July 3rd, 2013
The annual â€śAs American As Apple Pieâ€ť concert will be held at 7 p.m. on July 4 in the parking lot of the Deer Park First Baptist Church, E1205 Crawford Ave.
The concert will feature performances from the Deer Park Orchestra and Chorus along with guest soloists James Hicks from Spokane and Eric Walsh of Spokane Valley.
The audience, who will be treated to free apple pie and ice cream before the concert, should bring their own lawn chairs and bottled water.
A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 13 at Mix Park for Ellen L. Hilderbrand, 53, who passed away on June 10.
She is survived by her mother, Georgia Wise; her husband, Bud; and three brothers, Butch (Janice), Joe and Pat (Debbie).
The fire danger on Department of Natural Resources protected lands in Spokane and Lincoln counties and Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2 has been increased to â€śhigh.â€ť
In Pend Oreille County the fire danger has been increased to â€śmoderate.â€ť
A statewide burn ban on all DNR protected land will remain in effect until Sept. 30.
Ralph Homer Daugherty of Deer Park passed away on June 25, 2013, at the age of 85. Ralph succumbed to pneumonia, complicated by leukemia and chemo treatments that he had been battling with for the last four years.
Ralph was born into Lewis and Velma Daugherty's large family of 10 children on July 25, 1927, in Elk. He quit high school to join the Navy during World War II. After the war he returned to high school and earned his diploma.
John S. Holmes, age 66, passed away on June 23, 2013.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1947. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Engineering.
He is survived by his wife, Patty; three sisters; and two daughters.
I will miss you, my best friend, my teacher, my husband.
Deer Parkâ€™s Clay Starbuck will have to wait a few more weeks to learn his fate in Spokane County Superior Court.
Starbuck, facing life in prison after being convicted last month for the first-degree murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, was scheduled to be sentenced on June 27. The sentencing date has been moved to 1:30 p.m. on July 18.
Since his conviction, Starbuck and his family continues to proclaim his innocence in the December 2011 killing to various Spokane area media outlets.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department is seeking information on the person responsible for the theft of a $1,100 log splitter from the Big R parking lot at N15228 Newport Highway, Colbert.
The Big R store manager reported the theft on June 10.
In surveillance photos, the suspect can be seen taking the log splitter and placing it in an orange 1990's Chevrolet-style truck.
Spokane County Sheriff's Detective Mark Newton is asking for any assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Newton at 477-2683.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date for longtime area resident Viola Bernice Taylor, 90, who passed away on June 9, 2013, at the Providence Long Term Care Center.
She and her, husband, Albert, farmed in the Loon Lake/Deer Lake area for many years. They also owned and operated second-hand stores in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona and motels in Idaho and Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; and one daughter, Leila L. Marshall.
A pair of former Riverside High School softball standouts completed their second seasons with the Whitworth University team.
Infielder Peyton McMahon played 18 games this season and went 6 for 10 at the plate with a home run and 3 RBI.
Pitcher Megan Fisher, an exchange student at RHS from Cranbrook, B.C., saw action in 23 games (12 as a starter).
Fisher finished with a 3-3 record and a 7.73 ERA in 71 innings pitched.
The Pirates finished the season with a 23-20 record.
Dorothy â€śDeeâ€ť (Bowers) Smith, a longtime resident of Deer Park, was called heavenward on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Dee had four children: Rueben (Dale) Bowers, Bob Bowers, Carol McDaniel, and Linda Gilbert; 14 grandchildren, R.D. Bowers Jr. (deceased), Richard Bowers, Cyrena Lehman, Dawn James Robert Bowers, Amanda Bowers, Chad Bowers, Rachelle Bowers (deceased), Mike Gembala, Matt Gembala, Troy Bowers, Whitney Bowers-Steinauer; and 24 great-grandchildren.