The Bicentennial Historical Museum will again host its open house celebration during the Fourth of July. This year the museum will feature a display on antique tools. The museum, located at 305 N. College Street, will be open July 2, 3 and 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tools are on loan from several in the community, including Bruce Dreher of Slate Creek, Scott Scribner of Grangeville and Vernon Agee of Kooskia.
Grangeville High School’s class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th reunion Sunday, July 2, 4 p.m., at The Gallery. Cost for the meal is $20. For questions call Linda Luehrs Dial at 790-1350 or Janice Inghram at 983-0616
More than a hundred friends and family members gathered Sunday, June 25, at the Keuterville Pub and Grub for a grand celebration. The occasion was the 75th wedding anniversary of Clarence and Frances Nuttman. How old are they?
An interesting phenomenon has taken place in Elk City (and elsewhere in the county, I suspect). Seems everyone I have visited with has had a significant raise in their property taxes, some even up more than 30 percent!
The warm weather has arrived! Our little town is really heating up, so remember to stay well-hydrated and don’t forget the animals as well. Summer is upon us, but the waters are still running high and swift, so be ever watchful of the rivers and streams. Being the last week of the month, June is about gone and July is fast approaching. As we prepare to celebrate our independence, many activities are going on all around us if you are looking for something to do.
Two black helicopters flew upriver fast and low last weekend, about 25 feet above the Middlefork of the Clearwater and kept going east up the Lochsa. Loud, fast, and very low, scared us all for a few seconds. It happened so fast the photos I took were all blurry. I read that Secretary of Interior Zinke was in Montana last week, so maybe he was checking out Idaho as well.
My quote of the week is “Talking about your problems is a big addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys!” Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build,Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak begins today, Wednesday, June 28, at 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. Reading dates will be Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help.
With the nice sunny days the farmers are starting to cut hay. Some is already baled. Crops are reported to be short because of the cold weather this spring. Congratulations to Dick Remacle on being presented the VFW Lifetime Achievement Award. What an honor for him and his family. Thank you for your service to our country.
The Idaho County Genealogy Society invites the public to an open house Monday, July 3, 1 p.m., at 111 South Idaho Street, Grangeville, right behind the Methodist Church in the blue house. The group moved from the Centennial Library to its new facilities in January of 2017.
The Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center hosted a Vietnam veterans welcome home and recognition day on Sunday, June 25. The Grangeville facility was filled to capacity, with the crowd spilling outside for the afternoon event that included a barbecue, music and presentations, which included from Quilts of Valor.
Rural firefighting infrastructure in Idaho County is receiving a boost this month. The BPC (Battle Ridge, Pleasant Valley, Clearwater) Volunteer Fire Department plans to receive five vehicles: two 5,000-gallon-capacity water tenders, two four-wheel-drive brush trucks and an ambulance.
“We are happy to have him here – he’s been great help, and we are excited to give him this experience,” said Sheila Arnzen. Arnzen spoke about Justin Sickels, 2016 Grangeville High School graduate, who will be running a Shiznits food booth downtown during Border Days.
Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held Wednesday, June 21, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. 4-H members participated in games and workshops throughout the afternoon. Workshops were led by community volunteers and 4-H leaders assisted by Idaho County 4-H Ambassadors Bailie Gehring, Rachel Kelley, Mitchell Nuxoll, Kortney Sims and Laina Sonnen. Workshops included:
On June 4, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Blaze and Tate Berdoy, sons of Brad and Lesa Berdoy.
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2017-2018 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair. Deadline for applicants has been extended to July 14.