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October 26th, 2011

Nicholas “Nick” J. Godes

October 26, 2011

Nicholas “Nick” J. Godes, a 44-year resident of the Colville area, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011. Nick was born on June 11, 1931 in Richardton, ND, the son of Mike and Fillameno “Minnie” (Steiner) Godes.
He attended first grade through third grade in Hawmarth, ND and then moved to Richardton where he finished eighth grade. Nick then began working for local farmers, as well as turning a wrench at the John Deere dealership. On March 19, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas in Japan, Okinawa and Korea. He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1954 at Camp Stoneman, CA.

Mary Ann Dolman

October 26, 2011

Mary Ann Dolman, a 17-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011 in Colville at the age of 78. She was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Downers Grove, Il, the daughter of Philip and Olga (Schaefer) May.

Mary Louise Cornelius

October 26, 2011

Mary Louise Cornelius, 89, of Kettle Falls, passed away on October 18, 2011 in Colville. Mary was born on March 20, 1922 in Conway, the daughter of John and Karen (Berquist) Loft¬strom.
She enjoyed telling stories of her and her husband’s camping and fishing adventures in Alaska. Mary and her husband attended many of his Naval reunions, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She loved her family get-togethers. Mary always had a smile on her face, was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne Nordby.

Donald “Don” Stratton

October 26, 2011

Donald “Don” Stratton, a past resident of Colville, passed away on Oct. 23, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 85. He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, the son of Glen and Ethel Stratton.

Carolyn V. Eseke

October 26, 2011

Carolyn V. Eseke passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her son, James. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Williams; grandchildren Michael Williams, Kimarra Howard (Joe), Richard Eseke, Eric Eseke, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Kathren and Irene; a brother, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She has gone to a better place. No funeral service will be held per her request.

Northport faces Cusick in critical Northeast 1B clash

October 26, 2011

In its nearly two years as a resurrected high school football program, Northport High hasn’t faced a game with nearly the implications of Friday night’s Northeast 1B North clash at Cusick. Game time is 7 p.m. Northport (3-1, 5-3) took care of business last Friday, blasting overmatched Republic 58-16 and making Homecoming faithful happy. While the Mustangs were taking care of business, Cusick (3-1, 5-3), struggling with injuries to key players, was upset 24-20 by Wilbur-Creston (1-2, 3-5). It was the Wildcats’ first win in the Northeast 1B South division.

Indians annex second straight NEA volleyball crown

October 26, 2011

Colville High annexed its second straight Northeast A League volleyball championship last Tuesday with a straight set win over second place Freeman. The Indians eased past rival Chewelah during last Thursday night’s Senior Night festivities.
The Indians, top-ranked in the latest State 1A Coaches’ Poll, were unbeaten in league play this season and lost only one game during the NEA campaign (at Freeman).

Kettle looks for big upset

October 26, 2011

Kettle Falls High (5-3, 3-2) has already clinched a post-season berth, but there is nothing the Bulldogs would like more than to upset unbeaten and third-ranked Colfax (7-0, 5-0) in the Northeast 2B football finale for both teams Friday night in Kettle Falls. Game time is 7 p.m. Kettle Falls is coming off an easy 44-13 dismantling of Northeast 2B cellar-dweller Liberty (1-7, 0-5) last Friday night at Spangle. Colfax ran to a 26-0 lead over Springdale before easing off the throttle in a 58-36 road win last Friday. Fourth seed Kettle’s win at Liberty clinched a no.

Regional at Plantes Ferry Park next for Chewelah c-c

October 26, 2011

The Chewelah cross-country teams wrapped up their 2011 regular season with a dual meet against Freeman last Tuesday at Chewelah Golf and Country Club. Both races were close, but in the team scoring, Freeman edged the Cougars in both the boys and girls races.
In the boy's race, Freeman won 22 to 33. FHS runners also placed first, second and third, with Austin Fish running a 17:56 to finish over two-minutes ahead of second place Max Axtell at 20:14.

‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’

October 26, 2011

Washington state voters will experience déjà vu when they receive their ballots this year for the Nov. 8 election. Yet another initiative (I-1183) that would privatize liquor sales in Washington is up for debate.
The initiative made headlines last week when Costco Wholesale added another $8.9 million to support the initiative, bringing its total contributions to more than $22 million, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission.

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