August 8th, 2014
Leo Earl Stacey, 91 years of life, passed peacefully into his final rest on July 31, 2014, at his home in Spokane County. He was born to Alice and Robert Stacey on May 2, 1923, in Sac City, Iowa.
Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret; his parents; a twin brother, Cleo; and two sisters, Verna and Alliene.
Leo was a decorated World War II soldier who saw battle action throughout Europe, including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes Forest and Germany. He received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart during his three-year tour on the front lines.
It is with great sorrow to have lost a piece of our hearts. On July 28, Charles Riblet received his angel wings.
Charles served his country as a Marine. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was a retired Seattle firefighter, an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to so many. He will be deeply missed.
He was an off-road enthusiast who loved his Polaris RZR. He also loved NASCAR races, football, and fantasy football. But his No. 1 love was his wife and family.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Deer Park Happy Home Church, 5039 Hattery-Owens Road, for longtime area resident Sandy R. Faella, 64, who passed away on July 14, 2014.
Born on Sept. 19, 1949, she lived in the Deer Park area for the past 31 years. She was a member of the Happy Home Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry.
Opal T. Olsen, 87 years of life and a resident of Clayton, passed away on Aug. 1, 2014.
Mrs. Olsen is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Rick and Debbie Olsen of Clayton, Russell and Denise Olsen of Spokane, Becky and Phil Hines of Longview, Wash., and Robynn and Larry Ross of Nine Mile Falls. She is the sister of Ruth Rasmussen, Viola Greer and Bill Sims and enjoyed 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Olsen is preceded in death by her husband, Neb Olsen; a son, Bob Olsen; a daughter, Karen Layton; and a grandson, Jeff Layton.
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Spokane County Fire District No. 4 voters have agreed to a 20-year bond plan that will upgrade some district facilities and equipment.
The $14 million measure was on its way to approval by a 4,516-2,422 margin in the Aug. 5 primary election. The 65 percent approval rating was easily above the 60 percent needed for passage.
Among the fire district bond issue plans is to improve the 30-year-old Station 41 in Deer Park that has outgrown its present space considerations and to upgrade a large portion of the fire districtâ€™s front line response apparatus.
UPDATED: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her sixth term, easily beat back challenges from three other candidates in yesterdayâ€™s primary election.
McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, garnered 60,351 (51.74 percent) in the first day of election tabulations. Democrat Joseph Pakootas finished second in the primary with 33,643 votes.
The top two candidates in all primary elections advance to the November general election.
The other candidates were Independent Dave Wilson (13,157) and Republican Tom Horne (9,501).
Esther Pearl May, age 83, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014, at Spokane Hospice House North.
She was born to George and Mary May on Aug. 2, 1930, at their home in Ada County, Idaho.
She is survived by her five children, Esther Stephenson, Debra Watkins, Kathleen Walker, Clifford Stoddart and Teresa Stoddart; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five siblings.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Pine Crest Manor Community Hall, E204 â€śDâ€ť St. in Deer Park. A private family graveside service will follow at Peone Cemetery.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today a new extension to the burn ban extension he ordered last week that includes a ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades, including Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.
The burn ban, which was scheduled to end on Aug. 8, is extended until noon on Aug. 15.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has issued a marijuana producer tier 2 license to Herbscapes at N26815 Hardesty Road, Suite A, in Chattaroy.