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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum loses Keith


Last updated 10/29/2020 at 9:17am

Katie Teachou

L.R. Keith sits at the telegraph station he and fellow telegraph enthusiast Del Klakken restored.

RITZVILLE – Long-time curator and custodian of the Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum, L.R. Keith, will be resigning from his position after nearly 15 years of volunteer service.

Keith tendered his resignation to the Ritzville Museum Board of Directors Tuesday, Oct. 20. His resignation is effective Nov. 1.

Board President Randy Flyckt said he wished the Board could refuse to accept Keith's resignation, but "involuntary servitude" wasn't quite legal.

"Speaking on behalf of the entire board, the community owes you a great deal of gratitude," Flyckt said. "The Depot today is a reflectio...

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