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Joint School District #171 Transportation (buses) for Trivia 550 a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Monday: A tent

Tuesday: Many people involved

Wednesday: All kinds of weather

Thursday: Miles and miles and miles

Friday: Propane

Saturday: Diesel

Monday: Different sizes according to need

Tuesday: Safety a major concern

Wednesday: Need to be there on time

Thursday: Lots of changes as people moved

Friday: Rubber

Saturday: Ed Lincoln

Monday: Yvette Fuchs

Tuesday: Emergency lights and doors

Wednesday: Particular routes

Early on, a GI surplus tent set up where the Idaho National Guard Armory is now was used for repair and maintenance on the district's buses. Ed Lincoln was the supervisor and Joe Fuchs was the mechanic. Later the bus garage moved to a building off Shriver Rd. where the Clearwater County Ambulance offices are now. They moved into their present location off Idaho Highway 7, Riverside Ave. after the USFS moved out.

The district has used different types and sizes of buses over the years, some large to transport children from areas where there were many and small buses for special needs. There was a time that to save costs all the buses were propane, but changed back to diesel fuel. Routes have changed as people moved from some areas to others and as population diminished. At one time there were two buses transporting students from Headquarters to school.

Buses for the district still travel miles and miles in all types of weather, sometimes within the districts and sometimes out of the area for special events. Safety is a major concern and buses today are equipped with emergency lights and doors.

If you are wondering, Yvette Fuchs was one of the bus drivers.

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