April 5th, 2012
The East Valley Knights scored three runs in the first inning and Gage Burland did the rest in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Staked to an early 3-0 lead, Burland limited the Stags to only four hits (all singles) while striking out 10 in a makeup game from an early season rainout.
The Knights added three more runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth as they dropped the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 0-5.
Taylor Watkins provided most of the offensive firepower for the Knights with a pair of doubles.
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has filed a request with the county prosecutorâ€™s office to have 32 felony first-degree animal cruelty charges filed against Elkâ€™s Michelle Stiner.
In addition, SCRAPS is seeking five misdemeanor second-degree animal cruelty and 86 confinement in an unsafe manner charges.
All the charges stem from a Feb. 23 raid on Stinerâ€™s ranch on Bruce Road where SCRAPS officials, veterinarians and volunteers found nearly 100 animals in need of appropriate food and medical attention.
Many of the animals were adopted by caring homes.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made it official on April 3: she will seek re-election to her fifth term in the U.S. House in Washingtonâ€™s Fifth Congressional District.
A funeral service will held at 2 p.m. on April 6 at the Heritage Chapel, N508 Government Way, Spokane, for Chattaroy resident Deborah N. â€śDebbeeâ€ť Morgan, 46, who passed away on April 2.
Born on Dec. 25, 1965, in Spokane to Fred and Sandi Uttke, she graduated from Mead High School in 1984 and worked as a para-educator in the Riverside School District. She married Gregg Morgan in 1988 in Spokane. They have lived in Chattaroy for the last 20 years.
She loved camping, boating, the Oregon Coast, "Muscle Cars" and cooking.
Rachel Goodner was crowned the 58th Miss Deer Park in front of a sellout crowd at the Ken Fisher Performing Arts Center at Deer Park High School on Saturday night.
Goodner, daughter of Tony and Dawn Goodner, earned a $1,000 scholarship for winning the title. She also earned scholarships for winning the creative and performing arts section with her vocal rendition of the French song â€śJe Suis Malade,â€ť and the judgesâ€™ interview, fitness and scholastic sections.
The â€śmercy rule,â€ť long a staple of Class 1B football in the state may be changed for next season.
Under the current rule, if a team falls behind by 40 or more points anytime in the second half, the game ends. In the other classifications, a running clock is used when a team falls behind by 40 or more points.
Under a proposed Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rule amendment, which must be adopted by the 55-member Representative Assembly, the Class 1B schools will also use the running clock rule.
Updated on April 2
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s and Spokane Police detectives arrested three suspects on Saturday believed to be connected to several burglaries and the trafficking of stolen property in the north Spokane and south Stevens County areas.
A reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest for a 43-year-old Springdale man who is wanted on an arson charge.
Jesse J. Icard, who is 5-foot-8 and, 135 pounds, has a last known address is State Highway 231 in Springdale. Icard has a 24-year local criminal history to include a conviction for vehicular assault and misdemeanor convictions.
Crime Stoppers fugitives are wanted criminal suspects who are avoiding capture by police. This makes them potentially dangerous, and should only be contacted by law enforcement professionals.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 29 at the Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church for former Deer Park City Councilman Otto D. Hartman, 84, who passed away on March 23, 2012, in Davenport.
Born on April 19, 1927, in Trenton, N.J. to Richard and Katherin Hartman, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was deployed to Tinian Island and then to The Philippines.
He was a pilot and his passion for flying remained until the end. He owned and operated "Otto's Aircraft Painting" in Deer Park for several years before retiring to Seven Bays.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on March 29 at Clayton Community Church for Clayton resident Barbara L. Cribbs, 81, who passed away March 22, 2012, in Spokane.
She is survived by her husband, James Cribbs at the home; three daughters, ,Julie (Mark) Bartley of Scottsdale, Ariz., Janet (Henry) Valenzuela of Clayton and Suzie (Mike) Day of Wasilla, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Lisa Contreras, Jessica Landstrom, Andrew Valenzuela and Jason, Chuck, Josh, Tim and Stephen Day; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Cheney Funeral Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.