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Saturday’s highlights

At the Spokane County regional fire dispatch center, dispatcher Mike Cappellano monitors a call of a tree that fell onto a house Wednesday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

Well, judging by our wild weather this weekend, I guess it is still winter. Today's chilly temperatures may not stop teenagers from wearing shorts, but it makes a perfect day for the rest of us to sit inside with our coffee and get caught up on Saturday's Valley Voice.

The Spokane Fire Department runs a fire dispatch center that serves all of Spokane County and last year they purchased some new software that allows calls to be sent to firefighters sooner. Response times have improved as dispatch times have improved.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger spent some time with Freeman Elementary School students portraying each of the nation's 44 presidents in a fun “wax museum” event. Lisa also has a story on the retirement announcement made by West Valley Superintendent Polly Crowley. She will leave the district at the end of the school year after seven years as superintendent.

Correspondent SteveChristilaw checked in with the University High School boys basketball team last week before their regional game with Kennewick as they looked back on their season.

Saturday’s highlights

George “Dick” Ott kept a watchful eye over the University SCOPE neighborhood. SR file photo.

Monday morning is a great time to catch up on any Valley Voice stories you may have missed over the weekend. Reporter Lisa Leinberger went down to Freeman last week, where the Freeman Elementary School gym is set to open tomorrow. The gym is one of the last projects being paid for by a construction bond.

The residents of Fairfield turned out last week for the dedication of Levi's Room, a new place for youth in the basement of the Fairfield Community Center. The game room is named in memory of Levi Larrison, who died in a car crash in 2010.

Volunteers at University SCOPE and other SCOPE stations in Spokane Valley are mourning the loss of Dick Ott, who had donated thousands of hours as a volunteer and was president of University SCOPE when he died recently. He died from complications of a fall while he was directing traffic at an accident scene.

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