Archive - Sep 2014
Our Matriarch passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2014 at Providence St. Josephâs Long Term Care with her family preÂŹsent.
The Blazing Saddles and Spoons Chili Cook-off and Bike Ride returns for its second annual go-round at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds this weekend.
The event is hosted by the Colville Rotary Club and will feature contestants from Colville, Kettle Falls, Canada and even Bellingham, all vying for the coveted title of who has the best chili. And for those looking to âstep into the ring,â itâs not too late to sign up.
âLast yearâs event was a lot of fun, and we had a marvelous turnout,â says Colville Rotary President, Lynn OâConnor. âWe are hoping to add to that sucÂŹcess.â
Just nine days shy of his 77th birthday, Vernon Paul âSonnyâ Holter changed his address to heaven on Sept. 3, 2014. Unable to recover after a fall resulting in a head injury, Vern passed away in Spokane. Vern was born on Sept. 12, 1937, to Iola (Geer) and Albert âDutchâ Holter in Aberdeen.
Back for another year of helping local veterans and their dependants, the Tri-County Veteransâ Stand Down returns to the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.
Last year, the annual event assisted over 1,000 veterans and their immediate family members, according to Stand Down Chairperson Jim Powell. This year, volunteers are expecting to assist 1,700 or more.
Dude (Arthur) Thiele passed away at his home in Curlew on Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Spokane on March 25, 1927 to Arthur and Helen Thiele, second born of five children. Like so many other young men in his day, Dude graduated from 8th grade, worked various jobs in and around his community and then entered into military service starting September 1945 with the Navy and later completing his duty with the Army in 1948.
He married the love of his life, Leola Buckner, in 1950. Who, in Dudeâs own words, was âa looksome and likeable girlâŠa keeper for sure.â
Cougs on the road at Lakeside
For the second straight week, Jenkins High played a thriller on the football field. But unlike the previous week when Chewelah dropped a heartbreaker to Priest River to open the season, the Cougars downed Warden, 24-21.
Over the previous week, head coach Jim Fisk and his staff worked to correct the mistakes Chewelah made in that opener against Priest River. The hard work paid off with an improved defense and a solid passing game.
After turnovers and penalties cost Republic High an opening season win at home over Entiat, the Tigers got back on track last Friday at Almira-Coulee/Hartline with a workmanlike and wild 64-32 win.
RHS pretty much ran ACH (0-2) into the ground, scoring 42 points in the third and fourth quarters to break open a close game.
Angelo Rivera rushed for 255 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns for Republic in Coulee City. Quarterback Aaron Fritts added a pair of passing touchdowns and two TDs on the ground.
Paul Earl Witter was born on August 18, 1942 and passed away on Sept. 5 in Mesa, AZ.
Paul is survived by his wife, Belinda Witter, at the home; a son, Jeff Witter and significant other, Dee, Seattle; a daughter, Lea Anne Bush and husband Don, Seattle; sisters, Sandra and husband Mike Novakovich, Spokane; Linda McKinley, Spokane; his brothers, Jim Witter and wife Julie, Colville; Chuck Witter, Colville, and two grandchildren, Annie and Curtis Bush.
Paul also had many close friends from across the country.