May 15th, 2013
A plan to transform the idle Colville Fish Hatchery into an educational and vocational learning center got the green light late last month.
The venerable hatchery, located on a little more than 19 pristine acres along Highway 20 and Third Avenue in east Colville, was acquired by the state of Washington from Stevens County back in 1933 and operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for nearly 80 years before it was closed in 2010.
Dan Kieseckerâs (a.k.a. Dan Deranged) work is imaginative, quirky, undeniably creative, and complete trash. No, thatâs not a metaphor or an insult; he makes all of his figurines and wall hangings from recyclable or thrown away materials. Where most just see garbage, Kiesecker sees an opportunity to create something that both delights the viewer and maybe makes them even think twice about how much waste they create. Kiesecker took time out from his schedule as a full-time college student to explain his inventive process.
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It will be Town and Country Days (TACD) time again May 31 through June 2 in Kettle Falls.
Festivities will kick off the afternoon of Friday, May 31, with vendors up and running by noon.
The annual Grumpy Grouch Fun Run returns, beginning Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The run will start and end at the Kettle Falls City Park, next to the swimming pool. The entry fee for the Fun Run is $10, and participants will receive a t-shirt. Entry forms are available online at www.kettle-falls.com, Kettle Falls City Hall and at AIA Insurance in Kettle Falls.
Regina (Michelle) Sikorski passed away April 25. 2013 at Kootenai Memorial Hospital in Coeur dâAlene, ID. She was born June 17, 1970 in San Bernardino, CA.
Michelle Graduated from Spokane Community College Colville Center and then went to work in the office at the college, She later transferred to Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane.
Michelle was a bun loving, high energy, hard-working woman. She loved animals, especially her little dog, Mario. Everyone who knew her will miss her.
She was a member of the Colville Eagles Lodge and the Immaculate Conception Church.
Nathan Dale Rollins passed away on April 29, 2013 in Colville. He was born the son of Nathan and Cynthia (Hoke) Rollins on July 1, 1936 in Doty.
Dale worked for the United States Forest Service in Colville for 23 years, and spent many years working at Plum Creek Lumber in Arden as a Logging Administrator.
Elizabeth Helen Egger passed away in Colville on May 2, 2013. She was born the daughter of Phillip Francis and Ellen Teresa (Murray) Buckley on March 4, 1923 in Havre, MT. She was the youngest of seven children. After high school, she attended and graduated from Kinmanâs Business College in Spokane. Helen married Louis Egger on December 1, 1942. Louis was a mortician and co-owned Moser-Egger Funeral Home, and later Louis and Helen owned and operated Egger Furniture. Helen and Louis had seven children, three of whom preceded her in death in early childhood.
William Allan âBillâ Lotze, a lifetime resident of the Colville area, passed away on May 1, 2013 in Colville. Bill was born on October 11, 1931 in Colville, the son of Harry and Jesse (Welch) Lotze.
Bill graduated from Colville High School in 1949. After graduation he began his career in logging. Over the years Bill began purchasing equipment and eventually operated his own business. On October 4, 1979 he married Marie Crabtree in Colville. He continued in the timber industry until his retirement in November 1994.
Arthur Paul Ott, longtime resident of Stevens County, passed away at home near Chewelah on April 30, 2013. He was 96. Arthur was born on October 28, 1916 in Ritzville to Albert and Elsie (Wellsandt) Ott,
fifth in NEA
Chewelah has concluded its softball regular season. The Cougars are preparing for the first round of the Northeast A League District 7 1A playoffs.
Chewelah finished the regular season with an 8-2 loss to Medical Lake, giving the Cougars a fifth place finish with a 5-13 NEA record and a 6-14 record overall.
The Cougars will again face Medical Lake (7-11, 8-12) on the road Tuesday in the loser-out first round.
Kettle Falls High (11-7, 12-7) will host Freeman (4-14, 5-15) in the opening round (loser-out) of the Northeast A League District 7 1A softball tournament Tuesday at Kettle Falls. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
If the Lady Bulldogs, who finished the regular season with a sweep of visiting Freeman last Friday, can avoid the upset, theyâll move on to NEA champion Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) on Saturday for the remainder of the tournament proper.
In the other loser-out game on Tuesday, NEA No. 4 Medical Lake (7-11, 8-12) will host NEA No. 5 Chewelah (5-13, 6-14).