June 30, 1999
MOSCOW — Latah County’s free fair soon could cost residents $1.8 million.
The cost isn’t an admission fee, but the amount the Latah County Fair Board estimates is needed for building improvements that voters could be asked to raise through a levy.
“We know the (Latah County) commissioners want to do something, and there is a need,” said fairgrounds Manager Fran Maki.
Maki said the 1956 commercial building and Grange building need major remodeling after only minor upgrades in the last 43 years.
Legendary Lewiston baseball coach Dwight Church and two of his players will be honored by the Idaho Baseball Hall of Fame July 24 at Caldwell.
Church, who died in 1994, was named the Coach of the Century by the Idaho High School Hall of Fame Foundation.
Former Lewiston High and Lewis-Clark State College standouts Rusty Harris and David Blume will be inducted into the Hall, as will Grangeville native Ken Schrom and Fruitland’s Tom Edens, who also played at L-C.