February 28th, 2012
Deer Park and Riverside School District voters will get another chance to decide the fate replacement levy requests in April. The April 17 ballot measures, however, will have a different look after they were rejected by voters in the Feb. 14 election
The Riverside School Board has decided to reduce its educational programs and operations levy from $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation next year to $3.42/$1,000. The original levy request received only received 39.3 percent voter approval.
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS), responding to a neighborâs complaint, carried out a search on Friday morning on Bruce Road in Elk.
SCRAPS responded to complaints about the condition of more than five dozen animals, including horses, llamas, cows, sheep, goats and dogs.
When investigators arrived, they found animals lacking proper food, according to SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill.
There were also reports of dead animals on the scene.
All the large animals will be taken to an emergency shelter at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Elk resident James E. White, 40, who passed away on Feb. 17.
Mr. White was born on July 29, 1971, in Spokane, Washington on July 29, 1971.
He is survived by mother, Judy Cornell; four children, James O., Josaphine L., Jazmine M. and Carlee J. White; five siblings, Barbara Butler, David White, Stacy Vanderburg, Lisa Vanderburg, and Patrick Johnson; and a granddaughter, Kierra C. Marshall.
A 24-year-old Deer Park man was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a first-degree robbery charge stemming from the robbery he allegedly committed at the Deer Park Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Feb. 21.
Detectives interviewed Aaron Miller and he confessed to two additional robberies at the Medicine Shoppe that occurred on Dec. 5 and 30.
Miller displayed what appeared to be a weapon during the Dec. 5 robbery and demanded Oxycodone medication, according to detectives.
It was truly a team effort this time around as all nine Stags earned state medals, including two state titles, the biggest individual hardware haul in school history.
The effort also assured the Stags their fifth straight state Class 2A team title with a 154-134 decision over runner-up Centralia.
Deer Park trailed Centralia 32-23 after the first round. By the end of the first day, the Stags has closed the gap to 68-67.
âIf we do our job weâll be OK,â said Deer Park head coach Matt Jorgensen after the first dayâs results.
A preliminary April 16 court date has been set for a Deer Park man who was arrested on Feb. 6 in connection with the death of his ex-wife.
Clay Starbuck pled not guilty to the charge of aggravated first-degree murder of Chanin Starbuck in Spokane County Superior Court on Feb. 21.
Starbuck will remain in jail after Judge Annette Plese refused to lower his $1 million bond. His attorney, Derek Reid, had asked for a bail reduction based on Starbuckâs family ties and no prior criminal convictions.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Deer Park United Methodist Church, E113 Second St., for Deer Park resident Nanci J. De Nure, 73, who passed away with her family by her side on Feb. 16, 2012.
Born in Rock Island, Ill., on July 20, 1938, she and her husband, David, moved to Deer Park in 1984 and have called it home ever since.
She belonged to TOPS, Catster, and Facebook.
A celebration of life will be held in late spring for Carolyn S. Russell, 85, who passed away on Dec. 16 at her Horseshoe Lake home.
Born in Spokane to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stuart and reared in Oregon, she returned to Spokane to teach for a time and then to work as a producing artist at her home in southern Pend Oreille County. Overcoming chronic illness as a child and a lingering speech impediment, she enjoyed multiple careers and the friendship of family and friends with whom she shared artistic interests.
The Deer Park and Riverside School District officials will begin assessing what went wrong with their various levy requests last week.
Voters rejected Deer Parkâs three-year, $2 million annual maintenance and operations levy along with Riversideâs $2.55 million educational programs and operations and $1.2 million facilities and technology capital projects levies.
Deer Park voters rejected the M&O levy 1,697-1,645. A simple majority is needed for passage.
An open house will held on Feb. 19 at the Sue Kelsch residence, W5011 Dahl Road, Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Helen I. Albrecht, 88, who passed away on Feb. 12.
Born in 1923 in Elk Grove, Calif., she graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, Calif., and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew B.; three children Peter (Sally), Sue and Christina (Craig); one brother, Harold Callaway; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of cremation arrangements.