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Kids Klub to start work on new building

“Four years ago, we were at our maximum capacity. Since then, there has been a waiting list for the after-school program,” said Kids Klub Program Director Kristi Keeler. Keeler spoke to about 60 people who gathered Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the Kids Klub, Inc., building groundbreaking. Arnzen Building Construction our of Cottonwood, owned by Morris Arnzen, was awarded the contract to start work on the 4,016 square-foot building at the 506 South A Street site (adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School).

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Area hills participate in free skiing program

If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who’d like to learn, you’ll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

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GHS honors veterans at annual commemoration gathering

“I know you could have found someone with a more compelling or exciting story – but you’re stuck with me,” smiled retired Coast Guard Commander John Kennedy. Kennedy spoke to a full house at the Grangeville High School Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 10. “Driving downtown Grangeville this morning, I was reminded how special this community is and appreciate its efforts to celebrate its veterans,” he said.

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Students in Action: Nov. 15, 2017

(Left) Nov. 10-11, two of Grangeville High School’s trumpet players were able to participate in the University of Montana’s All Star Band Festival. They had the honors of playing with high level high school musicians from around the Northwest and with the UM Grizzly Marching Band. Throughout the weekend (pictured, L-R) Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger played in one of the two bands where they worked with an award-winning composer, David Gillingham. They also marched on the field at the Washington Grizzly Stadium with the GMB and performed for their pre-game entertainment in front of 24,000 people. They also took the time to hike the M trail in Missoula and see area sights; (Right) Mr. Rehder and his 3rd and 4th grade class just finished reading the classic story by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They presented a Wax Museum to the school and their parents. Each character in the Oz Museum came to life and shared with audience their character using literary analysis and theatrical expressions. This project was designed to introduce the students to performing a memorized script in front of a live audience. The class had so much fun with their museum and can’t wait to see what book their teacher has in store for them next.

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Community briefs: Nov. 15, 2017

KAMIAH — Clearwater Christmas Affair and Small Business Saturday: Nov. 24 and 25; Friday, noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kamiah American Legion Hall, 7th and Main Streets. For information call Georgia at 208-935-5616.

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Walking The Slackline at Grangeville Elementary Middle School

Kids walked the slackline at Grangeville Elementary and Middle School during a recent two-day event Oct. 26-27 that saw more than 400 school children between kindergarten and the 8th grade participate. The opportunity was provided by Jeff’s Slackline, which is part of the McCall-based Courageous Kids Climbing.

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Coat drive set at GEMS

Mrs. Bush’s fourth-fifth grade class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School is holding a coat drive. A drop-box is available by the GEMS office and near the school library. New and gently used coats only, now through Dec. 8.

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Mystery Night draws large crowd of 350-plus

A lightbulb-laden chandelier, candle-lit tables and a stage, dressed as a big red barn front, greeted attendees of Summit Academy’s Mystery Night Saturday, Nov. 4. More than 350 people attended the Denim and Diamonds event, which celebrated Summit’s 20th anniversary and annual gala fund-raiser. Food, drinks, games, live and silent auction items, as well as visiting with friends, were all part of the evening’s activities. Musick Auction and Sons provided the auctioneering. “Howdy y’all – hope you’re havin’ a great time tonight,” drawled “Willie Nelson” (also known as Summit teacher Michael Rehder) as he shoved a leftie behind his ear and took a swig from his flask.

November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Batter up: Key revamps baseball bleachers

Kolten Key’s senior project may have turned out to be a little bigger one than he first imagined. “It definitely took a lot of time – about 160 hours in all,” he acknowledged. The project, a mandatory activity for graduation, requires at least 20 hours. Key took on revamping the GHS baseball bleachers. This included removing all the rotten boards and hardware from the two bleacher stands, painting the frame, staining and painting the boards and replacing everything.

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Six local students place in Lewiston karate tournament

Six Grangeville students with Victory Karate Klub participated in and medaled at the Quest of Champions 2017 tournament held Oct. 7 in Lewiston. Overall, approximately 25 schools from the Inland Northwest, with approximately 230 students, participated in this tournament. Local results:

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Senior Fun Night raffle tickets for sale

Senior Fun Night shopping spree and calendar prize raffle tickets are on sale now. Five people will win a shopping spree of $1,000 each at any Idaho County business. Tickets are $50 each and will be drawn at a home basketball game in November or December.

November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood schools awarded grant for mixer

The Idaho State Department of Education recently awarded $111,967.94 in federal grant funding through its Child Nutrition Programs to help 11 schools across Idaho purchase new equipment for their National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Idaho received the funding through the United States Department of Agriculture Equipment Assistance Grant. Individual grant awards funded new equipment including walk-in freezers, a salad bar and a 40-quart mixer.

November 1, 2017 9:39 a.m. read more..


Save the date for Nov. 20 Naval Academy information session

Grangeville High School’s college and career readiness specialist will be hosting an information session about the Naval Academy Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at the GHS library. The target audience is 8th to 11th grade students, and their parent/guardian. Home and private-school students are welcome as well.

November 1, 2017 9:11 a.m. read more..


Lutz, Russell receive honorable mentions from national PTA contest

GHS seniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell each received an honorable mention at the national level for their PTA Reflections projects. After winning awards of excellence at the state level, their projects went on to national competition. Lutz was entered in the literature category while Russell’s work was in the photography section.

November 1, 2017 9:07 a.m. read more..

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