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December 2nd

Don Nigg

December 2, 2014

Don F. Nigg, age 78 of Oroville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Colville. He was born Sept. 27, 1936 in Oroville to parents Frank and Gunda Nigg.
Don grew up and attended school in Oroville, graduating in 1954. He then entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Following an honorable discharge from the service in 1956, he moved to Conrad, Montana.

Christmas Tour at Keller House starts Friday

December 2, 2014

The atmosphere in the Keller House last Monday was merry, if slightly scattered, as volunteers prepared the historic Colville home for the annual Christmas Tour.
Wreaths were waiting to be hung and Christmas lights illuminated the dining room. Amidst all the holiday decoration, photos of men and women in the United States Armed Forces surveyed the scene, coinciding with this year’s theme, “I’ll be Home for Christmas.”

Lewis will stay on as CHS Supe

December 2, 2014

Interim Colville School District Superintendent Pete Lewis has been accorded a more stable and permanent status by the district’s board of directors.
The former Fairbanks, AK school superintendent has become the new “permanent” superintendent for the Colville School District. At a board meeting on Nov. 24, Lewis received a unanimous 5-0 vote from board members

Warming Center opens its doors

December 2, 2014

Freezing temperatures prompted the Colville Warming Center to open its doors last month, beginning its opening run with eight days in a row of temperatures below 15 degrees. The center was open last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as temperatures plummeted to as low as four degrees.
Low temperatures in the Colville valley were expected to stay in the teens and low 20s for much of the week.

December 1st

Colville to State!

December 1, 2014

This one had “Upset Special” written all over it. But Colville’s formidable defense turned in its biggest stop in a long, but memorable season and the Indians (12-0) moved into the State 1A championship game with a 20-14 semifinal win over upstart Cascade of Leavenworth last Saturday afternoon in frigid Albi Stadium (Spokane). Colville, ranked no. 1 or no. 2 depending on whether it’s a MaxPreps poll or state coaches poll, will oppose formidable and top-ranked Cascade Christian (12-0) in the Tacoma Dome (see related story) on Saturday for the Class 1A championship. Game time is 10 a.m.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

December 1, 2014

November 28th

Habitat for Humanity store vandalized

November 28, 2014

Employees of the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Colville Valley Thrift Store had a rude start to the work day Friday morning when it was discovered that the front door of the business had been vandalized. The incident is thought to have occurred between Wednesday evening and early Friday morning. Colville Police Officer Ron Maxey responded to the call placed by a HFH employee that discovered the damage when readying the store, located at 480 N. Main Street, for its Black Friday retail sale.

November 25th

Murphy’s Law rears its ugly head at S-E

November 25, 2014

Mama told me there would be days (weeks?) like this. Anytime you are mostly at the mercy of technology (much of it aging), Murphy’s hackneyed philosophy (smile, tomorrow might be worse) tends to invoke its own self on occasion. Yes, stuff happens, whether you want it to or not. I won’t belabor you with the history and histrionics of the situation, but suffice to say, the newspaper production process was anything but normal earlier this week.

November 20th

Roger Americk

November 20, 2014

Roger Wayne Americk, a life-long resident of Colville, passed away on Nov. 9, 2014 in Spokane. He was born in Colville on Feb. 6, 1939, the son of Paul and Rosa (Streit) Americk.
Roger attended and graduated from Colville High School as a 12- year senior. In high school, Roger was a member of the Colville High School basketball team, and was active in many other sports activities.

Dick Philpott

November 20, 2014

William Richard “Dick” Philpott passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 12 in Bellevue. Dick lived with Alzheimer’s disease for 14 years and was 89-years-old.

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