Author: Press Release

Deer Park Library Cool Again

The Deer Park Library has officially reopened and returned to regular operating hours. The building had been closed since August 2nd due to an air conditioning equipment failure.

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Delayed – Loon Lake Roundabout

Paving remains on schedule for the 12 miles on Highway 395 in Stevens County between Loon Lake and Hafer Road for completion in October, the start date for roundabout construction will be delayed. An anticipated start date for the State Route 292 and Garden Spot Road detours will be Monday, September 19th. Roundabout construction and detours will still last about two weeks once construction begins.

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Janice Lou Purdy

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Janice Lou Purdy, a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at Hospice House South in Spokane Washington. She was 81 years young. Janice was born to Charley W. and Vera E. Bale on January 16, 1941, in Wapato Washington.

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Marion Mildred “Babe” Banks Sulgrove

Marion Mildred “Babe” Banks Sulgrove passed away on August 10, 2022, at the Prosser Memorial Hospital in Prosser, Washington. Babe was 83 years old and passed away just one month after her beloved husband, Emmett, had passed. Marion had experienced a sudden stroke that took her quickly, however, we as a family, believe that she passed away from a broken heart, as she and Emmett had been married for 64 years. Life just wasn’t the same without him.

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Emmett Lee Sulgrove

Emmett Lee Sulgrove passed away on July 9, 2022, in Richland, Washington at the age of 88 years old. He was born in Clayton, New Mexico, November 24, 1933. Emmett and his family moved out west in 1942 and chose to plant their roots in Springdale, Washington.  It was there that Emmett married his bride, Marion “Babe” Banks. Together, they raised their family, and were married for 64 years.

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New After School Programs – Right At School

Deer Park School District has announced an after-school programs at Deer Park Elementary and Arcadia Elementary to start in the first week of October. In addition, they will be holding a virtual meeting for individuals interested in more information next week.

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Shutdown: Deer Park Library

After the air conditioning system failed at the Deer Park Library, they closed early on August 2nd. They were going to reopen on Monday, August 8th; however, they have extended that to August 15th, and this date is subject to change. Currently, the Spokane County Library District (SCLD) has called the Mobile Service department in the form of LINC to fill in for the services provided by the brick-and-mortar locations, but in a limited capacity.

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Donald Morris

Donald Morris, 83, passed away on July 27, 2022 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born to Arthur and Pearl (Welliver) Morris on May 18, 1939 in Spokane, Washington.
Donald moved to California at the age of 17 where he attended and graduated from the College of San Mateo in Northern California, with an AA degree in English.

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Jacqueline Ann Lyons, 79

On June 18, 2022, Jackie Ann Lyons left this earth peacefully on her terms to reunite with her Mom (Regina), Dad (Albert), Sister (Eline), Son (Mark) and many friends in heaven. Jackie is the loving mother and mother-in-law of Mike (Brooke) Lyons and Michelle (Scott) Coe. She is blessed with 6 grandchildren: Taylor and Tyler Lyons, Kaylee Coe, Alicia, Marissa and Noah Lyons. Jackie is survived by her siblings Evie Harlow and Mike (Diane) Schaff, many nieces and nephews.

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Warning From Avista Utilities

Avista Utilities sent a phone notification warning residents in our area of possible outages. They stated that due to the hot, dry weather conditions and the wind in our area’s forecast, they expect to change the sensitivity of their electrical system today, Friday, July 29th.

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