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News For The Week of May 21, 2015
Voters send strong message to school district Print E-mail

Kamiah levy fails

     Kamiah voters rejected a $325,000 supplemental levy May 19.

     There were 392 votes opposing the levy, 61%, to 250 yes votes, or 39%.

     The estimated tax rate for school district patrons would have been $1.60 per $1,000 of assessed value, meaning a person with a $100,000 home would pay $160 in tax for the year.

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Kamiah City Council Print E-mail

Kamiah pursues SRO grant

     Kamiah will pursue a grant to fund a resource officer if there is enough money available in the budget.

     Kamiah Chief Marshal Joe Newman and grant writer Debbie Evans asked permission to apply for a $125,000 grant that would fund the hire of a new officer for three years under the stipulation the city pick up the tab for a fourth year. The issue was presented at a regular city council meeting May 13.

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Focus of a champion Print E-mail
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Kamiah senior Brooke Eades readies to launch the shot put at the Idaho State Track meet at Middleton last week. Eades won the event for the second straight year. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

 
Kamiah man arrested Print E-mail

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     A Kamiah man faces a felony charge of possession of stolen property after police recovered a stolen generator at his home last week.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Department arrested Kenneth Bergman, 51, at his home located at 749 Ridgewood Drive, space #5 on May 14.

Idaho County officers came knocking on Kenneth Bergman’s door last week after it was reported he had a stolen generator in his possession. He was arrested and taken to jail. Contributed photo

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Public invited to Memorial Day services Print E-mail

Memorial Day ceremonies

     Veterans of Foreign Wars Lyons-Dahl Post #5407 and American Legion Post #75 will be placing flags at veteran gravesites on Saturday, May 23. Veterans try their hardest not to miss anyone.

     Flags will be placed at Kamiah Cemetery at 9 a.m., No Kid Lane cemetery at 9:45 a.m., and Presbyterian Church cemetery on Highway 12 at 10:30 a.m. If you know of a veteran who has recently passed away, or a grave that has been missed in the past, please come to the cemetery at the appropriate time.

     Memorial Day ceremonies will be on Monday, May 25, with the following schedule:

9 a.m. – Kamiah Cemetery

9:30 a.m. – Kamiah Bridge

10 a.m. – Kooskia Bridge

10:30 a.m. – Pine Grove Cemetery

11 a.m.  – First Presbyterian Church Cemetery

11:30 a.m. – No Kid Lane Cemetery

     Everyone is invited to help honor those veterans.

 
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