February 16th, 2012
An open house will held on Feb. 19 at the Sue Kelsch residence, W5011 Dahl Road, Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Helen I. Albrecht, 88, who passed away on Feb. 12.
Born in 1923 in Elk Grove, Calif., she graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, Calif., and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew B.; three children Peter (Sally), Sue and Christina (Craig); one brother, Harold Callaway; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of cremation arrangements.
A graveside funeral service was held on Feb. 13 at the Springdale Community Cemetery, with Rev. Sonny Clemmer officiating, for longtime Springdale resident Dorothy M. Hite, 79, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2012.
Born in 1932 at Streeter, N.D., to the late Jake and Edna Meyer, she grew up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and then moved to Spokane where she met her husband, Dan, at the Busch Motorcycle Club. They were married on Aug. 29, 1959.
The Pullman Greyhounds survived a flurry of long range shooting by the Deer Park Lady Stags to win the opening round District VII tournament 51-49 on Tuesday.
The win propelled the Greyhounds (9-11) into the double-elimination portion of the tournament, while the Lady Stags ended their season at 11-10.
Trailing 49-38 with 2:14 to play, Deer Park closed the margin on 3-pointers from Danielle Beltrame, Tessa Heins and Alison Ruygrok but could not catch the Greyhounds.
Updated Feb. 16
The Deer Park School District officials received some good news following a second round of ballot counts for its $1.96 million annual replacement maintenance and operations levy
The gap between yes and no votes shrunk on Wednesday afternoon it is still is short of the 50 percent approval needed for passage.
The measure now trails 1,615-1,559.
Riversideâ€™s $3.27 million annual educational program was rejected 2,195-1,389 by voters as of Wednesday. The school districtâ€™s $1.28 million capital projects levy trailed 2,431-1,186.
A funeral service was held Feb. 9 at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, for Chattaroy resident Florence A. (Campbell) Cox, 91, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2012, in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 14, 1920, in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Archie Walker Campbell and Ruth Edna (Urban) Campbell, she lived in New York before moving to Spokane in 1968. She moved to Chattaroy in 1986.
She enjoyed quilting, reading, traveling, and listening to music.
Deer Parkâ€™s Jake Konzal, disqualified from last weekâ€™s District VII wrestling tournament in a weight classification dispute, made a surprising appearance at this weekendâ€™s Region IV tournament.
The district disqualification occurred after Stag head coach Matt Jorgensen decided to move Konzal, who was battling an illness, up a weight class.
Jorgensen said he followed league rules in making the decision and it was met with approval by the Great Northern League coaches.
Deer Parkâ€™s Clay D. Starbuck, 47, who was arrested on Feb. 6 in connection with his ex-wifeâ€™s murder, was formally charged with aggravated first-degree murder on Thursday in Spokane County Superior Court.
He was subsequently charged with sexually violating human remains on Friday after detectives believe Starbuck placed his wifeâ€™s body in a sexually suggestive pose after he killed her.
The Kettle Falls Bulldogs, using a 13-0 fourth quarter run, defeated the Springdale Chargers 40-36 on Thursday in the opening round of the District VII Class 2A tournament.
The win propelled the Bulldogs (3-18 overall) into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Chargers, who defeated the Bulldogs twice during the regular season, ended their season with a 4-17 record.
The Republic Tigers wasted little time dominating the Springdale Lady Chargers 43-30 in the opening round of the District VII Class 2B tournament on Thursday.
The win propelled Republic (14-6) into the double-elimination portion of the tournament while Springdale ended its season with a 4-17 record.
The Tigers held the Lady Chargers scoreless for the first 13 minutes of the game as they built an 18-0 lead.
Springdale finally broke the scoreless streak on a pair of free throws from Spring Hamilton. Republic answered with a 3-pointer by Gabby Jessen and took a 22-7 lead at halftime.
Spokane County Traffic Engineers began placing weight restriction signs on affected roads throughout Spokane County on Monday. The restrictions will limit the size and weight of vehicles that are allowed to travel on specific roads throughout the county.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies will allow a two-day pubic education period before enforcing the restrictions on Feb. 15. The fine for violating the posted weight restriction is $411.
The Spokane County Engineers web site details the restrictions countywide.