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Deer blamed for two separate accidents

     Deer scampering in front of oncoming traffic resulted in two separate accidents in the Clearwater Valley recently.

     Teresa Weeks, 25, of Kamiah got a surprise for her birthday on June 20 when driving along Highway 12 at milepost 68 at about 5:10 p.m. A deer jumped in front of her 2011 Dodge Durango causing a collision. The vehicle sustained minor damage. Idaho County Sgt. Carlos Martinez responded to the incident.

     On July 24 Ty Yates, 20, of Minot, N.D. was driving a 1994 Dodge truck south on Big Horse Canyon Road when he swerved to miss a deer, according to a police report by Idaho County Dep. Keith Olsen. The incident occurred about 10.3 miles from Kooskia at about 2:08 p.m.

     According to the report, Yates drove off the left side of the roadway striking the embankment before his vehicle came back onto the roadway. He then drove off the left side of the roadway and up an embankment causing his vehicle to roll on its top. He did not appear to be injured. The truck sustained severe damage.

Annual Raspberry Festival this weekend Print E-mail

Raspberry Festival full of family fun

     Join in a day of family fun at the 23rd annual Raspberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

     The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a 10K Fun Run and 5K Walk and a Pancake Breakfast. The fun continues all day with a kids’ carnival, live music, and an arts and crafts fair with more than 30 vendors on the shady lawn. The festival will also feature a car show and quilt show, as well as museum and chapel tours. Take a break from the fun to enjoy hamburgers and raspberry shortcake.

     All proceeds for the Raspberry Festival benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. The public is also invited to participate. Show a quilt, participate in the arts and crafts fair, enter the Fun Run and Walk, or show off your ride at the car show. For more information and to register, call (208) 962-5063 or visit www.MyRaspberryFestival.org

Obituaries, Death Notices in the July 30, 2015 issue Print E-mail

Terry William Dietrich, 73

     Terry went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 23, 2015.7-30-15-obit--terry-dietric

     He was born on Nov. 1, 1941 in Boise to Floyd and Edith Dietrich. In 1960, he married his true love and sweetheart, Anita Mattox. They were married for 55 wonderful years.

     He was a husband, father, grandfather and a master of all trades. Working was something he never shied away from, he was a hard worker.  When he was not working at his full time job, he loved to be working on his “projects” or helping others with their “projects”. Terry had an amazing talent for fixing anything. People often described Terry as kind, caring, gentle, unselfish, loving, giving and genuine.  He was quick to laugh, and enjoyed talking to people. He was a very devoted man of God who took his faith seriously.  He shared his love of God with everyone who wanted to listen.

     They lived most of their life in Boise, where they raised their three children, later moving to Cascade. They then moved to Kamiah where he and his wife were managers at Loving Hands thrift store owned by their church. He helped many people and blessed many lives up until he retired and moved to Twin Falls.

     Terry is survived by his wife Anita Dietrich; daughters, Teresa (David) Oneida and Dawnita (George) Healas; son, Matthew Dietrich; five grandchildren Kera, Luke, Sara, William and Sydney; one brother, Gary (Carolyn) Dietrich; one sister, Kathy (Kirk) Clark and many nieces, nephews and lots of good friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and one very special granddaughter, Miranda Joy Oneida.

     Peace be with you, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

     A memorial service will be held at the Life Center in Kamiah on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.

Richard Keith Long, 74

     Richard Keith Long, 74, of Kamiah passed away July 7, 2015 at his Kamiah home after battling cancer.

     Rich was born Dec. 24, 1940 to Dana and Betty Hill Long in Charleston, W.V. He grew up in Charleston.

     Following high school he joined the United States Air Force. During his service to his country he married Rita Long. They had three children Jan, Richie, and Torry.

     Rich had a passion for cars and motorcycles. After his service to his country Rich traveled the United States. He owned several machine shops, building race cars and motors. While traveling with friends he found the town of Kamiah and made it his home.

     He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, building model airplanes, restoring race cars and motorcycles, and was a member of the NRA.

     Rich was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dwight Long.

     He is survived by his daughters Torry Halkowich and Jan Rowell, son Richie Long, a sister Jane Cowan, a brother Pat Long, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

     He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

     Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia assisted the family.

Maxine Kathryn (Stellyes) Chambers

     Maxine Kathryn (Stellyes) Chambers was born to Herman and Gertrude (Graebener) Stellyes on Oct. 6, 1927 in a farmhouse near Reubens, Idaho. She graduated from Reubens High School in 1945, and married Donald R. (Bud) Chambers on June 14, 1947 in Pendleton, Ore.

     They lived on the family farm near Reubens until 1962 when they moved to Grand Canyon, Ariz. where Bud began a career with the National Park Service. After Grand Canyon they subsequently lived in Page, Ariz.; Grand Tetons National Park, Wyo.; Medora, N. D.; and Petrified Forest National Park, Ariz. After retiring to Rimrock, Ariz. they moved back to Idaho to live near Kooskia.

     Maxine died peacefully at her home near Kooskia on July 18, 2015. She is survived by Bud, her husband of 68 years, daughters Peggy (Fred) Udall and Kathy Herndon, sons Jim (Karma), Bill (Cindy), and Andy (Angie), as well as 22 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. A son, Mick, died in 1978.

     A memorial service will be held at Good Hope Lutheran Church near Gifford, Idaho at 1 p.m. on July 31. Reverend Art Finney will preside. There will be no graveside service.

     Special thanks to caregiver Donna Lyons, Syringa Hospice of Grangeville, granddaughter Elizabeth Martinez, and daughter-in-law Karma Chambers, who was with Maxine at the time of her death.

     Maxine was well loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

     Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia assisted the family.

Kooskia Days program Print E-mail

In this week's edition of The Clearwater Progress you'll find the annual Kooskia Days souvenir program. To view the program, click here.

Obituary policy Print E-mail
Obituary policy: There will be a $50 flat fee for obituaries up to 500 words. For each additional 50 words beyond the 500 word limit, an additional $5 will be charged. The flat fee includes one picture. Additional pictures are $5 each. Larger two-column pictures are $20. There is no charge for service/death notices.
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