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December 5th

Linda J. Coe, 66

December 5, 2012

Linda Jean Coe was born on Sept. 16, 1946, in Bell, Calif., to Erik and Clara Ferm. Linda was raised by her aunt and uncle, Gunde and Albert Rude in Wallace, Idaho.
Linda had two sisters, Judy (Mitch) Almeida and Carol Mueller, and a stepbrother, Loren Rude.
On July 18, 1970, Linda married Gary Coe. They would continue as soulmates and best friends over the next 42 years. In 1977, they moved to Loon Lake where they still reside. The family includes two sons, Brad (Kari Kaufman) and Brian (Lisa Miller) and seven grandchildren.

Gail W. Martin, 96

December 5, 2012

Gail William Martin, age 96, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
He was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Ekalaka, Mont., to Fred and Delia Martin, The fifth oldest of eight children, he had four sisters, Violet, Ruth, Ora and Annadene and three brothers, Harold, Max and Lyal.
Gail graduated from West Valley High School and married Hazel Andrus on Aug. 6, 1936. They brought their only daughter into the world on June 24, 1937.

November 30th

Stags get by Cards in wrestling season opener

December 1, 2012

The Deer Park Stags, who got a major decision from Aaron Klauder and a pin from Jake Konzal, held off the Orting Cardinals 44-35 in Friday’s battle of state wrestling champions.
The Stags, the five-time Class 2A champs, took a 28-23 Billy Marshall defeated Andrew Melot in the 285-pound match. Deer Park got some breathing room after Tysen Jorgensen received a forfeit in the 106-pound match.
Orting, the four-time Class 1A champs, narrowed the lead to 34-29 in the 113-pound bout after defending state champ Fred Green only needed a minute to pin KC Ayers.

Body discovered in Elk near missing man's car

November 30, 2012

Spokane County Sheriff’s authorities have located a body near the vehicle of an elderly man missing since Nov. 23 on Blanchard Creek Road in a remote part of the Elk area.
Samuel H. Counts, 71, a former Elk resident, disappeared from Spokane Valley while driving to the grocery store. Counts suffers from dementia.
Airborne search crews located his car, a 2012 KIA sedan, northwest of Mount Spokane in a heavily wooded area late Friday afternoon. A short time later a body was discovered a quarter-mile from the car.

November 29th

Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

November 29, 2012

Working with a store surveillance video, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Deer Park man believed to have robbed CC’s Pawn Shop on Thanksgiving Day.
According to police reports, the pawn show was initially broken into by a pair of burglars who took a couple of thousands of dollars of merchandise.
A third burglar, believed to be Jeremiah Patterson, entered the business two hours later and stole more merchandise.
Deputies Dan Dutton and Dan Middlebos both recognized Patterson from video taken by the store’s surveillance camera.

November 28th

Sen. Morton to step down

November 28, 2012

State Sen. Bob Morton, who entered the political landscape more than two decades ago, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1.
“I thank the people of the 7th Legislative District for the opportunity to represent them. I appreciate their support and insight into how we could make our district and state a better place for future generations,” Morton said in announcing his decision on Nov. 28
“I plan to serve as senator until January 1, 2013. I am looking forward to retirement and spending more time at home with my family in the beautiful 7th District.”

GreenHouse starts annual Tree of Sharing campaign

November 28, 2012

GreenHouse Community Center volunteers have begun accepting families for the annual Christmas Tree of Sharing.
Director Susan Peterson said Greenhouse volunteers hope to have all gifts distributed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. between Dec. 19-22.
Christmas food will be distributed when clients collect their monthly food baskets at the food bank, W206 First St., Suite A. Clients with children will also receive an appointment time to visit the GreenHouse’s Tree of Sharing outlet at N211 Fir St. at this time.

November 27th

Battle of Champs: DP grapplers entertain Orting

November 27, 2012

The Deer Park wrestling team opens its season this week with a match-up of a pair of 2012 state team champions.
The Stags, the five-time defending Class 2A champs, will entertain Orting on 6 p.m. on Friday.
The Cardinals, who have moved up to the Class 2A ranks this season, are four-time defending Class 1A champs. Last year's team featured (all returning) Fred Green, the 106-pound champion, Austin Dodson, the runner-up at 113 pounds, and Beau Gore, the runner-up at 145 pounds.
In addition to its state title run, Orting finished second the three previous seasons.

Paul E. Schaffner, 76

November 27, 2012

Paul Emil Schaffner, 76, passed away on Nov. 20, 2012, in Spokane after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Chewelah on March 18, 1936, to Urban and Cora Schaffner of Ford. He grew up in a family of four children, being the youngest.
Charles the oldest passed away in 2007. Howard of Harrington, Wash., and Ruth Sjoberg Schaffner of Walnut Creek, Calif., are the remaining siblings.

Evonna A. Hyde, 20

November 27, 2012

Evonna Arianna Hyde passed away on Nov. 13, 2012 in Springdale, Wash., at the age of 20.
She was born the daughter of Randall Hyde and Jacqueline Mattingly on March 25, 1992 in Anaheim, Calif. She moved to Washington with her family in 1996 at the age of 4.
Evonna grew up in Springdale, where she met Philip Fleetwood in 2005. Together, they had a beautiful daughter, Alexis.

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