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Saturday’s highlights

Centennial Middle School eighth grader Darby Howat accepts Rachel’s Challenge after the all-school assembly on Wednesday. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

No, you didn't imagine it. I wasn't around on Friday to update the blog. That will be happening frequently on Fridays between now and the end of the year. But I'm back now and I'll start today by bringing you the updates from Saturday's Valley Voice. 

Reporter Lisa Leinberger had a couple of interesting stories. The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum will honor Maggie Rail at its annual Heritage Program luncheon this weekend. Rail has a web site that lists who is buried in more than 400 cemeteries in Spokane County and other locations, which is a boon to those researching their family history. Lisa also stopped by Centennial Middle School as students promised to participate in Rachel's Challenge, which focuses on how students treat each other.

Last week the Spokane Valley City Council heard a comprehensive report on the feasibility of putting quiet zones or wayside horns at the many railroad crossings in the city. The Spokane Valley Fire Department has dealt with a fatal motorcycle crash and two major house fires recently. City of Liberty Lake department heads used last week's council meeting to discuss what they accomplished in 2010 and what they hope to do in 2011 if the budget allows.  

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