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July 25th

Vernon Filler

July 25, 2014

Vernon Justus Filler was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Harvey, ND to Herbert and Antonia (Welk) Filler. He passed away on July 13, 2014 after suffering a second stroke.
His childhood years were spent on the family farm, attending elementary school in Orrin, ND. After working at various jobs in North Dakota, he came to South Dakota and learned the bakery business from his brothers. He worked in Pierre, South Dakota before relocating to Washington state.

Patricia Sphuler

July 25, 2014

Patricia Jean Sphuler, a lon time resident of Evans, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Spokane. She was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Spokane, the daughter of John and Betty (King) Kroll.
Patricia attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation, she began working as a secretary for the telephone company in Colville.

Leona Wimmer

July 25, 2014

Leona Eliza Wimmer was born May 18,1925 to Mark and Maggie Huguenin. She grew up in the Colville area and graduated from Colville High School.
She had four brothers who all preceded her in death.
She married Don Stratton in 1943. They had three children: Dianna, Cindie and Mark. She and Don divorced in 1983 and she moved to Spokane.
She married Bill Kraft in 1990. Bill passed away in 2003. She married Bob Wimmer in 2006. They moved to Arizona for a few months, then returned to Spokane. Bob passed away in 2013.

Judy Stillwell

July 25, 2014

Judy Marie Stillwell Miller passed away July 10, two days
after her 78th birthday in Everett at a Rehab center where she had spent the past six months. She was born in Richland and graduated in Colville. She managed Barney’s Restaurant & Lounge over the years and had lived in the area for the past
25 to 30 years.
Judy never had any children of her own, but you would never know; she worried and loved all of her relative’s children as if
they were her own. She loved them all.

Adygene DePaulo

July 25, 2014

Adygene De Paulo, a 48-year resident of the Kettle Falls/Marcus area, passed away on July 14, 2014 at the age of 89. Adygene was born on July 6, 1925 in Spur, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Teresa (Kearney) Garrett. She was raised on the family cattle ranch along with five sisters and one brother. Proud to be the daughter of a cowboy, she was often found riding her beloved horse, “Old Red,” helping with the ranch chores and cattle.

July 24th

Firestorm in Central Washington almost contained!

July 24, 2014

The Northwest is the cur­rent epicenter for much of the nation’s summer firefighting efforts. Northwest fire officials were tracking more than 17 large fires in Oregon and Washington as of last Satur­day.
Wildfires have torched close to 950,000 acres in Washing­ton and Oregon.
Fourteen large fires are burning in Oregon, where more than 555,000 acres are ablaze. Washington has seven large fires with acreage involved approaching 400,000 as of this writing.

VIDEO: Washington Wildfires

July 24, 2014

VIDEO: Worst Wildfire in Washington History

Recreation programs ‘roll on’

July 24, 2014

Fun on the lake

Just like the song made famous by legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, Roll On Columbia, the summer programs at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are on a roll.
The Saturday's at 11 a.m. programs at the Kettle Falls Information Center continue to offer an educational and fun way to explore a variety of fascinating topics.
On July 12, local historian Dwight Morgan donned his authentic Canadian Voyageur garb and shared tales about the rough and tumble lives of these hearty explorers who once lived at the nearby Hudson Bay trading post at Fort Colvile.

July 17th

Opie/Coxie Tournament Saturday

July 17, 2014

The Opie-Coxie benefit
scramble golf tournament
at Dominion Meadows
Golf Course will be held on
Saturday. The tournament
pays tribute to the late John
Ochs and Steve Cox.
This fun event, open to
golfers of all ability levels,
raises money for the nonprofit
Opie-Coxie Foundation.
All proceeds from one
of the most popular golf
tournaments on the Dominion
Meadows calendar each
season are used to support
youth in the area. Funds
are utilized to help young
people participate in sports
or educational programs
they might not otherwise
be able to afford.
The foundation motto:

Tiger Triathlon is this Saturday

July 17, 2014

One of the top one-day
events in Northeast Washington
every summer will
unfold on Saturday morning
at the Gillette Lake
Campground when the
24th Tiger Triathlon gets
underway.
Swimmers will hit the
waters of Gillette Lake (altitude
3,200 feet) promptly at
8 a.m. It won’t take long
for the first swimmers to
emerge from the water and
get on their bicycles for
the fast, mostly downhill
ride along scenic Highway
20 to Colville High School,
where triathletes will head
out over the rolling terrain
of the Rotary Trail.
Triathletes will get the
traditional Tiger Tri race

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