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Obituary: Urban J. ‘Shorty’ Arnzen, 85, Greencreek, Idaho

Urban J. “Shorty” Arnzen, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in the early afternoon. God needed him in heaven to sell the cow sale. Shorty was born Aug. 7, 1932, in Greencreek, Idaho, to Frank and Mary Nuxoll Arnzen, the youngest child of ten. He attended grade school and high school in Greencreek, graduating as valedictorian of his class. Gonzaga University utilized Shorty's athletic talents in baseball and boxing. A one-year stint with the Lewiston Broncs rounded out Shorty's athletic career.

Obituary: Vernon Ray Vance, 87, Nampa, Idaho

Vernon Ray Vance, 87, of Nampa, Idaho, died peacefully Sept. 14, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Garnett, Kan. Inurnment will be held Sept. 29, 2017, at the Homedale-Marsing Pioneer Cemetery and the funeral service will be held Sept. 30, 2017, at the Meridian Assembly of God Church in Meridian, Idaho. Full obituary next week.

Obituary: Bernadine ‘Bonnie’ L. Haener, 86, Grangeville, Idaho

Bernadine "Bonnie" L. Haener, 86, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Births - Sept. 13, 2017

Mary Marie Ashcraft Virginia and Kenneth Ashcraft of Grangeville are the parents of a baby daughter. Mary Marie Ashcraft was born Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins brothers Boyd, 9, and Noah, 1, and a sister, Helen, 7.

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Menoughs celebrate 50th

on and Patricia Menough of Elk City, Idaho, celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 9, 2017. Dr. Jon and Mrs. Patricia (Emery) Menough were married Sept. 9, 1967. They are the parents of five children: Andrea (Andy), Warren, David, Mike, and Jacob. They are the grandparents of seven: Allena (Johnson), Joseph, Parley, and Alexander Menough; Felix and Cordelia Menough; and Cyrus Menough.

Altman to celebrate 95th birthday Sept. 16

The children of David H. Altman invite family and friends to a celebration of his 95th birthday. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center. His children will be hosts for the event.

Birth - Harrison Gerard Stowers

Tate and NaTosha Stowers of Grangeville are the proud parents of a baby boy, Harrison Gerard Stowers. Kira Stowers is the big sister.

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Birth - Jack Gregory Schacher

Chris and Emily Schacher of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Jack Gregory Schacher was born Sunday, July 6, 2017, at 5:28 a.m., at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

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Community: Milestone: Engagement: Niver and Nida

Tiffany T. Niver and Keith G. Nida of Seattle, Wash., announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 3, 2017, wedding at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church in Sun Valley, Idaho. She is the daughter of Terry and Kathy Niver of Omaha, Neb., and attended Westside High School in Omaha, graduating in 2004. She earned an A.D. in psychology and economics from Harvard College in 2008 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2012. She is the senior manager, product management -Amazon Transportation in Seattle.

Births: Aug. 9, 2017

Elijah John Ratcliff Shane and Emily Ratcliff of Cottonwood, Idaho, are the parents of a baby son. Elijah John Ratcliff was born Sunday, July 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed seven pounds, nine ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins a sister, Ayla, 6, and a brother, Hayden, 2-1/2. Grandparents are John and Chris Remacle and Jeff and Kim Ratcliff, all of Cottonwood. Great grandparents are Grace Remacle of Cottonwood; Ralph Dean and Sue Rose, both of Nampa, Idaho. Konnor William McMillan Kris and Kandice McMillan are the parents of a baby son. Konnor William McMillan was born Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho. He joins sisters Camryn McMillan, 7, and Delany McMillan, 2. Grandparents are Bonnie and Marcus Oatman of Kamiah, Idaho, and Kim and Walter Hardisty of Lewiston, Idaho.

Births - July 26, 2017

Don and Melisa Curry of Keuterville, Idaho, are the parents of a baby daughter. Reagan Rebecca Curry was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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Birth: Reece Harper Urbahn

Kurt and Sarrah Urbahn of Spring Creek, Nev., are the parents of a baby girl. Reece Harper Urbahn was born at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko, Nev., Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Birth: Randal Everett Becker

Mindy Leach and Kenneth Becker of Ferdinand are the parents of a baby son. Randal Everett Becker was born Friday, June 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long.

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Milestone - Anniversary - Adams - 50th

Jim and Jan Adams of Harpster will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend They were married June 24, 1967, at the Kooskia Baptist Church.

Births - June 21, 2017

Sean and Kristi Ackerman of Grangeville are the parents of a baby boy. Sean Junior Ackerman was born Friday, June 16, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces, and was 20 inches long.