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June 12th, 2014

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

June 11th

DNR elevates area fire danger

June 11, 2014

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
• The fire danger will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
•The fire danger will remain ‘low’ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.

Arnim R. Olsen, 53

June 11, 2014

Arnim Roland "Ole" Olsen, 53, passed away at his home on May 30 after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Olsen; two sisters, Monika Olsen, and Sonja Rey; and a niece, Roseanna Rey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elfi and Wesley Olsen. "Ole," as he was known by friends, loved fishing, the great outdoors and working the family farm.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Alfred L. Griffin, 82

June 11, 2014

Alfred Leroy Griffin, 82, SFC, United States Army (ret.) and a longtime resident of Deer Park passed away on June 7, 2014.
Al and his wife, Luitgard, owned and operated Griffin’s Furniture and Al’s Restaurant on U.S. Highway near Riverside High School for many years.
He was an avid bowler.
Memorial services will be held in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, S.214 Weber Road, with the Rev. Steven Brehmer officiating.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.

June 9th

Audrey Forkner, 78

June 9, 2014

Audrey (Oiland) Forkner, 78, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014, at her home in Spokane.

June 4th

Three hurt in U.S. 395 accident

June 4, 2014

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the U.S. Highway 395 and Crawford Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
None of the names of the persons involved in the accident were immediately released.
The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, a minivan, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital as a precautionary measure. An infant in the minivan was unhurt.
The driver of the other car, who needed to be cut of the vehicle by emergency crews, also sustained minor injuries.

June 3rd

Joyce Cox, 89

June 3, 2014

A private family service is planned for longtime Chattaroy resident Joyce Cox, 89, who passed away on May 27, 2014, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Sioux City, Iowa, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deer Park.
Two sons, Michael and Danny, predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Cox; one daughter, Cathie (Rick) Torres; one son, Tom Cox II; one daughter-in-law, Lorayne Cox; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Betty J. Kiser, 86

June 3, 2014

Betty June Kiser was born on March 19, 1928, in Lewiston, Mont. And entered into rest on May 26, 2014.
She was the daughter of Ivan Merle and Edna May (Klingler) Gordy. She was the oldest of five children, including Donna, Eugene, Sandy and Michael.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Lowell Adelbert Kiser.

May 29th

Frost places 38th at state golf tourney

May 29, 2014

Deer Park’s Catelyn Frost placed 38th at last week’s state Class 2A golf tournament at The Classic Golf Club in
Frost, the first Lady Stag to make the first round cut, shot a 103-111 over the par 72 course. Teammate Sierra Lewis did not qualify for the final round after shooting a 114 last Wednesday.
Fife’s Kendall Gray won the individual championship with a 79-80=159 showing over the two days.
Defending champion Bellingham won the team title with 98, easily outdistancing runner-up Hockinson’s 73 score.
Deer Park did not qualify anyone for the boys’ tournament.

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