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Gone Mad [read this free]

Posted on by Ray Brooks / Comments Off on Gone Mad [read this free]

An Old West Murder and Escape By Ray Brooks When I was a youngster in 1963, my family was inspired by the incredible antique bottle collection of our neighbor, Whitey Hirschman.  He had lived in Fallon, Nevada, where
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Stagecoach Summers

Posted on by Steve Carr / Comments Off on Stagecoach Summers

After School, the Pictures By Steve Carr I still think of the last day of school as the first day of summer, not that I know, nor have I known, our schools’ schedules for years. Carefree memories of
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Rockford—Spotlight

Posted on by Alice Elison / Comments Off on Rockford—Spotlight

On the River’s Far Side By Alice Elison Speeding east along Highway 39 in the early hours of Sunday, June 17, 1979, we entered Rockford, which was fewer than fifteen minutes to our final destination of Blackfoot. My
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The Johnny Appleseed Effect

Posted on by Mathew Purtee / Comments Off on The Johnny Appleseed Effect

To Plant and Replant By Mathew Purtee Photos by Karen Purtee My parents, who worked hard their entire lives and raised three children, decided in 2012 to retire on twenty acres in the middle of northern Idaho. My
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Berry Me

Posted on by David E. Metcalf / Comments Off on Berry Me

On the Family Farm By David E. Metcalf How many strawberries have you eaten already?” my brother Loren inquired. “None,” I said, and tried to cover the stains around my mouth. When I was a toddler in the
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Being of Sound Mind

Posted on by Gary Oberbillig / Comments Off on Being of Sound Mind

And Recently “Rattlesnake-Bit” By Gary Oberbillig Bill was scooping moss aside to get his German shepherd a drink from a seep of water along the trail when the rattlesnake struck without warning. He looked aghast and in disbelief
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Go to the Customers

Posted on by Max Jenkins / Comments Off on Go to the Customers

A Backwoods Strategy By Max Jenkins When I was a kid, I liked to listen to my dad while he was on the telephone, because it was always entertaining. He was the county agent of Idaho County in
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June 2022 Map

Posted on by GaBrielle Newberry / Comments Off on June 2022 Map

                                      IN THIS ISSUE! Boise, Emmett, Fairfield, Garden City, Grangeville, Hells Canyon, Homedale, Houston, Inkom, Moscow, Northern Idaho, Rockford, Salmon
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June 2022 Calendar

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on June 2022 Calendar

By Les Tanner Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended. Northern Idaho 5/27-6/3   NAIA Baseball World Series: Harris Field, Lewiston 2                 Farmers Market: Kooskia 2                 Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6 PM –
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Ironclad Cuisine

Posted on by Ken Neely / Comments Off on Ironclad Cuisine

Tradition Restored Story and Photos by Ken Neely “This is gonna take a while,” I mused after several minutes of scraping and chipping. I was working on a nasty buildup of carbonized food residue on a cast-iron muffin
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