Updated July 26, 2007
Six vie for 2008 Idaho County Fair Royalty
This year there are six young women who will be competing for a place on the 2008 Idaho County Fair Royalty. They are Emily Lerandeau, Chelsea Long and Kayla Lorentz of Cottonwood; Kristine Poxleitner of Keuterville and Katrina Baune and Dana Groom of Grangeville. . . .
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Blood drive falls short of goal
This is a belated report on the July 10 Red Cross Blood drive.   There is some good news and some bad news.  Our goal was 90 usable units of blood.  The good news is that there were 91 donors through the door.  The bad news is that there were 19 donors deferred making a total of 72 usable units. . . .
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Escapaees are recaptured
The Idaho Department of Correction and area law enforcement agencies began searching for two inmates who climbed over a fence and escaped from North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood, Idaho at about 9:15 PM Wednesday, July 18. . . . 
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Lymphodema expert to do presentation
Doris Bevins, PT, a lymphodema expert, will present at a public forum on Monday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the Soltman Center on Main Street.  Bevins is a physical therapist with St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and has worked with patients who have experienced lymphodema. . . .
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Fire restrictions for state of Idaho
As of Friday, July 20, a Stage 1 Fire Restriction prohibited the following acts on all state and private lands within the state of Idaho until the order is rescinded. This is due to a very high fire danger within the state. . . .
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Idaho County receives disaster emergency designation
Continuing hot weather and wildfire activity ravaging forests and rangelands prompted Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to issue “disaster emergency” declarations for five counties on Monday in response to requests from local authorities. . . .
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A Rustic road trip
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society in Craigmont recently went on a tour of the old town site of Rustic, located between Westlake and Cottonwood.  As is the case with many of these old places, there isn’t much left to see, but owner Mark Nuttman treated the group to a guided tour, pointing out the places that he recalled being pointed out to him by his father and grandfather. . . .
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Candidates for 2008 Idaho County Fair Royalty are shown above. Clockwise from upper left are Emily Lerandeau, Chelsea Long, Kayla Lorentz, Dana Groom, Katrina Baune and Kristine Poxleitner.

The current Idaho County Fair Royalty showed their scrapbooks to the candidates for the 2008 royalty at the Royalty Picnic last week at the Fairgrounds. The current Idaho County Fair Royalty showed their scrapbooks to the candidates for the 2008 royalty at the Royalty Picnic last week at the Fairgrounds.

Fair queen Casandra Schaeffer reads to the children at the Summer Reading Program.  Princesses Jennifer Enneking and Bonnie Reilly were there also.  This week is the last week of the Summer Reading Program.  The program will be held in the City Park this week from 1:00 to 3:00. 

The Prairie High School class of 1987 held their 20-year class reunion July 7 at Keuterville. Attending were: front from left-Jennifer (Jungert) Stubbers, Brent Goeckner, Allen Sonnen, Darren Oke, Stacie (Hood) Dinning, Gabe Riener, Denise (Boller) Brando, Shannon Schmidt, Marne (Arnzen) Mullins; Shelley (Duclos) Schwartz, Julie (Schumacher) Orcutt, Sally (Lute) McCrea, Marlie (Lightfield) Crocker and Debbie Wensman. Back from left are Ralph Kehler, Joe Nuxoll, Tom Seubert, Brian Forsmann, Chuck Seubert, Melvin Sonnen, Kurt Riener, Jill (Riener) Linville and Mike Mader. Not pictured are Sheila (Baerlocher) Frei and Kellie (Schussler) Bledsoe. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

The descendants of Herb and Dolores Seubert held the first ever 7S family reunion at the family farm in Cottonwood on July 13th and 14th.  54 members attended and ranged in age from 9 days to 82 years old and traveled from as far away as Japan.  Activities included volleyball, horseshoes, holeyboard, softball, visiting, and eating.  A special treat were the homemade pies made by Dolores.  All are looking forward to the next reunion in two years. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

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