The Idaho County Fair was held Aug. 16-19 with people arriving from throughout Idaho County to enter, visit, eat, sell animals and more. Results from the event are as follows:
The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is hosting a public meeting Friday, Aug. 25, 7 to 9 a.m., at the Life Center, 4432 Highway 12, Kamiah. UYLC is preparing an application for a Promise Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is seeking community input on how this grant funding program can best benefit upriver schools and communities. The estimated range of 2017 Promise Neighborhood grants is $4-$6 million per year for up to five years.
Those who were at the Idaho County Fair last week surely heard the “Klapprich” name repeatedly. That was due in part to the Fabulous Klapprich Sisters.
One name is synonymous with 4-H in Idaho County: Susie Heckman. Heckman, the Idaho County 4-H program director, celebrated her 29th fair last week during the 2017 fair.
It’s been horses, horses and more horses for the past five years for Grangeville’s Sharon Blackmer.
The fourth 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 five weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.
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Susanne and Lyle Smith found a young deer caught in their fence the morning of Saturday, Aug. 12, which they helped cut free.
Sales were down 24 percent from last year’s event, but support for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale stays strong. “The prices this year were lower; however, the support from the community continues to be excellent,” said Jim Church, Idaho County University of Idaho Extension Agent. “We have great support each year from Idaho County businesses and individuals.”
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.
“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.”
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?”
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.
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.
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