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Warbirds return Print E-mail

Warbird Weekend returns this Saturday and Sunday

     The third annual Warbird Weekend, featuring historic aircraft, plane flights, aviation exhibits and related events, will commence this Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, at the Idaho County Airport.

     Free to the public, the annual event recognizes the role of aviation in Idaho County's history and highlights the airport—located in Grangeville—as an economic development hub as well as a gateway to outdoor recreation in north central Idaho.

     Both days feature self-guided aircraft tours starting at 8 a.m., ending at 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday; as well as an on-site breakfast offered from 8-11 a.m. by The Twisted Cellar.

     Among the featured aircraft planning to attend this year include the 1943 Fairchild PT26, Nanchang CJ6, T-6 Trainer, 1950 Vance AFB T-28 and Vance T-28 C Model, Harpoon PV-2 bomber and a Calidus Autogyro. Organizers are also working on bringing in additional historic aircraft.

     An event favorite for Saturday only, Young Eagles free flights for youth ages 8-17, will start at 8 a.m. S7-10-14--warbird-weekend---nanchang-cj61ponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, the flights will be first-come, first-served. Parent or guardian permission is required for participation. Kids can also participate in the pilot dress-up contest at noon.

     Saturday events kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m., benefitting the Quilts of Valor. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem, presentation of colors and honoring of veterans. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., (including ice cream, beer and wine) from The Twisted Cellar.

     On site, visitors can tour the U.S. Forest Service Grangeville Air Center smokejumper facility. Tours are also being conducted of the Anderson Aeromotive facility, off U.S. Highway 95, an internationally recognized business in repair and rebuilding of radial aircraft engines.

     Among the day's events include a Civil Air Patrol aircraft display and exhibit, Idaho Army National Guard obstacle course and equipment exhibit, tourism and recreation presentations, and exhibits of remote control airplanes and historical aviation. From noon-3 p.m., the Bicentennial Historical Museum on North College Street will be showing the World War I aviation movie, Flyboys.

     Sunday events again offer aircraft tours and flights for purchase from 8 a.m.-noon, and breakfast from 8-11 a.m.

     For more information contact coordinator, Melisa Bryant, at (208) 983-8302, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warbirdweekend.idaho.

The Nanchang CJ6 Trainer are two of many featured aircraft that will be making an appearance at the annual Warbird Weekend at Grangeville July 12-13. Contributed photo

 
Making memories in Nezperce Print E-mail

Prairie Days this weekend in Nezperce

     Fun for the whole family is waiting for you this weekend during the annual Nezperce Prairie Day celebration.

     "Making Memories...Fun at the Park" kicks off Friday, July 11 and continues through Sunday, July 13. There's plenty to do for all ages. Events range from an ice cream social and sidewalk chalk art contest to bingo, softball tournament and street dance featuring The Fabulous Kingpins, just to name a few.

     For information on the men's softball tournament Friday and Saturday contact Adam Keith at (208) 816-6138.

     Sunday will feature jackpot roping at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact Roy Hill at (208) 983-5648.

     The following is a list of events.

Friday, July 11

(Friday events will be held at Lions Park.)

5 p.m. – Auction items available for viewing

5 p.m. – Live music

5 p.m. – Ice cream social

6 p.m. – Barbecue pork dinner

7 p.m. – Live auction followed by more live music

Saturday, July 12

7-10 a.m. – Breakfast (Lions Park)

8 a.m. – Fun Run/Walk (Lions Park)

8-10 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest (Lions Park)

9 a.m. – Information booth opens (Downtown)

9-11 a.m. – Nezperce Historical Museum open (701 5th Avenue)

10 a.m. – Parade line up (Main Street)

10:45 a.m. – Kiddie parade (Main Street)

11 a.m. – Prairie Day Parade (Main Street)

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Library open (tours and family historic exhibits)

11:45 a.m. – Bungee jumpin'/kiddie rides/dunk tank (Lions Park)

Noon-7:30 p.m. – Legion Beer Garden (Legion Hall)

12:30-3 p.m. - Music in the park

1-5 p.m. – Bingo (Eller Building)

3 p.m. – Button drawing (information booth)

3:30 p.m. – Kid's games and races (Lions Park)

5-7 p.m. – Legion Sausage Feed (Legion Hall)

6 p.m.–midnight – Street Dance (Main Street)

Sunday, July 13

10:30 a.m. – Jackpot Roping

 
Bodies recovered from river Print E-mail

Fatal accident claims two on Lochsa River

     A Boise woman and a two-year-old boy died after the vehicle they were in crashed into the Lochsa River near Lowell on July 2.

     Talia Rushing, 22, and Layton Hallmark, 2, were in a 2003 PT Cruiser heading east on Highway 12 at about 3 a.m. Boone Hallmark, 29, of Boise was driving the vehicle when it went off the south edge of the highway after he fell asleep near milepost 97, according to the Idaho State Police.

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Man shot while committing crime Print E-mail

Man arrested for assault, DUI

     Derek Harroun of Lewiston was shot in the foot before being arrested for Aggravated Assault (felony) and Driving Under the Influence (misdemeanor) on July 5. According to a press release from the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Harroun was shot by a civilian during the commission of his crimes.

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