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Holiday Happenings - Dec. 6, 2017

Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

STEM Action Center grants awarded locally

More than $6,000 in Idaho STEM Action Center grants were awarded locally, the purpose for which is to advance science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Grangeville Centennial Library received $2,115 to host an “Intro to 3D Printing Design & Fabrication” workshop at both their facility and also at Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. Mountain View School District 244 received $2,419.78. The plan is to use the Amazon Fire 8 tablets for Khan Academy personalized instruction in a math remediation course designed to help struggling students in the pre-algebra through geometry course-work at the junior high and high school levels.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Blood drive set for Dec. 13

Grangeville High School’s Ethan Ormsby’s senior project is an American Red Cross blood drive at the Grangeville Armory Wednesday, Dec. 13, noon to 5 p.m.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Snowhaven Ski Swap

Winter recreation enthusiasts packed the Idaho National Guard Armory last Friday evening, Nov. 17, as part of the annual Snowhaven Ski Swap. The Nov. 17-18 event provided ski and related equipment and consignments for sale, along with season passes for Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Idaho County 4-H achievement awards 2017 announced

What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2017 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Halee Rowland, Elizabeth Severns and MaKenna York. In the intermediate category are Halle Klapprich, Aliyah Pineda and Mary Kate Forsmann. Senior honorees include Lindsey Goeckner, Gabriel Forsmann, Hunter Connolley and Sydney Andrews. According to Idaho County 4-H director Susie Heckman, during the year, club leaders keep track of all of the members’ activities, giving points for their participation. “Club leaders submit their top point earners to the 4-H Extension office at the end of the 4-H year,” she explained. “The top point earners from all of the 4-H clubs in the county are given to the 4-H Program Council and the 4-H Achievement Award winners are selected.” Heckman said the purpose of the achievement award is to recognize 4-H’ers who exemplify the goals of the Idaho County 4-H Program. Emphasis for the award includes overall achievement, leadership and citizenship. This year’s Idaho County Volunteer Leaders Distinguished Service Award went to Hold Your Horses 4-H Club horse project leader Sharon Blackmer of Grangeville. Blackmer has not only been a club volunteer, but has also been instrumental in assisting with the horse bowl and taking 4-H members to district, state and national competitions, Heckman said.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Kids’ ‘Friendsgiving’Celebration

Students at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center in Grangeville held a pilgrim and American Indian theme feast at school Tuesday, Nov. 21. Students tried a variety of foods and ate and visited with staff and family, as well as their classmates.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Ahrens receives award

Kristen Ahrens, a student at Lewis-Clark State College, received the top award for her senior project at a regional conference held Nov. 4 in Coeur d’Alene. Ahrens received best overall conference paper from The Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. Her senior project topic is gender and homecoming in The Odyssey, The Aeneid and their Adaptations. Ahrens will be receiving a double major in history and English this December. She is the daughter of Ed and Martha Ahrens of Grangeville.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Area 10th graders recruited for career training pilot program

Lewis-Clark State College and its partners are recruiting 90 area high school students for training preparing students for entry-level manufacturing jobs as part of a free two-year pilot program. Informational events for interested students and their parents or guardians will be held 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Grangeville; additionally, on Nov. 30 (Clarkston), Dec. 7 (Orofino), Dec. 11 (Moscow) and Dec. 13 (Lewiston).

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Family Read Week Chess Lessons

Family Read Week was celebrated at Grangeville Centennial Library with the annual pajama party Thursday, Nov. 16. Parents and children had pizza and participated in a variety of activities including games. Here, Sanford Staab, “The Chess Guy,” plays a match with a parent while others watch.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Share the warmth:Youth coat drive set at GEMS

Mrs. Bush’s 4/5 class (Grangeville Elementary Middle School) is holding a coat drive! We shall be accepting donations of coats. We are going to give these to coatless kids, because we would like to make sure nobody at our school is cold this winter. We will have a drop box by the GEMS office and near the school library during the craft fair (Saturday, Dec. 2). Items can also be dropped off at the school office any time. We will only be accepting new and gently used coats, from now through Dec. 8. Please donate!

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Holiday Happenings - Nov. 22, 2017

•The Grangeville Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale starts Saturday, Nov. 25, at Green Acres and continues every weekend through Dec. 17. Proceeds support the scholarships the club provides to GHS students who take their educations to the next level. Last year’s successful Christmas Tree sale and the club’s other fund-raisers allowed the Grangeville Lions to provide three $2,000 scholarships for GHS graduates. The tree sale is located at Green Acres and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Kooskia winter festival scheduled

•Kids Winter Festival is set for Clearwater Valley Elementary School gym Friday, Dec. 1, 2:45-6:30 p.m., cost is $20 per child. Parents are invited at 5:30 p.m. for wreath making and dinner at a cost of $5. This is for students K-8, Call or text to sign up: 208-451-3538.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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