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August 20th, 2013

Tri-County Pee Wee Rodeo results

August 20, 2013

TRI-COUNTY PEE WEE RODEO
At Clayton Fairgrounds
BUCK-A-ROOS
Top performer — Brooke House (Springdale)
Barrel racing — 1, Brooke House. 2, Aiden Williams (Nine Mile Falls). 3, Lainey Schweiger (Deer Park).
Goat tail untying — 1, Hesston Jacobsen (Chattaroy). 2, Lainey Schweiger. 3, Taylor MacArthur (Deer Park).
Cal stake — 1, Louden Zwarg (Newport). 2, Taylor MacArthur. 3, Brooke House.
Mutton bustin’ — 1, Elizabeth Faust (Clayton). 2, Samantha Fausti (Clayton). 3, Grace Dixon (Springdale).
Top bale head roping — Louden Zwarg.

JUNIOR BOYS

August 16th

Dale R. Wendt, 72

August 16, 2013

Dale was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Holton, Kan., to Ralph and Ruby (Anderson) Wendt. Later, his childhood was spent in Pasco, Wash. He married Norma Bolton on Aug. 13, 1961.
Dale graduated from Walla Walla College with a Master’s of Education. After living in Spokane and College Place, Wash., he spent many years in the Portland area and worked at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. In 2003, Dale and Norma retired and moved to Deer Park.

Judge upholds Starbuck's no-contact order with children

August 16, 2013

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt, who issued a no-contact order between convicted Deer Park murderer Clay Starbuck and his three minor children until they become legal adults, upheld his ruling last week.
Sypolt made the original ruling on July 18 when he sentenced Starbuck to life in prison without parole for the Dec. 11 murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home.
Starbuck’s attorneys claim that the defendant subjected his children to no psychological or physical harm while he was a parent, according to KREM-TV.

August 9th

Elite cyclist to race on Deer Park streets

August 9, 2013

Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center have teamed up with Spokane’s cycling club, Spokane Rocket Velo, to host the Deer Park Physical Therapy Time Trial bike race on Aug. 17.
Time trails are often regarded as a “race of truth,” with single riders being let loose every 60 seconds in a race against the clock along this 13-mile course starting near North and Eighth streets and finishing near Colville Avenue and Fourth Street.

August 7th

Smith leads in early primary election returns

August 7, 2013

Incumbent Seventh District Sen. John Smith easily beat back challenges from a pair of fellow Republicans in the Aug. 6 primary election.
Smith has garnered 8,631 votes in the preliminary ballot count on Wednesday afternoon. Brian Dansel sits in second place with 4,900 votes and appears to be Smith’s opponent in the general election.
Mike Brunson is in third place with 3,618 votes.

August 5th

City gearing up for Main Street construction

August 5, 2013

City officials expect construction on the first section of south Main Street could begin within the next week.
Director of Community Services Roger Krieger said a pre-construction meeting with Cargile Construction will be held early next week and he would be surprised if the actual work did not begin by early next week.
The project will rebuild Main Street from the U.S. Highway 395 entrance to Crawford Avenue.
The first section from the highway to the “H” Street roundabout will be done this year with the rest of the street work planned for 2014.

Judith A. Porter, 67

August 5, 2013

Judy Ann Steffen Porter, 67, a Deer Park teacher and dairy farmer, died in a tragic car accident on Friday, Aug. 2.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry, in 2007; and her father, Donald Steffen, in 2007.

July 30th

Lillian M. Janson, 89

July 30, 2013

Lillian M. Janson of Deer Park passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at Royal Park Care Center, Spokane, on Thursday, July 18.
She was born on March 31, 1924, at St. Maries, Idaho, to Martin and Ruth Abbott. She moved with her family to the Mt. Spokane area and attended Chattaroy Elementary School and Mead High School. She married Roger Janson on June 7, 1941, and moved into the Morgan Acres area of Spokane, where their three children were born.
In 1953, the family moved to a farm north of Deer Park, where Lillian created a beautiful yard and flower gardens.

July 23rd

Pair arrested after shots fired at couple

July 23, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a drive-by shooting on the Newport Highway at 7:30 p.m. on July 21.
An adult female complainant told Deputy Damon Anderberg that she and her boyfriend had been shot at multiple times by three men in a vehicle between 2:30-3 a.m.
She told Anderberg that she and her boyfriend were at a store at the intersection of Day-Mt. Spokane and Newport Highway. She said they saw 19-year-old Jarrod Markosian, 18-year-old Jesse Pollard and another adult male at the store.

Bob R. Swanson, 54

July 23, 2013

Bob R. Swanson, 54, passed away unexpectedly at the Loon Lake home he shared with his daughter and his girlfriend/mother of his children.
Bob was well loved in the community and was an avid fisherman and poker player, loved the outdoors, animals and children. He worked throughout his life as a talented welder/fabricator.
He leaves behind his girlfriend, Vickie Campbell; his parents, Robert and Marlene Swanson; three daughters, Kristen Swanson, Hannah Campbell-Bush and Cheryl Melville-Gilliam; a son, William Melville; nine grandchildren; and his four-legged best friend, Bronson.

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