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January 4th, 2012

Lady Stags use balanced attack to get past Cards

January 4, 2012

The Deer Park girls basketball team, using a balanced scoring attack, defeated the Medical Lake Cardinals 51-37 on Tuesday.
Eight Lady Stags, led by Tessa Heins’ 13 points, entered the score book in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
Deer Park (5-4 overall) jumped out to an early 9-3 advantage, only to have the Cardinals (1-8) take a 16-12 lead early in the second quarter.
Senior Danielle Beltrame answered with a pair of three-pointers to give Deer Park a 20-18 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half.

Cards surge past Stags with second half surge

January 4, 2012

The Medical Lake Cardinals, using a 13-3 third quarter run, defeated the Deer Park Stags 57-45 on Tuesday in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
The win improved the Cardinals’ overall record to 4-5, the same mark as the Stags. The loss was Deer Park’s 13th straight in GNL play.
The Cardinals, who led 30-29 at halftime, scored the first five points on the third quarter.
A Colton Mead three-pointer broke a five-minute scoring drought by the Stags, only to see the Cardinals go on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 43-32.

January 3rd

Bruce M. LeBlanc, 55

January 3, 2012

Bruce M. LeBlanc, 55, of Shady Cove, Ore., passed away on Dec. 27, 2011, in Cataldo, Idaho.
His is survived by his son, Jesse LeBlanc; his daughter, Natalie LeBlanc; a granddaughter, Aurora Petersen; his mother, Zelda LeBlanc; a brother, Tony (Christy) LeBlanc, a brother, Thomas LeBlanc, a brother, Byron LeBlanc; a sister, Cheryl Adams; a niece Allissa LeBlanc and her children; and a nephew, Jonathon (Caitlin) LeBlanc.
Bruce was born in Spokane on Aug. 4, 1956 and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1974.

Investigation continues into Starbuck homicide

January 3, 2012

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which has a person of interest in the Chanin Starbuck homicide investigation, continues to interview witnesses and follow up leads developed from those interviews. They are also reviewing digital evidence taken from the crime scene.
Starbuck’s body was discovered in her Deer Park home on Dec. 3 after neighbors became concerned about the accumulation of mail in front of her house.
The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Starbuck was strangled a few days earlier.

December 30th, 2011

Deer Park pharmacy hit by armed robber again

December 31, 2011

For the second time in less than a month, an armed robber struck The Medicine Shoppe at E11 "H" Street in Deer Park.
The latest incident occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday by a man who handed employees a note demanding pain medication. The suspect vaguely resembled the man who robbed the same business on Dec. 5.
In the Dec. 29 robbery, the suspect handed employees a note and indicated he was armed with a gun, although no firearm was displayed.

December 29th

Driver needs extrication following Monroe Road accident

December 29, 2011

Emergency crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 and Deer Park Ambulance spent a part of Thursday morning extricating a driver following a one-vehicle accident on Monroe Road.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, whose name was not immediately released, went off the roadway, traveled a short distance and struck a tree. When emergency crews arrived at around 11:15 a.m., they found the truck on its side.
Fire crews needed to cut off the top of the pickup to free the driver who was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

James R. Gady, 78

December 29, 2011

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 30 at Riplinger Funeral Home, Spokane, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Spokane Memorial Gardens for former Riverside teacher James R. Gady, 78, who passed away on Dec. 26.
Born on Aug. 18, 1933 in Spokane, he graduated from Mead High School and served with the Army Corps of Engineers as a sergeant in the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he married Marjorie Becker on Oct. 12, 1956.
He attended Whitworth College and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then taught in the Riverside and Mead School districts.

December 28th

R-side's Ahrens to face old friend at Sun Dome Shootout

December 28, 2011

It is understandable if Riverside head boys basketball coach KC Ahrens has a flashback to his teenage years when the Rams face Columbia-Burbank on Friday as part of the Sun Dome Shootout.
The Coyotes are coached by D.J. Traver, a teammate of Ahrens at Riverside in the mid-1990s.
Traver, a member of the Rams’ 1993 state championship football team, would eventually move to the Tri-Cities and graduate from River View High School.

Harry Bland, 72

December 28, 2011

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Peaceful Valley Church on Allen Road in Elk for longtime Elk resident Harry Bland, 72, who passed away on Dec. 20
Family graveside services will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Born on May 27, 1939, in Ardmore, Pa., to Dr. George W. and Helen Bland, he served in the U.S. Air Force from August 1961-65. He worked for Camp Chevrolet for 30 years.
Mr. Bland attended Peaceful Valley Church and enjoyed family, friends, and the great outdoors.
He was preceded in death by one son, Brad.

McMorris Rodgers's Congressional seat may get smaller

December 28, 2011

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ district may get a little smaller, according to the latest proposal submitted by the Washington Redistricting Commission on Dec. 28.
The commission is charged with carving up the state into 10 Congressional districts, one more district than the last redistricting effort 10 years ago.
To make room for the new district, which will sit mostly in Thurston and Pierce counties under the latest plan, the other districts underwent geographical reconfigurations to ensure each one had approximately 672,450 residents.

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