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May 2021, Volume 71, Issue 5

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The Fly Fisherman

Fred Shiosaki, a graduate of Rogers High School who helped liberate the “Lost Battalion” during World War II and spearheaded early environmental efforts in Spokane, died on April 10 in Seattle. On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Fred returned home to his beloved Spokane Valley and his wife. A cherished friend, dedicated public servant, environmentalist, war hero, and avid fly fisherman died peacefully at the age of 96.


Colonel Jimmie Kanaya Scholarship Essay

Mari Kamemoto is our recipient of the Colonel Jimmie Kanaya Memorial Scholarship Award for 2021. Mari is the daughter of Audrey and Derek Kamemoto.  She will be graduating from Bishop Blanchet High School this spring and has already made plans to attend Northwest Nazarene University next fall. Here is her essay.

Hillyard’s Fred Shiosaki, WWII veteran, accomplished fly fisherman and pioneer in air pollution control, dies at 96

Reprinted with permission from The Spokesman-Review of Friday, April 16, 2021. Fred Shiosaki took out some war photos to show his friend George Orr one evening after work. In the frames were the men of the 442nd Infantry Regiment of the United States Army, a band of Japanese American volunteer soldiers whose motto was “Go For Broke.”

NVC Foundation Memorial Brick Installation is Cancelled

After much consideration, we unfortunately have decided to cancel our annual NVC Foundation Brick Installation Event, due to the COVID pandemic. We will keep in touch with our donors and will let them know the details later.

Chow Mein Dinner Canceled for 2021

We have made the hard decision to cancel the Chow Mein Dinner once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chow Mein Dinner has been an annual event for the NVC for many years and has been an important fundraising effort for the NVC Memorial Hall.