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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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KHS students excel at state HOSA conference

Kamiah High School students received recognition at the recently-completed Idaho State HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held in Boise, April 5-7. More than 800 secondary and post-secondary students from throughout the state attended the event which featured an opening ceremony followed by two days of competitive events and a closing ceremony.

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It's Your Business: Business seminars on tap; Madden set to retire

Thanks to the Mignereys in Riggins and the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee for all their work and their generous donations towards Salmon River High School athletics. The high school kids help at the jet boat races and the committee makes sure they get a donation toward their activities. Nice!

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GEM Chain Bar featured in Timber West

Grangeville manufacturer GEM Chain Bar was featured in the March/April issue of Timber West magazine, as part of a pictorial review of attendees to the Feb. 23-25 Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) in Eugene.

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GHS Students are Microsoft Certified

Grangeville High School students are preparing for life as they continue to take Microsoft Word tests for certifications as office specialists in various areas. Recently passing the certification tests are students in Mr. Bruce Wassmuth’s second hour business and technology class: Mindy Fredrickson, Alexia Holcomb, Jack Kennedy, Quinn Hall, Dawson McEwen, Jesus Perez, Ryan Cox, Nicole Parks, Abigail Pullen, Hailey Russell and Marissa Kennedy.

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Jet boat book displays photos, history

“The forecast this weekend is dry and in the 60s,” said Marlene Mignerey, with a smile in her voice. It’s no wonder husband and wife duo Frank and Marlene Mignerey would be concerned with the weather the second weekend of April: It’s jet boat weekend in the town the Mignereys love.

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It's Your Business: Lucky Star TV giveaway is on; LCSC after-hours set

As a thank you to their customers, Lucky Star Auto Sales is holding a customer appreciation giveaway of a 58-inch Samsung smart TV. Now through June 30, each vehicle purchase will earn three drawing chances, and a test drive will earn one drawing chance. Lucky Star is located at the Idaho Street intersection, 331 West Main Street, staffed by owner Mike Hauger and salesman Troy Benefield. For information, 983-0860.

Wilks Ranch now largest single landowner in Idaho County at more than 42,000 acres

Q&A with Wilks family member, Wilks Development Company manager

- The Wilks Ranch has grown to more than 42,000 acres, making the outfit Farris Wilks registered back in 2010 the single largest landowner in Idaho County. - In response to questions the Free Press asked via e-mail, Foster relayed answers from Wilks family member and Wilks Development Company manager Justin Wilks.

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Group effort to revitalize Kooskia Opera House

Goal to allow community opportunity to ‘know the magic’

A group dedicated to preserving a historic performing arts center in Kooskia finds themselves under the gun to raise necessary funding.

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Kennedy works ‘dream job’ to help GHS students

Growing up in a tiny town in Michigan, Bobbie Kennedy knew what it was like to wonder about opportunities beyond high school. Kennedy was recently hired as a part-time college and career advisor for Grangeville High School.

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It's Your Business: Crabtree featured in Idaho Ed News article

Congratulations to Peg Gehring, a nurse practitioner at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, who is currently pursuing her doctorate degree, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to provide support of her research project on treating chronic non-cancer pain with non-opioids. •

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Second Grader Helps At GHR During Spring Break

Answering the call for volunteers to help at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation was Audriana Fischer, 7, of Grangeville, a second grader at Grangeville Elementary Middle School

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