March 9th, 2012
The Loon Lake School District will join the Deer Park and Riverside School districts in running a maintenance and operations levy election on April 17.
Unlike the other two levy measures, the Loon Lake four-year $226,000 request was not run earlier this year.
If approved, the Loon Lake request will cost property owners 63 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The generated funds will be used for various educational programs â€” such as music and physical education â€” the food service department, technology, grounds improvement and non-high payments.
Alarmed by the growing number of burglaries and vehicle prowlings in the rural areas of Spokane County, the sheriff's department asks residents to take additional precautions.
Burglaries and vehicle prowlings have increased 53 percent for the months of January and February 2012 as compared to 2011.
King County Councilman and attorney Bob Ferguson, who is running for state attorney general, made a campaign stop on March 3 at the Deer Park Pizza Factory to meet with 7th Legislative District Democrats.
Judge Bruce Hilyer, who is running for Washington State Supreme Court, attended the meeting.
â€śAs a fourth generation Washingtonian, my roots run deep in our state,â€ť said Ferguson, who has campaigned in 31 Washington State counties. â€śIn the 19th century, my great-grandparents homesteaded along the Skagit River. I have lived and worked on both sides of the mountains.â€ť
Area football teams have released their 2012 football schedules to reflect the new look Great Northern and Northeast A leagues.
The Deer Park Stags, the defending GNL champions, will open their season at Chewelah on Aug. 31. It will be the fifth straight year the Stags have opened the season against the Cougars in a non-league game.
Riverside will open its season on Aug. 31 at Timberlake, The Tigers defeated the Rams 17-6 in last yearâ€™s season opener.
The Stags and Rams will face off against each other on Sept. 7 at Riverside.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on March 10 at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34221 Newport Highway, Chattaroy, for area resident Richard Montgomery.
He was born on April 11, 1932, to Andrew C. Montgomery and Mable A. Montgomery in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash.
Mr. Montgomery was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A son, Ronald Delbert, predeceased him.
A graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake on March 9 at 9:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Northview Bible Church located at N13521 Mill Road, Spokane, for former longtime Deer Park teacher George L. Dye, 79, who passed away on Feb. 29, 2012.
Born in Tazewell, Va., on April 9, 1932, he traveled west to Spokane while in the Air Force. He met his wife of almost 58 years, Sharron Mackey, during this time.
Three people were injured in a one-car accident on March 1 at Elk-Chattaroy and Tallman roads.
According to Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department collision investigator Deputy J. Thurman, the vehicle was traveling west on Elk-Chattaroy Road when it drove onto the shoulder of the roadway. The driver was not able to negotiate the vehicle back onto the road and struck a large tree head-on.
The family of four was not wearing their seatbelts which contributed to their injuries, he said.
A funeral service was held on March 1 at the Unity Center of North Spokane for Deer Park resident Clarence "Steve" H. Stevenson IV, who passed away on Feb. 26 in Spokane.
Born in Mason City, Iowa, and reared in Glendale, Calif., he graduated from Glendale Community College. He joined the Air Force and worked on nuclear missiles in Roswell, N.M.
He later worked for the Knudsen Co. in refrigeration conveyer systems. From there, he moved to Eureka, Calif., and owned the Blue Lake Garage, an auto mechanic and towing business.
Updated on March 5
Most of the more than 100 animals seized from a farm in Elk last week by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) have found new homes.
â€śIt has been a long week for SCRAPS but we think we see a light at the end of the tunnel,â€ť said SCRAPS Development Coordinator Jackie Bell. â€śOur community has been so unbelievably supportive of SCRAPS by donating time, money, supplies and now adopting these animals,â€ť she continued.
SCRAPS has adopted all of the animals from this seizure.
A celebration of his life was held on Feb. 25 at Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, for longtime Deer Park resident Aaron E. Olson, 86, who passed away on Feb. 17 in Spokane.
Born on July 5, 1925, to Lois and Ed Olson in Spokane, he was reared on a farm in Deer Park. He, along with his older brother, James, and his younger sisters, Adeline and Caroline, helped with his family business known as the Six Pines Ranch.
In 1943, he graduated from Deer Park High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.