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St. Ignatius receives preservation grant

Hospital owners look forward to new renovations

COLFAX – St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax was one of the 2023 Valerie Sivinski Fund Grants Awards winners of $2000 through the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation in mid-November.

St. Ignatius' owner, Austin Storm, is extremely grateful for the grant which helped them to continue the roof repairs.

"We were really pushing to get that roof done," Storm said, noting that this is the first winter that there's been a whole roof on the building since 2009.

Storm explained that they'd been working on the roof since they bought the building a year and a half ago.

"One of the big challenges was d...


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