Archive - 2013
A local Ferry County-based company is spearheading an online event to bring career experts from around the country with former military personnel who have successfully transitioned to the civilian workforce -- together providing critical tools, advice, and insights for newly transitioning veterans.
These experts and vets are part of the sixth annual Job Action Day, which takes place Monday, Nov. 4. The virtual event is hosted by Quintessential Careers, one of the most comprehensive career sites on the Web.
Tiana Berkeley knows what she wants and her apparently quiet, but steadfast persistence gets her just that. So when she asked her parents to let her try her hand at stock car racing two years ago, she wasnât prepared to take no for an answer.
âI just figured she would get out there, get dirty and not enjoy it, because itâs pretty rough,â says her mother, Holly Berkeley. âBut when she got out there (on the track) she was enjoying it so much, and to see her big smile when she got out of the carâŠshe loves it. Iâve never seen her so passionate about anything else.â
Royce Allen Osborn, 59, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to Heaven October 1, 2013.
He was born in Orient to Buryl Osborn and the late Bonnie Hotchkiss July 2, 1954.
Royce graduated from Kettle Falls High School (class of 1972) and went on to receive his Associateâs Degree from DeVry Institute (class of 1975) in Phoenix. He was married to Edith Dale Osborn on Dec. 4, 1993.
Sam Shuhda (age 87) passed away Oct. 6, 2013. He was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY. Sam was the fourth of six children born to Habib and Regina Shuhda, immigrants from Syria and Lebanon.
lead the way
Last Wednesday afternoon, Colville hosted both the East Valley Knights and Clarkston Bantams in a Great Northern League double duel cross- country race at Dominion Meadows Golf Course, arguably the best location in the Great Northern League.
The CHS harriers entered competition as decisive underdogs. By the end of the day, that designation was in serious question as the Indians ran what coach Dean Fischer called their best team effort of the season.
hold late lead
The Chewelah Cougars broke into the win column last Friday night with a come from behind 13-12 victory over Northeast A League rival, Kettle Falls.
While the Cougars didnât play their best game, they did enough on both sides of the ball to earn their first win of the season. That was good enough for head coach Jim Fisk, whose mostly inexperienced team has struggled this fall.
âI would have liked to see us play better, but I canât complain,â Fisk said. âOffensively, we did what we had to do--thatâs what counts.â
class for Keating
Colville High senior Matt Hubbard has made an oral commitment to play for coach Kerry Keatingâs Santa Clara Broncos.
The 6-9 Hubbard, an All-Great Northern League and Northeast A League pick his first three years at CHS and the teamâs leading scorer and rebounder all three seasons, says heâs excited to be heading to the West Coast Conference school.
âIt feels so good to have gotten through the whole recruiting process,â one of the top prep players in the Northwest said last week. âIt was pretty stressful toward the end of it.â
The Washington State Patrol is reminding both the public and other law enforcement agencies that the AMBER Alert system is in full operation despite the shutdown of the federal government.
âWeâre hearing of incorrect reports on both mainstream and social media about the status of the AMBER Alert System,â said Carri Gordon, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Washington State Patrol. âThe system is in full operation, and ready to help recover an abducted child.â
Ina Irene King, a 48-year resident of Rice, passed away on Sept. 23, 2013 at the age of 91 in Colville. Ina was born on July 10, 1922 in Alamo, NV, the daughter of Joseph and Edna Irene (Cutler) Cox.
Ina was raised and attended school in Alamo. There she graduated from high school in 1941. She then moved to Salt Lake City to attend Heneger Business School. While attending business school, she met James âJimâ King. On July 15, 1942 Ina and Jim were wed in Alamo. She continued and completed her education at Heneger through correspondence.
Colville police officer Rex Newport, a 15-year veteran of the Colville Police Department, was charged with seven criminal counts, including four felonies involving alleged sexual encounters with women while in uniform that date back to 2011, according to documents filed in Stevens County Superior Court Friday afternoon.
"Our office did file charges (against Newport) today," said Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen. "The prosecution will be handled by by the Washington State Attorney General's Office."