February 7th, 2013
A memorial service/potluck will be held 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Robert Lee Hippler, 87, who passed away on Dec. 1 in Spokane.
Born on April 18, 1925, to the late Leonard Elmer and Anna Marie Hippler in Spokane, he graduated from Rogers High School in 1943. Mr. Hippler worked as a farmer, did plenty of construction work and drove a tanker for Cenex.
He lived in the Deer Park area for 69 years.
A sister Fern Dahlem, predeceased him.
A portion of U.S. Highway 395 near Owens Road was closed for little more than an hour early Wednesday morning following a one-car rollover.
When emergency crews arrived at around 3 a.m., they found the driver outside the vehicle while a female passenger was trapped inside.
Spokane County Fire District No. 4 firefighters were able to free the woman. She was transported to a Spokane hospital with non-threatening injuries.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Riverside wrestling team won most of the battles on Tuesday but lost the war.
The Rams won six of the nine contested matches against Freeman but could not overcome the five forfeits they were force to concede. The Scotties used those 30 â€śfreeâ€ť points to defeat the Rams 42-31.
The regular season finale for both teams left the Scotties at the only undefeated Northeast A League program this winter.
Quentin Davis Ratliff was born on Aug. 13, 1933, to Arthur and Dorothy Ratliff in Milan, Wash. He passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nick.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Nancy; a brother, Truman (Leah) Ratliff; a daughter, Debbie (Greg) Andrus; two grandchildren, Michael Redmon and Ashley Ratliff; a great-grandson, Walter Redmon; a close family friend, Cheryl Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Chewelah Legion Hall, 111 S. Park Ave., for area resident Jackie Cool, 63.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Justice; a son, Robert (Leesa) Justice; a daughter, Brenda Cool; three brothers, Keith (Donna), Howard and Orin (Karren); two sisters, Louann (Jerry) Offerdahl and Adena (John) Gammon; two grandsons, Ryan and Logan; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
The Riverside boys basketball team, which has had trouble this season finding a consistent offense, tossed in 22 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Newport 53-46 on Friday.
The win improved the Ramsâ€™ Northeast A League record to 3-7 and kept alive its chances for the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Rams entered the fourth quarter trailing the Grizzlies 34-31 but quickly took the lead on a Tyler Axtell basket sandwiched between a pair of hoops by center Kevin Huggins.
The Riverside girls basketball team, which hit clutch free throws at the end of regulation and the first overtime, finally pulled away from Newport in the second extra session.
The Lady Rams outscored the visitors 10-5 in the second overtime to come away with a 51-46 win.
The win improved Riversideâ€™s Northeast A League record to 5-5 and kept alive their chances for the No. 3 seed in the upcoming District VII tournament.
The Lady Rams led 21-11 at halftime only to see the Lady Grizzlies (6-5) slowly cut into the lead in the third quarter.
The Chewelah Cougars built an early lead and then held off the Riverside Rams down the stretch to all-but capture the Northeast A League wrestling championship on Tuesday.
The Cougarsâ€™ 43-35 win left them as the only remaining NE-A team with a week left in the regular season.
Chewelah led 34-12 after the first seven matches only to see Riverside mount a furious comeback fueled by pins by Ivan Love at 120 pounds and Andrew Hansen (126 pounds) and 18-5 win by 132-pound Tyler Jack.
Recently appointed Sen. John Smith took the oath of office on Jan. 13 to become the 7th Legislative District senator.
Prior to the official kickoff of this yearâ€™s legislative session, Supreme Court Justice James Johnson administered the oath to Smith, who stood before friends and family.
The Riverside Rams finally enjoyed a little â€śhome cookinâ€™â€ť on Tuesday.
The Rams, who had not played a home game in three weeks, used a strong fourth quarter to get past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 49-41. The win, the first in five Northeast A League games, snapped the Ramsâ€™ seven-game losing streak.
Riverside, which built a 19-point lead (28-9) with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, watched as the Bulldogs staged a relentless rally in the gameâ€™s final 14 minutes.