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Madden retires after 40 years in banking; open house set for Friday

Peggy Madden of Cottonwood has spent the last 40 years in the banking industry, 34 of those years at Wells Fargo.

Opera House shares available for $500; concert set for this Friday night

Those who say they have an affinity for the Old Opera House in Kooskia are invited to put their money where their mouths are.

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It's Your Business: Mental health presentation is May 2

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18. Idaho Public Television will air its Outdoor Idaho program called “Almost Canada.” This features Northern Idaho and should be of interest to locals!

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market: ‘Meet, Greet and Eat’ on tap for this Sunday

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be hosting its third annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The gathering will be held at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Dist. 3 High/Junior High School Rodeo at Riggins

District 3 High School/Junior High School Rodeo brought competitors into Riggins Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23

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Eleven candidates vie for five Syringa board positions

Election on May 16

Eleven candidates will vie for five open positons on the Syringa Hospital board at the May 16 election.

Salmon River District lowers levy request

Decision on May 16 ballot

Salmon River Joint School District 243 offered patrons a slight break in its levy request, breaking a five-year run. The district is asking for voter approval on a $525,000 supplemental levy.

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New principals step up at Prairie, CV

Rehder, Uptmor return home

Rehder returns home to take leadership role at Prairie High; Uptmor returns to CV as principal; ‘very excited for this new position’

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Land gift enlarges city by 94 acres; no present plans for use, disposition

The city of Grangeville literally grew overnight, thanks to a land gift from a Montana businessman. At its April 17 meeting, the city council approved unanimously to accept 94 acres of undeveloped ground located between the Idaho County Airport and the truck route.

City of Stites, Kids Klub awarded grants for public projects

he City of Stites and Kids Klub, Inc., have been awarded 2017 Idaho Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities funds for their public infrastructure projects.

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Farm And Forest Fair: More Than Just Cattle

Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the area met at Greencreek Community Hall for the annual Farm and Forest Fair Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20.

State population up, County down for ‘16

U.S. Census estimates show a 104 drop

Population overall was up for the state last year, but not for Idaho County, which out of the five-county region was the only one to see a decrease in 2016. U.S. Census estimates released last week show a 104 drop (down .6 percent) from July 2015 to July 2016, for a total 16,156 Idaho County population.

Cottonwood approves teacher pay increase, pending levy OK

Area district news

Cottowood, Salmon River school districts met Monday, April 17 during regular meeting hours. The following is a summary of business included on the respective agendas.

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Body found Saturday determined crash victim Derek Olson

Missing since March 20 single vehicle crash

A body found in the Salmon River last weekend has been confirmed that of accident victim Derek L. Olson, who went missing following a March 20 single vehicle crash. Determination was announced Tuesday, April 25.

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Organizational News

Organization news: - PEO Chapter BV - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Grangeville Senior Citizens