“This is very unusual for us to have this many guests – I have never seen this in my five years on the board,” stated Dave Green, chair of Syringa Hospital board, at the regular meeting Monday, July 28. More than 40 people – including hospital administrators, board members and staff — attended the meeting.
Syringa Clinic has a familiar face in a new provider. Jan Rehder-Jungert was recently hired and will work in the clinic part time.
The 2014 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 26, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena with 34 4-H members participating in the show to complete their 4-H projects. Judges for the show were Bobbie Chambers of Cottonwood and Kim Bixby of Grangeville. Jill VonBargen of Nezperce was the trail class judge.
Grab a lunch and head over to the local museum for Grangeville’s Brown Bag program starting Wednesday, Aug. 6, and running through Sept. 24.
Olympian Pikus-Pace visits Grangeville, thanks locals for their part in her success.
The first two weeks Grangeville Summer Concert Series have come and gone with large crowds gathering in Pioneer Park each week.
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The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly meeting on July 24th in The Gallery, commencing at noon. Carla Wilkins, LCSC Outreach Coordinator, will inform about what programs are available and what the Outreach Center can do for business.
Hot weather, good food, friends and family – it must have been Border Days.
“A Southfork Celebration” is the theme for Stites Days Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.
Grab the lawn chairs and picnic basket and make your way to the Pioneer (City) Park this Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m.
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Activities run through to Saturday concert
Cut ‘em loose with the 103rd annual Border Days celebration that begins today, July 2, and runs through Friday, July 4. In addition, a country music concert is set for July 5.
Shelves are bare and people are in need. That’s the biggest news for Camas Prairie Food Bank.
Long says wreck gave her ‘clear direction’
Twenty years ago the future was very uncertain for Shelby Long.
Born and raised in Canfield on the Doumeq Plains above the Salmon River across from White Bird, Alfred J. “Al” McCulley grew up in a large family.
June 10 forever changed the lives of Jeremiah and Jenna Crane. Jeremiah, a 1995 graduate of Grangeville High School and 1999 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, was caring for his 4-month-old son, Isaac, when the infant became unresponsive. Jeremiah revived him and the family went to children’s hospital where Isaac was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia.
Hot topics include main entry, helipad
A covered drive-through entrance, the loss of longtime trees and a helipad designation were the main hot topics at a June 12 Syringa Hospital meeting.
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Kim Bixby is the May employee of the month for St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.
“My little sister came and grabbed my arm when we were at the park and she said, ‘Come on! It’s important! Come see!’ and I was like, ‘I will in a minute!’ but she dragged me over there,” said an animated Ruth Smith in Mrs. Denham’s classroom, May 21.
Students are state winners
What’s an eCybermission? Ask several Grangeville Elementary Middle School eighth graders in Mrs. Bea Edwards’ class and they just might have an interesting and enthusiastic answer.
County residents interested in the future of Syringa Hospital and Clinics are invited to a town hall meeting set for Thursday, June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center on the truck route.
“We are really excited for this event and think for our first year we are doing great,” said Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie program co-chair Kim Johnson.
Fizz! Boom! Read! It’s time for a summer full of reading fun at Grangeville Centennial Library.
Three students will graduate at the top of Grangeville High School’s class of 2014: Alex Nuttman is valedictorian while Alexanderia Rockwell and Phillip Walters will serve as salutatorians.
Clearwater Valley High School will honor valedictorian Adrianne Nuxoll and salutatorian Ana Pauley at its class of 2014 graduation Friday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Summit Academy will host its graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. Michael Waters is the class valedictorian and salutatorian is Rachel Frei.
“At CenturyLink, our vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities,” said Jim Schmidt, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Idaho and southeast Oregon.
“It’s a good thing to learn to give back,” said Katrena Foltz Hauger.
“I’m not having babies until I’m ready,” said eighth grader Nikki Parks as she lugged a child carrier into her evening dance class. “This is getting old.”
Prairie High School will honor its top 2014 graduates at its ceremony set for Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.
Kamiah High School honored its top two students for 2014 at its graduation ceremony, which was held Saturday, May 24.
Unofficial Tuesday night election results have Abbie Hudson as the Republican pick for Idaho County Treasurer over incumbent Deanna Hall. In regional school levy votes, patrons in districts 242, 243 and 244 were across the board in approving these requests. Bond measures in both Stites and White Bird passed voter approval.
What happens when friends try to think of a way to help someone in need? A unique – and fairly wet – way of raising funds.
Grangeville Country Club’s kitchen and pro shop are under new management with a familiar face.
Steve Fugate has logged more than 36,000 miles by foot in the past 15 years. “I was on my first walk along the Appalachian Trail when I got the news I lost my son … to suicide,” Fugate said. He stopped at Big Dan’s Barbershop where Dan Gautney cut his hair last Thursday, May 15.
Voters head to the polls to decide contested races, as well as school district levies, in the upcoming May 20 primary elections.
The heart of rock and roll is still beating in … Grangeville. “That’s right, one-two-three-four, turn right, foot pound, shimmy, shimmy,” said Kathy Stefani as more than 20 students ...
When Renee Stevens began working with her church’s youth she helped in many different areas. This volunteer effort led her to believe there is more adults can do to protect kids.
Grangeville Community Foundation hosted its first Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award celebration at The Gallery May 1.
Keith Evans was presented a plaque by Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes Thursday, May 8, for his seven years on the school board.
Food opportunities in White Bird just got a little bit brighter. Steve and Lynn Kernutt opened “Lonnie’s Corner Deli” last week. The business is located on Main Street to the right of the stop sign upon entering town.
Patrons will go to the election booths May 20 to help keep Mountain View School District 244’s programs on tap for the 2014-15 school year. The levy request of $2,663,246 remains at exactly the same amount as last year, which will leave taxpayers coming up with the same amount which is a little more than $3 per thousand of assessed value after homeowner’s exemption. For example, a person whose home is valued at $100,000 would pay approximately $300 for the year.
“I’ve been looking for a part-time job for 10 years and an opportunity finally came up,” smiled Holly Cox of Grangeville.
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More than 76,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance through Your Health Idaho during the state’s first open enrollment period. Although open enrollment wrapped up at the end of March, Idahoans who experience significant changes in their lives may qualify for a special enrollment period. Call 1-855-YH-Idaho.
Sts. Peter and Paul School will be tops in technology now thanks to a recent grant. School officials applied to the E. L. Wiegand Foundation for funds to help update computers and additional technology at the Sts. Peter and Paul School.
“I think being rodeo queen really boosted my self-confidence,” said 1996 Grangeville High School graduate, Amy Aiken Farris. “I was never afraid to try and once I got past the fear of public speaking ... well, let’s just say I am not afraid to talk anymore,” laughed the now-wife of Jeff Farris and mother of two.
Mike Kinsley of Grangeville recently finished on-line schooling to prepare him for this new phase in his life as an appliance repairman.
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Meet The Tribune night will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant. This is a chance for people to come out and speak their minds and meet the gang. On hand will be Butch Alford, Nathan Alford, Marty Trillhaase, Craig Clohessy (city editor) and Grangeville’s own Kathy Hedberg. Stop in, visit with the Trib people and have them buy you a cup of coffee.
An undertaking started more than a decade ago is coming to full fruition. The Patriots Wall at the Harpster Community Building will be dedicated May 18 and now includes the names of Harpster area veterans from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict. “This was started by Don and Esther Morrow in 2002,” explained community volunteer Jan Adams.
Local high school students recently competed at the state level in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) at Boise.