A look back at the faces and places in 2022 as seen by Spokesman-Review photojournalist Dan Pelle.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2022
Aiden King, 3, held by his mother, Richelle, tries his best to blow his new Wiener Whistle outside the Oscar Mayer Wienermoblie parked Sept. 9, 2022 at the Rosauers on West Francis Avenue. The 27-foot-long hot dog is a 2017 model and is one of six active Wienermobiles touring the country.
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In a competition to collect the most hats at the Spokane Ag Show, from left, Ty Tankersley, his sister, Rory, and friend Emmet Fowler scored at last count 15 lids apiece while visiting the trade booths, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 at the Spokane Convention Center. They are all from St. Maries, Id.
Katy Azar gets a hug and a kiss goodbye from her son, Ramsey Azar, after a group of family and friends gathered at Azars Restaurant, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Spokane, to discuss the closing of the business. The Greek and Middle Eastern eatery has been in Spokane for 42 years, with 32 years at the present location at 2501 N.. Monroe. The doors closed on Oct. 22.
Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther roars with delight after a BYU turnover, Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Strawther had just a a 3-point shot before the Cougar error.
With school out for the day, the Cannon Hill Park pond was full of skating activity, Jan. 31, 2022, in Spokane. Hockey players, from left include, Oliver Smith, Finn Smith, Gunnar Campbell, Kate Smith, Graeme Scott, Penny Smith, along with Cooper Campbell and Kat Lukens at rear right.
Morgan Miles waves an American flag in tribute as a Spokane Valley Fire Department engine from Station 2 rolls along N. Argonne Road during a Line of Duty Death Funeral Protocol procession for SVFD Firefighter Dan Patterson, Aug. 10, 2022 in Spokane Valley. Patterson suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after going off shift on July 21, and was taken off life support on Aug. 1. His organs were donated. Morgan's father, Cory, is a firefighter with Spokane Fire District 8.
Mary and Hector Aizon found a spot to have breakfast and view the splendid colors at the Duncan Garden in Spokane's Manito Park, Sept. 19, 2022.
A man and his dog spend time together cutting through the lingering fog engulfing Comstock Park, Jan 20, 2022 in Spokane.
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A great blue heron swoops just inches above the Spokane River north of the Nine Mile Dam, July 27, 2022.
Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard steals the ball from San Francisco guard Khalil Shabazz, Jan. 20, 2022 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Charlie Bean waits in arms of his father Ryan Bean as students gather outside Hutton Elementary School for the first day of kindergarten, Sept. 7, 2022 in Spokane. Ryan told the boy he was excited for him and that Charlie would make new friends.
Members of the Nike Union Athletics Club, from left, Ella Donaghu, Shannon Osika, Sinclaire Johnson and Raevyn Rogers celebrate their world record time of 10:39.91 in the Lilac Grand Prix DMR, Feb. 11, 2022 in Spokane.
Spokane County Fire District #3 firefighter Tori Wright hits a hot spot inside one of the 11 Motel in Cheney units that burned in an early morning blaze, Aug. 23, 2022 in Cheney.
Spokane firefighters find shade to cool off from the summer heat after working the scene of a blaze that destroyed the rear of a house, along with a Nissan Altima at E. 323 Nebraska, Aug. 26, 2022.
Tom McCulloch battles the Wednesday storm that dumped several inches of snow as he blows six driveways for his South Hill neighborhood near Chase Middle School, Nov. 30, 2022 in Spokane.
Gonzaga players Rasir Bolton, Chet Holmgren and Julian Strawther celebrate Drew Timme basket against Pacific, Feb. 10, 2022 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Students from Adams Elementary School get a fist bump from Carla Pezerzak at Ferris High School, Oct. 21, 2022 in Spokane. Current 5th and 6th grader the from schools that will feed into the new Peperzak Middle School next year, gathered to hear future principal Andre Wicks and Carla talk about Carla's life story in a concentration camp
Peyton Adams, 14, of Spokane, gets a visit from Margaux, a 4-year-old Saint Bernard during her stay at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Nov. 14, 2022. Margaux, and her owner Allison Miller, right, are part of the Providence Pet Visitation Program. Payton's mother, Heather is at left.
Peter Rivera, former drummer for the rock band Rare Earth, poses with oversized-drumsticks on Sept. 13, 2022, before the “Peter Rivera’s R&B CelebrateSymphony performance with Whithworth and Gonzaga University students at the Fox Theater.
Among the 4,000 rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia , 41arrived in Spokane - 16 with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. and 25 with Spokane Humane Society. Here, a dozen beagles awaiting adoption, frolic in the play yard with Melissa Cameron, Aug. 22, 2022 at SpokAnimal.
Providence Sacred Heart employees cheer as Sister Rosalie Locati gets a big sendoff for her retirement with a Sept. 8, 2022 parade through the Sacred Heart campus escorted by hospital security. Locati had served as a Sister of Providence for 60 years.. Her career includes more than two decades at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center as director of mission and values.
Boxes of cooked frozen farm raise shrimp, Angus beef patties and hot Italian Beyond Sausage plant-based links are unloaded from a crashed semi-truck, Aug. 1, 2022, near the intersection of Geiger Blvd. and W. Electric Ave. The truck was involved in the crash with a suspected of impaired driver of a passenger vehicle.
Kevin Edwards, of SpokAnimal, took extra time to say goodbye to Timber, a Lab mix, after running the dog in the play yard, July 18, 2022 in Spokane. Edwards was hoping Timber would be adopted before he see him again. SpokAnimal was dealing with a overflowing population of large-breed dogs, which the shelter blames on lack of housing and rising housing costs. Jules, a Belgian Malinois mix is at right.
Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney, right, and Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich show off new summer hats for county deputies during the State of the County Address, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 at the Spokane Convention Center. Kuney was the keynote speaker and the retiring Knezovich made a farewell speech.
Taseyn Stauffer, of St. Matthew's Lutheran School in Spokane, wore his top hat to the first performance of the Spokane Symphony for Symphony Days at the Fox Theater. conducted by Shira Samuels-Shragg, Oct. 26, 2022 in Spokane. Over 5000 4th and 5th graders from 70 schools in Spokane, Spokane Valley and North Idaho will attend the two-day, four-performance event.
Michael Summerlin, 51, came to the new Trent Homeless Shelter on Sept 7, 2022. He says he wanted to spend a couple of weeks there.
Zuill Bailey performs with his cello during a free BachFest concert, July 19, 2022 in the historic Davenport Hotel lobby.
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