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Voters Decide Today On Fate Of District 81’S Levy, $74 Million Bond

Will promises of improvements for Spokane District 81 schools lure 25,920 voters to the polls today? That’s how many people must cast ballots to give a $74.5 million bond a …


Officials Answer Readers’ Bond Issue Questions

FOR THE RECORD: February 4, 1998: Bond issue correction: Spokane District 81’s bond issue would fund three temporary administrative positions - two to supervise building renovations and one to oversee …


Voters To Determine Outcome Of Levies, Bond Issues Feb. 3

Voters will go to the polls next week to decide the fate of levies and bond issues in several South Spokane and West Plains school districts. On Feb. 3, some …


Browne Beauty Bond Measure Would Fund Replacement Of Vintage School Building

1. From left, students Stephanie Glanville, Nichole Watson and Danielle Friesen, all 7, play a game in front of Browne Elementary School, which is slated for demolition. Photo by Kristy …


Where The Money Goes Here’s A Look At Some Of The Programs And Services Paid For In Part By School Levies

1. Wendell Smith leads his math class of 17 students at Evergreen Junior High. Typical Central Valley junior high math classes have between 25 and 28 students. Photo by Steve …


Passage Of District 81 Bond Would Benefit Many Schools

Jennifer Baldwin, left, is accompanied by student teacher Christy Kubista as she makes her way through the boys locker room at Rogers to get treatment in the training facility for …


Schools Call For Help Lewis & Clark Isn’t The Only School In Need Of Repair; Many Others Would Benefit From Bond

Alex Keene, 11, at right, practices on “air viola” as Judy Chastain teaches the sixth-grade string players at Wilson Elementary an Irish tune in a crowded, portable classroom. Photo by …


Helping Lc Make The Grade Bond Would Remodel Spokane’s Oldest School

Gary Laverman of Spokane Preservation Advocates directs as LC parent Dave Storey, left, and LC principal Mike Howson hang a painting at the school Saturday. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Rally Planned For Lc Public Tour Of Building Part Of Drive To Support Renovation Measure

A little-known fact lies among the cavernous corners of Lewis and Clark High School history. The school has a pool. “It’s true,” said Judy Imhof, LC class of 1978. “It’s …


Nine Mile Falls To Vote On Feb. 3 Levy

Nine Mile Falls School District voters will be asked to approve a two-year $2.3 million maintenance and operating levy on Feb. 3. If approved, the levy would cost district property …


Liberty Board May Propose $3.1 Million Bond Measure Pared-Down Request Would Ask For Half Of Amount Defeated Earlier

Liberty School District officials are a determined bunch. This February, they likely will ask voters to approve a $3.1 million bond issue. But those voters have shot down eight similar …


Four School Districts To Hold Levy Votes On Feb. 3

Spokane Valley school districts soon will ask taxpayers to approve levies for a variety of needs, ranging from new school buses to technology to day-to-day operating expenses. On Feb. 3, …


Barlow Wins School Race On Third Try Mccann Defeated By 220 Votes In District 81

The third time was the charm for Spokane school board candidate Don Barlow. He was declared the winner of a close race Wednesday, when he ended up with 220 votes …


Harrison School Bond Falls Short Proposal To Build New School Gets 59.9 Percent Approval

Harrison area voters shot down a plan Tuesday to spend nearly $32,000 per student to build the Kootenai School District’s first new high school in 40 years. A majority of …


Wellpinit Voters Upset With Payne Some Say Candidate Abused Her Position As Poll Worker

Some voters here say they felt intimidated when they handed their ballots to poll worker Terry Payne, who also was a candidate in a contested school board race. “A lot …


School Vote May Be Indicator Of Future Of Bonds Kootenai School District Election Is First Following Rejection Of Lawsuit On School Funding

The tiny Kootenai School District will try to pass a $3.5 million school bond levy today - at a cost of nearly $32,000 for each student in the school. A …


Kootenai Voters Take On School Bond Tuesday District Wants $3.5 Million To Build New Four-Year High School

Voters in the Kootenai School District will decide Tuesday whether to build a new high school. It’s the district’s second attempt to pass a $3.5 million bond for a new …


Dp’s New School Board Member Ready To Work

There wasn’t anything remotely spectacular about Joanne Greer’s victory over Phil Bray in the Deer Park School Board race. Neither candidate dropped out of the race before the election and …


Janet Hansen Looks Ahead

From the North Side Voice, November 20, 1997, page N3: CORRECTION The Deer Park and Riverside School Districts do not have combined busing. A story in last week’s edition was …


Talbott Still On Top After Latest Count School Board Race Of Barlow, Mccann Remains Too Close To Call

John Talbott will be Spokane’s next mayor, absentee ballots confirmed Monday. Incumbent Jack Geraghty inched closer to Talbott as about 3,600 mail-in ballots were counted in city races. Closer, but …


Stevens County Voters Face Some Interesting Decisions

Kettle Falls voters, in addition to choosing a new mayor, must decide Tuesday whether to fill a council position with a woman they voted out of office or with an …


School Bond Issue Passes In Kellogg

Kellogg residents passed a $6.6 million bond Tuesday to construct a new elementary and remodel the high school. The bond received 73.5 percent voter approval, with 1,278 residents voting yes …


Jim Williams

West Valley School Board, unchallenged incumbent Personal: Age 57 … businessman … has lived in community almost 40 years … married, five children, one of whom still lives at home …


Coin Toss Settles Place On Ballot Janet Hansen Will Be Listed First Followed By Patricia Blair

All the sophisticated technology at the disposal of Western civilization today couldn’t replace the simplicity of the coin toss. That’s what county elections officials did to break the tie between …


Joe Dahmen

Freeman School Board, unchallenged incumbent Personal: Age 45 … market manager for Monsanto Agricultural Group … married, six children … served four years on Freeman’s board. Education: Gonzaga Prep, bachelor’s …


Few Challengers Take On Running For School Board Seats

Unpublished correction: The name of June Sine was misspelled in this story.


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Gary Hann

Central Valley School Board, unchallenged incumbent Personal: Age 49 … manager of Zephyr Lodge, a Christian retreat, former minister … has lived in community 18 years … married, two children, …


Bill Zimmer

West Valley School Board, unchallenged incumbent Personal: age 67 … 32 years as an educator … married, 10 children … enjoys woodworking, RV travel, reading … has lived in community …


Karl Wilkinson

East Valley School Board, unchallenged incumbent Personal: Age 45 … mediator, former teacher and real estate agent … lived in community 27 years … married, six children, “three that are …