Two Big Island nonprofits to receive shares of USDA grants

Two Big Island nonprofits will receive a share of more than $42 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Inflation Reduction Act to nine organizations for planting and maintaining trees, combat extreme heat, and improve access to green space in communities throughout the state.

Obituaries for September 20

Sharron Brown, 82, of Hawaii Island died Aug. 18. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for September 19

Carol Martha Davis, 86, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 13 at home. Born in Papaikou, she was a county housing inspector and elementary school teacher. Visitation 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday (Sept. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline Dixon; sons, Anthony (Asako) Davis, Michael (Rebecca) Davis and John (Megan) Davis; hanai daughter, Christina (Ola) Davis; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Cowboys football falls short to Daggers

KAPAAU — In a back-and-forth affair where it felt like either team could take the victory, Kohala football fell in close fashion to Pahoa by a score of 14-13 on Saturday at home. While the Cowboys were in control for a majority of the game, the Daggers’ physical run game and ability to force turnovers late proved to be the deciding factor.