February 9th, 2012
Two suspects involved in significant criminal cases in Stevens County were recently found competent to stand trial by Eastern State Hospital, giving the Stevens County Prosecutor the ability to move the cases forward.
Eric L Booth, 26, is being charged with the first degree murder of Colville area man Gordon Feist. Feist, 63, was shot during a botched robbery attempt on July 17, 2011. Booth will have a status hearing on Feb. 7 in Stevens County Superior Court.
Indians make four-team
District 7 1A field
Colville High survived the Jordan Wood show last Friday night in a District 7 1A boyâ€™s basketball tournament loser-out game, downing Riverside and their sharpshooter, 65-48.
The win earned the Indians (12-9) a District 7 1A Tournament opening date Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mead High School against Highway 395 rival and Northeast A League runner-up Chewelah (15-5).
Northeast 1B District starts on Wednesday
Columbia High (20-1) easily captured the Panorama League girlâ€™s basketball tournament and top seed to this weekâ€™s District 7 1B Tournament.
The Lady Lions, with only a non-league holiday tournament loss to top-ranked, two-time 2B state champion Reardan to mar an otherwise spotless record this winter, earned the top seed to the District 7 tournament with a 52-34 win over Cusick (13-7) in the Panorama title game Saturday night at Kettle Falls Middle School.
Mackenzie Parrow and Elizabeth Larrew scored 12 points apiece to lead CHS.
Indians need one win
at District to advance
Colville High (14-6) will open the District 7 1A girlâ€™s basketball tournament on Wednesday at Mead High School against No. 3 seeded Lakeside (11-10). Game time is 5 p.m.
The Indians, second-seeded into the district tournament, avoided a loser-out opening game last Saturday night by finishing second during the regular season to league champion and unbeaten defending State 1A champion Freeman (20-0).
Freeman will open the district tournament at Mead on Wednesday against Newport (15-6). Game time is 8 p.m.
Colville hosts regional
Colville High made it two District 7 1A wrestling titles in a row last Saturday at Freeman High School. The Indians, who annexed the Northeast A League dual meet championship last week, will host Saturdayâ€™s regional meet.
Weigh-in is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with wrestling scheduled to get started at around 9:30 a.m. Meet Director is Colville High Principal, Kevin Knight.
The regional, a first for CHS, will feature qualifying wrestlers from the Northeast A and Caribou-Trail leagues.
Chelan annexed last weekendâ€™s CTL District 6 meet.
William Leonard Hill, â€śDr. Billâ€ť to his friends, passed away at his Deep Lake home on Jan. 24, 2012. Bill was born on Jan, 3, 1948 in Gridley, California, the son of Billy and Louise (Kirkham) Hill.
At the age two, his family purchased and moved to a new ranch just north of Deep Lake.
Bill attended grade school at Leadpoint and graduated from Northport High School in 1966. Soon after high school graduation, he spent several years living and working in WeÂ¬natchee.
Linda Lou Holford, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 63. She was born on Feb. 20, 1948 in Nespelem, the daughter of James Steven and Anna Lorene (Peone) Michel.
Everett was the son of John and Anna Marie Sells. He was born in Spokane on Jan. 7, 1932. He passed Jan. 31, 2012. He was a veteran who served in the Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in December 1951.
Daniel Hopp, age 91, a long-time resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012 in Colville. Dan was born in Odessa, the son of Conrad and Anna Margaret (Bostrom) Hopp.
Dan moved with his family to Lamona in 1925 where he atÂ¬tended school through the sixth grade and worked on the famÂ¬ily farm. He then attended seventh and eighth grade in Odessa. Because of the needs on the farm, he was unable to continue his formal education.
Washingtonians will not be able to take part in the Presidential Primary frenzy this spring because of a 2011 legislative decision to axe the annual rite to save a purported $10 million in the state budget. The cancellation was proposed through Senate Bill 5119 that expires in 2013, leaving a Presidential primary an option in 2016.
In the meantime, the local political parties will be offering caucus meetings to collect public opinion on a 2012 Presidential candidate.