February 11th, 2014
Marjorie Carolyn (Strong) Denny, 72 years of life and after a life spent teaching the importance of family, faithfulness, integrity and hard work, our devoted and most beloved mother and best friend passed away on Jan. 27, 2014.
Her past few months had been very hectic, complicated by health issues with which she faced with great inner strength and quiet dignity, providing one last lesson on facing the obstacles life presents. We are now comforted by the assurance that she is enjoying her well-deserved reward in Heaven.
By ZAK LANTZ
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney (Pa.) Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.
Deer Parkâ€™s Yokeâ€™s Fresh Market was one of the stores affected by a criminal cyber data attack last fall. It is not known whether any store customer had their credit or debit card information compromised.
The two-month-long security breach impacted a number of URM stores in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
The Secret Service began the investigation after a number of fraudulent credit and debit card purchases were made nationwide last fall.
Longtime Deer Park area resident Bobby Joe Harris (1934-2014) passed away on Friday, Jan 24, at his home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna; a daughter, Fawn Tipton; a son, Joseph Harris; five grandchildren, Micheal (Jeanne) Flugel, Bobby and Justin Harris and Alex â€śSqueakâ€ť and Dallas Tipton; and one great-grandson, Jackson Harris Flugel.
There will be no service at his request.
Our beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, Renee H. Olalia passed away at home in Deer Park on Jan. 14, 2014.
Renee was born on Nov. 11, 1936 in Seattle to James and Mildred Davis. Her family moved to Cashmere, Wash., when she was a little girl, where her parents owned and operated an apple orchard.
She was a youth leader at the community center in Wenatchee. She also was on the board to help fight for Indian rights in Spokane.
A funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Riplinger Funeral Home, N4305 Division, for longtime Spokane area resident Jean (Cobane) (Rouleau) Gellner, 73, who passed away on Jan. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 14, 1941, in Ellensburg, she graduated from Connell High School in 1959 and later attended Kinman Business College.
Mrs. Gellner moved in the Spokane area in 1979 and was the first female manager for Met Life Insurance.
She was married to Al Rouleau from 1960-81. She later married Jon Gellner in 1982. Mr. Gellner passed away in 2007.
The Deer Park Stags got a rebound basket by Travis Pierce and three free throws to hold off the West Valley Eagles 52-45 on Friday.
The Eagles had cut the Stagsâ€™ lead to 47-45 on a three-point play by Brennen Folkins with 1:19 to play. Pierce answered with a put-back basket and Deer Park iced the game with free throws by Canyon Nielson, Avery Miller and Nathan Guske.
The win improved the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 2-5 and 6-9 overall. West Valley fell to 3-3, 10-4.
In response to a request from Sharon Foster, chair of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office released a formal Attorney Generalâ€™s Opinion today regarding local ordinances affecting new marijuana businesses in Washington.
Approved by voters in 2012, Initiative 502 legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana in Washington.
The formal opinion concludes I-502 as drafted and presented to the voters does not prevent local governments from regulating or banning marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions.
In loving memory of Dave Syth, 76, a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather, who passed away on Dec. 31.
Mr. Syth was born on April 11, 1937, in Sandpoint and raised in Kalispell, Mont.
He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, loving man. His wife, Jeanne, has many years of fond memories of gardening, country dancing and decorating for the holidays. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; five children, Dawn, Jody, Mark, Jerry and Rick; a brother, Don; a sister, Patsy; and numerous grandchildren.
The Colville wrestling team, which has spent the past two years chasing the Deer Park Stags, finally caught its Great Northern League rival on Wednesday.
The Indians, the top ranked Class 2A team in the state, got a first period pin from 113-pound Alex Linn to defeat the Stags 38-32.
It was a match where neither team could build any sizeable lead.
The Indiansâ€™ biggest lead of 20-14 came after Ryley Smith defeated Jacob Boswell in the 182-pound match. The Stagsâ€™ biggest lead of 26-20 came when 195-pound Trevor Eicher, making his season debut, needed only 37 seconds to pin Spencer Frank.