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March 11th

Kenneth Nelson

March 11, 2014

Kenneth Lynn Nelson, the son of Joseph Kenneth Nel­son and June Louise Nelson, was born in Port Townsend on July 1, 1942. Ken passed away on Feb. 26, 2014 in Colville.
He grew up on the Olympic Pen­insula. He always loved ani­mals, and as a toddler, he was brave enough to be lowered into a well to save a drowning puppy. “Butch” loved the outdoors, hiking and fishing as a youth, and at the age of 17 he hiked to the top of Mount Olympus in tennis shoes with his lifelong friend, Terry Gossage of Port Angeles, and two others.

Marvin Best

March 11, 2014

Marvin Devine Best, 79, of Colville, peacefully passed away on Feb. 26, 2014 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born August 1, 1934 to Denzil Frank Best and Anna Eva (Koerner) Best.
Marvin was a life-long resident of Colville, with the exception of several years of service in the U.S. Army.

Jack Steele

March 11, 2014

John D. Steele, a lifelong resident of Fruitland, passed away on Feb.24, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born on March 28, 1931 to James and Mildred (Campbell) Steele in Hunters.
John attended school in Hunters, where he graduated from Columbia High School in 1949. After high school, he at­tended State College of Washington (known today as Washington State University) and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He married his sweetheart Blanche on July 5, 1953 in Opportunity.

Kenneth Rochon

March 11, 2014

Kenneth Charles Rochon, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014 at the age of 54. He was born in Everett to Charles and Mary (Scanlon) Rochon on July 14, 1959.
Ken started school at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Everett until the sixth grade, when his family moved to Granite Falls. He later graduated from Granite Falls High School.

CHS track team could use some volunteer help

March 11, 2014

Jamboree Saturday

The Colville High track and field team will kick-off its season on Saturday, March 15 with the annual Black & White Jamboree. The meet starts at noon on the CHS track.
Also expected to compete on Saturday in the shakedown cruise will be Kettle Falls High.
CHS co-head coaches Jodi Lehman and Randy Stebbins are in serious need of officials/volunteers to help run the meet.

East side cleans up with five state titles

March 11, 2014

Saturday was a
very good day

It was mostly a great day for eastern Washington high school basketball teams last Saturday. The region captured five gold balls, synonymous with state basketball championships.
For the first time in the history of the B’s, Colton won boy’s and girl’s championships on Saturday. The Colton girls, defining the word “dynasty,” captured an unprecedented sixth straight state championship.
The Pullman High boys, ranked no. 1 or no. 2 for most of the season, annexed a second straight state championship for the Greyhounds’ six seniors.

First timers

David Tochinskiy in ‘Best Bagger’

March 11, 2014

The fastest bagger in the West, or at least the fastest grocery bagger in Washington, enjoyed a memorable experience last month at the national “Best Bagger” competition in Las Vegas.
Super 1 Foods employee and grocery speed bagger David Tochinskiy, a senior at Colville High School, took time off from his classes and from the CHS varsity boy’s basketball team to compete with other state winners in the national competition last month.

March 6th

Sign-up time for Colville Valley youth baseball players

March 6, 2014

Tryouts in March

The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cool temperatures characteristic of this time of the year, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
Colville and Kettle Falls players are reminded that the registration deadline is March 20. Registration fee is $25 ($35 after March 20).

Colville Recreation Report

March 6, 2014

Sign-up for the Colville Recreation Department-sponsored T-Ball program is on now. The season will run from April 14 through May 22.
The program is designed for boys and girls ages 4-7.
Sign-up fee is $15 for youngsters who live in Colville and $18 outside the city limits.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 28. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 684-6037.
The Daddy Daughter Ball will be held Saturday, April 12. There will be two sessions: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Ellensburg wears down Indians

March 6, 2014

Big fourth quarter propels Bulldogs to Yakima

Nothing came easy for scrappy, undersized Colville High in the Indians’ 2A regional girl’s basketball game at Big Bend Community College (Moses Lake) last Saturday night against third-ranked Ellensburg.
Ellensburg held game Colville (18-6), the second-seed from District 7 2A (Great Northern League) to 15 second half points and only six in the pivotal fourth quarter of a 51-36 win.
Colville trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter. Ellensburg outscored the Indians 19-6 in the period.

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