September 15th, 2011
The fourth annual Balls & Chain Walleye Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 24. The tournament will launch at the Kettle Falls Marina (Old Kettle). The tournament was created after its founder, Casey McKern of Kettle Falls, was seriously injured in a swimming accident that left him paralyzed from the collarbone down. During his convalescence and through the challenges of recovery, the Kettle Falls community did what it always doesâ€”come together to help a community member and his family.
Itâ€™s something of a testament to how talented the current Colville High volleyball team is when the Indians annex the high-powered Lakeland Invitational championship and coach Missy Bennett says her team didnâ€™t play as well as it could have.
Itâ€™s only September.
Next to the Crossover Tournament, the annual Lakeland Invitational likely has the best field of any tournament the Indians will play in this fall.
Okay, the State 1A Tournament counts for something. After all, this team has some lofty goals this fall.
The Chewelah Golf & Country Club held its annual Open Best Ball/Scramble last weekend. The tournament proper was 54 holes.
The team of Chewelah Golf & Country Club PGA ProfesÂ¬sional Jason Pitt and his partner, Payton Norvell, won the gross division in the championship flight with a 194 total. The duo of Colvilleâ€™s Kent Brown and Spokaneâ€™s Kevin Braegeer finished second, five shots behind.
In the net division of the championship flight, the team of Chewelahâ€™s Brenton Harting and Randy Kirby from Spokane finished first ahead of Chewelah golfers Dave Tupek and Pat Monasmith.
Marion Martin Scotten, age 89, died Sept. 7, 2011. He was born Jan. 26, 1922 in Cedonia to Richard and Martha Scotten. His grandparents, Martin and Mary Scotten, were early pioneers from Missouri and helped found the Cedonia Church. Marion graduated from Columbia High School in Hunters in 1940. He moved to Seattle and was working at the Boeing aircraft plant when Pearl Harbor was attacked. During World War II, he served in the Army driving a supply truck on the Burma Road to China and returning by airplane over the Himalayas. After leaving the service, he lived in Spokane.
Patricia R. Ames, a resident of the Colville and Spokane area for the last 31 years, and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Sept. 6, 2011 at Riverview Care Center in Spokane.
Pat was born Sept. 20, 1937 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Walt and Margaret (Sturgis) LeMaster.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Edward James Ames, and by one brother, Jim LeMaster.
Randy Lee Miller, a resident of Addy, went to be with his heavenly Father on Sept. 3, 2011 at the age of 46. He was born on Dec. 22, 1964 in Chewelah, the first born son of Ron and Alene Miller. Randy lived and worked in Alaska as a young man and always loved to spend time outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Randy was a logger by trade and a kid at heart. He loved his toys and smoking wild game and fish.
John â€śJimâ€ť E. Stilwell met the Lord on Sept. 7, 2011 after a valiant fight through many surgeries that finally took their toll. His family was all at his bedside at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Joel Garner, 92, was born June 12, 1919 to Joel C. and MarÂ¬tina Garner. He passed away Sept. 6, 2011.
He was born in Spangle and the family moved to Colville when he was eight-years-old. He graduated from Colville High School in 1937.
Elsa May Godfrey, age 89, formerly of Northport and Spokane Valley, passed away on August 21, 2011 at Montgomery, Texas, in the home of her eldest son. Elsa was born at Glenns Ferry, Idaho, on July 31, 1922, the second child of Jefferson Franklin Midkiff and Mahala Elizabeth (Jones) Midkiff.
On Sept. 18, 1942, she married Elmer Grant Godfrey, a farmer, in Northport. After Elmerâ€™s death in 1971, she moved to what is now Spokane Valley, where she worked many years as a cook.
Delvin Fay Hill passed away on Sept. 6, 2011 in Colville. Delvin was born in Durango, CO, on Sept. 2, 1937, the son of Norine (Garner) and Otis Hill. The family moved to Wilder, Idaho and then to Colville in 1948, where they homesteaded 160 acres on Rocky Lake. Delvin attended Colville schools and graduated in 1956. He was active in basketball and baseball.
Delvin married Sharon Parker in Colville on Oct. 7, 1960 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage.