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Strand wins 3 more golf tourneys

Kelli Ann Strand has watched plenty of miles pass in the rearview mirror since graduating as the Challis High School class of 2022 valedictorian last month. Strand, who’s headed to the University of Nebraska this fall on golf and academic scholarships, competed in three Idaho golf tournaments in June, winning all three and setting a new course record at the 105-year-old The River Club in Boise.
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Police report filed against wrestling coach for ‘abusive behavior’

CHALLIS — The head coach of the Teton High School wrestling team has been accused of assaulting two student wrestlers in a hotel room where they were staying for a wrestling tournament in Challis. The incident involving coach Jeff Wilkes was detailed in a Custer County Sheriff report filed...
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Challis student makes honor rollKacie Hewitt of Challis earned a spot on the President’s List at Lewis Clark State College for the spring 2022 semester. Students must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.75 on at least 12 graded credits to be on the president’s list. Hewitt is among 471 students on the president’s list.
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Softball camp scheduled in Challis

Girls between the ages of 9 and 15 can learn softball fundamentals and play fun games during a four-day softball camp in Challis. The camp is scheduled for Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30 from 10 a.m. until noon each day at the baseball field in Challis city park. Girls will learn about running bases, catching, batting and both infield and outfield play during the sessions. MVP Wildcats softball players and coaches lead the camp.
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Challis Library secures 2 grants

Challis children and adults will soon have two more reasons to visit the Challis Public Library. The library has been awarded two grants — one to pay for the installation of a private pod designed for people to have telehealth conversations and the other to offer an afterschool skills lab program for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.
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5:32 p.m. A harassment complaint was made from someone on Valley Road in Challis. 7:38 p.m. The Challis ambulance crew was called to a medical issue on Valley Avenue. 7:24 a.m. A fish and game violation was reported near Clayton. 7:28 p.m. Search and rescue team members were notified of...
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Bridge to Replace Old Culvert Near Stanley on Highway 21

STANLEY, Idaho (KLIX)-A culvert installed in the 1960s will be replaced with a bridge on a state highway just west of Stanley later this June. The Idaho Transportation Department announced plans to begin construction of the bridge on State Highway 21 beginning on June 27, and last through the summer. The bridge will replace the aging culvert at Elk Creek that has exceeded its life expectancy, according to ITD Designer Andrew Young.
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Class of 2022 heads out the door

The words “thanks” and “thank you” were abundant during the Challis High School class of 2022 commencement ceremony. Nearly every speaker thanked someone — or many someones — during the May 26 ceremony. Graduates thanked their family members, teachers, coaches and fellow students. The adult speakers tossed the thanks back to the class members, with English teacher and commencement speaker Miriam Cross thanking the 14 teens for their efforts and attitudes in her classroom.
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6th graders will head to Yellowstone again this fall

Challis sixth-graders will travel to Yellowstone National Park for four days in October since the school was selected in a lottery for the Expedition Yellowstone camp. Challis has had good luck with its applications for the program, sending students nearly every year. Only about half the schools that apply in any given year are selected to attend. The program was halted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Larry Leon McDowell

Larry Leon McDowell 08/05/1933 - 05/26/2022 Larry McDowell, formerly of Challis, passed away in Twin Falls, ID on May 26th with his family by his side. Larry, son of Edward Justine McDowell and Josie Marie Springfield McDowell was born in Norfolk, VA on August 5th, 1933 where his dad worked in the naval ship yard. His mother passed away when he was 13 and he was raised by his late sister Iris Mott.
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