March 8th, 2014
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in a theft of a medical marijuana dispensary in Elk.
Employees at JDâ€™s Garden at N39817 Newport Highway determined the burglary took place sometime late on March 2 or early on March 3. More than 20 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.
Evelyn Esther Sturtevant-Hill, age 98, passed away at home in Deer Park on March 4, 2014.
She was born in Springboro, Pa., and married William Byron Hill in 1937. They moved to California in 1940 where she spent 61 wonderful years with Bill until he passed away in 2001.
She moved to Deer Park in 2004 to live with her nephew, Ralph W. Cuthbert.
He remarked: She was a wonderful person with the most pleasant personality I have known! I used to tease her by saying â€śEveryone likes you . . . but I donâ€™t know why.â€ť She would laugh.
Warren Jay Nord, 86 years of life and very longtime resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Warren is the dear husband of Lorraine Marie Nord (married 44 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Tracy Nord Hoffman and Cory and Ammy Nord. He enjoyed five grandchildren,: Jason Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Maygen Nord, Colesen Nord, and Catherine Hoffman. His two nieces are Vicky (Alan) Pyles and Nancy (Brian) Berger. There are numerous cousins and other relatives.
Mary Walker School District officials are still sorting out events surrounding a bus crash today that sent 6-8 students to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
The bus was traveling on Cemetery Road near State Highway 231 when it left the roadway and landed on its side.
Law enforcement officials said the road was covered by a sheet of ice.
The students were able to escape from the bus by the time emergency crews arrived. The uninjured students were taken to school on another bus.
A gun found by school children on Jan. 23 has been confirmed by the Washington State Crime Lab as the weapon used to kill Harry â€śEdâ€ť Giesbrecht, 53, at his Deer Park home on Jan. 4.
Richard Klepacki, 62, was arrested for Giesbrechtâ€™s murder shortly after the shooting.
A Deer Park Elementary School-aged student found the gun next to the road while on the way to the school bus stop. The child picked up the gun, brought it to the bus stop and threw it on the ground. A parent waiting at the bus stop noticed the gun and retrieved it. The weapon was loaded.
It understandable if the Chelan Mountain Goats never but heads again this season with the Riverside Rams.
The Mountain Goats, which saw their football state championship aspirations disappear with an opening round playoff loss to the Rams in November, saw the same fate befall their boys basketball team on Saturday.
The Rams, who never trailed in the loser-out bi-district playoff game, eliminated the Goats 39-28. Riverside (20-5) will head to regional playoff action next weekend.
A Deer Park woman recently hit the jackpot while playing the Washington Lotteryâ€™s â€śHit 5.â€ť
The lucky winner, who asked Lottery officials not to release her name, visited the Fred Meyer store on N12120 Division on Feb. 14 and decided to check her Hit 5 ticket.
Thinking that she had won, she had her grandson check to ensure she did in fact have a winning ticket.
She shared, â€śthis is just unbelievable!â€ť
Samuel Marcelino Castro, a longtime resident of Springdale, slept away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 83.
He was born on April 26, 1930, to Joseph and Mary (Harmes) Castro in Gardner, Colo. As a young boy, Samuel had a love for horses in which he enjoyed riding them and tending to them with great care. As he grew older, Samuel took to gardening and would spend hours in the garden caring for it and growing the best vegetables around.
Carol Maureen Doane Eckart, age 85 was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Wilbur, Wash., the youngest child of Maurice Jasper Doane and Tillie Evers Doane. She grew up in Govan, Wash., graduated from Wilbur High School in 1947 and worked as a bookkeeper until 1953. She passed away on Jan. 29, 1914, in Spokane.
Sammie Faye Cheak, softly and tenderly passed into the arms of her Savior on Feb. 6, 2014.
In her 85 years, she built a life of unfathomable beauty and grace, having written a song of deep, abiding, genuine love on the hearts of her husband, family, and every person she knew. All who knew her loved her, and became blessed beyond measure to have parts of their lives intermingled with hers.
She was our Mother, "Momo," pastor's wife, teacher, counselor, mentor and friend.