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Tom’s Tailgate Party Hits Clearwater Valley

(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.

Children, adult Halloween parties set for Oct. 21

Idaho Force All Stars cheerleading will host two Halloween parties Saturday, Oct. 21, both at the Elks Lodge.

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Ruzicka makes blankets for rehab residents

A group of residents at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation (GHR) will be a little warmer this winter, thanks in part to Grangeville High School senior Mikayla Ruzicka. Ruzicka helped nine residents make fleece blankets as part of her senior project. “I had a car wash to raise money for the fleece this summer, and then the residents helped tie the blankets,” she said.

Soccer camp set for Nov. 10; signups are Oct. 12

As part of her senior project, Grangeville High School varsity soccer player Brenda Gomez will host a soccer camp Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. The camp is for students who are in public, private or home-school in kindergarten through fourth grade.

GHS Fall Concert set for Oct. 26

The Grangeville High School Fall Concert is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Concert band, choir and Varsity Blue select choir will all perform under the direction of music teacher Ms. Rasmussen.

Donkey basketball set for Nov. 11

The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites the public to donkey basketball. Bring the whole family out to the Kamiah Middle School Gym Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Discounted presales tickets are available at The Clearwater Progress and Arnzen’s Kamiah Drug. In honor of their service to our country, military service men past and present will be admitted free of charge.

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It's Your Business: Griffis to present on hypothermia Oct. 18

The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for a brown bag presentation Dr. Danny Griffis. This is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Dr. Griffis will talk about “Preparing for outdoor activities – preventing, recognizing, and treating hypothermia.”

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GEMS PTA Jogathon Bubble Run

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA’s annual jog-a-thon was held Friday, Sept. 29, at the school. Elementary students participated in a bubble run while middle schoolers had the color run. Funds raised will go toward PTA projects to benefit the school during the year. Even Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marcus Scheibe got in on the bubble run, held on a perfectly-blue-skied day with just enough wind to make the bubbles fly.

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Schaeffer joins GHS as special ed teacher

Is it a new student? A visitor? No, it’s a teacher! “I have been mistaken for a visitor or a friend of a student,” laughed Taylor Heitman Schaeffer. Schaeffer is the new face of special education at Grangeville High School. She replaces Sally Payne who retired in May.

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Kamiah girls surprised by American Girl doll donation

It’s a great time to be a fourth grader. Just ask a group of girls from Kamiah Middle School. “It was pretty exciting,” said 9-year-old Emily Puckett. “I couldn’t believe it at first,” added Emma Krogh, also 9.

Elk City scholarship applicants sought

Elk City VFW Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary is accepting applications for their annual scholarship. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Mystery Night set for Nov. 4 at Greencreek; tickets on sale

Put on your favorite blue jeans and your bling as 20 years of Summit Academy memories are celebrated with the theme of “Denim & Diamonds,” Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Greencreek Hall. One ticket holder will walk away with the grand prize of $10,000.

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No suspect in GHS bomb hoax; intent to pursue felony charges

'It’s a day we have to make up; a complete waste'

Grangeville Police continues its investigation into last week’s bomb threat incident at Grangeville High School. No suspect has been identified at this time. “But if we do develop one, we fully intend to charge someone, if we can,” said Police Chief Morgan Drew.

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Statewide school report cards released; region’s district scores available

Local schools fell within average ranges in standardized testing for the 2016-17 school year. The State Department of Education, through its “report card,” released the results of the 2017 Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) 2017 for districts and schools K-12

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Rasmussen is new face of music in Grangeville

A passion for music has led Merrill-Lee Rasmussen on a road that has brought her to Grangeville High School and Middle School. Rasmussen is the new music teacher for Grangeville schools, grades six through 12. Born and raised about an hour outside of Seattle in Roy, Wash., Rasmussen graduated from Bethel High School.