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Post Falls vigil recalls teen-age crash victim

Cody Fowler, center, who grew up with Leo C. Neal for many years, is hugged by Leo Neal Sr, left, and Misty Neal during a candlelight vigil held Wednesday night at Post Falls High School. (Loren Benoit/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)
Cody Fowler, center, who grew up with Leo C. Neal for many years, is hugged by Leo Neal Sr, left, and Misty Neal during a candlelight vigil held Wednesday night at Post Falls High School. (Loren Benoit/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)

Leo Neal Jr. always had a story to tell. That often brought smiles to those around him. About 650 people attended a candlelight vigil at Post Falls High School on Wednesday night to remember the 17-year-old who was killed during a high-speed crash north of Post Falls on Monday night. "He was definitely a storyteller," said junior Taegan Williams, president of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a business and marketing club of which Neal was also a member. "He brought smiles to everyone's faces and always had a lending ear. He really was just one in a million"/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. 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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