In brief: City Council won’t meet on Tuesday

SPOKANE VALLEY – There will be no Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday because most members will be attending a National League of Cities conference in San Antonio.

Mayor Rich Munson and council members Rose Dempsey, Bill Gothmann, Gary Schimmels and Diana Wilhite will attend the conference, which runs Tuesday through Saturday.

Tuesday’s meeting cancellation will be the second in a row. This week’s meeting was canceled so Munson, Wilhite and Ian Robertson could focus on election night results – in which all three were defeated.

Because Robertson was recently appointed to a vacancy on an interim basis, his replacement, Dean Grafos, will take office as soon as the election results are certified.

Grafos’ first council meeting is expected to be Dec. 1.

John Craig

Church donated 3,311 pounds of food

SPOKANE VALLEY – The congregation of the Veradale United Church of Christ was able to harvest 3,311 pounds of produce for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank this year. Volunteers donated 2,030 pounds last year and were hoping to hit 3,000 pounds this year. Several hundred pounds of additional produce went to church members and other community members directly.

The garden, now in its third year, was expanded this growing season and planted with everything from tomatoes to peas to squash. Volunteers harvested produce for the food bank twice a week.

Nina Culver

Bagged leaves will be picked up at curb

LIBERTY LAKE – Residents of Liberty Lake can bag their leaves and put them by the curb early next Saturday for pickup. The city of Liberty Lake and the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District are teaming for the collection. Only bagged leaves and pine needles will be accepted – no branches, stumps or other material. For more information, call the LLSWD at (509) 922-5443.

Nina Culver

Children’s ballet staging ‘Nutcracker’

MILLWOOD – The Millwood Children’s Ballet Theatre will perform the traditional holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 19.

The local production will be performed at the Lair Auditorium at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., at 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 per person and are on sale at Company Ballet School and Performing Arts Center, at 3201 N. Argonne Road in Millwood.

For more information, call (509) 869-5573.

Rainey Coffin

Click here to comment on this story »

Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile