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Elk City News: Dixie community raising funds to replace bridge

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Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— There will be a memorial service held at the VFW for Bob Huntly on Friday, June 15, 4 p.m.

The Dixie community also honored two veterans with Quilts of Valor. (See photos)

Michael Steven Wakefield served in the US Marine Corps from 1968-1974 and was in Vietnam. The other quilt went to Dennis M. Edwards, who also served in the US Marine Corps. He served from 1965-1968 and was in Vietnam.

The community of Dixie is in the process of raising funds to replace the bridge that goes to the airport. One reason it is so important is that of access by an ambulance to get to LifeFlight transports. They are seeking donations with the cost estimate at $5,000. They have raised $3,000 already. If you can help, Steve Repp is collecting the funds through the fire department. Checks can be made out to the Dixie Volunteer Fire Department and sent to Steve at 2695 Dixie Road, Dixie, ID 83525.

The Elk City VFW Auxiliary is hosting sew and craft day each Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own projects and enjoy the comradery.

The Elk City Community library summer hours have been posted and it is open on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m.

Kim Wolfrum, the House Call Vet, will be in Elk City on June 27. Call 208-553-9283 for an appointment for your pet.

Dr. Brunson from St. Mary’s Clinic will be at the Elk City Clinic on Monday, June 18. Call 208-962-3267 for an appointment.

Elk City Days 2018 is in the planning stages. Be sure you get the information on your event to Lynn at or Cherita Munson at ASAP so it can be included on the posters.

Birthdays: Zack Mann, Jake Chaffee, Jerelle Huskey, Richard Foster

Book recommendation: I love to read and have had the idea of recommending what I call “real” books – books that tell real stories of real people and places and events. For all you Idahoans out there, I recommend the book, Real Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas. It centers around the 1905 assassination of Frank Steunenberg, an ex- governor of Idaho. But it is also a book about what was happening in the rest of the county as this story unfolds – from baseball to union strikes!


(Top) Dennis Edwards and (above) Mike Wakefield each received a Quilt of Valor from the Dixie community.


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