Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said.
Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Laughter was shed along with a few tears at a celebration of life for Lyle H. Smith, who died July 26 at 101 years old. Bill Smith, center, spoke about his father at Thursday’s service: “The greatest honor for him was when a kid called him, ‘Coach,’ ” Bill said. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

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  • They went viral with a spectacular dance routine. They're using that fame to raise money for the Special Olympics.

    The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at The University of Central Oklahoma went viral this week with a homecoming cheer and dance routine. Having netted more than six million hits on their fraternity's Facebook page, the men are using their new fame for charity, asking those who enjoyed the video to donate to the Special Olympics. They have already raised nearly $4,000. You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/special-olympics-benefit.