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CdA Wants Boys & Girls Club, Too

Seven-year-old Colton Gookin, right, jumps after tossing his miniature parachute along with Alejandro Flores, 8, left, and Andon Brandt, 9, at the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Center in Post Falls on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

The Boys & Girls Club is extending its reach in Kootenai County with a plan to build a club on the east side of Coeur d’Alene. The nonprofit organization already expanded its club in Post Falls, and the popularity of after-school programs there has surged since the building opened early last year. The Coeur d’Alene School Board voted unanimously Monday night to move forward with a proposal to lease vacant land next to Lakes Magnet Middle School for construction of a new club there. The school district will ask a judge to confirm its legal authority to lease three-tenths of an acre to the Boys & Girls Club for $1 a year. “This couldn’t happen fast enough for me,” school board member Tom Hamilton said/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: Would you like to see a Boys & Girls Club in Coeur d'Alene, too?

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