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Texas man dies in crash

     Frank H. Sayle, 67, of Sealy, Texas died in a single vehicle crash along Highway 14 on Sept. 25.

     The Idaho County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center was advised of a fatal accident at about 6:10 a.m. on Highway 14 at milepost 11.

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Slickpoo arrested for DWP

     Edith Slickpoo, 28, of Kooskia was arrested by Idaho County Deputy Keith Olsen on Sept. 13 for driving without privileges and taken to the Idaho County Jail.

     Olsen observed her driving at about 12:24 a.m. while in patrol in Kooskia. She was wanted on numerous warrants, including an Idaho County one for not paying a $230 citation she was issued for failing to have a current and valid driver’s license. 

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Bonner County man sentenced for counterfeiting currency

     Daniel Keith Snyder, 51, of Hope, Idaho, was sentenced Monday for manufacturing counterfeit obligations, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Snyder to 12 months and one day, to be followed by three months home confinement, and three years supervised release. Snyder was also ordered to pay $1,150 in restitution to counterfeit victims. Snyder was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on Jan. 20.

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Beware of treasury scam

     One of the latest scams targeting people’s wallet involves assistance helping people resolve financial problems with the Treasury Department. Recipients of calls are warned that if they don’t comply they will be subpoenaed.

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Syringa Hospital District seeks board members

     There are two vacancies on the Board of Trustees of the Syringa Hospital District, also known as Syringa Hospital and Clinics.

     The Board is accepting applications for replacement trustees, and plans to make a selection before the regular board meeting on Oct. 25. The replacement will serve until the next regular board election in May of 2017 when new trustees will be elected to fill the remainder of the terms.

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Help for vets Print E-mail

Veteran’s services offered

     The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Kamiah and Orofino on the following dates:

     KAMIAH – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 518 Main Street (Chamber of Commerce building).

     OROFINO – Thursday, Oct. 6, 330 Michigan Ave. (VFW Hall).

     Each day, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. he will be available to veterans and their dependents for the purpose of answering questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and take new claims for filing with the Veterans Administration.

     Veterans in need of these services should schedule an appointment by calling the Idaho Division of Veteran Services (Lewiston Region) at (208) 750-3690. Walk-ins will only be seen as time allows.

Lewis County Fair is here Print E-mail
Obituaries, Death Notices in the September 29, 2016 issue Print E-mail

Jim Hisaw, 72

     Jim Hisaw, 72, of Kamiah, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 near Kamiah.

     Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Glen Shirk, 75

     Glen Kenneth Shirk, 75, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his Lewiston home of complication of cancer and diabetes.9-29-16-obit---glen-shirk00

     He was born Aug. 3, 1941, at Colfax, to Kenneth and Ann Shirk. He lived at Uniontown; Kettle Falls, Wash.; Webb Ridge south of Lewiston, and for a short time at Stites before moving to Headquarters.

     Glen graduated high school at Pierce in 1959. He married Betty Smith of Pierce on Oct. 22, 1960. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1959. Most of his 21½ years in the Army were spent as a senior aircraft repairman as a helicopter mechanic. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone; Guatemala; Fort Ord, Calif.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Germany; two tours in Vietnam; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Savannah, Ga.; MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; and Hawaii. He retired with the rank of first sergeant. His awards included National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (fifth award), Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service bars (four), Master Aircraft Crewman Badge, Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Mechanic Badge with Bar, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Joint Service Medal and Air Medal.

     After retirement from the U.S. Army in 1980, he moved his family to Lewiston where he started a business, Plowboy Custom Tractor, which he operated for 20 years. He was known throughout the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley for his dependable service. After his wife Betty passed away, he closed the business and retired.

     Glen then married Patricia Crocker of Kooskia. The couple spent their time residing back and forth on Clear Creek and Lewiston. Glen found contentment in maintaining both places. He was the fix-it man. He spent many hours lawn mowing and irrigating their acreage.

     Glen enjoyed camping in his fifth-wheel camper. It would be hard to beat the campsites he set up with all the luxuries, which he called “real camping.” Dutch oven cooking was one of his favorite things to do. Also anyone who had the pleasure of eating one of his tasty omelettes would want another the next time around.

     After he purchased an all-terrain vehicle Ranger, he loved exploring the local mountains, trails and lookouts with ground guide Pat by his side. What good times they had.

     His indoor hobby was watching big-screen TV, especially the Military Channel.

     Glen was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; his mother and father; sister Carol Lallatin; and his son, Robert.

     He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter Denise Donovan of Lewiston; a sister Edna Weed of Soldier’s Meadows; his stepchildren Pamela Crocker-Smith of Clarkston, Tony Crocker of Kooskia, and Mark Crocker of Missoula, Mont.; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

     His family would especially like to thank Glen’s lifelong friend Jack Pease and his wife Mary for all the love and support over the years. Jack has been there forever for Glen, so much so that they called themselves brothers.

     At Glen’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Malcom’s Brower-Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th St., Lewiston, followed by a military burial at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens on Seventh Street in the Lewiston Orchards. A covered-dish dinner will follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1104 Warner Ave., Lewiston.


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