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March 22nd, 2013

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.

February 14th

DPMS locked down after suspicious individuals spotted nearby

February 14, 2013

Deer Park Middle School was shut down for a short time on Thursday afternoon.
The lockdown was predicated after that two individuals were walking near the school carrying rifles. It was called off after Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies contacted the individuals and transported them out of the area.
On the school district website, Superintendent Becky Berg praised the DPMS staff and students for their actions during the lockdown.

Mary Walker voters OK levy request

February 14, 2013

Mary Walker School District patrons approved a four-year, $225,000 annual maintenance and operations levy.
The levy request, replaced the current $225,000 annual levy, received 56 percent approval (312-245).
The levy will cost school district property owners $1.40 for every $1,000 of assessed property, according to school district officials. The current levy has an assessment rate of $1.68.
The approval also means the school district will receive $417,814 in state levy equalization funds. If the levy had been rejected, the school district would not receive any equalization funds.

February 7th

Elk arrest leads to methamphetamine charges

February 7, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Truman responded to a suspicious person call near Miller's One-Stop on Newport Highway at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 after an anonymous caller stated William Harriman, 33, and his wife, Kamille Harriman, 30, were staying in Elk.
The caller also said the Harrimans were driving a white 1990's Chevrolet extra cab truck.

February 6th

Driver faces DUI charges after U.S. 395 accident

February 6, 2013

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.

January 15th

New senator takes oath of office

January 15, 2013

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 year’s legislative session, Supreme Court Justice James Johnson administered the oath to Smith, who stood before friends and family.

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