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  • Former Eagle Tony Brooks stars in commercial

    After his days as a standout wide receiver at Eastern Washington, Tony Brooks has built a successful career as a State Farm Insurance agent, which in turn allowed him to …


  • Then and Now photos: Historic hub

    The dusty town of Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, was booming with railroads, timber and mining in the late 19th century as black settlers came looking for opportunities and a place …


  • Family resemblance

    Just from their experience in Spokane it might seem as if success came easily to Kirsti and Soren Olson. They had the charmed lives of standout students and athletes at …


  • Then and now: Kirsti and Soren Olson

    Siblings Kirsti and Soren Olson have followed a similar path in life from high school standouts to college volleyball and now to the same profession as orthopedic surgeons.


  • Photos Then & Now: Corner of Riverside and Wall

    Edward Herbert Jamieson, an attorney who settled in Spokane in 1882, founded Spokane Abstract Co. and built a two-story brick building on the southwest corner of Riverside Avenue and Wall …


  • Photos Then and Now: Bright city night

    When a Spokane Chronicle photographer made a nighttime photo of South Stevens Street curving into West Ninth Avenue in 1966, Spokane was a bustling business center. Aluminum, timber products, chemicals, …


  • Staying involved

    The piece of paper is weathered, dating back to the 1984-85 Greater Spokane League basketball season. The crude chart by this sportswriter was discovered recently and provided a week-by-week update …


  • Then and Now: Bill Ames

    University High’s Bill Ames, class of 1985, finished second in GSL scoring all-time behind Terry Kelly with nearly 1,200 points. Ames also set the GSL career rebounding record. Today, he …


  • Public transit turned Spokane into urban center

    The streetcar parade of 1936 marked the end of an era and showed that Spokane held its lumbering streetcars in great affection even as the public bus, more versatile and …


  • Then & Now photos: Millwood, oldest city in Valley

    The town of Millwood was orignally named Woodard Station for a train stop on the Coeur d’Alene Spokane Railroad at the edge of Joseph and Seth Woodard’s land. The Woodards …


  • Then & Now: Interstate 90 transformed a region

    The interstate highway is something baby boomers and younger people take for granted. And though President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to fund an interstate highway system June 29, 1956, …


  • Then & Now: Armory building

    The cavernous state armory building at 202 W. Second Ave. in downtown Spokane, built in 1909, once housed the Washington National Guard. Historian Carolyn Hage Nunemaker writes that it was …


  • Then and Now photos: The Clocktower

    The iconic Riverfront Park Clocktower was completed in 1902 as the centerpiece of the Great Northern Railroad depot. For decades it cast its shadow over Spokanites rushing to board trains, …


  • Historic stretch near courthouse still bustling

    Despite the Great Depression, Spokane was growing and building to the north, up the corridors of Monroe, Washington, Howard and Division streets. The last of Spokane’s streetcars was retired in …


  • Idaho’s oldest building remains a sacred place

    In the early 19th century, the Native Americans who lived in villages along the St. Joe River, Coeur d’Alene Lake and the Spokane River heard stories from passing travelers that …


  • Photos Then & Now: Cougars’ playing field

    Washington State University’s Martin Stadium first took shape as Soldier Field in 1892 and became Rogers Field in 1902. In 1970, some of the football stadium’s 1930s-era wooden bleachers were …


  • Then & Now photos: Priest River

    Most people see the town of Priest River, Idaho, population 1,750, while en route to cabins and campgrounds on Priest Lake. But the town has a rich timber and railroad …


  • Then & Now: Lake CdA has long been airport to motorized birds

    Although Coeur d’Alene’s Weeks Field was among Idaho’s first airports, seaplanes have long been common on Lake Coeur d’Alene. They have been used for commercial purposes such as scouting timber …


  • Tracking a new career

    Early in what passed for spring this spring, Danielle Ayers- Stamper returned to her old stomping grounds. The former three-sport star for LaCrosse- Washtucna was at track practice, where little …


  • Happy on bench

    As an assistant coach with the NBA’s Boston Celtics, Kevin Eastman’s typical work day consists of very little that is typical. Long sessions in the film room, daily practices, game …


  • Eastman happy on the bench

    Long sessions in the film room, daily practices, game preparation, scouting and red-eye charter flights between NBA cities are all part of the drill for former WSU men’s basketball coach …


  • Real world? Basketball

    After a long and successful career in basketball, Andrea Lloyd entered the real world, as the former Moscow High School star put it, only to find out she liked basketball …


  • Then and Now with Doug and Darci Wellsandt

    Back in the day it was all sports all the time for Doug and Darci Wellsandt, mixed in with helping on the family farm. It worked out pretty well since …


  • Career first

    Back when he finished a stellar high school football career as the second all-time rusher in the Greater Spokane League and first at Mead, Scott McGlocklin was the strongest athlete …


  • Former U-Hi standout wins world grappling championship

    Proficiency in judo led Scott Garcia to a stellar University High wrestling career. Since graduating in 1995, the globetrotting Garcia has expanded his grasp of martial artistry and parlayed it …


  • Sports gave Missy Blackshire tools to succeed

    Follow the bouncing ball. After an abbreviated stay at Washington State, former Ferris volleyball and track star Missy Blackshire finishes her volleyball career at UC Santa Barbara.


  • It was all worth it

    MOSCOW, Idaho – The morning after his first University of Idaho basketball practice, Orlando Lightfoot entered his coach’s office and said he’d had enough. It was all too much – …


  • Former Coug player, aide returns to CFL as assistant

    Mike Walker is starting to notice a trend. The Edmonton Eskimos newly named defensive line coach is back where he left off as a player – again.


  • Ex-EWU star has become biggest cheerleader for sons

    Information about Eastern Washington women’s basketball from way back when – that being the days the Eagles transitioned to Division I – is sometimes hard to come by, but in …


  • He was a stand-up guy

    Don Dirk was Kyle Beach before Kyle Beach. That was back in the days of the senior Spokane Flyers, before there were the junior Spokane Chiefs.

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