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November 26th

Local entrepreneurs seek state marijuana licenses

November 26, 2013

Area entrepreneurs believe it will be easier (and more profitable) to grow marijuana than to sell the weed.
In the first week of license applications to produce, process and sell marijuana under the terms of Initiative 502, most of the requests are to produce and process the plant. Only a small number of businesses have applied for a retail license.

November 20th

Lady Rams earn All-NEA volleyball honors

November 20, 2013

Riverside’s Sydney Spray and Nina Abdanur were named to the All-Northeast A League volleyball team in voting by conference coaches.
The pair were joined in the first team by Brooke Riddle and Hayley Damon, both of Freeman; Sydney Johnson and Jessica Schmautz, both of Lakeside and Hadley Stratton of Newport.
The second-team featured Katie Vold and Josie Schultz, both of Freeman; Cami Tinsler of Medical Lake, Lexie Watkins of Lakeside; and Kailey Ralston of Newport.

November 19th

City receives clean state audit

November 19, 2013

The Washington State Auditor’s Office did not find any problems in the recently completed accountability audit for the city of Deer Park.
The audit, which covered internal controls and audit procedures for 2012, looked at such areas as the city’s financial condition, cash receipting, compliance with grant requirements and bidding and prevailing wage procurements.

November 14th

Human remains found at Elk grave site

November 14, 2013

Spokane Major Crimes detectives are excavating property on Walters Road in Elk, believed to be the gravesite of Ramona Childress, who went missing last November.
Detectives were directed to the site by a witness who told investigators last month that he helped Jason Flett bury her body on the property after Flett killed her.
Jason Flett, 27, who was Childress’ boyfriend, was arrested on Nov. 13 and charged with second-degree murder. He is expected to make his first court appearance relating to the Childress killing on Nov. 15.

James B. Sibley, 16

November 14, 2013

A funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2013, at Deer Park High School for Deer Park resident James Bryan Sibley, 16, who passed on Nov. 10 in Deer Park.
Born Oct.1, 1997, in Fairbanks, Alaska, he was the son of James and Jacqueline Sibley.
He was a young man full of love. His hobby was sharing this love with those around him. James did this many ways.
He enjoyed art and music, whether he was drawing pictures for his peers at DPHS; or singing along with his favorite song, he was doing it as a way to share his love with those around him.

November 13th

Ellen L. Baker, 89

November 13, 2013

Ellen L. (Pratt, Hutchinson) Baker, age 89 was born on Nov. 18, 1923, to Arthur G. and Mary A. Pratt at the family homestead in the shadow of White Bluff, west of Spokane. She died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, evening at Franklin Hills Nursing Home of heart and lung failure.
She spent her childhood on the family farm with her beloved horses and helping her dad. She married Roy M. Hutchinson Sr. in October 1941. They spent their time at various jobs and part-time farming and playing with their horses. Roy died in 1973.

Warren H. Balch, 83

November 13, 2013

Warren Herbert Balch, 83, was born April 30, 1930 in Ticonderoga, N.Y., and died on Sept. 28, 2013 at the Spokane Veterans’ Administration Hospital.
He is survived by one daughter, Terra J. Pring; two grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Ray of Poultney, Vt.
Warren served in the U.S. Navy from July 25, 1947, to Dec. 28, 1951, and the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 5, 1955 to Nov. 11, 1959.
He will be missed!

November 7th

WSP trooper hurt in U.S. 395 accident

November 7, 2013

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured in a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 395 at around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday near Larsen Beach Road near Loon Lake.
According to the WSP report, the trooper was southbound on the highway when he tried to make a U-turn to chase down a northbound vehicle. During his turn, he was rear-ended by another southbound car.
The trooper, whose name was not released, was transported to a Spokane hospital with neck pain. The driver of the other car was not hurt while his passenger was transported by hospital with unspecified injuries.

November 6th

Dansel still leads in state senate race

November 6, 2013

Updated
The grass roots state senate campaign waged by Ferry County Commissioner Brian Dansel still leads incumbent 7th District Sen. John Smith 13,369-11,698 after two days of voting.
Dansel, who was buried by Smith, in campaign fund-raising and spending, won in voting in only two of the five counties that make up the 7th District. In Stevens County, he holds a 4,183-3070 margin. He also won Ferry County 1,476-546.

November 5th

Helen Wolf, 100

November 5, 2013

Helen (Hopp) Wolf died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Nov. 1, 2013.
Helen was born July 27, 1913 in Odessa, Wash., to Conrad and Ann Margaret Hopp who had immigrated to America earlier that year. Helen grew up on a farm near Lamona, Wash., and attended the two-room Lamona School through eighth grade. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1932 and married Leo Wolf that fall. They shared 49 wonderful years together until Leo passed away in 1982.

Dog passes out from excitement to see owner
A Stevens County Reserve Deputy contacted a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detective last week to let him know he had...
A look at the devastation caused by the recent wildfires throughout the state.
Deer Park’s Catelyn Frost placed 38th at last week’s state Class 2A golf tournament at The Classic...
The Deer Park softball team, led by an 8-run second inning, advanced into the double-elimination...
The Riverside High School softball team clinched the upcoming District VII tournament’s second seed...

 

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