The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington on December 3, 1988 · 42
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The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington · 42

Spokane, Washington
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Saturday, December 3, 1988
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Spokesman-Review Spokane Chronicle, Sat., Dec. 3, 1988 "V d. 2- mit Si By S.K. Duran Staff writer Daniel Wilson's trailer has been rented out to new residents and his belongings are in storage. He doesn't need them. He is missing, and has been since August. But friends and family of the ,,,,,,,,, Greenacres man still hope for his return. Wilson's car was ObiteW 00.4 found abandoned Aug. 26, 15 miles east of k Miles City, Mont. As dit recently as this week, 1, , Montana's Custer , - County sheriff's department was still following leads in the case. But the latest Wilson lead, like all the others, was fruitless. Those close to Wilson believe he didn't plan his disappearance. And they know something had been eating at him. "I don't want to come to a conclusion," said Don Wadsworth, who had been friends with Wilson for more than a year. "He was in a very drained state of mind. Tt TT 7 wilystery: VIJ!!,ere is Daniel vullIson? On moving to Spokane in 1984, Wilson father has disappeared and they miss him, By S.K. Duran In that state, he couldn't plot clearly and Staff writer was probably more lackadaisical." became an employee of Kaiser Aluminum their mother said. Daniel Wilson's trailer has been rented Wadsworth spent time with Wilson for about a year. During his last three Spearheading much of the search has tt to new residents and his belongings are several days before Aug. 24, the day he was months in Spokane, Wilson worked as an been his mother, Darlene Wilson of storage. He doesn't need them last seen in Spokane. His friend remembers electrician at ASC Tool. Longmont, Colo. He is missing, and has been since August that he seemed unusually tired and When Wilson failed to arrive at work one She was notified Aug. 28 that a car But friends and depressed. Wilson was mentally unstable day, his boss, Dennis Craig, wasn't registered in her name had been abandoned mily of the from stress and working a lot of overtime, in Montana. It was the car Wilson used reenacres man still . , ,..,, he said. while living in Spokane. , . ipe for his return. "He was getting worn out working 10 The children, Jesse, 3, She flew to Montana and drove the car Wilson's car was ,,..-, AN''' hours (a day) plus (taking care of his) kids back to Spokane. . sg, und abandoned Aug. , j on the weekends," said Wadsworth. and Katie, 6, know their In a recent telephone interview from her 15 miles east of .k ,-, ,. Wadsworth said he thought Wilson might home in Colorado, she said she found his iles City, Mont. As sit '41.-1--1.;: ,.'i'' have been heading for a breakdown. The father has disappeared trailer a mess, with food on the table and !cently as this week, ', . Greenacres resident had suffered severe the sprinklers still running in the yard. He ', ..,'J and they miss him, ontana's Custer -- ' emotional problems a few years earlier. had left without money or his checkbook. ,t, - Dunty sheriff's ,, "He wasn't in his regular mind," he said. "It wasn't the way he normally kept his partment was still ,,'"' ; Wilson, 36, was described by Wadsworth things," she said. llowing leads in the as being quiet and non-aggressive. He was a surprised. He had known something was She fears her son may have amnesia, Wilson bothering Wilson. Ise. But the latest father who loved his children and stayed in possibly the result of a carbon monoxide ad, like all the others, was fruitless. Spokane to be near them, Wadsworth said, "I was about to let (Wilson) go," said leak from a defective car muffler. even after a divorce from his wife, Craig, "he seemed that distraught." Those close to Wilson believe he didn't Charlotte Wilson, three years ago. Wilson Wilson's ex-wife, Charlotte Wilson, has Wadsworth, however, thinks that is Ian his disappearance. And they know something had liked to help people, said Wadsworth. little to add about his disappearance. She unlikely. been "He was a man that wanted to raise his and Wilson had not been close since "He wasn't in his car that much," said ating at him. kids well," said Wadsworth. "He had a lot splitting up. Wadsworth. "He just drove (to work) and "I don't want to come to a conclusion," of concern for his kids and his friends. The Valley woman said that when she back, and some on weekends. I drove with lid Don Wadsworth, who had been friends "Wherever he is, he's a Christian and the heard he was missing, she traveled to Miles him a lot and I felt no affect." 