Gonzaga’s first great basketball squad had that Elite Eight team beat by more than half a century. Fifty-five years to be exact. Nearly forgotten today, the 1943-44 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the original one-and-done wonders of college basketball – 13 young men brought together by fate, steeled by wartime determination and blessed with a now-or-never opportunity to make some hardwood magic in a tiny gym on Boone Avenue.
Thousands of toys arrived Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 for the 2016 Christmas Bureau at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Hundreds of volunteers arranged the items for distrubution to needy families starting Dec. 8 and running through Dec. 17, excluding Sunday Dec. 8.
The Inland Northwest Rail Museum, which sits on 30 acres a few miles west of Reardan, Washington, opened in August and volunteers are busy restoring their rolling stock and putting up exhibits. It is operated by the Inland Empire Railway Historical Society.
A Forgotten 1920 Carousel has arrived in Sandpoint After 64 years of storage in their vintage trailers, a carousel time-capsule, complete with 36 hand carved wooden horses and original mechanism, will finally be unloaded. December 3rd in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Later this month, the women and children who rely on the shelter will have a brand-new home in a 30,000 square foot shelter at the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Hogan Street. UGM hosted a ribbon-cutting at the former nursing home Wednesday.
Members of Lake City Tappers perform at Lake City Center in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The tappers entertain for civic functions, county fairs, conventions and assisted living centers. Their ages vary from 63-85. Donations are shared with local charities to benefit woman and children.
Christmas Tree Elegance, the annual holiday fundraiser, has been put on by the Spokane Symphony Associates to benefit the symphony and its many programs. This year, the displays of elegantly decorated trees, located in the Davenport Hotel and River Park Square mall, runs from Nov. 29 - Dec. 11. Visitors are asked to purchase $1 raffle tickets, placing the stubs into bins by each tree. On Dec. 10 and 11, winning names will be drawn, and winners will be able to take home the tree along with gifts and cash that go along with each tree, up to a value of $5,000.