January 12th, 2012
In what has become a yearly tradition, community fair organizers have begun fretting about the stateâ€™s financial commitment to the events.
With the Legislature looking to close a $3 billion budget shortfall this spring, the $2 million the state spends on fair funding is on the chopping block.
Clayton Community Fair Manager Janice Purdy said her event receives about $3,000 a year in state funds. That money must be used for youth premium awards, ribbons and trophies.
The Riverside girls basketball team, using a balance attack, defeated the Chewelah Cougars 47-34 for their first Northeast A League win in four tries.
The Lady Rams were finally able to put some distance between themselves and the Cougars with a 9-3 run to end the second quarter. The offensive spurt was highlighted by a three-point shot by Brielle Supanchick at the halftime buzzer.
First-year Riverside coach Buddy Wood was pleased with the way his team ran the offense, especially the way they moved the ball on the perimeter looking for the open shot.
The Chewelah Cougars broke open a close game with a 7-0 run to end the third quarter and another 23-5 surge in the fourth quarter as the defeated the Riverside Rams 63-37 on Tuesday.
The win improved the Cougarsâ€™ Northeast A League record to 3-1 (11-3 overall) while the Rams fell to 0-4, 4-10.
Leading on 30-29 midway through the third quarter, the Cougars used three-pointers from Ben Johnstone and Caleb Wiese to take a 40-29 lead into the final stanza.
The Deer Park girls basketball team, using a 10 for 14 free throw shooting performance in the fourth quarter, defeated the Pullman Greyhounds 51-42 on Friday.
The Lady Stags (2-0 in Great Northern League play), led 35-27 going into the fourth quarter, only to see the Greyhounds (0-2) cut the margin to 40-37 with 4 minutes to play.
Deer Park responded with a free throw and basket by Tessa Heins and two more free throws from Danielle Beltrame to extend the lead to 45-37 with 1:40 to play.
The Pullman Greyhounds, using their height advantage and timely outside shooting, rolled past the Deer Park Stags 68-42 on Friday.
The Greyhounds, who led 31-25 at halftime, went on a 14-2 run in the first 3:30 minutes of the first quarter to put the game out of reach.
While 6-foot-6 Corey Landerveld, who finished with 17 points, did most of his damage around the basket, guards Austin Blake and Brady Barrett did their work from long range. The pair combined for 28 points.
No services are planned for Springdale resident Donna Jo Peterson, 77, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2011, in Spokane.
Born on Sept. 20, 1934, to Clara J. (Staley) Karnes and Jesse C. Karnes, she was raised in Elk and was a long-time insurance representative in the Seattle and Spokane areas.
She and her husband, Lowell, later moved to Springdale to enjoy a quieter life. Mrs. Peterson worked with the Springdale Town Council and she and her husband enjoyed shooting darts and hanging out with friends
A graveside funeral service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Wild Rose Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Sue Robinson officiating, for longtime Wild Rose Prairie resident Mike Burdega 93, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2012.
Born on April 9, 1909, on a farm in Colonsay, Saskatchewan, to Nick and Margaret Burdega, his family moved to a farm on the edge of Wild Rose Prairie and he graduated from Mead High School in1937.
The Deer Park wrestling team made short work of the Pullman Greyhounds on Thursday.
The Stags, who defeated West Valley 48-19 the previous day, needed only 24 minutes to take care of the Greyhounds 59-24. The win improved the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 3-0.
The Greyhound match allowed head coach Matt Jorgensen to give many of the reserves varsity action. Only two varsity regulars (Dylan Miller at 170 pounds and Jason Jorgensen at 182) saw action.
Riverside High School junior Courtney Davis, who is averaging 15 points per game this season, was among the Class 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association/Seattle Times athletes of the week in December.
Davis, a three-year varsity starter, was recognized for her 13 points/12 rebounds/5 steals/5 assists performance in the Lady Ramsâ€™ 42-30 win over Medical Lake.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, at the Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Milan Cemetery for former Elk resident Rose E. Karg, 89.
Born on March 24, 1922, to Marie (Rudolph) and Charles Daubel on the family farm near Elk, when she entered grade school she could only speak German.
She met Alois Karg, a neighbor, and they were married Dec. 22, 1942 when he came home on leave from the military.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alois; nine of her brothers and sisters and one granddaughter, Cherelyn.