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Rau earns BS degree

Stuart Rau of Grangeville, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in virtual technology and design at the University of Idaho’s 122nd commencement ceremony held on May 13.

LCSC announces spring 2017 honor roll

A total of 850 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.

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Sts. Peter And Paul Open House

Sts. Peter and Paul School hosted an open house event Thursday, May 11, to showcase student work as well as offer tours for prospective students and their families. (Left) preschooler Harper Blewett sings about the sun.

High school graduations set for May

Graduations throughout the region are set for May. Below is a list of local high school graduations ceremonies:

Eckel graduates from University of Central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. — Grangeville resident Hannah Eckel graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology - exercise/fitness management as a part of the spring 2017 class, which included 1,643 students.

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GEMS gets new Chessboards

When eighth grader Alli Kohrman told her mom, Breezi, that the Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s chessboards were not all complete and were a little worn, Breezi put a call on Facebook that received donations from across the United States. May 5, she was able to donated11 nice, wooden chessboards and pieces to the GEMS chess club that meets during lunch in Mr. Peeple’s classroom. Peeples stepped in after science teacher Mr. Mark Willig died in 2016. Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade meet twice a week to play or watch during lunch. Peeples said if students don’t know how to play they are invited to learn or can simply watch if they wish. Here, students play on some of the existing chessmats.

Board approves GEMS handbook changes

Grangeville Elementary Middle School Principal Dr. Susan Anderson said she wanted to add a few rules to its student handbook concerning its dress code. She addressed the Mountain View School District 244 board at the April 17 meeting. The board took the month to read over the handbook changes, and at its May 15 meeting in Kooskia voted to accept the changes

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CVRA Royalty Takes First At Riggins Rodeo Parade

Clearwater Valley Roundup Association Queen Tayscha Mozley (right) and Princess Shelbie Miller (left) received a first-place ribbon in the “Mounted Royalty” division at the Riggins Rodeo Parade Sunday, May 7.

Winners named in PBS KIDS Writers Contest

For the 23rd year, Idaho Public Television participated in the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. IdahoPTV’s three regional stations — KUID/Moscow, KISU/Pocatello and KAID/Boise — encouraged children in kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate their own imaginative stories.

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Grangeville High School Pops concert

Grangeville High School held a Pops concert Monday, May 8.

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Uhlenkott graduates Franciscan University

Rachel Jeanne Uhlenkott, daughter of Chuck and Kerry Uhlenkott of Cottonwood, graduated magnum cum laude from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio on May 14, 2016. She graduated last year with a BA in humanities and Catholic culture with prerequisites in nursing.

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MVSD 244 board votes to change grad requirements

Mountain View School District 244’s board voted unanimously April 17 to change its graduation requirements. Students will no longer be required to take computers or physical education classes in order to graduate. MVSD had these requirements to obtain a diploma while the state did not have these conditions. In addition....

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GHS Music Seniors Honored

Grangeville High School’s seniors in the music program were honored at the last concert of the year May 8. Pictured (L-R) are Marissa Kennedy, Lauren Goldman, Alexandra Ahren, Hunter Connolley, Nichole Blackmer, Tristan Bledsoe and Matt Payne. Students have been under the direction of GHS music teacher Philip Golde this school year.

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Summit Academy Seniors

The Board of Directors of Summit Academy will host its graduation Friday, May 19. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Peter Christensen at Holy Cross Chapel, Keuterville, at 5 p.m. Commencement exercises will follow at Summit Academy, Cottonwood, 6:30 p.m., with a dessert reception afterwards.

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Morrison offers historical songs on Idaho women

“It’s so important to retain the history, to tell the stories so they are not forgotten,” said Tracy Morrison.