November 8th, 2011
Updated on Nov. 21.
Deer Park School Board incumbent Eric Keller and challenger Marie Layman must wait until Nov. 29 to determine the outcome of the general election race.
Keller currently leads Layman 1,390-1,350 for the at-large director position thanks to a strong showing in Stevens County.
Each of the three county election offices that encompass part of the school district will not release another vote count until Tuesday when all general elections must be certified.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 at St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church, E602 Sixth St., Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Donald L. Boucher, 69, who passed away on Sept. 5,while he was camping in the Blue Mountains.
Born on Jan. 14, 1942 in Oklee, Minn., to Irene (Hince) and Harvey Boucher, and was raised in Yakima since 1947.
A private memorial services will be held at a later date for longtime Elk resident Ruth E. (Owens) Conley, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born on May 12, 1925, to the late Claude and Zella Owens in Fargo, N.D., she was an avid gardener who loved especially her pansies and gladioli. She was also a devoted piano player.
Her husband, Perry, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her five children, Perry, Marcella, Marion, Paul (Susie) and Melvin, all of the Spokane area; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Services were held on Nov. 8 at Cheney Church of the Nazarene for former area resident Carol M. (Baker) Betz, 78, who passed away on Nov. 4 in Spokane.
She was born on May 23, 1933, to David and Ella Baker in Clayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Betz.
A 19-year-old Deer Park man was seriously injured in a one-car rollover accident on U.S. Highway 395 near Hatch Road during the early morning hours of Nov. 8.
According to Washington State Patrol troopers, Daniel P. Cannon-Alexander fell asleep shortly before his 1987 Honda left the highway and rolled over.
Cannon-Alexander, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital with a head injury, the WSP said.
Members of the Deer Park School District community are invited to visit schools throughout the school district from 8 a.m.-noon on Nov. 15 as part of the Superintendent's Community of Schools tour.
The guided bus tour will begin and end at the district office on north Main Street.
The school visits will give the public an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facilities and observe students and staff members in their daily routines.
The Deer Park boys cross country team ended its most successful season in historic proportions.
The Stags, ranked in the bottom half of the top 10 state rankings for the entire season, proved the pollsters wrong at the Class 2A state cross country championships on Saturday at the Twin Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
Deer Park finished the race in third place, the first time the program has ever earned a place on the awards stand reserved for the top four team placers. The Stagsâ€™ 148 points trailed only eventual champion Lindberg (112 points) and Sehome (113) in the team standings.
Lee C. Bradford (Aug. 14, 1945-Oct. 31, 2011) left this world on Monday, Oct. 31, and is now at peace with the Lord.
His courage and strength while taking the necessary steps to continue to be with his family after receiving his new heart was a testimony to his deep love for his wife, Renee, and children, Demica, Brianna and Hunter.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie, and father, Lee "Pops" Bradford.
What is fast becoming a school tradition, Deer Park football coaches spent the final game of the regular season with one eye on the scoreboard and the other on their cellphones.
For the past two years, the Stags, assured of a playoff spot, spent the final weekend of the regular season worried about postseason seeding at the same time they were playing a non-league game against Medical Lake.
For the second straight year, the Riverside Rams will open the Class 1A football playoffs against the Chelan Goats.
Last year the Goats, the Caribou Trail League champion, defeated the Rams 47-10 in a regional playoff match-up. This year Riverside (5-4) will travel to Chelan (6-3) 1 p.m. Saturday for another regional game.
Chelan, coming off a 60-0 win over Cascade in its regular season finale, is led Michael Amsel, who has completed 42 of 69 passes for 873 yards and 13 touchdowns.