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FNWCU funds splash parks

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNWCU) in cooperation with the City of Kamiah and the City of Kooskia is constructing Kids’ Splash Fountain sites at each city park.

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4 Weeks of Christmas: Week One Winner

Week one winner for the “4 Weeks of Christmas” holiday showcase giveaway is Brianna Kaschmitter of Grangeville. She is pictured here with GreenAcres owner Russ Lindsley, who provided a $100 gift card to GreenAcres for the first week’s prize. Kaschmitter plans to use the winnings on some landscaping at the new home she and her husband are currently building outside of town.

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It's Your Business: Pet, kids pictures with Santa set for this Saturday

o you enjoy reading? Book-N-Hand, a new book store (with “books, et cetera”) opened Monday at 158 East Main Street, Grangeville. Stop by and see what they have to offer.

Dec. 1 meeting set to discuss microbrewing, distilling spirits

An informational meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, for those interested in microbrewing and/or distilling spirits. The Ida-Lew Economic Development Council is sponsoring the event starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery.

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It's Your Business: Shop small businesses this Saturday

Support Small Business Saturday Nov. 26. Check out this week’s papers for business ads and set out to support the Idaho County economy by shopping at these local places.

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GC library welcomes new directors; GCL hires Norman, Waite

Grangeville Centennial Library is full of some new as well as familiar faces. Coming on board recently as library director is Angie Norman while Michele Waite is the assistant. Aides are Sandra Aiken, Hannah Rauzi, Dani Brooks and Candace Williams.

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Rowley accepts new position with US Forest Service; Started career in Grangeville

Allen Rowley has accepted the offer to serve as director of forest management, concurrent with his position as director of rangeland management and vegetation ecology in the National Forest System Deputy Area, Washington office. He began his new assignment Nov. 13.

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It's Your Business: Cottonwood’s Hangout to offer free Thanksgiving dinner

The Selway Bar at 26 North Main Street in Kooskia is now open. Stop by daily beginning at 8 a.m. Fridays offer karaoke at 8 p.m. Call 926-4994.

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Tacke reports ICLP value, equity up

Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative finishes up a good year for revenue and operations, according to reports presented at its annual membership meeting last Thursday, Nov. 3.

SMH Foundation purchases new boiler system

“St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics would like to thank the SMH Foundation as well as patients and community members who have supported the foundation events in the past for an extremely generous contribution allowing SMH to purchase a new boiler system,” said Matthew Forge, CAO, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “Without this contribution the boiler replacement project wouldn’t have been possible.”

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It's Your Business: Veterans, law enforcement get free lunch at The Depot

The Depot in Grangeville invites all veterans, law enforcement members and their families for a free bacon cheeseburger lunch Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. •

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Computer business opens storefront

Micah and Sarah Musick left the hustle and bustle of the Pacific Northwest two years ago for greener pastures. “We’d been visiting my parents and family [Fred and Renee Stevens] for about 10 years and we fell in love with Grangeville,” Sarah said. Now, the two have opened Virtual Fox Technology at 111 S. Mill Street, next to Presnell Gage and across from Pine Tree Community Credit Union.

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It's Your Business: ‘Holiday Showcase’ set at The Gym

Idaho County: Do you have an upcoming event for the holiday season? This could be a business open house, community tree lighting, church Christmas choir service or school Thanksgiving dinner. Just about anything happening from mid-November through the New Year. Send items to me at, call 983-1200 or message me on Facebook. Do it now since you will be sure to want your event publicized in the Idaho County Free Press, Shopper and special Holiday Showcase: Four Weeks of Christmas sections.

Health insurance open enrollment began Nov. 1

In 2010, the health reform was signed into law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called ObamaCare. This law makes it possible for more families to have access to preventive, affordable health care. At St. Mary’s (Cottonwood) and Clearwater Valley (Orofino) Hospital and Clinics (SMH/CVHC) an onsite benefits counselor, Becky Colwell, is ready to assist you through the process of eligibility, enrollment, policy information and more. “We know that signing up for health insurance benefits can be an intimidating task, especially if you have never done it before,” said Colwell. “I am here to help you with that process.”

Lessons to be learned from Presnell breach

It’s harder to gauge the impact of security breaches for rural residents when the company hit is Target, Home Depot or Anthem. However, when local companies like Presnell Gage face unauthorized data accesses, the serious plight within our IT industry hits home.