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May 20th

Kaye E. Roalson, 79

May 20, 2013

Kaye passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013, while surrounded by her loving family in her Pateros, Wash., home. The song “In the Garden” was being played by guitar and sung to her as she slipped gently into Jesus’ loving arms.
Kaye was raised in Coulee City, Wash., by her parents, the late Robert and Hilda Bise. Kaye also raised her own children in Coulee City.
Kaye ran the Reservoir Café and then was a clerk at the Coulee City Post Office.
In 1975, Kaye moved to the Deer Park area to be the postmaster at the Clayton Post Office.

May 16th

Thieves strike GreenHouse's thrift store

May 16, 2013

Thieves broke into the GreenHouse Community Center thrift store at N31 Main St. in Deer Park early Thursday morning at took a small floor safe containing more than $250.
It appears the thieves, after disabling the outside security camera, forced open the back door and headed for the safe, which would have taken more than one person to carry.
They also ransacked a portion of the store but nothing else appeared to have been stolen.
The store opened for business at its normal hour on Thursday.

May 14th

Chargers have two coaching vacancies

May 14, 2013

Mary Walker High School has begun the search for a pair of new varsity coaches.
The school district is looking for replacements for head football coach Mark Edwards and boys basketball coach Dave Howard.
• Edwards assumed control of the Charger football program in 2006. While he did not have winning record in any of his seven seasons (12-51 overall), the Chargers did advance to the regional playoffs in 2010.

Lois M. Thompson, 88

May 14, 2013

Lois M. (Conboy) Thompson was born on Aug. 29, 1924, to Francis and Carrie Conboy in Lisbon, N.D. The family moved to Spokane when she was four years old.
Lois graduated from North Central High School and worked at Fairchild Air Force Base during and after World War II.
She married Lloyd J. Thompson in 1952. They owned a dairy farm near Deer Park and raised their family there, and she worked for the Soil Conservation Service for years.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her mother and father; and three brothers, Ray, Ellis, and Dale Conboy.

Sandy K. Wolfe, 68

May 14, 2013

With broken hearts and joy we said goodbye to Sandy Kay (Smith) Wolfe on May 4, 2013. After suffering almost three years with ALS, she was peacefully set free into Jesus’ arms. We are sad, but glad for her to be whole, healed & happy again, dancing with her daddy in Heaven!
Sandy was born in Shore Acres, Wash., (near Everett) on Feb. 4, 1945 to Hazel Ella (Holland) and Wesley Sylvester Smith of Index, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Wesley (Ron) and Steven Smith.

Donald E. Goodburn, 53

May 14, 2013

Donald Eugene Goodburn, 53, a resident and formerly of Ellensburg, Wash., and Garfield, Wash., passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Spokane.

John W. Wagner, 92

May 14, 2013

John William Wagner was born in Spokane on April 20, 1921. He grew up on his family farm at Post Falls, Idaho, where he helped with the farming and chores until he was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was stationed in Italy, Germany, Africa and France, which was his favorite country because of the wonderful vineyards.
After the war, John owned a small restaurant in Hillyard, where he met Lillian Wageman when she had car trouble and needed to use his phone. They married and had three sons, Tom, Tony and Randy.

May 8th

Concert series announces summer lineup

May 8, 2013

The 10th annual Deer Park Summer Concert Series will feature some familiar faces this year.
The concert series will kick off on June 22 at Mix Park with a performance by 6 Foot Swing. The band was among the performers last year.
Other bands scheduled for this summer are:
• Stagecoast West on June 29.
• The steel drum band Bram Bata from the Tri-Cities on July 6.
• Bluegrass band Big Red Barn on July 13.
• The Master Class Jazz Orchestra on July 20.
• Men of Rhythm, featuring a “Big Band” sound, on Aug. 3.
• The Sara Brown Band, specializing in blues and soul music, on Aug. 10.

May 3rd

Deputies wounded in shootout receive Medals of Honor

May 3, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Northway and Joseph M. Spink received the state’s Law Enforcement Medal of Honor in ceremonies today in Olympia.
Northway and Spink were seriously injured while trying to apprehend a federal fugitive in north Spokane. The deputies were able to return the gunfire, forcing the suspect, Charlie Wallace, to flee the scene.
The fugitive later led various law enforcement personnel on a car chase that ended when the fleeing suspect crashed at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and U.S. Highway 395 in Deer Park. Moments later he took his own life.

Candidate filing season nears

May 3, 2013

The 2013 election season, limited mainly to local races, will officially start on May 13.
Residents must officially file their candidacy in the election office where they reside, in person or online, between May 13-17.
The only regional race is the state senate seat currently held by Republican John Smith, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Morton. The race this fall is to fill the final year remaining on Morton’s four-year term.
The senate race carries a $421.06 filing fee. State law bases filing fees on 10 percent of the position’s annual salary.

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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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