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Elk City News: Slide saga continues


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— As most of the readers of this column already know, the road slid shut Friday night late but Westco had a lane open by 8:30 a.m. So we are back to our normal schedule.

I have had several people comment on how much they appreciate and wanted me to thank, Michael Edmondson for his commitment to be the official Elk City contact for ITD. He has spent time, not only e-mailing to a community list, but also making sure that the information gets posted on the community board in front of the Community Hall for those who do not have Internet. Thanks, Mike!

May 7th is the ninth annual walk for life in Grangeville and includes a full day of activities including free health screenings by the Partnership for Healthy Communities (screening for pre-diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer and obesity risk), a free breakfast for all walkers given by the Knights of Columbus, and a celebration with prizes awarded and the speaker, Kerry Uhlenkott from Right to Life of Idaho. The walk begins at 9:55 a.m.

The month of May is Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the 50 years since the National Historic Preservation Act was enacted by Congress.” The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in partnership with the Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission will highlight the prehistory of north-central Idaho. Professor Robert Lee Sappington will give a presentation based upon his many years of archaeological investigation on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Service office in Grangeville. There will also be a display highlighting the historic sites that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places at the Grangeville office of the Forest Service.

Dixie will be honoring our servicemen and women with the community on May 29 at 10:30 a.m. The memorial service will also include Dixie residents who have passed away since last Memorial Day. The service will be followed by a potluck.

Meetings: Water and Sewer on May 3.

History: Lee “Sleepy” Kee was born in China, came to Elk City and died here in 1933 (see photo). There was a funeral here at the IOOF Hall; Minnie Kinkaid from 1874 but no death date. Her husband U.G. Kinkaid is buried at the Prairie View Cemetery; Frank Kronk is listed in the records as living here but includes no birth or death date. According to Gertrude Maxwell he committed suicide; James Peter Larsen was born in Denmark in 1871 and died of a stroke in 1933 (his wife is buried in California).


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