September 21st, 2011
The Spokane County Prosecutorâ€™s Office plans to retry a Deer Park man after a Superior Court could not reach a verdict after a week-long vehicular homicide trial.
Jonathon P. Bales was driving his 1985 Pontiac Firebird southbound on Wandermere Road at around 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2010, when he apparently crossed the centerline and struck 54-year-old Rene Blaume, who was riding a Racer iScooter in the northbound lane near Glenrose Drive intersection. Blaume, an in-home care provider, died at the scene.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the River Christian Church, N5201 Market, with the Rev. John Hickman officiating, for longtime area resident Steve Saywers, 60, who passed away on Sept. 16 in Spokane.
Born on May 2, 1951, in Sunnyside, Wash., he served in the Air Force and Army and earned several college degrees.
A remembrance gathering will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, E29 First St. for Michael T. â€śMikeâ€ť Bryan, who passed away on Sept. 16.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and later returned to service in the U.S. Army.
He was an avid reader and storyteller. He was also a craftsman and nature enthusiast who was affectionately referred to as a â€śRenaissance Man.â€ť
He is survived by four daughters, Karen, Jamie, Jackie and Pamela; two sisters, Diana and Patricia; grandchildren; and extended family.
Private family services will be held in Orland, Calif., at a future date for Patricia Ann Karle, 72, who passed away on Sept. 17 at her Deer Park home.
Born to Lloyd and Doris (Patrick) Watson on July 8, 1939, in Manteca, Calif., she met her best friend and the love of her life, Henry "Jerry" Karle, in high school. They were married on Nov. 27, 1957, in Carson City, Nev. They were together until Mr. Karleâ€™s passing on Aug. 16, 2006.
The Springdale Chargers couldnâ€™t wait for their second football game this season.
The Chargers, who were routed by Tekoa-Oaksdale in their season opener two weeks ago, scored the first time they touched the ball, a 58-yard punt return by Shane Oâ€™Malley in a 48-0 win over Liberty (0-3) on Friday.
Unfortunately, Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s punt return was called back by a clipping penalty. It did not matter, since Mitch Peone legally scored a 45-yard run two plays later and the Chargers were in control the rest of the way.
William â€śLeeâ€ť Evans, 68, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
He was born on July 10, 1943, to Rena and Roy LaVerne Evans in Eureka, Mont. He worked at Kaiser-Mead for 38 years.
When the kids were younger, we did a lot of camping on the Colville Reservation. As the kids got older, they became bowlers so we went to many tournaments in Seattle, Spokane, Tri-Cities or wherever. Lee would get the camper ready and away we went.
He bowled a 299 game in the Adult-Youth League.
He loved kids and they loved him.
Lee was a lifetime member of Deer Park Eagles Aerie No. 3564.
Arthur H. â€śArtâ€ť Kohlstedt died on 8 Sept. 2011, at the age of 83.53.
He was born on 26 Feb. 1928, to Marguerite â€śMargeâ€ť and Harold â€śKoleyâ€ť Kohlstedt, longtime residents of Colville.
Art loved life and was generous in spirit and a friend to all.
Faced with shrinking budgets, area school districts received some good news after the preliminary enrollment counts for the 2011-12 school year.
Each of the three school districts has enrollments slightly higher than what was budgeted for this school year.
Deer Park, which has been in the best budget situation the past couple of years, has a district enrollment of 2,423 full-time equivalent students in September. The count is 67 FTE students above what the school district budgeted for the upcoming school year.
School districts receive about $2,000 a year in state funding for each FTE.
Overhead lines that return unused power to Avista have been targeted by metal thieves since late August, according to a company employee.
Since Aug. 22, a suspect has stolen more than 1.5 miles of No. 6 copper for a loss exceeding $18,000. The company has been replacing the stolen copper lines with aluminum wire, which is less expensive.
The most recent theft occurred on Sept. 12 on North Hazard Road. Crews had just replaced the line at midnight and it was discovered missing again at 6 a.m.
Deer Parkâ€™s special teams lived up to its name in the Stagsâ€™ 37-19 win over Lakeside on Friday.
The unit was indeed special in contributing a kickoff return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery of a Lakeside kickoff return in the first half as well as bottling up the Lakeside attack in the second half. The Eagles (0-2) average start after Stag kickoffs in the second half was their own 16-yard line.
â€śIt definitely controlled the field possession in the second half,â€ť said Stag head coach Keith Stamps, who saw his team improve to 2-0 this fall.