It's Your Business
Have you seen the 2015 Get Acquainted special section published by the Idaho County Free Press and Shopper? You should have received your copy inserted in today’s Shopper.
“The story was disagreeable to me,” said Thelma Landes. “Just a totally different lifestyle than mine.” “Really? I connected with the main character and really got a kick out of him,” said Sally Nolan.
Following months of discussion amongst themselves and with community members and other organizations, Syringa Hospital’s board of trustees made its first official action concerning a helipad on Grangeville’s Main Street.
A deli-owning Romeo and Juliet? An unsuspecting, dreamer of a King Arthur? How about a female Sherlock Holmes or a city-wise, scratchy voiced Daae in the Phantom of the Opera?
Eagles have hand in many community efforts: Organization donates $1,000 to Grangeville Mountain Rescue
Grangeville Eagles and Aerie 539 were busy Monday, Feb. 2, doing what they do best: Giving back to the community. The lodge was able to give $1,000 to Grangeville Mountain Rescue (GMR).
“I’ve always felt like Oscar’s was in my family – even after my family didn’t own it anymore,” said Mike Asker. Asker’s parents, Bill and Bonnie Asker, owned and managed Oscar’s for years and then sold it to the Pearsons who were friends of the family. Two years ago it sold to friend Tom Sommers. “It became evident that Tom wasn’t really a restaurateur,” Asker said. “It all came about kind of suddenly but I made the decision Oscar’s needed rescuing.”
Jennifer Pollan and friends will be walking for a cause near and dear to her on Feb. 21.
It's Your Business
Grangeville Arts’ Annual Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Gallery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person and will include a sushi bar, Asian inspired soups and salads and edamame. Reservations are recommended with limited seating available. Call 983-2595.
A variety of would-be travelers set up stations at Centennial Evangelical Free Church last week and shared about faraway places.
Loss of SRS funds a $1.2M blow to MVSD
It’s no secret the end of SRS (Secure Rural Schools) funds will have a large impact on rural schools, but just how dramatic this picture will be is déjà vu for Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244.
‘Circuit Breaker’ could save some as much as $1,320
Could you qualify for a reduction in Idaho property taxes? According to AARP research, just less than half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for this discount.
SRS funding loss will also affect Cottonwood Joint School District 242 in a big way, according to superintendent Rene Forsmann.
While Idaho County made great strides in the economic and business sectors in 2014, many challenges lie ahead for the coming year. “The most pressing economic issues for Idaho County in 2015 include housing, workforce and commercial real estate,” said Melissa Bryant, economic development specialist with Ida-Lew Economic Development Council, Inc.
Twenty or even 10 years back, three-dimensional printing may have seemed like the subject of science fiction novels. Grey’s Anatomy fans may have seen medical implements made on a 3D printer on the show at the Seattle Grace Hospital in recent years. That type of printing is no longer simply a fantasy.
Those who are interested in selling their wares at the Grangeville Farmers’ Market this year, or would like to meet some of the vendors who already sell, are invited to stop by the Soltman Center in Grangeville, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital, this Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.
It was a frigid night three weeks ago when Grangeville Veterinary assistant Gay Stuck stepped out of the office to run to the store, returning a few minutes later.
A regional essay contest made way for Grangeville Elementary Middle School social studies teacher Betty Nafziger to open a new historical chapter for her eighth grade students.
Idaho County Free Press and Shopper advertisers may have noticed a new face – or voice on the phone – at the shop. Ashley DeRamus joined the staff in November. She was hired as a sales representative and will be selling advertising space and advising local business owners on designing ads.
“I did not enjoy the book at all,” said Kristin Frish of Cottonwood...
Jeniann Bowers and her daughter, KayCee K., are trying hard to turn a love of reading and writing into a full-time business.
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
A familiar face will take a place on the Syringa Board of Trustees.
Grangeville Centennial Library hosted its weekly preschool story hour Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme was pet day and children attending were able to pet a ferret, puppy and this turtle.
It was all sixth and seventh graders in the annual Grangeville Elementary Middle School Geography Bee Jan. 15 at GEMS.
