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Hux Redux: Bayview Up In Arms

From my files 25 years ago:

Two Bayview business leaders are demanding a public apology from Kootenai County Sheriff Merf Stalder after his marine division rained on their Independence Day parade. Along with the apology, they want him to rescind misdemeanor citations issued to Wally Wright, president of the Bayview Chamber of Commerce, on July 3 for not having permits to stage three community events that day, including the $5,000 annual fireworks show. If those conditions aren't met, they promise that Bayview residents -- and 250 to 300 of them -- will appear in 1st District Court at 1:30 p.m. July 27 to fight the tickets."It was a great show," Wright said Thursday of teh July 3 celebration. "It was Americanism. It was democracy. It was what little towns are all about. But, instead of coming to help us with our record crowd, our sheriff's department hammers us."

Question: Anyone know where former sheriff Merf Stalder or former legislator Wally Wright are now?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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