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December 2nd

Late scoring surge carries Stags past Cougars

December 2, 2011

The Deer Park boys basketball team, using a 8-3 run to close out the game, defeated the Chewelah Cougars 63-56 on Thursday in the season opener for both schools.
The Cougars, who trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half, trimmed the Deer Park lead to 55-53 on a basket by Brandon Smith with 2 minutes to play. The Stags responded with free throws by Reese Ferguson and Uconn Peone sandwich between a jumper by Zach Mohr to extend the margin to 60-53 with less than a minute to play.

Balanced attack carries Lady Stags to season opening win

December 2, 2011

The Deer Park girls basketball team, paced by four players in double figures, easily dispatched the Chewelah Cougars 61-32 on Thursday in the season opener for both schools.
The Lady Stags wasted little time taking control of the game, building a 10-2 lead in the first couple of minutes. The margin grew to 28-8 midway through the second quarter on Alison Ruygrok’s second three-pointer of the game. A Kimmie Brazington put-back gave the Lady Stags a 44-18 lead just before halftime.

D's Brazington earns All-GNL volleyball honors

December 2, 2011

The Deer Park volleyball team, coming off its best season in almost a decade, had one player earn postseason honors in voting by conference coaches.
Middle hitter Kimmi Brazington was selected to the second team.
Named to the first team were outside hitter Jaime Weisner and KC McConnell, both of Clarkston; outside hitter Sequoia Lofton, middle blocker Latasha Lofton and setter Aaliyah Ashley-Meek, all of West Valley; and libario April Oviatt and outside hitter Brittany Harvey, both of Pullman.

December 1st

Veryl L. Kellmer, 83

December 1, 2011

A funeral service was held on Nov. 30 at the Deer Park Church of the Nazarene for longtime Clayton resident Veryl L. Kellmer, 83, who passed away on Nov. 25.
Among his survivors is his wife of 63 years, Dolores.

Harold M. Eickmeyer, 85

December 1, 2011

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Spokane Memorial Garden, S.5909 Cheney Road, for former Wild Rose Prairie resident Harold M. “Ike” Eickmeyer, 85, who passed away on Nov. 20 in Yuma, Ariz.
Born on Aug. 27, 1926, in Spokane to Martin and Helen (Proctor) Eickmeyer, he was raised on his parents' Wild Rose Prairie farm and graduated from Mead High School. He served in the Air Corps in World War II and he met his wife of 65 years, Louella (Redetske) Eickmeyer while stationed in Kansas. They operated a gas station in Great Bend, Kan., prior to moving to Spokane.

James E. DeFreese, 79

December 1, 2011

Interment will be held this summer at Peone Cemetery in Mead for Spokane Deer Lake resident James E. DeFreese, 79, who passed away on Nov. 22.
Born on Feb. 25, 1932, to the late Bill and Vera DeFreese, he was captain of the Mead High School 1949 football team and graduated from MHS in 1950.
Mr. DeFreese established DeFreese Roofing and ran it successfully for almost 50 years. He and his crew roofed many Spokane area homes built in the 1950s through the 1990s.
He married Jaclyn S. Bartleson in 1950 and although they later divorced, they remained lifelong friends.

November 29th

Carl C. Ward, 78

November 29, 2011

Carl Calvin Ward, 78. was born on May 26, 1933, and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2011.
He is survived by his nephews and nieces, Tom and Sherry Ward, Tammie and Brandy Smith; great-nephews and great-nieces, Josh and Jen Rivas, Amanda Ward and Cory Ward, along with three great-great-nieces, one great-great-nephew and lots of friends.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. on Dec 3, 2011, at the Deer Park Community Arts Center (across from Deer Park City Hall, E316 Crawford). Please bring your favorite dish and help us celebrate Uncle Carl's life.
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November 23rd

New clues in Julie Weflen disappearance?

November 23, 2011

On Sept. 16, 1987, Julie Weflen disappeared while doing work at a Bonneville Power Administration substation near Seven Mile. The 28-year-old Deer Park woman was never seen again.
Now, Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives hope her long forgotten work storage locker will yield some clues of her whereabouts.
Spokane County Sheriff's detectives are hoping the contents of a long-forgotten locker could provide new clues in the case of a missing woman.

November 22nd

General election brings out strong local voter turnout

November 22, 2011

Area voters went to the polls in stronger numbers than residents in other parts of Spokane County and throughout the state, according to statistics released by the Spokane County Elections Office.
All told, 151,697 ballots were returned to the elections office for the 2011 general election, which relates to a 57.02 percent voter turnout.
The Stevens County turnout was 58.19 percent, while the statewide average is 43.43 percent, down from 50.9 percent in the last off-year election, 2009.

John W. Melville, 83

November 22, 2011

John William Melville, 83 years of life, a resident of Deer Park and formerly of Valley, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
He is the dear husband of Virginia Malek and the loving father of Cheryl Farley and Dave Melville of Newport and Ron Melville of Chattaroy. His brothers are Robert Melville of Spokane and Gerald Melville of Valley. John enjoyed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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