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Peggy Parks recently spent four days in Boise visiting with her daughter, Meg Donahue, and with former Challis resident Louise Bullock. While in the Treasure Valley, Peggy also attended a Media Network Idaho High School Awards Luncheon.A host of Challis fans spent Friday evening in Corvallis, Montana, where they enjoyed taking in a Babe Ruth ...

Mountain Transitions

May Day outing. Ratta-tap tap; ratta tap tap. Tap... tap... silence. Repeat...The wood was hard, dead. Cottonwoods and aspens grew along the creek and, as is normal, some of them were dead. My waking mind decided that it was tall, a cottonwood. The bird, a woodpecker certainly, had found a resonance point, a place that would make the most noise - ...

Good old days of Custer County
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGOMay 4, 1989When budget time comes around, the School District 181 strips down to the bare bones in an attempt to eliminate all the "extras."This year the budget crunch eliminated two teachers' salaries...Superintendent Bob Lisonbee explained that the reduction in force... "will definitely help our financial ...

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