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November 18th

It’s déjà vu all over again

November 18, 2014

Panthers struggle past Touchet

Once again, the Cusick Panthers were involved in a 1B- 8-man playoff game against the Touchet Indians that came down to the final minutes, and once again the Panthers came out on top, this time with a hard-earned 34-28 road victory over a rugged opponent.
“Whenever we play Touchet it’s that way,” said CHS head coach Sonny Finley. “We were expecting a close game the whole way…we really didn’t expect it to come down to the final possession again, but it did.”

Republic decimates Pomeroy

November 18, 2014

Cusick—again
in Spokane Friday

Quarterback Aaron Fritts and the twins—seniors Alex and Angelo Rivera—all ran for more than 100 yards to lead streaking Republic (10-1) to a 56-0 smashing of Pomeroy in a State 1B (eight-man) playoff game last Friday night at frozen Kettle Falls.
The playoff game had been moved from Republic because of alleged issues with the Tigers’ home field (no press box and no fence around the perimeter of the field).

Overwhelming support for Interim Superintendent Lewis

November 18, 2014

A few hold onto promise

The recent community forum hosted by the Colville School Board filled the Colville High School auditorium with concerned parents, district employees, and other members of the community who took the time to articulate their opinions and perspectives on the action item to contract Interim Superintendent Pete Lewis as the permanent superintendent and skip an expensive superintendent search altogether.

Elaine Porter-Cole

November 18, 2014

Our beloved Elaine M. Porter-Cole, 69, went in peace to Jesus, our Lord on Nov. 8, 2014 surrounded by her family in love and spirit at the Spokane Hospice House.

JB Richardson

November 18, 2014

James Buckley “JB” Richardson, 91, most recently of Sweetwater, TN, passed quietly into the presence of his Lord Oct. 10, 2014 at Wood Presbyterian Home, Sweetwater.
He was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of 62 years, E. Marzella.
He is survived by son, Larry and wife Sarah, Colombia, South America; son, David and wife Barb, Ecuador, South America; daughter, Janet Brewington, Edwall; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary Gallinger

November 18, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Gallinger, passed away peace­fully on Nov. 10, 2014 at Buena Vista Nursing home in Colville at the age of 91. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923 to Louis and Edna Garton Rhodes, in Coulee City.
She graduated from Coulee City High School and at­tended Business School in Everett. On her return to Coulee City area, she went to work at Grand Coulee Dam as one of the first fe­male timekeepers.

David Wyatt

November 18, 2014

David Earl Wyatt was born April 4, 1935 to Carl and Mae Wyatt. He passed away on Nov. 7, 2014.
Survivors include one son, David W. Wyatt.
He was born in Bend, OR, and was preceded in death by his five brothers, Carl, Oscar, Robert, Phillip and James.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Balderston, and by many nieces and nephews that loved him.
He lived in Colville for many years. He will be very much missed by family and friends.

Incumbents keep seats, li­brary levy fails

November 18, 2014

Election to be
certified Nov. 25

As results for the Nov. 4 Gen­eral Election rolled in last week, it became clear that incumbents could breathe a sigh of relief, if they worked up a sweat at all about keeping their respective elected seats. Though some races were close, the majority of Stevens Count voters tended to go with whom they knew.
Of the 28,573 ballots that were sent out to registered vot­ers by the Stevens County De­partment of Elections, 10,287 had been counted as of last Fri­day morning.

City looks at new location for law enforcement

November 18, 2014

Nothing
certain yet

The City of Colville is looking at possibly moving the Colville Police Department to a different location. In this case, the former United States Border Patrol office at 209 E Juniper Ave., adjacent to the Spokane Community Colleges Colville Center and behind South Main Restaurant.
According to Interim Mayor Pro-Tempore Lou Janke, nothing is official yet. Rural Resources Community Action is first in line to potentially convert the building into a men’s shelter, if it meets their needs.

Jackie Parker

November 18, 2014

Jackie Edward Parker was born May 22, 1928 on a family farm near Spangle to Noel and Helen Parker. When Jack was three-years-old, he moved to Spokane with his mom and dad. He attended Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane.
Jack entered military service in 1945. He was stationed in Germany at the end of WWII and then stationed in Texas. He returned to Spokane for a short time and while home, he met his wife, Myrtle Moline, on a fishing trip with friends at Deer Lake. Jack and Myrtle enjoyed service life and traveled to faraway places like England and Puerto Rico.

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