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Sunday, October 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Here’s the Dirt: Church buys ex-Kia building

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church is converting the former Kia of Spokane showroom and dealership into its new church. The dealership, at 21326 E. Mission, was owned by Sydney and Arlene Kane, who had operated it until closing in January 2011.

Education Notes: Cheney, EWU team up for volleyball camps

Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University are teaming up to offer volleyball camps next week. EWU volleyball players will work with high school students from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Cheney students will work with first- through eighth-graders from 1 to 3 p.m.

A final $1 million gift will help children in need

When Spokane businessman James W. Crow died last year, he left a million-dollar legacy that will help thousands of children. It was a quiet act of generosity from a man whose character was forged by struggles during the Great Depression, valor during World War II, and an inventive mind that translated into financial success. His vision loss later in life did not dampen his enthusiasm.

Foundation to manage funds for children

The Inland Northwest Community Foundation will manage a million-dollar endowment benefiting children on behalf of The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane. The foundation will manage four funds with more than $1.1 million from The Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation and a 2005 gift from Merrill K. and Janet E. Nystuen.

Young artists brighten underpasses with vibrant murals

Not all art is found in galleries or museums. In fact, motorists and pedestrians who travel through the railroad underpass on Fourth Avenue, east of Sunset Boulevard, have a visual treat in store. A serene aqua-colored river painted on a lilac background sparkles in its urban setting. That underpass is one of three receiving artistic makeovers this summer, courtesy of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Rotary Club 21 and the Spokane Arts Commission. Karen Mobley, the city’s arts director, said the Spokane Arts Commission has been working on graffiti abatement since the 1990s.

Estate of grace

Roger Crawford and his wife, Mona, are both 76. The college sweethearts have been married 57 years. They built two well-known Spokane businesses, Thermoguard Insulation Co. and Thermoguard Equipment Inc.

Foundation council formed

Nine North Idaho business and community leaders will help determine how to use grants and charitable gifts generated through the Inland Northwest Community Foundation. The newly formed North Idaho Partnership Council members will represent the interests of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone and Latah counties.