Archive - 2013
On Sunday, Rachel Johnson (center) was crowned the 2014 Clayton Community Fair Queen. Johnson was a fair princess last year. Her 2014 royalty will be Princesses Jewelia Stage (left) and Rylee Thompson.
The Deer Park Middle School football field moved into the 21st century with the help of Wade Lundgren and fellow Troop 28 Boy Scouts.
The 14-year-old Lundgren wanted to place an outdoor volleyball court at the middle school for his Eagle Scout project but switched to replacing the goalposts at the football field.
The DPMS eighth grader said the current galvanized pipe goalposts, probably placed in the early 1980s, â€śneeded some help.â€ť
Lundgren began his project by soliciting community donations to purchase new goalposts.
Various branches of Libraries of Stevens County, including the one at Loon Lake, will be closed over the next month to complete technology upgrades.
Most branches will be closed for two consecutive days to allow for equipment upgrades and installation and staff training. Only one branch will be closed at a time.
The library district currently uses Microsoft XP, but many current Microsoft programs cannot be accessed with that operating system, hence the need for the equipment change.
The equipment upgrades will also include replacing some of the library districtâ€™s older computers.
TRI-COUNTY PEE WEE RODEO
At Clayton Fairgrounds
Top performer â€” Brooke House (Springdale)
Barrel racing â€” 1, Brooke House. 2, Aiden Williams (Nine Mile Falls). 3, Lainey Schweiger (Deer Park).
Goat tail untying â€” 1, Hesston Jacobsen (Chattaroy). 2, Lainey Schweiger. 3, Taylor MacArthur (Deer Park).
Cal stake â€” 1, Louden Zwarg (Newport). 2, Taylor MacArthur. 3, Brooke House.
Mutton bustinâ€™ â€” 1, Elizabeth Faust (Clayton). 2, Samantha Fausti (Clayton). 3, Grace Dixon (Springdale).
Top bale head roping â€” Louden Zwarg.
Dale was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Holton, Kan., to Ralph and Ruby (Anderson) Wendt. Later, his childhood was spent in Pasco, Wash. He married Norma Bolton on Aug. 13, 1961.
Dale graduated from Walla Walla College with a Masterâ€™s of Education. After living in Spokane and College Place, Wash., he spent many years in the Portland area and worked at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. In 2003, Dale and Norma retired and moved to Deer Park.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt, who issued a no-contact order between convicted Deer Park murderer Clay Starbuck and his three minor children until they become legal adults, upheld his ruling last week.
Sypolt made the original ruling on July 18 when he sentenced Starbuck to life in prison without parole for the Dec. 11 murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home.
Starbuckâ€™s attorneys claim that the defendant subjected his children to no psychological or physical harm while he was a parent, according to KREM-TV.
Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center have teamed up with Spokaneâ€™s cycling club, Spokane Rocket Velo, to host the Deer Park Physical Therapy Time Trial bike race on Aug. 17.
Time trails are often regarded as a â€śrace of truth,â€ť with single riders being let loose every 60 seconds in a race against the clock along this 13-mile course starting near North and Eighth streets and finishing near Colville Avenue and Fourth Street.
Incumbent Seventh District Sen. John Smith easily beat back challenges from a pair of fellow Republicans in the Aug. 6 primary election.
Smith has garnered 8,631 votes in the preliminary ballot count on Wednesday afternoon. Brian Dansel sits in second place with 4,900 votes and appears to be Smithâ€™s opponent in the general election.
Mike Brunson is in third place with 3,618 votes.
City officials expect construction on the first section of south Main Street could begin within the next week.
Director of Community Services Roger Krieger said a pre-construction meeting with Cargile Construction will be held early next week and he would be surprised if the actual work did not begin by early next week.
The project will rebuild Main Street from the U.S. Highway 395 entrance to Crawford Avenue.
The first section from the highway to the â€śHâ€ť Street roundabout will be done this year with the rest of the street work planned for 2014.
Judy Ann Steffen Porter, 67, a Deer Park teacher and dairy farmer, died in a tragic car accident on Friday, Aug. 2.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry, in 2007; and her father, Donald Steffen, in 2007.