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December 28, 2023

Debbie Fassnacht

Thirty-five years ago...

Thursday, Dec. 29, 1988

Young inventor inspired by accident

Kia Jette is probably the only 12 year-old in Seeley Lake that will be applying for a patent.

She was selected as the 1988 state award winner for the "Invent America" competition with a design of an arrowhead protector.

Kia's inspiration for her invention came when her brother, Jeff, had a serious accident with an arrow tip as he was assembling a razor-sharp tip into the shaft of an arrow.

His accident required 25 stitches.

On the way to the hospital, a very concerned Kia thought of designing some kind of p...

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