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May 29th

Frank Jedel

May 29, 2013

In memory of our brother Frank Jedel, who passed away Dec. 2, 2012, in Spokane at age 68, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. His family was all present the day he passed away. No funeral service was held.
On Election Day, Nov. 7, 1944, Franklin Delano Renold Jedel was born in Colville, the son of Reinhard Paul and Mattie Pearl Jedel, the day President Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term.

Carol McKinney

May 29, 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 d’ 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.

Responding to a need: Senior housing project breaks ground

May 29, 2013

It’s been just over a decade since the original “seed” of an idea, but the dream of affordable housing for Colville’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 Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting that the project on Colville’s north side recently broke ground.

Guglielmino dominates—again

May 29, 2013

Northport senior wins three more

Northport High’s one-woman track and field team, Kassie Guglielmino, capped a brilliant high school career with a trio of titles at last weekend’s State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field.
Guglielmino’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. That’s three a year for the math challenged.

Buckner wins State javelin title

May 29, 2013

Phillips wins
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 Track’s XXXI in Tacoma.

Colville finishes 2-2 at rain-soaked state tourney

May 29, 2013

Indians finish
memorable campaign

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 didn’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.

May 24th

Seventh inning rally earns Colville a State 2A berth

May 24, 2013

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.

All seven CHS track & field athletes qualify for State 2A

May 24, 2013

Meet will be in
Tacoma this week

The Great Northern League had little trouble pushing through its athletes at the so-called “Glue In” 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.

Kettle Falls’ season comes to an end

May 24, 2013

Bulldogs lose
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 couldn’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.

May 23rd

A place we call home

May 23, 2013

Editor’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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