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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.

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Obituary: Wayne C. MacGregor, 91, Grangeville, Idaho

Wayne C. MacGregor Jr., 91, a longtime resident of Grangeville, Idaho, died May 21, 2017, surrounded by his children. Wayne was born May 27, 1925, in Spokane, Wash., to Wayne C. and Estella Smith MacGregor. He was raised in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School in May of 1943, where he excelled academically and as an athlete, especially football.

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Obituary: Walter Shjelfo, 92, Columbia Falls, Mont

A memorial service for Walter Shjelfo, 92, will be held at 10 a.m. on July 29, 2017, in Dickinson, N. D., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 146 6th Avenue West, with military honors being presented by the American Legion Post #3 Honor Guard after the service. Burial will follow at the Dickinson Cemetery, and there will be a reception at the Dickinson Elks Lodge.

Obituary: Jane E. Tilton, 85, Riggins, Idaho

Jane E. Tilton, 85, of Riggins, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Obituary: Chase McNeil, 18, Kamiah, Idaho

Celebration of Life for Chase McNeil, 18 of Kamiah will be at 1 p.m., Saturday June 3, 2017, at the Nazarene Church, Highway 12, Kamiah, Idaho. A potluck dinner will follow. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho assisted the family.

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Former commissioner Harry Owens dies in crash into Clearwater

Funeral service on Saturday, May 20

Funeral services are later this week for Harry E. Owens who died last week in a vehicle crash into the Clearwater River. Owens, 89, of Grangeville, was a former Idaho County Commissioner who served five terms (1987-2002) on the board.

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Obituary: Bertha Drury, 81, Grangeville

Bertha Osborn Ackerman Drury, 81 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. She was born to Roy and Luella Osborn in Essex, Montana on April 2, 1936.

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Obituary: Alane K. Robie, 52, Grangeville

Alane Kristine Robie, 52, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Alane was born on Jan. 6, 1965, to Earl and Agatha Haener in Grangeville.

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Obituary: Isaac John Aiken, 32, Grangeville

Isaac John Aiken, 32, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Grangeville, ID., due to health complications. He was born Sept 22, 1984, in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Obituary: Celebration of Life – Jack and SueAnne Gruell

A celebration of life for Jack and SueAnne Gruell of Riggins will be held at the Riggins Community Center on April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. (MT). Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Milestone-Obit-Virginia R. Ketcham, 97

Virginia R. Ketcham, 97

Milestone-Obit-Scott McCarty, 43

Milestone-Obit-Scott McCarty, 43

Robert Rex Bell, 78

Grangeville, Idaho

Robert Rex Bell, 78, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016...

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