May 3rd, 2013
The 2013 election season, limited mainly to local races, will officially start on May 13.
Residents must officially file their candidacy in the election office where they reside, in person or online, between May 13-17.
The only regional race is the state senate seat currently held by Republican John Smith, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bob Morton. The race this fall is to fill the final year remaining on Mortonâ€™s four-year term.
The senate race carries a $421.06 filing fee. State law bases filing fees on 10 percent of the positionâ€™s annual salary.
Despite cool and windy weather in many parts of the state, anglers had a lot of success reeling in large trout on April 27, the opening day of this year's lowland lakes fishing season.
Based on creel checks conducted at 98 lakes around the state, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) estimates that anglers caught an average of 4.6 trout on opening day.
Riverside High School senior Courtney Davis has committed to play basketball at Walla Walla Community College for the incoming season.
A three-year varsity starter and the team captain, Davis, the fourth Lady Ram to break the 1,000-point career barrier, averaged 15.3 points per game last season.
Davis, the teamâ€™s most valuable player, received first team All-Northeast A League recognition for the third straight season this winter.
Earning a 3.86 grade point average, Davis has been recognized as a member of the National Honor Society while maintaining an honor roll status.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Frank Millhorn, age 77.
He was born in Odessa, Wash., on Jan. 22, 1936, to Charley and Hilda (Haase) Millhorn and passed from this life early in the morning on April 28, 2013.
Barbara Reine Corenevsky, 85, a resident of Deer Park, formerly of San Francisco, passed away on March 13, 2013, in Deer Park.
Barbara is the loving mother of Cathlene Babbick of Deer Park. Her grandson, James Laurin Jr., resides in Germany. Barbara also enjoyed four great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alec, in 1988; her parents, Albert and Marion Elkington; and her sister, Eleanor West.
Two Spokane area financial institution ATM machines have fallen prey to a new scam. The scam involves the suspect(s) super gluing the cancel button, or another similar type button, down on the machine so the victims transaction cannot able be processed. The result of this technique is that it is possible the machine will not release the victim's debit or credit card.
Members of the Deer Park School Board publically discussed the upcoming superintendent search for the first time in an April 23 forum at the high school.
The meeting, conducted by board members Joanne Greer and Jeff Whittle, outlined the timeline for the superintendent search as well as answer questions from the dozen district patrons and staff in attendance.
â€śWeâ€™re not starting over, weâ€™re moving forward,â€ť said Whittle on the search plan to find a replacement for Becky Berg, who will assume the superintendent post in the Marysville School District on July 1.
The video depositions of Clay Starbuckâ€™s children will go on as planned following a decision by a Spokane County Superior Court judge on Friday.
Starbuck is accused of killing his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home in December 2011.
His family had tried to block the depositions while prosecutors believe the childrenâ€™s testimony will give them a better idea on what Starbuck did the day his wife died.
Both sides stated their case in court last week with the judge ruling that depositions will commence on April 18.
Starbuckâ€™s trial is expected to begin on May 6.
Lucille Schulz, age 95, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013, in Spokane.
Born on March 10, 1918, in Colerain, Minn., she was the daughter of Walter and Flossie Gray and was the youngest of three children. She had two brothers, Lester and Gordon Gray.
Lucille married Harvey Little in 1940 and lived in Spokane, where they had two children: Danny (Karen) of Newport, and Carol (Daniel) of Elk.
Anna Barbara Cecrle Kynett, 100, a longtime resident of Deer Park, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 1913.
She is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Dick and Kat Kynett of Mead and Janelle and Carl Justice of Deer Park. Anna has seven grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Kynett met her future husband, G. Vern Kynett, when they were in grade school. They were married in 1936. Mr. Kynett passed away in 1992.