There’s No Place Like Home at the Idaho County Fair, and residents are invited to attend the annual event starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 17.
To help implement ‘more teaching time’
Grangeville Elementary Middle School patrons will notice some difference in GEMS schedules this school year. “We have had some challenges not unique to GEMS, but affecting many elementary schools,” said principal Dr. Susan Anderson.
Delayed last year due to excessive fires and smoke throughout the area, Kamiah’s Chief Lookingglass Powwow is back with a force. This year, the event marks its 40th anniversary and it set to take place this weekend, Aug. 19, 20 and 21.
“The light bulbs throughout the district are being replaced to more efficient fluorescent bulbs,” reported Mountain View School District 244 director of technology Joe Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for superintendent Kent Stokes at the July 18 board meeting. Rodriguez said the current bulbs are 32 watts and will change to 18 watts, which “should be a significant savings cost.”
Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Board implements roof replacement
Fairgoers will notice some major improvements at the Idaho County Fair (Aug. 15-20) this year. However, they might have to look up to do so.
After taking 2015 to deal with a leaky pipe repair, the Bicentennial Historical Museum is back on track to offer Brown Bag Sessions. Sessions will be held Wednesdays at the museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these no-cost historical presentations and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch.
Representing Kooskia at the Kooskia Days parade this weekend will be 2016 Kooskia Saddliers Queen Mckenzie Cruson.
Kooskia Days Grand Marshal 2016:
Known by “Grandma Norma” by many, Norma Brandt hasn’t moved more than 10 miles from her birthplace. And she’s quite content with that. The 86-year-old will serve as Kooskia Days grand marshal, leading the parade Aug. 6.
It was a dancing affair as the group Phoenix 99 (below) played at the Grangeville Summer Concert Series at Pioneer Park Thursday, July 28.