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November 30th

Body discovered in Elk near missing man's car

November 30, 2012

Spokane County Sheriff’s authorities have located a body near the vehicle of an elderly man missing since Nov. 23 on Blanchard Creek Road in a remote part of the Elk area.
Samuel H. Counts, 71, a former Elk resident, disappeared from Spokane Valley while driving to the grocery store. Counts suffers from dementia.
Airborne search crews located his car, a 2012 KIA sedan, northwest of Mount Spokane in a heavily wooded area late Friday afternoon. A short time later a body was discovered a quarter-mile from the car.

November 29th

Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

November 29, 2012

Working with a store surveillance video, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Deer Park man believed to have robbed CC’s Pawn Shop on Thanksgiving Day.
According to police reports, the pawn show was initially broken into by a pair of burglars who took a couple of thousands of dollars of merchandise.
A third burglar, believed to be Jeremiah Patterson, entered the business two hours later and stole more merchandise.
Deputies Dan Dutton and Dan Middlebos both recognized Patterson from video taken by the store’s surveillance camera.

November 28th

Sen. Morton to step down

November 28, 2012

State Sen. Bob Morton, who entered the political landscape more than two decades ago, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1.
“I thank the people of the 7th Legislative District for the opportunity to represent them. I appreciate their support and insight into how we could make our district and state a better place for future generations,” Morton said in announcing his decision on Nov. 28
“I plan to serve as senator until January 1, 2013. I am looking forward to retirement and spending more time at home with my family in the beautiful 7th District.”

GreenHouse starts annual Tree of Sharing campaign

November 28, 2012

GreenHouse Community Center volunteers have begun accepting families for the annual Christmas Tree of Sharing.
Director Susan Peterson said Greenhouse volunteers hope to have all gifts distributed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. between Dec. 19-22.
Christmas food will be distributed when clients collect their monthly food baskets at the food bank, W206 First St., Suite A. Clients with children will also receive an appointment time to visit the GreenHouse’s Tree of Sharing outlet at N211 Fir St. at this time.

November 27th

Battle of Champs: DP grapplers entertain Orting

November 27, 2012

The Deer Park wrestling team opens its season this week with a match-up of a pair of 2012 state team champions.
The Stags, the five-time defending Class 2A champs, will entertain Orting on 6 p.m. on Friday.
The Cardinals, who have moved up to the Class 2A ranks this season, are four-time defending Class 1A champs. Last year's team featured (all returning) Fred Green, the 106-pound champion, Austin Dodson, the runner-up at 113 pounds, and Beau Gore, the runner-up at 145 pounds.
In addition to its state title run, Orting finished second the three previous seasons.

Paul E. Schaffner, 76

November 27, 2012

Paul Emil Schaffner, 76, passed away on Nov. 20, 2012, in Spokane after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Chewelah on March 18, 1936, to Urban and Cora Schaffner of Ford. He grew up in a family of four children, being the youngest.
Charles the oldest passed away in 2007. Howard of Harrington, Wash., and Ruth Sjoberg Schaffner of Walnut Creek, Calif., are the remaining siblings.

Evonna A. Hyde, 20

November 27, 2012

Evonna Arianna Hyde passed away on Nov. 13, 2012 in Springdale, Wash., at the age of 20.
She was born the daughter of Randall Hyde and Jacqueline Mattingly on March 25, 1992 in Anaheim, Calif. She moved to Washington with her family in 1996 at the age of 4.
Evonna grew up in Springdale, where she met Philip Fleetwood in 2005. Together, they had a beautiful daughter, Alexis.

November 14th

Dr. Mark L. Radezky, 55

November 14, 2012

Dr. Mark L. Radezky went home to be with the Lord the morning of Oct. 30, 2012.
He was born March 30, 1957, in Brewster, Wash., to Hank and Shirlee Graves Radezky.
Mark grew up on the Triple R-Bar Ranch in Colville. He graduated from Calvary Christian School in 1975. He attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D. He did undergraduate study at Portland Community College and Portland State. He graduated from Western State Chiropractic College with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

Pedestrian killed in State Highway 231 accident

November 14, 2012

Updated Nov. 15: Law enforcement officials have a person of interest and have impounded a vehicle following their investigation into a possible felony hit-and-run between Springdale and Ford on Nov. 13.
The Washington State Patrol has not released the name of the suspect because of the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation.

November 7th

Referendum 74 supporters claiming victory

November 7, 2012

After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM) announced on Nov. 7 that Referendum 74 will be approved by voters.
“This is a clear win,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. “We have run the numbers every which way, and we can now confidently say that we have won. This is an historic day for Washington, an historic day for our country and, most of all, for families across the state who have dreamed of this day and the wedding celebrations to come.”

Deer Park's annual street preservation project project came to an end on Friday. The $234,000 project included the...
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Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avista...
David Hickman of Richland has set a new state record for the largest tiger muskie caught in state...
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.

 

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