Lorie Palmer

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July 3 rodeo ‘Pink Out’ to raise cancer awareness, local funds

The clothes you wear don’t always make a difference in the world, but the color you wear July 3 can make a big difference locally. The Border Days Committee and 2016 Royalty have declared Sunday night at the rodeo “Pink Out the Stands” night. For everyone who wears pink to the rodeo, Grangeville Border Days will donate $1 to a local cancer fund.

Board puts soccer in, cross-country is out for GHS this fall

It’s official: After nearly two years on the back burner, Mountain View School District 244’s board agreed to offer soccer this fall at Grangeville High School.

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Sprutes pick up the pieces after fire destroys their home

‘It’s been a rough year – and it’s not even over’

June 10 will be forever etched in the minds of Peggy Blankenship Sprute and her two youngest children, Della and Remington. The three were in their old Reservoir Road farmhouse in Cottonwood when, just before noon, the lights began to flicker. “I thought it was just because of a storm,” shrugged 17-year-old Della. “I had been downstairs and went back up toward my room and then yelled, ‘Mom! There’s smoke!’” recalled 13-year-old Remington.

Salmon River H.S. tops state SAT performance

One of Idaho’s smallest school districts was the top performing district in SAT scores for its students. Salmon River Joint School District 243 in Riggins, with about 100 students enrolled, had an average SAT score of 1,123.

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White Bird Color Guard

Thomas Schwartz of White Bird donned his uniform and marched with the Salmon River color guard at the White Bird Days parade Saturday, June 18. See parade results, 5A; rodeo results, page 8B.

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2016 White Bird Rodeo Queen Bella Klapprich: ‘I enjoy being an inspiration’ -- Klapprich’s mom, aunt each served as queens

“Being royalty means building confidence in not only in myself but for all the little cowgirls I meet along the way,” said Bella Klapprich. Klapprich is the 2016 White Bird Rodeo Queen.

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Paul, Miller to represent CVRA Rodeo this weekend

Clearwater Valley Round-up Association will host its rodeo this weekend, June 18 and 19. Leading the rodeos and parade will be Queen Jade Paul and Princess Shelbie Miller.

White Bird Rodeo, Days on tap for this weekend

The annual White Bird Rodeo and Days are set for Father’s Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. The rodeo takes place on Rodeo Drive, U.S. Highway 95 and Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird.

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Four juniors vie for ‘Distinguished Young Woman’ honor

Four local juniors in high school will vie for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie this Saturday. The program is set to take place June 11, 7 p.m., at Grangeville High School. GHS students Marissa Kennedy and McKenzie Kennedy and Prairie Junior Senior High School students Faith Uhlenott and Madison Ulmer will all compete for a variety of scholarships including scholastic, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.

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Wayne James to serve as 2016 Border Days grand marshal

“I’m so honored – I never thought I’d be chosen for this,” James smiled from his 200-plus acre ranch on the outskirts of Grangeville. “But, to be honest, I do have the family history for it.”

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