January 6th, 2012
A graveside funeral service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Wild Rose Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Sue Robinson officiating, for longtime Wild Rose Prairie resident Mike Burdega 93, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2012.
Born on April 9, 1909, on a farm in Colonsay, Saskatchewan, to Nick and Margaret Burdega, his family moved to a farm on the edge of Wild Rose Prairie and he graduated from Mead High School in1937.
The Deer Park wrestling team made short work of the Pullman Greyhounds on Thursday.
The Stags, who defeated West Valley 48-19 the previous day, needed only 24 minutes to take care of the Greyhounds 59-24. The win improved the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 3-0.
The Greyhound match allowed head coach Matt Jorgensen to give many of the reserves varsity action. Only two varsity regulars (Dylan Miller at 170 pounds and Jason Jorgensen at 182) saw action.
Riverside High School junior Courtney Davis, who is averaging 15 points per game this season, was among the Class 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association/Seattle Times athletes of the week in December.
Davis, a three-year varsity starter, was recognized for her 13 points/12 rebounds/5 steals/5 assists performance in the Lady Ramsâ€™ 42-30 win over Medical Lake.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, at the Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Milan Cemetery for former Elk resident Rose E. Karg, 89.
Born on March 24, 1922, to Marie (Rudolph) and Charles Daubel on the family farm near Elk, when she entered grade school she could only speak German.
She met Alois Karg, a neighbor, and they were married Dec. 22, 1942 when he came home on leave from the military.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alois; nine of her brothers and sisters and one granddaughter, Cherelyn.
The Deer Park girls basketball team, using a balanced scoring attack, defeated the Medical Lake Cardinals 51-37 on Tuesday.
Eight Lady Stags, led by Tessa Heinsâ€™ 13 points, entered the score book in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
Deer Park (5-4 overall) jumped out to an early 9-3 advantage, only to have the Cardinals (1-8) take a 16-12 lead early in the second quarter.
Senior Danielle Beltrame answered with a pair of three-pointers to give Deer Park a 20-18 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half.
The Medical Lake Cardinals, using a 13-3 third quarter run, defeated the Deer Park Stags 57-45 on Tuesday in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
The win improved the Cardinalsâ€™ overall record to 4-5, the same mark as the Stags. The loss was Deer Parkâ€™s 13th straight in GNL play.
The Cardinals, who led 30-29 at halftime, scored the first five points on the third quarter.
A Colton Mead three-pointer broke a five-minute scoring drought by the Stags, only to see the Cardinals go on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 43-32.
Bruce M. LeBlanc, 55, of Shady Cove, Ore., passed away on Dec. 27, 2011, in Cataldo, Idaho.
His is survived by his son, Jesse LeBlanc; his daughter, Natalie LeBlanc; a granddaughter, Aurora Petersen; his mother, Zelda LeBlanc; a brother, Tony (Christy) LeBlanc, a brother, Thomas LeBlanc, a brother, Byron LeBlanc; a sister, Cheryl Adams; a niece Allissa LeBlanc and her children; and a nephew, Jonathon (Caitlin) LeBlanc.
Bruce was born in Spokane on Aug. 4, 1956 and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1974.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office, which has a person of interest in the Chanin Starbuck homicide investigation, continues to interview witnesses and follow up leads developed from those interviews. They are also reviewing digital evidence taken from the crime scene.
Starbuckâ€™s body was discovered in her Deer Park home on Dec. 3 after neighbors became concerned about the accumulation of mail in front of her house.
The Spokane Medical Examinerâ€™s Office determined that Starbuck was strangled a few days earlier.
December 30th, 2011
For the second time in less than a month, an armed robber struck The Medicine Shoppe at E11 "H" Street in Deer Park.
The latest incident occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday by a man who handed employees a note demanding pain medication. The suspect vaguely resembled the man who robbed the same business on Dec. 5.
In the Dec. 29 robbery, the suspect handed employees a note and indicated he was armed with a gun, although no firearm was displayed.
Emergency crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 and Deer Park Ambulance spent a part of Thursday morning extricating a driver following a one-vehicle accident on Monroe Road.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, whose name was not immediately released, went off the roadway, traveled a short distance and struck a tree. When emergency crews arrived at around 11:15 a.m., they found the truck on its side.
Fire crews needed to cut off the top of the pickup to free the driver who was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.