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May 8th, 2013

Concert series announces summer lineup

May 8, 2013

The 10th annual Deer Park Summer Concert Series will feature some familiar faces this year.
The concert series will kick off on June 22 at Mix Park with a performance by 6 Foot Swing. The band was among the performers last year.
Other bands scheduled for this summer are:
• Stagecoast West on June 29.
• The steel drum band Bram Bata from the Tri-Cities on July 6.
• Bluegrass band Big Red Barn on July 13.
• The Master Class Jazz Orchestra on July 20.
• Men of Rhythm, featuring a “Big Band” sound, on Aug. 3.
• The Sara Brown Band, specializing in blues and soul music, on Aug. 10.

May 3rd

Deputies wounded in shootout receive Medals of Honor

May 3, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies Michael Northway and Joseph M. Spink received the state’s Law Enforcement Medal of Honor in ceremonies today in Olympia.
Northway and Spink were seriously injured while trying to apprehend a federal fugitive in north Spokane. The deputies were able to return the gunfire, forcing the suspect, Charlie Wallace, to flee the scene.
The fugitive later led various law enforcement personnel on a car chase that ended when the fleeing suspect crashed at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and U.S. Highway 395 in Deer Park. Moments later he took his own life.

Candidate filing season nears

May 3, 2013

The 2013 election season, limited mainly to local races, will officially start on May 13.
Residents must officially file their candidacy in the election office where they reside, in person or online, between May 13-17.
The only regional race is the state senate seat currently held by Republican John Smith, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Morton. The race this fall is to fill the final year remaining on Morton’s four-year term.
The senate race carries a $421.06 filing fee. State law bases filing fees on 10 percent of the position’s annual salary.

April 26th

Thieves gum up the works at ATMs

April 27, 2013

Two Spokane area financial institution ATM machines have fallen prey to a new scam. The scam involves the suspect(s) super gluing the cancel button, or another similar type button, down on the machine so the victims transaction cannot able be processed. The result of this technique is that it is possible the machine will not release the victim's debit or credit card.

April 25th

School board details superintendent search plan

April 25, 2013

Members of the Deer Park School Board publically discussed the upcoming superintendent search for the first time in an April 23 forum at the high school.
The meeting, conducted by board members Joanne Greer and Jeff Whittle, outlined the timeline for the superintendent search as well as answer questions from the dozen district patrons and staff in attendance.
“We’re not starting over, we’re moving forward,” said Whittle on the search plan to find a replacement for Becky Berg, who will assume the superintendent post in the Marysville School District on July 1.

April 14th

Court rules: Starbuck children to give depositions

April 14, 2013

The video depositions of Clay Starbuck’s children will go on as planned following a decision by a Spokane County Superior Court judge on Friday.
Starbuck is accused of killing his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home in December 2011.
His family had tried to block the depositions while prosecutors believe the children’s testimony will give them a better idea on what Starbuck did the day his wife died.
Both sides stated their case in court last week with the judge ruling that depositions will commence on April 18.
Starbuck’s trial is expected to begin on May 6.

April 5th

WSP investigators find plenty of stolen property in area house & storage unit

April 6, 2013

A treasure trove of stolen property was recovered at a rental home on Arlington Road north of Deer Park this week.
A half dozen stolen cars were discovered on April 3 after the tenants were evicted. A local towing company spent most of the day removing the cars, which were eventually returned to their rightful owners.

April 3rd

Property crime task force created

April 3, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich along with Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus, Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett, Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and Lt. Andy Boyle from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office have announced the formation of a regional Property Crime Task Force.

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.

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The Deer Park Rotary Club with the help of volunteers has been busy assembling playground equipment at the southwest...
Deer Park’s Catelyn Frost placed 38th at last week’s state Class 2A golf tournament at The Classic...
The Deer Park softball team, led by an 8-run second inning, advanced into the double-elimination...
The Riverside High School softball team clinched the upcoming District VII tournament’s second seed...

 

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