Updated June 24, 2010
School Board meets
The budget for the 2010-2011 school year was approved at the June meeting of the school board Monday, June 21. . . .
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Rehder speaks at national webinar conference
Idaho County Commissioner Jim Rehder was the guest presenter at a Rural Health Works (RHW) grant conference held by the National Association of Counties (NACO). . . .
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Safe Sitter course offered
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 will begin August 3rd.  The classes are from 8:00 to 3:30 both days.   Registration for the two day program, sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital is open until July 16, register early as class size is limited. . . .
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Heart disease and stroke prevention funds received
Both Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals were awarded grants from the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. . . .
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Recycling program awarded grant
Idaho County Recycling was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the Northern Region Greatest Need Fund through the Idaho Community Foundation which assists hundreds of non-profit groups throughout the state. . . .
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Local teachers honored
Idaho Digital Learning honored seven of its outstanding online instructors during its annual Summer Conference today, including two teachers from Region II.  . . .
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Spring Livestock show held
The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 12th at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood. . . .
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Two Boy Scouts honored
On June 9th, 2010 a ceremony was held in Mike Karel and Seth Chaffee’s honor. . . .
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Two Sisters celebrate 50 years
Sisters Placida (Rita) Wemhoff and Carol Ann Wassmuth celebrated fifty years as Benedictines on June 11 at a prayer service with the sisters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
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Third place at Tournament
On this page is a photo of the Mager Bargains Little League team which took third at the league tournament. . . .
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Same day sign up okay
The Camas Prairie Basketball Camp will start Monday, June 28 at the Prairie Middle School gym. . . .
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7 earn straight A's at Summit Academy
Fourth-quarter honor roll recipients at Summit Academy were released this week, with the following students earning one of three honors: . . .
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Construction crews hired by the State Department of Transportation were in town this week putting handicapped ramps on the sidewalk corners along Business 95 that don’t already have them this week. Monday they were ripping out the sidewalk on the southeast and northeast corners at Front and King.

The Richard Jacobs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4902 was presented with numerous National and State awards at their meeting on June 16th. The most prestigious was the “All-State Post” award from the VFW State Commander, Bob Jones. In order to be considered for this award the post must have achieved 100% membership + 5 new or reinstated members, participated in the Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen, and Teacher of the Year programs, be current in all inspections and reports, be active in their community, and support the Buddy Poppy Program. Past Post Commander Ralph Stubbers and Quartermaster Rick W Johnson, both received citations and hats for their efforts in making the Post “All-State”. Shown below are Past Post Commander Ralph Stubbers and Post Commander Jack Uptmor with the “All-State Post” and Division 9, 106.76% Membership Awards. Photos provided by Joe Riener.

Dan Coburn (upper photo) was the guest reader at the summer reading program last Thursday.  The kids from the Center For Discovery joined in the fun.  We also painted cardboard surfboards ( lower photo).  Special thanks to Brock Heath for cutting the surfboards out for us.  43 kids participated in the program which will continue this Thursday.  We'll have a special presentation from the Spaulding Park folks and another fish craft. Hope to see all the kids back at 1:30 on Thursday. Photos by Aleta Coppernoll.

Idaho County Sheriff, Doug Giddings met with the Citizenship Washington Focus 4-H group (CWF) at the May meeting. Doug Giddings explained his role in the county and why the position is elected.  His position is to provide the leadership to uphold the law fairly and firmly in Idaho County. He explained that the motto for the department is Teamwork, Integrety, Excellence (TIE). He went on to explain that the main focus of his duties is a problem-solver within the county. From left are Whitney Sonnen, Brandi Gehring, Lucas Arnzen, Dakota Wilson, Sheriff Doug Giddings, Jackie Mager, Ana Pauly and Hannah Munson. Submitted by CWF Member Hannah Munson

New head Coach for the  Prairie Girls Basketball team, Lori Mader accepts a check from Chris  Kaschmitter in behalf of the Prairie Booster Club. The donation from the Club to the girls basketball program is for the 56 - 3 point shots made in the  2009 - 2010 basketball season.

Melody Frei took this picture of a visitor to their back yard this past Sunday morning on Hogan Street. (The former Jeff Uhling house). She said the moose tore up her backyard and ate all her orange petunias.

Seth Chaffee and Mike Karel hold their Life Scout awards. Photo by Shari Chaffee. See story above left.

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