August 20th, 2014
High school football teams across the state opened up practices today. The Deer Park Stags will open up their season on Sept. 5 at East Valley, while Riverside starts on the same night at Timberlake. The Springdale Chargers opener is Sept. 5 at home against Wilbur-Creston.
Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avistaâ€™s request to increase electric and natural gas rates for its customers in Washington.
The three-member commission, which is not bound by the agreement, will make a final decision on the utilityâ€™s rate-hike request this fall.
The settlement agreement calls for new rates to begin Jan. 1, 2015. Public hearings are scheduled next week in Spokane for customers to comment on the agreement.
An informational meeting to gauge interest in starting a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be held 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Deer Park Airport Administrative Building on Cedar Road.
Civil Air Patrol is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force
Lois Jo Brown of Springdale died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with her family around her. She was 76.
Lois was born on July 23, 1938, in Odessa, Wash., to Rheinhold and Josie Lesser. She attended the Ford School and then went to Springdale High School.
Lois was married to Tony Brown for 57 years and together they had five children. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Eli and Peyton Manning try out their rapping skills.
A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.
Leo Earl Stacey, 91 years of life, passed peacefully into his final rest on July 31, 2014, at his home in Spokane County. He was born to Alice and Robert Stacey on May 2, 1923, in Sac City, Iowa.
Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret; his parents; a twin brother, Cleo; and two sisters, Verna and Alliene.
Leo was a decorated World War II soldier who saw battle action throughout Europe, including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes Forest and Germany. He received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart during his three-year tour on the front lines.
It is with great sorrow to have lost a piece of our hearts. On July 28, Charles Riblet received his angel wings.
Charles served his country as a Marine. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was a retired Seattle firefighter, an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to so many. He will be deeply missed.
He was an off-road enthusiast who loved his Polaris RZR. He also loved NASCAR races, football, and fantasy football. But his No. 1 love was his wife and family.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Deer Park Happy Home Church, 5039 Hattery-Owens Road, for longtime area resident Sandy R. Faella, 64, who passed away on July 14, 2014.
Born on Sept. 19, 1949, she lived in the Deer Park area for the past 31 years. She was a member of the Happy Home Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry.
Opal T. Olsen, 87 years of life and a resident of Clayton, passed away on Aug. 1, 2014.
Mrs. Olsen is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Rick and Debbie Olsen of Clayton, Russell and Denise Olsen of Spokane, Becky and Phil Hines of Longview, Wash., and Robynn and Larry Ross of Nine Mile Falls. She is the sister of Ruth Rasmussen, Viola Greer and Bill Sims and enjoyed 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Olsen is preceded in death by her husband, Neb Olsen; a son, Bob Olsen; a daughter, Karen Layton; and a grandson, Jeff Layton.