My sweet 16 quote for the week is “When you cannot control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.” Riggins will be sizzling this weekend! Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is this Friday and Saturday July 22-23 in the Riggins City Park.
We spent the weekend in the mountains behind Elk City and had a great time. We found huckleberries and caught fish, so that was good.
Get Ready for Kooskia Days Celebration! It begins Aug. 5th and runs through Aug. 6, and it is sure to be the social event of the Kooskia season. Lots of games, food, live auction, parade and dance. Go to the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The chamber of commerce events Calendar is not updated, yet, still showing last year’s events. I will have more next week about the happenings.
Jackie Mackie and all others involved would like to thank all the ladies for contributing to the bake sales that were held to raise funds for Elk City Days. And thanks to all those who bought the goodies.
10 YEARS AGO July 19, 2006 •GRANGEVILLE – A search for a new administrator begins at Syringa Hospital after Jess Hawley steps down. Board chair Pat Long will act as interim administrator until a replacement can be named.
LaMoyne Hunter led a portion of his family – including two daughters and a grandson – through the Main Street of Clearwater Saturday, July 16. The occasion was the Elk City Wagon Road Days celebration. Hunter and his family live in Harpster.
Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.
This is one of the most profound celebrations in this part of the country. The celebration of The Elk City Wagon Road.
The Grangeville High School Class of 1961 held its 55-year reunion on Saturday, July 2, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club. Seventeen classmates of a class of 66 attended.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.” I hope YOU have a friend like that! “On your Mark, Get Set, READ 2016” at the Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program! Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend the last two sessions, Tuesday, July 19 and 26, 1 p.m.
JULY 12, 2006 Storm leaves 15,000 customers in Kamiah, Cottonwood, Nez Perce, Grangeville, and the Elk City/Dixie areas without power. A mobile substation was brought in to assist with the outage.
I hope you had a great 4th of July. The small community of Greencreek did a good job of celebrating our country’s birthday. During the day two brothers, Ray and Felix Nuxoll, were honored with Quilts of Valor.
This year’s Raspberry Festival, set for Sunday, Aug. 7, will feature an art show that will be a celebration of talents in the community. The exhibit will be located in the Johanna Room of Spirit Center. There is no entry fee and artists are responsible for any sales of their works.
The Idaho County Free Press is looking for someone to cover White Bird and the surrounding area for the weekly People page.
Those along the Border Days parade route on C Street saw Grangeville resident Helen Nuxoll and her family gathering in her front yard (next door to the Eagles Hall) and when they realized it was her 104th birthday, she received many songs and shouts of good wishes.