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IFG gives out scholarships to local students

Idaho Forest Group is awarding 12 college scholarships worth $500 each this year to family members of the IFG team.

Schools serve free summer lunch; CVES, GEMS are both participants

Mountain View School District 244 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 1-18, free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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Sullivan addresses GHS class of 2016

“I am honored to have been chosen as your guest speaker,” Grangeville High School teacher and coach Pat Sullivan addressed an overfilled gymnasium at graduation Friday, May 27.

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Beauty And The Scouts

On Friday, May 27, members of Boy Scout Troop 555, and Cub Scout Pack 555, were joined by Miss Northern Idaho Olivia Kennedy, for a service project. They did their annual Memorial Day service project, by placing flags to honor the fallen, at Prairie View Cemetery, in Grangeville.

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Marimba Madness

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Students try their hand at newspapering

This spring, the students in Mr. Tosten‛s second and third-grade class at Clearwater Valley Elementary School decided to squeeze one more thing into a busy schedule. One student, Autum, first suggested the idea of writing a newspaper.

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Music Makers

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Battle of the Books: Students take reading to a whole new level

Fourth and fifth graders battled it out at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in May. It wasn’t a typical battle but a battle of wits and skill … it was the “Battle of the Books.” “We have been very excited to be able to offer this program this year, thanks to a grant from Grangeville Community Foundation,” said GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson.

Kooskia Library sets variety of events

The Kooskia Library has a variety of events and programs scheduled. A book sale is set for June 11, starting 8 a.m., at the Kooskia Community Center. Used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks, 25 cents. At 11a.m., the $1 bag sale starts. To donate books, drop them off at the library. No magazines. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.

LCSC announces spring honor roll

A total of 839 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester, LCSC administrators announced on Tuesday. Among the honorees, 420 made the president’s list while 419 were named to the dean’s list.

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Senior Showcase

Grangeville High School senior Hailey Uhlenkott performs her final dance for Shirley’s Dance Studio May 14 at GHS. Uhlenkott has danced for teacher Shirley Sears since preschool. She has served as Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie for the past year. She will graduate this Friday.

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Eddie The Eagle Visits GEMS

Eddie the Eagle visited GEMS last Monday afternoon to make the students aware of gun safety. Chris Williams from the police department presented with Eddie. The Grangeville police department and GEMS sponsored this event.

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Nafziger retires from teaching after 32 years

The end of the 2015-16 school year will be the beginning of a new chapter for social studies teacher Betty Nafziger. After 32 years working with students and staff in our school district, Nafziger is retiring.

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Homeschool Graduates

The Prairie Home Educators together with the Valley Home Educators present the class of 2016. Graduation will take place Saturday, May 21.

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Greenhouse Goodies For Sale

The Grangeville High School Bulldog Greenhouse is now open. The GHS botany class has a variety of plants for sale including eight varieties of tomatoes and 10 varieties of flowers, peppers, cucumbers, beans, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon.