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The Grangeville Lions Club requested and received authorization from the Grangeville City Council to name the kids’ playground area at Lions Park in honor of the late Dick Newby. The club honored Newby, who died in 1997, for his contributions to the Grangeville community, including being one of the founders and past president of Grangeville Youth Baseball, also having run the program for approximately 20 years that impacted more than 2,000 children. Newby was also a member of the Lions, Elks and Jaycees, and he was honored by the Grangeville Booster Club for his devotion to GHS sports. Lions Club members pictured with the sign they put up Saturday, Jan. 25, are (L-R) Rodney Barger, Joe Rodriguez, Kevin Asker, David Poncin, Greg Stone and Garry Seloske.


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