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September 23rd

Marian L. Chandler 84

September 23, 2011

No funeral services are planned for former Deer Park resident Marian L. (Inman) Chandler, 84, who passed away on Sept. 20 in Arlington, Wash.
Born on July 2, 1927, to the late T. Ben and Anna Inman in Canton, N.C., she graduated from Deer Park High School in 1946. She later married Tom Chandler, another Deer Park resident.
Mr. Chandler passed away in 2005.
She is survived by one daughter, Connie Bucasas; four sons, John, Michael, Stephan and David Chandler; three brothers, Guy, Gerald and Darrell Inman; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

September 21st

Jury deadlocked in vehicular homicide trial

September 21, 2011

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office plans to retry a Deer Park man after a Superior Court could not reach a verdict after a week-long vehicular homicide trial.
Jonathon P. Bales was driving his 1985 Pontiac Firebird southbound on Wandermere Road at around 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2010, when he apparently crossed the centerline and struck 54-year-old Rene Blaume, who was riding a Racer iScooter in the northbound lane near Glenrose Drive intersection. Blaume, an in-home care provider, died at the scene.

Steve Saywers, 60

September 21, 2011

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the River Christian Church, N5201 Market, with the Rev. John Hickman officiating, for longtime area resident Steve Saywers, 60, who passed away on Sept. 16 in Spokane.
Born on May 2, 1951, in Sunnyside, Wash., he served in the Air Force and Army and earned several college degrees.

Michael T. Bryan, 63

September 21, 2011

A remembrance gathering will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, E29 First St. for Michael T. “Mike” Bryan, who passed away on Sept. 16.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and later returned to service in the U.S. Army.
He was an avid reader and storyteller. He was also a craftsman and nature enthusiast who was affectionately referred to as a “Renaissance Man.”
He is survived by four daughters, Karen, Jamie, Jackie and Pamela; two sisters, Diana and Patricia; grandchildren; and extended family.

Patricia A. Karle, 72

September 21, 2011

Private family services will be held in Orland, Calif., at a future date for Patricia Ann Karle, 72, who passed away on Sept. 17 at her Deer Park home.
Born to Lloyd and Doris (Patrick) Watson on July 8, 1939, in Manteca, Calif., she met her best friend and the love of her life, Henry "Jerry" Karle, in high school. They were married on Nov. 27, 1957, in Carson City, Nev. They were together until Mr. Karle’s passing on Aug. 16, 2006.

September 20th

Eager Chargers humble Lancers

September 20, 2011

The Springdale Chargers couldn’t wait for their second football game this season.
The Chargers, who were routed by Tekoa-Oaksdale in their season opener two weeks ago, scored the first time they touched the ball, a 58-yard punt return by Shane O’Malley in a 48-0 win over Liberty (0-3) on Friday.
Unfortunately, O’Malley’s punt return was called back by a clipping penalty. It did not matter, since Mitch Peone legally scored a 45-yard run two plays later and the Chargers were in control the rest of the way.

Lee Evans, 68

September 20, 2011

William “Lee” Evans, 68, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
He was born on July 10, 1943, to Rena and Roy LaVerne Evans in Eureka, Mont. He worked at Kaiser-Mead for 38 years.
When the kids were younger, we did a lot of camping on the Colville Reservation. As the kids got older, they became bowlers so we went to many tournaments in Seattle, Spokane, Tri-Cities or wherever. Lee would get the camper ready and away we went.
He bowled a 299 game in the Adult-Youth League.
He loved kids and they loved him.
Lee was a lifetime member of Deer Park Eagles Aerie No. 3564.

Arthur H. Kohlstedt, 83.53

September 20, 2011

Arthur H. “Art” Kohlstedt died on 8 Sept. 2011, at the age of 83.53.
He was born on 26 Feb. 1928, to Marguerite “Marge” and Harold “Koley” Kohlstedt, longtime residents of Colville.
Art loved life and was generous in spirit and a friend to all.

September enrollments bring good news to school districts

September 20, 2011

Faced with shrinking budgets, area school districts received some good news after the preliminary enrollment counts for the 2011-12 school year.
Each of the three school districts has enrollments slightly higher than what was budgeted for this school year.
Deer Park, which has been in the best budget situation the past couple of years, has a district enrollment of 2,423 full-time equivalent students in September. The count is 67 FTE students above what the school district budgeted for the upcoming school year.
School districts receive about $2,000 a year in state funding for each FTE.

September 14th

Power line thieves back at it

September 14, 2011

Overhead lines that return unused power to Avista have been targeted by metal thieves since late August, according to a company employee.
Since Aug. 22, a suspect has stolen more than 1.5 miles of No. 6 copper for a loss exceeding $18,000. The company has been replacing the stolen copper lines with aluminum wire, which is less expensive.
The most recent theft occurred on Sept. 12 on North Hazard Road. Crews had just replaced the line at midnight and it was discovered missing again at 6 a.m.

Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avista...
An informational meeting to gauge interest in starting a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be held 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at...
A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.
High school football teams across the state opened up practices today. The Deer Park Stags will...
Eli and Peyton Manning try out their rapping skills.
Head coach discusses his team's performance against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

 

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