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March 30th

Berg leaving Deer Park for Marysville

March 30, 2013

The Deer Park School Board will begin work this week to find a replacement for Superintendent Becky Berg, who submitted her resignation (effective June 30) to take a similar position with the Marysville School District.
The school board is expected to meet with representatives from Educational Service District No. 101 to map out a strategy to find Berg’s replacement.
The school board used ESD 101 resources in 2010 to hire Berg after Mick Miller to a superintendent job in the Walla Walla School District.

Area churches plan Easter services

March 30, 2013

Area churches plan a variety of Easter services this weekend.
• Faith Lutheran Church at S.214 Weber Road will hold an Easter breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sunday along with an Easter egg hunt at 9:15 a.m. A worship service will be held at 10 a.m.
• Zion Lutheran Church at E220 Crawford will hold a 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service will be added to the normal 10 a.m. Sunday service schedule.
• The Open Door Congregational Church at N205 Main St. will hold an Easter Sunday sunrise service is planned at 6:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast at 8 a.m. and a worship service at 9:30 a.m.

March 28th

Elk woman faces arson charge

March 28, 2013

A 24-year-old Elk woman faces first-degree arson charges following a house fire in the N37000 block of Elk-Chattaroy Road on March 27.
Spokane County Fire District No. 4 and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at around 1:30 p.m. to a suspicious fire at Elk-Chattaroy Road. Fire personnel had responded to the same residence the previous day to a suspicious mattress fire.
While en route to the residence, Deputy Jennifer Sutter received information that 24-year-old Amanda Cook possibly started the fire intentionally.

March 27th

Homicide investigation yields body in Chattaroy

March 27, 2013

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes and Forensics units assisted Whitman County Sheriff’s Office with a homicide investigation at N28709 Schwartgen Road in Chattaroy.
Investigators spent the day looking for the body of 17-year-old Donavin Stapert, who was believed to have been killed earlier this month in Malden, Wash. They spent most of the morning collecting forensic evidence near a site of some freshly turned dirt and started digging this afternoon.

March 26th

Driver seriously hurt in Blanchard Road crash

March 26, 2013

Excessive speed was blamed, in part, for a one-car accident on east Blanchard Road on Tuesday that left the driver in critical condition.
According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, the 23-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was traveling on Blanchard Road at around 1 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and became airborne. The vehicle then struck a couple of pine trees prior to coming to rest.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.
Investigators determined speed and impairment were factors in the collision.

March 22nd

Whisman to seek a third term

March 22, 2013

Deer Park Mayor Robert Whisman has announced his intention to seek a third term this fall.
He said the decision was spurred by the encouragement of friends and citizens asking him to seek another four-year term. He is the first city resident to announce his candidacy for the position.
If elected, Whisman will join Earl Mix and Jim Swinyard as having served more than two terms in the mayoral position.

March 9th

Jadine Morris crowned Miss Deer Park

March 10, 2013

Jadine Morris was crowned the 59th Miss Deer Park in ceremonies on Saturday in Deer Park High School’s Ken Fisher Performing Arts Center.
The title carried a $1,350 scholarship. Morris, daughter of Warren and Dona Morris of Deer Park, also received $150 scholarships for winning the scholastic and creative and performing arts (a piano rendition of Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”) portions of the program.

March 6th

Elderly woman killed in Stevens County car crash

March 6, 2013

An elderly woman was killed and her husband was taken to a local hospital following a two-car, head-on accident at Swenson and Woolard roads in southern Stevens County on Tuesday night.
According to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Justin Price tried to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle on the side of Swenson Road at around 7:30 p.m. and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting the couple's vehicle.

February 21st

Body discovered in Stevens County

February 21, 2013

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify an elderly male who was found deceased on Feb. 13 on a mountain east of Addy by a citizen who was hiking in the area.
The death does not appear to be criminal in nature.
The male is thought to be transient and had no identification with him. He is approximately 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-5 and weighs approximately 128 pounds. He had salt-and-pepper long hair that was pulled back in a ponytail and a long beard. The male has brown eyes and a mole above the right eye on the eyelid.

February 20th

Sheriff's Department seeks Albertson's pharmacy robber

February 20, 2013

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who robbed the pharmacy at Albertson’s on U.S. Highway 395 and Hastings Road on Thursday.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, a male came up to the pharmacy counter at around 11 a.m. threw a red re-usable grocery bag on the counter and demanded “narcotics.” The pharmacist put the narcotics in the bag and the male left the store.

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