Archive - 2013
The video depositions of Clay Starbuckâ€™s children will go on as planned following a decision by a Spokane County Superior Court judge on Friday.
Starbuck is accused of killing his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home in December 2011.
His family had tried to block the depositions while prosecutors believe the childrenâ€™s testimony will give them a better idea on what Starbuck did the day his wife died.
Both sides stated their case in court last week with the judge ruling that depositions will commence on April 18.
Starbuckâ€™s trial is expected to begin on May 6.
Lucille Schulz, age 95, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013, in Spokane.
Born on March 10, 1918, in Colerain, Minn., she was the daughter of Walter and Flossie Gray and was the youngest of three children. She had two brothers, Lester and Gordon Gray.
Lucille married Harvey Little in 1940 and lived in Spokane, where they had two children: Danny (Karen) of Newport, and Carol (Daniel) of Elk.
Anna Barbara Cecrle Kynett, 100, a longtime resident of Deer Park, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 1913.
She is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Dick and Kat Kynett of Mead and Janelle and Carl Justice of Deer Park. Anna has seven grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Kynett met her future husband, G. Vern Kynett, when they were in grade school. They were married in 1936. Mr. Kynett passed away in 1992.
Walter Edward Reiter, 93, a longtime Deer Park resident, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.
He was the dear husband of Ruth Reiter and Walterâ€™s brothers are Terry Reiter of Caldwell, Idaho, Gordon Reiter of Vancouver, Wash., and Tom Reiter of Tacoma, Wash.
Born in 1919 to Louis Albert Reiter and Edith Amelia Peterson Reiter at Deer Park, Walt attended Deer Park Grade School and graduated from Deer Park High School with the Class of 1936.
Karen Diane Doll, 67, a resident of Diamond Lake (near Newport), passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Spokane.
Karen is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Gene, Job, Justin, Corrine and Steve Rogers and Bobbi Jo and William Owens. Her stepchildren are Mike, Donald, Bill and Jennifer Bingle and Barbara and Mark VanWinkle. Karenâ€™s brother and sisters are Joe (Juanita) Baker, Della (Mel) Southern and Sharon Houghtlind and her life partner John Wing. She enjoyed 20 grandchildren and seven and one-half great-grandchildren.
Michael James Talbot, 69, a resident of Clayton, formerly of Seattle, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013.
He is the father of David Talbot of Clayton and the grandfather of Jessica Molina and Steven and Dustin Talbot. His sisters are Connie Osbourn and Karen Axelson.
Born in 1943 at Seattle, he attended school and graduated from high school there and served briefly with the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Talbot was employed as a transit operator with King County Metro Transit.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife now has a new set of â€śFish Washingtonâ€ť logos designed to help symbolize the stateâ€™s many great fishing opportunities.
WDFW tallied more than 1,800 votes on new logo design via the department website and Facebook page. Now, with a few tweaks based on public suggestions, the winning set of logos has been chosen. The logos selected depict trout and bass with backgrounds of Washington state waters and wilderness.
A treasure trove of stolen property was recovered at a rental home on Arlington Road north of Deer Park this week.
A half dozen stolen cars were discovered on April 3 after the tenants were evicted. A local towing company spent most of the day removing the cars, which were eventually returned to their rightful owners.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich along with Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus, Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett, Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and Lt. Andy Boyle from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office have announced the formation of a regional Property Crime Task Force.
Viola Beatrice Sande, age 92, died on March 26, 2013 in Spokane.
She was born on June 9, 1920, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the last surviving of 15 brothers and sisters. She married Krist Sande on Dec. 19, 1940, and he died August 24, 1998.
She is survived by a son, Earl Sande and wife Geraldine; a daughter-in-law, Marie and husband Denny Lloyd; nine grandchildren, Cheryl, Krissy, Brandon, Samara, Jared, Brianna, Tina, Sherry and Brian; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Sande, who died on May 13, 2007.