Ralph J. Spaeth

Ralph J. Spaeth, 90, died April 8, 2018, in Salmon, Idaho. A celebration of life is being honored by each family member individually. Ralph will be laid to rest with our mother in Tulare, California, where there will be a joyous reunion of those two loving souls.

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite

In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. When the Nazis arrived, Gronowski’s father was in a hospital. His wife quickly lied, telling them he was dead and sparing him from Auschwitz. It was on a train to that death camp a few weeks later that she saved her son, pushing him toward the door of the boxcar they were in and telling him to jump. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family’s closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she’d see “Little Simon” Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

This Aug. 11, 2017 photo shows wine for sale at the Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is known for spectacular waterfalls but it's also famous for wine, with more than 40 wineries in 40 miles (60 kilometers). The Columbia Gorge is a designated American Viticultural Area, a wine grape region distinguished by geographic features. (AP Photo/Sally Carpenter Hale)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it’s also famous in the world of wine.

Taking a byte out of crime

Deputy Michael Sibbett checks his computer while wearing a body camera at the Idaho Falls Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. “I’d rather have it than not,” Sibbetts said. The sheriff’s office currently has eight cameras but would like to get to 60. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

A new law passed by Idaho’s Legislature last month has local law enforcement looking at the best way to balance the cost of storing evidentiary video footage. 

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