Pierce Weippe news - Brandi

Jennifer Billups, former Pierce/Weippe News correspondent for the Clearwater Tribune and employee at the Pierce Community Center (right), hands the keys to the Community Center over to Brandy Dennison (left). Jennifer has moved, and Brandy is taking her place as the correspondent for the paper and at the Community Center.

The Pierce Community Center would like to say thank you to Jennifer Billups for all her years of dedicated service to not only our Community Center, but to our community as well. She will be deeply missed while she is away with family.

While we welcome our new manager, Brandy Denison, we want to also let everyone know of a slight change to the Community Center hours. Hours are now; Mon-Thurs 4-8 p.m. and Friday’s 1-6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Please note we are not open at 3 p.m., but 4 p.m. instead, which is the same time the bus arrives after school.The adjustment to our business hours is to allow Brandy to get from Timberline to Pierce where she is employed as well.

We ask if your child is not feeling well that they stay home. If a child comes in with runny nose, fever or coughing they will be sent home immediately. We will be doing our best to keep the Center sanitized and encouraging social distancing as outlined by Idaho Health Dept.

Please call the Center with any questions about rental needs you might have (208)464-2443. The Community Center wants to also remind everyone of the 41st annual Holiday Bazaar coming up in November and tables are still a first come, first serve basis. You can call, email, or message Brandy or the Community Center face book page with any questions.

They also want to make sure you DON’T FORGET TO VOTE YES FOR PCC IN THE November Election!! For the first time the Community Center and Pool with be requesting the community’s support of a bond to replace the old boilers and roof.

Without the passing of the bond, the community center may not be able to reopen the pool next summer. So please go out and vote in favor the bond to help our Community Center and Pool.

A reminder, Progressive Jiu-Jitsu of Idaho is holding classes at the Pierce Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Kids ages five and up are welcome. Cost is $35 per month, $50 for two family members. Please call Beth Britz for more info at (208)827-4949 or the Pierce Community Center at (208)464-2443. There is still room for anyone interested in joining.

Deyo Reservoir located in Weippe will only have camping/RV spots available through mid-October and then will be closed for the winter, so be sure to contact them to make sure they are still open this time of year when making plans to visit the camp ground area.

The park itself will still be open for day use. Go to www.weippe.com to reserve a camp space and pay by PayPal or by credit/debit card. If you have any questions please call 208-435-4058 and leave a message and someone will get back to you soon.

Open to the public Pool Tournaments! Wednesday nights are at 5 p.m. at the Elkhorn in Weippe, Fridays 6 p.m. at Miss Lily’s in Pierce and Saturdays, 7 p.m. at The Timber Inn in Pierce. Come join in the fun!

Results for last week are as follows; Miss Lilly’s, Alan Mee in first place, Jake Jared in second, and Ted Smith was third; The Timber Inn, Mike Crocker took first place, Kathy Wilson-Dill followed with second and Matthew Hagele was in third and full to be had by all. There were no results posted for the Elk Horn at the time of submission for the paper.

Timberline Schools

The Spartan’s away football game against the Kendrick Tigers was a good one, unfortunately it was not in our boy’s favor that night but did not stop them from giving it their all. You will get them next time boys.

The boys will be at LC this Friday, Oct. 16 with start time at 7 p.m.

There was an amazing turn out for the girls’ Volleyball game which was also their dig for a cure game. There was a whole lot of support and pink that showed up to our Black and Gold campus, way to go Timberline. The girls will play Oct. 15 in Grangeville, the game is set to start at 6 p.m. for our Spartan Ladies.

FAFSA Night at Timberline High School (THS), Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. seniors and parents are invited to attend FAFSA in the THS Library. Please bring 2018 & 2019 tax returns. Ice cream will be provided!

With colder temperatures finally arriving here, please remember to make sure your children are dressed for the new weather conditions with warmer coats and appropriate outside accessories for recess.

Idaho Youth

ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)


The Academy just wants to continue to remind everyone and anyone who may have missed their posts on their social media page or prior announcements in the paper.

Graduation for class 20-2 will be a bit different than a normal graduation ceremony due to the COVID-19 issues. IDYCA will hold an online graduation event that will be live streamed from the Academy’s Facebook page on Friday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Only staff and Cadets will be able to attend.

The Deputy Director, Melissa Brouwers has advised that parents DO NOT need to travel to Pierce to pick up their Cadet after the class completion. Cadets will be transported to regional locations where their families will pick them up in keeping with the practices of safety for all involved.

Closed campus remains on going for Class 20-2 which means extremely limited activities so, we encourage all our supporters to send snail mail to the Cadets. Any events, news, or information you would like to share in the Clearwater Tribune under the Pierce/Weippe news, please be sure to contact Brandy Denison by social media or email at mrsfs24@gmail.com prior to the deadline on Monday to make the following Wednesday paper.

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