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More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

A wall of rocks and sandbags on Monday protected scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge …

Clarksville: Frank the fearless bunny

Submitted for your befuddlement, a hare-raising tale about a confused critter named Frank.

Clarksville: Spokane’s Madison Kerr rowing for national college championship

Spokane’s Madison Kerr is part of the Western Washington University rowing team eyeing an 8th national championship

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Fiddling genius Aaron Castilla is on his way

He was a stone-faced fireplug the day I met him, too shy to look me in the eye, too shy to crack even the slightest of smiles. Soon it became …

Clarksville: Gravestone of Wallace’s founder returns to North Idaho thanks to restaurateur

With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe, it appears you can go home again. Sort of. Consider the strange case of Col. William Ross Wallace, who has returned to the …

Clarksville: Northern Quest hit the jackpot with Spokane acting pair

Northern Quest’s clever ads are more like a long-running sitcom featuring local actors Mark Robbins and Brooke Stocker.

Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson

Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Doug Clark: The story of how a great guitar found its way home

Much has been written about the bond between a boy and his mutt. But that’s a marriage on the rocks compared to the bind that ties an old rocker to …

Doug Clark: 15-year-old Capt. Genesis Middlebos is destined for great things

Remember that name, Genesis Middlebos. Write it down. Tuck it away. I’m willing to bet that we will all hear it again someday, and associated with something really big.

Clarksville: Dave McRae wields a hammer for good

North Idaho College carpentry teacher behind the college foundation’s annual Really Big Raffle, is set to retire this year.

Vaughn continues bringing the tunes to Beverly’s bar

It’s a recent Thursday night in the Lakeview Lounge, the posh bar on the seventh floor of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, and Robert Vaughn is getting “discovered” again. This has …

Clarksville: “The Last Train to Clarksville,” the pop song that changed everything.

Today Clarksville examines “Last Train to Clarksville,” the pop song that changed everything. It came blasting over the AM radio waves a half-century ago this year, topping the charts and …

Clarksville: Mel McCuddin still painting it out

Noted Spokane artist, who just celebrated his 83rd birthday, may paint menacing images, but that’s no reflection on his personal life.

Clarksville: Statuary farm is Way Out

Grinning alligators. Flying saucers. Pigs and sheep. Wrought iron fencing. Dinosaurs. Elaborate metal conservatories …

Mij Ploger strikes a chord as Spokane’s lone harpsichord maker

Mij Ploger would have killed on one of those old network game shows. You know, shows where a TV panel of celebrity B-Listers would try to guess someone’s offbeat occupation.

Robo crop

I drove a half-hour northeast from Spokane the other day, headed for one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Another 3 miles of country road led me to a red metal …

Clarksville: Prop maker spends time dreaming up ways to kill zombies on locally filmed ‘Z Nation’

She goes to bed and wakes up obsessing about the same thing: Zombies.

Story of Triumph: Family treasures roadster for many reasons

This is the story of an old car and the family that loves it. Not just any old car. Kurt and Joanie Matter’s beloved automobile is a low-slung 1959 blue …

Find yourself in Clarksville with a snapshot and some prose

Confession time. This might come as a shock to you, but I’ve been blogging. I know. Weird, huh?

Musical instruments get second life as custom lamps

Deep inside Hoffman Music Co., Spokane’s venerable music store that cracked the century mark in 2013, is an oversized closet that few customers ever see. Staffers at the 1430 N. …