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Celtic service now offered on Thursdays

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present a Celtic Eucharist Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting today. The Christian Communion service will include Celtic prayers and readings, sung chants and music by Janet Dodd.

Getting There: EWU students’ device to help investigate wrecks

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may soon be able to pinpoint the exact speed a vehicle was going when it crashed thanks to a device created by four Eastern Washington University engineering students. The gadget, an accelerometer, measures the friction between a vehicle’s tires and the roadway.

Getting There: Work on second corridor circle begins

Construction crews are launching yet another step in the multistage construction of the North Spokane Corridor. Work will start today on a second roundabout on North Freya Street to handle interchange traffic for the southbound lanes just north of Francis Avenue.

Religion Notebook: Open house planned for retired minister

Shiloh Hills Fellowship, 207 E. Lincoln Road, will host an open house for the Rev. Bill Siewert from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will honor Siewert, who retired at the end of 2011. There will be a special program at 2:30 p.m.

Getting There: Overpass freeway project’s next step

The next phase in development of the North Spokane Corridor will begin later this year with construction of a new overpass for Francis Avenue in Hillyard. Money saved on construction of the northern segment of the freeway is being used to finance the overpass, estimated to cost $38 million.

Civil War series has family days and talks

Spokane may be far away from the major Civil War battlefields but that doesn’t mean the area lacks Civil War buffs. And many of them can surely be found at this Civil War 150th Anniversary Series at the North Spokane Library. Ellen Peters, adult services librarian at the North Spokane Library, came up with the idea after being turned down for a Civil War series grant offered by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Getting There: U.S. 195, others will get funding priority

Construction of an interchange on U.S. Highway 195 at Hatch Road could join a list of high-priority projects for future transportation funding in the Spokane region. The other high priorities are the North Spokane Corridor, Sullivan Road improvements, an improved arterial on Bigelow Gulch Road, widening of Interstate 90 from Barker to Harvard roads and maintenance of existing roads.

Getting There: Upgraded Keller Ferry expected to run in 2013

A Seattle shipyard has won a $9 million bid to build a replacement for the small ferry boat that carries traffic across the Columbia River north of Wilbur, Wash. The Martha S. has been in service since 1948, carrying up to 12 cars in a crossing.

Getting There: AAA expects increase in holiday drivers

Last week’s early round of snow and ice may have drivers nervous about venturing out this Thanksgiving. But officials said there is no reason to fear if you are prepared and proceed with caution.

U.S. 2, meet your newest neighbor

The key interchange on the North Spokane Corridor at U.S. Highway 2 will open next Wednesday, making the existing travel lanes more useful with a new high-speed connection between the two highways. The opening occurs as the northern half of the north-south freeway approaches completion next year.

Getting There: Valley seeks input on redesigning Park Road

Spokane Valley is asking for the public’s help in designing a newer, rebuilt version of Park Road from Indiana to Broadway avenues. An open house about the project is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Seth Woodard Elementary School, 7401 E. Mission Ave.

Company to add call center workers

A company that produces ads on the back of grocery store receipts will add 65 workers to its Spokane call center later this year. RTUI, based in Houston, already has 22 call center workers in Spokane at a new North Side location, at 4503 W. Wellesley Ave.

Company adds call center workers

A company that produces ads on the back of grocery store receipts will add 65 workers to its Spokane call center later this year.