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March 1st, 2012

All animals seized from Elk farm have new homes

March 1, 2012

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.
“It has been a long week for SCRAPS but we think we see a light at the end of the tunnel,” said SCRAPS Development Coordinator Jackie Bell. “Our community has been so unbelievably supportive of SCRAPS by donating time, money, supplies and now adopting these animals,” she continued.
SCRAPS has adopted all of the animals from this seizure.

February 29th

Aaron E. Olson, 86

February 29, 2012

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.

Medicine Shoppe robber pleads not guilty

February 29, 2012

Aaron D. Miller, 24, pled not guilty on Feb. 28 to various charges stemming from his apparent three holdups of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Deer Park this winter.
Miller, who is being held on $100,000 bond, faces first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery charges.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Detectives believe Miller was the gunman who robbed the store of oxycodone on Dec. 5 after displaying a gun and placing a note on the counter demanding drugs.
Miller fled the scene on foot.

February 28th

School district plan second levy attempts

February 28, 2012

Deer Park and Riverside School District voters will get another chance to decide the fate replacement levy requests in April. The April 17 ballot measures, however, will have a different look after they were rejected by voters in the Feb. 14 election
The Riverside School Board has decided to reduce its educational programs and operations levy from $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation next year to $3.42/$1,000. The original levy request received only received 39.3 percent voter approval.

February 24th

SCRAPS raids Bruce Road farm

February 24, 2012

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS), responding to a neighbor’s complaint, carried out a search on Friday morning on Bruce Road in Elk.
SCRAPS responded to complaints about the condition of more than five dozen animals, including horses, llamas, cows, sheep, goats and dogs.
When investigators arrived, they found animals lacking proper food, according to SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill.
There were also reports of dead animals on the scene.
All the large animals will be taken to an emergency shelter at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

February 23rd

James E. White, 40

February 23, 2012

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Elk resident James E. White, 40, who passed away on Feb. 17.
Mr. White was born on July 29, 1971, in Spokane, Washington on July 29, 1971.
He is survived by mother, Judy Cornell; four children, James O., Josaphine L., Jazmine M. and Carlee J. White; five siblings, Barbara Butler, David White, Stacy Vanderburg, Lisa Vanderburg, and Patrick Johnson; and a granddaughter, Kierra C. Marshall.

February 22nd

Medicine Shoppe robbery suspect arrested

February 22, 2012

A 24-year-old Deer Park man was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a first-degree robbery charge stemming from the robbery he allegedly committed at the Deer Park Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Feb. 21.
Detectives interviewed Aaron Miller and he confessed to two additional robberies at the Medicine Shoppe that occurred on Dec. 5 and 30.
Miller displayed what appeared to be a weapon during the Dec. 5 robbery and demanded Oxycodone medication, according to detectives.

February 21st

Stags rule over Class 2A wrestling ranks for another year

February 21, 2012

It was truly a team effort this time around as all nine Stags earned state medals, including two state titles, the biggest individual hardware haul in school history.
The effort also assured the Stags their fifth straight state Class 2A team title with a 154-134 decision over runner-up Centralia.
Deer Park trailed Centralia 32-23 after the first round. By the end of the first day, the Stags has closed the gap to 68-67.
“If we do our job we’ll be OK,” said Deer Park head coach Matt Jorgensen after the first day’s results.

Preliminary date set in Starbuck murder trial

February 21, 2012

A preliminary April 16 court date has been set for a Deer Park man who was arrested on Feb. 6 in connection with the death of his ex-wife.
Clay Starbuck pled not guilty to the charge of aggravated first-degree murder of Chanin Starbuck in Spokane County Superior Court on Feb. 21.
Starbuck will remain in jail after Judge Annette Plese refused to lower his $1 million bond. His attorney, Derek Reid, had asked for a bail reduction based on Starbuck’s family ties and no prior criminal convictions.

Nanci J. De Nure, 73

February 21, 2012

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Deer Park United Methodist Church, E113 Second St., for Deer Park resident Nanci J. De Nure, 73, who passed away with her family by her side on Feb. 16, 2012.
Born in Rock Island, Ill., on July 20, 1938, she and her husband, David, moved to Deer Park in 1984 and have called it home ever since.
She belonged to TOPS, Catster, and Facebook.

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