Before all hell broke loose in college sports, Big Sky Conference commissioner Tom Wistrcill stood in the hallway of a casino in Airway Heights, Wash., in mid-July and provided a “state of the conference” of sorts to a handful of reporters.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, Arthur E. Shafer, 72, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.
Last month, we published an article in the Veterans Press that told the story of Tim and Sandy Williams participating in the Post Falls Fourth of July parade. It told how honored they were to carry the banners of two of the regions “Fallen Heroes” Banners, Spc. Marc W. Grubham of Saint Maries and Air Force Captain David Lyons. David was from Sandpoint and a graduate of the Air Force Academy and died in Afghanistan in December 2013.