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June 21st, 2011

Mary P. Covington, 76

June 21, 2011

A funeral mass was June 18 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Ford for former area resident Mary P. “Phil” Covington, 76, who passed away on June 11 in Grand Coulee, Wash.
Burial followed the mass at Hubert Cemetery in Ford with Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is in charge of arrangements.
For a full obituary, see the June 22 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Deer Park Ambulance pair receive EMS recognition

June 21, 2011

A pair of Deer Park Ambulance members were recently honored for their excellence of service to the community.
Paramedic Ryan Schilining and Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced Roy Varney received Provider of the Year awards.
Schilining received the Responder of the Year Award from the Spokane Emergency Medical Services Council, while Varney received the Les Parkhurst Award for excellence in emergency medical services (EMS) from Stevens County Fire District No. 1.

June 16th

John O. Handegard, 86

June 16, 2011

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. on on June 18 at the Peaceful Valley Church in Elk for longtime Chattaroy resident John O. Handegard, 86, who passed away on June 11 at the Hospice House in Spokane.
The burial will follow the service at the Chattaroy Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be made to Peaceful Valley Church, Agape Fund, P.O. Box 9, Elk, WA 99009. At the request of Mr. Handegard, a special memorial would be for others to volunteer their time in helping the elderly or others in need.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.

June 15th

Evan J. Vensel, 88

June 15, 2011

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on June 18 at the Wildrose Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Daniel Berg officiating, for former Wildrose Prairie resident Evan J. Vensel, 88, who passed away on June 13.
Flag presentation and military honors were provided by the Washington Army National Guard Honor Guard in Spokane.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, was in charge of arrangements.

Naomi V. Clark, 96

June 15, 2011

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on June 18 at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe St., Spokane, followed by a luncheon for former Half Moon Prairie resident Naomi V. Clark, 96, who passed away at her home April 16.
An informal gathering for the inurnment will be at 1 p.m. on June 19 at the Loon Lake Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the YWCA, The Salvation Army Camp Gifford Fund at Deer Lake or Northwood Presbyterian Church.
Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, will be in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Peluso, 85

June 15, 2011

A celebration of her life was held at English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, Idaho, with the Rev. Nolan officiating, for former Chattaroy resident
A private burial will be held at a later date.
A guest registry and online memorial is available at englishfuneralchapel.com.
For a full obituary, see the June 15 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Charles R. Midkiff, 81

June 15, 2011

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Presentation Catholic Church, 603 E. Sixth St., Deer Park on June 18, 2011, at 1 p.m. for Deer Park area resident Charles R. Midkiff, 81, with Father Kenneth St. Hilaire officiating.
Charles passed away on May 28, 2011, at his home in Williams Valley, Deer Park.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Christel, at the home; a daughter, Teri Urbat of Colbert; two sons, Alan Midkiff of Aberdeen, Wash., and Lynn Midkiff of Molalla, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Thoms J. Capp, 51

June 15, 2011

A funeral mass was held on May 25 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Butte, Mont., for former Arcadia Elementary School teacher Thomas J. Capp, 51, who passed away on May 27 in Federal Way, Wash.
For a full obituary, see the June 15 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Stags get start on 2011 season

June 15, 2011

Like most high school football teams in the state, the Deer Park Stags are not waiting until mid-August to get ready for the 2011 season.
The Stags are spending the current week finishing up their NFL-like organized training activities (more commonly known as summer camp) before heading to a four-day team camp later this month at Eastern Washington University.
The Stags OTA has brought out 88 football players, including 34 eighth graders who will make up the bulk of the freshman team this fall. About two dozen of the campers suited up for varsity action last season.

Planning Commission rejects backyard chicken idea

June 15, 2011

The Deer Park Planning Commission voted unanimously (member Kathy DeRosier was absent) on Monday to recommend to the city council that the ban on agricultural animals in the city limits remain in effect.
The planning commission was charged with looking into the issue in October after it was discovered that some city residents were raising “backyard chickens” on their property.
Commission Chair Dan Berg said the issue had taken a lot of the planning group’s time since they began looking into the matter in February.

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