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January 24th, 2012

Dorothy M. Kelley, 88

January 24, 2012

Dorothy Mae Kelley was taken home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan.17, 2012.
Dorothy was born to Neil and Grace Bridgman of Sunnyside Wash., on May 24, 1923 in Yakima, Wash. She was raised on her parents’ ranch in Sunnyside.
She married James W. Kelley on Aug. 5, 1944. They raised four children, Jim Kelley, of Corvallis Ore., Lynette Olsson, of Silver Spring, Md., Tim Kelley of Chattaroy and Tami Meador of Deer Park. She also had 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two more great-grandchildren on the way.

Bonnie McClendon Lenz, 88

January 24, 2012

Bonnie Helen Brooke was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Pocatello, Idaho. During the Great Depression she and her family traveled to Washington, D.C., in what came to be known as the Bonus Army March.
While attending High School in California she fell in love with Lester Wallace. She left school so they could marry in 1940. The marriage survived World War II and Lester's U.S. Navy service but ended in divorce in 1955.

John Schuler Sr., 78

January 24, 2012

Mr. John Schuler, age 78, died at Spokane Hospice House in Spokane on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The cause of death was a long-term battle with Parkinson’s Disease. John was born to become a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Born Feb. 21, 1933, in Colville, his family moved to the Spokane area the next year where he lived until 1970. John then resided in the Deer Park, Clayton and Loon Lake communities.
John was a 1952 graduate of John Rogers High School and a track team athlete.

January 20th

A little offense carries Indians past Rams in defensive matchup

January 21, 2012

In a game where points were at a premium, the Colville Indians went on a 9-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to secure a 51-47 win over the Riverside Rams on Friday.
The Rams (0-7, 4-13) trimmed the Indian lead to 36-32 on a Logan Owens’ 3-pointer with 6:10 remaining.
Colville (5-2, 11-7) retaliated with baskets by Matt Hubbard, JR. Henry and Taylor Murto and a 3-pointer by Henry over the 3:30 to stretch the lead back to 45-32.
The Rams, who only shot 32 percent from the floor, tried to get back into the game, only to see the Indians stay a step ahead over the last 2:49.

Indians keep Lady Rams at bay down the stretch

January 21, 2012

The Colville Indians, sparked by a pair of Tasha Luu baskets, finally pulled away from the Riverside Lady Rams 50-38 in Northeast A League basketball action on Friday.
The Lady Rams, who cut the Indians’ lead to 42-36 on a Courtney Davis basket with 5 minutes to play, saw Colville close out the game with an 8-2 run, sparked by Luu’s performance.
The win improved Colville’s NE-A record to 6-1 (11-5 overall), while Riverside fell to 1-6, 6-11.

City purchases equipment for Swinyard Park video surveillance

January 20, 2012

The Deer Park City Council has begun the first steps in installing a surveillance camera at Swinyard Park.
The council agreed to purchase $9,400 in remote camera equipment for the park and a central control system in city hall from WOW, a wireless company in Spokane.
The city has set aside $21,700 for video surveillance equipment in this year’s budget. The equipment is designed to control crime problems in the park and as a safety measure at city hall.
Director of Community Services Roger Krieger expects the surveillance equipment to be operational by this spring.

January 18th

Muriel Oberg

January 18, 2012

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Chattaroy Community Church, E3711 Chattaroy Road, for area resident Muriel (Smith) Oberg, 76, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2012.
Born on Nov. 5, 1935 in her aunt's log cabin near Newport, to George and Rena Smith, she married Leonard Oberg in 1954 and together they raised four children in Spokane.
She went to work for Pacific NW Bell in 1954 and retired from Qwest in 1991.

Robert A. Smith, 81

January 18, 2012

Robert Allen Smith passed away on Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 81. He was the second of seven sons born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Hayford, Wash., to George and Ruth (Crofoot) Smith.
Robert had fond memories of spending time in his grandparents’ orchard along Peach Crest in Old Kettle Falls and of living near the “ Milk Bottle” in Spokane. He graduated from Newport High School and EWCE (now EWU.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, then a long-time draftsman and handyman.

Starbuck heroics carries Deer Park past Cheney

January 18, 2012

The Deer Park boys basketball team got five points from Blake Starbuck in the final 2 minutes to edge the Cheney Blackhawks 54-52 on Tuesday.
Starbuck tied the game at 50-50 with a short jumper and gave the Stags a 51-50 lead with a free throw with 1:02 remaining. The Blackhawks took their final lead on a basket by John Gingrich only to see Starbuck help the Stags regain the lead a 53-52 with two more free throws.
Uconn Peone’s free throw with 13 seconds left gave Deer Park the final margin of victory.
“They’re starting to play together,” said Stag head coach Ken Ryan.

Blackhawks stifle Lady Stag attack

January 18, 2012

The Cheney Blackhawks unleashed a combination of an aggressive man-to-man defense and dominant post play to defeat the Deer Park girls basketball team 47-27 on Tuesday.
The Cheney defense stymied the Deer Park offense for most of the game. The Lady Stags never led in the game as the Blackhawks jumped out to an early 12-4 lead.
Cheney’s 5-foot-11 forward Allie Brown keyed the early surge by hitting her first four shots.

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