“I am so excited to give back in this way – I am passionate about education,” said Julia York of Elk City. York was recently appointed as the new trustee for Mountain View School District 244, zone 2, who replaces Randy Bartlett who moved out of the zone.
Baby takes flight for life on birth day
Ashlynn Shanae Moore and T.J. Rhoades were surprised to learn their daughter was Idaho County’s first baby of 2015. They were even more surprised at the events that followed their daughter’s birth.
A silver thaw of slippery frost and freezing rain covered the branches of bushes, trees and objects Saturday morning, Jan. 10, such as on this rosebush on Mount Idaho Grade Road.
American Legion Post 37 out of Grangeville stopped by Grangeville High School Monday morning...
You could say that 4-H is in Mary Schmidt’s blood. Recently, that bloodline became a little stronger as Schmidt was inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame and was honored at a fall event in Lewiston. She was nominated by Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman.
What’s better than a partnership that utilizes every available asset? Not much. Syringa Auxiliary Thrift Store in Grangeville recently partnered with St. Vincent De Paul industries out of Lewiston/Clarkston to help make use of all its donations.
Prairie High School senior Holli Uhlorn had a different Thanksgiving than ever before. She spent the day traveling and a week away from family to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.
Supt. Stokes would like more local control
For Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes, it’s all about local control. Or at least it should be. “I don’t believe the lawmakers in Boise know what’s best for our rural schools and I would like to see local control,” Stokes said.
Reading program to focus on modern rural west
Chase those winter blues by grabbing a book and discussing it with a group of peers.
What lies in wait for Cottonwood’s Joint School District 242 for 2015 depends much on the State of Idaho.
Recently, Idaho has been named in more than one poll as in the top three states for volunteering.
Tolo Lake outside of Grangeville seemed to be frozen clear across on Jan. 2 as the sun shone through the clouds during a 25 degrees temperature spike that day
If Idaho County is any indication, then it’s no surprise that the State of Idaho was recently ranked third (in a tie with Kansas) for “most charitable.”
Students remember sixth-grade class
Thirty years ago, four sixth-grade students in Mr. Pete Lane’s class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School were caught on camera learning to do CPR.
Concrete was poured last week at Syringa Hospital’s main entrance in the next step of this ongoing renovation. The project started earlier this year as part of a multi-phase remodel and renovation of the hospital utilizing funds bequeathed by the Orrin Webb family.
New toys, old favorites make kids’ Christmas lists through decades
Do your grandkids’ Christmas lists contain things you can’t even pronounce? When you read the Letters to Santa section are you dumbfounded over what kids are asking for? What’s a Wubble? A Wii? A Furreal Friend?
Sts. Peter and Paul School students were busy practicing their annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 17, for that evening’s performance. Pictured are (L-R) shepherds Tristen Beeson, Parker Garman and Dylan Miller.
In Idaho, 53 percent of families with young children are low-income. This is the fourth-highest among all states and above the national average of 45 percent. Idaho also has the second-highest rate of poverty among families in which all resident parents work. This is from the recently published Idaho Kids Count Report.
Physician and nursing shortages are nothing new in rural areas.
Grammy Awards aren’t just for the rich and famous. Grangeville High School’s band is one of 120 schools nationwide up for a Grammy.
“This is an opportunity for us to remember our loved ones who have passed on in a very meaningful way,” said Dr. Danny Griffis.
Grangeville High School basketball cheerleaders (L-R) Jennifer Hodges, Katelynn Robinson, Marissa Kennedy, Ashley Bradley and Anastasia Bearden were on hand Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Eagles Aerie to help wrap gifts.
Scared, young and full of dreams, Robert and Linda Nida embarked upon a new business venture in 1984. Thirty years later, that business is still a staple on Main Street.
Local volunteers sought to ring Salvation Army bell, collect funds: Kettle drive money stays in community
The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign has begun ringing their bells in Grangeville.
Three local students have been named winners in a First Amendment essay contest.
Enter the Enchanted Woodland Holiday this week as Syringa Hospital Foundation’s 21st annual Festival of Trees (FOT) event finds a new home for 2014.