'ith Wilson for more than a year. Lord is watching over him," said City but learned nothing there. The For now, all that the people who care "He was in a very drained state of mind. Wadsworth. children, Jesse, 3, and Katie, 6, know their about Daniel Wilson can do is wait. Girl's watermelon maze a world o class winner Kathleen Bresnahan, 12, recently won the grand prize in the National Geographic World magazine's "Draw-A-Maze Contest." It took her 312 hours to I draw the maze, "Melon Madness," which depicts a r I , trail through a 1 watermelon. It was ',....0-f 1 featured, with a story on the artist, in the October ) ill i issue of National Geographic World, a ,. - p, r', , magazine for children. Kathleen draws mazes , f ' . for her family and school friends. Bresnahan Z JESS WALTER covers sports and schools. Call him with tips for his sports column, questions about our school coverage, or any sports and education topics. SARAH DURAN covers police and people news. Call her with crime-related news or suggestions for personality profiles. JULT SULLIVAN covers business and government news. Call her about Advertising The contest attracted more than 3,500 entries from around the world. Her prize was a trip with her family to colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. A seventh-grade student at Libby Junior High School, Kathleen is the daughter of Jim and Pauline Brenehan. Bertha Mae Long will celebrate her 100th birthday Tuesday. Born in Lincoln, Neb., she came west with her parents in a covered wagon. In Spokane, she met her future husband, Samuel Long, whom she married on March 17, 1908. He worked with the Spokane Parks Department 35 years. Bertha worked at the old Inge think it's important for our readers to know who reports, nil writes, edits and photographs your news. We'd like to hear from you. This is who we are at the Valley Voice, what we do, and how you can reach us at: P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, 927-2170. consumer-oriented business news, neighborhood issues, or suggestions for stories about government. STEVE THOMPSON is the Valley photographer. Call him if you see the makings of a great photo. MARNY LOMBARD is the Valley editor. Call or write to her to discuss the Valley Voice in general, to offer any suggestions or complaints, or to contribute story ideas. Call classified advertising at 456-SELL and retail advertising at 927-2160. Sandy Anderson, Advertising Account Executive 459-5019 Joyce Brede, Advertising Account Executive 459-5033 Denris Matsuda, Advertising Account Executive 459-5030 YWCA for four years as a range cook. The Longs had three children, but only one, Grant Long, is living. Samuel Long died in 1955. Bertha Long is a Golden Eagle and was a member of the Eagles Ladies Drill Team, which she formed in 1936. She will celebrate her birthday with a family party at Northcrest Care Center, where she lives. Eric Wood of Marshall placed fourth against runners from 14 countries in the two-mile Sri Chinmoy International Peace Mile Race in October. The race was to honor the 43rd anniversary of the United Nations. Churches collect gifts for the needy More than a dozen Valley churches are seeking toys and gifts to be distributed to needy families this Christmas. Valley Church Shared Ministries encourages residents to bring toys in good condition to Fire Station 1, across from University City mall. The toys will be distributed Dec. 21. Gifts for adults and children, including toiletries, underwear, socks, linens, stationery and school supplies, will be collected at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, E10422 Main; Veradale United Church of Christ, N611 Progress; and Zion Lutheran Church, E8304 Buckeye. Items should be brought in unwrapped. The ministries' clothing bank needs winter coats, boots and children's clothing. Donations can be brought to Opportunity Presbyterian Church, N202 Pines. Workplace: Meeting to consider improvements The Women's Committee of the open discussion on issues suct Washington State Labor Council, caring for aging parents, newt AFL-CIO is hosting a breakfast or adopted children and jugg meeting to discuss the needs of family and work responsibili working families. will fAlinm The meeting will be Monday at 7:30 am. at the Sheraton-Spokane Hotel. Cost to attend is $5. The guest speaker, state Sen. Nita Rinehart, will discuss her proposal for a family opportunity plan. Open discussion on issues such as caring for aging parents, newborn or adopted children and juggling family and work responsibilities will follow. "We will discuss what options are available at all levels," said Karen Kaiser, communications director for the council. The issues then will be pursued in the Legislature, she said. Runners were chosen based on the best times worldwide in 17 cities. The international race was sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and took place on Sri Chinmoy Peace Miles, which are one-mile running and walking courses dedicated to peace and international understanding. Brad Taylor, last year's editorial cartoonist for the Whitworthian, the campus newspaper at Whitworth College, has won a national award from the College Media Advisers and the Associated Collegiate Press. Taylor placed second in the editorial cartoon category for his pictorial comments on national and international politics. Among the churches participating in the ministries are Valley Assembly of God, Spokane Valley Baptist, Valleyview Baptist, St. Joseph's Catholic, Greenacres Christian and Opportunity Christian. Christ Lutheran, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Zion Lutheran, Spokane Valley United Methodist, Millwood Community Presbyterian, Opportunity Presbyterian and Veradale United Church of Christ are also taking part. On the cover The force behind Frog Hollow Christmas: the Egging and Doolittle families. Please see story on Page 4. Correction. The Spokane Valley Junior Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Opportunity Presbyterian Church. A Thursday story indicated the wrong day. ............ ! ( r , ( ( c t f I i r IZ IT ii P w . si I IN a 11, a al iz IN PI do it bi tv a th tc rr al SI C C '8; w 1 as bil thl thl

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