January 24th, 2012
A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at St Mark's Lutheran Church, E316 24th Ave., Spokane, for Deer Park resident Melany L. (Slechta) Box, 51, who passed away on Jan. 17, 2012.
Born on July 12, 1960, IN Ritzville to Dale D. and Marla Jo (Doerschlag) Slechta, the family lived in Sprague, Wash., until 1974 and then moved to Deer Park. She graduated from Deer Park High School in 1978 and married Douglas C. Box on May 11, 1979.
Dorothy Mae Kelley was taken home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan.17, 2012.
Dorothy was born to Neil and Grace Bridgman of Sunnyside Wash., on May 24, 1923 in Yakima, Wash. She was raised on her parentsâ€™ ranch in Sunnyside.
She married James W. Kelley on Aug. 5, 1944. They raised four children, Jim Kelley, of Corvallis Ore., Lynette Olsson, of Silver Spring, Md., Tim Kelley of Chattaroy and Tami Meador of Deer Park. She also had 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two more great-grandchildren on the way.
Bonnie Helen Brooke was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Pocatello, Idaho. During the Great Depression she and her family traveled to Washington, D.C., in what came to be known as the Bonus Army March.
While attending High School in California she fell in love with Lester Wallace. She left school so they could marry in 1940. The marriage survived World War II and Lester's U.S. Navy service but ended in divorce in 1955.
Mr. John Schuler, age 78, died at Spokane Hospice House in Spokane on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The cause of death was a long-term battle with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease. John was born to become a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Born Feb. 21, 1933, in Colville, his family moved to the Spokane area the next year where he lived until 1970. John then resided in the Deer Park, Clayton and Loon Lake communities.
John was a 1952 graduate of John Rogers High School and a track team athlete.
In a game where points were at a premium, the Colville Indians went on a 9-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to secure a 51-47 win over the Riverside Rams on Friday.
The Rams (0-7, 4-13) trimmed the Indian lead to 36-32 on a Logan Owensâ€™ 3-pointer with 6:10 remaining.
Colville (5-2, 11-7) retaliated with baskets by Matt Hubbard, JR. Henry and Taylor Murto and a 3-pointer by Henry over the 3:30 to stretch the lead back to 45-32.
The Rams, who only shot 32 percent from the floor, tried to get back into the game, only to see the Indians stay a step ahead over the last 2:49.
The Colville Indians, sparked by a pair of Tasha Luu baskets, finally pulled away from the Riverside Lady Rams 50-38 in Northeast A League basketball action on Friday.
The Lady Rams, who cut the Indiansâ€™ lead to 42-36 on a Courtney Davis basket with 5 minutes to play, saw Colville close out the game with an 8-2 run, sparked by Luuâ€™s performance.
The win improved Colvilleâ€™s NE-A record to 6-1 (11-5 overall), while Riverside fell to 1-6, 6-11.
The Deer Park City Council has begun the first steps in installing a surveillance camera at Swinyard Park.
The council agreed to purchase $9,400 in remote camera equipment for the park and a central control system in city hall from WOW, a wireless company in Spokane.
The city has set aside $21,700 for video surveillance equipment in this yearâ€™s budget. The equipment is designed to control crime problems in the park and as a safety measure at city hall.
Director of Community Services Roger Krieger expects the surveillance equipment to be operational by this spring.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Chattaroy Community Church, E3711 Chattaroy Road, for area resident Muriel (Smith) Oberg, 76, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2012.
Born on Nov. 5, 1935 in her aunt's log cabin near Newport, to George and Rena Smith, she married Leonard Oberg in 1954 and together they raised four children in Spokane.
She went to work for Pacific NW Bell in 1954 and retired from Qwest in 1991.
Robert Allen Smith passed away on Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 81. He was the second of seven sons born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Hayford, Wash., to George and Ruth (Crofoot) Smith.
Robert had fond memories of spending time in his grandparentsâ€™ orchard along Peach Crest in Old Kettle Falls and of living near the â€ś Milk Bottleâ€ť in Spokane. He graduated from Newport High School and EWCE (now EWU.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, then a long-time draftsman and handyman.
The Deer Park boys basketball team got five points from Blake Starbuck in the final 2 minutes to edge the Cheney Blackhawks 54-52 on Tuesday.
Starbuck tied the game at 50-50 with a short jumper and gave the Stags a 51-50 lead with a free throw with 1:02 remaining. The Blackhawks took their final lead on a basket by John Gingrich only to see Starbuck help the Stags regain the lead a 53-52 with two more free throws.
Uconn Peoneâ€™s free throw with 13 seconds left gave Deer Park the final margin of victory.
â€śTheyâ€™re starting to play together,â€ť said Stag head coach Ken Ryan.