September 16th, 2014
Just nine days shy of his 77th birthday, Vernon Paul â€śSonnyâ€ť Holter changed his address to heaven on Sept. 3, 2014. Unable to recover after a fall resulting in a head injury, Vern passed away in Spokane. Vern was born on Sept. 12, 1937, to Iola (Geer) and Albert â€śDutchâ€ť Holter in Aberdeen, WA.
Dude (Arthur) Thiele passed away at his home in Curlew WA. Sept. 3, 2014. He was born in Spokane on March 25, 1927 to Arthur and Helen Thiele, second born of five children. Like so many other young men in his day, Dude graduated from 8th grade, worked various jobs in and around his community and then entered into military service starting September 1945 with the Navy and later completing his duty with the Army in 1948.
He married the love of his life, Leola Buckner, in 1950. Who, in Dudeâ€™s own words, was â€śa looksome and likeable girlâ€¦a keeper for sure.â€ť
Janice Nadeen Wolfe (Baker) passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Janice was born Nov. 16, 1938 in Calvin, Virginia. She spent most of her childhood in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, graduating high school in 1956. She immediately went into the Air Force, where she met her future husband, Shannon Dean (Smokey) Wolfe. They were both stationed in Shreveport, Louisiana and eventually married there Dec. 3, 1960.
Robert Lewis McBride, 76, passed away peacefully on August 26 in Chewelah. He was known by many as â€śBobby,â€ť â€śBuster,â€ť or â€śBarometer Bob.â€ť
Robert was born the son of Elda Cleveland and Carrie Pauline (Hobbs) McBride on July 29, 1938 in McMinnville, TN. He was raised and attended school in McMinnville. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 20 years.
Frank â€śWoodyâ€ť Norwood, 88, of Granger, set out to sea on his last big voyage as his family stood on the shore sharing their love and thanks for his dedication to being an amazing husband, father, teacher and counselor over the years. We have lost a member of The Great Generation and Granger has lost one of its last World War II Veterans.
Carl D. West of Addy passed away at his home on August 13 at the age of 75. Carl was born in Roslyn on August 8, 1939, the son of Carl and Mary (Minerich) West.
Carl attended Cle Elum High School and in 1956 joined the United States Air Force. Carl served until his discharge in 1960. Upon returning home, he started working for the Fish & Wildlife Department as a machinist. Carl worked for the department for several years before starting a career in the Aerospace Industry. Throughout his career he worked in various positions, but his specialty was machining.
wins a wild one
The Chewelah Cougars opened the 2014 high school football season at home last Friday night against Priest River. Despite jumping out to an early 13-0 lead, the Cougars were unable to hold on to that lead in a wild, high-scoring contest and fell to the Spartans 36-33.
Head coach Jim Fisk knows the Cougars are a work in progress at this juncture.
â€śWe looked ragged at times,â€ť Fisk acknowledged. â€śThe parts are there, but we just have to execute.â€ť
CHS back in
Colville High, who made some inroads last season in their final fling in the 2A Great Northern girlâ€™s soccer league, will be a player and a factor in the retooled and improved Northeast A League this fall.
The Indians and Deer Park both relocated from the GNL to the NEA this fall. That will make for a more competitive league.
â€śWe should be in the mix,â€ť figured head coach Dave Rarrick, the Dean of NEA soccer coaches (entering his 17th season with the CHS girls program). â€śThere are a lot of new faces in the league.â€ť
Kettle Falls got the 2014 season started last week with a Jamboree at Republic. The Lady Bulldogs, who moved down from the Northeast A League to the Northeast 2B this fall, will get the regular season started on Tuesday at Republic High (6 p.m. start for varsity girls).
KFHS will travel to Colville High on Monday, Sept. 15 for a match-up with the CHS junior varsity (6:15 p.m. start).
The Lady Bulldogs will stay on the road for a Sept. 16 non-league match-up at Springdale (Mary Walker). The varsity match will get underway at 6 p.m.
in the NEA
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
A Canadian ex-pat with more than 40 years of volleyball experience will lead a mostly green Colville High volleyball team into the new look Northeast A League this fallâ€”and this week.
Shaune Montgomery, who grew up in Alberta, Canada and now lives at Colbert, takes over one of the most successful volleyball programs in NEA and Great Northern League history.