March 15th, 2014
Kelli Hughes, daughter or Josh Hughes and Teresa and Ryan Polensky was chosen the 60th Miss Deer Park in ceremonies at the high school on Saturday evening. Her royalty for the upcoming year are Joanna Goodner, daughter of Tony and Dawn Goodner, and Kelcie Lenz, daughter of Jeff and Cindy Lenz.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputies and K-9 Deacon were able to locate a suspect who had violated a domestic violence protecting order and fled a Deer Park residence during the late hours on March 11.
The incident began when Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Daniel Dutton responded to a possible domestic dispute in the 400 block of South Evergreen Court in Deer Park around 9:30 p.m. Several deputies responded to the area to help locate the suspect who reportedly left the scene on foot prior to their arrival.
Yokeâ€™s Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the 10 â€śLuckiest Storesâ€ť in Eastern Washington, according to the Washington State Lottery office.
A Lucky Store is any retail locations that sold a winning ticket worth $1,000 or more in the previous year.
The Deer Park Yokeâ€™s store was tied for third in Eastern Washington with six lucky tickets sold over the past year.
Rosauerâ€™s Super Market at West Third Avenue in Spokane is the â€śLuckiest Storeâ€ť in Eastern Washington with 10 big wins in 2013, up from seven big wins in 2012.
Ken Minden of Deer Park passed away at home after a four-year long battle with metastic colon cancer at the age of 61.
He was a loving husband for 43 years to Candy Minden; wonderful father to Danette (John) Brewster of Newport News, Va., and Darin Minden of Deer Park; a special grandfather to Kevin, Rebecca and Alyssa Minden and Kylee Brewster; a brother to Virgil (Carol) Minden of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Ed (Gail) Minden of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a son of Saron Minden (deceased) and Gladys Crumley; and a son-in-law to Gail (Edna - deceased) Marlow of Nine Mile Falls.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in a theft of a medical marijuana dispensary in Elk.
Employees at JDâ€™s Garden at N39817 Newport Highway determined the burglary took place sometime late on March 2 or early on March 3. More than 20 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.
Evelyn Esther Sturtevant-Hill, age 98, passed away at home in Deer Park on March 4, 2014.
She was born in Springboro, Pa., and married William Byron Hill in 1937. They moved to California in 1940 where she spent 61 wonderful years with Bill until he passed away in 2001.
She moved to Deer Park in 2004 to live with her nephew, Ralph W. Cuthbert.
He remarked: She was a wonderful person with the most pleasant personality I have known! I used to tease her by saying â€śEveryone likes you . . . but I donâ€™t know why.â€ť She would laugh.
Warren Jay Nord, 86 years of life and very longtime resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Warren is the dear husband of Lorraine Marie Nord (married 44 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Tracy Nord Hoffman and Cory and Ammy Nord. He enjoyed five grandchildren,: Jason Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Maygen Nord, Colesen Nord, and Catherine Hoffman. His two nieces are Vicky (Alan) Pyles and Nancy (Brian) Berger. There are numerous cousins and other relatives.
Mary Walker School District officials are still sorting out events surrounding a bus crash today that sent 6-8 students to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
The bus was traveling on Cemetery Road near State Highway 231 when it left the roadway and landed on its side.
Law enforcement officials said the road was covered by a sheet of ice.
The students were able to escape from the bus by the time emergency crews arrived. The uninjured students were taken to school on another bus.
A gun found by school children on Jan. 23 has been confirmed by the Washington State Crime Lab as the weapon used to kill Harry â€śEdâ€ť Giesbrecht, 53, at his Deer Park home on Jan. 4.
Richard Klepacki, 62, was arrested for Giesbrechtâ€™s murder shortly after the shooting.
A Deer Park Elementary School-aged student found the gun next to the road while on the way to the school bus stop. The child picked up the gun, brought it to the bus stop and threw it on the ground. A parent waiting at the bus stop noticed the gun and retrieved it. The weapon was loaded.
It understandable if the Chelan Mountain Goats never but heads again this season with the Riverside Rams.
The Mountain Goats, which saw their football state championship aspirations disappear with an opening round playoff loss to the Rams in November, saw the same fate befall their boys basketball team on Saturday.
The Rams, who never trailed in the loser-out bi-district playoff game, eliminated the Goats 39-28. Riverside (20-5) will head to regional playoff action next weekend.