June 14th, 2012
Riverside High School seniors Derrick Bender and Kati McKinney were named the winners of the Fred Safford Award, honoring tschool yearâ€™s top athletes.
Bender earned All-Northeast A League honors on the football field last fall and won the state 210-pound Class A wrestling championship in February.
McKinney, who earned All-NEA softball honors this spring, was also a member of the Lady Ramsâ€™ volleyball team.
A 20-year-old Deer Park man was arrested on June 12 while a Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputy was investigating another incident in the city limits.
Deputy Dan Dutton was investigating a domestic situation in Deer Park. While speaking with the homeowner, there was a knock at the front door and the homeowner told Dutton there was someone there to see him.
With the small south Main Street construction project completed, work on the south Forest Avenue refurbishing project will start around June 25.
The project, to be done by Spokane Rock Products, will completely repave Forest Avenue from Crawford Avenue to â€śDâ€ť Street. Sidewalks, curbing and street lights will be also be placed on both sides of the street.
Deer Park Director of Community Services Roger Krieger expects the project to take between 6-8 weeks to complete.
Karl Leo Fausett, 56, left his earthly home and his beloved family to go to a better place with his Savior Jesus Christ and his loved ones who have gone before â€” a place of reunion, love, peace and freedom from pain and turmoil.
He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Troy, Mont., from complications due to diabetes and other health issues on May 26, 2012.
Three-sport Deer Park High School sports standouts Zach Mohr and Kimmie Brazington were named the winners of the Max Sanchez Award as the top athletes for the 2011-12 school year.
Mohr, who earned All-Great Northern League honors in football last fall. He was also a member of the basketball (he was an All-GNL player as a junior) and baseball teams, where he threw the first no-hitter at the school in more than a decade.
The Deer Park High School athletic program, bolstered by a state wrestling championship and a third place finish in the boys state cross country meet, placed 28th for Class 2A schools in the annual Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Scholastic Cup competition.
The Stags earned 305 points during the school year.
Archbishop Murphy was the runaway winner in the Class 2A ranks with 1,605 points.
Drivers will get their first chance to try out a new connection between U.S. Highway 395 and the northern half of the 10-mile North Spokane Corridor (NSC)on June 13.
Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) built two gracefully curving bridges at the north end of the route (near the Wandermere Golf Course) and completed a four-lane section of divided concrete freeway linking the NSC with U.S. 395. A fully paved pedestrian and bicycle path parallels the new freeway, connecting to other trails along the route.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office is looking for information regarding the theft of approximately 1,600 feet of copper wire sometime between May 6-22.
Avista Utilities officials said the wire was stolen between two power poles in the area of North Spotted and West Wild Rose roads. The estimated cost to replace the wire is $12,000.
Anyone with information about this theft is urged to call Crime Check at 456-2233
For the second straight year, the Deer Park golf program failed to advance a player into the second round of the state Class 2A championships.
Selena Lewis, in her third state championship, shot a 105 (53rd place) in the opening round on Tuesday at the Lake Spanaway Golf Course. Fellow Lady Stag Allison Rummer, in her first state appearance, shot a 110 (65th place).
The top 40 golfers from the first round advance to the championship round in the girls and boys tournaments.
Alena Groenhout of Interlake was the opening round leader with a 75.
Riverside High School officials have announced the hiring of Tom Griggs as the schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
Griggs comes to Riverside from Rochester High School where he served as head coach for the past season.
A prep athlete at Montesano High School, Griggs, an offensive lineman, earned all-state honors. After two successful years of football at Washington State University, where the Cougars played in the (Sun and Rose bowls), a back injury ended his college career.