June 15th, 2011
The Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office, having investigated numerous reports since March involving the killing and injuring of domestic animals by a pack of dogs in Southern Stevens County, reported that three of the animals have been killed.
A hunter killed one of the dogs on May 28 after he was charged by a pack of dogs while turkey hunting and two other dogs were subsequently killed on June 11-12 by a landowner whose animals had been previously attacked and killed.
Based upon the latest information the Sheriffâ€™s Office believes the main pack has been eliminated.
The three Deer Park School Board races drew plenty of interest during last weekâ€™s candidate filing period.
DP School Board incumbents Jeff Whittle, Carri Breckner and Eric Keller will all face election challenges this fall.
Whittle and Breckner will face primary election challenges in August.
Whittle will meet Joshua Gilstrap and Paul Lewis in primary election while Breckner will face Linda Hjelm and Keith Reilly. The top two vote-getters in both races will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.
Keller will face off against Marie Layman in the general election.
Monica Lynn Morse Foster, 53, a resident of Kennewick, Wash., born in Spokane and raised in Deer Park, passed away on Feb. 2, 2011 at â€śThe Chaplaincyâ€ť Hospice in Kennewick.
She was the loving daughter of Nona Morse of Newport, the wife of Ken Foster of Kennewick and the sister and sister-in-law of Kim and Glenn Rogers of Post Falls, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack G Morse, and her brother, Jack Jr.
Monica was an avid animal lover and defender. She had many family members and as many friends. She will be dearly missed.
A memorial celebration service will be held at 3 p.m. on June 16 at Crossover Church, N16825 Newport Hwy., for Chattaroy resident Kent Amsden, who passed away on June 1.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Cancer Patient Care, (â€śIn memory of Kent Amsdenâ€ť) at cancerpatientcare.org or to 1507 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.
For a full obituary, see the June 15 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.
Mary Walker boys basketball assistant coach Dave Howard has been promoted to head coach following the recent resignation of Dwayne Watts.
Howard, a 1977 Deer Park High School graduate, has served as assistant basketball coach for the past six years. He is also an assistant football coach.
Watts was 49-43 during his recent four-year tour as head coach with the Chargers. He led the Chargers to the state tournament in 1989 during his first head coaching stint at the school.
â€˘ The second annual Chargers Hoops Golf Tournament will be 1:30 p.m. on July 23 at the Deer Park Golf Course.
Felony charges against a 34-year-old Deer Park man were dismissed on June 9 on technical grounds.
U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled that the search warrant used to find more than 600 child pornography images on Andrew V. Davisâ€™ computer was invalid because police failed to disclose when seeking the search warrant that key information came from a girl who had lied to detectives in other cases.
It is alleged that Davis received those images from September 2005 to November 2009.
Davis, a convicted sex offender, faced a minimum of 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
A herd of sheep on a farm on McDougal Road were the latest domestic animals attacked by pack of wild dogs last week.
The animals, owned by Eric and Debbie Keller of Deer Park, were being housed at Jim and Doreen Carlsonâ€™s (Mrs. Kellerâ€™s parents) ranch. The dogs killed four sheep and wounded 13 others.
The sheep, the 4-H projects of the Kellerâ€™s four children, were taken to the Carlson ranch on May 30 and were attacked the following night.
Keller said her parentsâ€™ dog barked that night but nothing out of the ordinary.
Springdaleâ€™s Kendall Peone, Rodney Abrahamson and Connor Parker, who helped guide the Chargers to a regional berth were named to the All-Northeast 2B League baseball team in voting by conference coaches.
Peone was named to the first team along with league most valuable player J.J. Robinson, Brandon Heiser, Tyler McNannay and Alex Teade, all of Colfax; Ross Collins and Jacob Schmach, both of Liberty; Erik Muelheims of St. Georgeâ€™s; Daniel Holland of Northwest Christian; Traven Smith of Lind-Ritzville-Sprague and Ron Wilke of Davenport.
Deer Parkâ€™s Aaron Eskue was the Stagsâ€™ lone representative on the All-Great Northern League baseball team this spring in voting by the conference coaches.
The senior catcher was named to the second team.
The memorial service for Philip Dean Bacon, who passed in September, was held on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 pm at his parentsâ€™ Little Pend Oreille Lake home; the ceremonial spreading of his ashes took place at his Deer Creek home later that weekend.
He is survived by two of his children, daughters Amber and Breanne, and granddaughter Katya; as well as a niece and nephew and various extended family. Philip loved his children greatly and often spoke of their accomplishments proudly.