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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 2 P.M.

    That’s Life: The big ask can be a lot of pressure, and a lot of fun

    The crowd parts like biblical waters, creating a human aisle in the cafeteria, now echoing with a crescendo of clapping. At the end, a boy waits with flowers, a sign …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 2015, 2:47 P.M.

    Police: 3 dead, 34 injured after homecoming parade crash

    A woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into a crowd Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing three people and injuring dozens more after a collision …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

    Steve Christilaw: WV can really rain on your homecoming parade

    The traditional homecoming football game has been a thread in the fabric of our culture for at least a century. It’s a rich tapestry. The alumni are invited back, royalty …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014

    Powder puff game alive at Central Valley

    Girls smearing on eye black and boys in cheerleader skirts are part of a long-standing homecoming tradition at Central Valley High School. The powder puff game “is the way to …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

    Tiffany Allen elected East Valley homecoming princess

    Tiffany Allen, 17, a student with Down syndrome at East Valley High School, was elected a homecoming princess Friday. Colleen Bassio, Allen’s grandmother, said when the nominees for homecoming royalty …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2013

    Eyes on the homecoming prize

    At East Valley High School, three girls and three boys from each class vie for a spot on the homecoming court. One boy and one girl from each class will …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

    Rogers graduates honored to step into Walk of Fame

    Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” Carlson looked happy, yet a little out of place, during John R. Rogers High School’s homecoming assembly, what with all the cheerleaders and dancers accompanied by …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

    Fundraiser fined for barbecue

    Barbecue – busted. Mary Beth Conklin had organized Riverside High School’s annual homecoming tailgater to raise funds for the senior all-nighter – a tradition welcomed by the small community north …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

    Some schools still offer girls’ football tradition

    As the sun went down on a recent crisp, autumn night, the lights on Post Falls High School’s athletic field illuminated a time-honored – but increasingly scarce – homecoming tradition: …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

    Air National Guard troops return to warm welcome

    Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport. “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,” Debbie Nadeau …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010, 5:52 P.M.

    Air National Guardsmen return from Iraq

    Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport.


  • THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

    Washington troops return from Iraq amid fanfare

    MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Derrick Gratsy squinted against the blinding light, walked down the metal steps from the passenger jet and shook hands with dignitaries at …


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