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Roskelley, 96, SR Sports Scribe, RIP

Fenton S. Roskelley, who covered the outdoors for the Spokane Chronicle and The Spokesman-Review for 60 years, died today (Jan. 30) at the age of 96 with his family at his bedside, said his son, John Roskelley in Spokane. Fenton was a 1938 University of Idaho graduate in journalism, a World War II veteran, and a fly fisher to the core.  He was the editor for the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club's book, Flies of the Northwest.

Said John:

He earned a place on that list Tom Brokaw called the Greatest Generation by taking care of his family, never missing a day of work, and by serving in Europe when his country asked him to do so. Fenton was 96, but still writing, taking photos of birds, and using facebook. More here.

Question: Do many of you remember reading Fenton's work?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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