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March 26th, 2014

Underage tobacco sales still on the rise

March 26, 2014

The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row.
An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013 — that’s about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009 the rate was much lower, at about 9 percent.

March 18th

Rams handle Stags in soccer opener

March 18, 2014

The Riverside soccer team, unleashing a dominating attack, handled the Deer Park Stags 4-0 on Monday in the season opener for both schools.
The Rams, who out shot the Stags 11-6, jumped out to an early lead on a penalty kick by Oliver Robstad at the 24-minute mark. They increased the lead to 2-0 before halftime on a goal Robyn.
The Rams added goals by Brandon Suhr and Tillman Spindeidrier in the second half while their defense, anchored by goalkeeper Wyatt Hagehann kept the Stag attack bottled up in their own end.

March 15th

Hughes chosen Miss Deer Park

March 16, 2014

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Kelli Hughes, no stranger to royalty duties, was crowned the 60th Miss Deer Park in ceremonies in Deer Park High School’s Ken Fisher Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening.
In addition to her latest honor, Hughes, daughter of Josh Hughes and Teresa and Ryan Polensky, was the 2011 Clayton Fair Queen.
Joanna Goodner, daughter of Tony and Dawn Goodner, and Kelcie Lenz, daughter of Jeff and Cindy Lenz, were chosen this year’s princesses. The princess title carries a $675 scholarship.

March 13th

K-9 helps capture Deer Park suspect

March 13, 2014

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and K-9 Deacon were able to locate a suspect who had violated a domestic violence protecting order and fled a Deer Park residence during the late hours on March 11.
The incident began when Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Dutton responded to a possible domestic dispute in the 400 block of South Evergreen Court in Deer Park around 9:30 p.m. Several deputies responded to the area to help locate the suspect who reportedly left the scene on foot prior to their arrival.

March 11th

Deer Park's Yokes is a "lucky" store

March 11, 2014

Yoke’s Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the 10 “Luckiest Stores” in Eastern Washington, according to the Washington State Lottery office.
A Lucky Store is any retail locations that sold a winning ticket worth $1,000 or more in the previous year.
The Deer Park Yoke’s store was tied for third in Eastern Washington with six lucky tickets sold over the past year.
Rosauer’s Super Market at West Third Avenue in Spokane is the “Luckiest Store” in Eastern Washington with 10 big wins in 2013, up from seven big wins in 2012.

Kenneth J. Minden, 61

March 11, 2014

Ken Minden of Deer Park passed away at home after a four-year long battle with metastic colon cancer at the age of 61.
He was a loving husband for 43 years to Candy Minden; wonderful father to Danette (John) Brewster of Newport News, Va., and Darin Minden of Deer Park; a special grandfather to Kevin, Rebecca and Alyssa Minden and Kylee Brewster; a brother to Virgil (Carol) Minden of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Ed (Gail) Minden of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a son of Saron Minden (deceased) and Gladys Crumley; and a son-in-law to Gail (Edna - deceased) Marlow of Nine Mile Falls.

March 8th

Elk medical marijuana dispensary robbed

March 8, 2014

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in a theft of a medical marijuana dispensary in Elk.
Employees at JD’s Garden at N39817 Newport Highway determined the burglary took place sometime late on March 2 or early on March 3. More than 20 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.

Evelyn E. Sturtevant-Hill, 98

March 8, 2014

Evelyn Esther Sturtevant-Hill, age 98, passed away at home in Deer Park on March 4, 2014.
She was born in Springboro, Pa., and married William Byron Hill in 1937. They moved to California in 1940 where she spent 61 wonderful years with Bill until he passed away in 2001.
She moved to Deer Park in 2004 to live with her nephew, Ralph W. Cuthbert.
He remarked: She was a wonderful person with the most pleasant personality I have known! I used to tease her by saying “Everyone likes you . . . but I don’t know why.” She would laugh.

Warren J. Nord, 86

March 8, 2014

Warren Jay Nord, 86 years of life and very longtime resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Warren is the dear husband of Lorraine Marie Nord (married 44 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Tracy Nord Hoffman and Cory and Ammy Nord. He enjoyed five grandchildren,: Jason Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Maygen Nord, Colesen Nord, and Catherine Hoffman. His two nieces are Vicky (Alan) Pyles and Nancy (Brian) Berger. There are numerous cousins and other relatives.

March 5th

Mary Walker School bus in accident

March 5, 2014

Mary Walker School District officials are still sorting out events surrounding a bus crash today that sent 6-8 students to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
The bus was traveling on Cemetery Road near State Highway 231 when it left the roadway and landed on its side.
Law enforcement officials said the road was covered by a sheet of ice.
The students were able to escape from the bus by the time emergency crews arrived. The uninjured students were taken to school on another bus.

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National 4-H Council recognized U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers along with other congressional leaders and...
Deer Park High School sophomore Trevor Eicher, who steam rolled the 182-pound competition in...
The Deer Park softball team ran its modest winning streak to three with a doubleheader sweep of...
Deer Park Middle School seventh grader Brent Hodgson placed first in the male middle school...

 

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