Updated July 24, 2014
5 vie for 2015 Fair Royalty
There are 5 young ladies this year vying to be a part of the 2015 Idaho County Fair Royalty. . . .
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School Board meets
The school board held their annual meeting in conjunction with the regular July meeting Monday, July 21. . . .
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NICI to celebrate 40 years
The North Idaho Correctional Institute will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on Thursday, August 7 . . .
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Far out space fun
Summer reading participants joined in with volunteers this week to explore SPACE! . . .
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August events for Tri-Parish Youth
August 4th-7th- painting the new OMG youth room from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  All High School youth and Jr. High youth are invited to share their artistic talents in painting our new youth room in the evening at the Parish office in the basement. . . .
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Benefit concert set for Saturday
There will be a Senior Center Benefit Concert this Saturday, July 26 at the Ferdinand Gym in Ferdinand, Idaho. . . .
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Cover crop tour set for Tuesday
The Prairie Area Cover Crop Tour is slated for Tuesday, July 29. . . .
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Corrections to have career fairs
The Idaho Department of Correction is holding hiring events at the Idaho Department of Labor’s local offices in Orofino and Lewiston at the end of July for correctional officers to work at the prison in Orofino. . . .
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County Democrats meet in Cottonwood
Monday, July 14, over twenty Idaho County Democrats met at the Wolf Track Tasting Room in Cottonwood. . . .
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Senators introduce Idaho County Gun Range bill
U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo today introduced the Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act in the United States Senate. This bill would convey 31 acres belonging to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Idaho County for a gun range. . . .
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Prairie Football and Basketball schedules
On this page are the 2014-15 football and boys basketball schedules for Prairie High School. . . .
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Volleyball and Basketball schedules
On this page  are the volleyball and girls basketball schedules for the 2014-15 seasons. . . .
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The candidates for 2015 Idaho County Fair Royalty are from left, Laina Sonnen of Cottonwood, Madison Ulmer of Kooskia, Brooke Eades of Kamiah, Jolene Chmelik of Grangeville and Lauren Goldman of Grangeville. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Fire Service helicopter is shown just taking off from St. Mary’s Hospital on July 16th.  The hospital helipad has been very busy the last couple of weeks. Photo by Collette Schaeffer. Click on the photo for a  larger view..

Thirteen students completed the 2014 Safe Sitter class which is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital.  SMH has been sponsoring this class for twenty years.  The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. Photo provided by Cheri Holthaus. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Cottonwood Saddliers 4H Making the Most of Me group had a great time listening to Olympic Medalist and Inspirational speaker  Noelle Pikus-Pace Monday at the Grangeville City Park. Bottom row Alli Geis and Miranda Klapprich  Middle row Chloe Rowland, Anna Kaschmitter, Taylor Riener, Halle Klapprich, Eve Uhlenkott, and Olivia Klapprich Top row Tara Klapprich and Noelle Pikus-Pace. Photo contributed by Tara Klapprich. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Kymmer Keller, Senior Citizen treasurer Hilda Nuttman and Senior Citizen president Agnes Forsman hold the banner for the Benefit Concert set for Ferdinand this Saturday, July 26. See article above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Idaho Junior Chamber International Senate installed new officers this past weekend at their annual campout at Three Rivers Resort at Lowell. At left is outgoing state president Dave Branson of Nezperce with incoming state president Mike Nuxoll of Cottonwood. The JCI Senate is made up of former Jaycee members who were awarded Senator status by their Jaycee chapters for outstanding service while in the Jaycees. Alex Irby of Orofino was installed as vice-president with Hap Hilbish of Coeur d’Alene as treasurer, Greg Wherry of Cottonwood as secretary and Keith Gabriel of Boise as chaplain. Branson will serve as chairman of the board. The officers were installed by Region IX national vice-president Angie Struttman of Seattle. Click on the photo for a larger view.

A CenturyLink worker was making some repairs on the phone tower in Cottonwood Monday. The worker can be seen at the right of the larger dish. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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