February 23rd, 2012
Marilyn Nada Christian, a 53-year resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 16, 2012 in Colville at the age of 84. Marilyn was born on June 3, 1927 in Spokane, the daughter of Oran Francis and Anaide Mae (Myers) Sparks.
She had the opportunity to reside in several communities while growing up, including Seattle, Springdale, Spokane and Sprague. While in Sprague, Marilyn attended elementary school. She moved to Spokane to complete her education and graduated at Rogers High School in 1944.
Chandler Knight leads
Colville High went into last Friday and Saturdayâs Mat Classic XXIV on a roll. The Indians, on successive weeks, had annexed the Northeast A and District titles and captured their first regional crown.
Expectations were high in the Colville camp that the Indians could finish in the top three or four among 1A elite in the Tacoma Dome.
Colville boys eliminate Freeman at Chelan
In a game more reminiscent of a backyard brawl or a rough around the edges Australian Rules Football scrum on roller derby skates, Colville Highâs boys led wire to wire to register a 54-47 Bi-District winner-to-regionals/loser-out win Saturday afternoon over Freeman at Chelan Community Gymnasium.
The win for Colville (15-11) was the first this season in four tries over Northeast A League and District 7 1A champion Freeman (15-9).
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is introducing a new permit program to enhance collaboration with area commercial service providers and to comply with National Park Service regulations.
Beginning in 2012, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will issue Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs), which are limited authorizations to provide specific commercial visitor service activities within the boundaries of the area.
Examples of persons required to obtain a CUA include fishing guides, tour operators and boat recovery operators.
Last week, Avista filed Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) requests with the utility commissions in Washington and Idaho to reduce overall natural gas prices by 6.4 perÂ¬cent and 6.0 percent respectively, to be effective March 1.
Peggy Joy Collier, a resident of Rice, passed away at her home on Feb. 13, 2012 at the age of 64. She was born on Jan. 10, 1948 in Helena, MT, the daughter of Roy and Edith Bell (ErdÂ¬man) Hutcheson.
Peggy lived in many communities in the Northwest, but lived in Goldendale most of her life. She moved to Colville in 1985, and has enjoyed living in this area most of the time since then.
Mary Elizabeth Wilson, a lifelong resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 at the age of 80. She was born on July 11, 1931, the daughter of Jerry and Mattie (Fry) Ferguson.
Mary married Art Wilson in 1948. Soon after Mary and Art were married, they built a house in Kettle Falls where they reÂ¬sided for the rest of their lives. It was in this home where they raised three children, Lanaa, Rick, and Rauna.
Delbert âDelâ Lewis Sparks, a lifetime resident of the Rice and Kettle Falls area, passed away on Feb.14, 2012 at his home at the age of 77. He was born on May 22, 1934 in Colville, the son of Joseph Parron and Freda Grace (Lewis) Sparks.
Sharon Myers Fry, Colville High School Class of 1961, passed away at her home in Spokane on Feb. 16, 2012 of Ovarian Cancer.
Sharon attended Orient Grade School until 1954. She spent a year in Libby, Montana and started Colville Junior High School in seventh grade.
Sharon is survived by sons, Glen, Michael and Duane; daughter, Alisa, grandchildren, Trevor, Kailene, Glen Jr., James, Daniel, Anthony and Chelsie, by her brothers Darrel and Dale, and by a sister, Linda.
John Patrick Goodall, age 93, a resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 15, 2012 in Colville. John was born on March 27, 1918 in Bakersfield, CA, the son of Oswald Patrick and Harriett (Randall) Goodall.
As a young boy, John resided in Bakersfield with his parents. At the age of seven, his parents enrolled him at the St. John Military Academy in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the academy until returning home to attend Kern County Union High School. John graduated in 1936 and began working.