Archive - 2013
Carol Gene McKinney (Porter) went to Heaven on May 22, 2013. She was born on August 3, 1944 in St. Maries, Idaho to George and Violet Porter. She graduated from Deary High School in 1962. She married the love of her life, Roy B. McKinney Jr., in Coeur dâ€™ Alene, Idaho on Jan. 9, 1963. They lived in and around the Spokane area while finally settling with their four children in Kettle Falls in 1970.
Itâ€™s been just over a decade since the original â€śseedâ€ť of an idea, but the dream of affordable housing for Colvilleâ€™s seniors is a large step closer to reality. Eric Ohrtman and Jeff Whitten of the Hudesman House Apartments (HHA) Board of Directors announced at Tuesdayâ€™s Chamber of Commerce meeting that the project on Colvilleâ€™s north side recently broke ground.
Northport senior wins three more
Northport Highâ€™s one-woman track and field team, Kassie Guglielmino, capped a brilliant high school career with a trio of titles at last weekendâ€™s State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington Universityâ€™s Roos Field.
Guglielminoâ€™s accomplishments are mind-boggling. The diminutive senior, headed to Montana Western University where she will major in Equine Studies, has captured 12 state championships in those three years. Thatâ€™s three a year for the math challenged.
two more medals
Colville High senior Joellee Buckner, in her first season throwing the javelin, proved to be a quick learner last week at the State 2A Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School (Tacoma).
Buckner, headed to Western Washington University to play volleyball, won the State 2A javelin by exceeding her previous best by six-feet, seven-inches and uncorking a throw of 137-11 during the second day of Star Trackâ€™s XXXI in Tacoma.
Colville High (24-3) has finished another memorable fastpitch softball campaign, winning a school record 23 straight games before losing their opener in the rain-drenched State 2A softball tournament last Friday and Saturday at Carlon Park in Selah and ultimately finishing 2-2.
The Great Northern League and District 7 champion Indians didnâ€™t open the tournament until 6 p.m. last Friday night because of heavy rain in the Yakima valley that drenched softball and baseball fields and sent tournament officials scrambling for Diamond Dry and pumps.
Upstart WV pushes CHS
to the brink
West Valley High (Yakima) pushed Colville High (23-1) to the brink of elimination on Saturday afternoon at Vaagen Park before the Indians got a walk-off two-run double from senior catcher Jammie Madonna to post a dramatic 6-5 win and propel CHS to the State 2A Tournament that starts Friday morning at Carlon Park in Selah.
Meet will be in
Tacoma this week
The Great Northern League had little trouble pushing through its athletes at the so-called â€śGlue Inâ€ť sub-regional meet with the Central Washington Athletic Conference (Districts 5-6-7) last Friday at Prosser High School.
A top four finish qualified GNL/CWAC athletes for the State 2A meet May 23-25 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Of the 35 events run, the GNL was able to get two athletes or relay teams through to State in all but six events.
a pair of games
Kettle Falls saw its 2013 fast-pitch softball season come to an end Saturday at Brewster in the Class 1A sub-regional (Bi-District).
The Lady Bulldogs, who finished second to Northeast A League champion Lakeside in the District 7 1A Tournament at Nine Mile Falls one week earlier, simply couldnâ€™t get much going Saturday against either host Brewster of the CTL or Lakeside.
In their opener against BHS, Kettle Falls managed only three hits in a 7-2 loss. Hitting safely for KFHS were pitcher Krislin McInelly (double), Kelsey Eslick and Lauren Moak.
Editorâ€™s note: The following story from Colville High School senior Brogan Bateman is part of her Senior Project requirement for graduation. Her story, titled The Place We Call Home, chronicles her life in a small town in Northeast Washington.
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