October 5th, 2011
Lois Gordon Christensen, age 90, returned peacefully to her heavenly â€ś homeâ€ť on Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2011. For the past two years, Lois has been lovingly cared for by the kind staff at the Pinewood Terrace Nursing home in Colville. She delighted in visits from her family, looking forward to and often joining in as they sang her favorite songs and hymns. She would often ask, â€śWhere is Bob?â€ť not remembering that her husband of 61 years had passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2 this same year.
Lois was born to Daniel and Bessie Gordon on May 1, 1921. She was the third of five children.
Doris Elaine True passed away Sept. 28, 2011. She was born March 23, 1933 to Lawrence and Emma Fitzthum in Snohomish.
She married the love of her life, Richard True, and started a family-owned shoe store. In 1978 they moved to Republic and purchased Tiffanyâ€™s Resort on Curlew Lake. In 1982 they retired and moved to Colville where she enjoyed gardening and planting.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard.
I hate treadmills. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Perhaps hate is too strong an utterance for a machine that is basically the bastard offspring of a conveyor belt and hamster wheel, so let me rephrase that. If treadmills were the symbolic piĂ±ata of all my prejudices and distaste for physical fitness, I would hang it from a tree branch and beat the ever-loving stuffing out of it.
The Chewelah Cougars volleyball team is entering a tough stretch of games and looking to find consistency in the midst of a five-match losing streak. Last week, the Cougars dropped three hard-fought matches against Newport, Kettle Falls and Riverside, while struggling on offense, defense and serving at various times in the past week.
â€śWe matched up well, but we broke down defensively quite a bit,â€ť coach Wendy Stenbeck said. â€śThe other teams didnâ€™t...they out hustled us.â€ť
The Chewelah Cougars (1-4, 0-2) faced off against the Freeman Scotties (5-0, 2-0) on Friday night in Chewelah in a key Northeast A League football game. The Cougars held their own for most of the first half, but two late touchdowns by league-leading Freeman in the first half opened up the game and the Scotties never looked back, cruising to a 41-12 victory on Senior Night for Chewelah.
For the second straight week, the big play was the nemesis of the Cougar defense--a touchdown pass of 56 yards and two other touchdowns set up by plays of 40-plus yards in the first half.
As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, people start to look for activities to bring them together and take their minds off the impending winter snow. Have an event you would like to see publicized? Perhaps a harvest or Halloween party? Get in touch with the Statesman-Examiner and let us know! Email Chris Cowbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophia Aldous at email@example.com.
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The issue of diagonal parking has yet to find a permanent spot on the cityâ€™s project roster as Colville City Council members contested what some saw as increasing costs to attempts to convert Main Street away from parallel parking at last Tuesdayâ€™s council meeting.
Since Colvilleâ€™s Main Street is actually federal Highway 395 and managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), some council members felt that the procedures WSDOT required the city to go through to re-instate diagonal parking were too costly.
Robert McClain of Turlock, CA passed away Sept. 6, 2011. He was born in Colville on Oct. 17, 1952 to Richard and Ruthann McClain. He attended Colville schools for 12 years, graduating in 1970. Robert was also a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelors in Business Accounting.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Brooks was born August 18, 1930 at Boyds. He died August 25, 2011 at Battle Ground. He was 81. He was the youngest of eight children. Bob graduated from Colville High School in 1949. From 1952-1953, Bob served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He was an ambulance driver in the Korean War. While serving, he was awarded many medals. In 1953, he received honorable discharge to the reserves. In June, 1954, Bob married the love of his life, Louise Bedingfield. They were happily married for 57 years and raised five children.
Miriam Ruth Ditzel Darnall Kramer passed away Sept. 24, 2011 at Providence Mt. Carmel hospital in Colville with her beloved husband of 18 years, Len Kramer, at her side. She was born April 13, 1928 in Takoma Park, MD to William Alwin and Aletha Kranz Ditzel.