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News For The Week of July 10, 2014
School districts receive financial boost Print E-mail

NP Tribe contributes to valley schools

     Kamiah and Clearwater Valley schools have been greatly enriched thanks again to the Nez Perce Tribe. The Tribe donated more than $100,000 to schools in both Kamiah and Kooskia.

     "The Kamiah Jt. School District #304 is extremely grateful to the Nez Perce Tribe for the financial support given to our district this school year," stated Fred Mercer, superintendent of Kamiah Schools. "Thank you for your continuous support and vision for all our students, it is truly appreciated."

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Relay for Life Print E-mail

Annual Paint the Town Purple

     It's time to gear up for the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life to be held July 18-19 at the Kamiah High School track.

     To get the community in the Relay spirit, organizers will be having the 4th annual "Paint the Town Purple" weekend on July 11-12. "The Clowns" Relay for Life Team will be decorating Main Street with purple ribbons to celebrate survivors of cancer and bring awareness to the fight against the disease.

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Morning scare Print E-mail
7-10-14-hwy-162-wreckEmergency responders rescued two people from a single vehicle accident along Highway 162 near Kamiah July 8. According to Idaho County Sheriff's Offi cer Tom Remington, Loretta and James Goodwin were extricated from their Cadillac Eldorado after it left the roadway and rolled onto its top. They were transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood. The vehicle appeared to be heading east toward town when it left the road at about 9:25 a.m. at milepost 18. The Kamiah Ambulance, Kamiah Fire Department, and Idaho County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene. The road was blocked for about 30 minutes. No other information was provided by press time. Ben Jorgensen/Progress
 
Body indentified Print E-mail

Autopsy confirms identity of missing Kamiah man

     The autopsy on the body found near a crashed van off the Woodland Road Grade near Kamiah has been identified as that of Eldon J. Farris.

     Farris had been reported as missing on June 7 and the body was discovered by Nez Perce Tribal Police on Saturday, June 21 while searching the area where Farris' van had been located.

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Stites Days Grand Marshals Print E-mail
Written by Janene Engle, Clearwater Progress   

7-10-14-stites-gmNewcomers honored to be Stites Days Grand Marshals

     Russell and Addie Phillips are honored to be this year's Grand Marshal for Stites, and as Russell said, "I was very surprised to be chosen for GM because we're not too acquainted with very many people around here."

     Russell, who will turn 100 years old on Aug. 19,  is a charming character with loads of history to share. His wife Addie is 93 and was born April 28, 1921. Although she doesn't hear much of anything these days, she was all smiles during the interview.

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