Archive - 2013
Excessive speed was blamed, in part, for a one-car accident on east Blanchard Road on Tuesday that left the driver in critical condition.
According to the Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the 23-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was traveling on Blanchard Road at around 1 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and became airborne. The vehicle then struck a couple of pine trees prior to coming to rest.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.
Investigators determined speed and impairment were factors in the collision.
Deborah Jan Peppones passed away peacefully in her home on March 16, 2013. She was surrounded by the loving embrace of her family as she took her last breath.
Debbie is survived by her husband, David Hallenius; her two children, Alex (Mandy) Hallenius of Seattle, and Ian (Amy) Hallenius of Ennis, Mont.; and grandchildren, Ellie and Owen Hallenius. She also leaves behind three sisters, Martha Peppones, Sandy (Al) Freutal, and Daphne (Eric) Beck.
Preceding her in departing this life were her parents, Demetrius and Ulah Peppones.
Deer Park Mayor Robert Whisman has announced his intention to seek a third term this fall.
He said the decision was spurred by the encouragement of friends and citizens asking him to seek another four-year term. He is the first city resident to announce his candidacy for the position.
If elected, Whisman will join Earl Mix and Jim Swinyard as having served more than two terms in the mayoral position.
Lyle R. Wells, age 88, passed into eternity on March 18, 2013, after a short illness.
Lyle was a full-time farmer in the Deer Park/Clayton area since 1950. Lyle enjoyed the last three years of retirement at Evergreen Fountains in the Spokane Valley.
Lyle loved to hunt, fish and travel. One favorite pastime was huckleberrying.
Lyle is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ida; two sons, Terry, of Vancouver, Wash., and Jay, of Seattle; a cousin, James Hollandsworth; and several nieces and nephews.
Connie Davis passed away at the age of 58 on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Spokane after a valiant two-and-a-half-year fight with breast cancer.
Connie was a vivacious woman known for her good nature, keen sense of humor and sharp wit and was always ready with a quick joke or a friendly, sparkly-eyed insult followed by her trademark grin and chuckle. Throughout her courageous battle, she remained positive and inspired those around her.
Jadine Morris was crowned the 59th Miss Deer Park in ceremonies on Saturday in Deer Park High Schoolâ€™s Ken Fisher Performing Arts Center.
The title carried a $1,350 scholarship. Morris, daughter of Warren and Dona Morris of Deer Park, also received $150 scholarships for winning the scholastic and creative and performing arts (a piano rendition of Glenn Millerâ€™s â€śIn the Moodâ€ť) portions of the program.
An elderly woman was killed and her husband was taken to a local hospital following a two-car, head-on accident at Swenson and Woolard roads in southern Stevens County on Tuesday night.
According to the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office, 17-year-old Justin Price tried to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle on the side of Swenson Road at around 7:30 p.m. and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting the couple's vehicle.
Shirley Ray (Viles) Agar, 86, passed away at her home in Colville on Jan. 27, 2013.
Shirley is survived by her four children, Debbie (Max) Egger of Colville, Bruce (Mary) Agar of Thermopolis, Wy., Matt (Debbie) Agar of Ontario, Ore., and Muriel Badgley of Spokane. Shirley is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 17-plus great-grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Sanders, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deer Park High School has filled out its 2013 spring sports coaching roster.
Nicholas Schuerman, who coached the Chewelah-based 49ers American Legion baseball team last summer, will assume the head baseball coaching duties at DPHS from Bryan Schutz. His staff will include first-year assistants Kenneth Parker and Cole Young.
Natalie Baydo, a 2007 DPHS grad and a former Lady Stag player, will take over as head coach of the girls tennis program. Baydo replaces Debbie Spray, who resigned because of time constraints.
Larry Elwood Morrill, 77, as born on Nov. 7, 1935, in Milan, Wash., to Eldon B. and Roberta (Coons) Morrill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eldon B., 18 months old.
He is survived by his brother, Dana (Ruth) and many nephews, nieces and cousins in the community.
Larry never married. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle man who loved children. He also never met a dog he didn't like.
He spent his school years in Colville and Newport. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and many local sawmills and farms in the area.