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June 7th, 2011

Philip D. Bacon, 60

June 7, 2011

The memorial service for Philip Dean Bacon, who passed in September, was held on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 pm at his parents’ Little Pend Oreille Lake home; the ceremonial spreading of his ashes took place at his Deer Creek home later that weekend.
He is survived by two of his children, daughters Amber and Breanne, and granddaughter Katya; as well as a niece and nephew and various extended family. Philip loved his children greatly and often spoke of their accomplishments proudly.

Margaret E. Kohlieber Preston, 32

June 7, 2011

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on June 9 at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jeff Crosno officiating, for former Deer Park resident Margaret E. “Maggie” Kohlieber Preston, 32, who passed away on June 1 in Spokane.
Born in 1979 in Spokane, she was an assistant manager at a restaurant in Spokane.

Claude L. Bowers, 90

June 7, 2011

Claude Lincoln Bowers was born to Willie and Lillie Bowers in Skiatook, Okla., on July 21, 1920. In 1947, he married Genevieve Webb in Sunnyside, Wash. They were married until her death in 1977.
Later, he married Lillian Phelps in Spokane. They were married until her death in 1991. He died in Portland, Ore., on May 28, 2011.
During his service as an army medic in World War II, he spent 18 months as a prisoner of war in the South Pacific theatre.
He attended Northwest Bible College in Kirkland, Wash., prior to becoming an Assemblies of God minister.

Caroline D. Richards, 47

June 7, 2011

Funeral services were June 4 at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chattaroy, with Bishop Joel Stapf officiating, for Deer Park resident Caroline D. Richards, 47, who passed away on May 31 in Spokane.
Cremation followed the service with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the June 8 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Violet M. Zimmerer, 90

June 7, 2011

A celebration of life was June 4 at the Clayton Grange for longtime Clayton resident Violet M. Zimmerer, 90, who passed away on May 30.
Interment was held on June 6 at the Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, with Bill Mayfield speaking.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, was in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary,see the June 8 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Candidates begin sign-up for fall elections

June 7, 2011

The 2011 election season began in earnest on Monday, the start of the week-long candidate filing period for various local and state elections.
Leading the filings on Monday was former Deer Park City Councilwoman Dee Cragun, who filed for the city council seat currently y held by Randy Bean. Cragun, who continues to attend city council meetings, was the only city resident to file for a council seat on Monday.
Incumbent Jeff Whittle was the only Deer Park School Board candidate to file on the first day.

June 2nd

Manslaughter charges requested in inmate death

June 2, 2011

Spokane County Sheriff’s major crimes detectives will seek criminal charges against an inmate they say provided a legend drug to a second inmate who used them to commit suicide last fall.
In his affidavit requesting criminal charges, detectives wrote that given the totality of the evidence, probable cause exists to charge Ronald F. Edwards with one count of delivery of a legend drug and one count of second-degree manslaughter.
On Sept. 20, Corrections Deputy Janice Nuxoll-Zollars found inmate Christopher Devlin dead in his cell.

May 31st

Jacka rules state Class 2A pole vault ranks

May 31, 2011

Mother Nature did what the state’s top Class 2A pole could not — keep Deer Park’s Bailee Jacka grounded.
The DPHS junior, ranked the top female Class 2A vaulter for most of the season, wasted little time at Friday’s state championships in Tacoma in besting the field with a 10-foot, 9-inch effort.
Her performance gave her the first Deer Park track state title since Mackenzie Johnson won the high jump championship in 2006.

Lady Rams bring home quartet of state track medals

May 31, 2011

Three was a lucky number for the Riverside track program at last weekend’s state Class 1A championships at Eastern Washington University.
The Lady Rams took home a trio of third place finishes (400, and 3,200 meters and 1600-meter relay) as they finished 12th in the team competition with 24.20 points. Bellevue Christian won the team title with 61 points.

Riverside makes plan to trim impending deficit

May 31, 2011

Faced with a possible $1.2 million deficit in the 2011-12 school year, Riverside School District officials have formulated a plan to spread the cost-cutting pain across the board.
“We are here to do this together,” Superintendent Roberta Kramer told the audience on Thursday at the school district’s second town budget meeting this year.

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