April 22nd, 2014
Due to the conflict with the spring sports state competition schedule (baseball, softball and track) on May 31, the Mary Walker School Board has moved that dayâ€™s graduation ceremony to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Having the graduation ceremony later in the evening allows those athletes who may become eligible for state competition to compete and then participate in the graduation ceremony. The board decision was made after meeting with the parents of the graduating class.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office K-9 Laslo is still recovering from injuries received after being attacked by a pit bull while he and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, where investigating a burglary and assault on April 7 in Spokane Valley.
Thurman said Laslo was scheduled to have surgery earlier this week but over the weekend, Lasloâ€™s condition improved significantly and the surgery was cancelled.
He added that Laslo is finding it hard to sit still as he recovers and every morning runs out to Thurmanâ€™s patrol car and puts his nose to the door handle expecting to go to work.
A pair of Deer Park area Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday morning.
Yokeâ€™s Fresh Market and the Open Door Congregational Church have teamed up for a hunt at the church, N205 Main St., at 9:30 a.m.
Eagle Aerie No. 3564 will hold its annual hunt at 11 a.m. at Mix Park.
Organizers of both events remind participants to arrive early.
Deer Park High School sophomore Trevor Eicher, who steam rolled the 182-pound competition in winning the state Class 2A title at Mat Classic XXVI in February, has not slowed down this spring.
Eicher has won four more titles in the past two months, including the prestigious Reno Worlds last week.
In March, Eicher, representing the Deer Park Ironman Wrestling Club, won the 195-pound junior title at the Twin City-3 Styles Greco Tournament in Chellis, Wash. He dispatched his four opponents by a combined 42-6 score.
Walla Walla resident Richard L. Bond, 94, passed away on April 5, 2014, at Mattyâ€™s Home Care in Walla Walla.
Mr. Bond was born on June 3, 1919, in Spokane to Dwight A. and Vida Burroughs Bond. He graduated from North Center High School.
National 4-H Council recognized U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers along with other congressional leaders and Congressional 4-H alumni during a 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill on April 9.
The breakfast, hosted by Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Reps. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), is designed to spotlight the importance of positive youth development programs in addressing urgent challenges facing America's youth and to thank Congress for its support of positive youth development through 4-H programs.
The Deer Park softball team ran its modest winning streak to three with a doubleheader sweep of Clarkston on Friday.
The Lady Stags defeated the Bantams 11-1, 9-2 to run their Great Northern League record to 3-3.
Deer Park pitcher Kylie Sweeney did most of the damage in the first game with her right arm and bat. The sophomore limited the Bantams to only one hit, a solo home run by catcher Morgan Alivert in the second inning.
Wildfire season officially begins April 15, as specified by state law, and already 20 forest fires have been reported this year on lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Washingtonâ€™s â€śsummer fire rulesâ€ť are in effect through Oct. 15. These rules apply to the 13 million acres of private and state forestlands protected from wildfire by DNR.
Habitat for Humanity, which builds and repairs houses worldwide using volunteer labor and donations, will put the finishing touches on a newly completed duplex in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Volunteers from 10 local Sherwin-Williams stores and Habitat for Humanity will donate paint, materials and labor to refresh the exterior of the duplex, putting a fresh coat of paint on a new home for deserving Habitat for Humanity families.
The documentary video produced by Riverside Middle Schoolers Olivia Willis and Cody Main, entitled â€śSavior of a Broken World, an examination of the rights and responsibilities associated with the rules of war, was among the winners in the National History Day competition at the University of Eastern Washington earlier this year.
The video will advance to the state history day competition in May in Auburn.