Stories tagged: kershner
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.
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
Spokane’s “Mystery Man” regained most of his memory and cleared up the mystery, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Spokane deserved credit for “breaking the backbone” of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) in the Northwest, declared the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Spokane County deputies were certain that Spokane’s “Mystery Man” – who didn’t know his own name or his history – was actually George Raymond of Portland, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
A man dubbed “Spokane’s Mystery Man” had local police authorities stumped.
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
You might guess that heavy mountain snow would be bad for loggers — but you would guess wrong.
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Jazz music was here to stay. That was the message delivered by Spokane band leader Charles “Chuck” Whitehead, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
A total of 24 cases of influenza were reported in Spokane in January 1920, including 10 cases in one family.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
All three McDonald siblings – Fay, Marie and Ted – walked out of the city jail after they made bail, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
A jury declared three McDonald siblings not guilty of murdering W.H. McNutt – but they weren’t free for long.
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
The McDonald siblings’ murder trial was turned upside down when defense attorney Thomas Corkery declared that one of the McDonalds had in fact killed W.H. McNutt — but it was …
Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
Marie McDonald, murder suspect, and W.H. McNutt, murder victim, had been having an affair.
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Defense attorneys for the McDonald siblings made a sensational charge: That murder victim W.H. McNutt had been brutal to Marie McDonald and had choked her and threatened to throw her …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
After the first day of testimony in the McDonald siblings’ murder trial, the jury was escorted out of the courtroom and into the Wolverine lodging house, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
A dread new disease called variously “sleeping sickness” or “sleepy sickness” claimed another Spokane victim.
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
The city won a “final victory” in its legal battle to keep jitneys off of Spokane’s streets.
Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Spokane’s young people had gone completely “dance mad,” a Spokesman-Review correspondent wrote.
Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
An enormous headline declared “Ratify Treaty; War Over.” This news seemed momentous, if more than a year late.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
A state commission declared that the proposed Columbia Basin irrigation project was perfectly feasible and presented “no serious engineering difficulties.”
Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
William Henry “Lone Star” Dietz, celebrity and famous football coach, pled guilty to draft evasion and was sentenced to one month in the Spokane County jail.
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
Madame Luisa Tetrazzini, an opera singer so famous that a gourmet dish was named after her, claimed to be captivated by the wintertime charms of Spokane.
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Census takers fanned out across Spokane and were asking householders one particularly delicate question: How old are you?
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
The Spokesman-Review wrote an editorial tribute to Charles M. Fassett, who stepped down as mayor as of the beginning of the year.