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100 years ago in Spokane: Man loses arm in dairy accident

Mon., May 29, 2017, midnight

John Nord, a worker at the Pine Creek Dairy on Division Street, was expected to lose an arm after it got caught in equipment, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on May 29, 1917. (Spokesman-Review archives)
John Nord, a worker at the Pine Creek Dairy on Division Street, must have felt as if everything was going against him. First, he got his arm caught in the butter mixer. His arm was “torn and broken.”

Then and Now: Manito’s Duncan Garden

Mon., May 29, 2017, midnight

1928 - When Spokane Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan took the position in 1910, this low spot in Manito Park was a muddy swamp left after many yards of dirt had been excavated and taken away for other uses by his predecessor. Duncan had the area leveled and designed a European Renaissance-style garden, with symmetrical planters and pathways and a water feature in the middle. He called it Sunken Garden. It was renamed Duncan Garden in 1941 to honor the beloved Parks Superintendent, who retired in 1942. (SPOKESMAN-REVIEW PHOTO ARCHIVE / SR)
In early Spokane, parks were primarily natural spaces used for picnics. When Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan retired in 1942, Spokane’s park system included more parks, plus features like playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses and sports courts and fields. Duncan was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to the United States as a boy. He studied park management and worked in Boston. He passed through Spokane in 1909 on his way to a convention in Seattle and returned the next year to become the city’s park superintendent.

Plans for new northside Costco include Highway 2 roundabout

Sat., May 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.

Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans include building a roundabout on Highway 2 that could have some neighbors crying foul.

Events and cemetery guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Dave Myers, of Fairmount Memorial Park, does detail work around graves in the Garden of Valor, May 24, 2017. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Few flowers will find their way to Mt. Nebo Cemetery this Memorial Day. That’s because the cemetery primarily serves the area’s Jewish population, and graveside flowers are not a part of Jewish tradition, said Mick Soss, co-chairman of the Temple Beth Shalom cemetery committee. The temple owns and manages Mt. Nebo.

Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, left, and Tony Anderman, the manager of the Sheriff’s new communication skills training program, just received a national award for the training program they’ve created here in Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? Where did they go? Can you give us a description of the suspect? A civilian, nervous, fumbles for an answer. The officer grows impatient, the demands for information more adamant. There’s tension in the air. Under a peppering of questions, the civilian clams up, and the interview is over.

Washington records

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Washington records for Friday, May 26, 2017.

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