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Cancer claims Post Falls football coach

Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz walks with the use of a cane during practice on Friday, August 15, 2014. (Kathy Plonka/SR file photo)
Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz walks with the use of a cane during practice on Friday, August 15, 2014. (Kathy Plonka/SR file photo)

After a nearly three-year battle with cancer, Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz passed away Wednesday evening. He was 45. It was three years ago this Thanksgiving that Hinz began to discover he had a serious health issue. He was walking around his home when his left femur snapped in half. After arriving at the hospital, doctors performed initial tests to determine how his leg broke. They discovered a plum-sized tumor where the bone had snapped/Greg Lee, SR. More here.



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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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