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Community walks start April 1

The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).

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Grangeville Senior Center March 13 – pledge, Stanley Modrell, prayer, Shirley Crane; free dinner, Helen McLean, meals at site: 71 with 31 home-deliveries;

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CIAA celebrates founding member Eddie Olson

50th Spring Show in May

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Eddie Olson. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.

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Grangeville Senior Center March 6 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Shirley Crane

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Grangeville tourism listening session draws handful

One in a series of more than 10 regional “listening sessions” brought nine people to Super 8 Motel March 2.

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Last chance to get tickets to SMH’s Mardi Gras event

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s Annual Mardi Gras event will feature live and silent auction items for guests to bid on and the proceeds will go directly to hospital needs. The annual event allows St. Mary’s to address critical facility needs to help serve patients. Last year the event helped the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation fund a new heating system to replace an outdated and inefficient one.

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Singh takes first at state BPA

Grangeville High School recently had four students travel to Boise to represent the school at this year’s State Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. Junior Amrit Singh was awarded first place in his event of Economic Research. He now has the opportunity to attend the National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. His event consisted of gathering information on contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy and then writing a seven-page research paper promoting which policy would be most effective for the current economic status.

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Locals attend Know Your Government 4-H conference

More than 160 Idaho 4-H members heard from the state’s top leaders during the annual Know Your Government Conference (KYG) in Boise February 18-20 during the Presidents Day holiday. The Idaho County 4-H Program sent three delegates this year. Idaho County 4-H Delegates included Elise Andrews, daughter of Sean and Rachel Andrews, Kooskia; Sam Smith, son of April Smith, Kooskia; and Clarissa Stevens, daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens, Grangeville.

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Grangeville Senior Center Feb. 27 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Tom Helmick, free dinner, Alta Clark; meals at site: 62 with 32 home-deliveries.

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County genealogical society gets new home; Space donated by Payne family

GRANGEVILLE — Sour lemons sometimes do have a way of making the best, sweetest lemonade. This recently rang true for the Idaho County Genealogical Society (ICGS).

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Outreach clinic open in White Bird

Local organizations and residents in White Bird made the decision to help bridge a gap between initial health care and their community members.

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Feb. 20 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Barbara Essen; free dinner, Frank Hausladen; meals at site: 66 with 32 home-delivered; guests: Michael Carin, Kent Mitchell, Airy George.

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CIAA celebrates founding member Vicki Cole at 50th Spring Show

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Vickie Cole. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of Founding Members.

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Dancing The Night Away

The Festival of Hearts, a fund-raiser hosted by the Syringa Hospital Foundation, was held at the Grangeville Elks Lodge last Saturday night, Feb. 18. Prize winners for the evening: Alex Frei won a $500 gift certificate from B&B Bargain; Jeff Day won a gun safe from B&B Bargain; Jennifer Zimmerman from Inland Northwest Blood Center won the muzzleloader; and Jake Simler won the .22 rifle.

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It's Your Business: After-hours set for Idaho County Vets Center; Get Acquainted is here

Local junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in diesel mechanics, auto tech & repair, ag tech, welding, fab and machining and auto body repair are invited to an open house at Partsway tonight, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

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