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KAMIAH — At the June 21 regular meeting of the Kamiah Joint School District 304 trustees, all trustees attended, with Damon Keen participating virtually. Krissy Lamont, the leadership development and member services director of the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) also attended the meet…

Free food will be available to children this summer thanks to Mountain View School District’s participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 1 to 18, without charge and without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Meals wi…

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Reporter’s Note: This story was written following the board meeting May 17 and prior to the failed levy vote May 18. With the levy not passing, it is possible COVID-19 funds may be utilized in different areas, as needed, and as guidelines allow. — lp

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Clearwater Valley junior high and high school students worked on various outdoor projects around the school grounds as part of Ram Pride Day, the last Friday, June 4, of the school year. The day included a lunch contributed by the Vest Foundation, cooked by school staff and Superintendent To…

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KOOSKIA — “I want to be clear, for the record, these are not bonuses, correct?” trustee Katie Matthews asked at the May 17 Mountain View School District board meeting.

GRANGEVILLE — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Grangeville awarded $500 scholarships to five 2021 high school graduates in Idaho County. Receiving this year’s scholarships were: Andrew Douglas, Nezperce; Kaleigh Clark, Grangeville; Devon Wentland and Chase Hunter, Weippe; and Jordyn Pottenge…

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Members of the Kamiah High School Class of 2021 lined up in the library, waiting for graduation commencement to start last Friday, May 28. The KHS gymnasium was packed to capacity that evening to recognize the achievements of the 27 graduates honored that evening. 

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GRANGEVILLE — After nearly two hours of tense discussion that included raised voices and frustration, the Mountain View School District 244 board voted 4-1 to run a reduced levy in August, this time for $2.2 million.

The Kamiah Head Start early childhood education program held an outdoor graduation last Wednesday, May 27. In a reverse parade, students donned cap and gown, stood along the roadside with their family and a homemade sign with their name. Supporters, including the Kamiah fire truck and ambula…

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Tuesday night, May 18, was a time for some locals to rejoice while others were left lamenting voters’ decisions. While levies passed in neighboring Cottonwood and Salmon River districts, Mountain View School District 244 did not fare so well.

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KOOSKIA — “All of our planning and trying to pass the levy has been successfully thwarted by Mr. Smith,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske spoke to the board, including trustee Smith, at the May 17 meeting.

KOOSKIA — On Tuesday May 18, eight Clearwater Valley High School students campaigned for an Associated Student Body (ASB) position. There were five offices up for election, two of which were contested. Gunnar Anderberg was elected ASB president, Rayne Martinez was elected ASB vice president,…

A Saturday evening fund-raising event benefited the Clearwater Valley High School football team. A total 32 participants turned out for the alumni game basketball event May 8 that raised more than $1,200. The final score was Odd Years 116, Even Years 115. Stormy Wyman won both the Dunk Conte…

KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley Junior-Senior High School has been busy as the school year winds down. During the weekend, the tennis and track teams competed at districts. The tennis team placed as follows: Josh Francis took first place in boys singles, Gabe Kirish took second place in boys sin…

The Kamiah Education Foundation purchased the above book carts for Mrs. Winterringer’s third grade classroom. She said these carts allow for better organization of books, reducing the amount of time students spend looking for a good book, and increasing the amount of time they spend actively…

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KAMIAH — The Kamiah High School choir engaged an animated audience of 80-plus family members, friends and school staff with their Seasons of Music show last Monday, April 26. Despite attempts at performances earlier in the school year, this was the first in-person show of the school year due…

Sales of plants, four-inch pots and hanging baskets to be at Clearwater Valley High School Greenhouse. Four-inch pots are $2.50 and hanging baskets are $20. Sales are Wednesday thru Friday, May 5-7, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday, May 10 and 11, noon t…

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GRANGEVILLE — “I’m forcing your hand — I just need you to tell me tonight what to do with it, how to proceed,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske told board trustees April 19.

GREENCREEK — After a year off due to COVID-19, the annual Camas Prairie Area Farm and Forestry Fair was in full swing Thursday, April 22.

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Kamiah Elementary School’s second and third graders competed in the annual spelling bee recently. First-place winners are November Jesse (second grade) and Leona Guffy (third grade, not pictured). Runners-up are Mytaya Lopez (second grade) and Michael Hellickson (third grade).

Kamiah Elementary School students earned 74 bags of cotton candy for the month of March. The kids were challenged to get 15 Accelerated Reader points for one month. Most Elementary books are worth 0.5 points, so, for the most part, kids were reading and testing on 30 books to get their prize…