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  • Margaret Calland-Fine, former logging camp “flunkey”
    After leaving her family’s small farm in Grangemont in 1939, Margaret Calland came to the big city of Orofino to finish high school. She was able to stay with her aunt and uncle, Claire and Tim Edwards on Michigan Avenue.

  • Reinstatement of Dworshak challenged with reduced staff, services
    A revised plan for keeping all (30) state parks open was voted upon Feb. 25 by the Idaho Parks and Recreation Board (IDPR).

  • Special school board meeting Tuesday, March 9
    A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of District 171 has been called for Tuesday, March 9, at 5 p.m. at Orofino High School Library. The location is 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino.

  • Candidacy filing deadline set for Clearwater County election
    Six Clearwater County offices are up for election in May. Persons wishing to run for a county public office in the forthcoming election May 25 must file a Declaration of Candidacy offices with the Clearwater County Clerk’s Office between March 8 and no later than 5 p.m. on March 19.

  • Circuit Breaker Property Tax Reduction sign up
    The Clearwater County Assessor’s Office announces you may now sign up for the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Reduction Program sponsored by the State of Idaho.

  • Hospital chimes announce twins' birth
    Double chimes were played at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane early Tuesday morning to announce the arrival of the Howland twins, Braylon Michael and Kaden Darold Howland sons of Bryan and Ashley (Stanton) Howland of Lewiston.

  • David Klinkenberg performs March 11 at final Community Concert
    Don’t miss the final performance of the Clearwater Community Concert 2010 season Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. It’s bound to bring a smile to your face and joy to your ears.

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet March 20
    The Orofino Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be holding a fund raiser event Saturday, March 20 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

  • Food Bank in Orofino March 15
    The monthly food bank will be held at the National Guard Armory, Hwy 12 on Monday, March 15.

  • Employee of the Week
    Ryan Meeks at Subway was nominated as Employee of the Week.

  • Chicken Bingo, anyone?
    The Class of 2010 invites everyone in the community to help them raise funds for their after graduation party with a very fun idea: Chicken Bingo.

  • Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department offering $250 reward
    The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department is investigating damage to a parked vehicle on Highway 11 across from the Timberline High School in the early morning of Friday, Feb. 19.

  • $500 reward for missing county road signs
    A $500 reward is being offered by Clearwater County for the successful prosecution of anyone accused of illegally removing Clearwater County road signs.

  • Clearwater County Republican Committee meets March 8
    The Clearwater County Republican Central Committee will have its monthly meeting at Dr. Harpers meeting room, 10620 Hwy. 12 (Riverside) Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

  • Update for “Pennies for the Past”
    As the second week of the penny drive for the Museum comes to an end, we are pleased to report the following: I was contacted by Lyn Anderson, from our local Kiwanis Club and she informed me that this was a project that the “K-Kids” would like to help with.

  • SMHC plans for Colorectal Cancer Awareness month
    On June 26, in 2005 Ruth May was diagnosed with colon cancer.  She was 56 years old.

  • Greener Clearwater County update
    This winter has been busy for members of Greener Clearwater County (GCC). The recycling trailer located in the parking lot of the Nazarene church on Michigan Avenue is proving to be very popular.

  • Local students win U.N. competition
    Four area high school students competed Feb. 21 for the annual U.N. Pilgrimage for Youth program sponsored by the local Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges. Only two out of five local schools had representation at the competition.

  • Clearwater County receives conservation funding
    A decision on keeping Dworshak State Park open or not, will be made in a teleconference meeting scheduled today, Thursday, Feb. 25.

  • Four new Verizon Wireless cell sites in Clearwater County
    Four new Verizon Wireless cell sites in Clearwater County are now active. The sites will enable improved coverage from Highway 12 west of Ahsahka, south to Orofino, east to Konkolville and pushing north along Grangemont Road, according to a press release issued by Verizon Wireless.

  • Local artist gives to ICARE, ‘Golden Dreams’
    Coleen has chosen to put ‘him’ in a raffle for the ICARE (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort) project benefiting people in the Clearwater River area.

  • Show and Shine meeting Tuesday, March 9
    The next regular business meeting for the Orofino Show & Shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) is scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 9, at 7 p.m.  Meeting location is at the Orofino High School Shop in Orofino.

  • One arrested for possession
    Lena M. Barazza, 21, of Orofino was arrested Feb. 25 for possession-related charges, according to Orofino Police Department (OPD).

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