August 19, 2013 in City

In brief: Elderly man drowns in reservoir near Quincy


An elderly Grant County man apparently drowned Sunday in a reservoir west of Moses Lake near Quincy.

Emergency responders were called to the Evergreen Reservoir portion of the Quincy Lakes around 1:40 p.m. Bystanders said they heard the man call for help, but by the time they arrived at the reservoir’s edge, they could not see him.

Grant County sheriff’s search and rescue divers later recovered the body.

The man was about 75 years old. Officials have not yet released his name.

Marsupial on the loose in Deer Park area

A young marsupial was hopping around the Deer Park area Sunday, and its owner hoped to reunite it with its brother and mother – all pets.

Andie Davis said Hopkins, a 2 ½-year-old wallaroo that is dark brown and black, was last seen Sunday morning on Monroe Road near the intersection with Crosscut Road, south of Deer Park. 

“I ask and hope that people not chase him, but take notice of the location he was seen at and the time of day,” Davis said. “The goal is to let him be comfortable enough to stay in one place long enough for me to get there and attempt a walk-up containment. … He needs to be in one area, not pushed from place to place by people chasing him.”

Davis used to breed roos and sometimes would take joeys into classrooms. Her three roos now remain home – at least, that’s the intent.

Anyone who spots Hopkins may notify Davis by email: “>

Officials searching for missing airplane

Reports of a possible plane crash Sunday near Cataldo sent emergency crews searching wooded areas and meadows into the evening.

Residents reported hearing what may have been a plane engine, then seeing smoke, early in the evening west of Cataldo near Rose Lake. Police and fire crews searched in the area of South Tamarack Ridge Road and South Beaver Road, north of the Coeur d’Alene River and east of state Highway 3.

Officials checked with the Shoshone County Airport and learned that an experimental KR-2 monoplane was missing. The high-speed plane seats two.

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