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January 15th, 2013

New senator takes oath of office

January 15, 2013

Recently appointed Sen. John Smith took the oath of office on Jan. 13 to become the 7th Legislative District senator.
Prior to the official kickoff of this year’s legislative session, Supreme Court Justice James Johnson administered the oath to Smith, who stood before friends and family.

January 9th

Strong fourth quarter ends Ram losing streak

January 9, 2013

The Riverside Rams finally enjoyed a little “home cookin’” on Tuesday.
The Rams, who had not played a home game in three weeks, used a strong fourth quarter to get past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 49-41. The win, the first in five Northeast A League games, snapped the Rams’ seven-game losing streak.
Riverside, which built a 19-point lead (28-9) with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, watched as the Bulldogs staged a relentless rally in the game’s final 14 minutes.

Fast-starting Lady Rams hold off KF Bulldogs

January 9, 2013

The Riverside girls basketball team got back on the winning track with a 49-35 win over Kettle Falls on Tuesday.
The Lady Rams, who dropped two Northeast A League games last week, opened up a 11-0 lead over the Bulldogs and then held off a couple of Kettle Falls attempts to catch up.
Kettle Falls cut the lead to 14-8 by the end of the first quarter only to have Riverside go on a 10-4 run. The Lady Rams led 26-15 at halftime before the roof started to cave in on both teams, literally.

Chattaroy motorist involved in pedestrian accident

January 9, 2013

A 20-year-old Chattaroy woman was involved in a fatal car-pedestrian accident on U.S. Highway 2 on Tuesday night.
Sarah Babcock was traveling northbound on the highway near the Big R Store at around 8:20 p.m. when she struck a female pedestrian.
The woman, whose name was not yet been released, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Washington State Patrol investigators, who have not filed any charges, have not ruled out that the pedestrian was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Ross R. Bennett, 62

January 9, 2013

Ross Ronald Bennett was born on Dec. 11, 1950, to Etta May and Lee Bennett in Wilbur, Wash., and passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, in Deer Island, Ore.
Ross grew up in Deer Park and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1969. He attended Eastern Washington College for one year and for one year at the University of Washington.
He later moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he fished and owned and operated a carpet and vinyl store. He later moved to Portland, Ore., where he operated a tugboat and salvage business, salvaging underwater logs from the Columbia River.

December 27th, 2012

Irene M. Wohrle, 89

December 27, 2012

Irene Mary Wohrle was born on Feb. 18, 1923, to Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Triplett in Turner, Blaine County, Mont. Surrounded by her family, she went to her Heavenly home on Dec. 10, 2012.
When Irene was a child, she lived in Montana, Colorado, and Washington State, settling in Spokane before moving to Deer Park around 1935.
She graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1941 and married Howard J. Wohrle on December 13, 1941. They enjoyed 63 years together. Irene continued to live in the home she and Howard built 70 years ago on part of the former Arcadia Apple Orchard.

Lester Mize, 82

December 27, 2012

Lester “Jean” Mize peacefully passed away on Dec. 20 2012, at Royal Park Care Center at the age of 82. He was born in Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 27 1930.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. and Marie Mize, and a granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Whitehill.

WUTC approves Avista rate hike plan

December 27, 2012

State regulators on Dec. 26 conditionally approved a multi-party settlement agreement that will allow Avista to raise electric and natural gas rates for the next two years for its Washington customers.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) accepted a settlement that allows Avista to implement a rate increase for electric and natural gas customers over the next two years. New rates went into effecton Jan. 1.

December 21st

Accident slows down U.S. 395 traffic

December 21, 2012

Updated Dec. 22 — One driver needed to be extricated following a two-car accident around 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of H Street and U.S. Highway 395.
The female driver of a Honda sedan needed to be extricated. A child in the back seat was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Washington State Patrol investigators said the driver of the Honda tried to enter the highway when she was struck by a northbound Ford Explorer.
The driver of the Ford Explorer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

December 20th

Area digging out after winter's first storm

December 20, 2012

Area residents making the Wednesday afternoon commute had to navigate extremely slick roadways and then spent the next day digging out from a winter first storm that left 8-plus inches in its wake.
Spokane County law enforcement agencies reported almost 250 traffic accidents on Wednesday, most of them slide-offs.
City of Deer Park snowplow crews spent most of Thursday cleaning city streets.
Mary Walker School District officials closed school on Thursday. Deer Park and Riverside School districts had begun their two-week holiday schedule earlier in the week.

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