September 18th, 2012
Wesley Lyle Strong went home to be with the Lord on Monday Sept. 3 2012, in Fairbanks Alaska. He was 72 years old.
He was born to Lyle and Ethylene Strong on Oct. 26 1939, in Deer Park.
Wesley decided to follow his heart to Alaska and has called Fairbanks his home for more than 25 years.
He passed away with his family by his side. His ashes were spread along the banks of the Tanana River where he spent much of his time shooting his guns and watching the aurora borealis. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Area emergency crews had a busy Friday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m., firefighters from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 (Stations 41, 42, 45 and 49) and the Department of Natural Resources were called out to an acre-size brush and timber fire on Dalton Road near Owens Road.
The fire closed a portion of Dalton Road, which forced traffic, including school buses, to find alternative routes through the area.
While fire crews were getting the Dalton Road fire under control, DNR was called to another brush fire in a remote area near Horseshoe Lake.
The first bill for the new Cedar Road construction project may come due before the city receives any grant funding.
In a memo to the Deer Park City Council, the cityâ€™s Director of Community Services, Roger Krieger, noted a $24,895.35 task order for survey work and engineering to determine what rights-of-way necessary for completion of the project and working with affected property owners on the donation of properties consistent with previous written commitments to participate in the project.
The aggravated murder trial of Clay Starbuck is expected to begin on Oct. 22
The 47-year-old Deer Park man was arrested on Feb. 8 and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Chanin, whose body was found in her home last December. An autopsy showed Chanin Starbuck had been beaten and strangled.
Starbuck, who made a brief Superior Court appearance on Aug. 28, is also charged with sexually violating human remains.
Prosecutors claim Starbuck killed his ex-wife as to not have to pay child support for the coupleâ€™s five children.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wilma Metier on August 24, 2012 â€” our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
An angel came and took her hand and said her place was ready in Heaven up above. She would have to leave behind all those she dearly loved. Thoughts of all the yesterdays and all the good times we shared with loved ones will long be remembered.
As the days pass into years don't think we are apart, for every time you think of me, I will be there in your heart. At the age of 86 her passing was as graceful and loving as was her life.
With the high school football season arriving this weekend (Deer Park is at Chewelah and Riverside travels to Timberlake, both at 7 p.m. on Friday) there are eight rules for high school football players this fall.
The rules, adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), includes requiring a player to sit out one play if their helmet comes off while the ball is live.
In cases where the helmet comes completely off without it being directly attributable to a foul by the opponent, the player will have to leave the game for at least one down.
In one of the final items to consider before the start of the new school year, the Deer Park School Board approved the 2012-13 budget on Monday.
The $25.5 million budget is very similar to the one adopted by the school board last year.
Last yearâ€™s budget was based on an enrollment of 2,356 full-time equivalent students. This yearâ€™s estimate is 2,263 FTE students. The district finished last year with 2,276 FTE students.
Zoe Eva (Heiner) Williams, age 93, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Zoe was born to Elmer and Ora (Ross) Heiner on Aug. 3, 1919, in Rooks County, Kansas. She married Alfred William Williams on Oct. 18, 1937, in Grand Junction, Colo. Together they raised a family of 12: Fred, Tommy, Charles, Jane, Art, Daryl, Lance, Ron, Bill, Clara, Jim and Gayle. She was a loving grandmother of 23, great-grandmother of 39 and great-great-grandmother of five.
She dedicated her life to raising her family and caring for their home.
The Newport Highway was closed for about an hour on Friday morning after a driver with a medical issue lost control of his pickup truck and hit a tree near Oregon Road.
Spokane County Fire District No. 1 emergency crews arrived at around 8:30 a.m., and found a man trapped inside. After being extricated, the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was taken by ambulance to Providence Holy Family Hospital.
A 53-year-old Kathryn Burger, who had brain surgery 11 months ago and suffers from seizures and short-term memory loss, was found by a neighbor after disappearing from her home on Friday morning.
Burger recently had brain surgery.