Archive - 2012
A graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake on March 9 at 9:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Northview Bible Church located at N13521 Mill Road, Spokane, for former longtime Deer Park teacher George L. Dye, 79, who passed away on Feb. 29, 2012.
Born in Tazewell, Va., on April 9, 1932, he traveled west to Spokane while in the Air Force. He met his wife of almost 58 years, Sharron Mackey, during this time.
Three people were injured in a one-car accident on March 1 at Elk-Chattaroy and Tallman roads.
According to Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department collision investigator Deputy J. Thurman, the vehicle was traveling west on Elk-Chattaroy Road when it drove onto the shoulder of the roadway. The driver was not able to negotiate the vehicle back onto the road and struck a large tree head-on.
The family of four was not wearing their seatbelts which contributed to their injuries, he said.
A funeral service was held on March 1 at the Unity Center of North Spokane for Deer Park resident Clarence "Steve" H. Stevenson IV, who passed away on Feb. 26 in Spokane.
Born in Mason City, Iowa, and reared in Glendale, Calif., he graduated from Glendale Community College. He joined the Air Force and worked on nuclear missiles in Roswell, N.M.
He later worked for the Knudsen Co. in refrigeration conveyer systems. From there, he moved to Eureka, Calif., and owned the Blue Lake Garage, an auto mechanic and towing business.
Updated on March 5
Most of the more than 100 animals seized from a farm in Elk last week by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) have found new homes.
â€śIt has been a long week for SCRAPS but we think we see a light at the end of the tunnel,â€ť said SCRAPS Development Coordinator Jackie Bell. â€śOur community has been so unbelievably supportive of SCRAPS by donating time, money, supplies and now adopting these animals,â€ť she continued.
SCRAPS has adopted all of the animals from this seizure.
A celebration of his life was held on Feb. 25 at Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, for longtime Deer Park resident Aaron E. Olson, 86, who passed away on Feb. 17 in Spokane.
Born on July 5, 1925, to Lois and Ed Olson in Spokane, he was reared on a farm in Deer Park. He, along with his older brother, James, and his younger sisters, Adeline and Caroline, helped with his family business known as the Six Pines Ranch.
In 1943, he graduated from Deer Park High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.
Aaron D. Miller, 24, pled not guilty on Feb. 28 to various charges stemming from his apparent three holdups of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Deer Park this winter.
Miller, who is being held on $100,000 bond, faces first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery charges.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Detectives believe Miller was the gunman who robbed the store of oxycodone on Dec. 5 after displaying a gun and placing a note on the counter demanding drugs.
Miller fled the scene on foot.
Deer Park and Riverside School District voters will get another chance to decide the fate replacement levy requests in April. The April 17 ballot measures, however, will have a different look after they were rejected by voters in the Feb. 14 election
The Riverside School Board has decided to reduce its educational programs and operations levy from $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation next year to $3.42/$1,000. The original levy request received only received 39.3 percent voter approval.
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS), responding to a neighborâ€™s complaint, carried out a search on Friday morning on Bruce Road in Elk.
SCRAPS responded to complaints about the condition of more than five dozen animals, including horses, llamas, cows, sheep, goats and dogs.
When investigators arrived, they found animals lacking proper food, according to SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill.
There were also reports of dead animals on the scene.
All the large animals will be taken to an emergency shelter at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Elk resident James E. White, 40, who passed away on Feb. 17.
Mr. White was born on July 29, 1971, in Spokane, Washington on July 29, 1971.
He is survived by mother, Judy Cornell; four children, James O., Josaphine L., Jazmine M. and Carlee J. White; five siblings, Barbara Butler, David White, Stacy Vanderburg, Lisa Vanderburg, and Patrick Johnson; and a granddaughter, Kierra C. Marshall.
A 24-year-old Deer Park man was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a first-degree robbery charge stemming from the robbery he allegedly committed at the Deer Park Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Feb. 21.
Detectives interviewed Aaron Miller and he confessed to two additional robberies at the Medicine Shoppe that occurred on Dec. 5 and 30.
Miller displayed what appeared to be a weapon during the Dec. 5 robbery and demanded Oxycodone medication, according to detectives.