Stories tagged: Wallace
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Wallace throws party to celebrate return of founder’s tombstone
The city of Wallace is throwing a party Saturday to celebrate the return of its founder’s tombstone. Local history buffs located Col. William R. Wallace’s tombstone in California and arranged …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
Burying gold in the Silver Valley: Mining family returns to Wallace to dig brother’s grave
When Andy Kannegaard died in 1995, it was only natural that his children would gather in his hometown of Wallace, Idaho to dig his grave themselves.Now, 22 years later, they …
Sat., May 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary to give speech at Lewis and Clark High School
Spokane was preparing for the arrival of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, the famed arctic explorer. City dignitaries planned to greet Peary at the train station and take him “on …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Mining waste cleanup to create 400 summer jobs in Silver Valley
If you don’t like dump trucks, stay out of Idaho’s Silver Valley this summer. More than $20 million work of environmental cleanup work in the historic mining district this year …
Mon., May 15, 2017
Huckleberries: Branstetter’s history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes debut
Heather Branstetter’s book on the history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes its debut today. It does so with a thumbs up from the editor of the Shoshone News …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Huckleberries: Wallace native’s book pulls back curtain on Silver Valley sex trade
Many in the Inland Northwest know enough about Wallace to snicker when the houses of prostitution are mentioned. Some can even name the last four houses to offer the sex …
Sun., April 23, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman claims controversial ex-mayor of Wallace, Idaho planned to marry her
Herman J. Rossi, the former mayor of Wallace, Idaho who had been acquitted of murdering his ex-wife’s lover, now was being accused of breaking off an engagement.
Fri., April 7, 2017
100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Communities show patriotrism one day after United States enters World War I
One day after the U.S. entered World War I, towns across the region were showing their patriotism. Moscow: “Citizens without regard to rank or station,” marched in a parade headed …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Clarksville: Gravestone of Wallace’s founder returns to North Idaho thanks to restaurateur
With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe, it appears you can go home again. Sort of. Consider the strange case of Col. William Ross Wallace, who has returned to the …
Sun., March 26, 2017
Silver Valley waste respository topic of April 5 meeting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on its plans to rebuild a waste repository in the Canyon Creek area, near Wallace.
Sat., March 25, 2017
100 years ago in North Idaho: Snow slides kill 3; entire blacksmith shop near Mullan carried away
Huge snowslides roared into valleys in North Idaho, killing three people. On Placer Creek, near Wallace, Custer Laird heard the avalanche coming and, according to witnesses, ran as hard as …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Huckleberries: From Dante’s Peak to Center of the Universe
Now just a darn minute, says Rick Shaffer, the prime minister of historic Wallace, Idaho. “Dante’s Peak” may not have received critical acclaim, but it was fun. Yes, Rick said, …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
80-year-old semi truck driver dead after crash near Wallace
An 80-year-old semitrailer truck driver died Sunday morning after another semi crashed in front of him on Interstate 90 near Wallace, Idaho.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Wallace man killed when pickup truck rolls
A Wallace man died in an auto accident Wednesday night, the Idaho State Police said.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Jury finds former Wallace mayor not guilty of murder
A Wallace, Idaho, jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Herman J. Rossi, former Wallace mayor, not guilty of murder.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor re-enacts shooting in dramatic detail, but tells jury he can’t recall pulling trigger
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, admitted to a jury — “with eyes flashing with excitement” — that he did indeed confront …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor on trial for murder says he tried to save wife from alcohol
From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, tearfully took the stand at his own trial for the murder of Clarence Dahlquist.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 3 a.m.
Whitepine League: Wallace moves in
File this under if you can’t beat them join them.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Lucky Friday miners picket over stalled contract talks
Miners in the Silver Valley picketed Monday outside the Wallace office of Hecla Mining Co. to protest lack of progress on a new contract for about 250 employees at the …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City plans for visit by famous mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart
From our archives, 100 years ago Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was planning a Spokane visit.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Volunteers search for missing attorney, a former state senator
From our archives, 100 years ago More than 100 volunteers were searching for Abner G. Kerns, a former Idaho state senator and prominent Wallace attorney.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
Two arrested after armed robbery, freeway chase in North Idaho
Two young males armed with a knife robbed a Wallace, Idaho, store early Sunday morning and led police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 90. The Wallace Super Stop was …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Independents: Wallace coach Jared Young ushers in new era
Jared Young is just the third coach in four decades at Wallace. He follows in the big steps of Dave Rounds, who followed in the big shadow of Norm Walker.
Fri., April 24, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Lizzy Degn, a “nonprofessional spiritualist” in Walla Walla, may have solved the mystery of an old skeleton dug up by workmen in that …
Thu., April 23, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Someone smuggled some knives in with dinner at the jail in Wallace.
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Wallace cobbles together schedule as an independent
The 1A Division I Wallace Miners find themselves without a league this fall. They will play an independent schedule since the four 1A Division II North Star League teams essentially …
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
Hello to history
You don’t have to read about history in Wallace. You experience it.
Thu., July 11, 2013
Expanded Wallace music festival delivers 21 acts over three days
The town of Wallace will host its second annual Blues Festival this weekend, highlighting the music of blues bands from Washington, Idaho and beyond. Wallace may be a small town …
Sun., June 9, 2013
Book Notes: Beeman set to share book of poetry
Linda Beeman’s poetry is set in the hard country of Idaho’s Silver Valley. In her chapbook of poems simply titled “Wallace, Idaho,” the Wallace native writes about mine deaths and …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Huckleberries: Wallace poetry book harks back to times past
A book of poetry about “Wallace, Idaho,” that recalls the bygone houses of prostitution begs reading: “Every 12-year-old charged/with selling something to benefit anything/knew like the Lord’s Prayer/the first steps …