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Austad is new Ida-Lew ED specialist

Jessaca Austad has found her niche. Austad started her new job as Idaho-Lew Economic Development Specialist June 1. “I love this job – every day I think, ‘I get paid to do this!’” she smiled from her office above the Grangeville Post Office on Main Street.

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Chapman joins newspaper staff

Laurie Chapman started at the Free Press on June 29. Chapman will be responsible for legal notices each week, as well as reporting news for the weekly publication.

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It's Your Business: Welding jobs, horse hair mementos

Do you have a small welding job you aren’t sure where to go to get it taken care of? Try Bryan’s Welding &RV Repair. Bryan Cox is a certified welder and specializes in RV repair, small welding projects, mower repair/blade sharpening, oil changes and trailer wiring. Call 507-0929.

Job fair planned for July 21 in Kamiah

The Idaho County unemployment rate for May 2016 stands at 5.1 percent, higher than the state by 1.4 percentage points. But efforts to put residents back to work are ongoing. The Idaho Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Kamiah Middle School Gym, 906 12th Street.

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It's Your Business: Ace bucket sale to benefit ARF

This week, Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Brandt said he has never gone to the convention as a delegate before, but wanted to be part of it this time, as a Trump delegate for Idaho. “I have never wanted to go,” he said, “but this is history in the making.”

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Arnzen interns at Free Press, Shopper

A local face has been seen working away at the Idaho County Free Press and The Shopper office this summer.

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Cassill joins United Country Real Estate

A familiar Grangeville face is embarking upon a new business journey. Tom Cassill, Jr., is now a residential specialist/Realtor with United Country Real Estate in Grangeville.

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ICLP hires new manager

The Board of Directors of the Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative Association, Inc., based in Grangeville, recently announced Max Beach has been selected to be the cooperative’s next general manager.

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It's Your Business: Kooskia sports physicals set for Aug. 3; St. Mary’s pig roast is July 21

Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.

Avista to do away with $3.50 convenience fee

A $3.50 convenience fee paid by residential customers of Avista Utilities will soon be going away. The fee is charged by a third-party vendor when Avista electric or natural gas customers pay their bills online or by telephone.

Syringa Thrift makes improvements to building, lot

yringa Foundation is strong and viable, according to a profit and loss statement presented by director Clare Chapman at the Syringa board meeting June 27.

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Televison Winner

Winner is Gradient Shift of Riggins.

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It's Your Business: Thanks to Grangeville Health and Rehab for yard flags

The ACS Camas Prairie Relay For Life event is right around the corner, set for Saturday, July 16, in Pioneer Park in Grangeville. The survivor reception begins at 5 p.m. and all cancer survivors and their caregivers in the area are encouraged to attend for refreshments, celebration and surprises.

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Corral Dust: Rodeo, parades and reunions, oh, my!

This is it! It’s Border Days week, set to start this Friday, July 1, with family night at the rodeo, and run through Monday, July 4, with fireworks at 10 p.m.

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The Gym buys Groaners

After a 16-year, post-retirement venture, Groaners Fitness will change hands. Paul and Julie Hauger are turning the Groaners keys over to Lance and Eve McColloch, current owners of The Gym.

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