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Grocery store Santa out for one last bell ring

It's not hard to see why people call Bill Conner, Santa. He comes around, the same time every year, has an infectious laugh, and he takes pictures with the children. His big white beard and age don't hurt either.

Salvation Army distributes Christmas gifts to families

People across the Inland Northwest have donated coins, cash and toys to the Salvation Army and now, just three days before Christmas, 115 families are picking up their presents, with food, toys and blankets taken out the door by the boxful.