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August 28th, 2014

Attempted Kidnapping Claim Unfounded

August 28, 2014

A poster that circulated through social media this week claiming that a woman was trying to lure children with cotton candy in order to kidnap them in Deer Park and Colville turns out to be carrying false information, according to the Spokane COunty Sheriff's Office and the Colville Police Department.

August 27th

The Healing Arts Center says goodbye

August 27, 2014

There will be a hole in the lo¬cal medical community after the Healing Arts Center Medical Clinic shutters its doors this Friday, ending over a decade of family practice under the guid¬ance of Dr. Lon Hatfield and his daughter and colleague, Dr. Jenna Collins.
“I have been very blessed to work here, live here, and raise my family here,” says Dr. Hat¬field, who retired recently at the age of 72. “It’s been wonderful, and we have been blessed.”

August 20th

Festival of Neighbors coming up Sept. 13

August 20, 2014

There’s a new celebration coming to Kettle Falls on Saturday, Sept. 13. This is a fall event to be held at Happy Dell Park. It has been named “Festival of Neighbors” in hopes of bringing together not only our local citizens, but also our neighboring communities as well. A new group of volunteers with great new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm are organizing it. Kettle Falls Mayor Dorothy Slagle stated, “We’re working with our Chamber of Commerce to create an event that celebrates our area and brings more awareness to our history and all we have to offer here.”

August 18th

VIDEO: On this day in history

August 18, 2014

August 15th

Sonia Thornburg

August 15, 2014

Sonia Sue Thornburg, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on August 5, 2014 at the age of 62. She was born on August 4, 1952 in Colville to Melvin and Clara (Cooper) Thornburg.

Phyllis Hyatt

August 15, 2014

Phyllis Carol (Kisamore) Hyatt, a 54-year resident of Stevens County, passed away in Colville, WA on Aug. 5, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born March 29, 1935 in Kinsman, OH, the third of four children born to Byron and Pansy (Farance) Kisamore.

Patricia Chambers

August 15, 2014

Patricia Ann Chambers, age 79, passed away in Spokane on August 6, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1935, the daughter of Eldon and Dorothy (Baker) Strawn in Denver, CO. At the age of nine, the family relocated from Denver to Yakima. Patricia attended and graduated from the Auburn Academy in Auburn.
In 1948, Patricia met LeRoy Dale Chambers in Yakima, and the couple married Jan. 30, 1954. Together they raised three children, Gregory, Karen, and Valerie. The family lived in Yakima until 1977, and then relocated to the Kettle Falls area where they have resided since.

Mae Redelings

August 15, 2014

Mae O. Redelings, age 95, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Tacoma. She was born the daughter of Rupert Peter and Genevieve Ann (Blackburn) Olsen in Brigham City, UT. Mae was one of eight children in her family.

Jordan Wagner

August 15, 2014

Jordan Lee Wagner came into this world on June 3, 2014, welcomed by his proud parents, Justin Lee Wagner, Starla Bowman and big brother, Brady. You left us peacefully in your sleep and gently went home into the arms of the Lord on July 13, 2014.
In your short life, you touched the hearts of all those that knew how precious you were. You stayed just long enough to meet everyone who loved you from coast to coast. Baby Jor¬dan, you have brought so much happiness to our family; words can¬not express how much you’ll always be loved and missed!

Dennis Sweeney

August 15, 2014

Dennis William Sweeney, born to Donald and Leathley "Lee" (White) Sweeney in Seattle on Sept. 22, 1941, the second of two children, passed away in Vancouver July 27, 2014, after a valiant struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Dennis graduated from West Seattle High School in 1959. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany as a Communi¬cations Spe¬cialist and Morse Code operator. He left the army in 1962 to enter the University of Washington, where he was awarded a BS in Architecture in 1967. He then went to the University of London and earned a Masters in Architecture in 1971.

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