Archive - 2011
Ellis Lucius Newbill passed on July 23, 2011 at his home in Hunters. Ellis was born February 22, 1921 in Fruitland Valley near Newbill Lake to Clementine (Sullivan) Newbill and Edward Newbill. He was the 9th of 13 children.
The Newbill family owned and operated Newbillâ€™s cash store where Ellis worked with his father for several years. He was a industrious young man and also worked many jobs in the community and surrounding area including orchard work, mining, logging, farming, and even as a barber. Mining took him all across the Western U.S. and Hawaii.
Born August 11, 1923 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Elton Earl Tetrick graduated from Lamberton High School, Minnesota. After high school, Elton enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea in the 52nd Signal Group. After serving in the Army, Elton attended Dunwoody Industrial Institute and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Drafting. He then went to work for Kato engineering as a machine designer, and then went on to work as a tool designer in Minneapolis.
David L. Dubois of Chewelah passed away August 4, 2011. Dave was born February 25, 1930, in Colville to Numa and Ruby Dubois. David spent almost his entire life in Stevens County, attending school in Arden, Loon Lake and Colville. He graduated from Colville High School as class valedictorian in 1948. Dave enlisted in the Air National Guard during the conflict in Korea, serving in England from August 1951 to June 1952 with the 81st Fighter Wing.
Itâ€™s that time of year again, so be sure to check out the Northeast Washington Fair Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville.
According to NE WA Fair Manager Lori Matlock, there are over 785 participants in this yearâ€™s fair, not counting food and craft vendors.
â€śThis year, we are at about 5,500 exhibits and climbing,â€ť says Matlock. â€śThatâ€™s great news because it means the fair is alive and well and parent are keeping their kids in this grass-roots type of education.â€ť
Leona Whiteman Kilmer, 101, of Colville, died August 9, 2011. Born in Jasper, New York on august 10, 1909, she was the daughter of Charles and Ella Woodward Whiteman. She obtained a two year Normal School Teaching Degree from Geneseo Normal School in 1932 and a BS in Elementary Education at Geneseo State College in 1958. She enjoyed learning and continued to take classes throughout her life.
Kenneth Morton Eberhard was born October 8, 1922. He passed away August 14, 2011. Ken was born in Boston, MA to Walter and Margaret Eberhard. While attending MIT in Cambridge, MA, he joined the United States Army and proudly served as a Second Lieutenant during WWII. Once the war ended, he returned to MIT and obtained his civil engineering degree in 1947. He then went on to earn his teaching certificate at the University of Washington.
Everett E. Williams passed away August 9, 2011 in Spokane. He was born November 21, 1928 in Darlington, Idaho to Edward and Minnie (Wallace) Williams. He moved often, growing up and therefore attended many schools. He graduated in Deer Park. After high school, Everett joined the Air Force, where he also took college classes. He then became the manager of Sprouse-Reitz stores in the Hillyard and Garland locations of Spokane before moving to Colville to manage the Sprouse-Reitz. In 1978, he and his wife, Marilyn, bought the Fonkâ€™s 5Â˘-$1.00 store and changed it to Fonks Pet and Variety.
Earl John Davenport passed away on August 13, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 82. He was born on August 18, 1928 in Clayton, the son of Leo W. and Olive (Erickson) Davenport.
Earl moved to Colville with his parents as a young child. He attended school at Colville until he joined the Coast Guard at the age of 17. When Earl was discharged from the Coast Guard, he attended Farragut College. He worked for the Forestry Department and the telephone company in Spokane. This is where he met Serena â€śDollyâ€ť (Calvert). They were married in March, 1948.
Last Saturday's state sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts event, Battle at the Brewery at Northern Ales in Kettle Falls, saw 16 refereed bouts between trained amateur fighters. The event was put on by the Unified Combat League (UCL) and sponsored by Fight University Clothing, Eleventh Commandment, Clarkâ€™s All-Sports, Livinâ€™ Guilty and Team Corner Tech.
Orient School is gearing up for a $5.9 million remodel that will update the 100-year-old building by installing new heating and cooling systems, providing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improving fire safety in the historic building, constructing a covered play area and updating classrooms and offices.