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Shooting details yet to be released Print E-mail

Kamiah woman dies of gunshot wound

     A 30-year-old woman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this past weekend.

     The Idaho County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on Ridgewood Drive near Kamiah at about 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, according to Nez Perce Tribal Police Chief Dave Rogers. The case was turned over to the Tribal Police. The Idaho State Police also assisted at the scene.

     The name of the victim has not yet been released. The woman was found by a family member. No other information was provided by press time.

Bank robber accomplice has day in court Print E-mail

Cottonwood bank robber sentenced

     Jennifer Lillian Balfe, 19, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Balfe was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on May 20.

     U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered the defendant serve three years of supervised release and to pay restitution to the three banks she robbed with her accomplice, Ricky Allen Fisher. Balfe drove the get-away vehicle during a robbery of the U.S. Bank in Cottonwood and two banks in Ontario, Ore.

     The case was investigated by the Cottonwood Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Public invited to meal center Print E-mail

Clearwater Meal Center

     The next luncheon of the Clearwater Meal Center will be served on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at noon at the Clearwater Baptist Church. There will be a presentation of current statistics on the demographics of the Clearwater, Harpster, and Stites area. Information was prepared for this gathering by Kathryn Tacke, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor.

     Also, in line with the center’s motto, “Meet a neighbor, find a friend,” attendees will be getting to know the Troyer family who moved to Clearwater two years ago from Montana.

     All ages are welcome. No money is required, but a $5 donation is appreciated. See you there!

Holiday Gift and Event Guide Print E-mail


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Obituaries, Death Notices in the November 27, 2014 issue Print E-mail

* Ellen Roberts Rowan, 79

* David Glenn Johnson, 57

* Keith G. Jepson, 77

* Jackie Ragains, 81

* Rolph G. Olson, 91

* Lloyd "Bud" Carr, 81 

Read these obituaries in the November 27, 2014 issue of The Clearwater Progress. Click here to register.

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