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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Port of Whitman approves funding for City of Tekoa airport fuel


Port of Whitman commissioners approved to execute a loan/grant agreement with the city of Tekoa to assist with the airport fueling station at their meeting Wednesday morning, July 3.

In early June, Tekoa Councilman Roy Schultz requested funding from the port during a meeting. He explained the airport fueling provider wanted to sell his business, and the city did not have the funds to keep the fueling station in operation.

The drafted agreement between Tekoa and the port said the port would grant Tekoa $9,000 and loan $9,000, that would be paid back at $.75 per gallon of fuel sold starting i...

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