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Riggs to speak about local schools

Craigmont News

Dick Riggs of Lewiston will be the guest speaker on Monday, Nov. 18, at the meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society in Craigmont. Riggs is the past president of the Nez Perce County Historical Society and a longtime public school teacher, coach and district administrator. He has written extensively on many subjects of local history.

Riggs, a former superintendent at Highland High School, has been researching former high schools and will present a program entitled “High Schools That Are Gone but Not Forgotten in North Central Idaho.” This covers 20 different schools that were lost through consolidation, including Peck, Gifford, Southwick, Bovill, Elk River, Juliaetta, Pierce, Weippe, Craigmont, Reubens, Winchester, Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Greencreek, St. Gertrude’s, Kooskia, Stites, White Bird, Ursuline, and Riggins. He will have a comment or anecdote about all of them.

The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Craigmont community building located at the city park. People who attended any of these former schools are invited to bring their memorabilia such as diplomas, annuals, letter sweaters, rings, belt buckles, pictures and other items to show. Everyone is welcome to attend the business meeting at 1 p.m., the presentation at 2 p.m, or both. You may come early to visit and to view the items on display.

For questions, contact Liz Hess at 937-2570, lelehess@q.com or Shelley Kuther at 790-7890, skuther@camasnet.com.

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