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100 years ago in Spokane: Ice cream sales soar as heatwave grips city

Spokane’s ice cream sales were soaring because of a heatwave, The Spokesman-Review reported on July 20, 1917. The newspaper also reported that a burglar stole numerous evening gowns and dinner dresses worth nearly $700 from the rooms of Mrs. Anna Berg, a society woman and wife of a mining man. (Spokesman-Review archives)
Spokane’s blistering heat wave continued without letup – and one local industry was reaping big profits. Spokane’s ice cream demand broke “all previous records,” according to the manager of one local ice cream company. He said he was making 3,000 gallons of ice cream every day.

Huckleberries: Restored to health, CdA music man ensures that the bands play on

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Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions enjoys the atmosphere as The Bobby Patterson Band performs “rockin’ blues” in the background in downtown Coeur d’Alene Tuesday evening. (D.F. Oliveria / D.F. Oliveria/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions is hail and hearty now, working the crowds at his free summer concerts, but some weren’t sure he’d return after his serious bout with cancer last year. Those fears worsened when Chris was unable, due to technical difficulties, to post the 2017 concert series online in mid-spring as he usually does.

Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. Legal experts said the mixed directive was another sign that the court’s conservative wing is far from being in lockstep with the administration as it considers the case over the limits to executive power on immigration and national security.

Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.

Landmarks: Chamberlin House

The 1906 Ernest and Anna Chamberlin Craftsman House, a Craftsman-style bungalow home on Sherwood Street in the West Central Neighborhood, showcases the cottage-style garden out front. (Stefanie Pettit / The Spokesman-Review)
As Craftsman-style bungalows go, the Ernest and Anna Chamberlin House in the West Central District of Spokane has two unique and distinctive features – one dominant and obvious and the other an artistic flourish expressed on both the exterior and inside.

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AM Scanner Traffic — 7.20.17

9:14 a.m. Life Assist -- 1300 block of Progress Drive/Hayden. 9:09 a.m. Officer Alert -- Local officers told to be on lookout for two young men in white 2000 Pontiac ...