Archive - 2013
The Stevens County Sheriffâs Office is asking for help to identify an elderly male who was found deceased on Feb. 13 on a mountain east of Addy by a citizen who was hiking in the area.
The death does not appear to be criminal in nature.
The male is thought to be transient and had no identification with him. He is approximately 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-5 and weighs approximately 128 pounds. He had salt-and-pepper long hair that was pulled back in a ponytail and a long beard. The male has brown eyes and a mole above the right eye on the eyelid.
The Spokane County Sheriffâs Office is seeking the publicâs help in identifying a person who robbed the pharmacy at Albertsonâs on U.S. Highway 395 and Hastings Road on Thursday.
According to the Sheriffâs Department, a male came up to the pharmacy counter at around 11 a.m. threw a red re-usable grocery bag on the counter and demanded ânarcotics.â The pharmacist put the narcotics in the bag and the male left the store.
Sarah âSuzieâ Krieger of Deer Park, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, at the Adagio Family Home in Everett, Wash., at the age of 93.
She was born on April 12, 1919, in Plentywood, Mont., the daughter of Hans and Grace Hardersen. She was raised in Montana and Seattle and graduated from Bothell High School in Bothell, Wash.
Three days after his 89th birthday, Leslie Preston Yates died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, following a short battle with pneumonia.
Born in Bozeman, Mont., one of five children of Tom and Altha Yates, he graduated from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley and began college studies at Whitworth, before serving in the Army Signal Corps toward the end of World War II, serving in France and Belgium.
Deer Park Middle School was shut down for a short time on Thursday afternoon.
The lockdown was predicated after that two individuals were walking near the school carrying rifles. It was called off after Spokane County Sheriffâs deputies contacted the individuals and transported them out of the area.
On the school district website, Superintendent Becky Berg praised the DPMS staff and students for their actions during the lockdown.
Mary Walker School District patrons approved a four-year, $225,000 annual maintenance and operations levy.
The levy request, replaced the current $225,000 annual levy, received 56 percent approval (312-245).
The levy will cost school district property owners $1.40 for every $1,000 of assessed property, according to school district officials. The current levy has an assessment rate of $1.68.
The approval also means the school district will receive $417,814 in state levy equalization funds. If the levy had been rejected, the school district would not receive any equalization funds.
Mildred Louise Winward, 82, went to sleep in the Lordâs arms on Feb. 5, 2013, in Spokane.
Mildred was born in Wingville, Ore., on July 29, 1930, to Vernell and Velma Morin. She was the oldest of six children. Mildred spent most of her childhood in Hereford, Ore., where the family farmed and ranched.
She married Amos Gail Winward (Gail) on Aug. 3, 1961. They made their home in Lakeview, Ore., where they raised their two children, Rebecca Louise (Kinney), 46, and Matthew Glenn Winward, 45.
Velma May Ceasar was born on March 28, 1936, in Deer Park, the first child of Benjamin and Ida Mae Ceasar. Velma grew up in Brownâs Addition in Spokane and attended Spokane Christian schools.
She graduated from Northwest Christian High School in 1955. Velma worked with her father in the family accounting business and later worked as a bookkeeper in Santa Monica, Calif.
Velma devoted herself to caring for her mother whose health was always precarious. Health reasons prompted the move to Santa Monica, where Velma lived until her motherâs death. She returned to Deer Park in the early-1990s.
Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Truman responded to a suspicious person call near Miller's One-Stop on Newport Highway at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 after an anonymous caller stated William Harriman, 33, and his wife, Kamille Harriman, 30, were staying in Elk.
The caller also said the Harrimans were driving a white 1990's Chevrolet extra cab truck.
A memorial service was Feb. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Deer Park for longtime area resident Evelyn Irene (Ellis) Amos, 82, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2013, in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 17, 1930, in Springdale, she graduated from Springdale High School in 1947 and moved to Deer Park in 1955. She worked as a billing clerk at Deer Park Hospital.
She married Leo Coyle in 1949. The couple divorced in 1971. She later married Glen Amos and later divorced.
Mrs. Amos was a member of Deer Park Hospital Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church.