Stories tagged: kershner
Sun., April 5, 2020
On April 5, 1980, The Spokesman-Review’s front page ran this headline: “It’s Shaking and Baking.”
Sat., April 4, 2020
The Diamond Match Co. purchased two huge blocks of white pine timberland in Pend Oreille County, in preparation for turning the lumber into wooden matches.
UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020
The Oriole, Spokane’s first three-passenger plane, made several jaunts over the city in test flights from the Symons-Rusell airfield.
Thu., April 2, 2020
“Is it not time for American fathers and mothers and fathers to learn it also?” asked the Chronicle editors.
Wed., April 1, 2020
About 1,500 construction workers went on strike in Spokane after the master builders of the city refused to grant their wage demands.
Fri., March 27, 2020
100 years ago in Spokane: Campaign of local presidential candidate sputters; ‘evil of the joy ride’ denounced
Spokane’s dream of having the Republican presidential nominee was still alive – barely.
Thu., March 26, 2020
Miss Edith Winslow, an assistant teller at Fidelity Savings & Loan in downtown Spokane, was in the bank’s “money cage” when an unmasked man walked up to her and said, …
Wed., March 25, 2020
A Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter got a jailhouse interview with Steve Petoskey (previously spelled Potaskey), an inmate accused of murdering jailer W.B. Nelson.
Sun., March 22, 2020
The headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle on March 22, 1980, didn’t seem too alarming: “Mount St. Helens Area is Rattled.”
Sat., March 21, 2020
Steve Potaskey, held in city jail for murdering jailer William Nelson, admitted to officers and a Spokesman-Review reporter that he struck Nelson four or five times and that Nelson fell …
Fri., March 20, 2020
They had armed themselves with revolvers and handcuffs, and were using them to enforce the new anti-sidewalk-spitting ordinance.
Thu., March 19, 2020
Steve Potaskey, 35, an “insanity suspect,” somehow got out of his jail cell, seized city jailer William D. Nelson, 64, from behind and began attacking him, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …
Wed., March 18, 2020
100 years ago in Spokane: Street vendor testifies to benefits of ‘divine healing’; distancing helps tame potential pandemic
A.L. “Buy Gum” Wilson, one of Spokane’s most colorful street vendors, reported that “divine healing” had improved his health tremendously.
Fri., March 13, 2020
Dr. I. N. McCash weighed in on a craze sweeping the country, the Ouija board.
Sun., March 8, 2020
A Spokane physician, Dr. William Dietz, had a busy week.
Sat., March 7, 2020
Local farmers were among the first in the region to fully embrace a burgeoning new transportation technology, the airplane.
Fri., March 6, 2020
Spokane was still an apple-growing powerhouse in 1920, and now it was poised to acquire a gigantic apple warehouse.
Thu., March 5, 2020
The case of the mysterious “missile,” which allegedly fell into Mrs. O DeCamp’s yard, remained mysterious. Two competing stories had emerged.
Wed., March 4, 2020
Mrs. O. DeCamp was suddenly awakened early in the morning by “a concussion that jarred her house” in east Spokane.
Sun., March 1, 2020
Frank W. Guilbert, the head of the Spokane County Good Roads Association, urged the Spokane County commissioners to purchase the most scenic road in the region: the road to the …
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
Spokane County commissioners were attempting to answer a question that remains equally vexing 100 years later: What is the best way to insure the integrity of an election?
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Eight Wobblies were convicted in a Spokane courtroom of “criminal syndicalism” and sentenced to 30 days in the city jail.
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
When grocery clerks arrived to open up the Exchange Grocery and Market at Fifth Avenue and Sherman Street, they found the cash register rifled.
Sun., Feb. 23, 2020
100 years ago in Spokane: Sheriff’s deputy, city detective injured in friendly fire during raid gone wrong
A raid on a liquor still in Spokane went wrong when city police and county deputies arrived on the scene – and proceeded to shoot at each other.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Yakima was humming with the news that five high school girls from the “best” families had all been arrested and placed in juvenile detention, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
The Little Theater Company of Spokane was making plans to fan out into the woods to entertain the lumberjacks in the region’s logging camps.
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
J.C. Altizer, a rural postal driver, found himself in a terrifying position along his Highway 2 route.
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
One of the biggest social events of the year was about to take place on Valentine’s Day: the wedding of “Miss Spokane,” Marguerite Motie.
Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
Trends in Spokane’s flu epidemic turned positive. Only 17 new cases were reported for the day. A total of 69 people were released from quarantine.
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
William “Lonestar” Dietz, famous football coach, was released from Spokane County Jail after serving his 30-day sentence for draft evasion, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.