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Elk City News: Dixie Days are here

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Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— The 107th Old Time Dixie Days are coming up this weekend. Be sure to head up there for all the festivities, fun, food, and music. Things start happening at 9 a.m.

Dana Lohrey has written another history book, this time about Elk City: Elk City, Idaho, An Historic Idaho Mining Community. For those of you who don’t know who Dana is, he was raised in the Clearwater area and has written several history books including, but not limited to, The Elk City Wagon Road Adventure Guide, Chinese in the Elk City Gold Fields, one about Clearwater (originally called Independence Flats), some early family histories, books about Harpster and Stites, and numerous others. He retired from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2008 after 30 years of service and has been very active in the Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road group, helping keep the Elk City Wagon Road open and usable. He will be at the Elk City Hotel Gift Shop for a book signing during Elk City Days on Aug. 11. Be sure to stop by and meet him. He’s a walking history book about the area from Kooskia to Stites to Clearwater, and Elk City.

Dr. Griffis from Syringa Hospital will be at the Medical Clinic Aug. 2. Patients can call the Primary Care Clinic at 208-983-8590 to make an appointment.

Meetings: Water and Sewer on the 3rd.

Birthdays: Mark Coyne, Sheri Yarborough, and Gab Sherrer

Looking ahead to Elk City Days:

ELK CITY – Elk City Days 2018 gives a nod to local retired officers with its theme of “Salute to Law Enforcement.”

Elk City Days will start out Friday, Aug. 10, with the kids’ parade at 5 p.m. This is set to begin at the post office on Main Street, with registration at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11, will start with the VFW Auxiliary Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. A ping-pong ball drop for the kids is set for the Elk City Airport at 9 a.m. followed by the quilt show downtown at 10 a.m. The grand parade will be held on Main Street at 11 a.m. and the logging show and contest will begin at 1 p.m.

The kid’s sawdust dig is from 1-6 p.m. in the VFW parking lot. The Vintage Quilt Raffle drawing is at 4:15 p.m.


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