March 12th, 2012
Jack D. Sparks passed away at 6:25 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 at Kennewick. He was surrounded by family and his longtime companion, Dorothy Rapinsky.
He was born in Kettle Falls, WA on April 1, 1935 to Claude D. and Virginia Esther (Beach) Sparks. He married Marilyn Diann McWhorter in 1954 in Yakima before moving to Hawaii for military duty. Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1968, seeing duty in the Korean theater and in Thailand in support of the Vietnam operations.
The Colville Chamber of Commerce will present the Miss Colville Scholarship Program titled "As Time Goes By" on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Colville High School auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickÂ¬ets are available for $10 each at the Colville Chamber of Commerce office now, or at the door on the night of the program. Chamber ofÂ¬fice hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€śThis year's show promises to be a very entertaining one,â€ť says Miss Colville Director ,Kari Hubbard. â€śAll of the girls are enthusiastic and exÂ¬tremely talented.â€ť
later this month
The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.
OLYMPIA--Haley McIrvin and Emily Owens, both sophomores at Kettle Falls High School, participated in the Senate Page Program durÂ¬ing the fifth week of the 2012 session. McIrvin and Owens were sponsored by Sen. Bob Morton (R-Kettle Falls).
Wes McCart has announced his candidacy for the Stevens County Commissioner seat in District 1.
Current District 1 Commissioner Larry Guenther announced he will not be seeking another term.
McCart, as a businessman and farmer, recognizes the need to expand economic base, grow the local economy, support good living wages, protect private property rights, and get government bureaucrats out of the way.
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť May Lyng, a 53-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 20, 2012. Millie was born on Feb. 2, 1927 in Raley, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Morton Harrison and Edna (Severson) Caufield.
She moved into the United States as a young child, traveling between communities where work opportunities were available for her family. In her teen years, Millie moved to Northeast Washington where she graduated from high school at Medical Lake.
Anne Davis passed to her rest on March 2, 2012 at age 96 in Kettle Falls.
She was born in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada on Sept. 12, 1915, the third of six children to recent German immigrant parents. The family moved to a number of farming communiÂ¬ties, mostly in Alberta, during Anne's years of elementary and secondary schooling.
She chose a career in nursing, and made a major move in the early 1940's to Kentucky and Florida for her nurseâ€™s training.
Michael Van Brady, a resident of Lolo, Montana, passed away on Feb. 28, 2012 in Missoula, Montana at the age of 49. He was born in Kirkland on March 23, 1962 to Loyde and Phillis Brady.
Jim Day passed away on February 28, 2012 at the Veteranâ€™s Hospital Hospice Care Unit after a short battle with lung cancer.
Jim was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Colville. He was the son of James E. and Gladys A Day. He grew up in Northport and in 1960 joined the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in 1964.
He worked as a log truck driver for several local loggers, and was also part owner of Day Brothers Logging for a few years.
Mary Colleen Dudley of Kettle Falls passed away on Feb. 29, 2012 at the age of 86.
Colleen was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Captain Lawrence (US Army) and Nina Mackey. She lived in California and Oregon before moving to Kettle Falls with her husband, William, who passed away in 2005.
Colleen is survived by her brother, James, California; three daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At Colleenâ€™s request, there will be no service.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.