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John Smith gets the nod as new 7th District Senator

January 9, 2013

Colville-area farmer John Smith, 39, beat out Spokane legislative aide Josh Kerns, 27, for the position of Washington State 7th Legislative District Senator, replacing Republican Bob Morton, who announced his retirement in December.
Smith garnered 13 out of 15 votes from county commissioners of the 7th District, who met last Thursday in Colville to decide who would replace Morton to finish the last two years of his term in the Senate.
A third finalist, political consultant Doug Simpson, withdrew his name for consideration prior to the meeting.

Kenneth Howell

January 9, 2013

Kenneth Bruce Howell, a longtime Colville resident, passed away in Colville on Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 72. He was born the son of Byron and Agnes (Carlson) Howell on Sept. 21, 1940 in Colville.
Kenneth grew up in Colville, and after graduating from Colville High School, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. Following his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Kenneth attended college in Yakima, receiving his associate degree. While in college, Kenneth enrolled in flying lessons and received his pilot’s license.

George Anderson

January 9, 2013

George William Anderson, a resident of Colville, passed away on Jan. 4, 2013, at the age of 82. George was the oldest of 11 children. He was born on June 14, 1930 in Colville to Thomas Troy and Minnie Marie (Choate) Anderson.

Donna Olson

January 9, 2013

Donna Lea Olson passed away in Colville on Dec. 27, 2012 at the age of 81. She was born the daughter of Roy Kenneth and Velma Irene (Logsdon) Boyle on June 11, 1931 in Nebo, Illinois. Donna was a Colville High School graduate, Class of 1949.

Arden Bridge scheduled for June re-opening

January 9, 2013

The Arden Bridge technically shouldn't be called a bridge, since there is no bridge right now fording the Little Pend Oreille River. The bridge, which traverses the river along the Old Arden Highway south of Colville, hasn’t been reconstructed yet.
The historic span was closed in 2011 after sustaining an undermining of its foundation from spring runoff.
Jason Hart Assistant County Engineer for Stevens County, said that work on the bridge is has been idled for the winter. The construction site is scheduled to re-open in March.

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