorado. For the eighth year, Grangeville Arts, Inc., and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from local donations, are offering the music series. All concerts will take place Thursdays, 6 p.m., at Pioneer (city) Park.

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Three to vie for Idaho County Fair Queen; crowning set for Aug. 18

Three local young ladies will vie for the position of Idaho County Fair Queen 2018. The new queen will be crowned at the fair Friday evening, Aug. 18. Rachel Chmelik, Emma Gehring and Sierah Poxleitner make up the royalty court candidates for the coming year’s fair.

Clearwater’s Elk City Wagon Road Days names raffle, parade, quilt winners

There were lots of winners in several events at the Elk City Wagon Road Celebration in Clearwater on Saturday, July 15. It was a very warm day but many participants enjoyed the day and the events.

Local University of Idaho spring graduates named

MOSCOW – The University of Idaho recently named its 2017 spring graduates. Among those listed for Idaho County and the surrounding Free Press coverage area include the following:

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Shepherd gathering draws people, dogs to Harris Ridge

HARRIS RIDGE – “There’s a lot of English Shepherd people out there,” laughed Kris Hazelbaker. Hazelbaker and about 30 others from throughout the region and beyond gathered Saturday, July 13, at the home of Ginger Busta on Harris Ridge. Their commonality? Dogs. English Shepherds to be precise.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens; Pioneer Senior Citizens (Cottonwood); Rough Riders 4-H Club.

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‘And The [GHS] Class Of ’57 Had It All’

Grangeville High School’s class of 1957 celebrated its 60th class reunion during Border Days. The class got together for a photo.

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ICR Honors Payne

Janie Fluharty, steering committee president of Idaho County Recycling (left) presented Matt Payne with a high school senior appreciation scholarship for outstanding volunteerism. For many years Matt has been a volunteer at the Grangeville recycling site.

Summer Concert Series kicks off Thursday, July 13, with ‘Gipsy Moon’

Grab a chair, a snack and your family and head to Pioneer Park this Thursday, July 13, as the Grangeville Summer Concert Series kicks off with the band “Gipsy Moon.” For the eighth year. Grangeville Arts, Inc., and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from local donations, will offer the annual series. All concerts will take place Thursdays, 6 p.m., at Pioneer (city) Park.

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1978 GHS grad has never missed an egg toss

For Kim Cash Hulla of Missoula, Mont., there is no question as to where she will be July 4 each year. “I don’t miss Border Days,” she smiled. And, no wonder. The Super Egg Toss was the brain-child of her father, Gary Cash and longtime friend Jack Marek.

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Border Days results 2017

Super Egg Toss: Winners – Day 1, July 2, Tom Arnzen and Grady Arnzen of Spokane; Day 2, July 3, Josh Bransford and Jeremy Harris of Grangeville; Day 3, July 4, Lee Nadiger and Nolan Schoo of Grangeville. Nadiger and Schoo were also the winners of the competitors’ toss-off July 4. On July 2, 1,076 people participated in the egg toss. On July 3, 1,270 people participated, and on July 4, that number was 1,440 people, for a grand total of 3,786 people during the three-day period.

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Greencreek, Idaho: Tiny town comes alive for annual Fourth of July celebration

The sleepy little town of Greencreek, Idaho, located 5.5 miles east of Cottonwood, is home to local farmers, an auto body shop and longtime families.

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Kamiah Fly-In

The Clearwater Valley Aero Club sponsored the Kamiah Fly-in last Saturday, July 8, at the Kamiah Airport. The all-day event included Young Eagles flights for kids. Here, a pilot explains aircraft basics to two participants.

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Fourth Fun At Kooskia

Kooskia celebrated July 4 with activities, food and then fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School last Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU). Among the activities (pictured) included full-sized squirrel balls, allowing kids to propel them down the field and crash into each other.

ITD awarded for Elk City slide cleanup

State efforts on last year’s Elk City slide garnered a regional award for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

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