November 5th, 2013
Earl Howard Sr. a longtime resident of the Valley, Wash., area, passed away on Oct. 22, 2013, in Spokane at the age of 73.
Earl was born on March 19, 1940 in Mouise, Ky., the son of Wilse and Syntha (Scotchfield) Howard. Earl lived with his family in Indiana where he attended school and completed the eighth grade. At the age of 16 he began a new journey in life when he decided to hitchhike to Washington and arrived and settled in the Spokane area.
Joyce M. Larson, age 84, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Oct. 25, 2013. She was the loving devoted wife to Larry and mother to Michael, who preceded her in 1992.
Survived by one sister. LouAnne Dennison of Nooksak, Wash.; a daughter, Michelle Gemmill (Gregg Gemmill) of Deer Lake; four grandchildren, Brian Larson of Bayview Idaho, Rachel and Toby Jeffrey of Vancouver Wash., Laura Gemmill of Cheney, and Jason Gemmill of Deer Park; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Glenn James Perrins, 68, passed away on Oct. 18, 2013, at Moses Lake, Wash., after a four-year battle with cancer. He lived a life of faith, love and commitment and was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
Glenn was born on Nov. 15, 1944, to the late Melvin Samuel Perrins and Sadie Ressa Lounsbury in Spokane. He was raised in Deer Park where he was active in band, football, baseball, track and basketball.
A police chase that started in Spokane Valley, traveled along U.S. Highway 395 near Deer Park and ended near the Wandermere Bridge with the arrest of two men.
Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies David Lawhorn and Lamont Petersen responded to a suspicious vehicle call at E6623 Trent Ave. Both deputies approached the suspicious vehicle on a dead-end road. When the driver of the vehicle saw the deputies, he accelerated towards Petersen's marked patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed with no lights on.
The Deer Park volleyball team clinched a District VII tournament berth with a 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 win over West Valley on Tuesday.
The win boosted the Lady Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 3-7 and eliminated the winless Eagles from any postseason action.
â€śThey gave us a real good match,â€ť said Deer Park head coach Jack Wood on the Eaglesâ€™ effort.
For the second time in a year, an inmate from the Airway Height Correctional Facility was killed while working with a Department of Natural Resources clean-up crew in Stevens County.
Daniel J. Hall, 47, was killed Thursday afternoon while helping clean up recently logged property, although details regarding the accident have not been released.
Last October, another inmate was killed in Stevens County when he was electrocuted while cutting down a tree near power lines.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will file the necessary CR103 for Initiative 502 later this week. Filing the CR103 is the formal procedure for adoption of the proposed rules for the implementation of I-502 and the final step in the rulemaking process.
These rules will serve as the basis for Washingtonâ€™s newly created recreational marijuana market and are the result of 10 months of research and public input. Thirty days after adoption the rules will become effective, November 16.
The Deer Park Stags travel to Cheney for a 7 p.m. game on Friday in a battle of two teams searching for their first Great Northern League win.
The Stags fell to 0-2 (1-5 overall) in the GNL last Friday with an 18-7 loss to West Valley. The Blackhawks also sport a 0-2 GNL mark (4-2 overall) with their 30-0 loss to East Valley last week.
The Blackhawksâ€™ attack is led by the running back Austin Kline and quarterback Andrew Graham.
The teams have only one common opponent. Cheney defeated Lakeland 27-9 a week before the Hawks thumped the Stags 51-0.
The Riverside Rams will complete the non-league portion of their football schedule when they travel to Kellogg for a 7 p.m. game on Friday.
A win would ensure the Rams (4-2) a winning season with a win.
The Wildcats (1-5) are coming off a 39-20 loss to Priest River in a game where Spartan quarterback Jimmy Hock threw six touchdown passes.
Kelloggâ€™s lone win came on Sept. 27 when they defeated St. Maries 19-12. The win came four weeks after St. Maries defeated the Wildcats 48-7.
The Deer Park Stags return home for the first time in three weeks with hopes of ending a four-game losing streak, the longest such skein in seven years.
The Stags (0-1 in Great Northern League play and 1-4 overall) play host to West Valley (1-1, 2-3) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Eagles, coming off a 32-14 win over Clarkston, rely maining on the running game of sophomore tandem Zeck Herford and Tevin Duke.
Quarterback Austin Leeâ€™s passing arm has emerged in the past couple of weeks.